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Saturday, 3 March 2012

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I've Got Your Number

I've lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus' 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!! :) A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girls at a charity do and Poppy's life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she's lost her phone too. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number with the hotel staff. It was meant to be! Except the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, phone messages and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents, can things get any more tangled?

Sophie Kinsella has written many books. She is behind that very popular Shopaholic series, which I enjoyed, however I do prefer her one of, standalone books including Twenties Girl and the Undomestic Goddess and I have therefore, been looking forward to this book being released.

This book is completely different to her other standalone books, but this one is  just as good. Sophie has very cleverly used footnote's throughout the book and they are an added insight into the thoughts of Poppy throughout her adventure. There are also a lot of email correspondence and text messages used during the book, another thing Sophie has cleverly used to move the story along. I have always enjoyed novels which use different methods to tell the story and these bring the book bang up-to date with modern technology.

There is humour, wit and a love story within this book but the main story is one of intrigue and a story aiming to work out what is happening with Sam's business and who is trying to sabotage the company - Poppy tries to discover who it is, but will she be too late and will she end up marrying the snobbish Magnus or will she call it all off and disappear into the sunset with Sam - I know who I hoped it was but I won't spoil it here!

As with all of Sophie's books, I found myself thinking, just one more chapter before putting the book down, but I found myself reading many more than just one chapter. The book will have you laughing out load but also wanting to take Poppy by the hand and make her realise what is really happening around her!

Sophie Kinsella has recently had a baby but I really hope we don't have to wait too long for another fantastic read from her!

Thank you to the publishers, Transworld, for sending me the book to review.


  1. I loved this one too, so glad to see her back on form after Twenties Girl. I think this is a Transworld book, not S&S?

  2. Thank you Ellie for you comment and pointing out my mistake - i have now corrected this.

  3. Just finished it ... a fun book!

  4. I enjoyed this one, too. I suspect that Kinsella deliberately uses ditzy, bumbly characters as a way to parody the world around us.

    Marlene Detierro (Fishing Deschutes River)