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“[Kinsella] continues to tickle funny bones and touch hearts.”—USA Today, on Twenties Girl
“Hilarious . . . a breezy blend of romantic comedy and cautionary fairy tale.”—New York Post, on Remember Me?
“A fast, fun read that delves a little deeper.”—The Plain Dealer, on The Undomestic Goddess --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- ASIN : B005723JSQ
- Publisher : The Dial Press (February 14, 2012)
- Publication date : February 14, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 2523 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 450 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #37,045 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I did not like her friends or fiancé. They didn't seem like real friends or supportive as they should be during this stressful time for her. Just superficial friends.
Also, this book (and few other British movies) have made me realize something about British humor that I don't like: EVERYTHING going wrong in embarrassing or horrible ways. Everything a character does having these consequences that just make me cringe. Right when you read about them doing something, anything, you know it's going to backfire and I could usually guess what would go wrong. Ick, just don't like that. I'm okay with some things having these kind of consequences, but not everything where the character just can't get a break. It stresses me out.
The footnotes were probably really fun in the printed book, but a bit of a nuisance in the ebook. Fun to read, but harder to get to.
There was also more foul language than in other books I've read of Kinsella and I didn't like that either.
"My (not so) Perfect Life" is still my favorite from her. I think I'll keep trying her books, but this is the second I haven't really liked. I'm a little leery now.
I adore Sophie Kinsella's stories as you already know, but for some reason, I hadn't read what is one of her highest rated stories until now. I know -- WHY WAS I WAITING? No idea, truly, except that I have that Busy Mama thing happening constantly in my life even as the mom of teens/tweens. So, I purchased the audiobook (aside: Sophie's audiobooks are so well produced!) and fell into a perfectly told story!
I think I mentioned in my last review here that I've been in a book-slump-to-end-all-book-slumps this year. It seems nothing can hold my interest, except audiobooks. So on the heels of reading Sophie's My Not So Perfect Life, I immediately downloaded another of her books. Oh, Poppy was a delight. I could completely relate to her losing her engagement ring and picking up an abandoned cell phone. I locked myself out of my apartment two weeks in a row before my wedding. I totally remember the scatterbrained, overloaded moments. Poppy has some other complications, though. Like, is her fiancé truly the right guy for her? What about the phone's real owner, Sam?
What ensues is a well-timed, well plotted, tension-filled romantic plot with so many giggle-filled moments. I've always loved a madcap, what-if story, and this one is extremely well executed. You will cheer for a certain thing to happen (not going to spoil it for you, but if you love your romances as much as I do, you already know what it is), and when it does, it's going to be sooooooo amazingly perfect.
One of the things that I loved about this story (and also, My Not So Perfect Life) is how Sophie weaves in the side characters as well as family. I don't think there is another author in this genre who does it so seamlessly. I'm that reader who always wants to know a little bit more about the characters, and here we get just that.
So as the weather warms up and your mind starts drifting towards summer and that inevitable beach/pool bag filled with romances, this is one that I would 5-star recommend. Don't do what I did and wait to read it!
This book reminds of something along the lines of The Holiday or The Wedding Planner, and it’s completely refreshing for anyone who’s a fan of rom-com’s and characters with hearts of gold. Poppy makes me think of a girl who would be played by Isla Fisher, Renee Zellweger, or Amy Adams. She is completely lovable. And while she has some truly cringe-worthy blunders, all’s well that ends well.
Also, as a side note - I saw a review where someone mentioned not being able to read the footnotes on a Kindle. I read my books on my Kindle. All you need to do to see the footnotes in context is lightly press the number (don’t hold the number down like you would to see the dictionary or X-Ray).
The witty back and forth was very fun! And I loved that the tension between them was up until the last moment. The writing was good - way better than other works from the same author (again, comparing it to "Can you keep a secret?", where the writing obnoxious with the thousands of ! in the dialogue)
If you like romantic banter, this is for you!
