My rating: 5 of 5!
Published: the 16th of February 2012
Written by: Sophie Kinsella
Length: 466 pages
Source: Purchased through Amazon.
I’ve lost it. 😦 The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive 🙂 !!
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.
Have you ever shared your phone with anyone? A loved one? Or even a stranger? To me that concept is so strange. Even though I have nothing to hide on my phone, I wouldn’t want to share it with my boyfriend. Because it’s mine. It’s personal. But I had so much fun reading about how Poppy and Sam deals with it. Admittedly, it must have been especially trying for poor Sam, as Poppy just can’t seem to stop herself from doing (what she thinks of as) good deeds. Which in reality is just a roundabout way of saying that she wants to butt in.
When I recently discovered how funny Sophie Kinsella’s writing is, I couldn’t stop myself from continuing my reading streak. That’s how I found “I’ve Got Your Number”. The female main character, Poppy Wyatt, has to be one of the most meddlesome, crazy, nutty, irrational and endearing characters I’ve ever read about. The irrational way she deals with panicky situations, is definitely something I can recognise and it makes her even more likeable and relateable.
It is said that opposites attract, and with Poppy and Sam that’s definitely the case. While Poppy find it rude to send a text without signing off with a gazillion x’s (no o’s, after all she’s not Gossip Girl xxxx) – Sam is more into just writing his name at the end. This leads to some hilarious mistakes and misunderstandings, as Poppy uses Sam’s previous PA’s company phone, and forward messages to Sam. Especially as she looses track of all her
spamming butting in.
This is only the second book I read by Sophie Kinsella and both have been really funny, and the romance have definitely pulled at my heartstrings. And this book definitely deserves maximum rating. But I think it’s time for me to move on to other authors. Because hilarious as Ms. Kinsella’s books are, they follow the same pattern. And while they’re both entertaining and great reads, they’re also predictable. So, going forward I’ll keep her in mind for when I need to read something light and hilarious.
Have you read any of Sophie Kinsella’s books? Do you like funny-as-hell-romance books? Do you get bored of an author, if they use the same pattern in their books?Let’s chat in the comments!
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