I've Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number

Book rating: 04 Hardback

By (author) Sophie Kinsella

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  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
  • Format: Hardback | 433 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 211mm x 43mm | 544g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0385342063
  • ISBN 13: 9780385342063
  • Sales rank: 124,906

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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 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.

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Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the stand-alone novels "Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?," and "Twenties Girl." She lives in England.

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By Giselle SM 23 Sep 2014 5

Poppy loses her engagement ring, a family heirloom from her fiancée Magnus and is going a little crazy trying to find out where it is. Not only is her ring lost, her phone gets stolen right from her hands. Talk about bad luck! So when she spots a phone in a garbage bin, she takes it as her own not knowing that it capitulates her into a quirky yet special relationship with Sam, a business man.

Sophie’s writing always catches my heart because of the cute story lines, characters and adorable dialogue. This is chick lit at its finest and Sophie is queen. There’s just enough plot to keep the pages turning and enough twists and turns to say, “How the heck did I miss that?” Sophie is a genius when she writes her main characters. Poppy is just as funny, good-natured and hysterical as Becky from the Shopaholic series. Combined with the main character, the secondary characters only add support and even more laughs. Not to mention the leading man Sam, who is as swoon worthy as any romantic hero.

Sophie has another hit on her hands and I can’t wait to read more from her!

By Alaiel Kreuz 13 Nov 2012 3

Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chick lit authors out there and I enjoy reading her books so much that I instantly pre-ordered I've Got Your Number as soon as I heard about it. My expectations were high, of course. Sadly, I didn't fall in love with it.

Yes, I laughed a lot and the plot was funny, simple and incredibly crazy which is Sophie's writing signature. But somehow this time the main character, Poppy, got on my nerves. Like, big, BIG time. Throughout the first half of the book I really wanted to grab her by her shoulders and shake her, or maybe slap her right there, I don't know.

The thing is, Poppy was really nice and caring but also immature (and she is 29 years old!), irresponsible and careless most of the time. And I found myself speaking out loud, trying to put some sense into her head more than I care to admit.
And I know these kind of books are fun because we like to read about normal girls finding love in the most unexpected way but... Ok, let me give you a short example of Poppy's behavior:

"All those unanswered emails that have been nagging away at me. All those poor ignored people trying to get in touch with Sam. Why shouldn't I answer them? I'm doing him such a service! I feel like I'm repaying him [...].
In fact, what about a round-robin email telling everyone they're fab? Why not? Who can it hurt?"

Really? You are doing him a favor by sending his whole company an e-mail and pretending you are him?! Really?! What if he gets in trouble?! Right, you didn't think about it, did you?... (I know I'm ranting, sorry).

So, during the first half of the book I wanted to slap her a few times. Gladly for me the other half was really better and Poppy kind of redeemed herself. By then she was starting to realize that she may had done a few reckless things and trying to sort them out.

The plot itself was really good and different. First we have a Poppy who is freaking out because she's lost her engagement ring in a hotel party, and then her cellphone is gone too, which means there's no way to contact her and give her back her ring is someone finds it. And her wedding is in a few days.
But then a small miracle happens and she finds a cellphone in a bin so, hey, who finds it keeps it, right? Turns out the cell belongs to a PA and her boss, Sam, is calling her with an emergency.
Which is why Poppy decides to help the guy out. And becomes some sort of PA in exchange of keeping the phone a few more days.

Soon we discover that her soon-to-be family-in-law is clever, like, all of them, including his fiance, are academics who like to write papers for every single small thing. And Poppy feels completely inferior and stupid compared to them.
Her fiance, Magnus, tries to protect her but at the same time lacks credibility. And although Poppy believes he is almost perfect the truth is different.

But my favorite character, by far, was Sam. Maybe he can be a little bit cold sometimes but he is also responsible and loyal. And that's the quality I value the most. And I enjoyed a lot his development throughout the book.

Overall I liked it but didn't love it which makes me feel sad. But if what you want is a fun and light read then this is certainly your book.

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PRAISE FOR SOPHIE KINSELLA "[Kinsella] continues to tickle funny bones and touch hearts."--"USA Today, "on" Twenties Girl" "Hilarious . . . a breezy blend of romantic comedy and cautionary fairy tale.""--New York Post, "on" Remember Me?" " " "A fast, fun read that delves a little deeper."--"The Plain Dealer, "on" The Undomestic Goddess"