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Can You Keep A Secret? – A Review

Posted in books., interests. by Lex on April 22, 2010

Emma Corrigan is faced with a very big problem. She blurted every single embarrassing secret of hers to a stranger she barely knows, sitting beside her in an airplane experiencing turbulence. So, is that a problem?

Yes, when those secrets include G-Strings and Barbie bedspreads.

Not knowing who this man is, she goes on with her life, about to move in with her boyfriend, Connor, and working for a big company until she learns that the very man she talked to was the same man who founded Panther Corporation – Jack Harper, the big boss.

Sophie Kinsella once again impressed me with such a novel.

When Jack delays his flight and stays for more than a week in London, Emma knew something was up. Jack asks her out. Not so surprising. Dating with the boss, keeping the reason as to why she broke up with Connor, and preventing herself from blurting out to the entire office where she was last night is a hard task.

But in every date, Jack always have emergency calls and meetings, cutting their time together. He can’t tell her what these calls and emergency meetings are. To Emma, a relationship is a two way lane. When Jack knows everything about her, she knows nothing about him. Plus, he exposes all of this on a TV interview! A happy tale seems to end in a sad sad ending.

Can You Keep a Secret? is the second novel I have from Sophie Kinsella. It’s a treat that had me wishing for more. I want to know more about Jack. I want a sequel. But when was this book published anyway? Long long time ago and I have read it just now. A shameful confession for such a good book. Kinsella didn’t bore me. Nor did the story dragged. Jack was in the right place and at the right time. The events that took place were ingredients that Emma needed on her lacking life.

This book makes me ponder though, is keeping a secret lying?

You and I have secrets. Sometimes, secrets are best not told. People share their secrets. You share your secrets to somebody else. Keeping a secret and controlling one’s self could be a difficult job for others. When you expose the secret which wasn’t yours to tell, you break friendships.

But in this case, secrets brought two people together, broke them apart, and brought them together again, this time stronger.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5!


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  1. shoreacres said, on May 4, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Oh, what a wonderful entry to bump into.

    Is keeping a secret lying? Well, it’s something I pondered recently because I just went on a trip with a five-foot paper doll, kept my identity secret and posted about it for a week on another website! (Uh – that’s where I’ve been….)

    I’ll be posting about it on WordPress, because it was an extraordinary experience in many ways – not to mention being flat fun. I found a way around the problem of keeping such a secret, and living a “second life” without feeling guilty about it. But you’ll have to wait for that!

    • Lex said, on May 5, 2010 at 11:16 am

      Please hurry up and stop myself from waiting for it overnight!

  2. nat @book, line, and sinker said, on April 28, 2010 at 1:46 am

    i read a few of the shopaholic books by sophie and enjoyed them! hadn’t heard of this one, though. i’ll keep an eye out when i go to the library–i need a light read right now! :)

  3. Bellezza said, on April 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Doesn’t Sophie make you laugh? She’s such a fun author!

  4. mayo wo said, on April 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    hey thx so much for your post abt me and your comment left in my blog :)! i m a great fan of sophie kinsella too but my favorite is “the undomestic goddess”

    • Lex said, on April 26, 2010 at 11:13 am

      You read English novels! That’s good!

  5. fredaliciouseats said, on April 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I read Twenties Girl and loved it, so with that and your great review, I’m adding to my wish list!

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