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I need to preface this review by confessing that I’m a huge Sophie Kinsella fan. I don’t know her personally, but would love to meet her if the opportunity presented itself. I’ve enjoyed all her books ever since Becky Bloomwood confessed her shopaholic tendencies and Emma Corrigan confessed her secrets to a stranger on a plane. She’s never disappointed me and her latest novel, "I’ve Got Your Number" (coming to retailers on Valentine's Day) has only reminded me how much I love her writing style!
Poppy Wyatt has just lost her engagement ring in the middle of a crowded hotel. To top it off, her cell phone is stolen on that very same day! What’s a girl to do? How about taking a discarded cell phone from a trash can and claiming it for herself? That works until Sam Roxton, the owner of the phone realizes it’s missing and tries to get it back. But not before she makes heaps of trouble for him and pries into his personal life! In the meantime, she has a wedding to plan and a ring to find. When she gets in too deep with the messages on the phone, will she be able to help Sam in his time of need? And if she does, will he be able to return the favor?
Ms. Kinsella has really hit another one out of the ballpark, so to speak. I was drawn into the story from the first page and unable to put it down (aside from work, responsibilities at home and sleeping). I found myself laughing out loud at Poppy’s antics and embarrassing situations. Ms. Kinsella characterized her so perfectly that I felt she was real. I could easily see myself being friends with Poppy! There were so many factors to this story, but they fit together nicely and it flowed easily. The supporting characters were really fun and interesting too, and they added a lot to Poppy’s drama. I never got bored and was just compelled the whole time, trying to figure out what would happen next.
I did have some small criticisms that did not take away from the enjoyment of the story, but I felt needed to be expressed. The first was all the "corporate speak." If Ms. Kinsella’s goal was to leave her readers as confused as Poppy was anytime she received a message from one of Sam’s business colleagues, then she was successful in that endeavor. That, along with the linguistic chatter from Poppy’s fiancé and his family, made for a lot of blank stares on my end. Also, I felt that Sam changed his moods much too quickly. He’d be extremely mad at something Poppy did one moment, and then would go all soft on her the next.
Special thanks to Transworld UK for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review, and for sharing ONE copy with a lucky reader ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!
How to win "I've Got Your Number":
Poppy jumped to conclusions a lot throughout the story. Tell us about a time you jumped to a conclusion and what happened as a result. Please include your e-mail address or another way to easily reach you. (One entry per person.)
Giveaway ends February 5th at midnight EST!
(Top left: US cover; Bottom right: UK cover)
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