Surprise Me

Surprise Me

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfor...

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Title:Surprise Me
Author:Sophie Kinsella
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Genres:Womens Fiction
ISBN:Surprise me
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:432 pages pages

Surprise Me Reviews

  • JanB
    Feb 13, 2018
    3.5 stars My advice when you pick this book up is to view it as you would a rom-com movie. Turn off your inner critic and just have fun with it. I confess I had a slight problem with the premise: a young couple panics when their doctor tells them they will likely live to be over...
  • Marialyce
    Feb 10, 2018
    4 humorous but serious stars I must admit this was my first Sophie Kinsella book and I am so very glad to have stumbled upon this little gem of a book. I so enjoyed the hilarity of the first half of the book and having a British son in law, I could just see him involved in some ...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    Apr 25, 2018
    The prologue is a tease about Sylvie finding out some terrible secret about her husband, Dan. The first chapter starts with "Five weeks earlier". At the halfway point we've consumed two of those weeks and I'm alternating between frustration and boredom. I get it already: Sylvie and Dan...
  • Jennifer
    Oct 16, 2017
    Surprise Me is a standalone novel written by the fabulous Sophie Kinsella. As I began this book, I noticed a few separate plotlines that didn't seem to blend together very well at all and I had the initial feeling that Ms. Kinsella didn't quite know where she wanted to go with the over...
  • Theresa Alan
    Jan 20, 2018
    This is a well-done novel that starts off with a light, chick-lit tone. Sometimes you just need a book that has a humorous take on life and love. After Dan and Sylvie, who have been together for ten years since they were twenty-two, are told by their doctor they can each live to be one...
  • Esil
    Oct 13, 2017
    Last year I read another book by Sophie Kinsella - My Not So Perfect Life -- and was thrilled to find the perfect ?palate cleanser?. This year?s offering was also a palate cleanser but this one ended up being just a bit too fluffy and disjointed for me. There were things I liked,...
  • Bonnie
    Jul 04, 2017
    DNF @ 25% The only thing that came as a surprise was this DNF. Honestly, I only read as much as I did because of my love of Kinsella. You know those stories that start off fairly mediocre and you just keep thinking (in this case, HOPING) that it?ll get better? It started off mi...
  • Heather 'Bookables'
    Mar 19, 2018
    Listened to this which I always recommend with all of Sophie's books! I really wanted to fall in love with this book but it fell a little short for me. The first half was annoying, honestly and I had a hard time connecting with the characters. The second half was much better and I r...
  • Bam
    Feb 13, 2018
    *Romance week! Would you believe that this is my first book by author Sophie Kinsella?! I own a few of her Shopaholic series that I picked up at library sales but haven't gotten around to reading any yet. This is a standalone book and starts off well with lots of laughs. Sylvie ...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    Oct 13, 2017
    4 Surprised stars It is true that I love Sophie Kinsella's books, I have read almost all of them.Even though It was a long time since I read a book by her,you can't imagine how excited I was to start this one.I was hooked from the beginning and I couldn't put it down Surprise me. ...
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Nov 08, 2017
    Mini review: I received this e-arc via Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. DNF Despite the not-so great synopsis I wanted to read this anyways. After all it?s a Kinsella book. Unfortunately it wasn?t any good. The main characters were supreme...
  • Jessica
    Feb 09, 2018
    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. I was so excited when I found out that I won this book because I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella?s books. They are always so hilarious and so much fun. This book was no exception. In the beginning it did...
  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Feb 14, 2018
    I was lost in the flowery, bushy and blooming with color lush Coulee with five of my Traveling Sisters. We all settled in at different spots and times in the juicy, delicious berry bushes in the lush coulee. We were surrounded by color, charm, and quirkiness with this story and these c...
  • Amy
    Jan 19, 2018
    No other author provides an escape from reality for me quite like Sophie Kinsella, I?ve been a fan of hers for years and picking up one of her books is always a treat for me. Her books are pure, lighthearted, entertainment and are always fun, and though I didn?t like Sylvie as much...
  • Lola
    Feb 03, 2018
    Well this is a surprising book. (Bad) pun very much intended. I feel like if this is your first ever Sophie Kinsella read, you should pick another one of her stories. I would point you towards her Confessions of a Shopaholic series first so you become acquainted with her humour and ...
