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Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are eight years old when they meet late one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she's intrigued by the boy who shows up all alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy's taken back to the emergency room and Rachel's sent back to her bed, they think they'll never see each other again.

Rachel, the beloved, popular, and protected daughter of two doting parents, grows up wanting for nothing in a fancy Florida suburb. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent that will let him become one of the best runners of his generation.

Over the course of three decades, through high school and college, marriages and divorces, from the pinnacles of victory and the heartbreak of defeat, Andy and Rachel will find each other again and again, until they are finally given a chance to decide whether love can surmount difference and distance and if they've been running toward each other all along.

With honesty, wit, and clear-eyed observations about men and women, love and fate, and the truth about happy endings, Jennifer Weiner delivers two of her most memorable characters, and a love story you'll never forget.

388 pages, Hardcover

First published August 11, 2015

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Jennifer Weiner

50 books20.9k followers
Jennifer Weiner is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eighteen books, including Good in Bed, In Her Shoes, and, most recently, That Summer. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives with her family in Philadelphia. Visit her online at JenniferWeiner.com.

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706 reviews221 followers
July 21, 2015
It has been several years since I've read a Jennifer Weiner book, and I would normally categorize her books as fluffy chick lit. Well, Weiner has upped her game and blew me away with her new novel. This is not a fluffy, beach read to me. This was a heartfelt, emotional story about the great love of two individuals who find out that love isn't always enough, and sometimes life takes you down a different path than you ever imagined.

They meet in a hospital when they are kids. Rachel has a heart condition that meant she spent a lot of time in the hospital growing up, and Andy happens to be in the ER one night because of an arm injury. In that very short period of time together, they leave a lasting impression on each other. The book follows both of their paths into adulthood, where they cross into each others lives several times. And although they have a very deep love for each other, they are very different personalities, proving that love isn't easy, and things don't always work out how you envision them.

There were a lot of times throughout this book where I was angry or frustrated at things both Andy and Rachel did. Sometimes Rachel seemed a little selfish to me, but as I watched her grow up and go through things we all do as adults, I understood her better and felt sympathy towards her situations. Andy grew up with a single mother who worked all the time, and my heart broke for him as a child. I was almost in tears at the beginning of this book just reading his story and the things he went through. Later, as an adult, he makes some bad decisions that made me want to throw my Kindle across the room. But it was the growth of both characters over time that made this book so wonderful.

The book is a slower read, spanning 30 years of their lives. But it was incredibly engaging and beautiful - I highly recommend it!

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647 reviews28.6k followers
June 28, 2016
“You have my heart.”

Who What Do You I Love? This book! I couldn't put it down.

There were times I was happy, giddy and excited for Andy and Rachel. But there were other times, I was really upset and disappointed with the choices they made. Isn't that life though? I think that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed this so much - it felt genuine. Being riddled with the ups-and-downs that any relationship goes through, lent the story an honest quality.

What I adored most of all was that through everything, they kept finding their way back to one another. My only wish - an epilogue. I wanted more Andy and Rachel.
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July 16, 2015
OMG!!!!!! This blurb gave me SHIVERS!!! Holy wow!!! It's described as an "unforgettable story about true love, real life, and second chances..."

"Rachel Blum and Andy Landis are just eight years old when they meet one night in an ER waiting room. Born with a congenital heart defect, Rachel is a veteran of hospitals, and she’s intrigued by the boy who shows up alone with a broken arm. He tells her his name. She tells him a story. After Andy’s taken back to a doctor and Rachel’s sent back to her bed, they think they’ll never see each other again.

Rachel grows up in an affluent Florida suburb, the popular and protected daughter of two doting parents. Andy grows up poor in Philadelphia with a single mom and a rare talent for running.

Yet, over the next three decades, Andy and Rachel will meet again and again—linked by chance, history, and the memory of the first time they met, a night that changed the course of both of their lives.

A sweeping, warmhearted, and intimate tale, this is an extraordinary novel about the passage of time, the way people change and change each other, and how the measure of a life is who you love."
*clutches heart* I WANT THIS BOOK!!!
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874 reviews162 followers
April 16, 2018
4.5 It has been a while since I've read Jennifer Weiner and Who Do You Love is exactly what I expected and I loved every page of it.

