Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Chick Lit
Publisher: Random House
Date of Publication: February 1st, 2012
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.
There are moments in life that the white-chocolate Magnum
ice cream was invented for, and this is one of them.
How wonderful it is when two people meet and get to know each other! The beginning, the development of a relationship, is always exciting and glamorous.
Sophie Kinsella creates very special and genuine circumstances for this romance:
- an unbelievable situation,
- a hasty engagement,
- a nosy and very vacillating fiancée,
- a very, very unstable fiancé,
- an attractive businessman who is more determined and unfaltering than anyone else,
- a lost-stolen-fake-found ring,
- a thrown-found-kept (some say stolen) phone,
- a coup d’état,
- a million SMSes, MMSes and emails.
Sophie Kinsella’s writing style, her ability to present emotions, her sense of humor, and some surprising turns of events make this novel incredibly entertaining.
Poppy is meddlesome, funny and smart. Sam is loyal, devoted and gentle. Magnus is a really irritating character.
I felt some situations were sticky and exaggerated. But I really enjoyed the SMS-chats at the Scrabble party, in the dark park, and in the final scene.
At the end, I was a little bit disappointed because I (okay… Poppy) got only one kiss, and the story was over…
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