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Can You Keep a Secret?
Can You Keep a Secret
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Unfailingly optimistic Emma Corrigan has a problem. During an episode of flight turbulence, she tells her troubles (the job she hates, the seemingly perfect boyfriend she is not sure she loves) to the handsome man sitting next to her. Then, who walks into her office the next morning but the man from the flight--who turns out to be Jack Harper, t...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385338080
ISBN-10: 0385338082
Publication Date: 3/1/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 803 ratings
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Can You Keep a Secret? on + 37 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
It is always a good sign when the book you're reading makes you laugh out loud. "Can You Keep a Secret" definitely had me laughing out loud in more than a few places. However, it also had me groaning about the stupidity of the main character a few times as well.

Overall, I liked the story. There's something funny about spilling your guts and all the little life secrets you have to a total stranger on the plane. Until that is, that stranger happens to be the CEO of your company. Such is the story of Emma and Jack.

While the book is more than a little predictable, I still had fun. It made me laugh more times that any other book I've read this year (and that's something).

If you need a light-hearted book that you can read to brighten your day (or a plane ride of your own), then definitely check out "Can You Keep a Secret". If nothing else, it will help you keep your secrets in tact.
reviewed Can You Keep a Secret? on + 14 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 7
I loved this book because all of the characters in it seemed so human, and they were very easy to relate to. This book definitely has some laugh-out-loud moments, along with some, "Hey, I know how she feels" moments. Definitely a good read.
reviewed Can You Keep a Secret? on + 578 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I liked this book better than her shopaholic books. This character was more endearing and likeable. She basically thinks she is going to die in a plane crash and starts spilling her guts to a stranger. The stranger turns out to be her new boss, and really hot. He now knows all her secrets and really likes her because of it. She knows a secret of his too. Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in bed or love , boy or girl betray or misunderstand the other. Then boy and girl work it all out.
reviewed Can You Keep a Secret? on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Cute, very cute. This was my first Kinsella book and it was interesting and very funny at times. Very real reactions from the main characters at times so its easy to identify with them. You'll enjoy it.
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Helpful Score: 5
Written with dry wit and humor, Can You Keep A Secret? is engaging in a light, satisfactory manner. Other reviewers add that the belief in reality must be suspended while undertaking the reading of this particular novel. Once that has happened, however, it is fanciful to suppose that a story like this could happen to someone, and the author spins that fancy into a lovely, sweet romance. Kinsella creates a dashing, charming and highly successful CEO that strives to capture our hearts as well as he has captured Emma's.

The novel is not without its faults - the "necessary drama" that must always unravel itself in such a novel of course occurs, taking its shape in the spilling of secrets and sudden mistrust. For some, it may create a bit of an unsatisfactory ending (though the story, of course, ends happily). Yet the ride (both literal and figurative) is special and brings to the uneventful Emma's life much excitement.

Recommended.
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reviewed Can You Keep a Secret? on + 2 more book reviews
Very cute story. A great read for a day at the beach or lazy weekend. I read this story in two nights. Fun, fast, but not overly predictable. I enjoyed this story very munch.
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Good story. Not entirely plausible but who cares. Sophie Kinsella is solid!
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Fun, Clever, Entertaining--a great book to take on vacation!

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