Who Do You Love is the kind of romance that sneaks up on you. Andy and Rachel meet when they are 8 years old. They are both in the hospital; Andy for a broken arm and Rachel for a heart defect. For her the hospital is home away from home, but eventually she could lead a healthy life. They become friends and over a 30 year span they meet periodically and even moved in together at one point, but it didn't work out. Andy is an accomplished runner and Rachel keeps up with his public life, but never contacts him. Andy thinks of Rachel and how easy it was to be with her and talk to her. It's whimsical when they think of each other as their lives have taken different paths. There are times that I had a love/hate relationship with both of these characters throughout the book because of their decisions. Isn't that the beauty of reading when you get immersed into the lives of the characters? Their lives had drifted so far apart, I couldn't wait to see how this story ended. A very satisfying read <3
324 reviews2 followers
August 10, 2015
Let me start by saying that I love Jennifer Weiner's writing. I really do - I love it. This novel, however, is not one of her best.

Upper middle-class Rachel and poverty-stricken Andy meet by accident in a hospital waiting room when they are children. Their lives keep intersecting, seemingly at random, as they grow to adulthood. The premise is that their love (and, in such instances, they're bound to fall in love, right?) is meant to be. This plot is trite and, frankly, it's been done before. The sex scenes, too, (and they're inevitable as well, aren't they?) are clunky and wooden. Overall, this is a disappointing effort. If you'd like to start reading Jennifer Weiner, I recommend that you begin with any of her other books. This one is not exemplary of her work.
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1,723 reviews6,664 followers
December 29, 2015
Who Do You Love is a women's fiction novel written by author: Jennifer Weiner. This is a likable love story that takes the long way around so-to-speak. The pace is slow which unfortunately affected how consistently engaged I felt and the characters weren't developed in a way that caused me to feel much investment in them. There were however interesting elements written into the their individual stories, such as family, medical, cultural, religious, economic, and racial dynamics.

Based on my own personal enjoyment, I rated Who Do You Love 2½ stars. However, I encourage you to read a couple other reviews before you decide if it's for you. There are some goodreads members who really loved it. Enjoy!

My favorite quote:
“Your first love is important. It’s part of your story. The story you’ll tell yourself, the one you’ll tell about yourself, for the rest of your life.”
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308 reviews
June 28, 2015
I hate to do it, but this one was just a little better than OK for me, 2.5-3 stars so I rounded up. The story was one I feel has been done many times and lacked the humorous dialogue I'm used to in Weiner's writing. 2 kids meet in a hospital for a brief time, become friends/start dating in high school. Each chapter is one of their stories and while interesting in parts, more so Andy's story than Rachel's, it kind of plodded along. They fall in love, life gets in the way so they break up, meet up again as adults, get back together...life, break up, etc... The last chapter was so predictable I skimmed it to the last sentence. I really wanted to like this one more, and it hasn't turned me off Weiner's writing altogether, but I really hope she gets back to funnier contemporary romance she does so well.
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256 reviews10 followers
August 18, 2015
I wish I could give this book 2.5 stars. Three is being generous.

Good in Bed is my all-time favourite Jennifer Weiner book. But oh, how the mighty have fallen.

What genre is this book? The first half of it is a YA novel; the second half is mostly about sports.

Oh and let's throw in a few gratuitous sex scenes to make it a bodice-ripper. (Okay, they were not that bad).

In reading this, I didn't care much for the character of Rachel. In the beginning she is portrayed as a protagonist; she suffers from a heart defect and then most of her childhood is spent in hospitals.

She and Andy meet again at camp and begin their love story. But then teen Rachel becomes a bully and the vicious side of her appears. Andy leaves her.

Strike One.

They reconnect a few years later. Then when Andy is visiting her at college, Rachel cares more about her sorority than in Andy. He leaves and they break up again.

Strike Two.

They reconnect a few years later. (Notice a pattern?) After the tragedy of 9/11. Rachel moves in with Andy as he is training for the Olympics. But the nasty part of Rachel shows up again, and she ends things again with him.

Strike Three.

And yet the book continues.

The side stories of racial intolerance, poverty, growing up poor in single-family homes are all plot points that made the story even more confusing. I think that Andy's story - minus Rachel - would have been book-worthy in it's own right.

