Today I have a review for another book from my Netgalley shelf , Yay! I’m determined to get to 90% on Netgalley before the year is out! 🙂
One of my favourite books is Can You Keep a Secret? so I always get a little giddy when I see a new book from Sophie Kinsella. Anyway let’s take a look at the description for the book and then you can take a look at my review…
ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
I really enjoyed the premise for this story with just one good deed setting off a chain reaction of events in not only Fixie’s life but in Seb’s life too. Fixie is always willing to lend a hand and she also desperately likes to fix things hence her nickname. However she doesn’t have as much courage when it comes to herself.
I will admit it took me a while to warm to Fixie’s character and there were times when I found myself shaking my head at her. Although I really felt for Fixie in regards to her family situation and how she always felt as if she couldn’t speak her mind especially to certain family members. I could understand her fears and hopes all the while really hoping that Fixie could find the strength to say her peace. It’s very easy to say “just say something” but easier said than done I guess!
The plot moves smoothly and felt easy to read, with a sweet character to root for. Fixie goes on quite a journey and I loved how her confidence slowly but surely began to surface. In a way I enjoyed this aspect more than the romance. Seb and Fixie have a good chemistry but it felt more like a side story than the main theme. I’m not entirely sure that anything can top Can You Keep a Secret? but I Owe You One is definitely a light and heartwarming story. Plus if you are a fan of Sophie Kinsella’s I’m sure you will enjoy it!