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 Until Emma comes face to face with Jack Harper, the company s elusive CEO, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her


10 thoughts on “Can You Keep a Secret?

  1. maricar maricar says:

    don t read this in public..especially if you re by yourselfthis book has been on my wishlist for years apparently it was earning rave reviews from readers online and yet everytime i come across this at bookstores i d tell myself to postpone buying it since it had many copies on shelf i never even bothered leafing through it but one day i just decided to actually read its back cover and see what all the hoopla s about.and then i saw the line, Secrets she wouldn t share with anyone in the don t read this in public..especially if you re by yourselfthis book has been on my wishlist for years apparently it was earning rave reviews from readers online and yet everytime i come across this at bookstores i d tell myself to postpone buying it since it had many copies on shelf i never even bothered leafing through it but one day i just decided to actually read its back cover and see what all the hoopla s about.and then i saw the line, Secrets she wouldn t share with anyone in the world I have no idea what NATO stands for Or even what it is. and honest to god, i just grinned like an idiot i had to read it i actually went to a nearby cafe right after buying this from the store just so that i could begin.which turned out to be a bad idea cos it was literally difficult to keep a straight face once i read the first few chapters.you ever had that experience when something is really really funny but you can t laugh outright or even smile cos people around you will start getting wary this book is deadly you have to read it on some secluded preferably enclosed okay make it enclosed and sound proof place so you can laugh without being hampered.this book may even be funnier than her shopaholic series there s just something so natural and so human about the insecurities and then the delusions of Emma and though this might be a comic story first, this was a very cheeky romantic romp for me and is it just me or was Jack sexy i just wanted to skip on the next scene where he ll appear i can t wait what next secret he ll be dangling for Emma to squirm over.it s not even your run of the mill chick lit cos there were some parts that became serious they were heartbreaking all in all, this is a highly recommended, feel good story you ll never want to put it down even when you know that someone soon will approach you and politely ask you to leave their premises cos you re scaring some people


  2. Stacia (the 2010 club) Stacia (the 2010 club) says:

    SoI really wanted to dislike this book I was determined not to allow myself to be one of those girls You knowthe ones who plan ladies night out to watch Sex and the City I ve never had a desire to read Bridget Jones Diary or The Devil Wears Prada although I do hate to admit that I actually liked Devil as a movie I mean, it s Chick Lit Fluff without the smut What fun is that Turns out, it sfun than I was expecting The book started out in such a way that I was expecting to g SoI really wanted to dislike this book I was determined not to allow myself to be one of those girls You knowthe ones who plan ladies night out to watch Sex and the City I ve never had a desire to read Bridget Jones Diary or The Devil Wears Prada although I do hate to admit that I actually liked Devil as a movie I mean, it s Chick Lit Fluff without the smut What fun is that Turns out, it sfun than I was expecting The book started out in such a way that I was expecting to give up before making it past a few chapters I practically sighed with exasperation over the flighty, bumbling, office girl who embarrasses herself in front of her boss without knowing who he is The thoughts in my head were practically burning a hole in the Nook No, I don t care about what crappy fashion you re wearing to the office No, I don t care that you re really a size 12 but tell people you re an 8 No, I don t care that you have a lame ass boyfriend who listens to jazz and likes bad movies.Just as I was about to hit delete and ditch the book from my ereader, something happened I started laughing A LOT Not the polite little giggly oh that s cute type of laughter The snorting, choking, oh my god I m dying laughter My husband even looked up from his zombie like trance mid video game to give me a wtflook.It took several chapters for me to warm up to the book and truth be told, if I hadn t promised myself that I wanted to finish at least one chick lit book just to say that I had given the genre a shot, I would have quit out before getting to the part where it started to get good Once I got past the mediocre parts revolving around the main character s office and family life, and got into the part where she was spending most of her time trying to figure out how to make a relationship with her boss work, I was along for the ride It was quite the fun ride, too I was pleasantly surprised.Will I continue to read chick lit after this HmmmI don t know This book was fun and I m completely glad that I read it, but I still am not fond of the office girl modern day girl formula that seems to be pretty big in this genre Even with as funny as this book was, I ve browsed some reviews for the author s books and it looks like she tends to stick with a similar subject matter for most of her books


