I owe you one a novel

by Kinsella, Sophie,

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Summary
"A smart lesson wrapped in a gem of a novel."--Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sophie Kinsella 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 father's 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 doesn't take care of her father's legacy, who will?

It's simply not in Fixie's 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 computer's owner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on a coffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs it off--she'd never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Would she?

But then Fixie's childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into her life, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie's buttons. As always, she wants nothing for herself--but she'd 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?

Advance praise for I Owe You One

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

"A delightful, irresistible romp." -- Booklist

"[A] fun story about family, loyalty, and taking charge of your own life . . . Kinsella creates a charming story full of quirky characters and laugh-out-loud dialogue. . . . [Her] many fans will devour this warm and hilarious read." -- Kirkus Reviews

" I Owe You One is another impossibly delightful story by Sophie Kinsella, a must-read for her die-hard fans and new readers alike." -- PopSugar , "24 of the Best New Books Coming Out This Winter"
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Kinsella's latest recounts the misadventures of Fixie Farr, a young woman trying to keep her family's home-goods store afloat. When Fixie's mother has to take an extended leave from work, she entrusts the operation to Fixie and her older siblings, slick businessman Jake and flaky yoga aficionado Nicole. While Fixie wants to keep things as they are, Jake and Nicole have grand and expensive plans to modernize. Further complicating matters are two attractive men in Fixie's life: Seb, whose laptop Fixie rescues from certain doom in a coffee shop, and Ryan, her childhood crush, who is newly returned from Los Angeles and finally interested in a relationship with her. Fixie decides to use the titular IOU that Seb gratefully gave her to get him to hire Ryan at his investment company, which she hopes will pave the way for her and Ryan to become a couple. Naturally, nothing goes as planned, leading Fixie to reconsider who and what she really wants. Kinsella (Surprise Me, 2018) again provides a delightful, irresistible romp.--Kristine Huntley Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Kinsella (Surprise Me) offers another winning novel, this one revolving around Fixie Farr, the youngest of three siblings, and Farrs, the home-goods store her deceased father created. When Fixie's mother, who's been running their West London store primarily with Fixie over the nine years since her husband's death, visits her sister in Spain for a long overdue vacation, everything goes awry-particularly since Fixie has trouble when it comes to facing down her siblings. Oldest brother Jake, dazzled by everything posh, wants to turn the store into an upscale shop of overpriced merchandise, while airheaded Nicole wants to transform it into a yoga destination-both oblivious to the store's bottom line. Then Ryan Chalker, Fixie's forever crush who abandoned her to make it big in L.A., returns to the U.K. and keeps upending her life with on-again/off-again promises of a relationship. In the midst of the mayhem, Fixie does a favor for a handsome investment manager named Seb Marlowe, and the IOU he gives her becomes a back-and-forth transaction between them that starts as a flirtation, then becomes more complicated, and finally deepens into something more substantial. Kinsella's reliable mix of humor and spot-on insights into both romantic and familial relationships adds spice as Fixie finally learns to take charge and speak her mind, making this a surefire hit for Kinsella's fans. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Humor -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Romance fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Random House Publishing Group2019.
Edition First Edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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ISBN 9781524799021
9781524799021
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