Book #22 in 2005
Title: Can You Keep A Secret?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick Lit
Format: Trade Paperback
My Rating: 5/5
OK I'll be honest here.. I really didn't think I was going to like this book, I was even dreading reading it! And look at those 5 stars! I just fell in love with the characters and the love story in this book.
Emma is a woman in her 20s just trying to get by in life... Owes her parents a lot of money, is on her 3rd career in 4 years, lives in an apartment with 2 roommates, one her best friend Lissy the other Jemmima - a materialistic woman. Her boyfriend Connor isn't exciting her anymore, but she can't help but feel like its the only good thing going for her at the moment.
She works as a junior in a marketing company for a soft drink or as her coworkers likes to call her their assistant or secretary! She finally gets a big break after working at the company for almost a year and gets to fly to a meeting that is supposed to be all set. As she's sitting there her mind is wandering because for the most part she doesn't know what they are talking about and she starts thinking about all the little secrets she has in her life about herself, work, her family and Connor. When finally she hears them say that the company she is there to represent is not getting the account she's there for. And she panics since she's hoping for a promotion and tries as hard as she can to tell these people why she thinks the products are great and ends up spilling the can of soda all over the guy! Needless to say things didn't go well after that.
She gets to the airport and has to wait for her flight and has 3 vodkas, and through her frustration she ends up in tears and gets bumped up to first class because the flight attendant felt bad for her. During the flight they hit air pockets and the plane starts dropping and everyone is screaming and praying and panicking and she just starts blabbing all the secrets she was thinking about earlier to this guy in the seat next to her. She told him everything about her work, family, love life EVERYTHING! She was so mortified when she got off the plane that she couldn't even look at him.
The next day at work she finds out that the owner of the company is coming and everyone is in a panic to get things tidy and look busy. When he walks in she is horrified to see that its the guy from the plane!!
I won't say anymore, but this is the most fun I've had reading a book in a long long time and anyone looking to read something that will have you laughing and crying though a beautiful love story should read this book!