Review: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Published February 26th, 2008 by The Dial Press (first published 2008).
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 happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does? (Goodreads)
What can I say? I love contemporary! I’ve read one other book by Sophie Kinsella, her YA book Finding Audrey, and I liked it well enough to seek out other books by her. I found Remember Me? on Bookmooch.com and mooched it immediately. Remember Me? begins on a night that Lexi has gone out with her friends to a club and they are standing out in the rain trying to hail a cab home. Lexi is reflecting on her life and how many things are not going her way. Little does she know how right the are. Then Lexi wakes up in a hospital with amnesia and a complete block of what happened in the last three years. At first, her life seems like a dream. She’s beautiful, has designer things, and is married to a handsome millionaire. Who can forget that? Well apparently, Lexi. As Lexi tries to adjust back into her life she sees how much has changed in those lost years. She feels foreign in her own life. Her home is beautiful, but more of a showcase than the twinkling fairy lights she remembers from her old flat, and her husband is odd. He seems lovable in a distant, controlling way. Lexi also finds out there was a falling out with her three best friends. Everything is falling apart and Lexi has no one to talk to. She tries to fix everything but it just makes things worse. Then Lexi realizes this is her chance to completely overhaul her life.
I enjoyed exploring what it would mean to truly forget everything and have to start all over. This story showed you how important it is to not settle for less than you’re worth – in love and life. I really enjoyed this one and would recommend it. I rated Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella 4 stars.