Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella

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...


This was the funniest book I've read in a long time. I made the mistake of reading it in bed while my roommates were asleep, and containing my laughter was a huge struggle.


Emma's been trying to find a career that suits her for a while, and is excited to finally get a chance to prove herself with a big business meeting. But she accidentally spills soda all over one of the guys she's meeting. That, and the fact that she's scared of flying, leads to four drinks before she gets on a plane, and that, combined with extreme turbulence and fear of death, is what leads to her unorthodox confessions.


Jack as a character felt like he could have been more fleshed out for most of the book; however, the details we eventually get on him make his character intriguing and give us some insight into why he is this way. I was intrigued by him from the plane on, though I hadn't read the blurb and didn't guess who he was.


I really enjoyed Emma's blunders and secrets, even though she was a bit of a pushover. She put up with a lot of negativity from her colleagues, a roommate, and her family that I definitely would have and I found it a bit hard to relate to her, but reading her as a friend was delightful.


I read this in a night and was thoroughly entertained the whole way through.

This book is my favourite of Kinsella's so far, though I may have cracked a rib from trying to contain my laughter. If you even remotely enjoy chick lit and need something to take your mind off life, this is perfect.