Sophie Kinsella – I Owe You One


New York Times Best Seller

A gem of a novel.” (Jodi Picoult, number one New York Times best-selling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things)

From the author of Surprise Me comes 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 fathers 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 doesnt take care of her fathers legacy, who will?

Its simply not in Fixies 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 computers owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off – shed never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

But then Fixies childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixies buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself – but shed 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?

Praise for I Owe You One

This book is a shot of pure joy! (Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner)

“A humorous exploration of family life, finding love and the difficulties of coming into ones own as a young professional woman…. The entertaining cast of characters…will certainly remind readers why nineteen years after her first hit Kinsella remains one of the reigning queens of womens fiction. (The Washington Post)

I Owe You Oneis anotherimpossibly delightfulstory by Sophie Kinsella,a must-readfor her die-hard fans and new readers alike. (PopSugar)

Author: Sophie Kinsella
Narrator: Fiona Hardingham
Duration: 12 hours 22 minutes
Released: 19 May 2002
Publisher: Random House Audio
Language: English

User Review:

fellowship resident

I’m a Sophie Kinsella fan and have to say this was one of her best. I really enjoyed this read. Some reviews didn’t like the protagonist, but I find it refreshing to have an honest character many of us can relate to. Fixie’s characteristics and family dynamics are those many of us have, just magnified. The plot was engaging and Sophie’s quick-witted humor continues to make me smile. Thanks for making my long drives a bit more enjoyable!