I Owe you One Blurb:
“From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella, an irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything
Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Family first.” But 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 her nature to say no to people.
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. Turns out the computer’s owner is an investment manager. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, Sebastian scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. But Fixie laughs it off—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?
Then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons. She wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to give Ryan a job. And Seb agrees, until 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?”
Title: I Owe You One
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publication Date: February 5th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Slowburn;
Format: Kindle (448 pages)
This was such a lovely and romantic story about family and relationships. Fixie “Fawn” Farr has to face some challenges while her mother is away, after an ill scare. However, I got so mad at everybody in the beginning, how shallow and mean they were with each other. I mean, seriously, some stuff should leave some marks on a person. I feel that Fixie has been emotionally and verbally put down her whole life. Everyone took her for granted and used her to fix everything.
Meanwhile, all changes when she meets Seb, at a coffee shop where she saves his laptop and he owe her one. After that, it’s tit for tat, until life makes you realize that love is truly unconditional and should not be counted in favors.
Their relationship grows a bit slowly, especially when life goes in the way, but it was beautiful to watch. I loved how this was a book about Fixie growing up, building the confidence she had hidden inside her. She was just too damn helpful and selfless. I think he has patience with her, because she had to ask some things of him, which I totally don’t agree upon, but he was there for her. Especially when he agreed to take in Ryan, her childhood crush. To sum up, Ryan was seriously bad news and she was too infatuated to see the real con man that he was.
I Owe you One is a beautiful story, meaningful and I love it when family comes together. I just a soft spot when it comes to that.
If somebody out there acts like Fixie, and I’m sure there are a lot of women, please snap out of it! Life is so much more meaningful and worth it if you are surrounded by people who matter.