Book Review: Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice (Finlay Donovan, #4) by Elle Cosimano

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Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice (Finlay Donovan, #4)  by Elle Cosimano opens with Finlay Donovan and her nanny, Vero, planning a trip to Atlantic City to pay off some debts, find Javi, and retrieve a stolen car.  But first, they come up with a cover story that backfires miserably.  Finlay and Vero have to be clever and sneaky to accomplish what they set out to do, but will they have to come clean? Thank you, NetGalley, for the Advanced Readers Copy (ARC) of Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice (Finlay Donovan, #4) by Elle Cosimano.  This is one of the books I was most excited about being able to read before it was in stores.  I received the eBook for free in exchange for my honest review. The fourth installment picks up where the last book ended and ties up the loose ends from Finlay Donovan Knocks Them Dead (Finlay Donovan, #3)  . . . so much so that I thought that this was going to be the last book in the series.  However, Finlay Donovan Rolls The Dice ends up having a couple of cliffhangers,

Book Review: Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed is a fast paced, heart breaking story about a hard working lawyer in Manhattan, Rachel White, who is the maid of honor to her best friend Darcy. Since they were little kids in elementary school, Rachel has always been the Watson to Darcy's Sherlock, but that changes when Rachel confesses her true feelings to Darcy's fiance, only to find out the feeling is mutual. As Darcy's wedding approaches, Rachel knows she has to make a hard choice . . . steal the man away from her best friend or cut him out of her life.

When the movie trailer came out for Something Borrowed, I immediately knew I wanted to see the movie. I had no idea it had been adapted from a novel (and not to mention I hadn't ever heard of the author) until I was at a book club meeting and one of the members was talking about the book and the author, and several other of the members jumped in on the discussion. I ended up enjoying the movie so much that I decided to read the book and was pleasantly surprised that there was a sequel, Something Blue, but it wasn't adapted to the big screen, which is a little surprising to me, but I know there were probably contributing factors to it.

now a major motion pictureThe biggest issue I had with Something Borrowed is that the major theme had to do with cheating and making it seem like it is okay. It isn't okay and never will be okay. But let's be honest, it is something that happens in every day life. Here's the thing though, it was written in such a way, that it has you pulling for Rachel to get the guy. Why? The best friend, Darcy, is so self centered, selfish, and completely unlikable that you don't want her to end up with Dex. Darcy is mean girl personified. If you've lived under a rock these past 12 years and don't know what happens, you'll have to read the book or watch the movie.

Emily Giffin did a fantastic job in making you understand how someone could get into a situation like this and feel all the emotion that goes with it on both sides . . . guilt, anxiety, nervousness, anger, etc. It felt like something that could really happen in real life. It just goes to show you what good writing will do.

Despite the off putting topic, it was a light read and hard to put down and made me want more. It falls in the chick lit genre and is a good book to take with you on vacation, especially to the beach. I gave it four out of five stars.

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