Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

Posted April 11, 2019 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

I Owe You One
Review: I Owe You One by Sophie KinsellaI Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
Published by Bantam Press on February 7, 2019
Genres: Chick-lit, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: E-Arc
Source: Netgalley
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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?


'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES

'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

'One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn’t put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter)

Fixie is so named because she is always determined to fix things. And one day in  a coffee shop she lives up to her name by protecting a strangers laptop. And so begins the whole I Owe You One.

To be honest she drove me insane half the time. With her incessant fixing of the most minor of things. And then there was her childhood crush. To be honest the less said the better. What a toerag! And then the side characters encompassed one cliche  behaviour and had no personality.

Actually, I’m struggling to think of any character that I particularly liked. All were whining , self-centred and intent on putting each other down. And no one listens to one another. Causing chaos, bittiness and nearly the destruction of the family business.

Then we need to talk about Fixie’s and Seb’s relationship. One minute they are together, then they are back with their ex’s, then they are together again and so on.  i just don’t understand it. I was left feeling like there was little spark between them and depth to their relationship.

While I Owe You One was not my favourite Sophie Kinsella book (if you want to know my favourite is The Undomestic Goddess). I have to admit that it did keep me hooked and had me laughing at insignificant moments.  And I read it in one sitting. But whether I pick this up again is another matter. This is definitely more a read for a Sophie Kinsella fan rather than a introduction to a new reader…


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