Title: I Owe You One
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Romance/ Chick Lit
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Free ARC provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I Owe You One is exactly everything I’ve come to expect and love from Sophie Kinsella. Downright hysterically funny, a heart-warming story, and sensational characters. I Owe You One is a whimsical story of Fixie Farr, who can’t help but try to fix everything for her friends and family. Frustrated with the feelings of being used by those she strives to help, she embarks on her journey of self-discovery and learns how to find the value within her. Fixie is so relatable to readers that you just might find yourself comparing your life to that of fictional Fixie’s. Just like every other Sophie Kinsella book, I Owe You One left me feeling all warm and fuzzy. This is definitely one book to add to your to-read shelf!
Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” And 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 Fixie’s nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?
But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than 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?
**Disclaimer: An arc of this book was received in exchange for an honest review, all opinions are unbiased and completely my own. I will never give a false review! For more information, please see review policy.