Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Remember Me? - 4/5

Title: Remember Me?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction, Romance, Chick-lit
Page Count: 389
Rating: 4/5

With the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans, Sophie Kinsella, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic & Baby , returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life-changing and utterly hilarious predicament…. When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed. Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all. Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does?

Plot in under 10:

Girl forgets the last three years of her life.

My Review:

First to start; I haven’t read the Shopaholic series yet. They are on my TBR shelf and I have had books for months but for some reason I haven’t felt the tug to read them.

I picked this one up at a used bookstore a few months back and decided to give it a try while I was in-between series. About half-way through it I had two of my girlfriends tell me it was horrible. It went a little something like this:

MW: What are you reading?

Me: Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella.

MW: Oh no, I’m sorry.

AC: Yeah that one wasn’t good.

MW: Yeah I read it after the Shopaholic series and I was soo disappointed.

AC: Me too.

Me: Well crap I’m already halfway through, I can’t stop now, dammit!

…and I think that’s why I liked it. My expectations were so low, and I didn’t have any expectations from her previous work and that helped it along I suppose. It was nothing fantastic but an interesting plot and I liked the ending.

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