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Can You Keep a Secret?: 04/28/20
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella begins on a flight back to London from Glasgow. Emma Corrigan has messed up a business meeting. She ends up spilling her guts to the handsome man next to her, who ends up being her new boss (and the company's co-founder).
The set up reminds me of Lost and Found by Jane Sigaloff (2004). There the set up is a lost diary on an airplane results in a reunion and a romance. Here it is the sharing of secrets. These secrets cleave the new couple in both senses of the word.
As the company sells a variety of snacks and Emma's relationship with Jack also leads to improvements to the sales of some floundering foods, I'm also reminded of PopCo by Scarlett Thomas (2004) for the similar marketing culture and banter, even though the lead there was a games designer interested in codes and cyphers. What can I say, my brain works in odd ways.