Published by Dial on February 14, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
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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 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.