29 January 2012

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 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.


I've Got Your Number: A NovelI've Got Your Number: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Yet another amazing book by Sophie Kinsella! Honestly, there's nothing not to like. I've Got Your Number is hands down my favorite book by Sophie Kinsella and now one of my favorite chick lits too! Kinsella's books introduced me to the Chick Lit genre so when I received an ARC of this book, I was literally jumping in joy!

Poppy Wyatt has lost the one thing she shouldn't have - her engagement ring. It's her fiance's family heirloom passed down for generations and it would be a very bad thing to have lost it, especially since her in-laws already don't like her very much.
To make matters worse, while she's looking for the ring, she gets mugged! Now she's ringless and phoneless and has basically given up all hope when by chance, she finds a phone (not hers) thrown in the trash. Obviously, unable to resist she picks up it up..and that's when the story begins.

After Rebecca Bloomwood, I think Poppy's the funniest among all of Kinsella's characters. The frequent references to Poirot had me laughing to myself so many times! This one is a little different from Kinsella's other books, she focuses a bit more on the romance than she usually does. Poppy Wyatt's strong but she doesn't realize it. She's special but she doesn't see it. Her fiance (His name is Magnus) belongs to family of brainiacs and Poppy doesn't fit in, she feels like she can't keep up with them and lies to feel like an equal. She's got a lot of insecurities and a compulsive need to be nice so people like her.

Ah seriously, Poppy's a character you'll appreciate and learn to love ladies!There's one scene in the woods.. God, I got butterflies in my stomach!

All I can say is, Chick Lit lovers and Kinsella fans, you won't be disappointed! I've Got Your Number is utterly charming, keeps you laughing and entertained while making you feel all warm and gooey inside! In my opinion, this book is made for Hollywood!

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  1. This sounds adorable. I've not read this genre, but it just sounds like too good a plot to ignore.

    Thanks for sharing your review!

    1. Ah you should try Chick Lit, most women like 'em! :)

  2. This sounds great. I do have to ask: is much of the book in text format or e-mails? I have enjoyed her books in the past and would like to read this one but have tired of other authors using this technique in their writing. Thanks for the review!

    1. It's a normal book, parts of it include emails/texts but just very little.. most of it is a normal chick lit book. I loved it! Give it a shot :) There's a book called Goodnight Tweetheart which completely takes place in tweets. u might like that one if you're into that kind of writing!

  3. I haven't read any of the shopaholic books but I have read Can You Keep a Secret? and her other stand alone books and loved them!

    Great review. I really want this book. It sounds right up my alley!!! :P

  4. One of my favourite authors - an inspiration! Love this review Anjana, and I'm glad I stopped by!

  5. OMG, I have always been a fan of Sophie Kinsella and I have been looking forward to reading this one! Remember Me? is my favorite of 'em all and I love how things go from normal to worse and worst in her books; she's hilarious! =D Great review!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

  6. I've got your number, one of my favorite books. Funny and romantic... I like poppy, she's spontaneous, she's make me laugh...

  7. I love Sophie Kinsella, not really for the Shopaholic series but for her other standalone books, especially Twenties Girl. :) So glad her newest one delivers! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. :)

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