Book Review: I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER by Sophie Kinsella

Book Summary:
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.

Book Review:

Sophie Kinsella is my British chick-lit comfort author.  I know what I'm getting when I open one of her books:  a well-written, hilarious story that tries to impart some kind of life lesson in a gentle way.

Poppy Wyatt bursts off the page from the very beginning and sucks you into her world.  She's facing a situation that is familiar to most women:  a lost engagement ring and a fear of not being "good enough" for your future in-laws.  She's a woman who's found her path in life and is happy to be getting married to a nice guy.

It all starts to go awry for Poppy when her engagement ring goes missing and she's forced by circumstances and Sam to take a hard look at her life.  Sam gets her to see that it's okay to go after the things she wants and to not let anyone make her feel inferior.  Poppy helps Sam see that being so closed off to people isn't necessarily a good thing either.

As always, there is no true villain in the piece, just flawed individuals who make mistakes.  I truly loved the time I got to spend in Poppy and Sam's world!  I laughed, I cried and I laughed some more!

I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER is one of Ms. Kinsella's better works and is highly recommended for reading at any point in time!

4 stars out of 4

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