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.
I had a lot of mixed feelings about this book. There was a lot sleeping around. But I have to say, some of the sleeping around kinda made sense. I mean Darcy was not cool and seriously – Rachel does not realize how she’s being used and degraded by her. Not that that makes it ok. But I dunno. I guess if you read the book that part will make a lot more sense.
It was really hard to see Rachel being so spineless with her relationship with her “BFF”. I mean this is definitely not a book you’d want to read for female empowerment because really… there is very little devoted to that kind of thinking.
I picked the book in the first place because I like reading books that’ll be made (or have already been made) into books or TV. This film came out in 2011 and starred Kate Hudson, Ginnifer Goodwin and John Krasinski. I guess you know what I’ll be watching next while I’m stuck here at home during quarantine.
I’d say this is a light summer read. Definitely not heavy. And easy to get through in one sitting. Not the best book I’ve ever read. But definitely not the worst either. Something just to relax and get lost in. And sure… I’d try #2 of the series Darcy & Rachel. I mean seriously… what did happen next?
This is definitely a book I’d love to get your opinions on. If you’ve read it – let me know in the comments below.