  3. Anzu The Great Destroyer Anzu The Great Destroyer says:

    Goal Read a light book and laugh my ass off.Result Read a stupid book that made me want to cut it into little pieces.Overall Goal Happiness.Overall Result A sh tty headache.All my friends gave Can You Keep A Secreta high score, all of them loved it, all of them asked me to read it.So I did.Yep And I ended up having a headache Literally Mrs Kinsella you owe me a pack of meds and a nice foot massage.So why did all my friends love this book and I didn t I have no idea, to tell you the tr Goal Read a light book and laugh my ass off.Result Read a stupid book that made me want to cut it into little pieces.Overall Goal Happiness.Overall Result A sh tty headache.All my friends gave Can You Keep A Secreta high score, all of them loved it, all of them asked me to read it.So I did.Yep And I ended up having a headache Literally Mrs Kinsella you owe me a pack of meds and a nice foot massage.So why did all my friends love this book and I didn t I have no idea, to tell you the truth I just know this Emma is an idiot A shallow clownish stupid boring insecure clueless loser She s the reason why I hated the bookPlease promote me, I say desperately Please I have to get a promotion to impress my family It s the only thing I want in the whole world, and I ll work so hard, I promise, I ll come in at weekends, and I ll I ll wear smart suitsFacepalm compilation in321 And btw, wtf is this Panther Cola crap Is it cola that panthers drink or cola made out of panthers


  4. KAS KAS says:

    How hard is it to keep your deepest, darkest secrets, especially if you think you are about to die Well for poor Emma, it seems to be quite hard Emma is in an airplane which is being tossed about in heavy turbulence, and when pure panic seizes her, she bursts out to the stranger sitting beside herWe re not going to make it I know we re not This is it I m twenty five years old I m not ready I haven t achieved anything I ve never had children, I ve never saved a life I have How hard is it to keep your deepest, darkest secrets, especially if you think you are about to die Well for poor Emma, it seems to be quite hard Emma is in an airplane which is being tossed about in heavy turbulence, and when pure panic seizes her, she bursts out to the stranger sitting beside herWe re not going to make it I know we re not This is it I m twenty five years old I m not ready I haven t achieved anything I ve never had children, I ve never saved a life I haven t gotten a tattoo I don t even know if I have a G spot I m sorry says the man, sounding taken aback My career s a complete joke I m not a top businesswoman at all I haven t got a team I m just a crappy assistant and I just had my first ever big meeting and it was a complete disaster Half the time I haven t a clue what people are talking about, I don t know what logistical means, I m never going to get promoted, and I owe my dad four thousand quid, and I ve never really been in loveThe above quotes are only a sampling of the litany of hilarious confessions and secrets she spills, but unbeknownst to Emma, she had a meltdown in front of Jack Harper, who happens to be the co founder of the marketing company she works for in London Jack had just flown in from America to visit with his employees Three days later when they meet face to face once again, this time in her office, Emma is mortified and hopes upon hope he doesn t remember her from the plane flight, but no such luck He not only remembers her but also every intimate thought and personal secret she uttered.Let the embarrassment begin This is my second Sophie Kinsella audiobook, and I am having the best time The British narrator s snappy and crisp voice made this rom com evenFUN tastic


