58. Emily Giffin – Something Borrowed

I’ve been sick lately (boo), but that means lots of time to read in bed!

So I just finished my latest book, Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. I love the movie adaptation of this book and my sister told me these books are easy to read, so I decided to try it out.

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Emily Giffin – Something Borrowed (photo taken by me)

The story is about a woman named Rachel, and it starts on the night of her thirtieth birthday party. She’s in a bit of a slump because she’s turning 30 and has no boyfriend, so she feels kind of empty.

It doesn’t help that her long-time best friend Darcy is always there to upstage her. Darcy has a way of making everything about her, and it doesn’t help that she’s currently engaged to a man named Dex.

Rachel and Dex were really good friends in law school, but she thought he was way out of her league, so she eventually set him up with Darcy.

Rachel and Dex are the last ones to leave her birthday party, so they go to a bar together before going home. In the taxi on the way home, they start kissing and he ends up spending the night at her apartment.

Of course, Rachel feels horrible about sleeping with her lifelong best friend’s fiance, but she didn’t feel like being with Dex was wrong, partly because she’s always had a crush on him.

Eventually, she and Dex end up back together, and it becomes a regular thing. Rachel doesn’t want to hurt Darcy, but she and Dex love each other.

Obviously, things get complicated as their relationship continues while he is engaged to Darcy, but she keeps hoping he will call off the wedding.

If you’ve seen the movie, the book is pretty similar. Obviously there are some differences and some characters change, but the ending is the same.

I really liked this book and it was definitely an easy read. The book shows how difficult life can be and how things aren’t always black and white.

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