I Owe You One

I Owe You One Final Front
Kinsella Oweyouone
Kinsella Oweyouone
I Owe You One Final Front
I Owe You One Final Front
I Owe You One Final Front

sophie’s introduction

I Owe You One is a story of two complete strangers, Fixie and Seb, who meet in a coffee shop and do a series of favours for each other: big, small, life-saving and life-changing. I’d been thinking about the idea for a while but I didn’t know quite how my two strangers should meet… till one day an American man in a coffee shop asked me to mind his laptop. I had my answer! (American Man: I owe you one.)

I love to write flawed heroines and Fixie is a girl who can’t stop ‘fixing’ things – sometimes with disastrous results. But as the book goes on, she starts to see how she might fix things for herself, not just others…

I hope you enjoy it!

Sophie x



“This book is a shot of pure joy!” – Jenny Colgan, author of The Bookshop on the Corner


I Owe You One is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything…

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?


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goodreads reviews

media reviews

"An IOU from a cute stranger gets complicated in this 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. Fixie is a likable character, one readers will root for as she learns to take control of her own life. Kinsella's many fans will devour this warm and hilarious read."

Kirkus Reviews

"A delightful, irresistible romp"


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