Review: I’ve Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number

Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis:

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.

This was my first Sophie Kinsella book, and to be honest, I wasn’t disappointed, haha. The story starts with Poppy, who is scurrying around a hotel looking for her engagement ring, which was a family heirloom given to her by her fiance, Magnus. And when she takes a 5 minute break outside to answer her cell phone, it gets stolen. Yeah, she’s about as lucky as a … well she’s just not lucky. Period. Until, she finds a cellphone in a trash bin in the hotel. Totally relieved, she’s starts handing out the number to her friends and the hotel staff, in hopes that one of them may have found her ring. However, that cell phone had a string attached and his name was Sam Roxton. Horribly blunt, and short coming with emotion, Poppy’s first impression of Sam leaves her shaking her head in distaste. However, as the story unfolds, the truth comes to light, new friendships are formed, relationships are broken, and a mystery is solved.

Really well written, and, though some parts of the novel are pretty heavy, Kinsella manages to keep a light tone throughout her novel. I really love the characters she depicted in this novel, especially Poppy’s quirky and over exuberant personality.  I also loved the idea of Sam and Poppy getting to know each other through texting each other, eventually actually meeting one another and finding that neither are as bad as the other thought. Really great concept and well written (Through regular story form, text bits, emails, and footnotes). Her variation of types of writing really added to the personalities as characters, and the footnotes helps readers understand Poppy more, and her views on everything that’s happening (more so than the narration itself presents). Really fun and great read, I definitely think I’ll be reading more from her soon~

Plot: 5/5
Characters: 4.5/5
Writing: 4.5/5
Cover: 5/5
Overall: 4.5/5
GoodReads Rating: 3.90/5

Quotes:
It’s ridiculous. It’s like he’s determined to use the least possible words.
Yes, fine. Sam
Done. Sam
OK, Sam
-Poppy (on Sam’s texts)

Antony went first and put down OUTSTEP (74 points). Wanda made IRIDIUMS (65 points). Felix made CARYATID (80 points). Magnus made CONTUSED (65 points). And I made STAR (5 points).
-Narrator [Poppy]

“Never turn down a bash if I can help it,” Sir Nicholas says cheerfully. “Missed the speeches, have I?”
“Spot-on timing.” Sam grins. “Don’t tell me, you sent your driver in to see if they were over.”
“I couldn’t possible comment.” Sir Nicholas winks at him.

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