Author: Sophie Kinsella

Title: Can You Keep a Secret?
Publication: December 27th, 2005
Publisher: Dell
Rating: 5 out 5
Synopsis: 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...

Thoughts:  Emma is having a midlife crisis. She doesn’t love her “perfect” boyfriend, her job is at a standstill, and let’s not forget the spiteful sister making life miserable. She bottles up her feelings until a fateful incident on a turbulent plane ride. She spills all of her darkest secrets to a stranger, then finds out the next day that the man is her companies CEO Jack Harper.

All of the characters in the book are well developed. Everyone has secrets – Emma more than most – and watching her get caught sparks the life she’s been wanting (and at the same time not wanting). Through out the book you see her evolving into a better, mature person. It’s humorous with a tad bit of drama. Definitely a chick lit feel-good read. You really feel for Emma, which means the character is relatable. One of the biggest reasons people like books is to feel an emotion for the characters situation. You certainly have these feelings in this book. Jack is also someone you want to get your hands on. He’s so gorgeous, funny, smart, and successful. Mmmmmm.

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the famous series Shopoholic, which I had no desire to read (shopping isn’t my thing). After reading this book I’m having second thoughts. I would love to follow this author closer, and give this book five stars.

Originally posted on Wanted Readers


I LOVE Sophie Kinsella! This has her written all over it too! Sounds like it's got some sarcastic humor and plenty of irony!

Have you ever read the Shopaholic series? They are pretty funny and I have read up to the one, I think it's called, Shopaholic and Sister, or something. The first one is the best, I haven't seen the movie though...I heard it wasn't that great. Have you read them?

Thanks for the post!!

I've tried to like the Shopaholic series but never really got into it. :(

Whoa! You rated this book 5/5! I have ordered this book on TBD and still waiting :) I hope it's good as you said it is! Thanks for the review

I hadn't heard of this series before. Sounds really great - thanks for sharing!

Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

This was my first Sophie Kinsella read and I remember really liking it. But Shopaholic was better. I'm not much a shopper either but the book is just so funny. :)

Such a cute cover... Haven't started on the series yet but will do soon.

I read this book and it is such a great read. I gave it a 5 star too. Great post.

good review, want to read it :)

Really liked this book! Sophie Kinsella's other book, Can I have your Number? is lovely as well. :)

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