  • Holly
    Feb 02, 2018
    *3.5 stars ? The thing about reading a Sophie Kinsella book is that you know your going to have a fun reading experience. In this book, we meet married couple Dan and Sylvie. They have just been told that they?re healthy and may live a long married life. So they decide that if ...
  • Zoe
    Jan 28, 2018
    Warm, affecting, and extremely entertaining! Surprise Me is a lighthearted journey into the lives of married couple Sylvie and Dan who have it all, beautiful girls, successful careers, and a rock-solid marriage until the suggestion of another 68 years of marriage sends them into a t...
  • Tiffany PSquared
    Feb 05, 2018
    Surprise Me was surprisingly not surprising. A bit predictable - especially in certain key areas, but still a cute, angst-filled, comedy of errors that blossoms into a story of the value of true and honest love. Sylvie and Dan are so intuned to each other, they can finish each other...
  • Meredith
    Feb 03, 2018
    Entertaining, but not my favorite Sophie Kinsella. I really like the premise of Surprise Me--rather than the typical Kinsella premise of a single girl trying to get her life together and in doing so ultimately finds love, we have a married couple worried that their marriage has go...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Feb 08, 2018
    4 silly, but surprisingly serious, stars to Surprise Me! ? ? ? ? Sometimes I think I subsisted on Sophie Kinsella books in my 20s. I looked forward to a Becky Shopaholic book like Christmas. It?s hard for me to believe I used to be quite the shopper then. I also have fond...
  • Carrie
    Feb 07, 2018
    Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella is a nice little bit of humorous chick lit that is expected to come from this author. The book also had a rather interesting idea behind the story when a long time married couple goes for their check up and passes with flying colors with the doctor explai...
  • Berit☀️✨
    Jan 24, 2018
    4.5 laugh out loud stars ? ????.5 Sophie Kinsella is one of my absolute favorite authors.... i?ve read every book in the Shopaholic Series and absolutely adored Becky throughout.... what I love so much about her books are her fabulous female MC?s and Sylvie was no...
  • Holly  B
    Feb 08, 2018
    3.5 This is what I call my "cupcake diversion" read! I needed something light and humorous to entertain me and this one delivered! I loved the whole concept of spicing up a marriage with some surprises. Sylvie and Dan have adorable twin girls and are about to celebrate "ten years...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    Feb 12, 2018
    4 Surprisingly Delightful Stars! SOPHIE KINSELLA has always been one of my favourite go-to authors, so I was pretty excited when I was approved to read her latest novel, SURPRISE ME. I have enjoyed all of her books and to me they are such a treat to read inbetween reading so many ...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Feb 09, 2018
    Love is finding one person infinitely fascinating. And so... not an achievement, my dear. Rather, a privilege. Hi, long time Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickam fan here. I've been reading her books for close to a decade now; they are just the right amounts of tender cheese (and that's...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    Feb 09, 2018
    Sophie Kinsella has always been one of my go-to favourite authors. I remember the enjoyment of reading the Shopaholic series for the first time and now I have reread them countless times (along with each of her standalone novels). For each following novel that she publishes, part of...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    Feb 13, 2018
    Ehh I think this plot just wasn't a good fit for me personally. It's hard to sympathize with people who are so dang healthy that they can assume they're just guaranteed another 68 years of life to wonder WHAT WILL THEY DO. How will they not be bored?! Maybe they can speak Italian for a...
  • Sharon Metcalf
    Nov 14, 2017
    3.5 stars Was I surprised about how much I enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's new novel Surprise Me? Not at all. I expected it to be an entertaining read and it absolutely was. When it comes to Sophie Kinsella, the only surprise for me is that I haven't joined the m...
  • Pauline
    Oct 20, 2017
    I always enjoy reading Sophie Kinsella books and was delighted to receive an advanced copy of Surprise Me. I really enjoyed this book about marriage, trust and family. I liked the characters especially Sylvie and her twin daughters. There were quite a few laugh out loud moments. A feel...
  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    Feb 16, 2018
    I thoroughly enjoyed this this book!Surprisinly, this is the first time I have read Sophie Kinsella?s work and I was well pleased with it! It was fun and had quirky characters that I grew to love. This story goes deeper than that and it faces what is deep behind face value and trust ...