Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella


I've Got Your NumberI’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.

Rating:

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Review:

‘Remember Me?’ was the only Sophie Kinsella book I didn’t like. Apart from that, I’ve loved every single Kinsella book – the Shopaholic series, Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Twenties Girl, they were all so much fun to read. This book, I’ve Got Your Number, was not as bad as Remember Me?. In fact, I did enjoy it. But it just doesn’t measure up to the rest of the Kinsella gems.

The storyline was pretty interesting. I thought it was quite clever, the way Sophie had managed to drag Poppy and Sam (the leads) into this strange situation. The lead heroine, Poppy Wyatt, is a clone of every heroine in every other Kinsella book, only less charming. See, I absolutely adore Becky Bloomwood. But even though Poppy reminded me of Becky at times, she just didn’t do it for me. She was a little on the boring side. Also, she was a bit of a pushover, which at times made me want to strangle her. On the other hand, Sam was really, really likeable and ***SPOILER*** the scene in the woods was very romantic***END OF SPOILER***. I didn’t care much for the supporting characters except maybe for Magnus’s family – Wanda, Anthony and Felix. Poppy’s best friends are too annoying for me to understand how Poppy can stand them. This book does have its funny moments though. So, all’s not bad.

Cons:

  • Didn’t hold my interest completely
  • Poppy and her friends were a little annoying
  • I would have liked to see more of Poppy’s family

Pros:

  • Sam
  • Magnus’s family
  • The book is kinda funny. There is this one particular scene with a kimono that really made me laugh.
  • There are a couple of cute scenes as well. The scrabble scene is one of my faves.

Verdict:

Not an awesome book, but still enjoyable if only for the Kinsella touch.

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