I OWE YOU ONE
By: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction / Chick Lit
Except for the Shopaholic books, I have read almost every single one of Sophie Kinsella’s standalones. She’s one of my favorite writers (I know…I have quite a few favs) and I am always super excited when she announces a new releases.
It should come to no surprise that I had high hopes for I Owe You One but maybe they were too high?
Fixie meets Seb through an unfortunate event that leads to Seb owing Fixie a favor. He proceeds to right an I.O.U on a coffee sleeve (SUPER CUTE) and thus a series of owing each other begins.
I adore Fixie even though she initially lets people run all over her. Fixie is caring and loyal. She puts her family first. In fact, her mom says Fixie is the glue to the Farr Family. Her greatest flaw of fixing things is also her greatest strength.
I also adore Seb. He’s a hard-worker. He didn’t have a family so he created one with his employees who also adore him. He is absolutely fixated on Fixie. However, he is a bit flawed. He has the most obnoxious girlfriend and he easily jumps to conclusions. But what good hero isn’t flawed? Even Batman is.
I Owe You One fell a little short for me. I liked it but I didn’t love it.
I didn’t enjoy 85% of the side characters. Normally Sophie’s characters are quirky but these came across as pompous and a bit annoying. Also, the book rambles quite a bit. And well, I’m not the biggest fan of that.
Lastly, the ending felt rushed and that’s all I can say about that without spoiling it.
Fixie and Seb are wonderful. You can skim the rest.