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Can You Keep a Secret?

A book by Sophie Kinsella

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Hilarious!

  • Jun 22, 2010
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Sophie Kinsella is an outstanding author. She writes comedy like no other novelist I’ve read. Can You Keep a Secret is one of the first books I recommend to all my friends when they are on the look out for an awesome chick lit read.
 
I started this book on a long plane ride. I laughed out loud probably every five minutes. Needless to say the person sitting next to me thought I was crazy. This is by far my favorite Sophie Kinsella novel.
 
The main character, Emma, is very lovable and very funny. The novel starts out with her blurting out her life story (every embarrassing secret included) to the man sitting next to her. The only thing to keep her mind off the incredibly turbulent flight is to just keep talking and embarrassing herself more and more. When the flight is finally over, she was glad to never have to see that man again…
 
Yet the mystery man who sat beside her on the plane turns out to be Jack Harper, an American CEO of Panther Cola, the company she is working for in England. Emma must face him at work everyday during his weeklong trip to the UK. His presence makes her life even more chaotic and a hilarious and seemingly unending series of embarrassing events occur. A story of love, scandals, competition and sex unfolds as Emma tries to keep her head on straight and her life in line. Definitely a must read if you’ve read any of Sophie Kinsella’s other books, or just love a good light read. I liked this way better than the Shopaholic series, so definitely give it a try. 

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Things are suddenly starting to look up for the hapless but optimistic Emma Corrigan. She has kept her job at Panther Cola for nearly a year, has the perfect boyfriend and hopes for a promotion to marketing executive should her first opportunity to strut her stuff and land a business deal be successful. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned, and on her unusually turbulent return flight from a disappointing client meeting, in a terrified state, she confesses her innermost secrets to the good-looking stranger sitting beside her. When she shows up at work the next morning, she is horrified to discover that her mystery man is none other than the revered and brilliant Jack Harper, American CEO of Panther Cola, on a weeklong visit to the company's U.K. branch. Thus begins a series of chaotic, emotionally exhausting and funny episodes that thrust Emma, with her workaholic best friend, Lissy, and their awful flatmate Jemima, into a world of fairy tales, secrets and deceit. Venturing beyond Saks and Barney's, the bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot entertains readers with backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex. The plot is gossamer thin (Jack is keeping secrets of his own) and the lopsided romance not entirely believable, but Kinsella's down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.
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ISBN-10: 0440241901
ISBN-13: 978-0440241904
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Dell
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