Sophie Kinsella is a wonderfully talented author who has written some of the wittiest and most enjoyable books in contemporary romance today like her widely acclaimed “Shopaholic” series. This book is a standalone featuring Sylvie and Dan who have been together for ten years. They take a trip to the doctor and are told they they are so healthy that they could live to be very old and that would mean being married to each other for another 68 plus years! Dan and Sylvie freak out at the thought of being married that long. (Didn’t care for this plot line) Sylvie is afraid that Dan will want out of the marriage so she decides that they should implement “surprises” into their relationship! There are also a menagerie of likable characters in the story like Sylvie’s best friend, Tilda and her son, Toby. Sylvie’s mother was also a character but I really didn’t connect with her as she seemed to be out-of-touch and someone that I would never really care to be around. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Sophie Kinsella’s books, this just was not one of my favorites. It was enjoyable but I really wanted more of her older style of stories like The Undomestic Goddess and Shopaholic books. I give this book 3.5 stars but still enjoyed reading it.
Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella will be available February 13, 2018 by The Dial Press, an imprint of Random House Publishing Group-Random House. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.