Review of I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella


I received a copy of this book from Random House Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Gosh where do I even start with this review? I loved this book so so much. I love that Sophie Kinsella doesn’t only write books about Becky Bloomwood in her Shopaholic series, I love that she branches off and does independent books about other characters that are just as great as the rest of them.

This book is about Fixie, who if you couldn’t figure out by the name always has to fix things and has a major case of OCD. Fixie works in her family-run business of selling quality products at value prices and never actually says what’s on her mind in fear of hurting anyone’s feelings or starting a drift within her family. When her crush of 17 years unexpectedly moves back she takes it as a sign that her wild dreams are coming true and she’ll finally be happy. But a chance encounter at a coffee shop and a collapsing ceiling and Fixie meets someone that will completely change her outlook on life.

I loved the character of Fixie. I love how she went from a mousy twenty-seven year old just looking to fall in love with the rude, cocky, inconsiderate guy and changed herself into a confident woman that is no longer afraid to say exactly what’s on her mind. She was my favorite character by far in the novel and honestly I wanted to reach in my iPad screen and throttle both Ryan and Jake. And then there was certain times I wanted to throttle Fixie with how much she put up with Ryan and from her siblings.

I also loved all the family dynamics in this book. I loved how each character was so different from each other and each had their own set of problems that all got solved in the end. I myself don’t have any siblings that I’ve ever had to bicker or disagree with but I love reading stories like this and I love how different this book was from her other books. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I haven’t enjoyed every book she’s written but I love how none of her stand alone novels are similar to each other.

Anyone that knows me knows how much I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella. I honestly can’t remember how or when I read my first book by her which was Can You Keep A Secret but I’ve been hooked since then. I was so excited when I saw that she had a new novel coming out and I am so thankful to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for sending me a copy!

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