Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it's 2004 and she's a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, to her disbelief, she learns it's actually 2007 she's twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department and she's married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??! She can't believe her luck especially when she sees her stunning new home. She's sure she'll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He's drawn up a 'manual of our marriage', which should help. But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up and lands a new bombshell.
What the heck happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 02 / 2017
- 127 x 198 x 29mm
I've read some of Sophie Kinsella's other novels and after reading Remember Me? it was apparent that Kinsella seems to be committing the crime of recycling her characters, just with different names and a different awkward situation to deal with. Her female leads invariably have ignorant family members, are strapped for cash, and are bottom of the pecking order at work with one or two unpleasant colleagues.
There's nothing new going on in Remember Me? However, if you can forgive the similarities (or if you haven't read another Kinsella book to know that there are similarities) then this is still a good read.
The main character, Lexi, starts out as a 25-year-old who is concerned her life isn't playing out as she hopes. Then she wakes up after a bump on the noggin as a 28-year-old who has everything she wanted but no memory of how she got it. As the amnesiac tries to settle back into her new and improved life she realises that it might not be so improved. In fact, she may have become a person she doesn't even like. Perhaps all she wanted as a 25-year-old doesn't have the power to make her happy.
It sounds cheesy and cliched. And it is. But Remember Me? is also funny, engaging and romantic. Just like Kinsella's other books.