“Rachel is now thirty. She has an enviable job at a prestigious law firm that she hates. She lives alone. She's not dating anyone and has no prospects. She has a best friend who has it all.
Darcy, Rachel's best friend throws her a 'surprise' thirtieth birthday party and Darcy spend the evening reflecting on Darcy's perfect life. Darcy plans parties for a living! She has the perfect body. Darcy at twenty-nine can still et up on the bar for a drunken dance and have everyone long to be with her or to be her. Darcy gets everything she wants! When will Rachel get something? When will Rachel win in their competitive friendship?
Darcy ends up way too drunk to continue the evening so her fiancé pulls her down from the bar gathers her up and ushers her home. Dex is so wonderful! Rachel knew him first - why isn't he hers? Oh, yes - because she introduced him to Darcy.
When Dex returns to retrieve Darcy's purse he and Rachel start talking - like they did in law school. They do a bit of bar hopping. Then they hop in cab to call it a night. The cab hits a bump knocking them together and the next thing they know they're waking up in Rachel's bed together. Did that truly happen? Did Rachel just risk her friendship for one drunken night with the perfect man? Yes! Yes! Yes!
WOW! I absolutely loved this book! It was really hard for me to read though. It caused for a lot of reflection. Do I tend to be like Rachel - just assuming that you can't have what you want instead of fighting for it. She allows things to happen around her because it's just easier. She's tremendously jealous of her best friend. Why? Because Darcy believes she can have what she wants so she gets what she wants. While Rachel never believes she can have what she wants so she always allows Darcy to win.
I will say that, for me, at least, the ending really sucked. It just left me feeling that something was missing. I don't know maybe it just wrapped up more quickly than I wanted but it just felt like it ended in a bad place. Because of that my rating is a bit lower than it would have been - though the rest of the book I just couldn't put down...