Review: Something Borrowed

Posted 23 July 2013 by Emma Poulloura in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Something BorrowedSomething Borrowed by Emily Griffin
Also by this author: Something Blue
Series: Rachel and Darcy #1
Also in this series: Something Blue
Published by Arrow on 17th June 2004
Genres: Chicklit
Pages: 354
Format: eBook
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Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy’s fiancé. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

This is a difficult one for me. I hate cheaters I think if you’re not happy you should end it because cheating does more harm than good.

However Darcy irritated me from the moment she appeared, she is so self-centred. I’ve had a friend like Darcy and I was Rachel.  I was always letting my friend take the spotlight while I was in the background until she needed me to look after her. So seeing Rachel get back at Darcy was quite satisfying.

Hilary was a great character. She really made Rachel see the light and stop thinking that Darcy should get what she wants because she’s Darcy.

I also loved Ethan without giving too much away he’s there for Rachel when she needs him the most.

There were a lot of twists and turns in this book. I switched sides quite a few times.  Team Rachel and Dex then Team Rachel and Marcus then back to Team Rachel and Dex. I enjoyed the ending of this book and I was eager to read Something Blue.

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About Emily Griffin

Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of seven New York Times bestselling novels, The One & Only, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You’re With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

Emma Poulloura

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