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Publisher's Summary

Written in Lauren K. Denton’s signature Southern style, The One You’re With tells the story of a seemingly perfect marriage rocked by secrets from the past.

High-school sweethearts Mac and Edie Swan lead a seemingly picture-perfect life in the sleepy-sweet community of Oak Hill, near Mobile, Alabama. Edie is a respected interior designer, Mac is a beloved pediatrician, and they have two great kids and a historic home on tree-lined Linden Avenue. From the outside, the Swan family is the definition of “the good life”. And life is good - mostly. Until a young woman walks into Mac’s office one day. A young woman whose very existence threatens all Mac and Edie have built and all they think they know about each other.

Nineteen years after a summer apart, with a family and established lives and careers, the past that Mac and Edie thought they left behind has come back to greet them. For the first time, constants in their lives are called into question: their roles as parents, their reputation as upstanding members of the community, and the very foundations of their marriage. As they wade through the upheaval in both their family and professional lives, they must each examine choices they made long ago and chart a new course for their future.

Praise for The One You’re With:

“Lauren Denton is a master not only of Southern fiction, but at capturing the nuance of complicated, messy relationships. This is one of those rare books that I devoured in less than 24 hours, yet didn't want to end.” (Colleen OakleyUSA Today best-selling author of You Were There Too)

“Reading a Lauren K. Denton book is like spending time with treasured friends. With her warmhearted Southern voice, she expertly guides readers along the achingly emotional path of a marriage in trouble in The One You’re With." (Heather WebberUSA Today best-selling author of Midnight at the Blackbird Café)

  • Full-length Southern women’s fiction
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: 116,000 words
©2021 Lauren K. Denton (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Thank you Audible for helping me to find a book with clean content! I loved it!!!!!!!

Firstly, I want to say how happy I am to see that Audible have a “clean content “ category of books. No matter how careful I screened and played the 5 min preview, After I purchased the book the F- bombs and other cursing started to fly. I had to always return it. I was all ready to drop my subscription when I ran upon this “clean content “ category. I saw it, selected this book and absolutely LOVED it!!!! I couldn’t put it down!!!!It was excellent’. I gave the narration a 4 only because she had a few problems maintaining the voice differential between a few of the characters every now and then. I can only imagine how difficult that is, but other than that — she was awesome! I loved the way the author wrote in the present and past interchangeably. She bought these characters to life. Listen, if you are looking for a book that is absolutely galvanizing with absolutely NO foul language then this is it!!!!! Another thing… I want to say that a good book do not have to have trashy words and foul language to be entertaining or express emotions. Exceptional authors like this one can write without that sort of language. This author rocks!!!!!!

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Best book of her's yet!

Great story and characters. I didn't want it to end! Great narration too! Love this author.

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Real, and sweet.

This rendering of LKD’s latest book has such pathos and humanity; it explores the full range of emotions that we can encounter in our daily lives. Characters unwittingly behave recklessly, burying the past - but eventually have to come to a total reckoning and acceptance of the fallout. Warmly delivered with a range of character voices and personalities by the reader.
Highly recommended.

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A wonderful story

She did it again. Keeps your interest the entire book and leaves you wishing there was more! Well done!

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Wonderful!

I couldn’t stop listening! I love all of Lauren’s books. I can’t wait for others in the future

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Heartwarming & easy to listen to

The tangled story and the focus on going through hard things, especially in a marriage, was real & raw. The confusion and struggle that love of the heart can bring with it, the challenge of learning to forgive, admitting when you’re wrong, and choosing the next right step….these are all things people deal with everyday. Laura put it all out there and tied it very well together. The narration was smooth and easy to listen to and I enjoyed the flashbacks from past to present day.
Enjoy the listen!

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Great storyline!

Interesting story like I have never read before! I felt it ended rather abruptly but am thinking maybe it could continue in another book!

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Good storyline, execution could have been better

This story portrayed a very unique and interesting situation, but could have been presented better. The male character was one dimensional and did not provoke any empathy. Grew tired of author saying what a “great guy” he was, but having him act in a contradictory manner. Little attention was given to how/what was done to help his children adjust to the family upheaval. They were at very fragile ages and he just blew their world apart and expected them to accept it. Good parenting from wife, but not enough support from husband. Very little thought was given to the wife’s emotional well being and it was unclear if the husband truly loved her or if she was what was expected. I have a hard time when authors don’t show strong female characters. The male character did not put work into repairing his marital relationship. Spent more time dwelling on past relationship than current one. He seemed surprised that his wife wasn’t excited to take over the responsibility for his life choices. Would have been refreshing to show the wife explore the path not taken and add a twist to the plot. I felt like the emotions of this type of situation could have been better portrayed.

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The premise had a lot more potential; however, Edie is just not likable… I wanted her to be better.

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Enjoyable

I liked the flashbacks.
Overall I did enjoy the book. I kind of think the wife carried on her drama for way too long. As they said in the book, they were “on a break“. Don’t really think that they should be referring to the wife as a victim. She spent the whole summer when they were “on a break “writing letters back-and-forth to another young man and never once contacted the young man she eventually married.
Some of the letters sounded like love letters. I don’t remember ever hearing her tell her husband about any of the contents of her letters or really apologize for her behavior which was not so perfect. I get it that she did not have a relationship sexually with the other young man but she wasn’t totally blameless in her behavior during that summer. Obviously, it was very out of character behavior by the husband and a big mistake. Also, it was very difficult at times to know exactly who was speaking since the same voice and intonation was used several times for the men when that voice had just been used for one of the women. It did seem to end rather abruptly.