GTTG book review: Surprise Me

Our review rating (out of 5): ♥♥♥

Plot summary: Sylvie and Dan have been together for ten years and have a happy marriage. They are renewing their health insurance and so both need to go for a medical where they discover that they are likely to have another sixty-eight years together. They panic and decide to create “Project Surprise” in order to try and keep their relationship fun and feeling fresh – mishaps occur and they discover things about each other they didn’t know before…

What we liked: We’re big Sophie Kinsella fans and her writing style is consistently fun and entertaining. The story moves pretty quickly, it’s an interesting and amusing premise and you can certainly pass an enjoyable Sunday afternoon reading this light-hearted book.

What we didn’t like: Unfortunately, this isn’t one of our favourite Sophie Kinsella books. Some of her previous books (“Twenties Girl”, “Wedding Night” and “The Undomestic Goddess” in particular) have literally made us laugh out loud (and reading one scene in “Wedding Night” we were actually crying with laughter – on a bus, it was embarrassing lol!). However, this one didn’t quite have the same comic effect – the premise had the potential to be amusing but we felt it just never quite got there. Sorry Sophie, but we remain loyal fans!!