Maybe in Another Life - Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in Another Life

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

  • Release Date: 2015-07-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 1,544 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

A People Magazine Pick * US Weekly “Must” Pick * Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Good Housekeeping * USA TODAY * Cosmopolitan * PopSugar * Working Mother * Bustle * Goodreads

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.


  • Same author?

    By ElleRyan
    It seems impossible the same author wrote Seven Husbands. After repeatedly skimming through paragraphs of monotonous descriptions & conversations, I decided cost be damned, I stopped reading entirely.
  • Good

    By whdncuegna
    This was an easy read and had enough twists and turns to keep you interested however I was hoping for a more meaningful ending I guess. Also lots of infidelity in this book so run the other way if that’s triggering for you.
  • Constantly wanting more!

    By JG32423
    AMAZING! I didn’t want it to end
  • Great read!

    By Submit Nick 12347678
    Love how it ended.
  • Really enjoyed this book! Easy read!

    By sydneyyedenfield
  • Quick read

    By jennyb_42
    Not until the very end of the book do you see justice for the character. Keeps you wondering the entire way. Narrator was a bit hard to get used to for me though. But overall good book.
  • So good

  • cinnamon roll

    By KellyAnn9
    Really interesting concept, I definitely enjoyed reading this except the cinnamon rolls…they’re everywhere
  • Obsessed

    By alexandrea_12
    Literally could not put this book down!! I read it on one day!!! I have never connected so much to another authors books!! This is my third book from Taylor Reid Jenkins and they just get better and better!!!
  • Love story

    By dlpenni
    A love story twist…I loved it!