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Book Review - I Owe You One


How are you doing? As you’ll see from our ‘About Us’ blog, I have just finished reading Sophie Kinsella’s, I Owe You One. If you missed our previous about us blog, you can find it here (be sure to pop back here after you’ve read it though!)

Fixie Farr has a complicated family unit who she is bound to spend a lot of time with due to them running their family shop. After the passing of her Dad, Fixie eats, sleeps and breathes the shop with her Mom. But not everyone sees eye to eye. Fixie can’t help herself and has to fix things (that’s how she got her nickname). When asked to watch Sebastian’s laptop, she agrees and ends up saving it from certain disaster. To repay her for what she has done, Sebastian writes her an IOU, but Fixie ends up owing him big time when there’s a disaster after she calls in her IOU. How long can they go backwards and forwards for and will it ruin her chances of the future she deserves?!

This book was everything I wanted it to be and more. I have never read a Sophie Kinsella book before but I definitely will be buying her books again! Fixie is a really relatable character and possibly my favourite of the book. You really feel for her throughout the whole story and are sat willing her some luck from somewhere. It’s a heart-warming story throughout and really had the ending that I was wishing for. Plus point, I also ended up liking nearly all of the characters by the end of the book (all except Ryan and Uncle Ned). I did worry I was going to lose interest in the book when Ryan was introduced for a second time because I was so over his character. But the author gives the answer you so desperately want in the story and I did a huge fist pump in the air.

It’s hard to pinpoint a certain part of the book that I liked the most because the book for me blended all together really nicely and I don’t want to give any spoilers. It’s got highs but it’s got lows which you follow emotionally because Sophie Kinsella’s writing style is one you can’t help but get lost in. I definitely felt pushed and pulled depending on the direction the story went. I so desperately wanted her childhood romance with Ryan to work out until Sebastian came on the scene! For a modern fiction book, I found I couldn’t stop myself from reading it and wanted to keep turning the pages to find out what was going to happen next.

If you are looking for an easy read, romantic book that’s got just the right amount of ups and downs, then you’ll find it in this book. The story line moves with some pace and keeps you hoping for Fixie to have her happy ending. Definitely highly recommended by me!

Have you read this book? If you have, I’d love to hear what you thought about it in the comments below! Or are there other Sophie Kinsella books that you would recommend?

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