Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Rachel and Darcy, best friends since elementary school, are always there for each other even though they seem like opposites in many way. Rachel is focused and goal oriented while Darcy likes to have a good time and luckily, things just seem to fall into place for her. Rachel felt that Darcy was always the "pretty one, the lucky one, the charmed one". You just know at some point maybe a hint of resentment will come into the picture.

Fast forward to Rachel's 3oth birthday party given by Darcy. Rachel is now an associate in a Manhattan law firm which, by the way, she hates. Darcy has a glamorous, fun job in public relations and is engaged to an absolutly gorgeous guy named Dex who she met through Rachel. A few too many drinks at the festivities finds Darcy not feeling well and heading for home without Dex. Rachel and Dex stay after the party to have one final drink together and end up in Rachel's apartment for the night. Dex cannot believe he cheated on Darcy and the two of them come up with elaborate excuses for where they were.

Now the unexpected happens. Rachel finds herself really in love with Dex and miraculously he returns the feelings but what will he do about it? Now only two months before the wedding, will he leave Darcy to be with Rachel or will he go through with the nuptials leaving Rachel with a broken heart?

Actually I was afraid this book would be too predictable but I was wrong, I kept wondering what was going to happen because the wedding was getting closer and closer and Dex hadn't made any moves yet. Rachel visits her old friend Ethan in London to discuss the situation. Will Ethan be a wild card in this triangle? Well, I guess you'll have to read the book and see!

Giffen does a great job building up the characters of Rachel and Darcy. There are some other supporting characters that really add to the story. Although chick lit is not my first genre of choice, I did enjoy this one a lot. Recommended for fans of chick lit and romance. 3.5 stars

Emily has written several other novels. Author's website can be found here
A big thank you to Goodreads for a copy of this book.


  1. So, is that 3.5 out of 4 or 5 stars? Glad you enjoyed it - your review made me add it to the TBR list :)

  2. Congratulations! You completed The Cozy Challenge. I'm working on it.

  3. This one is already on my list, so I was afraid to do more than skim your review. But it seems like you liked it :)

  4. Sounds nice :D
    I did see a Giffin book in the library, I must hunt it down cos can't remember if it was in Finnish, swedish or English

  5. This sounds like a great book for the beach.

  6. I recently reviewed this book, as well. It was a book that I bought a long time ago and forgot all about. I never read it! But, I bought love the one you're with and i need to buy something blue.

  7. I read this series of books last year - I really enjoyed them all.

  8. maybe I will give this one a try, but I had a hard time with baby proof.



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