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Something Borrowed

by Emily Giffin

St. Martin's Press | March 29, 2011 | Mass Market Paperbound

Something Borrowed is rated 4.4302 out of 5 by 179.

The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.

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Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy''s fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren''t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

 

 

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.7 × 4.22 × 1.07 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031299317X

ISBN - 13: 9780312993177

Found in: Fiction
Something Borrowed is the story of a smart young woman in New York who falls in love with her best friend's fiancé. Instead of not liking her, which I might be expected to do, I found myself totally rooting for her. This book will never be confused with a great literary endeavour but you will have a blast reading it. It is a breezy, romantic, happily-ever-after story. Think Sex in the City but with more soul, more intelligence. Go for it!

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Read I bought this book when I went on vacation to read on the beach. It was a really easy read and kept me interested from the start. I liked both the pacing and the writing. I didn't like Rachel's character and I feel that we were supposed to hate Darcy from the start and feel like Rachel was in the right. I felt really bad for Darcy throughout the book. I found Rachel's character to be really boring and selfish. I also have to agree with another reviewer that the other characters in the book were quite boring and I wish they were developed a bit more. All in all it was a great read and I definitely recommend it to someone looking to read something with a bit of drama in it.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I am a huge fan of the author Emily Giffin. She has written five blockbuster novels and has just released her sixth. Her books are in the romance fiction category. Some people call the books, “chick lit.” I have not yet read the sixth book, but I cannot wait to buy it. Her stories mostly involve love/hate relationships, which a lot of us can relate to. Her first novel, Something Borrowed, is also a movie. My favourite is her first. I could not put it down. It is fun and emotional and the movie is also. I have been waiting a couple years for her next book and it is finally here!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All women will enjoy! A true “chick-lit”, this light and easy to follow novel is perfect for a quick read, or as I read my copy, on a weeklong camping trip. This novel is a fun, emotional, and makes you think about where your priorities lie. When the main character realizes her true feelings for her best friend’s fiancé, Emily Griffins writing leaves you wanting to turn the next page to find out what will happen to the characters next. A great read for teens right up to adults, this story asks the audience, which could you live with breaking, friendship or true love?
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Light Read After seeing and loving the movie, my friend recommended that I read the book. So I happily dove in. The thing I love about this book is that although the rational part of your brain is telling you that taking Rachel's side is morally wrong, I found myself on Rachel's side from the get go. The book was a light and quick read. A perfect beach read or way to spend your sunday curled up on the couch. As far as chick-lit goes I love this.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good, Light Story I needed a light, easy read and this book delivered. However it wasn’t so light that it was boring, I found it to be quite the page turner at times. I liked the characters and related to Rachel (only in the way that we suffer from being goody-two-shoes) and I liked that she progressed, she got some attitude near the end of the book. Overall I really liked it and I am considering reading the next book in the series.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Refreshing! I got this book as a gift for my birthday 3 years ago and decided to give it a try. I was never interested by that kind books and I always read fantasy or Sci-Fi. ''Something Borrowed'' was fun to read. I went from laughing to crying and I just coudn't put it down. Very good book!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from liked it! I liked this one but not as much as Sth Blue. I felt like more happened in the 2nd one but this one was good too as it introduces the characters, the main events and the friendship relationships between the characters.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The ugly truth about falling in Love Giffin does an amazing job at writing a pleasant love story with such a moral dilemma. She captures the humanity and complexity of falling in love. Sometimes it doesn't happen like a fairy tale, sometimes it's complex, and most times you can't help who you fall in love with or the circumstances in which falling in love can occur. This book captures the essence of those complexities in a lighthearted way. And if you give the sequel a try (which I highly recommend), you'll find hope that there's someone out there for anyone....even Darcy and also find faith in forgiveness. I also felt that there was a greater lesson to learn on friendship rather than love in both books. A nice lighthearted read, not to be taken so literally but to ponder 'what if's' and the consequences of the decisions made because of them.