Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis :

Lexi wakes up in hospital, thinking she's twenty five with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life.  But, to her disbelief, she learns its' three years later - she's a super-toned twenty eight year odl, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department - and she's married! To a good-looking millionaire!

She can't believe her luck - especially when she sees her stunning new loft apartment. and she'll definitely have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He's drawn up a 'marriage manual' which should help.

But soon she realizes her perfect life isn't all it seems. Her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job.  Then a disheveled, sexy guy turns up  and lands a bombshell.  What actually happened to her? Will she ever remembers? and what will happen if she does? or doesn't?

I decided to re-read Remember Me? right after reading Undomestic Goddess.  It was the right move as I was feeling down and this book certainly perks me up.  Any book by Sophie Kinsella will have that effect on me. Certainly cheaper and healthier than any 'perk-me-up drinks'.

I remember thinking if there will be something magical in this book and at the end of it, Lexi will discover that it's just a dream that she had after bumping her head. But no, she really had amnesia and 'lost' 3 years of her life and it was a rather bad 3 years as she discover that her nickname is 'cobra' and although she's the boss of her department, her secretary spit into her coffee.

I can't imagine losing 3 years of memories but Lexi did and she can't believe that she changed so much in these 3 years.  It wasn't until what happened at her dad's funeral was finally revealed to her that she began to understand why she is so different, why she changed so drastically into someone totally different. And in case you're wondering, the sunflowers on the cover do mean something

This wasn't the best work of Sophie Kinsella. There seems to be something missing but yet the book does capture the charm and wit of what Sophie offers to her readers.  A rather feel-good chic lite book to curl up with on a rainy afternoon with a mug of coffee or chocolate. 

On another note, I wonder what will happen when all of Sophie's characters get together - Becky, Samantha, Emma, Lexi.  What would their conversations be like :) and best of all what would they say about Sophie :) I wonder.....

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