I finished it to say I finished it - but after the brilliance of Good in Bed, I can honestly say this, now, will be my last Jennifer Weiner book.
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174 reviews278 followers
May 22, 2016
Who Do You Love is the story of a fortunate girl with a heart problem, and a boy who turns to running when everything else seems outside of his control. And between Rachel and Andy, there are plenty of times where it's appropriate to question, 'who DO you love?'

I've felt like the multi-perspective stories have been having a moment over the last several years, and for the most part this book just seems to blend in with the rest in terms of its style. What it does do especially well is progress through the timeline. Since this story takes place over the span of about 30 years, it could have been easy to make the story feel drawn out or boring in parts. But through some great structuring and some truly unique pacing, I never once felt that there were lulls in terms of my own interest in the story.

What did I think?: Although I know I'm reading this one a bit later than many, I felt that it was one that has somehow flown under the radar for some others of us. For that reason, it was a pleasant surprise to be asked to read this one and I can't wait to share it with others.

Who should read it?: If you like love stories that don't follow any traditional formulas, I highly recommend you spend some time with this one.

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Author 2 books128 followers
March 18, 2019
Όταν οι εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος μου πρότειναν να διαβάσω το ρομαντικό μυθιστόρημα δέχτηκα με μεγάλη χαρά απλά και μόνο αντικρύζοντας το εξώφυλλο. Στη συνέχεια μελέτησα την περίληψη και σιγουρεύτηκα πως θα ήταν ένα υπέροχο αναγνωστικό ταξίδι. Η ιστορία επικεντρώνεται γύρω από τη Ρέιτσελ Μπλουμ και τον Άντι Λάντις που γνωρίζονται στα επείγοντα περιστατικά στο νοσοκομείο, όταν ήταν στην τρυφερή ηλικία των 8 ετών. Δυστυχώς η Ρέιτσελ έχει περάσει μεγάλο μέρος της ζωής στο νοσοκομείο αφού πάσχει από συγγενή καρδιοπάθεια. Η εύθραυστη εικόνα της μου θύμισε εντόνως την Hazel Grace από το ‘’The Fault in our stars’’. Θεωρούν πως η γνωριμία τους θα λήξει εκείνη τη στιγμή όμως οι ζωές τους θα διασταυρωθούν πάλι στην εφηβεία.

“Your first love is important. It’s part of your story. The story you’ll tell yourself, the one you’ll tell about yourself, for the rest of your life.”

Είναι η πρώτη φορά που καταπιάνομαι με βιβλίο της Jennifer Weiner και οι εντυπώσεις είναι θετικές. Η γραφή της είναι άμεση και στρωτή. Δεν πλατειάζει αλλά αφήνει να ‘’αναπνεύσει’’ η ιστορία ώστε να γνωρίσουμε πραγματικά τους χαρακτήρες. Κυρίως εξετάζουμε την πορεία τους από το πρίσμα της Ρέιτσελ, πιο σπάνια του Άντι. Η αναγνωστική συνοχή επιτυγχάνεται με τη χρονολόγηση στην αρχή κάθε κεφαλαίου. Με τον πρόλογο ξεκινάμε αντίστροφα από το τέλος (2014) αλλά στη συνέχεια ο χωρισμός των κεφαλαίων γίνεται με γραμμική αφήγηση. Ταξιδεύουμε στο χρόνο ώστε να δούμε πως ωρίμασαν μέσα στα χρόνια. Πως έγιναν θωρακισμένοι ενήλικες λαμβάνοντας τις σωστές ή τις εσφαλμένες αποφάσεις.

Η ψυχογράφηση των χαρακτήρων είναι άριστη γιατί η συγγραφέας δεν είναι επιεικής απέναντί τους. Τουναντίον, τονίζει τις θετικές αλλά και τις αρνητικές πλευρές του καθενός. Δεν ωραιοποιεί καταστάσεις (και αναμνήσεις), οι διάλογοι είναι αληθοφανείς με ελεγχόμενα ψήγματα χιούμορ. Eπειδή είναι τόσο ρεαλιστικό οι ρομαντικές στιγμές αποκτούν ακόμη μεγαλύτερη αξία. Αξέχαστες θα μου μείνουν οι εξής χρονιές : 1985, 1993, 2001. Η μόνη μου ένσταση είναι ο σ��ντομος επίλογος, θαρρώ πως θα μπορούσε να τον διανθίσει με περισσότερα στοιχεία ώστε να υπάρχει ένα αίσθημα πληρότητας.
Ευχαριστώ θερμά τις εκδόσεις Κλειδάριθμος για το αντίτυπο και για την ευκαιρία να διαβάσω το μυθιστόρημα.