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from No Thanks Review First Published at http://unautrehistoire.blogspot.com/ I picked this up a couple weeks ago and read it immediately (which doesn't happen often/ever). But the movie had come out and I wanted to read the book before seeing the film. I was excited about the movie because the trailer, which I dedicated a post to. Anywho.. I haven't seen the movie and I am not sure that I will, now that I have read the book. I was not at all happy with this book. First let me say. It was pretty boring. The main character-Rachel- is a work-aholic 30 year old single woman, who hates her job. Yeah that sounds like buckets of fun. So the story starts out with Rachel's best friend Darcy throwing her a birthday party. Where Darcy is, Dex is. Who is Dex? Dex is Darcy's fiance who she met through Rachel and whom Rachel is secretly in love with, and has been for a while. Darcy goes home early from the party due to extreme drunkenness. Dex and Rachel end up leaving the party together to go to another bar and end up in bed together later that night. Poor Darcy. So up till this point I was fairly entertained with Something Borrowed. I went on reading thinking that I was going to read a funny account of how Rachel was going to have to keep this indiscretion from Darcy, and the awkwardness between her and Dex. But that is not what I got. What I got was a full blown affair between Dex and Rachel. Complete with sneaking around and lies. I was horrified. Did I mention that Rachel is supposed to be the Maid of Honour at their wedding. I am in no way a prude. But I found the plot to be terrible. Really. I am not a fan of infidelity, and I definitely don't like when it's glorified. I feel like this book totally glorified affairs. Especially in the end. I probably could have handled this book if there was a bit more humour involved. But there wasn't any. There were no laugh out loud moments. I did not like Emily Giffin's writing. It lacked character. For me it was flat and emotionless. I found her character's incredibly selfish. Dex was a putz. I DID NOT him. Not at all. He was whiny and the most selfish man I have ever read about. I shake my head at the thought of him. I guess, in the end I did not like this book, and I am sad that I read it. The only reason I finished it was because I wanted to know how the two got busted. It was a waste of time. The writing was bad, the plot was bad, the characters were bad. I will not be reading Something Blue or anything else by Emily Giffin.
Date published: 2014-05-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read! I enjoyed reading this book. It was funny and Rachel's character was so relatable. I'm looking forward to reading the other books by Emily Giffin.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Glad I Borrowed I just finished this book and usually this wouldn't be my choice of genre but I have to say that i'm pleased that I did take the opportunity to read it. The story was well written and I found myself able to relate to the characters.. the novel gets you to think twice about what you really think is right and what is wrong... The novel itself took the time to develop each character .. like everyone said the ending was a big rushed but very action packed. Looking forward to the next.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fun Read I enjoyed this very much.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Entertaining I had no intention of reading this book, but after I couldn't find any good reads I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did. It was absolutely wonderful. The ending was a bit rushed, but how often do you find a book that's one hundred percent perfect? I can't wait to read the next by Emily Giffin.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Loved It This is the first book I have read by Emily Giffin so I wasn't sure what to expect. I really enjoyed the book. Nice light summertime reading. Can't wait now to read Something Blue.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well-written, thought-provoking story, but... When I first started reading this book, I thought it was very well-written and I could really picture the characters. When I got into the crux of the story and finished the book, I think I was a bit uncomfortable with the subject matter. I didn't feel sorry for the heroine at all, even though she makes you want to feel sorry for her. Even though her friend was the victim, I hated her for being so shallow. The whole thing reminded me of high school drama (fighting over a guy that your friend is dating) and these characters are all seemingly in their late twenties or early thirties. The sequel, Something Blue, is the continuation of the story from the victim's perspective, and while I was sympathetic to the victim in that book, I was annoyed with her there as well as in this book.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Expect the Unexpected Don't think you know what's going to happen after reading the back cover. Before you read this book, do not assume that you know what's going to happen. You love who you're supposed to hate, and hate who you're supposed to love. This book makes the reader look at life in a totally different prespective, think deeply about the values of friendship and decide what the real story is. Expect the unexpected.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Giffin is a master of character development Like everyone else, when I read the description of this book I thought, "I'm going to hate this girl." But by the end I found myself cheering for Rachel, knowing that she wasn't a bad person, she was just in a bad situation. There's a quote from a review on the book cover that says you don't have to lust after your best friend's guy to enjoy this story, and it's so true. If you've ever been in an unequal friendship, if you've ever been the underdog, if you've ever come so close to and then lost something you wanted, you'll totally get this book.