Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Book Review of "I've Got Your Number"

Just finished reading Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number. If you've read the book and/or seen the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic, you know Kinsella's work. She's know for her grossly funny main characters and laugh out-loud moments.

My review:


I've Got Your Number is a quick, fun read done in Kinsella's quirky style with many funny moments. The fun begins when bride-to-be, Poppy Wyatt looses her engagement ring, and then her cell phone. By pure chance, she finds a perfectly good phone in a trash can. Business man Sam Roxton actually owns the phone, or at least his former, frazzled personal assistant did, until she ditched it. Desperate to be able to have a contact number people can reach her at if her ring is found, she becomes resistant to give the phone back to Sam.

They make a conditional agreement - she is to forward all the emails and texts to him, and she must return the phone as soon as the ring is found.

After innocently snooping and reading his personal and business emails, Poppy notices Sam has a vast amount of unanswered correspondence. And when he does respond, he is often curt. She feels it is her moral duty to help the guy out… adding  her own twist of hugs and smiley faces — lending to a plethora of humorous phone and text conversations, and a satisfying end.

Entertaining, no stress, end-of-summer read. Only disappointment was having to wait to the very end for any type of romantic connection between main two characters.  Although I was pretty sure of a happy ending, Kinsella had me second guessing almost to the last paragraph just which way Poppy Wyatt was going to go.

Currently reading:
Delirium by Oliver Lauren, a story about a futuristic world where 'love' is considered to be a disease. At 18, all are evaluated, and operated on to remove the disease. So far its been an interesting read…

2 comments:

  1. Loved the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic; I'm going to put this on my book list

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  2. Hi Anne! Glad you enjoyed the suggestion. Kinsella's "Can you keep a Secret" is another funny read. I also highly recommend "Bridget Jones Diary," and the sequel, "Edge of Reason" by Helen Fielding. You might have seen the movie(s) with Renee Zellweger, but the books were even better. So funny!

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