Review: I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

Title: I Owe You One

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Published: Bantam Press February 2019

Status: Read April 2019

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My Thoughts:

It’s difficult to have to admit disappointment in what was once an author I could reliably expect to find entertaining. Perhaps I’m simply too jaded (ok…old) now to be charmed by Kinsella’s formula, because I’ve increasingly found her heroines insipid, and the romances underwhelming.

I found myself horribly impatient with not only Fixie’s inability to leave things alone, but also her repeated failure to defend herself from her narcissistic siblings. The romance between Seb and Fixie, complicated by the presence of Whiny Briony, is a touch unsavoury, though I did like the meet-cute setup. Ryan is so irredeemably awful from the outset I could never take him seriously.

That said, there were moments that I found entertaining, the shop assistants in Farr’s, the family business, were amusing, and I particularly enjoyed it when the Cake Club crashed the Farr’s store’s ‘relaunch’ party.

I Owe You One is an undemanding romantic comedy, and I expect fans of Kinsella will generally enjoy it, unfortunately I found it just tolerable.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Nish
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 14:18:10

    I’ve been wanting to read it, but of late yes, I am starting to find her heroines childish

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  2. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Apr 09, 2019 @ 21:17:33

    Oh no, I’m sorry! I feel so utterly let down when I stop enjoying favoruite authors too.

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  3. Mystica
    Apr 11, 2019 @ 00:52:08

    Thanks for the honest review. Very prolific author.

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