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just like many others. This book is full of clichés. I think like the majority of people I decided to read the book due to its reviews. Although the beginning was entertaining, the author lost my attention when the plot turned out to be dull, predictable, and cheesy. As per my opinion Griffin should of remained a lawyer.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Loved this book! I'm not usually into novels, but after quite a few people recommended it to me, gave it a try. It's one of those books you hate to love! I think that it was very well balanced, and kept me very entertained!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing special about this novel. I bought this book due to its great reviews and numerous recommendations. While the description and title are quite interesting, the plot is what I would call "stale". The story is very cliche and quite predictable. I have read a number of books with the same story line which made this novel very dull and unoriginal. The heroine of this novel is selfish, deceitful, and not worthy of a friend. The supporting characters are very boring and had absolutely no personality. I found that half the book consisted of the heroine babbling on about her past, in an attempt to make the readers feel sorry for her and eventually dislike her best friend Darcy. A great story usually reaches out to me but "Something Borrowed" did not evoke any emotions from within me at all. I have only finished reading the book last night and as of this moment, I have pretty much forgotten the events and characters in the novel. That's how much I didn't care for the story at all. I picked up "Something Blue" at the same time I got "Something Borrowed" but I doubt I will be reading the sequel anytime soon, if at all.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great summer reading I really enjoyed reading this book. I can't wait for the next installment "Something Blue". I must admit that I didn't really like the main character - as she was the other woman. I felt she was justifying her own poor judgement. However, the book kept me interested from the first page until the last.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Read This is the first Emily Giffin novel I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it, staying up way too late to finish it the day I started it. It's easy to read and well paced. I recommend it to any 'thirtysomething' woman.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bitter Sweet Really really good. I was reading it thinking it was just going to be ready candy -- an easy, semi-decent novel to fill my time on bus rides and free time at work, but I actually really became attached to it. This is not my typical choice in perfered reads but still I enjoyed the style and story behind it. I have bought the next one "Something Blue" and have already started reading it.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great book! This was a great book! You can't help rooting for rachel and dex regardless of the "pickle" they are in. Can't wait to read Something Blue!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! Love this book...keeps you interested until the end!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Drama filled...AMAZING! The accurate way for me to describe this book is that it is drama filled and makes you crave more. I could not put this book down because I was always wondering what was going to happen next, and I had to find out. The way Emily Griffin describes the characters in the book also allows you to somewhat relate yourself or someone you know to the characters in this particular book. Darcy is the girl that everyone else envies; she has it all and gets everything she wants. Rachel is an average looking girl that was always underestimated, especially by her best friend Rachel until Dex; Darcy’s fiancée who is described as a guy that has it all; great looking, beautiful fiancée, and a great job acts on how he has always felt about Rachel. But Rachel had always thought that Dex was way out of her league especially because her “perfect” best friend Rachel was engaged to him. This book really gives readers a glimpse of the whole cheating process with the deception and all of the emotions one can go through. This book also gets you to side with and sympathize for the people you would not expect to, and leave you questioning people’s values. It gets you thinking about what a true friendship is or should be, and what true love should be like. I think it was such a great book because something like this actually can happen in someone’s life, and makes you think about certain decisions that you make. This book is a must read
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book! I absolutely loved this book. Simply exciting and romantic! Although the narrator has an affair with her best friends fiance, which is something I normally would not be comfortable with, I found myself becoming her cheerleader. I wanted nothing more than for Rachel to be successful in her relationship with Dex. Wow! I can't wait to read Something Blue!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I didn't expect to enjoy it I didn't expect to enjoy a book with such a shallow plot as stealing your best friend's fiance. But I admit, I wanted to root for Rachel, the braniac with average looks and very little self confidence. On the surface, this is a romantic story in which the heroine finds true love. On a deeper level, it is about the realization that Rachel's life long friendship with Darcy was shallow, destructive and rooted in jealousy. Rachel's moral agony over her affair with Dex is the catalyst for this realization.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! I absolutely loved it and I couldn't put it down! I highly recommend this book as well as all of Emily Giffin others!