Two of Emily Giffin’s most beloved novels tell one story of love and betrayal, friendship and forgiveness…
A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan firm, Rachel White has always played by the rules, quietly accepting the sidekick role to Darcy in their lopsided friendship. But that changes the night that Rachel confesses her feelings to Darcy’s fiancé, 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 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 everything to be true to yourself.
Darcy Rhone has always been able to rely on a few things: her beauty and charm. Her fiancé Dex. Her best friend Rachel. She never needed anything or anyone else. Or so she thought until she uncovered the ultimate betrayal. Blaming everyone but herself, Darcy flees to London and attempts to re-create her glamorous life on a new continent. But to her dismay, she discovers that her tried-and-true tricks no longer apply–and that her luck has finally expired. It is only then that she can begin her journey towards redemption, forgiveness, and the true meaning of happily ever after.
I have waited for a long time to read these books, and I dont know why. Both books are somewhat similar yet different in so many ways. Both teaches us the importance of family and friendship.
Rachel is not the type of character that I have expected when I first opened the book. In the midst of reading, I found myself hating and loving her. Because why would you get someone’s fiance? Or simply your best friend’s fiance? But then i also found myself cheering for her to go and follow what her heart beat. That if she truly loves Dex, then she would do something to let him know how much she loves her. On the other hand, Dex, character was, uhm, quite complicated. But I do understand where he is coming from. and making such decision is really hard.
Darcy’s character was something I I really wouldnt want to read. Like, her always wanting to be on top and her fiercely competitive attitude. I really likes the part of this book where she has reached her turning point, and realized that she should change herself for the better and for her twins. Going to London and living with Ethan was not what I have foreseen. But it really helped her achieve what she wants. I also, super duper loved their ending and how they both realized that their first loves would be (hopefully) their last.
Both books left good impressions for me so I gave them both 4 stars! I would definitely recommend this to total BFFs like them and to people who are most likely the same as Rachel and Darcy. *wink*