Tην κριτική μπορείτε να τη βρείτε στο Οne girl, one pen!
Profile Image for Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin.
3,402 reviews9,536 followers
September 11, 2015

What is with that ending!!! I'm just going to make up the ending that I want so there.


We all know from the blurb that Rachel and Andy meet in an ER waiting room when they are only 8 years-old. What you don't know is they keep in touch over many years. I mean from like 8 until their 30's they keep in touch and even briefly have a romance or just come together here and there and say how much they love each other and so forth and so on.

I felt bad for both of their stories growing up. Andy grows up poor with a not so nice mom and a dad who is presumed dead. Let me just say that all works out for the better later on.

Rachel grows up with a heart defect, she says her heart is broken, for real :( Her mom is always worried about her and doesn't let her do hardly anything.

I didn't like some of the parts of the book like when Andy comes to see Rachel at her sorority and she seems like this shallow person.

They both live together at one point for some time, but it didn't seem to work out as one seems to like another person and then has a one night stand. The other ends up getting married and having kids.

This whole book is a crazy, but mostly wonderful ride throughout the years and talking about each persons life. They go back and forth between Rachel's story and Andy's story.

They come back together at the end of the book when everything has fallen apart for both of them. Where will they go from there......

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1,258 reviews216 followers
November 30, 2015
For different reasons people come in and out of your life. Sometimes only once and sometimes several times. Rachel and Andy meet for the first time when they are 8-years-old when Rachel is in a Miami hospital for heart disease and Andy is there for a possible broken arm that he sustained while leaning over a balcony looking for his Mom. He was from Philadelphia visiting. Rachel tells him a story while waiting for his Mom to show up. They don't see each other again until they are both 16-year-olds and on a mission trip. They quickly reconnect and fall in love. Over the years they go separate ways yet are also together in college, after college and down the road. They make mistakes but they are always find a way back to each other. I really enjoyed this book. I liked that Rachel didn't let her health define her and Andy worked hard to not go down the a dark and slippery slope of crime. There are just some loves that the heart won't forget and won't let go and Rachel and Andy have one of those loves.
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422 reviews
July 7, 2015
I just wanted to say that this is one of my favorite books this year, I loved so much that I couldn’t stop reading!
Andy met Rachel at the hospital when they were both 8 years old. From this point until the end of the book you will met 2 people that love each other so much that even with broken hearts and over the course of 30 years they still loved each other. I thought Andy made a lot of mistakes, big ones that was almost impossible to forgive, but he was a lost boy and them a lost man, he was running his entire life and he was never satisfied what he had accomplish, Rachel was a wonderful character, she had so much love to give and *spoiler* I loved that she forgave Andy and finally gave him another chance. This book is about what real love means. This book is so well written and flows so perfectly, the author did such a great job building these wonderful characters that I wanted to start reading the book again. To Atria and Netgalley: Thank you so much for sending me this copy for review!!
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2,304 reviews704 followers
August 26, 2015
3.5 - "You told me a story." Stars!

Who Do You Love is the first book that I have read by Jennifer Weiner, and I would certainly look to read more from her in the future. This is a story that spans 30 odd years, and takes in the lives of two very different, yet also deeply connected people.

Rachel and Andy meet when they are 8, in an ER of all places, Andy is waiting for his errant mother to arrive so he can receive treatment, Rachel being a frequent flyer on the hospital wards is hanging out and watching the world go by. A friendship is made and a bond is formed. You then get too see what happens to them over the years (starting in 1985) and told from both POV’s it gives the reader the opportunity to get into both characters heads at the pivotal points in their lives.

This was a pretty long book, and at points it felt it too. As you would expect a lot goes on in this story, where you have a comfortably off woman, and a guy who has had to literally fight tooth and nail for everything he has ever wanted. The twists and turns are sometimes predictable and sometimes not.

”What do I do now?”

