Monday, March 12, 2012

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
Excerpt

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.

Genre

Contemporary

Review

This is one of those laugh out loud books for those of us who love comedy. Poppy lost her handphone and her engagement ring on the same night. How much worst can it be? Fyi, is a family heirloom. By chance or fate, she picked up an abandoned handphone that belongs to Sam's secretary. And things got funny from there on. Most of the conversation between Poppy and Sam were through their SMSes. It was hilarious especially the part where he help her in the Scrabble game against her in-laws and fiance. I swear I actually went to google up the website he mentioned. From now on, I swear I will win every Scrabble game.

And regarding her fiance, Magnus and his family. They are so horrible and I hope I never had such in-laws. The whole family is PhD holders, mind you.

The ending was so sweet, but abrupt. I have a wishful thinking that Kinsella will write a short novella to wrap the story up nicely with a pink bow.


Spoiler

Of course, in the end, Poppy didn't married her ass of a fiance, even though he came grovelling with a new ring and what not. Sam did the heroic move and tried to stop the wedding, by using his handphone!, afterall the handphone is one the main character in here.

Rating 5/5 

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