Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsel

Surprise Me

Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella

4 Stars

Publish Date 2/13/18


After ten years together, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, and beautiful twin girls, and they communicate so seamlessly they finish each other’s sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it’s casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years . . . and panic sets in.

They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me—from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots—mishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all.

With a colorful cast of eccentric characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella presents a humorous yet moving portrait of a marriage—its intricacies, comforts, and complications. Surprise Me reveals that hidden layers in a close relationship are often yet to be discovered.


Surprise – I really enjoyed this novel!  The first half of the book was a little slow and similar to others that I have read.  However, the second half picked up and was surprising good and became a fun fast read.  The characters were well flushed and even likeable with all of the quirks.  I could relate to Sylvie and Dan, who had been married for 10 years and beginning to worry if their marriage would last.  By all appearances, the couple was happy and had the perfect most cherished life.  Both agreed that they needed some surprise to add spice to their relationship.  We see in Sylvie and Dan that not all surprises are created equal.  Will their relationship continue or end after all of the surprises?

Thank you to NetGalley and Random House Publishing for supplying me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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