Something Blue by Emily Giffin
Posted by Sheila (Book Journey)
Darcy was born beautiful. Really… it’s true. Just ask her. She will be the first to tell you that she is perfect. She loves that men find her attractive so it’s no big surprise that she is stunned to find that her fiance friend Marcus takes work. Oh but never fear, Darcy continues to work her magic until she gets her way… only to be truly shocked and offended when she finds out fer fiance Dex, has also found his way to another… her best friend Rachel.
Oh the nerve of some people! While yes, Darcy to has cheated with Marcus (more than once but really who is counting) she is still appalled to think that Dex and Rachel had done the unthinkable to her. Yes… once again it is all about Darcy…
and as the title suggests….
she turns out to be pregnant with Marcus’s child… a child he does not want… and in fact he’s pretty tired of Darcy’s uppity ways as well. Darcy quickly finds herself without a place to stay, so she packs her bags and goes to London to stay with her writer friend Ethan… only the life lessons continue as Ethan’s flat isn’t “all that” and he is not about to put up with selfish behavior.
Oh whats a girl to do…. and a pregnant one at that….
Occasionally I enjoy a bit of a fluff read. Just a fun, no thinking involved read. When I found this audio on Amazon I thought I would give this audio a try. A series of emotions came forth as I listened to this audio:
Ugghhh…. it’s almost like the stages of grief. 😛 I started out not liking Darcy at all. Really there was nothing to like. She is an extremely self-centered character who only cared about making sue all men had eyes only for her, always wanting what she could not have until she got it… and then drinking while pregnant just about pushed me over the edge. Fictional character or not, I was about to take Darcy out.
Then…. slowly…. she began to change, in an almost predictable way, she learns the errors of her ways and well… you will just have to read it to see exactly what that means.
This is the sequel to Something Borrowed which I have not read. ( I heard it was a movie and I was going to try to see it before I listened to this audio but I did not… I still may watch it at some point.) However I don’t think I missed anything by diving into this one, the characters were easy to figure out where they stood.
In recap…. I didn’t hate it. It actually grew on me a bit. Not so much as I would pursue the series, but in the end I may have been able to have lunch with Darcy without stabbing her in the neck with my fork.
I have updated the 2011 WHERE Are You reading map to include Something Blue
I purchased this audio from Amazon