Taylor Jenkins Reid is a top selling author of books that explore love in all its complexity. Her novels are full of addictive plots, relatable characters, and offer a deep exploration of the emotions we encounter in relationships.
Here’s a complete list of Taylor Jenkin’s Books in order of publication date, along with brief descriptions of each book.
Forever, Interrupted (2013)
This is a love story that will make you laugh, cry, and feel all the emotions. Elsie is a young woman who elopes with Ben, the love of her life, after six months of dating.
But their happiness is cut short when Ben is killed in a bike accident. To make matters worse, Elsie meets Ben’s mother, Susan, for the first time at the hospital and learns that she didn’t even know about her son’s marriage.
The book alternates between Elsie and Ben’s whirlwind romance and Elsie and Susan’s healing process. It shows us how love can be found and lost in an instant, and how we can cope with grief and move on.
After I Do (2014)
If you’re looking for a book that explores the ups and downs of marriage, you might want to check out “After I Do” by Taylor Jenkins Reid.
This novel follows Lauren and Ryan, a couple who decide to take a one-year break from their relationship after falling out of love. They hope that this separation will help them rediscover themselves and their feelings for each other.
But as they date other people, travel, and pursue their dreams, they also face some unexpected challenges and revelations. Will they reunite after a year or go their separate ways?
After I Do is a realistic and emotional story that shows how love can change over time. It also raises some interesting questions about what makes a marriage work and how to deal with conflicts and compromises.
Maybe in Another Life (2015)
Have you ever wondered how your life would be different if you made a different choice at a crucial moment?
That’s the premise of Maybe in Another Life, a novel that explores two parallel realities for the protagonist, Hannah Martin.
Hannah is a 29-year-old woman who faces two different outcomes based on one decision:
Whether to go home with her best friend Gabby or her ex-boyfriend Ethan after a night out.
The novel switches between these two realities, showing how Hannah’s life changes in both scenarios.
It’s a fascinating and engaging story that explores the “what ifs” of life.
One True Loves (2016)
One True Loves explores the question: what if you had to choose between two people you love?
Emma is happily married to Jesse, her high school sweetheart, when he goes missing in a helicopter crash.
Years later, she has rebuilt her life and is engaged to Sam, a former colleague.
But then Jesse is found alive, and Emma has to decide who is her one true love.
This book is a heart-wrenching and emotional read on coping with loss, grief, change, and loyalty.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (2017)
This novel tells the story of Evelyn Hugo, a Hollywood icon who rose to fame in the 1950s and had seven marriages along the way.
But behind the glamorous facade, Evelyn had a secret that she kept for decades: her true love was not any of her husbands, but a female.
This novel has a dual timeline structure, alternating between Evelyn’s rise to fame in the 1950s and 1960s and a present-day interview with an unknown magazine journalist.
Daisy Jones & The Six (2019)
If you love rock music, drama, and romance, you’ll love Daisy Jones & The Six, a novel that tells the story of a fictional band in the 1970s.
The book is written as an oral history, with interviews from the band members and other people who knew them. It follows the rise and fall of Daisy Jones & The Six, from their first meeting to their final concert.
Along the way, you’ll get to know the characters, their relationships, their struggles, and their secrets. It is a captivating story that will make you feel like you’re listening to a classic album.
Malibu Rising (2021)
Malibu Rising tells the story of the four Riva siblings, who are children of a famous singer and a surfer.
The novel spans one day in August 1983, when the Rivas throw their annual end-of-summer party at their Malibu mansion.
As the party gets out of control, secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and the Rivas’ lives are changed forever.
The novel alternates between the present-day events of the party and the past history of the Rivas, from their parents’ romance in the 1950s to their childhood struggles in the 1970s.
It also captures the glamour and drama of Malibu in the 1980s, with references to celebrities, music, fashion, and surfing culture.
Carrie Soto Is Back (2022)
This novel explores the life of Carrie Soto, a former Hollywood star who disappeared from the public eye after a scandalous divorce.
Now, after ten years of living in obscurity, Carrie is ready to make a comeback with a memoir that reveals the truth about her past, her relationships, and her secrets.
But will the world be ready to hear her story? And will she be able to face the consequences of her choices?
This book will make you laugh, cry, and think about what it means to be yourself in a world that expects you to be someone else.
Novellas & Short Stories:
Evidence of the Affair (2018)
This short story that tells the tale of two cheating spouses and their betrayed partners, who find solace in each other through letters.
The story is set in the 1970s and has a nostalgic vibe, as well as some surprising twists and turns. The characters are realistic and flawed, and the writing is engaging and emotional.
Evidence of the Affair is a perfect for readers who enjoy novels that are in the form of letters (epistolary novels) and domestic dramas.
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo / Maybe in Another Life / One True Loves / Malibu Rising (2022)
This edition includes four best-selling novels, here’s a quick summary of each one:
- The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo: A legendary Hollywood actress reveals the secrets of her glamorous and scandalous life to a young journalist.
- Maybe in Another Life: A woman explores two parallel realities based on a pivotal decision she makes on one night.
- One True Loves: A woman has to choose between her husband, who was presumed dead in a helicopter crash, and her new fiancé, who helped her rebuild her life.
- Malibu Rising: Four famous siblings throw an epic party at their Malibu mansion, unaware of the secrets and betrayals that will surface by the end of the night.
Forever Interrupted / After I Do / Maybe in Another Life / One True Loves (2023)
This omnibus edition includes Forever Interrupted, After I Do, Maybe in Another Life, and One True Loves.
These are all standalone stories that explore different aspects of love, marriage, and fate.
They are also connected by the presence of Mick Riva, a famous musician who appears or is mentioned in each book.