I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella books are literally the same, just follow this recipe: take one clutzy protagonist who makes consistently bad choices and has a mess of a life (especially her career), add a bland white knight to save her from her self, and add a lazy POS boyfriend who she dumps early on and has awkward encounters with the rest of the book. That’s literally all of her books. This book was no exception, it was boring, followed her formula, and just plain ridiculous.

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?

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