Saturday, 3 August 2013

Can you keep a secret? - Sophie Kinsella

Can You Keep a Secret?Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

'Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She's always been a v. nervous flyer. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her - quite a dishy American, but she's too frightened to notice -all her innermost secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends she's read them. How she does her hair up like Princess Leia in her bedroom. How she's not sure if she has a G-spot, and whether her boyfriend could find it anyway. How she feels like a fraud at work - everyone uses the word 'operational' all the time but she hasn't a clue what it means. How the coffee at work is horrible. How she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. If ever there was a bare soul, it's hers.

She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous founding boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises...

It's the man from the plane.

What will he do with her secrets? He knows them all - but she doesn't know a single one of his. Or... does she?'

This was the second Sophie Kinsella book I had read, and I was hoping it would live up to my expectations after I had read The Undomestic Goddess and I was so pleased that it did.

I particularly enjoy Sophie Kinsella books as they are entertaining, lighthearted and normally hilarious. This book makes you cringe at moments when you read it and laugh out loud at others; which I think is a real talent for any author to be able to do.

This story is about Emma, she works for a company and boards a flight, she is a nervous flyer and spills all her secrets to the guy sitting next to her as she is not sure she will survive the flight. Little does she know that he turns out to be the new CEO of the company she works for.

Emma doesn't know a lot about her job, she tries hard, bbut she does have some anxiety issues, Emma is fun loving and a really likable character. You want everything to work out in the end for her and you really care about her.

This is a perfect read for any time of the year and reminds you no one is perfect and everyone has issues we have to deal with. Sophie Kinsella tackles this in a humorous way which works. I think most people will be able to relate to this book and I would recommend it to EVERYONE it is a brilliant read.

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