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 1,232 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.


  • 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!
  • Enjoyed it

    By Jamiam987
    Read through and liked the story. None of the characters were extraordinary but still enjoyed the book and the way the two ‘lives’ or ‘universes’ had some similarities and yet were different
  • Great read.

    By Map943
    I couldn’t and didn’t put it dow.
  • Meh

    By DR and Mom
    Her later books are significantly stronger. This one seems contrived.
  • Quick read

    By L.Jane 2022
    It’s a quick easy read. Liked the variation between the different life choices. 3-stars because as much as I wanted to like Hannah and her male love interests I felt like they could’ve used more development. Glad I didn’t pay full price.
  • Interesting Perspective

    By Shelli4
    Great book… interesting to think of life!
  • Lovely Story

    By kelly's stuff
    Heads - I liked the universe with Henry; tails - the one with Ethan. I really liked this interesting book. Read it in a day.
  • Boring...

    By Aesertfftt
    ***spoiler alert*** Get ready to read everything twice with just a slight variation between stories. Literally the only difference is who she ends up with at the end. The characters themselves fall flat and it's hard to care about any of them.