Review: I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella

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Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publication date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Bantam Press (Transworld Publishers)
Format: Ebook
ISBN: 9780385342063
Length: 448 pages
Genre: Chick lit / Romance
Age group: Adult
Source: Netgalley
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Buy it: Amazon US | Amazon UK | The Book Depository

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.

I had no doubts about whether I would like this book or not since Kinsella has been one of my favourite authors for many years, but she managed to WOW me once again. You think you’ve seen it all before? Well, brace yourself – you’re in for another treat!

There’s literally nothing Sophie Kinsella cannot do. I picked up I’ve Got Your Number the other night, thinking I’d read a few pages before going to bed. Three hours and 130 pages later I was still clutching my Kindle, not wanting to let go. I swear I say this every time I finish one of her books but this has to be my favourite novel of hers so far. Well, maybe it’s a tie between this one and Twenties Girl, I don’t know. All I know is, it’s unputdownable.

I’m trying not to sound like an obsessed fangirl here (and failing miserably) but it really is that good. There’s a bit of a similarity between her books in terms of characters and plot but do you know what? I don’t even care. Poppy is an entertaining protagonist who, along with Sam, makes this book as good as it is. If you’ve read Kinsella’s novels before then you know what to expect: a laugh-out-loud plot, witty and funny characters, laughter, and some tears along the way. There’s only a few authors who manage to make me smile and cry at the same time and Kinsella is one of them.

Character-wise, I would say Poppy and Sam were my two favourites. Poppy is a bit clumsy, someone who tends to feel inferior to others and rarely dares to stand up for herself and confront other people, even if she’s right. I loved how much she changed by the end of the novel. Sam is your typical businessman who has confidence, power, but at the same time, some of his comments just made me laugh out loud – and as it turns out, there’s a more vulnerable side to him as well.

As for the plot, all I’m going to say is that it’s brilliant. It’s full of twists and turns and I almost never say this but I wouldn’t mind if there was a sequel to this book. You know that feeling when you find a really good book and by the time you finish it, it’s as if you had to say goodbye to your best friends? That’s how I feel about Poppy and Sam, and Kinsella’s characters in general. I just didn’t want the story to end.

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who’s looking for an entertaining read or a swoon-worthy romance – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed. It’s another masterpiece from the ‘Queen of Chick Lit’ – simply perfect. I just can’t praise this enough. Do pick it up and you’ll see I’m right. :)

*Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for sending me a review copy of this book*

25 Responses to “Review: I’ve Got Your Number – Sophie Kinsella”

  1. SO glad you enjoyed this! I LOVED it too! Such a fun and cute romance. I can always count on Sophie Kinsella to put me in a fantastic mood!
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  2. I love Sophie Kinsella’s books too, and am looking forward to reading this one even more now I’ve read your review!

  3. So glad you loved this! I love Sophie Kinsella, too and LOVED this book as well. Another awesome book by a fabulous author.
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  4. Michelle says:

    I keep seeing the book in the bookstore and tempting to get it. Maybe I should. A book from the “Queen of Chick Lit”? Definitely read-worthy. :D
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  5. kimba88 says:

    I have never read this author..but your review has me swept up in your admiration and love for this author..i know that feeling. I love when a quick chapter turns into an all I will check out this novel and the author..lovely review!
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks Kimba :) Yes, I adore Sophie – she’s been one of my favourite authors for about 5 years now and I seriously enjoyed every single one of her books. I just can’t recommend them enough!

  6. Jacqline says:

    When I saw the book I didn’t thought it is a good one, but reading your review make me wanna read it now :D
    Thanks for the review!
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  7. Karolina says:

    You rated it really high! I was looking for such a book! But I have to wait until it is published in Poland or somehow get the copy :D I think I will choose the second option! You are very convinving in your review :)
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  8. I’m on the wait list at my library for the audio and there are 33 people ahead of me. Grr!

  9. Heidi says:

    This sounds like such a cute, fun read. After review I definitely want to pick it up, sounds like a great summer read. Have a great weekend, Vicky.
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  10. Thank you so much for reviewing this! I have been curious about this author- I see her books everywhere! I will have to try this! Thanks
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  11. Melissa says:

    So glad that you loved this one as much as I did!!
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  12. SweetMarie83 says:

    I’m so glad you liked this one, Vicky! I read it recently too, and loved it. A lot of chick lit is predictable, but I didn’t find that at all with this one. Like you said, there were plenty of twists and turns, and it really was laugh out loud funny. Plus I totally fell in love with Sam. *sigh* Great review! :-)
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  13. Juhina says:

    LOVE your review! This book was FANTASTIC and I also couldn’t put it down and finished it in one sitting too!!! I also loved Poppy and Sam, their interaction was hilarious <3
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  14. Everyone loves this book! I enjoyed your fangirling review :) I can’t wait to pick this one up, and I hope I enjoy it as much as you do!
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  15. […] I had no idea what to expect. The story itself reminded me a little bit of Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number but it turned out to be completely different. However, it is an entertaining and a very uplifting […]

  16. I loved this book! I’m not a fan of Kinsella’s Shopaholic series, but I lover her stand-alone books. Here is my review of this book.
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