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, throws her a party. That night, after too many drinks, Rachel ends up in bed with Darcy's fiancÚ. Although she wakes up determined to put the one-night fling behind her, Ra Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan. Rachel has alw...

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Title:Something Borrowed
Author:Emily Giffin
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:Something Borrowed
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:322 pages pages

Something Borrowed Reviews

  • katie
    Jul 02, 2007
    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 patheti...
  • Kim
    Jun 12, 2007
    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 fiancÚ. But that doesn't mean that she's completely cruel and doesn't deserve the other girl's friend...
  • Winna
    Dec 24, 2007
    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...
  • Miriam
    Oct 05, 2013
    Oh, so this is how it sounds inside the heads of people who can rationalize anything. ...
  • Bree
    Sep 09, 2007
    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 money...she just seemed like a normal person, someone I might hang out with. Darcy, on the other hand...irritate...
  • Bonnie
    Aug 15, 2007
    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 ...
  • S.
    May 20, 2009
    This is a predictable read. I probably would have liked it more 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 ...
  • Allison
    Sep 06, 2007
    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. ...
  • Annalisa
    May 14, 2011
    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 inf...
  • Alison
    Oct 20, 2007
    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 just...
  • Sarah
    Feb 15, 2008
    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...
  • Kelly
    May 27, 2008
    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 we...
  • Traci
    May 10, 2008
    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 h...
  • Anne
    May 04, 2011
    ?????? 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 ...
  • Megha
    Jun 20, 2009
    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 ...
  • Shannon
    Aug 22, 2012
    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 Goodreads in one of the first giveaways I entered, back in 2009,...
  • Vasia
    Feb 28, 2014
    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 prota...
  • valee
    Jul 31, 2011
    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 b...
  • Jennifer
    Dec 13, 2014
    ? 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...
  • Rose
    Mar 07, 2010
    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 hapha...
  • Sarah
    Jan 19, 2012
    2nd Reread - In theory, I shouldn't really like this book. It's about a girl falling in love with her best friend's fiancÚ but as the book progresses you find out that the girls don't really have a healthy friendship, they're just holding onto a friendship that is way past its exp...
  • Renee
    Oct 10, 2016
    Loved the movie. This, not so much. Rachel annoyed me and I really just wanted to punch Dex's face (bearing in mind I wanted to do the exact opposite to the movie, Dex). I think I'll just stick to the movie. Everyone's happy that way ;) ...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    Jan 07, 2017
    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 more, I find this book sample; Then I reached my twenties. And the ...
  • Lola
    Aug 14, 2018
    Every time I read a new page from this book, my soul died a little more. Cheating is not okay. It should not be normalized. ...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Feb 13, 2017
    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 beca...
  • mich
    Sep 27, 2014
    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 a...
  • Fenia
    Mar 25, 2014
    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 more depth than the the characters in the movie (obviously). A good fluffy book. <3 ...
  • Love Fool
    Feb 26, 2014
    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 relat...
  • Sara
    Jun 05, 2014
    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 more serious tone. They maintain an easy style, but they also pose serious questions alo...
  • Obsidian
    Aug 08, 2017
    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 ...