I Owe You One: A Novel

December 2, 2020
I Owe You One: A Novel

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A gem of a novel.”—Jodi Picoult, #1New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and SmallGreat ThingsFrom the author of Surprise Me comes an irresistible story oflove and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family,a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changeseverything.Fixie Farr has always lived by her father’s motto: “Familyfirst.” And since her dad passed away, leaving his charminghousewares store in the hands of his wife and children, Fixiespends all her time picking up the slack from her siblings insteadof striking out on her own. The way Fixie sees it, if she doesn’ttake care of her father’s legacy, who will?It’s simply not in Fixie’s nature to say no to people. So when ahandsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop fora moment, she not only agrees—she ends up saving it from certaindisaster. To thank Fixie for her quick thinking, the computer’sowner, Sebastian, an investment manager, scribbles an IOU on acoffee sleeve and attaches his business card. Fixie laughs itoff—she’d never actually claim an IOU from a stranger. Wouldshe?But then Fixie’s childhood crush, Ryan, comes back into herlife, and his lack of a profession pushes all of Fixie’s buttons.As always, she wants nothing for herself—but she’d love Seb to giveRyan a job. No sooner has Seb agreed than the tables are turnedonce more and a new series of IOUs between Seb and Fixie—from smallfavors to life-changing moments—ensues. Soon Fixie, Ms. Fixit foreveryone else, is torn between her family and the life she reallywants. Does she have the courage to take a stand? Will she finallygrab the life, and love, she really wants?