Hello, everybody! It’s time for another Throwback Thursday post 🙂
Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Renee at It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you want to read that were published over a year ago. This is a great way to bring some of your old favorites back to life.
If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, and you’re welcome to use Renee’s pic as well. If you’d just link back to her@It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it!
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 fiancé. 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.
I read this book sometime in summer of 2012 or 2013 and remember loving this book so much.
The thing is, I totally connected to the main character, Rachel’s oscillating emotions between what’s right and what’s wrong and her second-by-second mounting feelings toward Dex were so heartfelt – it really ached my heart.
The first person present tense, in which the story is narrated threw me off a little bit at first, but I found it was what made this book so engaging for me. I ended up liking its sequel, Something Blue much better than this, but this book still keeps a special place in my heart, conjuring up something akin to nostalgia every time I pick this up.
The forbidden love where Rachel finds herself in was really well done and it’s one of those overused tropes but the one which always tugs at my heartstrings.
As it’s been a while since I last read this book, I think I’ll be reading this sometime by the end of this year and write my thoughts on my blog. It sounds like a lot of fun to see if the way I think of a book will be any different than before 🙂
That’s it for today.
If you have read this book, let me know your thoughts in the comments.
I’d love to hear what you think of this book 🙂
Thank you so much for reading as always, I’ll see you in my next Throwback Thursday! 😀
To my lovely Jenn (Mischenko <3)