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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Book Club Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin

If you are not sure how our book club works please check out the guidelines here: Busy Moms Monthly Online Book Club.

Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl---until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancé.
Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren't always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

Here's What I think: Classic Chick Lit with a little something extra! It has all the components of chick lit without being totally predictable and mushy. I really enjoyed the voice in which this story is told. Rachel tells you what is happening, in real terms, as it happens. She is a real person that usually makes the right choice and is shocked when she realizes what she has put herself in the middle of. The story itself is a little bit shocking - I mean stealing your BFFs fiance is sort of out there, but the story is so well written you want the best for her. It is all about perspectives and circumstances. I am looking forward to reading more in this series.

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  1. I loved this book! I am so glad you enjoyed it. Has the selection for February been decided on yet? I haven't seen anything about it....

  2. Hye Julie - since there isn't a whole lot of participation in the book club, I think I am going to take a break from it for a little while. My plate is getting pretty full as my pregnancy progresses =)

  3. I totally understand! Would love to exchange suggestions/reviews with each other of what to read though.....


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