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Smart Title I realized this was a pretty smart title after reading the description of this book, and that is all I can praise about it. I actually found the heroine a bit annoying. She keeps putting blame on someone else other than stepping back and analyzing her own actions. What's worse is that the other characters seem to concur with her, making her seem like the innocent, mistreated little Cinderella. Not to mention that the male lead in this novel seems to have no personality of his own. The characters just spoiled the book for me.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Obsolutly Loved this book I could not put it down. I would reccomend this book to anyone. It is your romance, (but not to mushy), and drama all in one!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overrated! The only reason I'm giving this book the favour of 3 stars is because it wasa page turner... I kept reading in hopes that one of the characters would finally grow some confidence and stand up for themselves... never happened! Besides the clear fact that this book is based on the immoral plot of a girl (Racheal) that stabs her best friend in the back by taking her fiance, what's worse is that the charaters are pathetic. I could not relate to any of them... thanks goodness! I'm about to start the continuation, Something Blue... I hope it's better and more deserving of the hype this series has created.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved it! This is a really good book but be sure to read Something Blue after - kind of a sequel to it - this was better than Something Blue - a really well written book.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! For rarely reading any books in my lifetime, My friend decided to lend me her book to read. I HAVE NOT been able to put this book down since I started reading it. I will read all Emilys books for sure. IT IS A MUST READ!!!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful when you think you have found the one you will marry, you might want to think twice. Two BFF's are inlove with the same guy, Darcy is engaged to him and Rachel is starting to fall for him. Which one will he pick and which one will cry? This book is for people who love drama. Lots of things happen that make you wonder if your BFF if digging you guy.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Awesome Read !!!" I bought this book based on a review I had read... I am very glad I did. I could not put it down !!!! I have since bought Something Blue & Baby Proof & can't wait to read them !!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful read The characters are so well defined and the story line is easy to follow. WOuld recommend it.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from trully a treat to read I enjoyed every moment of this book. You question yourself about true friendship and true love throughout the story. A pleasure to read. WOuld recommend to all my girlfriends for light reading
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from SomeONE Borrowed! Loved it! I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did - made me step outside the box and start thinking that not all affairs are black and white. While no one ever wants to listen to the "home wrecker's" point of view, Griffin takes us through the eyes of Rachel, the 'plain Jane' who steals her best friend of more than a decade's fiance.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! LOVED THIS!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome This book was awesome and i cannot wait to read more of hers.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Light & Entertaining This is a great novel for summer reading - or any time you just need a light read. The story was easy to get into and once I did I couldn't put the book down. However, I had a hard time liking the main character, Rachel, because she sleeps with her best-friend's fiance. I came around though and was cheering for Rachel by the middle of the novel. It's a fun story that woman of all ages can relate to (or at least any woman that has lived through or is about to live through their 20s and early 30s). I suppose it is classified as "chic lit" but it was still a great read!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I started reading this book not knowing what it was about and also because I didn't know what else to read....It was a great story and I could not put it down! If you like funny, cute, love book, this is the one! You will also want to read the second part to this story "Something Blue".
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Read In this book you actually like the other women. Rachel and Darcy are best friends but it seems that Darcy is always trying to beat Rachel at some game but it's just her that playing.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from You won't be disappointed! Had me hooked from Chapter one.Really liked it ! Easy reading and you really get to know each character .Had me cheering for Rachel .You go girl ! Can't wait until I get her next book. A must read !
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Something Borrowed is a compelling story about a woman and her best friend facing the realization of being in their 30's.Emily Giffin started an amazing series that leaves you wanting more. I could not put the book down. Relationships, jealousy, best friends and betrayal. What more could you ask for?
