Sunday, March 25, 2012

Book ~ "I've Got Your Number" (2012) - Sophie Kinsella

From Goodreads ~ 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.

It's been a couple years since I've read a Sophie Kinsella book.

They basically follow the same format ... they are light and not very deep. It took me a couple chapters to get into it, probably because it's fluffier than what I've been reading lately.

I'm glad I stuck with it because I enjoyed it. I like the characters, especially Poppy and Sam, and the story itself.

One thing that annoyed me, though, is the use of footnotes ... there are 112 in total. As much as I enjoy Jen Lancaster's books, she uses this technique too. I find I lose the flow of the book if I have to keep looking down to see what's in the footnote and then look back up to find my place again. Either include them in the paragraph or get rid of them.

A lot of the book is made up of texts and emails ... how did we ever communicate with others before?!

If you are looking for something light and fun, you should check it out. As a warning, the language might offend some.

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