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Friday, May 27, 2011

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Published: April 2005

Source: Borrowed from friend

Edition: Paperback

Pages: 352


Race White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiancé, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself. (Barnes & Noble)

From the very first page, I was absolutely hooked onto Something Borrowed. I could not put it down. The novel as a whole is witty, charming, a little mysterious, and extremely funny and entertaining even during the more serious parts of the book. It had be laughing and gasping out loud as the story unfolded.

Rachel, the main character, is turning thirty. And while she has an amazing job in Manhattan, her life is far less glamorous. Although her life isn’t all too terrible, her dreams of having a husband and a family by the age of thirty have yet to come true. While she has enjoyed single life, it becomes more prominent to her that she wants to find a husband when her best friend, Darcy, becomes engaged. Darcy and Rachel have been friends since childhood; they grew up living across

the street from one another. Darcy is outgoing and flirtatious, whereas Rachel is level-headed and focused on her career. But one night, the night of Rachel’s surprise 30th birthday, changes everything.

After a long night of partying with friends, Rachel admits to her feelings for Darcy’s fiancĂ© – Dexter, who Rachel met during law school and then ultimately introduced to Darcy figuring they would be better off with each other because of their stunning good looks and confidence. Throughout the novel, Rachel battles her feelings for Dex while trying to be a good best friend to Darcy. The story continues to unfold as the affair between Rachel and Dex grow; it is up to the both of them to determine if this is merely a pre-marriage fling or if it is the real deal in which Dex will call off his wedding to be with Rachel.

I completely recommend this book to everyone. Although, it is a little PG-13, so read with caution. But it was an enjoyable and quick read. The sequel to Something Borrowed is Something Blue which I am adding to my reading list.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice review. Like the background. Suits the blog very well. Also liked meeting you at BEA. Now a follower.


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