I've Got Your Number: A Novel
by Sophie Kinsella Published by Dial Books
on February 14th 2012 Pages:
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry the ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her 'happy ever after' begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring but in the panic that followed, she has now lost her phone. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except the phone's owner, 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.
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 don't usually read chick lit… but when I do… it has to be Sophie Kinsella.
Sadly, in the case of my first Sophie Kinsella experience, I cannot remember what came first: the book or the movie. Either way, once I was exposed to Sophie Kinsella and her wonderful writing, I was hooked. I've Got Your Number was no exception.
Our story starts off with the naive, but lovable Poppy. Having lost her engagement ring and shortly there after having her cell phone stolen, she thinks that her life cannot get much worse. When she strangely enough finds another cell in a trash bin, she thinks all her prayers have been answered. But life is never that simple.
I've Got Your Number is filled with cute moments that made me smile and laugh along the way. While the book is filled with predictability, it never once hindered my reading experience. Poppy is a likable character that you cannot help but like. I admired her strange determination to help a stranger, although she did get something out of the agreement, the cell phone. Sam, the aloof business man, was a nice contrast to Poppy. A little overly serious, but deep down a good man. Was not too fond of Magnus, Poppy's fiancee, but I think that was kind of the point.
While Sophie Kinsella's books all seem to have a lot in common (same types of heroines, adventures leading up to a happily-ever-after ending, etc.), they are like candy. I can never seem to stay away. I've Got Your Number is a cutesy, romantic novel that is like a special escape. I've Got Your Number definitely lived up to the expectations that I have for a Sophie Kinsella book. It left a smile on my face and me with a warm fuzzy feeling.