I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (Book Review)

June 9, 2012 Adult Fiction, Book Review 11 ★★★★

I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (Book Review)I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Published by The Dial Press on February 14, 2012
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Pages: 433
Format: eBook
Source: Bought from Amazon
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4 Stars
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.

Guys, this is my very first Sophie Kinsella book, and I officially love her to pieces! I really, really debated buying this book. Even on Kindle it’s over $13, and I had not read a book by her before… and I already owned Can You Keep a Secret? and the Shopaholic series, so I should probably read one of those first, right?… but I wanted this because it sounded adorable. Seriously. This inner debate went on for months. Finally, I bit the bullet and bought it before my big Europe trip, and I LOVED IT. I am SO glad I trusted my inner shopaholic and bought this book anyway. It was a great Sophie book to start out with! As always, my main points are bolded. :)

1. The humor is, hands down, my favorite part of this book. Poppy (love that name!) thinks some of the funniest things! Her ring is gone, so doomsday is here. She panics like I panic. Worst case scenario? Yes. No matter what, she worries about the worst possible thing that could happen. And the string of events that occur are priceless. She is so unlucky that it’s almost hard to believe! I laughed a lot.

2. The story is super unique, in my eyes. And the romance is too! What a way to fall in love! Find someone’s fun in a garbage can, and spend days commiserating about the woes of life, not to mention arguing over who deserves the phone. It’s a completely modern love story that totally worked for me. I really want this to be my love story!

3. Poppy is so likeable, and so much fun to read about. Magnus is a stick in the mud you love to hate. Oh, and his parents are stuck up in a hilarious kind of way. And Sam is a snarky and dreamy and incredibly sweet business man, who kind of reminds me of Mr. Darcy. The characters are amazing and dynamic. None of them are perfect (even though some of them think they are!), and their flaws made them real, believable, and memorable.

4. I didn’t like the footnotes. Yeah… there’s about 10 footnotes a chapter. Problem is, I read the Kindle version and the footnotes for each page were not on that page, but compiled in a list on the last page of the chapter. Nobody likes flipping and flipping through the “pages” on Kindle. It’s annoying, and you forget where you are and where you were. I ended up having to ignore them, or trying to remember where the footnotes happened so I could understand the footnote once I got to the end of the chapter. For this reason, most of them made no sense to me, and made me rather frustrated.

I didn’t have a ton to say about this one, did I? Haha. It’s just a wonderful book. Rather than looking for my likes and dislikes, I just read and experienced the story. I didn’t take notes, and I didn’t read critically. I just read it, and I loved it! I don’t know about all her other books, so I’m basing my love of Sophie Kinsella off of this one alone. I’m pretty convinced, though, that I will automatically buy anything she writes from now on! Read this if you love silly, inspiring, makes-you-giddy kind of sweet contemporary romances!

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11 Responses to “I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella (Book Review)”

  1. Ashley

    This is probably the only Sophie Kinsella books I haven’t read. I don’t love all of her books, but a lot of them are my guilty pleasure/beach read books. I’m excited to pick this one up this summer!

  2. Karin

    I loved it so much. That footnotes thing sucks because they really are hillarious. I hope you will love the others as much. I like her stand-alone novels so so much but the BEcky Bloomwood stories are good too. She is a must-buy for me.

  3. V (BookBorne)

    I loved it too! This story is just so cute I almost couldn’t stand it. The footnotes were annoying on my Kobo, but they were so funny I didn’t mind.

    Great review!

  4. Marian

    I know what you mean. I borrowed this as a kindle book from my library, and I was so confused about the footnotes. In the end, I just kind of ignored them.

    great book though! :)

  5. kstar

    Gah, I didn’t like the footnotes either! I read it on my Kobo (got it from NetGalley) and it drove me bonkers. Footnotes belong in textbooks, not novels. Let’s not make this a trend.
    Also – I love Kinsella even though her characters all make me want to pull my hair out. I highly recommend that you read the rest of hers! My favourite is Can You Keep a Secret?

  6. b311scram

    yay! I’m glad this was good. It’s on my TBR list but I have yet to own a copy so good to know when I get one, it should be worth my while :)

  7. Hanna

    Oh God, just the thought of how panicky she gets puts me off this book! I do the EXACT same thing as you and her – worst case scenario, oh my god the world is ending! I’m sure I’ll get that twisty, anxious feeling just reading about it :)

    I really do want this, I love Sophie Kinsella. I just balk at how expensive it is, when these books always turn up in charity shops sooner or later. You HAVE to read Can You Keep A Secret? though – it’s by far my favourite.

    Footnotes? Strange, she’s never used them before. I’m intrigued! I can see how that would be really annoying on a Kindle though.

  8. Lilian

    If this book made you this excited…I can’t wait to see what the others will do to you =).
    This was among my least favorite Kinsella books(but maybe I just have high expectations after her previous work like The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep A Secret?)
    I didn’t like Poppy much though, since I thought she was just so nosy!
    I was annoyed with the footnotes too. At one point I just gave up on reading them.

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

  9. Alexa

    I’m a bit of a Sophie Kinsella fan girl, so I am looking forward to eventually reading this book. It does sound like a lot of fun!

  10. Kristin

    I listened to this one on audio and it was hysterical!!! I’ve read all the Shopaholic books and have just started reading her other books and this one is one of my favorites of hers. I was listening to this on my iPod while on the treadmill at the gym and I kept laughing out loud – people were looking at me like I was crazy!

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