Saturday, April 7, 2012
I've Got Your number is a brand new book by chick-lit author Sophie Kinsella.
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!
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. (from randomhouse)
Style wise, this book is similar to Kinsella's other books with a good dose of humour and a clumsy female lead. Poppy is a very interesting character who never gets annyoing or whiny. Even despite losing the ring, she seems to be in control of her life (mostly).
Sam is a very interesting male lead. His personality is very distinct from usual male leads. He is high-flying and has no time for anything except his job. The texts Sam and Poppy send each other are very interesting and the realtionship is built very realistically. They encounters are always humorous and I wanted to see them together more often. The scene in which Sam takes Poppy to get a fake engagement ring to replace the one she's lost is funny.
Real interaction of the main characters could have been increased
There were some parts of the story that seemed a bit over the top
NOTE- Pictures do not belong to me and have been taken from Google image search.