Fixie Farr gained her nickname from an embedded need to fix things, even things that aren’t necessarily hers to fix; she’s also been raised with the mantra, family first, always going out of her way and beyond to help them without asking too many questions. Fixie helps to run her late Dad’s homeware store ‘Farrs’ in London, where she spends more time picking up jobs her siblings neglect or fixing their mistakes she’s not really focusing on fixing Fixie.
When a stranger asks her to watch his laptop while he takes a phone call Fixie ends up protecting it from a collapsing ceiling, earning her an IOU scribbled on what must have been the biggest coffee cup sleeve the world has ever know; Seb and Fixie’s relationship develops through a series of exchanged favours.
Generally I really like Sophie Kinsella novels so I was very excited to have the opportunity to read her latest offering a bit early; it may have been the expectations I had in my own head but for me this fell a little flat. That sounds harsh, this was not a bad book, I read this over a slightly lazy weekend and I did enjoy it, I just struggled to really get on-board with the characters and the plot. I ended up giving it 3 stars, still a good holiday read but not one I personally think I’ll remember in a couple of months.
Without going into spoilers my main issues were around the characters but particularly the main romances; its not spoilers that in a romantic comedy novel, the main girl and guy eventually get it together but I think it takes the romantic shine off it if he’s broken up with his previous girlfriend just 48 hours before.
I Owe You One is due for UK release on 7th February. Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for early access to this in exchange for an honest review.