I cannot believe we’re already half way through January. I feel like Christmas was only a few days ago and I’m still trying to get myself back into normal life routine. This weekend was a struggle for me, after the first full week back in work. I napped like there was no tomorrow and in between naps I read I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella (thank you to Transworld Publishers & the author for this ARC!)
Fixie Farr is the definition of a traditional family girl and would do anything for her Mother and her siblings after her dad has entrusted her to continue the family motto of “family first” following his death. His legacy included the family homewares store, which Fixie is obsessed with, but her siblings don’t feel quite the same, leaving her to pick up all the slack whilst they chase their dreams. Until one day when Fixie loans out a favour to a complete stranger in a coffee shop which sets off the ultimate string of IOUs. This throws Fixie’s life into slight turmoil whereby she is forced to decide what is more important; keeping up the family traditions that nobody else seems interested in, or following or heart to achieve her own dreams and desires.
I do love me a good, classic chick lit read! I feel like they’re a little bit of a guilty pleasure of mine for some reason, when there is nothing to be guilty about. This book totally delivered on giving me all the giggles, all the “no she didn’t!”s and absolutely all the feels.
Yes, the main character is fluffy and a little clumsy whilst also a tad obsessive and dare I say it, a bit of a goody two shoes but she’s funny and endearing and romantic and normal. She’s what I want from a chick lit. I find that Sophie Kinsella’s main characters always have a “journey” and I’m always rooting for them at the end as they finally reach their destination and Fixie was no different. I was rooting for her from the start and by the end I was seriously feeling the GIRL POWER ✌🏽
I indulged in this book over the weekend, snuggled on the sofa with a glass of wine and it was the perfect setting to accompany a fab girly read. This was such a fun, light-hearted read that reminded me not to be a book snob. I can indulge in contemporary romance and chick lit novels, laugh at them and sit around with a sappy smile on my face because it makes me giggle and makes me feel all warm and cosy. Thank you Sophie Kinsella for reminding me of that!