Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Can You Keep A Secret?


For July we picked a super chick lit book for Books & Bars.  We had come off a few months of tougher reads and we all agreed we needed something funny.  After a rather raucous meeting at a local establishment in June we quickly picked Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella because one of us owned it already and the rest of us were numbed by the beverages and were non-caring. ;)

 

Description: Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company's elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her...

 

Oh Emma… She is something.  She is something I can’t stand reading about too.  She’s a clich√© woman character that I just can’t get behind.  I don’t do the stupid ditzy chick and that is her.  The dialogue is hilarious and it’s a quick funny chick lit read but it’s just not something I would have ever chosen for myself.

 

Jack is a meant to be complicated character who really isn’t.  I don’t think his character was true to itself all the way through and he just was a jerky kinda nice guy.  I don’t know he just didn’t do it for me in the mystery dark past man role.

 

Basically, if you want a funny chick lit book.  This fits the bill.  And if you need a book that makes you laugh? Go for it.

 

Beach read potential? HIGH.

What was your last beach read?

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