©2004 Emily Giffin; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
This novel was a refreshingly light novel. The characters were well developed and the issues presented in the story line were very realistic. I enjoyed every minute of this listen and felt as though I were watching a scandalous lifetime movie. Whenever I stopped the audiobook I looked forward to the next time I would have to pick it up.
I liked that Rachel finally took a stand for herself, but I didn't like how weak she was really throughout the entire book. She's an intelligent and accomplished woman, but all she seems to think about is her best friend being a bitch to her since they met and her yearning for her fiance. I understand it's difficult to stand up against your friends especially when you're so used to their behavior, but in my opinion I don't like that she went behind her back and continued the affair. I think she should have been upfront with Dax from the beginning instead of allowing herself to be his mistress until he decided it was time. I thought this would be a cute romantic dramedy, but it just annoyed me, I'm glad I held off on purchasing the sequel.
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I think she did a great job of conveying the emotions of the characters.
I actually so the movie first, but never saw the last 20 minutes so I figured it would be nice to read the book since I liked the film...I was wrong. The movie changed a lot, but I'm glad that it cut Rachel and Dax's relationship to only a few stolen moments, but I didn't like how they changed the Ethan and Rachel's relationship and cut out Hillary.
Honestly I don't know what woman would read this and think it's so amazing. Emily Griffin is a good writer, but if her female characters are all like Rachel I'd prefer to steer clear.
I am a busy sports mom listening to romance only. If the narrator is good and it has a decent plot, I will find it enjoyable.
Yes. The story was good, but Darcy's character drives me crazy and Rachel even more because she allowed her to bully her.
I was all set up to hate this book and think it was cheesy, but I was pleasantly surprised. It isn't the best book I've ever read, or even the best chick lit, but it was solid and enjoyable and entertaining. I will read the other books in this series. I would recommend.
Absolutely. A friend actually recommended it to me. I liked it better than Something Borrowed. I laughed and even cried through the book. Darcy's arrogance and outlook on life was entertaining not to mention funny.
When Ethan and Darcey finally confessed they loved each other when walking the twins in the park.
Once before with Something Borrowed. I loved the movie.
Darcey. So arrogant that you love her for it.
Yes, but I think I would recommend the print version over the audiobook because I did not care for the narrator. That being said, I still really enjoyed the audiobook and found myself listening to it even when I wasn't in the car.
I had already seen the movie, so I wasn't really surprised or moved by anything in particular. However, I did enjoy the book much better (even though I also loved the movie) because it contained character development, backstory, and slight plot differences that were not in the film.
I did not care for Jennifer Wiltsies performance of this book. She made Rachel seem pouty and dull, Darcy seems whiny and shrill, and Dex seem monotone and cold. So I will base my favorite character on the story, not the narration and I would have to say Ethan.
His character is so lovable in the film that I thought I wouldn't like his minor presence in the book (friends had told me he wasn't in the first book much), but I somehow found him even more lovable despite his small role. I have heard he plays a much bigger part in the second book so I am looking forward to that.
Definitely Ethan, he is such a great guy in this story. I also found Marcus to be much more likable in the book than he was in the film.
At first I didn't see much reason to read this book because I had seen the film, but I wanted to read the second one (I am not sure if they are turning it into a film) so I decided to go ahead and read the first one anyway. Friends told me it was a bit different than the movie, which I didn't think I would like but instead I enjoyed this version even better. I am starting book two today!
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I could not finish this book - it was that bad. The characters were not likeable at all. I couldn't find any redeeming qualities in them. And the story just dragged. After 2 hours of waiting for something to happen, I gave up.
the characters were to caricaturish, nothing made sense, and nothing much happened!!! i kept waiting for a twist, but.. nothing!
not really.. the narrator was good,... the story could work as a (average quality) chick flick movie but listening to a full length novel of the traitorous main character's spineless thoughts was a waste of my time
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First the narrator grated on my nerves. I didn't think I would ever get through this book. The storyline was good. But written to what seems a younger audience. Even though...well, my mother wouldn't have let me read it. Maybe EG was trying to speak to everyone but that narrator was almost too much to take. I KNOW Darcy is SUPPOSE to be LOUD even so..
I have purchased all of the Giffen books on Audible. Something Blue redeems Darcy but that was a tough listen also. Re: this book I actually thought the movie was better and I never say that. I love books and they cannot all be bright gems but this one is still in the treasure chest....
Yeah, this isn't going to be winning a pulitzer anytime soon, but if you're at all into chick-lit, this is a good one. I enjoyed the story because I like when I find myself vacillating between agreeing and disagreeing with a character, which definitely happened here. Well worth the buy, and the narrator is great.
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