As soon as I started this book I couldn t put it down I had the afternoon off so I just sat here and read it cover to cover It was such a fun read I feel like Sophie is amazing at writing characters that are just so darn loveable, you can t help but root for them Poppy is a prime example She s a real sweetheart When we are first introduced to Poppy she is trying so hard to hunt down her engagement ring that she s lost It s also a family heirloom of her fiance s She is engaged to a man named Magnus who she adores, and who adores her His family is a bit intimidating, and they aren t thrilled about Magnus marrying Poppy.
While Poppy is on her hunt for the ring she has her cellphone stolen, and just happens to find another cellphone in the garbage This is when the story gets interesting It shifts from being just about her finding the ring to a story that explores our obsessions with technology She meets a businessman named Sam who gets all of his calls texts e mails through this phone number, and feels like she is getting to know him through the snippets of information she reads before she forwards the messages along to him This also leads to Poppy learning an important lesson about judging people, because she thinks she knows Sam, but realizes she only knows a small part of who he is.
I really enjoyed this book Again the best part of this book was the humor Sophie had me laughing out loud at some parts, and I really think she is quickly becoming one of my favorite writers for chick lit books I am a little annoyed at her getting Beyonce s Single Ladies stuck in my head for hours though She s right, it s so catchy The only thing I didn t like about this book were the footnotesYes, you read that right Footnotes in a Sophie Kinsella book Okay, so she decided to add ongoing footnotes as a gag, because all of Magnus family members are writers and intellectuals so I guess she was kind of mocking footnotes She used them just to add little notes at the bottom meant to be added humor, but they were just kind of annoying and distracting to me I don t know if those will be included in the e book versions, but I hope not Edit after release They are included in the e books, apparently I would recommend this book to all of Sophie s fans, because this book doesn t disappoint I would also recommend it to people who haven t tried Sophie Kinsella s books, but would like to, because I think it truly captures what makes her a wonderful writer Laugh out loud humor, with a loveable main character, a little light romance with subtle messages.
Releases Feb 14, 20124 5 Stars AWESOME BOOK The text messages inspired me so here I am, trying a little text faces to express how I feel When i just started reading it, I was like this O OMG She is so like me in panic mode.
I totally connect with Poppy Wyatt She lost her ringTheRing Her boyfriend s family heirloom.
They are getting married soon and she has to meet her in laws sans the ring The horror What to do OMG OMG OMG Then as I read on i found myself doing this when Poppy lost her phone and picked up one from the bin D OMG So funny I love this Sam already When I read about Magnus, the man Poppy is supposed to be married and his parents, I feel this OMG You got to be kidding me, Poppy Really When I read about the text exchanges between Sam and Poppy I feel this P Awwww That is so sweet and so funny.
When I read about Magnus and his family again, I feel this 0 Really Seriously The wood scene, I go 3 Why wouldn t you When Poppy was mad with Sam I go sigh Sad When Poppy talks to Wanda and Magnus, I feel and Magnus How could you When Poppy read her message from Sam while Magnus is over at her place TT NO NO NO NO NO NOOOOOOOOOO When Poppy took a picture of her and forward to Sam and Sam s reaction afterwards TT and 3 Oh God No cue glasses break to many pieces music Poppy confronting Magnus and Go, Poppy Go The text messages 3 3 3 3 Awwwww How could you not wipes tears The ending and 3 3 3 3 100 BRILLIANT Absolutely take my breath away The end.
XOXOXOXO FUN tabulous in every way My first Sophie Kinsella experience and it was completely delightful Her British humor had me laughing out loud so many times, I lost count.
You simply cannot walk away from this book and your heart not be full of adoring love for Poppy Complication after complication follows her wherever she goes She is like a walking, unassuming disaster, but all she is trying to do is help others This is a lighthearted romance, but the crux of the storyline is all about Poppy s quirkiness If at all possible, please consider listening to the audiobook The narrator s sing song voice takes this rom com to a whole other level.
There are moments in life that the white chocolate Magnum ice cream was invented for, and this is one of them.
How wonderful it is when two people meet and get to know each other The beginning, the development of a relationship, is always exciting and glamorous Sophie Kinsella creates very special and genuine circumstances for this romance an unbelievable situation, a hasty engagement, a nosy and very vacillating fianc e, a very, very unstable fianc , an attractive businessman who is determined and unfaltering than anyone else, a lost stolen fake found ring, a thrown found kept some say stolen phone, a coup d tat, a million SMSes, MMSes and emails.
Sophie Kinsella s writing style, her ability to present emotions, her sense of humor, and some surprising turns of events make this novel incredibly entertaining Poppy is meddlesome, funny and smart Sam is loyal, devoted and gentle And tall, dark, and handsome And of course, he is hotI felt some situations were sticky and exaggerated But I really enjoyed the SMS chats at the Scrabble party, in the dark park, and in the final scene.
At the end, I was a little bit disappointed because I okay Poppy got only one kiss, and the story was overMy favorite quotes.
