Can you keep a Secret? ~ Sophie Kinsella

Can you keep a Secret? is yet another Chick Lit from Sophie Kinsella, you are guaranteed the narrative, will make you laugh at a couple of places,I thought it was a bit stretched. Can you keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella that kind of book which sort of held me till the very last page.It was a light funny book.

About Can you keep a Secret?

Can you keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Published by Black Swan

Genres: Chick Lit,Romance,Contemporary,Humor

Ratings: 2/5


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…

Initial Thoughts

Did I like the book as a whole surprisingly the answer is a big NO. Something about this book which didn’t go down too well with me.I like my main protagonist to be strong or memorable.But here the main character Emma Corrigan is shallow clownish boring insecure clueless. Buy The Book Here…Can you keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Review of Can you keep a secret

Plot ..(really)

“‘Please promote me,’ I say desperately. ‘Please. I have to get a promotion to impress my family. It’s the only thing I want in the whole world, and I’ll work so hard, I promise, I’ll come in at weekends, and I’ll … I’ll wear smart suits.”

She is someone who goes to office and does everything else but what she is required to do and still expects a promotion. And finally she gets lucky with a rich guy. Oh! she spilled her secrets to a complete stranger. I mean how ordinary can it get?

“Everyone has a secret. It’s completely normal I’m sure I don’t have any more than anybody else. I’m not talking big, earth-shattering secrets. Not the-president-is-planning-to-bomb-Japan-and-only-Will-Smith-can-save-the-world type secrets. Just normal, everyday little secrets.”

Emma spills all her secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thinks they’re about to die then he turns out to be the millionaire head of the company she works for.

After everything that happened between Emma and Jack; especially the whole deal with their respective secrets; I would have really liked to see more of them as a couple, to genuinely believe they had anything lasting going on. These are two individuals from vastly different backgrounds; and let’s face it: the man’s a multimillionaire, and the girl’s his employee. In real life, these kind of relationships hardly ever work out; and I would have liked Kinsella to prove me wrong by actually showing Emma and Jack in a stable relationship; one where they both learn to talk their problems out instead of jumping to conclusions. We never really get to know Jack as someone besides “Jack Harper, the man who founded the Panther Corporation”; and the trust between Emma and him seems too delicate and fragile for anything but a temporary affair.

The ending left me entirely unsatisfied and highly doubtful about the future of Emma and Jack, as a couple and otherwise. Basically, it didn’t feel like an ending. It was rushed and anti-climactic, in addition to being slightly unrealistic. It would have been the perfect ending had this been a series, but since it’s a stand-alone novel, I got the distinct impression that there were still several chapters left, and they were simply missing from the version of the book I read. Not the greatest feeling to have after finishing a book, to be sure.

Closing Thoughts

I guess I was simply expecting more from this book, and also that annoying feeling I got, the one where I really don’t feel the ending did justice to the story, sort of ruined it for me.

“Relationships are all about trust and equality. If one person shares, then the other person should share, too.”


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