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Something Borrowed (or in this case, won!)

Something Borrowed Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

I won a copy of this from a first-reads giveaway on goodreads!

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Rachel and her friend, Darcy, have been like sisters since they were children. Darcy has always been the pretty and popular type where as Rachel was the “consummate good girl.” No one would’ve ever guessed, particularly Rachel, that after her 30th birtday party, thrown by Darcy, that Rachel would end up in bed with Darcy’s fiance! The rest of the book finds Rachel at odds with her feelings for the guy and her relationship with Darcy; the classic battle between friendship or love.

I couldn’t help but wonder how these two girls stayed friends for so long. Darcy is portrayed as manipulative, self-centered, and in need of constant praise. Rachel has played second fiddle to Darcy for so long that she thinks she’s only worthy of what Darcy throws away. It seems like a very toxic relationship, although, I have to recognize that we are only hearing Rachel’s side of things.

Overall, this was a quick read, just right for a Saturday afternoon. It has a bit of romance, humor, wedding planning, and sneaking around. I’m looking forward to readhing the followup book, Something Blue, which is apparently a continuation of the story, but from Darcy’s perspective.