Andy and Rachel’s times apart are just as instrumental to their overall story as the times when they are together, but for me there were long swathes where not much happened at all, reading the book was a little like interval training, an all-out sprint for a couple of minutes, followed by an hour of leisurely strolling. The balance wasn’t quite right and I did find my mind wandering when the strolling went on for too long.

This is a book about life, its ups and downs and how it is lived from opposite ends of the spectrum, how we perceive others, how we look at ourselves, how you can have everything, but it meaning nothing if you don’t have the people you love to share it with, and how having nothing is sometimes better when your heart is whole, your intentions are true and the people who mean the most to you are standing strong at your side.

ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was a pleasure to provide the above honest review.
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Author 12 books671 followers
August 11, 2015
You know that feeling when you're reading a book and you just can't wait to get back to it? You bring it with you in your bag all day, hoping that an appointment will be late, just so that you can read an extra page or two. You stay up way past your bedtime because you just can't put it down.

That's exactly how I feel every time I pick up a Jennifer Weiner book. And WHO DO YOU LOVE is no exception. I couldn't read it fast enough-- I was so absorbed in the worlds of Rachel and Andy, so invested in their stories, that I couldn't wait to see what was next.
WHO DO YOU LOVE is the story of Rachel and Andy, who we first meet in a hospital when they are both eight years old. Over the years, they connect and fall out of touch over and over again, but they never stop thinking about each other. The characters were so well drawn, so beautifully flawed, so incredibly real. What's more, I really came to feel for the secondary characters, too.

Jennifer Weiner delivers what we've come to expect from her 11 other books, her essays, and her live-tweets of The Bachelor-- a story that will make you laugh, make you cry, and leave you thinking once you've finished.
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154 reviews26 followers
June 6, 2017
This reading was a bit bipolar to me, the beginning was very slow and when I started to like reading I could not stop.
We are very fond of Andy, a sweet and lovely boy. Rachel irritate us a little, she ends up disappointing us with her attitudes from her teenage years until the beginning of her adult life, but it is already in adulthood that Andy disappoints us and we live a reverse, we started liking Rachel more than Andy. This book doesn't talk about second chances but multiple chances.
And when the end comes, I wanted more, more developments than what happened next.
This was a slow reading with lots of ups and downs, I expected more but overall I enjoyed it.
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Author 6 books1,796 followers
June 7, 2017
Who Do You Love by one of my absolute favorite authors, Jennifer Weiner, tugs at your heartstrings and makes you believe in the power of love. It's heart-breaking (especially the hospital scenes) and I was instantly attached to the main characters. So life-like, I felt their presence follow me around. A beautiful story and one I highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars
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439 reviews162 followers
August 11, 2015
"I was born with a broken heart."

This past year I have been making it a point to read books from authors I've heard of but are ultimately new to me. Jennifer Weiner is one of those authors. I've heard about Good in Bed, saw the movie version of In Her Shoes, but have yet to read anything from her! I decided to rectify that with Who Do You Love. Not only did I love the simplistic cover but that synopsis had my heart thumping. While I ultimately am glad to finally say that Jennifer is not a new-t0-me author, and how I have intentions of reading her previous works, Who Do You Love just did not do it for me.

"He'd been lonely, and I'd been lonely, but if we were together, we'd never have to be lonely again."

I think the one thing that has me conflicted is the characters. The reason I say that is because I loved the writing. It was engaging. It provoked emotion. But at different points in the story I ended up disliking Rachel and Andy so much that I was pretty sure I was going to DNF. And for the record, I usually only DNF if I just cannot find interest in continuing on. In this story though, I wanted to keep going until Rachel or Andy did something terrible. For Rachel, her poor little rich girl attitude was just too much for me to forget later on. For Andy, who I initially LOVED, seeing him

"I'd thought that Andy was my destiny, but maybe he was more of a life lesson, a hurdle, I had to keep clearing to show the universe I was worthy of the life intended for me: this life, with this man."

But what really had me hesitant from rating this any higher than I did (in which my rating is because I enjoyed Ms. Weiner's writing style and storytelling) was because Rachel and Andy's love story was just underwhelming. It felt that there wasn't as strong of a foundation for their love to really blossom or deepen. I also had a little issue with the ending. I wouldn't say that there wasn't a resolution but it felt very open ended. Overall, I really did like Ms. Weiner's storytelling and plan to read her past books, but I couldn't enjoy this story as much as I would have had I liked the main characters better.

