Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Books: Can You Keep a Secret?

My second book of summer!

"What?!" You say. "Where's the first one?"

Well, I liked this one better so I'm putting it up first. Can You Keep a Secret? is your British chick lit all nicely wrapped up in funny and heartwarming. I almost cried. Almost, people. The book is by Sophie Kinsella - the author of the Shopaholic books. Never did get into those, but I saw that this book wasn't connected and I liked the jacket summary.

Drunk junior marketing assistant with a plane phobia gets on a plane after a failed attempt at a business meeting and outs all her secrets (And I do mean ALL) to the stranger sitting on the plane next to her because air turbulence makes her think she's going to die. Turns out the guy is the founder, owner, you name it, of the company she works for. And he has an impeccable memory.

I spent the first part of the book laughing, the middle part furiously turning pages, and the last part forcing myself not to tear up. There are over 500 reviews at Amazon with an average of 4 1/2 stars. Those who did not like it were unhappy with the transparent plot, but I liked seeing how it would all come together.

Happy Reading!


Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

thanks for this--i may have to recommend it in my book club.

have you read those stieg larsson books?

p.s. be sure to enter my sunglasses/ELF makeup products giveaway on my blog!

jo said...

I read this several years ago and is one of my favorite Sophie Kinsella books. Although I'm a fan of the Shopaholic series(WAY better than the movie version) and in my younger days thought much like the main character about spending money on much needed items(read wanted items that I couldn't live without!LOL)

Glad you enjoyed Can You Keep a Secret?