From the New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed comes a novel that shows how someone with a ‘perfect life' can lose it all—and then find everything. It will appeal to anyone who has ever wanted to reinvent themselves and had the strength to make a change.
Something Blue tells the story of one woman's surprising discoveries about the true meaning of friendship, love, and happily-ever-after.
Darcy Rhone thought she had it all figured out: the more beautiful the girl, the more charmed her life. Never mind playing by the rules or karma.
But her perfect world turns upside down when her best friend, Rachel, the consumate “good girl,” steals Dex, her fiancé. Darcy finds herself completely alone for the first time in her life, and with a baby on the way.
Fleeing to her childhood friend Ethan who lives in London, she tries to recover by resorting to her usual methods for getting what she wants. But as she attempts to recreate her glamorous life in Britain, where hopefully a charming and rich Englishman will sweep her off her feet, Darcy finds that her tried-and-tested rules no longer apply. It is only when she starts a new career and changes her materialistic lifestyle, that Darcy can confront her insecurities and begin her journey toward self-awareness, forgiveness, and motherhood, and finds a new unexpected romance.
Giffin's sophomore effort-which tells the story that her bestselling Something Borrowed did from a different character's point of view-stars such an unsympathetic narrator that it's a little like reading a Cinderella story featuring one of the wicked stepsisters. Perhaps beautiful Darcy Rhone isn't really wicked, but she is one of the most shallow, materialistic, self-centered and naive 29-year-olds around. Ostensibly a high-powered PR person in Manhattan (though she never seems to work), Darcy spends most of her time shopping, partying and getting ready for her wedding to perfect guy Dex. But an alcohol-fueled Hamptons fling with one of Dex's pals, Marcus, starts to break Darcy's perfect life down; and discovering Dex hiding in her best friend Rachel's closet really shatters it. Pregnant with Marcus's baby, Darcy decamps for London, where she crashes in high school pal Ethan's flat and annoys the heck out of him with her endless shopping and complete disregard for her impending motherhood. But after a good lecture from Ethan, whom Darcy has started to fall for a little, Darcy embarks on a self-improvement plan, thereby demonstrating she can think about someone besides herself. And if readers don't mind the first 200 pages in which she doesn't, they'll enjoy her happy ending and the few surprises along the way. Fans of Something Borrowed, too, may relish the "she said, she said" fun.