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by Sophie Kinsella

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.
Download I've Got Your Number (Lib)(CD) epub
ISBN: 0307988120
ISBN13: 978-0307988126
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Women's Fiction
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Language: English
Publisher: Books on Tape (February 14, 2012)
ePUB size: 1366 kb
FB2 size: 1715 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 610
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*Review posted on Mundie Moms Grown-Up Book Reviews on 4/20/2017*
I adore Sophie Kinsella's stories as you already know, but for some reason, I hadn't read what is one of her highest rated stories until now. I know -- WHY WAS I WAITING? No idea, truly, except that I have that Busy Mama thing happening constantly in my life even as the mom of teens/tweens. So, I purchased the audiobook (aside: Sophie's audiobooks are so well produced!) and fell into a perfectly told story!

I think I mentioned in my last review here that I've been in a book-slump-to-end-all-book-slumps this year. It seems nothing can hold my interest, except audiobooks. So on the heels of reading Sophie's My Not So Perfect Life, I immediately downloaded another of her books. Oh, Poppy was a delight. I could completely relate to her losing her engagement ring and picking up an abandoned cell phone. I locked myself out of my apartment two weeks in a row before my wedding. I totally remember the scatterbrained, overloaded moments. Poppy has some other complications, though. Like, is her fiancé truly the right guy for her? What about the phone's real owner, Sam?

What ensues is a well-timed, well plotted, tension-filled romantic plot with so many giggle-filled moments. I've always loved a madcap, what-if story, and this one is extremely well executed. You will cheer for a certain thing to happen (not going to spoil it for you, but if you love your romances as much as I do, you already know what it is), and when it does, it's going to be sooooooo amazingly perfect.

One of the things that I loved about this story (and also, My Not So Perfect Life) is how Sophie weaves in the side characters as well as family. I don't think there is another author in this genre who does it so seamlessly. I'm that reader who always wants to know a little bit more about the characters, and here we get just that.

So as the weather warms up and your mind starts drifting towards summer and that inevitable beach/pool bag filled with romances, this is one that I would 5-star recommend. Don't do what I did and wait to read it!
I'm a long-time fan of Sophie Kinsella, having devoured all her previous novels. And, for some reason, it took me quite a long time to getting around to reading this. Needless to say, I was excited to dive in!

I struggled quite a bit with this book. It felt too much like the Shopaholic Series. The humor was cute but didn’t provoke any actual laugh out loud moments. The first half of the book was hard for me to stick with. And by the halfway point, I wondered if I should just give up on it. My husband had just read it and told me to give it a little more of a chance.

The second half of the book kept my interest piqued and I began to grow emotionally invested in the characters and their stories. There were a few twists and turns I didn’t expect, which was a nice surprise, as I thought I had pretty much figured out where everything was going. The ending was sweet, but, still, there was something missing from the overall feel of the story for me.

Additionally, I found the footnotes extremely difficult to read on the kindle. It kept bringing me out of the story, so after a few, I gave up.

All in all, it’s not a terrible book, but nowhere near as good as some of Sophie’s other books. With that said, this will not dissuade me from her future books, and, in fact, I’m looking forward to giving Finding Audrey a try.
A light humorous read that turns into a life changing experience for Poppy and Sam. By the end I was deeply touched by the internal changes made and strengths achieved by Poppy particularly. A very clever, fun book with hidden depths. The plot was also quite unique hinging on the loss of a huge emerald art deco family engagement ring and Poppy's smart phone at a girlfriend get together at a posh hotel. How can she retrieve the ring without a phone? Lo and behold, she finds a phone tossed into the hotel trash. The phone becomes the magical object usually found in most fairy tales, causing both the actions and transformations of those connected to it. It reveals, truthfully communicates, and allows intervention at the most crucial moments. Without it the people involved would continue with their lives and facades.
So my books of choice tend to be cop and/or lawyer books where they’re trying to find and/or outwit a killer. After being on a role of reading some heavy duty material, I needed something lighter. Somehow I stumbled across this book on Amazon, and I’m so glad I did.

This book reminds of something along the lines of The Holiday or The Wedding Planner, and it’s completely refreshing for anyone who’s a fan of rom-com’s and characters with hearts of gold. Poppy makes me think of a girl who would be played by Isla Fisher, Renee Zellweger, or Amy Adams. She is completely lovable. And while she has some truly cringe-worthy blunders, all’s well that ends well.

Also, as a side note - I saw a review where someone mentioned not being able to read the footnotes on a Kindle. I read my books on my Kindle. All you need to do to see the footnotes in context is lightly press the number (don’t hold the number down like you would to see the dictionary or X-Ray).
This book is definitely a fun read -hence the 5 stars - but that is not what this review is about. The humor in the narrative is found in the footnotes which have to appear at the foot of the page to which the footnote refers or the point is lost. The kindle edition has all of the footnotes at the end of each chapter where their impact is completely lost. In fact, if I have any criticism of kindle it is that you cannot easily leaf forward or backward while reading a book. Unfortunately for me, I do both very often and find that I have to be judicious about the form in which I purchase a book. I clearly made a mistake buying this book in kindle form.