Review: SOMETHING BORROWED by Emily Giffin

TITLE: Something Borrowed
AUTHOR: Emily Giffin
GENRE: Chick-Lit, Romance
PUBLISHED: St. Martin's Press (June 1, 2004)
FORMAT: Kindle
SOURCE: Amazon (for Book Club)

SYNOPSIS: (Via GoodReads)
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 fiancé, 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.
After reading this book I wanted to throw it across the room, but I was reading it on my kindle and my kindle doesn’t deserve that. I read this book thinking it would be sweet and tender because I totally relate with a quiet, “good girl” main character. But she does such ridiculous things and lies and cheats and doesn’t talk and refuses to confront things. Then says, “I never do this.” It doesn’t matter, she’s doing and she wins in the end. Least she could have done is control herself. It was one of the most annoying storylines of the year (for me.)
So this book is one that you will either love or hate. I hated it because the best friend, Darcy, is a total spoiled brat and takes advantage of Rachel. Rachel is a total non-confrontational whiner that can’t even ask the guy she likes to leave Darcy.
Sorry, didn’t mean to get all emotional. This is the third bad book in a row. (I didn’t even do reviews on the other bad books because they were that bad.)  
I am rating this book at a 1: Terrible: a total waste of time. All of the characters were irritating for their own individual reasons. (Rachel can’t handle confrontation, Darcy is fatally self-absorbed, Dex is a pansy and the only cool character was her guy friend in England and he was such a small roll that he didn’t even matter.)

I recommend you avoid this book. If you want to waste your time on this story, see the movie. (I cannot vouch for the movie, as I did not see it because I disliked the book so much--maybe they improved on it, I don’t know.)
We read this book for our monthly book club and I was nervous to share my incredible dislike, but it was share almost completely across the board. The group’s consensus was that the characters weren’t all that likable and the storyline really could have been better. They rated it at a 1.5.