Rating: 5 out of 5
Well, I’m on a roll so far, blogging yesterday, twice today, and of course tomorrow to review “The Hunger Games.” I was planning on saving this review for next week, but I loved the book so much that I have to recommend it to you all right now!
There’s a reason that Sophie Kinsella is the queen of chick-lit: she’s good at what she does. I’ve Got Your Number is her fifth stand-alone novel under her pen name, which rose to fame with her Shopaholic series. She also has written seven novels under her actual name Madeleine Wickham [Read my reviews for A Desirable Residence and The Wedding Girl]. I would say that she has definitely gotten better with time, as this is probably my favorite book of hers yet.
I’ve Got Your Number tells the story of Poppy Wyatt, a physiotherapist who’s lost her engagement ring days before her wedding. Not to mention, as she’s frantically looking for it in her hotel, her phone is stolen. Luckily, she spots a phone dumped in a trash can and can continue her search. However, big-time PR businessman Sam Roxton is not too pleased that his personal assistant Violet has abandoned her post–and the company phone.
You can probably fill in the rest, but Poppy and Sam cross paths through their texts and emails, all while dealing with in-law drama and rumors of corporate corruption, respectively. Yes, the novel is predictable, but it still contains enough twists and turns to keep you entertained.
So entertained in fact, that I finished the book in just a few days. The whole time I kept thinking how it would make the cutest chick-flick. I fell in love with these characters, and their messages felt so fitting in this technological age. There’s even footnotes! What’s not to love?
If you’re not a fan of bodice-ripping romances or depressing “real life” women’s fiction, then you’ll adore this piece–and everything else–by Kinsella. It’s the happy medium with just enough pop culture and profanity, sexiness and sweetness to satisfy her readers.
I highly, highly recommend this novel, and I bet that if the film rights haven’t been sold already, they will be very soon! So Ms. Kinsella, please keep on doing what you’re doing, and do it quickly because I’m already having withdrawals!
In the words of Poppy…xxxxxxxx BCB