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoyable! I had noticed this book on many people's top ten lists, so I figured it must be great. I was not disappointed! I loved the character & couldn't wait to see how the ending would turn out!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS I could not stop reading from the minute I opened this book. Intriguing and funny, just a good book to take you out of the real world and into a twisted love affair between two best friends.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it. This book is the best. It different from other chic lits I've read. It has soul and depth but not overly dramatic. I definitely would recommend this book. Loved it from the beginning til the end.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A little disappointing.... This book was alright. The storyline was interesting but I really was disappointed with her writing style.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i loved it I really enjoyed reading this book. I honestly could not put it down. Do not read this book if you have other obligations that you must attend to first. I had school work to do, but I just had to finish the book instead, its that good!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Hard to Put Down" This book was incredibly hard to put down! Unfortunately for me, I chose to read it on my trip to Australia where I was visiting relatives. This was fine until I got there, then I had to read it well into the wee hours of the morning, so as not to appear rude, it's just that good. It's also wonderfully laugh-out-loud funny, which caused my mother to want to read it when it was done :-)
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wow!! What a great book! Fresh and interesting; it kept me going from cover to cover without putting it down. Great characters; no doubt you'll identify yourself with one of them. I definietly recommend it. Can't wait to start on "Something Blue".
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read Emily Giffin in a great author. Her books are easy to relate to and you can live vicariously through her characters. Her writing style is simple and easy to read, perfect for a glass of wine and a warm summer night!! Can;t wait for her new book to come out in May!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I couldn't put this book down, it's a fun loving book that allows you to feel the way that Rachel feels. One has a different perspective as to how real love is.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastically Written! I literally finished this book, cover to cover, within an afternoon. It was SO well written, and the main character is easy to relate to in her quirky ways. I recommend this book for young women looking for that "thing" to define them - an event or big change and striving for the ability to actually DO IT!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HILARIOUS PAGE TURNER this book..not yet finished reading it, but can't put it down!! Hilarious and can't wait to find out what happens. Sex & the city-ish type of the book! Great BOOK!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From the first chapter, you'll be hooked! Most books I've read, start off slow and sometimes it's hard to get into them, not this one! Wow, from about page 3 we are away to the races and you can't put it down, page after page of juicy scoop! You'll just love every minute of it!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from an easy read a really easy read - nice for summer holidays
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Book! I read this one and the follow-up "Something Blue". I liked this one better - although they were both great! I couldn't put this one down - great author!!!! Make sure to read this before Something Blue though!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun book! This book was fun and easy to read... like watching a good chick flick ;) The characters were lovable and I found myself not wanting to put it down because I couldn't wait to find out what would happen next.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't put it down! Like most reviewers on here I absolutely loved this book. I never wanted to put it down. I went to bed late, took longer lunch hours, whatever it took to keep reading. After finishing it I went straight out to buy her two follow up books. And promptly read them just as quickly. Emily Giffin's writing style is very engaging and she creates great personalities for even the smallest supporting characters. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a fun read! A great book for lovers of chick-lit. I read the entire shopaholic series and then discovered Emily Giffin. Something Borrowed is a fun, light read -- I think I finished the book in two days! I really took a liking to the main character. I went out and read the sequel, Something Blue and Emily's other book, Baby Proof, right afterwards.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a read! I just loved this book and I can't wait to get my hands on Something Blue!! What a twist.... who EVER would have seen that coming! READ READ READ!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Think Sex in the City but with More Soul Something Borrowed is the story of a smart young woman in New York who falls in love with her best friend's fiancé. Instead of not liking her, which I might be expected to do, I found myself totally rooting for her. This book will never be confused with a great literary endeavour but you will have a blast reading it. It is a breezy, romantic, happily-ever-after story. Think Sex in the City but with more soul, more intelligence. Go for it!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and light! Loved it. It's light and funny. A good summer read to bring to the park, at the beach, by the pool or on a rainy day. I Could not put it down. I had to find out who Dex was going to choose in the end... Can't wait to read Something blue.