Something Blue – Emily Giffin

If you are a regular follower on my blog for any reason, you know I read Something Borrowed and Love the One You’re With — both by Emily Giffin. I noted in both that Giffin seems to have an affinity for writing about stories involving cheating. Which immediately elicits images of Dolly Parton belting out Jolene…and makes me very angry…

Anyway, I didn’t even want to read Something Blue — the sequel to Something Borrowed — because I am so bothered by the affair route as a means to finding love. But, I finally decided to give it a try and breezed through it pretty quickly. Friends who have read the book told me I would change my mind about the main offender — Darcy.

If you have seen the movie adaptation of Something Borrowed, Darcy is played by Kate Hudson and the very thought of how she is portrayed makes my skin crawl. Selfish, shallow, completely egotistic — everything you could possibly hate in a girlfriend.

Something Borrowed is written from the perspective of Rachel, the beloved character who falls in love with Darcy’s fiance, Dexter. Something Blue is told from Darcy’s perspective and though I gritted my teeth and rolled my eyes enough to have a headache the next morning when her early exploits and justifications are described in the book…turns out my friends were right. But only because Darcy has a transformation.

The book was interesting for sure — and I won’t lie in saying that the description of Darcy’s misfortunes didn’t gave me pleasure for a while, because they certainly did. The story ready like watching a movie very slowly, and that kind of mindless reading is always fun.

All in all, the story was a decent chick lit read and I’ll probably even give Babyproof a try…


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