  5. Michelle Michelle says:

    Have you ever been on a plane ride through hell and you got so scared, you thought it was better to say what you have been dying to say all your life before you crash I feel that way every time, honestly Although I wouldn t go into so much detail as Emma did in Can You Keep A Secret Once again Sophie Kinsella delivers a heroine that we want to cheer for and chastise at the same time Emma is a lovable neurotic dreamer that I feel protective of Spilling your deepest secrets, only to have the Have you ever been on a plane ride through hell and you got so scared, you thought it was better to say what you have been dying to say all your life before you crash I feel that way every time, honestly Although I wouldn t go into so much detail as Emma did in Can You Keep A Secret Once again Sophie Kinsella delivers a heroine that we want to cheer for and chastise at the same time Emma is a lovable neurotic dreamer that I feel protective of Spilling your deepest secrets, only to have them resurface at a very inopportune and public moment is a shame beyond measure Yet she endures and triumphs Kinsella builds these characters that we want to see succeed, although we hope they do learn a lesson or two along the way The story is a big mouthful of pink cotton candy a light and fluffy romance Fearing a plane crash, The heroine spills all her deepest secrets to a total stranger Fortunately, their plane didn t crash Unfortunately, the total stranger turned out to be the CEO of her company view spoiler Worse, he manages to spill all her secrets on national television Of course he didn t use her name, but she gave it away by her behavior hide spoiler This is a delicious book There were some very hilarious moments in this story Emma is absolutely engaging she s an adorable mess It would be a delight to be around such a woman, although she has the morals of an alley cat She s a self made career girl and a future marketing executive All in her head of course So it s no wonder she gets herself into such tangles She lives in her head I think everyone knows people like this and can t help laughing at them when they get into trouble I love the fact that she gets herself into constant binds, but good things invariably end up happening to her in the end I think we all like a lovable loser, don t we Not much I can say about the hero, just another closed mouth guy, but he did come through in the end He eventually learns that communicating with someone you are interested in is the key to trust and a lasting relationship A couple of snarky characters, and an imbecile ex boyfriend made for good story telling Only wish the ending was longer Lots of buildup and ends in a few pages, and epilogue was not informative enough Nevertheless, I was completely hooked on this book, and was immensely entertained This story was so funny and so far fetched that I could actually imagine it happening to me I will never ever spill my guts to a perfect stranger on an airplane no matter where I am going or under what circumstances Was it Maurice Switzer who saidIt is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it Wise man Very wise


  6. Zoë Zoë says:

    This was such a fun and entertaining book I laughed out loud multiple times and I also cringed several times because of how embarrassed I was for Emma.My only problem with this book is that I felt like it could have been longer It felt rushed at times and I wished there wasof an ending I wanted to know how it all came together and like, for example, how Kerry was doing terribly, I hope.Nevertheless, I really enjoyed reading this book and I can t wait to readof her novels in the This was such a fun and entertaining book I laughed out loud multiple times and I also cringed several times because of how embarrassed I was for Emma.My only problem with this book is that I felt like it could have been longer It felt rushed at times and I wished there wasof an ending I wanted to know how it all came together and like, for example, how Kerry was doing terribly, I hope.Nevertheless, I really enjoyed reading this book and I can t wait to readof her novels in the future


  7. Aj the Ravenous Reader Aj the Ravenous Reader says:

    Two point five ish stars Quirky, hilarious read about a 25 year old clumsy, silly, awkward Emma who is always caught in the most embarrassing situations and thinking she s probably not yet embarrassed enough, spewed out every single one of her deepest, darkest most embarrassing secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thought they were going to die during a violent turbulence The horrific result strange man isn t a stranger after all LMAO While I wasn t a fan of Emma and of any other cha Two point five ish stars Quirky, hilarious read about a 25 year old clumsy, silly, awkward Emma who is always caught in the most embarrassing situations and thinking she s probably not yet embarrassed enough, spewed out every single one of her deepest, darkest most embarrassing secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thought they were going to die during a violent turbulence The horrific result strange man isn t a stranger after all LMAO While I wasn t a fan of Emma and of any other character in the story for that matter and thought she was awful and ridiculous with every single decision she made She says it s good when it s bad, okay when it s not, yes when she means no, in short she lies all the time , the hilarity of her story and predictability of thethan slightly rubbish plot are entertaining It s my first Sophie Kinsella read and although it wasn t completely successful, I have a feeling I ll enjoy her YA novel, Finding AudreyHere s my lovely friend s, Alice s review of said YA book Happy birthday, my Dear Alice Despite the few stars, I enjoyed the read so it s all good I ll certainly give Ms Kinsella another chance I hope you re having the time of your life on your very special day Love you, girl 3