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from If you will read it, do it before Something Blue I read Something Blue and I love it, I couldn't wait to buy Something Borrowed becasue I wanted to know Achel's better thinking that she was a great girlfriend even after she stole her best friend's boyfriend. I was very disappointed when I found that Rachel is more selfish when she only critizises her best friend!! If that is what people call best friend, I prefer not to have any.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I absolutely loved this book. It is well written and fun to read. I read this book and went out and bought the next one right away. I went into it thinking that I was going to hate her for stealing her best friends husband but in the end you are 100% cheering for her. Read this book and then go out and get the next one. You will not be sorry!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, fast read! This book was fun to read! Each chapter left me wondering what was going to happen next and wanting to read more! An easy but great read!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I found this book especially entertaining to read because the reader never quite knows how the end will turn out. We find it impossible to hate Rachel - despite the atrocity of sleeping with her best friend's fiance. We dislike Darcy while sympathizing with her because we know about the problems with her "happily ever after." Maybe this book points out the human willingness to adjust our perceptions about right and wrong behavior in light of the old saying: "all's fair in love`and war." For its genre, this book is well-written and captivating. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Karma I gave up on chicklit for awhile because they all seem to follow the same old formula-good guy, bad guy, confused girl. Something Borrowed however, has renewed my love for the genre and will go down as a chicklit classic along with Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones and Sopie Kinsella's Shop-aholic series. Who doesn't love a good underdog story? I totally connected with the Rachel character, but cannot wait to find out how Darcy's life turns out in Something Blue. This book will have you turning it page by page long after dark even if you have to be at work early the next morning. You'll miss your subway stop because of it and find yourself thinking about what's next all day long. Enjoy! I envy you if you're picking this book up for the first time.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from What are you talking about? Man, if it was possible to give it a half leaf I would have. There are no words to convey my distress and frustration. I just don't understand why so many women enjoyed this novel. It's mind boggling to me why those who've read the book don't see what I see when I read it. The main character Rachel is anything but a heroine. Unless a heroine is someone who is whiny, can't stick up for themselves, blames other people for her failures and is a two-faced, lying, backstabbing friend, then okay, I agree with you whole heartedly. I cannot enjoy a book if I don't like the main character and Rachel is just a horrible selfish person. There is no justification for what she is doing. So she loves the guy, great, I'm all for love but don't lie and scheme in order to get your way. This book should be a poster child for what NOT TO DO when you fall in love with your best friend's fiance/boyfriend. I felt so bad for Darcy and sympathized with her situation where as I wanted to reach into the book and strangle Rachel on more than one occasion. I was in no way rooting for Rachel or cheering her on. I find her pathetic and an unlovable character. She did not care whether or not she hurt Darcy. So let me ask you this, is sleeping with your best friend's fiance supposed to be some form of female empowerment? To do what you have to do in order to make your dreams come true regardless of who you hurt? Is this suppose to be empowering? If so, then I'd rather not feel "empowered." I think this book conveys a terrible message, that I have to be selfish in order to get what I want. Well, if so, then I guess I don't want it. The leading man was not very likeable either. I can't see myself falling for such a cold hearted jerk. Another thing. Darcy was cast as the antagonist but you really have to consider the source. This book is written in Rachel's point of view so of course the character of Darcy was cast in a darker light because Rachel was jealous of her and wanted her fiance for goodness sake. It was how Rachel perceived her, not who she really was. I just can't believe no one else really realizes this. So overall, I did NOT like the content of this book, almost to the point of hating it, but it wasn't too terribly written although I found the dialogue dull and uninspiring. But I'm sure you'll like the book if you give it a try because it seems I am only one of a few people who really understand how horrible this novel is. Ciao.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED IT!!!! WOW! I have 2 small children and finding time to read is very hard. My two best friends in the whole world recommended that I read this book, and to make a long story short...it only took me 3 days!! I am absolutley in love with the main character, and cannot wait to read the sequel. I COULD NOT PUT THIS BOOK DOWN!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! I didn't know what to expect of this book and was very surprised at how much I liked the lead character. Every person I have recommended it to, has loved it. Can't wait to read the next one "Something Blue".
