Wednesday, September 22, 2010

can you keep a secret?

by Sophie Kinsella
357 pages
Pub date March 2004

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.

Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom 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.

From her colleagues: When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.)

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 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...

This book was such a great take to the beach read. It was so funny that I actually laughed out loud at some points. It started off slow, I really couldn't relate to someone who thought she was going to die on a plane and literally spilled all of her secrets to the guy next to her. But when you get past that you can really relate to how she feels when she sees that same guy is the head of the company. And he remembers all of her secrets! I love the way they interact and how their relationship grows. It's an easy read, its funny, and serious, and definetly worth reading.