Title: I Owe You One
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick Flick, Romance, Fiction
"I learnt that failure doesn't mean you are a failure; it just means you're a human being...But what can you do about mistakes except thinking, Won't do that again, and move forward?... The trouble with me is, I can't let things go."
Fixie Farr is the main character of this book by Sophie Kinsella. I have always been a fan of Sophie and was looking forward to this new book when I saw she was bringing out a new title. This was the first book I had listened to on Audible. I had just signed up to Audible and thought it would be a great idea to listen to a book as I was moving around the house and getting on with everything, which I found out I can listen to through Alexa. The book was definitely an easy read, however, it was by no means one of my favourite Sophie Kinsella books. It is still nowhere near as good as things such as Twenties Girl.
Fixie is the daughter of the late owner of a convenience store, think Boyes meets B&M meets Arkwright's. They sell everything but following her dad's death, it has almost fallen into her hands to make sure the shop stays successful. Her mum is trying her best to keep the shop going and she thinks she is doing a good job at it, however, as the name states, Fixie has to be involved and make sure she is fixing everything. She can't leave things alone and if something is not working for her she has to "help" usually ending up with disastrous consequences. She means well but this is not always the case.
Throughout all of this Fixie has met a mysterious man who she does a favour for looking after his laptop whilst he steps out to take a phone call. Thereby creating the following game of "I owe you one" between Fixie and Sebastian. This game continues a number of times until Fixie realises she has a slight crush on Seb but his overbearing girlfriend would not approve of such a thing. That is also until Ryan turns up, Jake's friend from school who Fixie has loved since she was a teenager. She has always thought that the most perfect person for her was Ryan, so when he returns to their town she does everything she can to stay in his company and even convinces herself that the lazy, boring, scruffy Ryan is still the man of her dreams. That he is gorgeous, amazing, funny and considerate. Not the inconsiderate, self-centred person he has become who wants to use Fixie and her new connection with investment manager Seb.
I would recommend this book to others but I would not say it would change your world. There are definitely other Sophie Kinsella books which are better and more interesting to read.
10-Word-Review: Very easy read, definitely read it on a beach holiday.
Next, I am very happy to announce I will finally be reviewing Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I have read these books before but this is the first time as an audiobook with the great Stephen Fry reading every word.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and I hope you have a prosperous New Year...xx