1.5 stars
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964 reviews
August 30, 2015
I did not like this book. I thought it was ridiculous. I did not like either main character. I thought their relationship was fake. There was dialogue like:

"Hi. Are you hungry?"
"Do you want to get some food?"

Ugh. And it dragged on and on and on and on and on with unnecessary details.

And the ended was totally rushed. Like Weiner's editor she had to finish NOW!
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133 reviews1 follower
August 23, 2015
Jennifer Weiner rarely disappoints. In my humble opinion,this is her masterpiece. A story that takes you into the depth of every memory you have of first love. I wanted to crawl inside and live in this book.
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2,508 reviews352 followers
August 12, 2015
Jennifer Weiner returns with WHO DO YOU LOVE, her 12th book, and first love story, a grown up emotional book about life, love, dreams, fate, and complications— mixed with wit, humor, and brutal honesty.

A love story is sparked by the chance encounter at a hospital between Rachel Blum, a privileged Jewish Floridian, and Andy Landis, a poor, bi-racial boy from Philadelphia, who later in life becomes an Olympic athlete. Two young children are looking for the perfect grown-up life.

Rachel Blum has lived a sheltered life, born with a congenital heart defect, she has not had a normal life. Her parents over overprotective and she has spent plenty of time in and out of hospitals. She comes from a well-to-do family and financial security. She never feels like she belongs. As a child, she met a boy named Andy Landis in the hospital ER. She tells him a story. They never see each other until years later.

Andy Landis, on the other hand, comes from a poor humble beginning. Raised by a single mother, in Philadelphia they never have money and his dad died years before, so he never knew him. His mom encouraged him to channel his rage into running. He finds he is good at running, and becoming a devoted athlete. He becomes obsessed with being the best runner in the world. From scholarships to gold medals. However, when he becomes famous, the reporters dig up his dad and his past. When is achieving enough? When is it time to stop?

Years later, two misfits, with different backgrounds, meet again and begin dating while in high school and college. They are close, share the most intimate moments; connected in many ways; however, as most kids in college, they do not always see eye to eye. They break up and go their separate ways; however, they both are always on each other’s mind. They compare other people in their lives, to their first love. Destiny?

From the geographical distance which separates them, plus different colleges, and diverse backgrounds, from childhood love to teenage, college, to adulthood. Will fate bring them back together? Poor choices, a drive to succeed, the need for a perfect life—will their differences and desires drive them further away, or back to one another. Can you go back? Soul mates?

Rachel is flawed, realistic, imperfect, and always trying to do better. Andy is continuously striving for more, to be good enough to fit in. When they both lose everything, will they turn to one another once again for rediscovery? Are the goals in our lives more important than the people? Do we lose part of ourselves on the climb? Sometimes the journey is more important.

Now decades later after college, to adulthood--will they find their way back to one another? From high school, college, gold medals, marriage, pregnancy, social work, Sports Illustrated, and other partners—with unexpected turns. How do you act when you have lost it all?

A little different twist, than Weiner’s past books-- she delves into the heart of two young kids, their passions, and dreams, and the tragedies and triumphs of life, love, and relationships. A coming-of-age, a journey, as two characters, find their way in this complex world we call life. In the midst of the love story, we find those who impacted and touched their lives. There is also prison, racial, issues, body image, abandoned parent, alcoholism, cheating, infidelity, snobbery, drugs, bullying, parenting, and injustice, plus more social issues.

Having read all Jennifer’s books; they are always entertaining. I would have most likely given a higher rating if I had read the book, versus listening to the audio. (you are unable to sample the narrator; the downside of pre-ordering audio). I found Sarah Steele (Rachel’s voice), totally annoying. She was bland, boring, and it became almost difficult to listen, turning it off numerous times. On the other hand, Andy’s voice, narrator, JD Jackson delivered a good performance.

Would not recommend the audio; however, highly recommend the book, as a beautiful love story about young love, life’s problems, and adult love. Two characters you will remember, long after the book ends. Chick-lit and Weiner fans will love it.

I enjoyed reading the inspiration behind the story from Weiner.

