I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I’ve Got Your Number
written by Sophie Kinsella         
published by Random House Publishing Group

Why did I pick this book: I have read all of Sophie Kinsella’s books (including her books as Madeleine Wickham). So, I had this release date on my calendar!

Did I enjoy this book: I did but not as much as her other books. That is not to say that I didn’t read the book every free chance I had, because I did! It just wasn’t as good as her other books. It was an enjoyable read that had me laughing at parts, sighing at parts, and even on the edge of my seat at parts. 

Poppy Wyatt was a difficult character for me to either like or dislike. There were moments I really liked her and I was on her side. There were other moments where I thought she was playing down to her intelligence and did not appear to be a strong woman. For example, the whole Scrabble game…I loved that Sam helped her via text message. That cracked me up because I could see the looks on her future in-laws faces when she threw out some of the words! However, her narrative had just as many big words…she knew words to play but she didn’t…she psyched herself out because she thought she was not as good or as smart as her future in-laws. That bugged me. 

Sam Roxton was a good character. I got him. He was likeable even when he was disagreeable. I rooted for him. I admired his dedication and devotion and patience. He was my favorite character. Magnus Tavish and the Tavish family – UGH! I did not like any of them. I could not find a redeeming quality in any of them…at all. And since Magnus was Poppy’s fiance, that was difficult for me to picture.

The footnotes really bothered me. They were unnecessary and really disrupted the flow of the book for me (especially since I was reading on my Nook). It was almost as if the parts that were edited out of the original manuscript were put into footnotes because the author didn’t want those parts on the cutting room floor. However, some of the footnotes would have read so much better had they been left in the story where the footnote was located. Also, the footnotes were practically nonexistent towards the last third of the book. It felt like the author didn’t want to bother with them any more. For me, if you are going to use footnotes, use them throughout the whole book or, better yet, leave them out altogether.

Would I recommend it: If you are fan of Sophie Kinsella’s book, then absolutely! If you haven’t read any of her previous books, I would not recommend that you start with this one. Wait until you’ve read a few others first.

Will I read it again: Perhaps, but not anytime soon.

About the book – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS: Poppy Wyatt is having the time of her life. She is engaged to the man of her dreams – Magnus Tavish – he gave her a beautiful family heirloom for her engagement ring, she loves her job. Life is good…that is, until she loses that engagement ring and her cell phone is stolen. Poppy’s world starts to fall apart. 

As Poppy frantically searches (and has the hotel staff as well as her friends search) for her ring, she finds a cell phone in a trash bin. Since her phone was nicked, she claims the phone as her own. She receives a call from the cell phone’s previous owner’s boss, Sam Roxton. He needs help and wonders where his personal assistant went. Because Poppy needs this phone, she offers to help Sam out and forward his voice mail, texts, and emails. Sam isn’t so sure about this arrangement, especially when Poppy starts to take Sam’s business into her own hands and does what she thinks is right.

Soon emails, text messages, and phone calls are exchanged between Poppy and Sam. These messages and calls are not just about Sam’s business or Poppy’s ring…they turn into much more. 

Will Poppy find the ring? Will Sam get his phone back? Will all end well for every one involved?

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!

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