BJ’s Standout Reads August 2020
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid 352 pages The plural "Loves" in the title is not a mistake. This is a love triangle, but not your average love triangle. Emma is married to her high school sweetheart Jesse, when he goes missing in a helicopter accident and is presumed dead. A few years later she, after moving back home to Massachusetts, she meets up with an old crush. They fall in love and get engaged. But that’s when Jesse is rescued after three years of being marooned. Emma then has to decide whether she wants to reacquaint herself with her husband and pick up where she left off or move on to her future with fiancé Sam. The period of grief was beautifully written, Taylor perfectly captured the anguish that Emma felt. Solid read.
The Man She Married by Cathy Lamb 329 pages. The story opens with Natalie and Zack, a couple, in a fight. He tells her that he can’t tell her why, but he says that their lives are in danger. She leaves the house and drives to work when she’s in a car accident where the driver of the other car intentionally hit her. While she’s in a coma she can hear what people are saying and she’s trying to piece together what exactly is going on and why she was intentionally targeted. The rest of the story as she’s recovering she’s trying to remember what happened the morning of the accident and what really is going on with her husband. Interesting concept.
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added on 09.14.20