“Some of it was my own story, too. When my marriage ended I reconnected with an old beau who was still single — someone I'd dated in my twenties, and might have married if things had worked out differently and if we’d been on the same page then in terms of what we wanted. It got me thinking about time, and the nature of love, and how it changes as people change.”

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604 reviews231 followers
August 29, 2015
For the most part I really enjoyed this read. It is a story about soul mates and destiny. Rachel and Andy first meet in a hospital waiting room when they are eight years old and they instantly “connect” and their lives intertwine over the next thirty or so years. It certainly seems to be a question of “opposites attract”. Rachel comes from a wealthy Jewish family and in many respects leads something of a charmed spoiled existence. On the other hand, Andy is of mixed race and comes from a very poor single parent family. Can they overcome the fundamental differences in their lifestyles and the attitudes that they have grown up with?

It is very much a “will they, won’t they” story with fate constantly seeming to work against them. Told from alternate view points each lead lives that you want to read about, interesting ones and you really get to know the characters. You start to root for them and want them to get it together and have a happy ever after, but it just never looks to be on the cards. There were several times in the read when I wanted to shout at Andy in particular for the decisions he made. It is a good multi layered read, that kept me interested but I was a little disappointed in the ending which just felt a little too rushed.

Many thanks to the publisher via Netgalley for the review copy.
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252 reviews23 followers
September 22, 2015
Just finished reading this book; my first by this author and can’t quite say I’m that impressed. It’s definitely not a bad book but it is far from being an amazing one; it’s cute and romantic, sometimes endearing, sometimes boring and flat.

You follow one couple’s relationship since meeting in childhood up until they finally end up together and this is a possible spoiler - literally 10 pages before the end. In the meantime, they are on and off and on again; go through life, failed relationships, mishaps and the usual trials and tribulations of ‘true love’.

A bit predictable really, you just know they are meant to be together since the beginning.

In conclusion, can’t say this book made a long lasting impression in me, but I do recommend it to the hopeless romantic readers out there.
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633 reviews43 followers
August 18, 2015
The title of this book is particularly apt since the characters ask themselves this very question throughout the book…not that they always ask it well or listen to their hearts but they ask it nonetheless. This is a love story through and through so don’t expect anything glaringly literary. It’s fun and heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once and would be a good travel or beach read. I think older teens or young adults would particularly be drawn to the storyline. The number of coincidences stretch believability but once you let go of that enjoy the ride.

Thank you to the publisher for providing an e-copy.
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569 reviews51 followers
October 5, 2015
I truly enjoyed this story and Jennifer Weiner is a wonderful writer!! It's a very sweet story with ups and downs that mostly leave you feeling good. It is exactly what I've needed after reading dark and heavy stories. I will always read books by this author.
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1,807 reviews458 followers
December 14, 2015
"Sometimes I wish it had been you."

This is the love story between two star-crossed lovers who keep on missing their chance.

Rachel Blum met Andy Landis for the first time when they were eight. Rachel was born with a heart condition and she spent most of her childhood and adolescence inside the walls of a hospital. She meets Andy when he breaks his arm and she keeps him company in the ER until his mother comes and gets him.

Andy grows up poor and without a father. He deals with his problems with his only pastime: running. He becomes good at it and his only dream is to be an Olympic champion. Over time, he keeps on meeting with Rachel and he develops feelings for her, but it never seemed to be the right time for them.

Who Do You Love was an excellent book. The writing felt real and it had depth. Both characters go through so much. They love each other, but they aren't perfect, just like in real life. They both make mistakes and some of their apologies to each other were too weak. They frustrated me, make me feel empathy and I was sad for their sorrows. My one complaint would be that I missed an epilogue big time.

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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1,857 reviews69 followers
September 2, 2015
I just looked up how many books I have read by Jennifer Weiner - this book is the 6th one! The only 2 books I really remember are In Her Shoes and Good and Bed - those were real standouts! It was years ago and I can actually remember those characters...which is saying a lot!

The other books were 2-3 star reads...a nice good story but not an overall attachment or love for the characters...and this book falls in that category. I liked the story and it really held my attention, it was sweet and hits on all the modern day struggles in relationships. Liked it..didn't love it but if you are a fan you will want to pick it up!
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