  8. Anne Anne says:

    I m not really 100% into Chick Lit, but this is one of those books that I ve seen pop up over and over again on all the Best Of lists over the years, and I ve grown quite curious.No, seriously True story Anyway I ve been on the hunt for really funny fluff this past month and finally decided to pull the trigger on my first Sophia Kinsella book Supposedly, this was a HI LARIOUS rom com, and I was in the market for exactly that.However.Sometimes what makes me smile doesn t match up with everyon I m not really 100% into Chick Lit, but this is one of those books that I ve seen pop up over and over again on all the Best Of lists over the years, and I ve grown quite curious.No, seriously True story Anyway I ve been on the hunt for really funny fluff this past month and finally decided to pull the trigger on my first Sophia Kinsella book Supposedly, this was a HI LARIOUS rom com, and I was in the market for exactly that.However.Sometimes what makes me smile doesn t match up with everyone else in the roomSo was it funny Yes No Kinda I mean, it wasn t the sort of humor that had me doubled over, gasping for breath, but there were cute moments It was the kind of jokey stuff that would have done well with a laugh track or something if that makes sense BUT.Even though this wasn t exactly what I was initially looking for, I still had a reallyreallyreally good time reading it It was just a super cute romance y little story about a young woman in the middle of getting serious about her career path, finding a man she loves, and simultaneously growing a set of balls I ve noticed that I never really find the resolutions to the assy family and or assy friend drama in Chick lit to me sufficiently, um resolved, I guess And this one was no different The ending felt sort of rushed as everything gets kinda built up to this crazy dramatic showdown, then everyone whistle farts away into a Happily Ever After I ve come to expect that, it s not even a deal breaker any.There was quite a bit of the ridiculous in this as far as nonsensical plot stuff goes, but I don t read this genre to get a glimpse of realism So, a lot of the nuttier aspects of the story, view spoiler like the way her co workers figured out he was talking about her on television hide spoiler , get a pass from me.If you re looking for something fluffy to get you through the week, I would say Can You Keep a Secret is a great choice


  9. Beverly Beverly says:

    OMG, this book is laugh out loud funny, like sitting in my cubicle at work just giggling to myself In the days, I spent reading this one I told numerous people about it because I was just so excited and happy to find a book that made me actual loud out loud Some of my best friends raved about this book during our girls weekend last year and I was repeatedly told, you have to read this Emma Corrigan is a typical girl, just like us or me at least She is awkward, inappropriate and just trying to OMG, this book is laugh out loud funny, like sitting in my cubicle at work just giggling to myself In the days, I spent reading this one I told numerous people about it because I was just so excited and happy to find a book that made me actual loud out loud Some of my best friends raved about this book during our girls weekend last year and I was repeatedly told, you have to read this Emma Corrigan is a typical girl, just like us or me at least She is awkward, inappropriate and just trying to prove herself Emma is flying back from a business trip, that of course went horribly bad During the flight, there is some extreme turbulence and she thinks she is going to die During her freak out she precedes to unload all her secrets on everyone around her Monday morning comes with a big surprise, one of the passengers is the owner of Emma s company and he remember everything All her secrets are out, some as small as hating g strings and the coffee at work, to her insecurities with her family and lesbian dream she had about her best friend This story is so freaking perfect It s so funny, it s freaking cute as shit and the love stories is so sweet This is my first book by Sophie Kinsella, but it will not be my last The audiobook is absolutely fantastic and made me believe the narrator was Emma Teaser created by me with stock images purchased from depositphotos.


  10. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Can You Keep a Secret , Sophie KinsellaEmma Corrigan is a young woman in London, England She is in a stable, but dull, relationship with the perfect man, and is currently attempting to climb the corporate ladder at Panther Cola, a multi national cola company headquartered in London Satisfied with life, she is thrown off kilter when she mistakenly blurts out all of her inner secrets to a complete stranger on a plane when it hits turbulence and she believes she is going to die Emma believes t Can You Keep a Secret , Sophie KinsellaEmma Corrigan is a young woman in London, England She is in a stable, but dull, relationship with the perfect man, and is currently attempting to climb the corporate ladder at Panther Cola, a multi national cola company headquartered in London Satisfied with life, she is thrown off kilter when she mistakenly blurts out all of her inner secrets to a complete stranger on a plane when it hits turbulence and she believes she is going to die Emma believes that she is in the clear when she leaves the plane, as she is confident that she will never see that stranger again However, when he shows up at work, and turns out to be the company s founder, she is forced to come face to face with the man, her secrets, and the desire for her life to change 2007 1385 454 964563461 1388 1390 1392 1394 1397 9789645634610 211234 58 53 5678910111213 53 53