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When I recently discovered how funny Sophie Kinsella's writing is, I couldn't stop myself from continuing my reading streak. That's how I found "I've Got Your Number". The female main character, Poppy Wyatt, has to be one of the most meddlesome, crazy, nutty, irrational and endearing characters I've ever read about. The irrational way she deals with panicky situations, is definitely something I can recognise and it makes her even more likeable and relateable.
It is said that opposites attract, and with Poppy and Sam that's definitely the case. While Poppy find it rude to send a text without signing off with a gazillion x's (no o's, after all she's not Gossip Girl xxxx) - Sam is more into just writing his name at the end. This leads to some hilarious mistakes and misunderstandings, as Poppy uses Sam's previous PA's company phone, and forward messages to Sam. Especially as she looses track of all her spamming butting in.
This is only the second book I read by Sophie Kinsella and both have been really funny, and the romance have definitely pulled at my heartstrings. And this book definitely deserves maximum rating. But I think it's time for me to move on to other authors. Because hilarious as Ms. Kinsella's books are, they follow the same pattern. And while they're both entertaining and great reads, they're also predictable. So, going forward I'll keep her in mind for when I need to read something light and hilarious.
Apart from the ridiculousness of the situation, the rest of the plot is actually pretty good. I particularly liked Poppy's issues around her prospective in-laws, nicely tense but not over dramatised, even if the whole kimono thing was overblown. I wasn't too sure about the ending if I'm being honest, you could see where it was going but, ultimately, it left a sour taste behind and you kind of want joy from this genre.
Characterisation was very well done, no endless descriptive passages to get across someone's character just broad strokes on the page that allow the reader to learn about them in the way we formulate opinions about people we meet in real life. Even side characters like Ruby, who barely get page time, you feel like you have a good idea of who they are as a person. To be honest I think this is all that kept me reading on as the plot annoyed me and the footnotes were even worse - yes, I get why they were there and I truly understand the decision behind them but when reading in a digital format they are a royal nuisance.
I know this sounds like I hated the book but I really didn't, it just frustrated me.
I don't read a lot of novels and I never would have thought that I could get lost in a 'chick lit' but her books are humerous at least to positively laugh out loud funny. You can't help identifying with her heroines, even though they may be nothing like you at all. She manages to go beyond the scatty, ditzy female to delve out their sensitive, vulnerable sides, and all with the best intentions.
'I've Got Your Number' finds Poppy in an anxious state after losing her expensive 'family heirloom' engagement ring on the eve of meeting her future in-laws. Add to this the fact that she has her mobile phone stolen and is on the point of absolute panic. By chance she finds a working mobile phone that someone has thrown into a waste bin, which actually belongs to a business man Sam, who is not happy that someone is reading his messages. Mayhem ensues as Poppy tries to get her life on track, with the aid of friends and family, whilst 'helping' Sam (who thinks it is interfering and inappropriate and wants his phone back).
A thoroughly enjoyable read. I've put it on my bookself and in a year or two will read it again, as I have her other books.
The story starts with Poppy, she is on a mad hunt for her engagement ring that she has somehow lost, its not just any ring, it an hairloom of her future husbands family.
while hunting for the ring she is mugged and has her mobile phone stolen, not sure what to do she goes back to the hotel to ask if she can use a phone to ring someone... anyone who can help her.
Its here that she finds a phone, and when said phone starts ringing she finds that the owner is businessman Sam Roxton and he wants it back, however she needs it, she has just given everyone at the hotel the number to contact her if her ring is found...
Sam and Poppy come to an agreement, she will forward any messages and emails to him as long as she can keep the phone just until her ring is found, what follows is some humorus situations when poppy cant resist snooping and replying to a few emails, and more than that a friendship develops and when secrets are unveiled poppy finds that Sam may be the only person she can turn too.
I give this book a Massive 5 Stars. it keeps you entertained and i finished with a massive smile on my face.