The First Husband - Laura Dave

The First Husband

By Laura Dave

  • Release Date: 2011-05-12
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 641 Ratings


"A fresh, funny take on the search for a soulmate." —People

A savvy, page-turning novel about a woman torn between her husband and the man she thought she'd marry by the author of the New York Times Bestseller and Reese's Book Club Pick,  The Last Thing He Told Me

Annie Adams is days away from her thirty-second birthday and thinks she has finally found some happiness. She visits the world's most interesting places for her syndicated travel column and she's happily cohabiting with her movie director boyfriend Nick in Los Angeles. But when Nick comes home from a meeting with his therapist (aka "futures counselor") and announces that he's taking a break from their relationship so he can pursue a woman from his past, the place Annie had come to call home is shattered. Reeling, Annie stumbles into her neighborhood bar and finds Griffin-a grounded, charming chef who seems to be everything Annie didn't know she was looking for. Within three months, Griffin is Annie's husband and Annie finds herself trying to restart her life in rural Massachusetts.

A wry observer of modern love, Laura Dave "steers clear of easy answers to explore the romantic choices we make" (USA Today). Her third novel is packed with humor, empathy, and psychological insight about the power of love and home.


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  • Slow and doesn’t appeal at all.. so long!

    By vivs reads reviews
    This was like reading someone’s thought dump diary. There’s no story it’s soooo slow! I’m only a few pages in and don’t see myself interested in finishing it!
  • Anti-Climatic

    By Aliawiaaa
    I love reading sad I rarely read reviews, but this was not my favorite book. It felt like there could have been so much more to it.
  • the first husband

    By .|.Jess.|.
    worst book i’ve ever read. I skipped the last half to know the ending. it was horrible.
  • Great book

    By Shaneeforever
    Love her writing. Read it in two days and am starting another of her books right now😊
  • The First Husband

    By Marianheln
    About the most realistic wonderful romance I have ever read. Loved it. Marianheln
  • Poorly Written

    By ShackFan333
    This book was hard to read because sometimes the sentence structure was I don’t know how to describe it. The characters felt like strangers even in the final chapters. Eh. It was a slightly interesting story, but I just found myself wanting to skip to the end. It’s a beach read, for sure.
  • Don't waste your $

    By ChristenFox
    Not worth it. I was hurrying to finish it so I could start reading another book and instead wish I wouldn't have wasted my time finishing it.
  • Just ok

    By Lemish
    Very predictable.
  • Inspiring and creative

    By Memphis cave girl
    I really enjoyed the soul searching that the main character shared. So many chic lit books have shallow characters that make me crazy because of their insecurities and it's hard to relate. This book was thought provoking and very original. The artistic aspects were inspiring and as an artist that's always a plus in a light novel. Look forward to reading her other books.