Wednesday, June 6, 2012

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

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.

My thoughts:
I listened to this on audio on my Ipod.  I have read a lot of the Shopaholic series, but it has been a while since I've read one of Kinsella's books.  Poppy was a fun character.  There was  a lot of texting and emailing back and forth and I found myself wondering what it looked like in print on the page.  Having a lot of texts actually moved the story ahead faster, as more was done with less words if that makes sense.

Poppy is a physical therapist who met her husband to be when he came in to work with her.  When her engagement ring goes missing at a party at a hotel, she starts to panic.  As she goes outside because of the fire drill a passing bike messenger takes her phone, so she is phoneless and ringless, until she finds a phone in the trash in the lobby.  She gives everyone the number before the businessman whose assistance trashed the phone comes looking for her.  She manages to get him to let her keep the phone and she ends up doing some of his work in the process.

Right from the start I liked Sam too, he seemed down to earth and honest.  While she tells him what is going on, she is terrified to let Magnus or his parents know that she can't find the family ring.  She is hiding so many things from so many people that it is a wonder she doesn't let more fall more often.  I particularly liked that there was both the mystery of the ring as well as another mystery that they work together to solve.

This would be a great beach or on the plane sort of read, fun and light.  I have gotten away from my usual audio for awhile, but I am getting back into it and it is funny to realize how much Ihave  actually missed it!

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385342063
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Pages: 448

1 comment:

  1. I have this to read in the next two weeks, it sounds fun!