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 I was not surprised to find that this novel (which isn't apart of the Shopaholic series) superseded all my expectations.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.


  1. I like the Shopaholic series too, although I've only read the first three. I must get around to reading the rest!

  2. This sounds like my kind of book. Funny & sweet romance :)

  3. I love your blog! I am sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you. Its been quite a week to say the least! Anyhow, I am following you back and I look forward to your next post. I love Sophie Kinsella!
    Tiffany @

  4. I'm just over from the Hop. I tried to read this a few years ago and couldn't get into it. I'll have to pick it up the next time I need something girly to read!

    I'm a new follower

  5. Hi,
    Just following through on the hop :) Thanks for the review - I would have been interested in your answer to this weeks questions though

  6. Hi Darcy, Hopping back and a new follower. This looks like a fun book, I will have to put it on my TBR pile. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Will have to read this , thanks for sharing


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