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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

77) I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

The Blurb :

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.

My Thoughts :

Yes! Yes! I know! This isn't my usual paranormal filled read. However sometimes I need a break from the vamps and other monsters. Back in the old days, before I discovered Paranormal Urban Fantasy, I used to read quite a few chick-lit books. Now I don't have much time or energy for them but there are a few authors I like to keep up with whenever possible and Sophie Kinsella is one of them. So when I came across this book on Audible I decided it was high time I caught up.

I won't bore you all with a long review because it will most likely not interest many of you. However I will say that the story, characters and plot were great. Sure there were a few moments when I thought 'God Poppy you are being an idiot' and wondered why she hadn't done things differently but it was all part of the web the author was weaving and I giggled and gasped as things unfolded.

What struck me most about this story was the realisation that mobile phones are exactly this special to us nowadays. Poppy's attachment to the phone seemed over the top but when you think about it, well it seems practically logical. Technology has a hold of us these days and I could see exactly where the poor girl was coming from.

A great tale that had me laughing and rolling my eyes. I loved the outcome and even though I thought I knew what was going to happen it still took me by surprise and made me smile. Sophie Kinsella is a great author and if she just added a few ghosts or something...well...I would love her work even more ;)

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1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Chick-lit ghosts would be rather interesting! LOL But I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I read another review of this recently and it sounds like a cute read. I haven't read anything by the author, so I suppose it's time I should check her out. :)