For today’s challenge, I think I’ll have to go with I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella:
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 her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading 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 realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.
I know, this is not the most stylistic book out there, but it’s pretty darn entertaining. Throughout this novel, I found myself grinning at the little things, and laughing at numerous others. This is a book that just lightens your mood, for the most part. I love that it’s informal in the sense that there are text messages instead of traditional dialogue, as well as little footnotes that just add to the humour in the novel. It’s a cute story, and actually a fairly memorable book.
I think my favourite scene is when they’re at the jewelry store getting a fake ring, and all the girls working at the store are just like OMG CONGRATULATIONS. Then, when Poppy pays, they’re just like /heartattack. It’s a sweet scene on his part, but at the same time you also kind of want to facepalm and/or laugh your ass off at the same time.
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I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a light and funny read.