While I was on vacation back in April, I had finished one book on the flight down and didn’t feel like reading anything I had with me or in my tablet. It’s a tough spot for a reader to be in, not to having anything they’d like to read on hand, so I picked up Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number. I hadn’t read anything by her before but knew I hadn’t been particularly interested in her Shopaholic series so I didn’t have high hopes for this brightly colored book jacket.
What? Of course I judge a book by its cover. They’re clearly going for something in its design, why wouldn’t I attach some sort of value to the image they’re portraying?
Plus it had a blurb about what the book was about.
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.
Although no expecting much, I was quickly drawn in to the chick lit, mystery/romance. I was pleasantly surprised that although I quickly saw what might come about, I didn’t find Poppy to be too much of an idiot, just enough to shake my head.
It was a cute story, had some funny moments, and was a quick read. It was a good pool/beach book that I think I finished in about a day or so but I still like Jennifer Cruise or Janet Evanovich better.
Have you read any Sophie Kinsella books? What did you think? What’s your favorite pool or beach read?
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