January 26, 2012

Review: I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Poppy Wyatt is in big, big trouble. In the melee of a fire alarm going off during a hotel conference she’s somehow lost her engagement ring which is a treasured family heirloom. As she steps outside to get better cell reception phone is snatched right out of her hands. On the bright side, as she’s pacing in the hotel lobby she spies a cell phone in the trash can and snatches it right up. Taking the saying finder’s keepers to heart Poppy quickly gives everyone the new number out to all her contacts.

When the calls start coming in Poppy learns that the phone belongs to the former PA of businessman Sam Roxton who after much negotiation allows Poppy to keep the phone until she can replace hers. As part of the agreement Poppy has to forward all Sam’s emails but curiosity gets the better of her and she starts reading all the messages. When she decides to “help” Sam out by replying to important work issues, the craziness begins.

I completely enjoyed reading I’ve Got Your Number but I have to say, if you’ve read any of the Shopaholic books by Kinsella you’ve basically read this one. Poppy is the same character as Becky Bloomwood and Sam is the same as Luke Brandon and the ending was pretty predictable. One thing that set this book apart from that series was the use of footnotes. Poppy’s fiancé Magnus and his family come from a family of academics and Poppy feels inferior to them so she uses footnotes in the story to seem smarter. They are at times informative, cute, funny or snarky and add just the extra touch this book needed to make it a winner. I highly recommend this one for all chick-lit readers.


Darlene said...

Even though her books all seem to follow along the same lines I still love to read them. They're so funny and entertaining. I'm glad you liked it.

brandileigh2003 said...

This sounds good! Thanks for review.

clynsg said...

I have somewhat of a problem with any author where 'read once, have read them all'. It does help if you don't read them too closely together. Recently have read some books in series, where secondary characters change names, but not usually relationships, from one book to the next.

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