I received Surprise Me as an EARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
First of all, I normally LOVE Sophie Kinsella books aside from one other one. I was excited when she announced that she was having another book come out this year and fell in love with that cover. I mean, look at that cover. That looks like nothing could go wrong, right? The colors are just so pretty and it’s cute. The description drew me in also.
But…the first few chapters almost ruined the whole book for me. (Spoiler alert) I just could not understand why Sylvie all of a sudden was like… oh…. I have to be married to my husband for 68 more years? REALLY? Oh my gosh! Whatever British term fits oh my gosh would be good here too. Bullocks? Bloody hell? (Pardon my french there. I really wanted an excuse to sound like Ron Weasley.)
Anyway, she kept going round and around and by chapter five I almost gave up. But I kept pushing through. The surprises parts were really cute, and I did like how her attitude changed towards the last few chapters.
I also really liked Dan as a character and Toby really grew on me. I just wished the beginning could’ve been written better, but overall I was glad I pushed through that first beginning. It was a fast read for me.
This book was a three out of five star read, but Sophie Kinsella still rates high on my list of authors.