I’m back!! If you didn’t realise, which you probably didn’t, I took a little break over the holiday time. But I am back at it now to bring you another book review!
I’ve only ever read one Sophie Kinsella book – I think, but I really enjoyed it! She seems to have a humorous way of writing that’s really fun to read and makes you laugh out loud at times. Though there were only a few funny parts in the book, it was actually quite frustrating to read at times – not by how it was written, but by how controlling and dumb some of the characters were – mainly the main characters siblings, and her crush.
This weeks book is –
I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
“Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will? It’s simply not in her nature to say no to people.
So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?
Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favours to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?”
I picked this one up a while ago at one of our local stores and was very interested to read. I’ve had it on my mind to buy for a while, but finally came to purchasing it.
I was excited to read a bit of this each night before bed. Fixie was an adoring character that sadly put up with everyone’s bullshit around her, until she finally takes a stand. Her brother was extremely rude, her sister was clueless and her crush was self-centred and selfish.
Fixie’s Mum decides to take a break and leaves Fixie and her siblings in charge of the family store. Fixie decides to make a change.
Romance, friendship, family, secrets and complications… this book has a lot to it. It also actually has a good ending, which is the shock of the century since I always seem to come across bad endings in books! It was a great change to end a book on a high.
I can’t tell you too much about the story without giving it away, but let’s just say I am very much looking forward to reading my next Sophie Kinsella book!
The genre of this one is fiction, romance and contemporary.
About the Author
Sophie was born in London and studied music at New College in Oxford, but after a year she switched to Politics, Philosophy and Economics. She has solf over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries and she has been translated into over 40 languages. At this current time, she lives in London with her husband and family.
I rate this one a 8/10!
I hope you enjoyed my review!