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fantastic Once I started this book I couldn't put it down, Emily Giffin's writting is just so good you feel like you are part of the group of friends. You can't help but love and hate the characters as the story goes on and once it's over you can't help but want more. In short I loved reading this book it was absolutely fantastic and can't wait to read the rest of Emily Giffin's books.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm hooked! I felt like reading something different than my usual books and decided to give Something Borrowed a chance. It looked like a fun read and indeed it is! I couldn't put the book down. I read it in 2 days. There is something about the Emily's writing that keeps you wanting more. As soon as I finished this one, I ordered Something Blue which I was very skeptical about first since it was about Darcy but in the end I came to love it equally or even more. I am now waiting for Baby Proof to come in today and I can't wait to start reading! The author's writing makes it an interesting and easy read. I recommend it to anyone who wants to have such a fun read!
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very enjoyable;great book ;thoroughly loved it!! This book is one of the best I have read in quite some time. The author has a great style of writing which is so easy to read without adding too many unnecessary details.She captures your interest from the very beginning and holds it there until the very last page.It is one of those books that you just want to read in one sitting or even stay up all night to read. I absolutely loved it and have suggested it for book clubs as well as just passing it around to other friends of mine who in turn suggested it to friends of theirs. I read her two other books that followed and completely enjoyed them as well. Hopefully the author will soon release other books...here is to waiting for another good read from Emily Giffin.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific! I just loved this book! Shallow Darcy and handsome Dex are engaged to be married...Rachel is Darcy's best friend, Rachel and Dex have an affair that turns into something more... The characters are so well developed, you felt like you knew them. This was one of those books, you can't wait to get to the end! I've already bought the follow up, Something Blue.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was "okay" It was not as good as I had expected it to be.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chick Lit At It's Best! I don't know how to review this book without sounding fake...I absolutely loved it, I devoured it and finished it in under 2 days. Last night, I stayed up until 3 a.m. finishing it because I knew I'd never sleep unless I found out what happened. This is so my type of book - a great story with characters that are so well-developed that you actually feel like they live next door to you!! I can't wait to read the rest of her novels! I totally see this being made into a movie.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly suprised I must admit I was a little skeptical in purchasing this book, because I don't like the idea of cheating on your best friend's fiance. Anywhow I purchased it anyways because of the rave reviews it got. The writing skills of Emily Giffin have got you hooked right into her story front to back. I couldn't put this book down in fact I got the next book that continues on with Darcy the very next day.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from "All right I guess" I read this book last summer, but when I saw it was still on the best sellers list I thought I'd write a review. I wasn't overly impressed with this book. I knew from reading the jacket cover that infidelity would be involved...but I didn't know how casual and non-consequential it would be. I wasn't a fan of the content.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! This book is an excellent and quick read. It tells a story that is truly touching and very enjoyable. The characters that are created can relate to our own personalities or to those of others we know. Overall, this book was fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for an entertaining and uplifting story.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book I have read all summer This book has a lot of twists and turns, I just couldn't put it down. It was all I talked about and all I thought about while reading it and now, I just can't wait to read "something blue".
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pleasantly Surprised! Even though I don't usually read "chik-lit", I got sucked into the hype around Giffin's first book. I didn't think I would like it as much as I did, but after the first 50 pages I was hooked. I couldn't put it down for the next week and I read it every chance I got. If you're looking for a light, yet emotional summer read, this is it. Giffin is an excellent writer with a very witty first book.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Something New Rachel White, a Manhatten lawyer, is in love with her best friend's fiance. Although we should hate Rachel, we can't help loving her character because she seems so deserving of Dex, her friend's fiance. Few can make their villians seems like heroes, but Giffin succeeds at this in her first novel! I read this book last summer and found that it is one of the quintessential summer reads. It's light and funny and keeps you wanting more-- which is why she wrote "Something Blue" no doubt!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Freaking Awsome novel This book is really great with scandelous behind the back sneaking. who would have thought you'd be cheering on someone who is cheating on their best friends finace? everything in this book is awsome! well written and you can never put it down. i finished it really fast. This book is truely awsome!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent An excellent, excellent book - would love to see a movie made on this book - would be a great chick flick! The lives of the girls in this book are just so interesting I put down the book and went out to buy Something Blue right away. It definately leave you wanting more.