The theme of this book – past loves and memories and wondering what might have been – reminded me a lot of [book: Ignorance]. While that book gave me a lot more to think in a philosophical sense and really delved into the subject of the past and how people remember things and how that influences us, this book focused more on the actual romance and feelings and I enjoyed each in a different sense. It would’ve been nice if I could’ve learned how the guys (Leo and Andy) were feeling and what they were thinking so I could’ve compared it to the men of Ignorance felt and acted. But Love the One You’re With is from Ellen’s perspective and I understand that it’s her story and her decision. I really wish Ellen’s supporting cast was way more fleshed out though. Everyone but Ellen felt flat and a bit clichéd to me and I just couldn’t care about any of them, which was disappointing since I really wanted to be able to root for one of the guys. The other thing that bothered me was the ending and while trying not to spoil anything, I’ll just say that that little situation would never happen. It just wouldn’t work out. Other than those few things though, this was still very enjoyable as a chick-lit romance. It’d make for good summer reading on the beach. I will say though that this was some of the best writing I’ve read from the chick-lit section. I never felt like everything was being “dumbed down” for me and delivered in a way that a so-called “chick” would want, with a ridiculous emphasis on fashion and status and omg, hot guys. So I will definitely be reading more Emily Giffin in the future. I just might have to get some more of her books for my vacation to Florida next week, yay!