Saturday, June 28, 2008

Something for Everyone in Roxy's Latest Shameful Page Turner: Emily Giffin's "Love the One You're With"

I've picked up a new shameful page turner for the beach: "Love the One You're With" by Emily Giffin.

According to the blurb on the book jacket, "Love the One You're With" is a story for anyone who has ever wondered: "How can I truly love the one I'm with when I can't forget the one who got away?" Ellen and Andy's marriage doesn't just seem perfect, it is perfect. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo for the first time in eight years. Leo, the one who brought out the worst in her. Leo, the one who left her heartbroken with no explanation. Leo, the one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she's living is the one she' s meant to live. "Love the One You're With" is a powerful story about one woman at the crossroads of true love and real life.

While I'm only up to Chapter Nine, I've already found a little something for everyone.

For Matt of MTMD and his ABBA fetish:
I will have time to shower, light a few candles, open a bottle of wine, and find the exact right soundtrack to purge the last traces of the past from my mind -- something cheerful, with absolutely no Leo associations. "Dancing Queen" would fit the bill, I think, smiling to myself. There is absolutely nothing about ABBA that conjures Leo.

I've not run into any of my eXes since I've been married to Rex...though Rex was there when I brought Johnny MoneyBags to our former employer's black tie Christmas party, and Johnny Moneybags made a pass at one of the partners' wives: "Charlotte, you know you want me, you want to jump my bones."


Matthew S. Urdan said...

That is hysterical! Is ABBA really quoted in that book?

Thanks for sharing!