Monday, February 26, 2018

Surprise Me - Sophie Kinsella

Surprise Me is Sophie Kinsella's latest novel - and (no surprise) - it's another delightful read!

Sylvie and Dan have a storybook marriage, a lovely home, good jobs and twin daughters. But, an offhand remark about longevity has them suddenly panicked. How can they keep their marriage fresh over the course of the years to come? Surprises, that the ticket! 

Well, surprises can be unpredictable can't they? Uh huh."...I thought we couldn't surprise each other anymore. Well, that shows how much I knew."

In her trademark style, Kinsella has concocted more than one laugh out loud situation for Dan and Sylvia. And just as fun are her characters. In Sylvie we have the slightly flustered, lovable lead that you'd want to have as a friend. Dan, well, he's the perfect partner for Sylvie. The supporting cast is always quirky and left of center and just as endearing. I loved the little museum Sylvie worked at - and its odd office practices.

With a great rom-com read, come missed cues and misunderstandings. The reader knows that some choices made are not quite the right ones...but in the end there will be a 'happy ever after.' And no surprise, that the case in this novel. There was a plot thread involving Sylvie's father that was a little bit heavier - but quite timely.

Kinsella's books are engaging, entertaining, humourous and just so much fun to read. If you need a pick-me-up, pick up this latest from Sophie Kinsella. You'll have a smile on your face in no time. Read an excerpt of Surprise Me.


bermudaonion said...

I loved the Shopaholic series but her other books are hit and miss for me. I'm glad to know this one is worth reading.

Icewineanne said...

Your review has motivated me to give this a go! As I'm not overly interested in shopping, i gave her Shopaholic books a pass but this sounds fun.
Anne Patrick

Ethan said...

I really like the sound of both characters. A good rom-com sounds like the perfect change of pace from the heavier subjects I've been reading lately.

Kay said...

This one does indeed sound fun. I'll watch for it.

Luanne said...

I gave up on the Shopaholics after the last two. I quite liked this one. The storyline with the dad is a bit heavy but there are lots of fun bits to offset it.