Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: April 1st, 2005
Pages: Paperback, 322
Series: Darcy & Rachel, #1
Meet Rachel White, 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 fiance'. 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. In her wildest dreams (or worst nightmare?) this is the last thing on earth Rachel could ever have imagined happening. 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.
I love this book, and keep coming back to read it again and again. Everything about it screams perfection and excellence.
Giffin is such a creative writer and the humor and the dialogue is so spot on that you'll read Something Borrowed in no time at all and be begging for more. You want more? Well lucky for you, there is Something Blue, book # 2, and if you're up for it you can re-live Something Borrowed in the form of a movie! And trust me, while the movie is, well you know, an adaptation of the book, it's still totally worth the watch.
Something Borrowed is best read on a beach during summer or on vacation. Or curled up under a blanket on a cold winters evening. While the book focuses on the terrible acts of infidelity, you'll laugh, cry and picks sides. It's an easy book to fly through and you'll be glad you did. Rachel, Darcy, Dex and Ethan are characters that you can easily relate to some way or another and you'll find yourself picking them out in your own group of friends.
I can't say enough good things about Something Borrowed, and after reading this for the first time ages ago, Emily Giffin has become one of my favourite authors. Her chick-lit is a blast to read!