The smash-hit debut novel for every woman who has ever had a complicated love-hate friendship.
Rachel White is the consummate good girl. A hard-working attorney at a large Manhattan law firm and a diligent maid of honor to her charmed best friend Darcy, Rachel has always played by all the rules. Since grade school, she has watched Darcy shine, quietly accepting the sidekick role in their lopsided friendship. But that suddenly changes the night of her thirtieth birthday when Rachel finally confesses her feelings to Darcy's fiance, 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 so doing, 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.
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Rachel White is the best friend, the maid of honor...and the other woman. After a lifetime of playing second fiddle to her best friend, Darcy—who has always been slightly prettier and more successful, popular, and fun—the tables turn when Rachel drunkenly confesses her attraction to Darcy’s fiancé, Dex. And it turns out that Dex is into Rachel, too. Emily Giffin’s laugh-out-loud dialogue doesn’t diminish the emotional turmoil that consumes Rachel as she weighs whether her personal happiness is worth the destruction of a lifelong friendship. The wonderful film adaptation of Giffin’s novel stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, and John Krasinski at his most adorable!
An unexpected love affair threatens a long-lived friendship in this soap opera like debut from Atlanta ex-lawyer Giffin. Since elementary school, Rachel and Darcy have been best friends, with Darcy always outshining Rachel. While single Rachel is the self-confessed good girl, an attorney trapped at a suffocating New York law firm, Darcy is the complete opposite, a stereotypical outgoing publicist, planning a wedding with the handsome Dex. After Rachel's 30th birthday party, she knocks back one drink too many and winds up in bed with Dex. Instead of feeling guilty about sleeping with her best friend's fianc , Rachel realizes that Dex is the only man she's really loved, and that she's always resented manipulative Darcy. Rachel and Dex spend a few weekends in the city together "working" while Darcy's off with friends at a Hamptons beach share, but finally Rachel realizes she'll have to give Dex an ultimatum. The flip job Giffin pulls off here it's the cheaters who're sympathetic (more or less) gives Dex and Rachel's otherwise ordinary affair extra edge. Rachel would be a more appealing heroine if she were less whiny about her job and her romantic prospects, and rambling dialogue slows the story's pace, but this is an enjoyable beach read one that'll make readers cast a suspicious eye on best friends and boyfriends who seem to get along just a little too well.
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This book is WONDERFUL! You will want more & more- the kind of book you can't put down & think about for a very long time after...
Couldn't put it down!
Loved the character development! The book just got more and more exciting, had a hard time putting it down!
Great book, I couldn't put it down! I needed to know what would happen next! I can't wait to read emilys other books!