Author: Sophie Kinsella
Review by Jackellyn Carcamo
What would you do if you thought your plane was about to crash and so you confessed all your secrets, fantasies and lies to your new boss? In Sophie Kinsella’s Can You Keep a Secret?, that is exactly what happens to Emma Corrigan.
Emma’s life is perfect; she has a wonderful boyfriend; she has been at her job for an entire year; and she might just get that promotion she has been dying for. The only thing she needs is to successfully complete a business deal with a company. But things don’t go as planned and everything begins to go wrong. Unfortunately, Emma still has to go through a “terrifying” flight back home.
As the plane catches some turbulence, Emma begins to freak out and blurts out her most intimate secrets to the handsome stranger sitting next to her on the plane, including how she’s not sure whether or not she loves her boyfriend and how she actually hates her job. When she goes to work the next day she spots the very same handsome stranger, who is introduced as the CEO of Panther Cola, Jack Harper.
Emma is surprised when Jack starts changing things at the office based on her revelations, and she is angered when he gives her relationship advice. As much as she can’t stand Jack, she’s intrigued by him and wants to learn more about him.
When Jack… spills all of Emma’s secrets – like how she lost her virginity, her discomfort with a G-string and her real clothing size — things go awry.
The story continues through different incidents with colorful characters like Lissy and Jemima, Emma’s flat mates. The plot progresses when Emma and Jack begin a secretive and unmanageable relationship. When Jack appears on a certain television show and spills all of Emma’s secrets — like how she lost her virginity, her discomfort with a G-string and her real clothing size — things go awry. But how does it end? You have to read it to find out.
Can You Keep a Secret? was extremely enjoyable, laugh out loud funny and unrealistic – in a good way. I definitely recommend this book, especially to girls like me who take pleasure in a good romantic comedy.