From the acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.
At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, 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. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?
Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.
*****5 Unique Stars!*****
I can honestly say, I have never read a book like Maybe in Another Life. It was so unique! I loved getting two different stories of the same characters. You can't help but love certain characters in both stories and really dislike others in both stories. Either way, I was routing for Hannah and her perfect ending. Now, I just can't figure out what version of her life I liked the best! They both had the perfect ending!
Gabby was a side character my heart ached for too. She is an amazing friend who was dealt a crappy hand like Hannah. However, the strength of these two women was inspiring. They didn't let life knock them down. They took what was given to them and made the best of it and ended up getting so much more then they could have ever wanted.
This is my first book from Taylor Jenkins Reid and I loved it. I can't wait to read more from this author!