I know I promised a review of the newest Yasmine Galenorn book but I’ve been a little under the weather for the last few days and happened to pick up a gem of a book that I feel is more important to share! Sophie Kinsella has a new release titled I’ve Got Your Number. It follows the mishaps of a quirky lady named Poppy who loses the family heirloom engagement ring and has her phone stolen all in the same night. She finds a lost phone and the rest of the book follows Poppy juggling wedding preparations and her never-ending interference into the mystery phone owner’s life. Official synopsis follows:
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.
I have a secret, ya’ll. I adore chick lit. I love it for several reasons but mostly because there are some times that I want to pick up a book that has no abuse, no violence, no mommy issues and relatively little drama. I want to read something that makes me happy instead of something that, while very well written, transports me to a darker place than I want to be. This book does that. From the moment I picked it up I was charmed by Poppy and Sam. It was laugh out loud funny but also had elements of serious emotion that caused some inevitable sniffles.
For me, this book was a one-sitting read. I started in the afternoon and finished it right after dinner. I loved it and feel like this was one of the best reads I’ve had in the last year. If you are looking for a lighthearted romantic read, I would highly recommend this book. Even for a digital copy, it was worth the $12.99 I paid for it.
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