Monday, November 9, 2015

Can You Keep a Secret?

Can You Keep a Secret?

by Sophie Kinsella
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Publication Date: February 26, 2008
Publisher: The Dial Press
ISBN: 9780385336819

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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.


As you can tell, I've been on a Sophie Kinsella kick the last month or so. This is the sixth book I've read by Kinsella and none have them have been a disappointment. I have my favorites, of course, but they all pack a successful punch and I am happy to continue my delve into her chick-lit world.

Can You Keep a Secret? proved to be no exception. It was on trend for the classic Kinsella formula and I thought the premise was a lot of fun, full of laughs and classic Kinsella cringe-worthy embarrassment.

I didn't love the main character as much as other Kinsella books but I still had a great time. I bit of a stretch for believability as well but it didn't take away from the overall enjoyment. Overall I had a lot of fun but I don't know if I'll remember this story as much as some other ones by this author.

4 out of 5 stars


  1. I read this one several years ago and it was good for a quick, light read. I agree that it's "classic Kinsella" but not particularly memorable.

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    1. Totally agree! I think I'm reading Twenties Girl next! :)


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