Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel a young attorney living and working in Manhattan Rachel has always been the consummate good girl until her thirtieth birthday when her best friend Darcy

  • Title: Something Borrowed
  • Author: Emily Giffin
  • ISBN: 9780312321185
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan Rachel has always been the consummate good girl until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy s fianc Although she wakes up determined to put the one night fling behind her, RaSomething Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan Rachel has always been the consummate good girl until her thirtieth birthday, when her best friend, Darcy, throws her a party That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy s fianc Although she wakes up determined to put the one night fling behind her, Rachel is horrified to discover that she has genuine feelings for the one guy she should run from As the September wedding date nears, Rachel knows she has to make a choice In doing so, she discovers that the lines between right and wrong can be blurry, endings aren t always neat, and sometimes you have to risk all to win true happiness Something Borrowed is a phenomenal debut novel that will have you laughing, crying, and calling your best friend.

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    • Emily Giffin

      Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time The author of seven New York Times bestselling novels, The One Only, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You re With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children Her eighth novel, FIRST COMES LOVE, will be released on June 28th, 2016.Website emilygiffin Facebook facebook EmilyGiffinFansTwitter twitter emilygiffinInstagram instagram emilygiffina

    441 thoughts on “Something Borrowed

    • I only acknowledge that I read this book so I can say how much I hated it The two main characters are completely unlikable, one for being completely self absorbed and selfish, and the other for being so spineless and whiny So spineless, in fact, that the action of her sleeping with her friend s fianc wasn t even a credible one The further I got into it, the I was disgusted with it I also found it very difficult to believe that at 30, the two characters would continue to be friends Usually by th [...]


    • It wasn t bad as chicklit goes, but I don t know how sympathetic I can be to characters who are betraying their fiancees and best friends Plus, in order to make the cheating something okay, a lot of energy is put into making Darcy really off putting and Rachel really kind of pathetic I liked Hilary and Ethan a lot though in all other chick lit books Ethan would have been either gay or the guy Rachel actually ended up with , but the central relationships just left me cold Eh Apparently I can t ge [...]


    • GR Giveaway.Ok, I tried I am not going to read this tripe any further.From the first 50 ish pages that I did read, this books sounds somewhat like the show Sex and the City Rachel is part Miranada a not so good looking lawyer, and part Charolette miss goody two shoes who wants to find a husband and settle down Darcy is part Samantha, part Carrie, she has good looks and has always managed to make the guy she liked fall for her and is now engaged to a guy she wants to marry And just like the show, [...]


    • Well, this was my first, and now probably last, foray into chick lit I found the characters to be totally unbelieveable A consummate good girl would never have an affair with her best friend s fiancee, despite Darcy s shortcomings as a friend Some feel Rachel s behavior was justified because of Darcy s litany of slights, pulled from as far back as 5th grade However that Rachel remained Darcy s friend in spite of her bitchiness, just proves Rachel s own weakness of character And it was totally co [...]


    • I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends Thanks to Kristi for turning me on to this author This is one of the best chick lit books ever The follow up Something Blue was almost as good The story focuses on two lifelong best friends, Rachel and Darcy The first installment is told from Rachel s perspective the second book is told from Darcy s perspective Very clever.Rachel is the single, plain, thirtysomething, always a responsible good girl attorney Something I can totally relate t [...]


    • So here s my take on Something Borrowed, and Chic lit in general it s satisfying in the way watching an episode of The Hills is satisfying You know EXACTLY what s going to happen from the first lines of the first chapter which i guess can be nice since it makes you feel smart and gives a general sense of superiority the characters are predictable, with a heroine that s just likable enough to continue reading but who you generally dislike never fully sympathize with it s pretty much something to [...]


    • I read this book in two sittings I know it is a little controversial some people adore Rachel for stealing her best friend Darcy s fiance And some others think it is just immoral.Here goes my opinion Rachel, who is a passive thirty years old woman, has lived in Darcy s shadow all her life Darcy stole her first love Ethan who now becomes Rach s best friend , her Notre Dame acceptance, her pride and even Rachel s own mother s sympathy Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered Sometime [...]


    • Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened For that, I wanted to give the book 4 stars, but I just couldn t because, well, it s a book about infidelity, and not just about infidelity, but the view point that there s nothing wrong with it since the couple isn t married yet.The book starts with A LOT of backstory It s eventually important to Rachel and Darcy s relationship, but it sure mak [...]



    • I don t understand the rave reviews How is this a good story Was Rachael supposed to be the one I was rooting for in this scenario Cause I didn t like her She was BORING Rachael was a whiner who played it safe, then blamed her friend for all of the things that she didn t have Yes, Darcy was a self centered friend So what If you don t like the way she treats youop returning her calls And Dex Ugh He was a cheater C H E A T E R There is no other way to put it I can understand how if they had always [...]


    • You guys I had EXTREMELY low expectations for this book and it totally blew me away I ve been avoiding this series for years because I thought it was just gonna be some lame ass, cheesy chick lit, but MAN I reeeeaaaaally liked this Getting the next book from my library tonight because I NEED it.


    • You WANT to hate the main character I mean, she s not only hooking up with an engaged man, but it s her best friend s fiance but, Griffin did an amazing job of making Rachel someone you rooted for So, congrats on that This was a great beach read Quick and quirky.


    • This is my absolute favourite in chick lit The characters are very well written and real And you can t help but to feel for the main girl She may be sleeping with her best friend s fianc But that doesn t mean that she s completely cruel and doesn t deserve the other girl s friendship Or your own The way the author retells the girl s background How they interacted as they grew up And how one always used the other as a measuring stick for everything she did back then and still does You come to rea [...]


    • LOVE this book Read it twice because I loved it so much I am against cheating who isn t , especially with your best friend s man butttttt this made me cheer for the main character who was having an affair with her best friend s man How could you not love Rachel I was able to relate to her when I thought I was going to hate her This made me tear up and laugh and wish I was friends with Rachel even with her flaw I recommend reading this on a rainy night with a glass of wine or the whole bottle You [...]


    • This book is the reason I haven t won a giveaway on here for over three years shakes fist I never read it so I ve never won another giveaway and now I probably will never win one again in the future.I won this from in one of the first giveaways I entered, back in 2009, I believe I think they gave away over 1000 copies of this book, or something around that Since then I ve realized that unless you read the books they send you you re probably not going to win another giveaway Oh well, I have thous [...]


    • Something Borrowed is the first installment in Emily Giffin s chick lit series titled Darcy Rachel I have just discovered Ms Giffin, and while I loved the first book I read that was written by her, I have to admit, I didn t love this one so much The writing style remains fun and light, but I hated the characters I guess I just hated that the main characters romance was based on such deceit and yet it ended in a HEA That is a pet peeve of mine in novels and it always leaves a sour taste in my mou [...]


    • So here s the thing I used to read Emily Griffin books For some odd reason I have this book and the sequel to this on my Kindle from way back when After overstuffing myself with true crime books, I decided to switch to some chick lit I honestly don t recall reading this book and I am kind of horrified that I ever bought it in the first place Something Borrowed I think takes way too much pangs to absolve the main character in this one Rachel from the guilt she rightfully should feel about having [...]


    • I spent the better part of the day reading this book, all 300 some odd pages, and was utterly disappointed by it Granted, I don t harbor any ill will towards chick lit books, but what started off as a mildly interesting story dwindled into a spiraling trainwreck of deception and haphazard emotions between flat and stereotypical characters I ll briefly summarize the main point of the story Rachel, a seemingly good natured lawyer in her 30s ends up sleeping with the fianc of her best friend after [...]


    • Well, I just watched the movie by chance yesterday, I liked it Darcy perfectly portrayed by Kate Hudson is really interesting character, and her friendship with Rachel is complicated and remarkable.Then I wanted , I find this book sample Then I reached my twenties And the early twenties did seem to last forever When I heard acquaintances a few years older lament the end of their youth, I felt smug, not yet in the danger zone myself I had plenty of time Until about age twenty seven, when the days [...]


