Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Something Blue; Emily Giffin

Title: Something Blue (Darcy & Rachel #2)
Author: Emily Giffin
Genre: Romance
Publisher: Griffin
Published: March 21st, 2006
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: Her beauty and charm. Her fiance, Dex. Her lifelong best friend, Rachel. She never needed anything else. Or so she thinks until Dex calls off their dream wedding and she uncovers the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply—and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey toward redemption, forgiveness, and true love.



Rating

Hello Fellow Readers,

I first read this a couple of years ago when I picked it up at a charity store, so I recently wanted to reread a book that was fun to sort of help with the reading I will have to for my current semester. I loved it then, and I still love it now. I honestly did not like Something Borrowed very much, I don't know why that is considering the type of person Darcy is but I think it has to do with all the cheating. Plus, Rachel and Dex were not my favorite couple. The beginning of this book was not as good as I remember it, but I plowed through it and eventually really liked it.

First of all, Darcy, she's spoiled and selfish and a little vain but as Darcy continues to mention her life and show flashbacks of her childhood you can start to see why she is the way that she is. As soon as she gets to London and stays with Ethan things start to pick up and after a nasty fight, realizes she has to change. I love the way Giffin writes this change because it isn't a sudden thing but it seems to be gradually and naturally in a way I can see happening if Darcy was a real character.

I also really loved Ethan, which is probably why I liked this book so much considering he is in this a lot more. The romance in this book as happens gradual and you start to see the change in both of those characters and the interactions they have. While nothing happened right away, and I loved that there is no Insta-love, I really wanted to lock them in a room or smash their mouths together. Despite how long it took for them together it was worth it.

The ending also perfectly tied everything up, and I don't think I ever remembered loving an ending more than this one.

Challenges


3rd book!

Meet the author


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. 

2 comments:

  1. Great review, this book looks and sounds like an amazingly great book I am really glad you fully enjoyed re-reading this one again. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

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  2. I still haven't read this one, but I remember liking Ethan, so maybe one of these days I'll give it a try. :)

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