I’ve Got Your Number By Sophie Kinsella
Published 14 Feb 2012 By The Dial Press
Summary: 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 absolutely loved I’ve Got Your Number!
Over the years I’ve heard nothing but good things about Sophie Kinsella’s work. And now I can understand why. I don’t often read chick lit (or adult books for that matter) so I was a little bit worried if I would enjoy this but I really fell in love with Poppy.
I’ve Got Your Number has a good, simple yet engaging plot. But I think what made me love this book so much are the characters. They’re absolutely silly and hilarious, but at the same time they manage to weave themselves into your heart. I’ve grown so attached to Poppy and Sam; I wish there was a sequel or anything at all just so I can see what they get up to.
I’ve Got Your Number started off with Poppy losing her engagement ring and by the end of a luckless night, her phone gets knicked. By a stroke of luck, she finds this phone thrown into the bin and decides that she would use the number temporarily while she sorts out her ring problems. In comes Sam, telling her it’s company property and that she needs to return it. Poppy and Sam soon become fast acquaintances, while Sam’s company get embroiled in a fiasco.
I enjoyed the plot a lot more than I thought I would. The brilliant and hilarious writing, along with Poppy’s silly antics made the book even more charming and heartwarming. The plot was light, but there was a good range and flow of the different story arcs. While I enjoyed it all, my favourite has to be when Poppy becomes Sam’s maybe, sort of, but not quite PA and becomes his sidekick during the company fiasco. It really made me fall in love with Sam and Poppy as a duo, rather than individuals. The book also has other shining stars like Poppy’s hilarious friend Annalise.
I have so much love for I’ve Got Your Number. I can definitely see myself reading more Sophie Kinsella. I hope I’ll keep getting attached to the different characters. I hope this gets made into a movie at some point. I loved the Cofessions of a Shoppaholic movie and I love I’ll just love seeing Poppy and Sam on the big screen.