Friday, January 24, 2014

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Standalone. The Dial Press (February 2012) Library
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.


I've Got Your Number is one of those lighthearted books that you read simply for the fun of it. As soon as I started reading Poppy's story I was addicted. I could just imagine myself in Poppy's same situation. She lost a priceless family heirloom given to her by her fiancé Magnus. Soon after combing the hotel where she lost her engagement ring her cell phone is snatched away from her. Desperate, she finds a cell phone thrown in a bin and hands out her new cell phone number to the hotel employees. Strange calls and messages keep coming up and a serious sounding businessman named Sam enters her life. As Poppy continues to hope that her ring is found she and Sam stumble into this strange new friendship where Poppy decides to meddle in Sam's life.

This was a seriously fun read. I read it with someone so we got to analyze the characters together. Poppy is the type of person who doesn't like to get in the way. She's the type that I could see taking care of everyone else but herself. She puts people ahead of herself. Sam comes off very cold in his messages but he's just a really to the point guy. It isn't until they both meet that Poppy sees a much more caring side of Sam.

Poppy is supposed to marry Magnus but of course you know already from the summary that, that is not going to happen. And then you soon find out the way Poppy is treated by his family and how she feels compared to them. The family is filled with scholars and she's a physical therapist so you see her feeling not worthy. I know it's obvious what's going to happen but the journey of Poppy discovering her worth is great. Unfortunately, she has other people around her that don't make her feel good about herself too including her friend Analise. She blatantly flirts with her fiancé right in front of her and complains that she should have been the one who got engaged. She's not a friend and Poppy didn't need her.

The story started to go south towards the end. There was just something off like everything seemed stagnant. It got mushy too which in any other case would be fine with me but it was a bit ridiculous. Kinesella seems to be a Danielle Steel or Nora Roberts type and I've read some reviews where her books are described as very similar. Kinsella has potential to do better. I hope she doesn't create the same story over and over again although some people like that. If you've never read a story by her I think I've Got Your Number is worth a try especially if you are in the mood for a light, romantic story.

3 comments:

  1. Aw, sounds really fun! I don't read a lot of chic-lit kind of stuff...I watch a few of the movies (shh! I'm forced XD). It's a pity the ending is kind of wonky. That's always annoying, eh?

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    1. I was forced to watch chick lit when I was younger with my mom because I'm the only girl and just can't help loving all the unrealistic sappy wonderfulness that comes with it.
      Yes, it is very annoying :/

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  2. I really enjoyed I've Got Your Number as well, it was just a lot of fun. I don't read a lot of romance so nothing in it really bothered me, and I thought it was cute. I just got Wedding Night by her from the library. Have you read that one?

    Kay @ It's a Book Life

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