Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: 
Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.  
Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. 
Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: 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.…Until Emma comes face-to-face with Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her...

Release Date:  December 16, 2003
Age Group:  Adult
Publisher:  Dell
Source:  Purchased

I found this book on the Nook deals page and loved the sound of it.  I've read Sophie Kinsella before---I loved Remember Me---and devoured this book in a day.  Who doesn't keep secrets?  The idea of sharing all of your secrets with a stranger, and then having that stranger be the CEO of your company, was so appalling that I knew I had to read Can You Keep a Secret? as soon as I read the summary.

I liked Emma right from the start.  She is so believably flawed and likeable.  I loved her view on the world.  She reminded me of Bridget Jones.  I loved her accent---I could literally hear it in my head as I read the dialogue.  Emma's relationship with Jack was so much fun to read about.  The slow build of their mutual attraction was very well done and I was rooting for them to make it as a couple.

The ending was a little predictable, but that did not lessen my enjoyment.  I loved Can You Keep a Secret?  and plan to pick up another Sophie Kinsella book when I need a fast, light-hearted, and fun read.

1 comment:

  1. I got such a kick out of this one too. Glad you enjoyed it :)


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