The storyline went a direction I didn't expect, which was both interesting and frustrating. It was not one of my favorites, but I did find myself rooting for certain characters to make the right decision. I would not recommend the 2nd book to this ("something blue") which takes the viewpoint of the unlikeable character within this story. It is one of the worst books I've read, almost as if another author wrote it.
Any suggestions on this book , i haven't read it.
The protagonist spends a night with her best friend's fiance and thus begins the tale of their unrequited love. The protagonist feeling guilty and trying to justify her actions by remembering all the past wrongs that her friend has done to her, is quite typical and you will find it in many novels and movies. The novel is somewhat similar to Devil wears Prada and has quite a realistic setting. It also addresses the societal viewpoint (and not mine) that there must be something amiss with a girl who is still unmarried at the age of thirty. The author has a good writing style and has developed the characters nicely. Overall I would say 3/5.
This is a quick read. Out of the chick lit books, this is one of the best reads. The sequel is just as good!
Despire the Bas Bleu nod, I thought this book looked so goofy, and the whole New York lawyer thing is so cringe-worthy. But the opening passage, with its pitch-perfect evocation of Forenza sweaters and double pierced ears drew me in. I remember having one of those patriotic drums for the Bicentennial! Pure nostalgia.
i really enjoyed reading this book!i root for rachel all the way...though falling for your best friend's fiance isn't the advisable way of finding your one true love, under the circumstances, for rachel, it worked-and it was even romantic...rachel and dex' love for each other seemed genuine enough...somewhat ideal but for the wrong timing...and what made things more complicated was rachel's friendship with darcy, the bride-to-be...but in the end, i definitely agree that a person's happiness in finding true love is more important sometimes, even to the extent of losing something as valuable as friendship...
Love it-can't wait to read the next book from this author.
This book was a page turner but I hate the overall message: You can't be happy unless you have a man.
I loved this book! It gave me a new perspective on relationships. I have always been one for "no cheating", but I did definitely see it from Rachel point of view. I not saying that cheating is okay and that people should cheat. I purchased the rest of the series by mail and can't wait til they arrive in the mail.
when i started reading this book i had very low expectations about it mainly due to the premise of the book - cheating, but i found that i couldn't put this book down and am now looking forward to reading the next book!
I thought it was pretty good, and the sequel will surprise you, Darcy and Jenny definitely grow up!
I made the mistake of reading Something Blue firstm but then at the advice of a colleague I stopped and picked up Something borrowed. I am midway and am really enjoying it so far. Its a great quick read to help you escape your own realtionship qualms. I highly recomment this book!
This book is arguably one of the best chick lit books ever written ... or so I think anyway! As a writer, I can really appreciate her style, her ability to lead the reader, and the pace of the book ... simply fantastic.
I love the book! However, I hate the main character, Rachel! The book was well-written, no question about it. But making Rachel, the weak, fiance stealer, as the heroine in the story is totally wrong! I mean yeah Darcy was a very annoying, toxic friend, perfect and she gets everything she wanted in life, but c'mon it's because she has the will and the courage to achieve it all! she knows what she wants and she knows how to get it! Why would Rachel blame Darcy for her low self-esteem and insecurities in life? You're responsible in every actions that you do. You are who you are! You have your own free will. If you want to be weak loser then it's your choice. Don't blame other people in your misfortune. And justifying stealing your best friend's fiance because your annoying friend Darcy was mean since 5th grade is definitely unreasonable! C'mon you're 30 years old and a lawyer! It's very childish and immature reasoning! Your best friend might be annoying, but having an affair with her fiance is totally different story, a very wrong one actually. It makes you even more annoying and disgusting as a person Rachel!!! Grrrhhhh i really hate Rachel!
I agree with everything you wrote! Glad to know I'm not the only one that hated Rachel.
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