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Can You Keep a Secret?

by Sophie Kinsella

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Fiction. Literature. Romance. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ‚?Ę From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, a novel with the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism as her beloved Shopaholic series.
 
/> 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. . . .
 
But come Monday morning, Emma‚??s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company‚??s elusive CEO.  Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn‚??t possibly get worse. Or could they?
 
Praise for Can You Keep a Secret?
 
‚??Venturing beyond Saks and Barney‚??s, the bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot entertains readers with backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex. . . . Kinsella‚??s down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.‚?Ě‚??Publishers Weekly 

‚??If laughing out loud in public places is your bag, be sure to pick up [Can You Keep a Secret?]. Heroine Emma Corrigan is going to be your new best friend.‚?Ě‚??Boston Herald
 
‚??Kinsella‚??s timing is so perfect, her instincts so spot-on, that it‚??s easy to . . . devour the book like the guilty pleasure it is.‚?Ě‚??Miami Herald

‚??Chick lit at its lightest and breeziest . . . filled with fabulous clothes, stalwart friends, and snotty enemies waiting to be taken down a peg.‚?Ě‚??Orlando Sentinel 

‚??[Kinsella‚??s] dialogue is sharp, even her minor characters are well drawn, and her parody of the marketing world is very funny.‚?Ě‚??Washington Post Book World 

‚??[A] comedic frenzy of ill-fated events . . . punchy . . . fast-moving.‚?Ě‚??Rocky Mountain News 

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Total mindless chicklit hilarity. Fun! ( )
  Abcdarian | May 18, 2024 |
Loved it. Would give it six stars if I could! ( )
  DianeVallere | May 16, 2024 |
NOT ENOUGH SPICE ARGHHHH. But the plot was so good, although i expected jack's secret to be juicier. but no, this book was gripping. get it? gripping? ( )
  rumarianna | Feb 17, 2024 |
I was able to get through enough of this book to see that this could have been a fun read, but I was so annoyed by the first-person-present-tense that I couldn’t force myself to continue beyond the first few chapters. DNF at 40 pages.

I was reading this for the 2017 Romance Bingo, for the New Adult square. I guess I’ll have to find another book.
  Doodlebug34 | Jan 1, 2024 |
This laugh-out-loud chick lit novel is being made into a movie, and it should be a blast. The story is about Emma Corrigan, who lives in Islington, a district in London, with her flatmates Lissy and Jemima. She has a boyfriend, Connor Martin, whom she met at her workplace, the Panther Corporation, where she is a bottom level marketing assistant. Connor is cute but boring, reminding Emma of a Ken doll, as in Barbie and Ken. She keeps a number of secrets from him since she pretends to share a host of interests with him that she doesn’t share at all.

These secrets and more pour out of Emma to her seat-mate on a flight home from Glasgow, where she went for work. Emma was already terrified of flying, but the plane ran into turbulence. Thinking she was dying, she told her most intimate secrets (her weight! her underwear problems! her secret fantasies!) to the handsome stranger next to her.

When the handsome stranger turned out to be the founder of the Panther Corporation, and he showed up at her workplace, Emma was mortified. But more humiliation was yet to come . . . .

Even though you know from the start what will eventually happen, the path to the conclusion is pure delight. ( )
  nbmars | Aug 31, 2023 |
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Emma (¬Ī 21) werkt in Londen als marketing-assistente bij Panther NV, wat haar familie te min vindt, zodat ze haar werk aandikt. Ook tegen haar nieuwe vriend, de knappe maar saaie Connor, maakt ze dingen mooier. Als tijdens een zakenreisje haar vliegtuig in turbulentie terechtkomt, raakt ze in paniek en biecht haar onbekende buurman haar geheimen op. Bij aankomst is ze zo in de war dat ze Connors voorstel om samen te wonen accepteert. Haar biechtvader blijkt echter Jack, haar hoogste baas te zijn die alles heeft onthouden wat ze zei en belangstelling voor haar heeft. [...]. Van de Engelse financieel journaliste verschenen enkele bestsellers. Ook deze luchtige roman, die vooral werkende jonge vrouwen van ¬Ī 18 tot 32 zal aanspreken, leest lekker weg. Een herkenbaar verhaal, waarin heel veel in hoog tempo gebeurt, met vaak komische misverstanden, romantiek en veel Engelse humor.
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Fiction. Literature. Romance. Humor (Fiction.) HTML:SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE ‚?Ę From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, a novel with the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism as her beloved Shopaholic series.
 
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. . . .
 
But come Monday morning, Emma‚??s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company‚??s elusive CEO.  Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn‚??t possibly get worse. Or could they?
 
Praise for Can You Keep a Secret?
 
‚??Venturing beyond Saks and Barney‚??s, the bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot entertains readers with backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex. . . . Kinsella‚??s down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.‚?Ě‚??Publishers Weekly 

‚??If laughing out loud in public places is your bag, be sure to pick up [Can You Keep a Secret?]. Heroine Emma Corrigan is going to be your new best friend.‚?Ě‚??Boston Herald
 
‚??Kinsella‚??s timing is so perfect, her instincts so spot-on, that it‚??s easy to . . . devour the book like the guilty pleasure it is.‚?Ě‚??Miami Herald

‚??Chick lit at its lightest and breeziest . . . filled with fabulous clothes, stalwart friends, and snotty enemies waiting to be taken down a peg.‚?Ě‚??Orlando Sentinel 

‚??[Kinsella‚??s] dialogue is sharp, even her minor characters are well drawn, and her parody of the marketing world is very funny.‚?Ě‚??Washington Post Book World 

‚??[A] comedic frenzy of ill-fated events . . . punchy . . . fast-moving.‚?Ě‚??Rocky Mountain News 

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