Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella

23 09 2009

Remember Me

Background:

When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise.  Her teeth are perfect.  Her body is toned.  Her handbag is Vuitton.  Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed.  Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all. Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen?  Will she ever remember?  And what will happen when she does?

Review:

Remember Me is another easy-read chick-lit novel.  While it is entertaining and fun, it covers morality issue (same with Giffin’s Something Borrowed) as well – cheating one’s partner – in the end, all in the name of love. 

Still worth reading… 

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Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

21 09 2009

 Something Borrowed

I can never consider myself a fast reader.  On the average, I spend about a few weeks on a book.  It’s not all about my little free time but basically because I’m really slow in reading, actually slow in bookworms’ standards.

I don’t know if you would call it an improvement or was it because they were just easy-read and hard-to- put-down novels?  I’m talking about Remember Me by Kinsella and Something Borrowed by Giffin.  Around middle of last week, I started Remember Me and finished it Saturday night, then I proceeded with Something Borrowed after I got home from church yesterday (that was about after lunchtime) and unbelievably finished it a little before lunchtime today.  My reading performance with Giffin’s book really amazed me.

Synopsis:

It tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has always been the consummate good girl—until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy’s fiancé.

Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from. As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice. In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren’t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness. 

Review:

This is an easy-read chick-lit book, very well-written with scenes well-described.  I found myself really involved in the different situations especially those breathtaking moments.  It’s definitely engrossing!  Can’t afford to put it down.

It’s a tale of a friendship with various conflicts and choices to be made.  Some questions of moral concerns arose in the process but can hardly make any judgment.  Maybe anyone is really capable of taking the risk of losing friendship to love… true love in this matter, especially when the supposed to be “victim” is of flawed character from the start.  So maybe Rachel’s action is justified??? Maybe….

I wish this would be made into a film… It could turn out to be a big grosser with the good casting.