Can You Keep a Secret? - Sophie Kinsella

Can You Keep a Secret?

Author: Sophie Kinsella

  • Publication Date: 2004-03-23
  • Category: Fiction & Literature
4 Score: 4
(From 970 Ratings)


SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE • From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, a novel with the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism as her beloved Shopaholic series.
Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets:
Secrets from her boyfriend: I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.
Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.
Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger. . . .
But come Monday morning, Emma’s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO.  Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn’t possibly get worse. Or could they?
Praise for Can You Keep a Secret?
“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. . . . Kinsella’s down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.”Publishers Weekly 

“If laughing out loud in public places is your bag, be sure to pick up [Can You Keep a Secret?]. Heroine Emma Corrigan is going to be your new best friend.”Boston Herald
“Kinsella’s timing is so perfect, her instincts so spot-on, that it’s easy to . . . devour the book like the guilty pleasure it is.”Miami Herald

“Chick lit at its lightest and breeziest . . . filled with fabulous clothes, stalwart friends, and snotty enemies waiting to be taken down a peg.”Orlando Sentinel 

“[Kinsella’s] dialogue is sharp, even her minor characters are well drawn, and her parody of the marketing world is very funny.”Washington Post Book World 

“[A] comedic frenzy of ill-fated events . . . punchy . . . fast-moving.”Rocky Mountain News 

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night.


  • Love it!

    By gretchenperry17
    It was such a great read! At one point I'm laughing the next I'm wanting to cry. It was the perfect blend for a romance as soon as I started it I couldn't put it down. I definitely recommend to anyone who loves a great read!
  • Shallow but entertaining

    By Caramelreview
    I liked the first part, but for my taste it was shallow and lacked depth. I wanted a nice read but with some thought not that shallow. I respect all other reviews, I'm just talking about my taste.
  • Awesome Story

    By Rod idem
    This story was just great. I enjoyed every minute of it.
  • Funny

    By Elllllll889p
    Funny and entertaining until the last quarter. The last few chapters were very messy and almost painful to finish.
  • Fantastic read

    By ginab03
    Great story line. Character is like a familiar friend sharing with you.
  • A great read!

    By JoDGirl
    I really enjoyed this book. Cute, quirky, and a quick read that I couldn't put down.
  • LOL funny

    By Feistyair
    This is in my top 25 reads. This book was hilarious!
  • Sweet

    By Fernandezm80
    I can relate more than I care to share! Nice, sweet, funny... Enjoyed very much...
  • Hilarious

    By JenniePleasant23
    Okay, this by far the looniest character I have ever read in a book. Emma...just funny and literally had me laughing out loud. Such a great book. Look forward to reading more from this writer.
  • Great book

    By awesttx
    Couldn't put it down! Reads like movie script.