I have been hearing a lot about Sophie Kinsella’s books recently, and I’ve wanted to read one for a while. So today when I was looking for a book to read, I decided on Can You Keep a Secret.
Can You Keep a Secret is about a 25 year old woman named Emma. She is on a flight on her way home from the business meeting from hell when the plane she is on has some pretty nasty turbulence. Being a nervous flyer already, as well as having a few shots of vodka in her system, Emma thinking she is going to die, decides to tell the man next to her all of her secrets, and I mean all of her secrets. Then the plane lands and she realises what she’s done, but it’s not a big deal because she’s never going to see this man again, right? That’s all I will say about that without giving anything away.
I think this was a decent book which I really enjoyed. I mean it definitely wasn’t outstanding, but it was romantic and funny and was everything you could want in a book like this. I didn’t laugh the whole way through the book, but I definitely laughed out loud more than once.
“The atmosphere in the admin department also seemed very false. My suspicions were aroused when two employees spontaneously started singing the Panther Corporation song. I didn’t even know there was as Panther Coporation song.”
“Neither did I,” I say in surprise. “Is it any good?”
“What do you think?”
It actually reminded me of a British rom-com (particularly one with Hugh Grant in it) like Love Actually. It was pretty ridiculous at times, because really no one acts the way some of these characters do in real life which is to be expected really so that didn’t bother me.
I really liked that Emma (the main character) actually developed as a character. Normally I don’t notice things like this, but it was really obvious in this book and I like how it was done. At the start she can be a bit of a push over, but by the end she doesn’t take crap from anyone. The book also wasn’t as predictable as I expected, which was very refreshing. And you know how in some books, the main character will be trying to tell someone something important but then the other person cuts them off and then they both say no you go first, and so the other person will go first and then the main character never gets a chance to say what they wanted to say in the first place? Well that didn’t happen so yay for that.
I would recommend this to anyone just wanting a quick, light-hearted read. I will definitely be reading another Sophie Kinsella book soon!
Format: eBook & paperback (I read the first ¾ on the iPad and the rest in paperback)
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