Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Review 2014 #13 : Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Title: Can You Keep A Secret

Author: Sophie Kinsella

About the story: An instant New York Times bestseller, Kinsella's first stand-alone novel since the unforgettable Shopaholic series features the lovable and irrepressible Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart and a few little secrets.
Secrets from her mother:
1. I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom to Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben Hur.

...From her boyfriend:
2. I'm a size twelve. Not a size eight, like Connor thinks.
3. I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.

...From her colleagues:
4. When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day)
5. It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.

...Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world:
6. My G string is hurting me.
7. I faked my Maths GCSE grade on my CV.
8. I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is...

...until she spills them all to a stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger..

Review: Ok, Sophie Kinsella is the queen of chick-lit. There’s no doubt in my mind about it after reading this book. And I think I may be harboring a teeny-weeny crush on Jack Harper, the rich multimillionaire who is privy to all Emma’s secrets. I mean seriously do such guys even exist in real life?

This has to be one of Sophie Kinsella’s best works. The female character, Emma Corrigan, is portrayed so well and believable. She has her flaws and yet she endeavors on to find that perfect love in her life and success in her job.

There are lots of humorous situations that evoke more than a giggle and then there are some scenes which strike an emotional chord in the reader. The strength of Sophie Kinsella’s most books would be the smooth, simple narration. It did not feel like I’m reading a book, it’s more like I’m listening in to a conversation.

I definitely liked Jack Harper’s character, I mean who wouldn’t? He’s kind, he’s funny, he’s thoughtful and to top it all, he’s a multimillionaire. 

I have read a couple of Sophie Kinsella’s books but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’m planning to pick up the shopaholic series next.

Verdict: Funny, witty, romantic and definitely worth a read. Especially if you are a chick lit lover like me!

Rating: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. This is one of my favorite works by her :) I read it long back and enjoyed it immensely. Yeah, go pick up the Shopaholic series. Becky Bloomwood is a riot!