Sophie Kinsella has been a favourite of mine since I picked up her first book, Confessions of a Shopaholic, in 2001. Since then, I have been enthralled. I look forward to the release of her novels with untold anticipation. Her latest offering, Remember Me?, is likely her best work to date.
When Lexi Smart wakes up in a hospital she is stunned. How did she get there, and how long has she been there? The last thing she remembers is being out with her friends, depressed that her boyfriend, “Loser Dave,” stood her up (again!), and of course falling and hitting her head while running for a taxi. And when the doctor comes in to question her about the accident, Lexi realizes that nothing is as she thought. Instead of a low paying job, a loser boyfriend and shabby wardrobe, Lexi finds she has a huge new loft, a high-powered job, glamorous friends and a handsome husband (who is a multimillionaire!). Oh also, it is 2007, not 2004. And she didn’t fall and hit her head, she crashed her super expensive Mercedes. Lexi’s memory from the last three years is completely gone.
Lexi leaves the hospital with her husband, determined to find her place in her new life, but her new life comes with more than just new clothes, a great house and a handsome husband. It also comes with a lot of secrets, intrigue, and well… confusion. Her relationship with her husband isn’t what she thought, her old friends won’t talk to her, and she doesn’t have a clue how to do her job. Then she meets Jon, an architect, who works for her husband and he tells her the biggest secret of all.
As Lexi struggles with her new life and her displaced memory she has a lot of questions. Where are her clothes? How do you work the lights? And most important… will she ever fit into this new life? Does she even want to anymore? Will she ever get her memory back? And what happens if she does?
Remember Me? is a great read. It has all the parts we like in any book... handsome men, a good plot and lots of twists and turns. Have fun learning all about Lexi...right along with her!