Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Well, this evening I was at a loss as to what to read next, so I grabbed Can You Keep a Secret? from the shelf. I wanted something very different form the last book I read, Shadows on the Lake. Definitely different, definitely quite good.

Book blurb:
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:
I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
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 weigh one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not one eighteen, like Connor thinks.
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.
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.

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 really enjoyed this book. I tried to get into the first Shopaholic book, but after cringing a few too many times at whatshername's shopping binges, I put it down and haven't picked it up since. I might try it again. I wasn't sure I was going to like this one either, when I started it, but as it went on, I really enjoyed Emma. Everyone has secrets that they keep and, well, poor Emma has to deal with what happens when those come out. I breezed through this book in a couple hours and it was a great time. So I definitely recommend this one. Just loved it. And well, if you didn't like the Shopaholic books, you might give the author another try with this one.


CW said...

I haven't read the Shopaholic series either, but I enjoyed this one, too.

Jill said...

I loved this book, too!

Michele said...

I thought this book was such a riot. It was my first exposure to Sophie Kinsella. I love a good laugh and this one delivered.

Rosario said...

I loved this one!