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TOP DRAWER CHICK-LIT
on 30 June 2016
This book, like the other Kinsella standalone novels I have read, is a joy.
When nervous flier Emma Corrigan thinks they are going to crash, her little corner of the plane becomes a confessional as she spills all of her little secrets to the random bloke sat next to her. Emma expects never to see him again so when he appears in her life she is mortified, he however, is intrigued.
I loved Emma from the moment she opened her mouth. She is ''just an ordinary, nothing-special girl'' (p257). Except she isn't. Emma is bright (so what if she doesn't know what NATO stands for), funny resourceful, ambitious (but nor ruthless), and kind - well it is Artemis' plant she is trying to annihilate not Artemis herself. I was rooting for her and I was happy when she wiped the smile off her cousin's face.
I found her relationship with her parents really sad,, but unfortunately it does happen, parents do sometimes compare their child to a cousin and find that child wanting. I was surprised that she forgave them so easily.
Maybe I am wrong to do so, but I loved bad girl Jemima and the lengths she goes to to protect her expensive items from Emma and Lissy. I think a love-to-hate character adds colour to a story.
I loved Jack Harper. I loved the way he toyed with Emma, letting her know in not too subtle ways that he remembered her secrets one after another, and letting her worry that there would be consequences. My only grumble was him calling her a ''nothing-special girl''. In Emma's shoes I am not sure I could forgive those three words...well it would take lots of sparkly things.
I agree with Emma's last words at the end, that it is normal to have a few secrets. I am glad that this book is not a secret and I recommend it.