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 cliché 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?