Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I've Got your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis: 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: extremely funny, I laughed a lot! The plot is very creative and different and the romance comes as a consequence and not as the center of the story.
Poppy is a random girl, and very ordinary, but I think that that’s why you become so connected to her: it could happen to anyone. Sam is suuper cute! I’m in love with him! He’s funny, hard-working, good looking (obviously), making Magnus looks like a piece of sh*t, really. He REALLY needs a psychologist to treat himself. He can’t make decisions for him own, unless he has the approval of his parents. Another thing that needs a therapist is the Magnus’s family. For God’s sake, with the exception of the younger brother, all the family are nuts!

In my opinion, all the characters fell in love for each other quite fast, but since most of the novels nowadays are following the same pattern, I can’t judge one without judging them all. There weren’t many romantic intense scenes – with kisses and etc – but nonetheless the writing made butterflies in my stomach. As soon as Sam appeared, they showed up.

As my first novel from this author, I thought it was quite promising. The way the story went was different from what I thought, guaranteeing a great and unexpected ending. Really recommend it for a good laugh! J


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