Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Book Review and Giveaway: I Owe You One

By Melissa Amster

Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” And since her dad passed away, leaving his charming housewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixie spends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings instead of striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’t take care of her father’s legacy, who will?

It’s simply not in Fixie’s nature to say no to people. So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, she not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turned once more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from small favors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit for everyone else, is torn between her family and the life she really wants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finally grab the life, and love, she really wants?
(Synopsis courtesy of Amazon.)

As much as I adore Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series, I also love her stand-alone novels. There are always new characters to meet and some interesting situations that she puts them in. This time around, I enjoyed meeting Fixie and her family.

I Owe You One is a delightful story from start to finish. I had such a great time reading it. There were some great laugh-out-loud moments. Fixie had a huge problem to solve and I wasn't sure of the direction the situation would go. However, I was pleased with the end result. I learned a lot about running a family business and the parts about helping the store boost their sales were interesting. I could see myself shopping at Farr's if I lived in the UK. I could easily picture people, places, and things throughout the story.

This novel is another winner from Sophie Kinsella and I'm excited for whatever she comes up with next!

Movie casting ideas:
Fixie: Daisy Ridley
Nicole: Candice King
Jake: Jason Ralph
Ryan: Billy Magnussen
Seb: Tom Cullen
Briony: Serinda Swan
Hannah: Eleanor Tomlinson

Thanks to The Dial Press for the book in exchange for an honest review. They have one copy to give away!

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22 comments:

Suburban prep said...

I knit and so someone I know is learning how to knit and she was having a few problems and dropping stitches and I helped her along teaching her how to pick up stitches and or go back and redo rows.

Janine said...

I fixed a leak under the kitchen sink. Really, it was just something that needed tightening, but I figured it out on my own.

Carla S. said...

We fixed a broken hinge on our fence so it would close properly.

Linda May said...

I helped a friend of mine crochet mats for the homeless which are made out of plastic bags you get from the store. Thanks for this amazing chance.

Nicole said...

Looks cute and funny!

jpetroroy said...

Fixed the toilet.

traveler said...

I fix the small and minor problems in the house which is usually straightforward and easy.

dstoutholcomb said...

I fixed something on my computer by looking it up online from my phone.

denise

Mary C said...

I fixed a folding door.

Rita Wray said...

I fixed a shirt with a torn sleeve

Dianne Casey said...

I took my doorbell off the house to charge the battery and put it back on the house.

jean602 said...

I helped my granddaughter fix her toy boat.

Mary Preston said...

I changed the washer in two taps.

Kate Vocke said...

After asking my husband 100 times, I finally ordered the parts and fixed a broken cabinet door myself. It was easy - but don't tell him that!

StoreyBookLover said...

Not to brag or anything, but I totally just fixed the barbie house door, and...all by myself, haha! :) Very much looking forward to reading this new book! Sophie is one of my all time favorite authors!

Melanie Backus said...

I sewed up a hole in my granddaughter’s pillow.

Unknown said...

I fix students' brains daily, or at least I try to. I hope they get some use out of the skills I am giving them!

bn100 said...

not sure

Jennifer said...

I fixed a scheduling conflict at work!

Kelly Rodriguez said...

I fixed a leaky faucet.

Amber Kuehler said...

I don't do a lot of fixing around our house... but I did do some touch up painting last summer!

Kelley B said...

We fixed a hand rail!