Can You Keep a Secret? By Sophie Kinsella
I have been a long standing fan of Sophie Kinsella's work, having read the entire Shopaholic series. I was not surprised to find that this novel (which isn't apart of the Shopaholic series) superseded all my expectations. It was a thoroughly enjoyable read. At first I thought that it would be like many other "chick-lit" novels that I have read but it turned out to be a unique and original story. I found myself laughing out loud in many instances and sad at other moments. There is a lot of heart and soul to the characters and I was invested in their lives and development. The heroine Emma is well written and, most importantly, believable as a character. I have re-read this novel several times which is an indication of how good it really is. To give you a little taste here is the synopsis (from Goodreads):
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...
Can You Keep a Secret? is a laugh out loud funny read with a thoughtful and believable heroine. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone looking for a fun read with a sweet romance.