Lexi wakes up in the hospital. The last thing she remembers is falling down a flight of stairs the night before her father's funeral. She soon learns that was three years ago. She had worked in the carpeting sales department of the company and had three close friends there. Now she is the boss of the department. She was dating Loser Dave then. Now she's married to gazillionaire Eric. She's excited to see straight teeth anc chic hair and is wearing outfits two sizes smaller. Her life is now perfect!
When she goes back to her "loft style living" home, she feels lost. She can't find any signs of herself. Nothing brings back any of her missing memories - their home, her neutral colored clothes, her new best friend, or Eric. She watches the wedding video, reads the marriage manual he makes for her, watches the reality television show she appeared on to help her get ahead in business, and watches her father's final message on DVD.
Soon the cracks in her life start showing. None of her old friends will return her calls. Her younger sister is no longer a sweet girl but a teen who is always in trouble and is stealing Lexi's things. Her mother avoids all serious conversations. When she returns to work, she learns she is the Bitch Boss from Hell. None of these things are the life she remembers at all! Then one of Eric's partners, Jon, mentions the secret life she had. Now there's yet another mystery for her to solve.
Lexi doesn't understand how she could have changed so much in just three years. Eric should be her perfect husband but she can't summon up any special feelings for him. She is getting ahead in her job but doesn't understand the (bossy) management style she has developed. Can Lexi find herself again and keep all the progress she has made in the past few years?
Early on Remember Me? is predictable. Lexi the shrew is bound to find Lexi the friendly woman with a talent for business. But Sophie Kinsella wrote this book and gives it the charming, humorous touch that is common in her novels. I cared for Lexi and wanted to see how it worked out. It's fast paced but keeps the characters grounded. It also includes Kinsella's sense of romance for her characters - Lexi won't be left out in the cold.
This book is in Lexi's first person narrative, so we see her inner turmoil. As the overseeing reader we know everything will work out yet need to keep with her while she works through combining her old life, her new one, and create yet another one. Isn't that part of human growth?
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