From Goodreads: “Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all.
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. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.
That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time.
Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves.
Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?”
I read this book through The Pigeonhole, a free online book club. It was split into 10 parts, called staves, that I read through the nifty Pigeonhole app.
I haven’t read a Sophie Kinsella book in years, so I was absolutely delighted when I got picked to read I Owe You One on the Pigeonhole.
This book had me smiling every time I picked up my phone to read the next available stave. Fixie Farr was such a great character who I identified with straight away. She’s can’t help herself when she sees something that needs fixing and she struggles to stand up for herself, particularly when dealing with her 2 older siblings. I get very tongue-tied in situations and have felt overwhelmed like Fixie wanting to say something but not finding my words. I felt for her so much and kept hoping that this time she’d manage to put into words how she was feeling about the family business.
I loved the staff who worked at Farrs hardware shop and some of the customers were interesting. There was a hilarious scene involving a red carpet, a You Tuber called Kitten Smith, the customers of the shop’s Cake Club and a professional photographer.
The situation with Seb and the IOU made for a great plot, especially when her teenage crush suddenly turns up on the scene.
If you looking for a book that will make you laugh out loud and smile as you’re reading, I definitely recommend this one.