Review: Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

— feeling confused
Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella

I was looking for a lighthearted fluffy kind of romance and in certain respects, this book delivered.  Emma Corrigan is a heroine who makes endless blunders and has socially awkward moments that made me smile and laugh.  She is basically an airhead times one hundred, which I initially didn't mind but it started to grate on my nerves as I reached later chapters of the book.  There came a point while reading when Emma's personality and choices are too ridiculous to take seriously, and she becomes a caricature instead of a fully developed character that I would want to root for to overcome obstacles.


The romance is cute at times, but I don't think Jack Harper is the type of romantic lead to swoon over and by the end of the book I thought he was a jerk.  I couldn't understand what Emma sees in him and overall this story pales in comparison to some of Kinsella's other works (specifically I've Got Your Number, which is a much stronger and more humorous story).