I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella [Review]

March 29, 2019


Book Details

Title: I Owe You One

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Fiction, Romance novel, Contemporary romance

Published: 5 February 2019

Pages: 375

Imprint: Random House UK

Publicist: Lauren Mc Diarmid


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything

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 favors 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?

My Thoughts

Finally, I got to read a book by an author I’ve heard amazing things about and lets just say that I was not dissappointed at all.

This book is amazingly written and the author knows exactly how to keep the readers attention from the beginning to the end.

Have you ever read a book whereby you get so annoyed at the main character and you want to scream?? That was me up until the halfway point of the book. I wanted to scream at her for the stupid decisions she was making, it was so annoying. That was the only problem I had with her. Thus I feel like the characters are represented perfectly. The author potrayeddifferent types of characters which is always the case in family scenarios. The family in general had their own flaws but it was amazing to see how they deal with situations with different personalities. Despite these different perfonalities, I loved their motto as a family (they stick together no matter what).

I don’t tend to guess the plot twist but for this one I did and I was right which was a bummer. However, I still enjoyed the book and I’d highly recommend it (its fast paced and amazing).


Those were my thoughts, have you read anyof Sophie Kinsella’s books?

Thank you Penguin Random House SA for sending me a review copy.

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