Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Genre(s): ChickLit, Romance, Humor
When I saw that Sophie Kinsella had a new book, I did a happy dance. I am unashamedly in love with her books and this one did not let me down.
Poppy Wyatt is about to get married to the man of her dreams, Magnus. While at her wedding shower and in the midst of a few glasses of champagne, Poppy let's people try on her engagement ring (a priceless heirloom) and then the fire alarm gets pulled. Everyone scrambles to leave but without giving Poppy back her ring. Poppy's phone then gets stolen so she has no way to contact people to see if they have it. Until she sees a cell phone just lying on top of the trash can. Surely if it's trash, anyone can take it? And she'd only be using it until she got a replacement for her stolen one. Thus begins a texting relationship between Poppy and her cell phone's former boss, Sam Roxton. Sophie agrees to forward all the business emails Sam gets to his phone if she can keep the phone for a little while. But Sophie just can't help but read a few of the emails and answer them on Sam's behalf. She never realized that this might present problems for unreachable, stone-cold Sam.
Through a series of texts and phone calls, Sophie and Sam start to help each other: Sam learns to be more approachable and Sophie learns to stick up for herself. And she learns that her perfect fiance may not be so perfect, but maybe the person on the other end of the text is.
I absolutely adored this book. The very first chapter had me laughing as Sophie did a rendition of Single Ladies for some Chinese delegates. Then the relationship between Sophie and Sam progressed and I fell in love. It was so sweet and had a perfect HEA. When I finished the book, I didn't want it to end, so I had to reread the good parts of the last few chapters again.
Rating: 5 stars