5 stars to I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Published October 10, 2013 by katheryn13

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!! :)

A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girls and Poppy’s life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she’s lost her phone too. When she spots an abandoned phone in a bin it seems it was meant to be.Finders Keepers!

Except the phone’s owner, elusive businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. Can things get any more tangled?

 

Review:

“Please stand by while the reviewer cries her heart out” Okay so maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but OH MY GOD.

Someone could have warned me how much I’d turn to mush after reading this!

I’ve not read Sophie Kinsella books for years, and man, have I missed them?! They’re always so quirky and easy to read, and generally make you want to laugh and awwwwww at the same time.

I fell in love with this book. I’ve Got Your Number is one of those books that’s hip enough for the modern generation, but also wistful and romantic for older folk (although I’m not that old so yeah…). The text messages in this…whose idea was that? It was genius, romantic, funny, sweet. I just….*melts*

Poppy Wyatt is what I would call a fairly common example of the average woman. She’s strong but also has her issues, she’s clumsy, she’s logical, she’s funny, and she’s nice. I mean okay so maybe not a COMMON example. I’m not quite as stupid as she was when she would send off certain emails and then shit hits the fan. Hahaha. I swear, I wish I could have been there to tell her, “NO! STOP IT, POPPY!”

Sam Roxton. WHAT can I say? He started off as a moody, uptight businessman. And he turned out to be one hell of a guy. Dare I say it? Poppy + Sam = OTP! (OKAY cheesiness out of the way. ooh I rhymed.)

I love these books where you, the reader, can feel the connection between two characters BEFORE the characters, themselves, do. It’s like you’re having a birds eye view of this extraordinary encounter and they have no clue what’s about to happen. Literally, NO clue. And at the same time, it was like watching a tv show, or movie. So…clear in my head of who these people were, and what was happening.

There were a lot of adult-y subjects (weddings, political matters, cheating scandals, etc etc) but at the same time, it didn’t seem to take away the fact this is a fun, romantic story about two people, completely different in personalities and lifestyles, who find themselves thrown together through the most ridiculous of situations possible. Who throws a nice phone in a BIN?!  *note to self: cherish phone forever. It may one day hop, skip, and leave you.*

I can’t say much more than that I really really really REALLY loved this book. Sure, certain characters (Willow. Lucinda. And at times, Magnus.) got on my bloody nerves, but that was part of the point. All of the other characters had their own intricate ways of being important, and that’s what I like. Not just standbys that don’t really say anything.

But can I just point out: THE ENDING! OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! (no spoilers, though.) I slapped my legs so hard, I’m pretty sure I left hand prints on them. >_<

I don’t know why I left so long to read this, but I am so damned glad I read it and I must, MUST read the other books of Sophie’s I have lying around. This is the kind of Adult Contemporary that is just right for me. No explicit sex, no unnecessary swearing (although there is SOME so be warned if you’re sensitive to bad language) just modern fun, typical girl behaviour, and romance that’ll have you hugging the book (well, I did.) and curling into a ball because you wish that had happened to you. Just saying.

Kat

 

 

 

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