Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: I've Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number
by Sophie Kinsella
Release Date: 14 Feb 2012
Publisher: Random House
Source: Library
Page Count: 433

Goodreads synopsis:
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 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 realises that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Really enjoyed this one! I haven't read anything from Sophie Kinsella yet, but I do know that she has plenty of books out there, including the Shopaholic series. I'm not really super psyched about starting yet another series, but after reading I've Got Your Number, I'm definitely going to be reading a few of her other books. Remember Me & The Undomestic Goddess sound like good ones that I've added to my TBR list so far.

Although this might have been a little predictable in just a few parts, it was a great story about Poppy and the events and people she meets leading up to her wedding. The book starts with Poppy having just lost her engagement ring (priceless heirloom that's been in the family for awhile) & then her mobile gets stolen. She's feeling pretty desperate at this point after having given everyone at the hotel (where she had a bachelorette party) her phone number to contact in case they find the ring. She finds a mobile in a trash bin and it works. She gives this new number to the hotel staff & lets all her friends know as well. She's planning on keeping the phone until maybe someone finds the ring.

She soon meets Sam, the boss of the person (his personal assistant) who previously owned the phone and had since quit. She first learns of him through his work emails and texts. Sam lets her continue using the phone though until she finds her ring, after hearing about her situation. Then come some pre-wedding disasters and some unfortunate events with Sam's company. Poppy & Sam both have their flaws, which make them more relatable I think, but I loved them. The story had a couple of great less-than-desirable characters as well too. I found myself alongside Poppy being extremely irritated with a few of them. Great chemistry, mystery, and drama in this one!


♥... Heather


  1. Not my genre of choice, but I adore the cover.

  2. I really like Sophie Kinsella!
    I've read some of her books and I loved Twenties Girl, you should read it too!
    Though I don't liked The Undomestic Goddess that much. I haven't read Shopaholic series (but saw the movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic and loved it) or Remember Me.
    But I'm gonna read this, soon I hope.

    Michelle from Michelle Shouts Random

    1. Awesome! Yea, I'll have to check out Twenties Girl!

  3. This sounds like a fun and easy read!

  4. I have read other books by this author. They are fun and light- which I need from time to time. :) I haven't read this one- but it sounds good. I love the name Poppy.


  5. This had me laughing from the get go til the end. And how sad/hilarious was that scrabble game?!

    1. Oh yea!!! The scrabble game! LOL, that was hilarious!

  6. I've read a few reviews of this and while I no longer read a lot of adult fic, I really enjoyed your review and might give this book a try!