This is what happens when a girl has too much time in the office, not that I’m liking it. On the brighter side, I have started picking up reading again after a long time. This is what happens when you start working, you barely have the time to do anything after work let alone reading a book.
Anybody Out There (Marian Keyes)
The story opens with Anne in the hospital. It appears that her boyfriend, Aiden has left her or something. She kept calling him but the calls went unanswered. Like your average stalker, she sent him tons of emails but did not receive any reply. At this point, I think readers might have the impression that her boyfriend has left her until it was revealed that they both met with a horrific accident. Anne survived the crash but Aiden did not.
Something Borrowed (Emily Giffin)
Whenever I hear that women snatched somebody else’s boyfriends/fiancés/husbands, my first impression usually goes along this line: “what a bitch”. But this is not the case when Rachel got together with her best friend (or more like a toxic friend after a couple of chapters) Darcy’s fiancé Dex (short for Dexter I suppose).
Darcy likes to be the centre of attention at the expense of her so-called best friend Rachel. As opposed to Darcy, Rachel is the studious one who eventually went on to Duke to read Law. Being a sensible girl as she has always been, she graduated at the top of her class and is now an attorney. Rachel is always compared to the ever-popular Darcy who has since broken many hearts along the way. Whatever Rachel does, Darcy must be one step ahead even if it means she has to resort to unsavoury ways. Whichever guy Rachel is eyeing on, Darcy will surely get him first. Now, who will you say is the bitch here?
Rachel first met Dex in law school. Dex is charming and smart, all the qualities that a girl would look in a guy and Rachel couldn’t wait to tell Darcy all about him. Of course, Darcy being Darcy had to get her “paws” on Rachel’s potential guy. And as revealed by Dex later on, he was interested in her (Rachel) but thought that the feeling isn’t mutual since Rachel introduced him to another girl. Darcy and Dex hit it off and are now engaged to be married.
Rachel never had the intention to betray her best friend but as fate has it, she met Dex again at her birthday party and the flames were rekindled.
P.S.: Rachel, you go, girl!
Planning to read: Something Blue (Emily Giffin) – the sequel to Something Borrowed told from Darcy’s point of view.