About The Book:
Written by Emily Giffin Published Year 2005
Thirty years old, successful and stunning, Darcy Rhone used to think that 'being down and out' meant not finding a size four at the Barney's Warehouse Sale. Now she is pregnant, unmarried and recovering from a broken engagement to Dex and the betrayal of her ex-best friend Rachel who stole Dex's affections. Marcus, Darcy's new man and father of her baby, helps her paper over the cracks in her seemingly charmed life, but reality quickly catches up. A few months into her pregnancy, she loses the second boyfriend in a row. For the first time in her life, she is completely alone. Frantically casting around for help, she calls upon Ethan, an old high school friend, and convinces him to let her stay with him in London for a few weeks to get her act together. Little does she know what she's in for when she boards to plane to cross the Atlantic, but as weeks turn into months, Darcy makes a surprising discovery. Preparing for motherhood and settling into a new career, she builds herself a new life from scratch, finally finding romance - in the most unexpected place.
We all know that this will be Darcy's redemption of somekind but to me all it proves was how shallow and self centered Darcy is. Darcy is a reminiscent of Becky Blomwood's character albeit less appealing and more resolute. Maybe it's the new thing to develop higly unlikable characters and work on them halfway through the book so the readers will end up liking them. Ethan was the only all out admirable character here, he seemed really sweet but still he's able to put Darcy in her place. I don't find the prospect of motherhood much exciting to read though the prospect of motherhood served as a catalyst for her Darcy to change eventually. If you'd like to venture on non-generic chicklit than you might enjoy this.