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Publisher's Summary

At the age of 29, Hannah Martin has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby's guestroom. Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she's ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan? In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah as well as the people around her.
©2015 Taylor Jenkins Reid (P)2015 Dreamscape Media, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Entertaining and unpredictable; Reid makes a compelling argument for happiness in every life." ( Kirkus Reviews)
"Readers looking for a romance with a twist won't be disappointed." ( Library Journal)
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3 out of 5 stars
By KWM on 10-23-15

Kept waiting for it to get good... but gave up

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

this was described to me as the "Sliding Doors" (movies with Gwyneth Paltrow) of novels. Two alternative stories start to take place after the shallow, predictable characters are introduced. Neither one is very compelling or even interesting. After reading this skimming the of the surface of any potential story, halfway through the book, I gave up on it ever getting better. It's like half a soap opera without the drama. Very disappointing.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

I don't know or care what the ending was.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was mediocre.

What would have made this romance irresistible? interesting story.

Any additional comments?

wish i could get that time and credit back.

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45 of 47 people found this review helpful

2 out of 5 stars
By Sarah on 10-26-15

This book went nowhere interesting

Honestly a waste of time and a book credit. I struggled to the end but only because I had nothing else downloaded to listen to and a long car trip ahead of me. Nothing interested about the plot other than the initial twist of two parallel lives. Flat, self absorbed characters who contribute nothing out of the ordinary. Don't bother.

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49 of 54 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-03-17

highly recommended for those with big decisions!

I downloaded this audiobook when I had a big decision to make in my own life. I would highly recommend it for this purpose. Thought provoking and engaging throughout with very likeable characters.

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5 out of 5 stars
By LilleyLoohLah on 06-16-16


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Full five star recommendation. Absolutely adored this book. During the first paragraph I was thinking, yeh, yeh, here we go, and then bam, we have "Sliding doors". This I would have known had I read the synopsis beforehand. So, we follow Hannah Martin as her life unravels in two different universes so to speak. One where she is in a car accident after deciding to let fate take its course, and one where she decides to grab the bull by the horns and take a chance on her first love. Both scenarios play out with all the same characters, and Gabby remains a clear constant in both scenarios (Gabby's life too has two different courses, however Gabby's ending is somewhat the same in comparison to Hannah's). Each alternate scenario is told every chapter and I've got to say, it worked, I was engrossed. It had me thinking about my past and the what ifs, did I marry my soulmate? I certainly think I did, but so did Hannah, in both scenarios. Fantastic read, beautifully written. Highly recommend.

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