Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She's always been a v. nervous flyer. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her - quite a dishy American, but she's too frightened to notice -all her innermost secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends ...
Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She's always been a v. nervous flyer. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her - quite a dishy American, but she's too frightened to notice -all her innermost secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends she's read them. How she does her hair up like Princess Leia in her bedroom. How she's not sure if she has a G-spot, and whether her boyfriend could find it anyway. How she feels like a fraud at work - everyone uses the word 'operational' all the time but she hasn't a clue what it means. How the coffee at work is horrible. How she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. If ever there was a bare soul, it's hers. She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous founding boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises...It's the man from the plane. What will he do with her secrets? He knows them all - but she doesn't know a single one of his. Or...does she?
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Eye catcher from page one. Couldn't put it down. Thoroughly entertaining.
Sep 3, 2008
Would You Tell All Your Secrets to a Complete Stra
As usual, Sophie Kinsella delights her fans with a lively story of a girl after our own hearts. Like Becky Bloomwood (Shopaholic), Emma Corrigan is a pure delight as she fumbles and frets her decisions, especially when on a plane flight where she experiences heavy turbulence ? Emma?s not a happy flyer ? she freaks and turns to the stranger sitting next to her and reveals all of her deepest secrets. She is so relieved when the plane finally lands safely and although a little embarrassed about her confessions, she?s figures he?s a stranger and she?ll never see him again, so what?s the harm, right? Well, next thing you know, once Emma?s back at work, she eventually discovers that her airplane seatmate is none other than Jack Harper, her company?s founder and he?s in town and (gulp!) he remembers her and everything she told him! That?s when the fun starts!
Emma tries to find ways to avoid Jack at work, but he always seems to find her and learns that a lot of the secrets that she shared with him are in fact, about some of her coworkers. Emma?s been in the running for a promotion for the longest and she tries hard to save face, but Kinsella keeps us in stitches as Emma is exposed again and again ? her secrets even find their way on TV!
I enjoyed this book, coincidentally, while on a flight and although I did experience a little turbulence, I didn?t reveal any of my secrets to the person sitting next to me ? then again, I was sitting next to my sister, and she already knows my secrets, or almost all of them! The other characters in this story add weight and dimension to this funny tale. From her co-workers to her parents, to her roommates, Kinsella adds depth to the story and entertains readers with the details of the characters? charming idiosyncrasies that are so much like our own, yet she finds the right situations to pair them with and the combination is hilarious! This is chick lit at its best and a fast read that readers will love ? highly recommended!
Sep 18, 2007
Buy, beg, borrow or steal a copy of this book. It is lighthearted, romantic and roll in the floor hilarious. I found myself laughing out loud reading about Emma's adventures. I really identified with the plane scene because I am scared of flying too. In my opinion this book is better than her Shopaholic series. Not a book that you will easily forget.
Aug 1, 2007
A Great Book For Vacation
This was a great book to escape to after a long day at work. It will sweep you away in the main character's life which is refreshing and ever changing.
May 29, 2007
i would definitely recommend this book...very funny, touching, and an easy read.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-06-07 It would be hard to imagine anyone other than Gray giving voice to Emma Corrigan, the heroine of Kinsella's hilarious new confection (after Shopaholic Ties the Knot). With her flirty British accent, Gray perfectly delivers the hysterical monologues that Emma, a marketing assistant, directs towards the handsome man sitting next to her on a turbulent flight between Glasgow and London. Emma spills intimate details about her G-string, G-spot, the fact that she's never been in love and much more. But to Emma's chagrin, the handsome man on the plane turns out to be Jack Harper, CEO of her company. Emma hopes Jack will forget all about her, but he seems bent on getting to know her, first forcing her to admit she deserves better than her boring boyfriend Conor, then convincing her that he is a better choice. Although he never seems to share his own secrets, Emma can't help falling in love with Jack and his glamorous lifestyle. But then the unthinkable happens-Jack reveals Emma's secrets on national television in front of her family, friends and co-workers. What happens next? That's a secret. What's not is that this fast-paced, fluffy audiobook goes down as easily as cotton candy and is twice as sweet. Simultaneous release with the Dial hardcover (Forecasts, Jan. 5). (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2004-01-05 Things are suddenly starting to look up for the hapless but optimistic Emma Corrigan. She has kept her job at Panther Cola for nearly a year, has the perfect boyfriend and hopes for a promotion to marketing executive should her first opportunity to strut her stuff and land a business deal be successful. Unfortunately, things don't go quite as planned, and on her unusually turbulent return flight from a disappointing client meeting, in a terrified state, she confesses her innermost secrets to the good-looking stranger sitting beside her. When she shows up at work the next morning, she is horrified to discover that her mystery man is none other than the revered and brilliant Jack Harper, American CEO of Panther Cola, on a weeklong visit to the company's U.K. branch. Thus begins a series of chaotic, emotionally exhausting and funny episodes that thrust Emma, with her workaholic best friend, Lissy, and their awful flatmate Jemima, into a world of fairy tales, secrets and deceit. Venturing beyond Saks and Barney's, the bestselling author of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot entertains readers with backstabbing office shenanigans, competition, scandal, love and sex. The plot is gossamer thin (Jack is keeping secrets of his own) and the lopsided romance not entirely believable, but Kinsella's down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter. BOMC, QPB and Literary Guild featured alternates. (Mar. 23) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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