Saturday, May 9, 2009

Remember Me ~ Sophie Kinsella


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?

First off, I simply adore the charming Becky Bloomwood & the Shopaholic series. Remember Me just didn't do it for me.

I found myself distracted & bored. I struggled to finish it. I must admit, I wanted to return it to Barnes & Noble after reading the first few pages.

I really wanted to love it... I didn't. I wanted to like it... not so much.

I found it to be like lukewarm soup on a blustery day.

Lexi Smart annoyed me. I wondered where the fun, lovable, naturally charming characters Sophie Kinsella brings to her zany novels were hiding.

I wasn't looking for a thinly veiled Becky, but give me something.

I questioned Lexi quite a bit. Lexi's big change didn't seem believable. It just seemed forced.

Sophie definitely did her research on amnesia, but she should of developed Lexi a bit more.

Remember Me is not one of Sophie Kinsella's best novels & Lexi is not one of her best characters.

Definitely not worth the $$$ I spent for the hardcover.

Fans of Kinsella's will no doubt add this to their shelves.

Read an Excerpt

Reading Guide

Abridged CD from Random House Audio

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