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A moving love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life – from the bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. 


In her twenties, Emma marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure. On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.
Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.
That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and all these years he’s been trying to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants.
Who is her one true love? Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

'Earth-shaking romance…you will flip for this epic love story.' Cosmopolitan

Photograph by Scott Witter

Taylor Jenkins Reid lives in Los Angeles and is the acclaimed author of Malibu RisingDaisy Jones & the Six, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, One True Loves, Maybe in Another Life, After I Do, and Forever, Interrupted. To learn more, visit

'A breathtaking love story.'

– InStyle

'Taylor Jenkins Reid is seriously a genius when it comes to stories about life and love, and this book promises to be another awesome addition to her collection.' 

– Redbook

'The mastermind behind the incredible summer read.' 

– Bustle

'So compelling... Reid is so talented at creating characters you believe in.' 

– Associated Press

'If you feel emotionally connected to Adele’s music, read One True Loves.'

– The Reading Room

'Reid does such a good job of leading us through Emma’s emotional journey – I was as ambivalent as she was for a while, and then really invested in the ending. There’s some pretty deep truths in this, too.' 

– BookRiot

'[Reid] is so skilled at creating complex, likeable characters that you’ll find yourself struggling to root for one man over the other.'

– Real Simple

'…Taylor Jenkins Reid is the reigning queen of summer reads.' 

– SheKnows

'If you read this title and thought to yourself, "Hey wait, isn't that a typo?", Reid's heartwarming tale of a choice between two loves might just convince you otherwise.'

– Brit + Co.

'The writing is evocative. and the first person narrative rings true…Sign me up for the next Taylor Jenkins Reid book, please!' 


'Reid has penned a gut-wrenching yet upbeat story about love and life…A sure bet for fans of romantic women’s fiction.' 

– Booklist

'Dripping with drama and tension, we’re beyond obsessed with this delicious read.'

– Sunset Magazine

'I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see who Emma would give her heart to.' 

– First for Women

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