    • Rachel falls for her best friend s fiance during her 30th birthday party The fiance, Dex, returns Rachel s amorous feelings Rachel and Dex went to law school together and Rachel introduced Dex to her best friend Meanwhile, Darcy, the best friend, remains clueless and engrossed in wedding planning Emily Giffin, the author, paints Darcy as the villian she s self centered and shallow , especially when spoiler Darcy comes over to Rachel s apartment to tell her the wedding is off the week before it s [...]


    • I picked up this book thinking it would be a fun way to unwind from midterms, all snuggled up under my covers reading something that doesn t require that much thinking and is cute.Well I was wrong.The story is about two friends who have known each other their whole lives The protagonist,Rachel,is a colorless, empty of any trace of personality sorry excuse of a woman and the best friend,Darcy, is a high school movie bitch, meaning she s gorgeous, rich and selfish The base of the story is that Rac [...]


    • I always wanted to read this book and I had no idea there would be a movie about it other way I would have read it sooner , now I feel like a total loser because I watched the movie accidentally as I had no idea it would be about this book Loved it but I can t read this book now because I know what will happen I will be reading book 2 right away though because I just need to know what will happen to Darcy What a great movie So hot Loved all the actors they chose to play the characters from this [...]


    • This was the first book by Emily Giffin that I read also her first one , and she immediately became one of my favorite authors.Her books can be defined as chick lit, but they all have a slightly serious tone They maintain an easy style, but they also pose serious questions along the line.The thing I like the most about Giffin is the tension and suspense she s able to pour into her books most of them.Something Borrowed is the story of two best friends Darcy and Rachel As all best friends they lo [...]


    • Unlike a lot of chick lit , this one was semi believable and I actually liked the main character Rachel She was a smart girl, not all obsessed with shopping and spending moneye just seemed like a normal person, someone I might hang out with Darcy, on the other handritated me SO bad probably because the story was written from Rachel s point of view and you could see as the story went on how badly she was treated by Darcy I liked that it got into the plot immediately, and it kept me interested I m [...]


    • I would seriously have to give this book 0 stars I am fan of light hearted chick lit as much as the next personbut for real, their song in the book is thunder road i found this book aggravating, the character pathetic and way way too passive she does even make a move for the guy she wants, she waits for him to come to her, and the plot dull the only exciting part was her shallow friend and if you dislike a person that much why are you hanging around with them for 25 years i got all three of emil [...]


    • This is a predictable read I probably would have liked it when I was younger I have less patience for the characters behavior now It s a quick read Rachel lives in the shadow of her best friend Darcy and has a pretty weak personality so far She seems to resent her friend and yet, they both take each other for granted Rachel doesn t seem to have confidence in herself and reacts to situations instead of acting on what she wants Dex, Mr Perfect, is also pretty weak Why didn t he ask Rachel out on [...]


    • Sorry, I think this is just not my kinda book To me, it just seemed like a story about a crappy group of friends who did a shitload of crappy things to each other I didn t really like any of the characters except for Ethan and Hillary.On the plus side, the writing is engaging and I found it to be a quick and easy read.


    • I have mixed feelings about this one I loved and hated Rachel I had seen the movie first though, and the book surprised me, the good kind of surprise It was a good book and the characters had depth than the the characters in the movie obviously A good fluffy book 3


    • Jesus, this book looks terrible It s like Seinfeld, the chick lit novel watch and laugh as a cast of selfish assholes blunder through life.


    • Ok, so this book was EXTREMELY out of character for me to read I m usually such a jerk about chick lit books I even find the genre s title to be insulting to women somehow and I almost never read them But there s something about just having graduated and having spent the whole year reading 17th Century drama and political tracts that just makes me much open minded to reading something fun and easy and enjoyable You don t even want to know what kind of TV this attitude has me watching So I picke [...]


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