Love the One You’re With

July 24, 2009 at 3:11 am (Pop lit/Fiction lite, Romance) (, )

Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

Love the One You’re With by Emily Giffin
St Martin’s Press, 1st edition, 2008
342 pages
Genre:
chick lit, romance, pop lit, fiction lite

Synopsis & Review: Ellen and Andy Graham are exactly one hundred days into their perfect marriage when Ellen has a chance encounter with her ex Leo, the One that Got Away. Flustered, she tries to go on as she was before, enjoying her perfect life, but she keeps finding her way back to Leo. Though he broke her heart eight years previous, Ellen can’t help but recall what they once had together–and what might have been. As Ellen struggles to adjust to a move from New York City to Atlanta, she questions her career, her marriage, her life, and her choices. will LtOYW disappoint? click here to find out!

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Baby Proof

July 24, 2009 at 1:14 am (Pop lit/Fiction lite, Romance) (, )

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
St Martin’s Press, 1st edition, 2006
340 pages
Genre:
chick lit, romance, pop lit, fiction lite

Synopsis & Review: Claudia never liked playing with dolls, and when she grew up, she knew that she didn’t want kids. Just as she was resigning herself to the possibility that she’d never meet a partner who felt the same, along came Ben. Ben, who prized his freedom as much as she did, who wanted to travel and eat out, and live the high life with a partner. Agreeing on a child-free relationship, Claudia and Ben were married and lived happily ever after. At least, until Ben saw his friends having babies all around them and decided that he wanted one, too. click for whether Baby Proof was worth it

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Something Blue

July 24, 2009 at 12:40 am (Pop lit/Fiction lite, Romance) (, )

Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Something Blue by Emily Giffin

Something Blue by Emily Giffin
St Martin’s Press, 1st edition, 2005
338 pages
Genre:
chick lit, romance, pop lit, fiction lite

Synopsis & Review: Something Blue picks up where Something Borrowed left off: Darcy, Rachel, and Dex have all made their big reveals, leaving Dex and Rachel together, and Darcy with Marcus. Unfortunately for Darcy, her fairytale doesn’t work out this time. Marcus is patently uninterested in marriage and fatherhood, and gives Darcy her first dumping but good. Single and pregnant, Darcy is dumped by her other friends, too, as she begins to reap the shallowness she has sown. Desperate to start over, she flies to London to visit long-time friend Ethan, fantasizing about the lovely rich men she’ll meet in London, the ones who will take care of her and her baby forever. But when she tries to live out her fantasy of a glamorous life, Darcy is in for a rude awakening. click here for more about Something Blue

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Something Borrowed

July 23, 2009 at 3:05 am (Pop lit/Fiction lite, Romance) (, )

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
St Martin’s Griffin, 2nd printing, 2005
352 pages
Genre:
chick lit, romance, pop lit, fiction lite

Synopsis & Review: Rachel White celebrates her thirtieth birthday by having a big party with her BFF Darcy Rhone. Beautiful Darcy, a NYC PR person, plans a bash at a prominent nightspot, inviting Rachel’s friend—and her own—and celebrates even harder than the birthday girl herself, stepping naturally into the spotlight as she always has. But when Darcy has a little too much to drink and goes home early, studious good girl Rachel hooks up with Darcy’s fiancé Dex. Rachel spends the summer juggling her old BFF and her new love, working, spending weekends in the Hamptons, and oh, helping Darcy plan her wedding. To Dex. She also spends a lot of time moping about Dex, and how he’s not yet left Darcy for her, and will he leave Darcy for her, and what they’ll do when/if Darcy finds out, and so on.

I was sick for a few days, and Eli picked up a nice stack of books for me at the library, including the entire Emily Giffin oeuvre. I noticed the books when we were picking up sundries at Target last week and the titles Something borrowed and Something blue caught my eye—as anything wedding-related is wont to do right now. I am only human. I powered through all four Sunday through Wednesday, but for some periods of unconsciousness and vomiting on Tuesday (sorry, but it’s the truth!). The end result was that I overdosed on the books; I like fluff as much as the next person, but too much all at one is like eating three deep-fried Twinkies. click here for more about Something Borrowed

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