Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publication date: February 14, 2012
Publisher: Bantam Press (Transworld Publishers)
Length: 448 pages
Genre: Chick lit / Romance
Age group: Adult
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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.