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from "Good book for a movie" I have just finished reading Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin. Although a little bit slow to start, you can only take so much good luck for one one person, you come to like the main character, Darcy, as she evolves into a new and kinder person. I think this book would make a great movie. I see Kate Hudson as the main character. I am sure those of you who will read this book will agree that this is definitely a "chick flick" in the making. Good reading!!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Read!!! I LOVED this book!! I was not sure that I could root for a girl who took anothers fiance but GO RACHEL!!! It is written so well that you just don't want to put it down! I just started something blue and can't wait to get Baby proof! Emily Griffin is Brillant!!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Borrowed Indeed Nice to finally see the girl who shouldn't get the guy, get the guy!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Keeper! Never would I have thought that I would cheer on someone who has an affair with her best friend’s fiancé. An act like that is lower than low, it’s down right dirty. Yet there I was rooting Rachel on and cursing the selfish snobbish Darcy. I decided to pick it up after having read a few reviews online and was interested in the plot since I am currently helping a good friend plan her wedding. Now I think I will make her read it too, because as much as she might dread the though of a best friend ever having an affair with her fiancé, I know she will love it. This is the type of novel that makes you shut off the rest of your life just to finish it, and then makes you run out to pick up Something Blue (the sequel) to see what happens next. I would recommend picking up Both Something Borrowed and Something Blue at the same time to save precious time running to the store to get the next one, because trust me you will want to know what happens next!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from She loves her best friend's fiance, and you... Don't start this one just before bed because you won't put it down. Funny and romantic, Emily Griffen makes you love the girl who you would normally hate on principle alone. But as Rachel falls for her best gal's guy you soon start to root for her and hope for happy ever after. After reading this book I could not wait for "Something Blue" and then I read them both back to back.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! This is a fantastic book. It is an easy read, with fantastic characters, unbelievable and juicy storyline. We all know both of these two girls in our own life and can relate to one or the other. I was hooked from page one and couldn't stop reading. This is not a typical read for me, but I am now hooked on the series!! Enjoy!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Something Borrowed is Absolutely Incredible! 'Something Borrowed' is an absolute must-read for all of you woman out there who love a great love story with many jokes and funny quirks! It's a great story where the 'runner-up' finally becomes the 'leading lady'. Emily Giffin creates a fantastic array of characters who will keep you laughing and on your toes. I honestly could not put this book down. Read it!
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good! This book was soooo good! I loved it! I can't wait to read her next book, Baby Proof.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fantastic. This book was amasing. I stuggled with the thought of having to put this book down. It had a sad yet thrilling suductive storyline that keeps you wanting more and really feeling for the main character. i would remmond this book to everyone of my female friends.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing couldn't put the book down.... just couldn't wait to to read Emily Giffin's next book. Always wanted to know what would happen next. By far one of the best books that i have ever read
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved that book! It amazing, sad and funny, I couldn't put the book down! The caracters are great and the story was very differente and real!
Date published: 2013-10-24

– More About This Product –

Something Borrowed

by Emily Giffin

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.7 × 4.22 × 1.07 in

Published: March 29, 2011

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 031299317X

ISBN - 13: 9780312993177

From the Publisher

The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.

Now A Major Motion Picture - In Theaters May 6th

Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy''s fiance, and is both horrified and thrilled to discover that he feels the same way. As the wedding date draws near, events spiral out of control, and Rachel knows she must make a choice between her heart and conscience. In so doing, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren''t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk everything to be true to yourself.

 

 

About the Author

Emily Giffin is the author of five New York Times bestselling novels, including Something Borrowed, which has been adapted as a major motion picture. A graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law, she lives in Atlanta with her family. To learn more, visit www.emilygiffin.com.

Editorial Reviews

"[A] modern-day Jane Austen."--Vanity Fair

"A page-turning, heartbreakingly honest debut."--Entertainment Weekly, "Grade A"

"Hilarious and thoughtfully written. You may never think of friendships--their duties, the oblique dances of power, and their give-and-take--quite the same way again."--Seattle Times

"Delightful, winning, and real."--Glamour

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