Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

I know I've been absent from my reviews for a little while, so just bear with me.  We're in the process of finding a house, and I've been bounced around a bit a work, now working full time instead of part... Anywho, I have been reading, just haven't really wanted to write a review on anything.  I know, sad.  I think my next book might just be Pride & Prejudice & Zombies.  With that said...

With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Sophie Kinsella delivers a hilarious new novel and an unforgettable new character. Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: 

Secrets from her mother: Sammy the goldfish in my parents' kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt.

Secrets from her boyfriend: I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.

From her colleagues:
When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.

Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world:
My G-string is hurting me.Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.

But come Monday morning, Emma's office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company's elusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn't possibly get worse--Until they do. 

 I think the short little description kind of sums up the book very well.  Girl is terrified of flying.  Plane Girl is in hits turbulence.  Girl spills all her secrets to random American Guy.  Girl leave plane never thinking she'll see American Guy again.  He ends up being her company's CEO, and makes her life... well, not hell, but awkward.  But only for her.

The book was written in tradition "Sophie Kinsella style".  If you've read Confessions of a Shopaholic, you've pretty much read this one.  The main Guy, Jack Harper, ends up doing something absolutely awful on live television, and in return tells Emma a big secret of his.  Roommate almost messed the whole thing up, but its saved in the nick of time.  Did I mention Emma gets a promotion too?  I'm pretty sure Becky in the Shopaholic books gets a promotion.  Then quits.  But possibly not, as it has been a really long time since I've read it.

This one is definitely a light read, and its got some rather funny parts, but, on the whole, not really one I'd tell a bunch of people to read.  If you're looking for something to read in a day or so (if it can hold your attention that long), this is it.  I think I need to find some "heavy reading."

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