Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Contemporary, ROM-COM IN BOOK FORM
Published: Febuary 14, 2012 by The Dial Press
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.
I’ve Got Your Number is a rom-com in a book. Together. As one.
Am I delighted? Yes. Profusely.
You know what else I love to read about? Drama. You know what else is in this book? Drama. From losing engagement rings to government scandals, it never stops. The hits just keep on coming.
However. There are footnotes. I hate footnotes. I despise them. I have a personal vendetta against footnotes. See, I’m a fast reader. So when I’m reading at 700 words per minute I just speed right by those tiny little numbers. Then I reach the bottom of the page and realize there are five footnotes I’ve missed so I have to go back and see where the numbers were to make sense of it all.
I hate footnotes.
I actually found Poppy, the protagonist, to be like me in many ways. Firstly, she goes snooping in other people’s business. That is me. Ask my mom. Ask my sister. Ask my dog. Secondly, she is clueless and constantly ruining things when she tries to be nice, which is all the time. This is also me. Ask my mom. Ask my sister. Ask my dog.
The ensemble of characters were all masterfully sculpted to make one big perfect rom-com cast. Humor abounds!
What books make you laugh? Have you added I’ve Got Your Number to your TBR yet? If not, why? Do you hate joy and laughter? Have you decided to live in misery?
13 Spoiler-y thoughts had while reading I’ve Got Your Number:
- I’m reading this with a British accent and it is delightful.
- Of course it’s fair game. It’s in a trash can!
- No! Poppy! Those emails are private! *leans in closer to read them*
- YOU OPENED WANDA’S GIFT?? I don’t care what anyone says. Second-hand embarrassment is the worst.
- I know her personality is just adding to the humor of it all, but Annalise seriously bothers me. You don’t hit on your best friend’s fiancé. You just don’t.
- Poppy. Do. Not. Send. Those. Emails.
- Poppy keeps saying “Fire away.” Ergo, I now have Hit Me With Your Best Shot stuck in my head. Thanks, Poppy!
- IT’S LUCINDA.
- Wow. Sam’s very thorough with those graphs. Perhaps he can be the Watson to my Sherlock.
- HA. I WAS RIGHT. IT’S LUCINDA.
- Aw, Wanda’s sweet. It’s not her fault her son’s a lying, cheating, etc.
- And they all lived happily ever after!
Who’s your favorite character in I’ve Got Your Number? Did you guess Lucinda too? Did you hate Annalise too?