I have been a fan of Sophie Kinsella since I read The Undomestic Goddess so was excited to see the news she was releasing a new book, I Owe You One. I signed up for a chance to read it on The Pigeonhole but I was offered the chance to read an arc by Netgalley. Scroll down to see if it lived up to my expectations.
Book Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Title: I Owe You One
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Adult fiction, romance
Publisher: Random House UK
Release date: 15th February 2019
‘A gem of a novel’ JODI PICOULT
The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . .
Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all.
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. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.
That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time.
Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves.
Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?
This book is one of Sophie Kinsella’s best novels. I made the mistake of thinking I could read only one chapter before getting out of bed; nineteen chapters later I was still under the duvet and accepted I would be there until I reached the end. It has been a long time since I binge read a book in one sitting but when it happens it is glorious and very decadent.
Family always come first for Fixie Farr even if her siblings make her feel inferior and has a strong compulsion to fix things if she sees a problem which can have chaotic consequences. As the youngest child, I instantly connected with her and understood her emotional journey dealing with her family. Sophie Kinsella has a talent of combining a likeable character and an unusual situation to create something magical and believable. It made me laugh and cry. All the characters are memorable and will be revisited again.
Would I recommend?
Yes, it is a joy to read and perfect for a few hours of me time. Since writing this, I have reread it and enjoyed it more the second time. This is definitely one for my forever shelf next to Twenties Girl which is also a well read book by Sophie Kinsella.
Have you read this or other books by Sophie Kinsella? I would love to know your thoughts below