Okay, bear with me here I listened to I ve Got Your Number on audio immediately after finishing Stephen King s On Writing In that book, King warns against relying too much on adverbs I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs, and I will shout it from the rooftops To put it another way, they re like dandelions If you have one on your lawn, it looks pretty and unique If you fail to root it out, however, you find five the next day fifty the day after that and then, my brothers and sisters, your lawn is totally, completely, and profligately covered with dandelions Kinsella s I ve Got Your Number could be used as a perfect example of this The author uses a LOT of adverbs There are a plethora of sentences ending in phrases like he said hesitantly she said feebly I said cautiously he commented warmly And so on and so on.
This is not something I would have ever noticed before While I understand King s point show, don t tell don t be redundant, etc , I personal ly hold no aversion towards an excessive use of adverbs But, since it was so fresh in my mind, they stood out to me to the point of distraction You could even say they stood out glaringly.
That s not why I m giving this book 2 stars, though I m not that particular I realize Kinsella wasn t going for the Pulitzer Her aim was to write a fun, light and humorous book In that regard, she succeeded.
My problem with the book is that there is nothing new here The protagonist Poppy is much like Kinsella s other protagonist Becky from the Shopaholic series less all the shopping Even the main male characters in both books are almost identical down to both of them working at a PR firm While I normally enjoy her books for the light and fun escape they are, I guess I ve grown tired of the same old story a somewhat silly but well intentioned young woman keeps goofing up, while a strong, successful man falls in love with her despite it all The book was so predictable that I read about 85% of it, grew bored and skipped to the end So, it is for that reason that I am giving this book just 2 stars, albeit reluctantly.
Just what I needed as a break from my WOT Re read.
Lilyan s reactions as the book progressed First there was a lot of Then, as we got to know Poppy, I thought,Oh No Not another brainless klutzWhy do female authors think ditsy females are cute They re not To add to the idiocy, she has no spine sigh.
But then, enter Sam Sam s and Poppy s interactions Finally, when Poppy starts pulling her shit together There was a relapse towards the end when she reverted back to being a dumb ass, but let s just ignore that Because The last scene was just Oh Sophie, I don t care if your stories lack any sort of depth or intelligence, they will always make me feel giddy.
In spite of the fact that Poppy is a combination of everything I despise in women, I still ended up adoring her She makes way mistakes than the average person and doesn t even realize the consequences, almost like a clueless teenager She runs away from things that are right in front of her face and hates confrontations Despite all that, however, there s something entirely sweet and innocent about her, and no matter how hard you try holding on to the hate and annoyance, it keeps slipping because everything else aside, Poppy means well, and manages to at least be funny while messing up How could I possibly dislike someone who made me smile and laugh so often Unexpectedly, Sam is the one who didn t impress me He s this perfect, serious, rich, confident man, but none of those characteristics make him stand out against any of the other male leads It was only during the last few chapters that I grew to love and understand him view spoiler The forest scene is entirely responsible for the change It was only then that I realized how amazingly caring and sensitive Sam really is hide spoiler Overidentifying with a Sophie Kinsella character is often a sign that you re on the verge of a a nervous breakdownb being arrested for fraudc Finnish Finnish Finnishd all of the aboveWell, Finnish Finnish Finnish because I loved I ve Got Your Number and totally related to the main character, Poppy I mean, who isn t absolutely, life on the line dependent on their cell phone Who doesn t think the Lion King was the greatest musical And who hasn t pretended they were an answering machine when accidentally picking up a call Crickets on the last one Well, FINE You d be surprised how easy it is to pull off though.
I ve read every Kinsella book and pretty much enjoyed all of them, so I may be a bit biased She s definitely my guilty pleasure read well, my innocent guilty pleasure This was before I discovered smutty romances last year Hi, Victoria Dahl Can t wait to read about the STUD FARM later this year I always appreciate the basic good nature of Kinsella s leads, even if they veer toward the ridiculous at times Reading a Kinsella book is like catching up with an old girlfriend over drinks You re not going to have deep, meaningful revelations over vodka martinis, but you will have fun And most importantly, you will laugh your ass off Lesson 1 of I ve Got Your Number Never put a dyslexic in charge printing up programs that include the word hymn My favorite Kinsella book is hands down Can You Keep a Secret I ve Got Your Number is now my second Sorry, Becky Bloomwood Shopaholic went down like your credit rating This book is a fun, escapist read that I ll defend like I do my second third cocktail I deserve it, damn it Rating xxxxxxxxxx, or to translate Poppy talk, 4 5 stars Lesson 2 Footnotes are awesome This was a guest review for Clear Eyes, Full Shelves You can find my other romance reviews behind the Rory Curtain at Young Adult Anonymous.
This was utterly ridiculous I m not saying these scenarios could never happen, but I am saying that I didn t have to just suspend my disbelief I had to launch it into outer space.
But I could not put it down.