I’ve Got Your Number Review

February 18, 2012 Reviews 10 ★★★★★

I’ve Got Your Number ReviewI've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Published by Dial on February 14, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 433
Format: Hardcover
Source: Purchased
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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.

What I Thought…

I absolutely LOVE Sophie Kinsella.  Her books never fail to put a smile on my face.  This book is no exception.   Poppy is fun and lovable.  She wants everyone to be happy, which is why she begins to interfere in Sam’s life.  She means well, but you know what they say about good intentions…

I really enjoyed the back and forth bantering of Sam and Poppy.  They are so different and had a lot of “helpful” advice for each other.  Willow was great too, Poppy’s thoughts about her were even better.

There was one scene that bothered me in the book.  I really just wanted to smack Poppy upside the head and scream, but all was well in the end.

There are footnotes.  Back in college I would skip over footnotes, if they were important they wouldn’t be a footnote would they?  I didn’t think I would read them but then I’d get to the bottom of the page and read it anyway because it was funny.  Eventually I got used to seeing the number and reading the footnotes.

I think this is my new favorite non-shopaholic book by Sophie Kinsella.

*How true is this?  I’ve thrown my phone in the washing machine before (please, don’t ask) and have been without it for a couple of days and it felt like the end of the world.


10 Responses to “I’ve Got Your Number Review”

  1. Kate@Midnight Book Girl

    See, I’m not a huge Shopaholic fan, mostly because unless it’s about book shopping or coffee cup shopping, I can’t really relate. But I’d read this. I do enjoy a nice chick lit now and then!

  2. Jenny

    I have the first Shopaholic book on my shelf but haven’t got to it yet. I need to, for sure! This one looks good too.

    • Kimberly @ On the Wings of Books

      The Shopaholic books are really funny, though her two most recent ones weren’t as good as the first three. As much as I love reading them I kind of hope she stops writing them before the books become bad. It’s always better to stop the series when it’s still good.

  3. Cayce

    Thank you for the review! I love Sophie Kinsella, too.
    My favorite scene from this was the one in the jewelry store. :D Hilarious !

  4. Jana

    I’ve been wanting to read this SO bad, but it’s pretty expensive right now! I’m going to get to it soon, though! Great review! You’re really making me want to read this!

    – Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl