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    I’d seen several positive reviews for this one, so I decided to give it a try. I did like it, though the heroine is more scattered than the characters I tend to like. So then I tried Can You Keep a Secret?, and discovered that one book of that type was fine, two was a bit much.

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    Read on February 02, 2012I know when I pick up a Sophie Kinsella that it's going to be a good book. I've never been disappointed. She's a great writer with fun, quirky female leads. And thank the chick lit powers-that-be that Poppy doesn't work in publishing or "finance"! I highly recommend this book if you're sick in bed. You should also have tea while you're at it.more
    It took me a good few days to finish this one. Not because it was bad, but because I just didn't want it to end so I took it slow and savoured it. Now I have to go back to eagerly awaiting Kinsella's next release! I've Got Your Number was every bit as wonderful as I expected it to be and just as original and hilarious as Kinsella's previous novels. Every few pages I was laughing out loud and I hated having to set the book down!

    Poppy Wyatt is an incredibly likeable character and I was rooting for her from the very beginning. She's due to get married very, very soon but she's lost her engagement ring. Instead of just owning up and telling her fiancé, she decides to try to figure things out on her own... with disastrous consequences. The first few pages were not the most exciting but then Poppy does a singing telegram for a bunch of Japanese businessmen and from then on I was hooked! I knew that I would be amused the rest of the way through.

    Throughout the novel, Poppy manages to get herself in to all sorts of bizarre situations, all in an effort to find her ring and to help out the stranger whose phone she has stolen. Poppy has a habit of getting the wrong end of the stick but her heart is always in the right place. She really does just want to help people out, even if it doesn't quite work out right every time! The friendship between her and Sam is fun to watch and their texts (which are a large part of this book) were wonderful. I suppose you could say this is a romance novel but the focus is much more on Poppy's ring situation and Sam's business situation.

    Needless to say, I adored this book though I never expected not to. If you're a fan of Kinsella's already, you will definitely enjoy I've Got Your Number. If you're looking for a fun and entertaining read, I suggest giving this one (or any of Kinsella's novels) a try.more
    An excellent representative of its genre. Predictable, but not so much that it's boring, quick moving, relatively funny, with a happy ending. What more do you need out of a chick lit book?more
    **spoiler alert** All of Sophie Kinsella's books revolve around the same type of protagonist - a British female in her 20-30's who is fairly quirky with a very active imagination (which is often put to use concocting elaborate stories to defend herself against some mishap she's gotten herself into, to which she doesn't want to own up). Though they also have an immature and an almost uneducated way of speaking, they're college graduates - and generally (either through merit or luck) have a pretty decent or otherwise cool job.If you like one of her books, you're going to like them all. Poppy, the protagonist of this book, is out having dinner at a hotel with her friends where she loses both her engagement ring and her cell phone (as if just one of those wouldn't be bad enough!). She doesn't want her fiance to know that she lost the ring, so she gives her cell phone number - instead of her house number (do people even have "house phones" anymore?) - to the hotel staff. Of course, soon after this, her cell phone is stolen.Fortunately, at that moment, she finds a cell phone in the trash ("finders keepers") - and decides to use it for a replacement, giving the number out to the hotel staff and all of her friends. As it turns out, the cell phone belonged to the assistant of a busy public relations exec, but he allows her to keep the phone temporarily - as long as she promises to forward all of his e-mails and messages to him. Of course, as she is also unable to mind her own business (another common trait of Kinsella's protagonists), she finds herself reading all of his correspondences and reaching her own conclusions about his personality.Obviously, this book is more about the story between Sam (the PR exec) and Poppy than it is about Poppy and her fiance. Through this strange predicament they've found themselves in, it gives them a unique and stress-free way of getting to know one another without even intending to do so. The two spend the majority of the book conversing through text messages - sometimes silly and sometimes serious.One new aspect to this book (as opposed to Kinsella's other books) was Kinsella's use of "footnotes" - which Poppy found fascinating thanks to her fiance's family's (scholarly types) frequent references to footnotes. Under the assumption that it will make her seem intelligent, she decides to use them throughout the book. As I was reading I've Got Your Number in e-book format, the footnotes were easy enough to flip through (all you have to do is tap the number and it takes you right to the corresponding footnote at the end of the chapter) and, although some most of the footnotes were pointless, they were clearly a comic relief (not that this book really needed it - the entire book is essentially comic relief to the dramatized life Poppy lives).That same attitude towards her future in-laws is also a point of dissension, given that the story is supposedly being told from Poppy's point of view. She [Poppy] makes a point of telling the reader that she doesn't really know anything about the topics her fiance and his family discuss and, when they ask her questions, she bemoans that she needs a dictionary to know what they're talking about. Yet, interspersed throughout the book, Poppy uses words like "tetchily," "rictus," "riposte," and "anodyne". Clearly, Poppy does have some mastery of uncommon vocabulary - which contradicts her statement.Like most of her books, I've Got Your Number is a light-hearted, quick read that keeps you entertained. Though it isn't intended to be a thought-provoking book that "makes a statement", the fact that the majority of the conversations Poppy has are through e-mail and texting via that cell phone is a testament to the times - hitting the mark for the way many friendships and relationships are facilitated these days. I've Got Your Number is a novel for this generation.**Original review posted on honestreviewscorner.com.**more
    Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chick lit authors out there and I enjoy reading her books so much that I instantly pre-ordered I've Got Your Number as soon as I heard about it. My expectations were high, of course. Sadly, I didn't fall in love with it.Yes, I laughed a lot and the plot was funny, simple and incredibly crazy which is Sophie's writing signature. But somehow this time the main character, Poppy, got on my nerves. Like, big, BIG time. Throughout the first half of the book I really wanted to grab her by her shoulders and shake her, or maybe slap her right there, I don't know.The thing is, Poppy was really nice and caring but also immature (and she is 29 years old!), irresponsible and careless most of the time. And I found myself speaking out loud, trying to put some sense into her head more than I care to admit.And I know these kind of books are fun because we like to read about normal girls finding love in the most unexpected way but... Ok, let me give you a short example of Poppy's behavior:“All those unanswered emails that have been nagging away at me. All those poor ignored people trying to get in touch with Sam. Why shouldn’t I answer them? I’m doing him such a service! I feel like I’m repaying him [...].In fact, what about a round-robin email telling everyone they’re fab? Why not? Who can it hurt?”Really? You are doing him a favor by sending his whole company an e-mail and pretending you are him?! Really?! What if he gets in trouble?! Right, you didn't think about it, did you?... (I know I'm ranting, sorry).So, during the first half of the book I wanted to slap her a few times. Gladly for me the other half was really better and Poppy kind of redeemed herself. By then she was starting to realize that she may had done a few reckless things and trying to sort them out.The plot itself was really good and different. First we have a Poppy who is freaking out because she's lost her engagement ring in a hotel party, and then her cellphone is gone too, which means there's no way to contact her and give her back her ring is someone finds it. And her wedding is in a few days.But then a small miracle happens and she finds a cellphone in a bin so, hey, who finds it keeps it, right? Turns out the cell belongs to a PA and her boss, Sam, is calling her with an emergency.Which is why Poppy decides to help the guy out. And becomes some sort of PA in exchange of keeping the phone a few more days.Soon we discover that her soon-to-be family-in-law is clever, like, all of them, including his fiance, are academics who like to write papers for every single small thing. And Poppy feels completely inferior and stupid compared to them.Her fiance, Magnus, tries to protect her but at the same time lacks credibility. And although Poppy believes he is almost perfect the truth is different.But my favorite character, by far, was Sam. Maybe he can be a little bit cold sometimes but he is also responsible and loyal. And that's the quality I value the most. And I enjoyed a lot his development throughout the book.Overall I liked it but didn't love it which makes me feel sad. But if what you want is a fun and light read then this is certainly your book.more
    Not as good as her Shopaholic seriesmore
    Poppy is stressed. She was at a charity do with her friends when the fire alarm went off, at the time her friends were trying on her engagement ring, a heirloom from her fiance, Magnus. When they get back into the room, they can't find the ring and Poppy is panicking. Then her phone is robbed and when she discovers a phone in a bin in the foyer of the hotel she jumps on it. She needs a number to give the hotel staff in case it's found after all.The phone belongs to businessman Sam Roxton's company, it's his PA's phone. All his mail is routed through it. She doesn't want to give it back and he doesn't really want her meddling in his business. Her relationship with Magnus is fraught with angst.It's a light read, I did have moments where I went "really?" but overall it was entertaining and kept me reading.more
    When I was in college I binge read Sophie Kinsella’s books. Since then I’ve occasionally picked one up, but with her most recent one I think I’ve officially outgrown her. I spent way too much of the book rolling my eyes at the dopiness of the main character and I just felt like I was wasting my time. I’ve really enjoyed some of her books, but I think I’ve hit a wall and they just feel repetitive and frustrating now. I know I’m in the minority on this one, but that’s ok. Here’s a list of ten things I wanted to say while reading this book. There are SPOILERS, so skip it if you haven’t read it and you’re planning to. 1) Why do the women in these books think honesty is the plague? Really, pretending your hand has been severely burned is a better option that just explaining the truth? 2) Who in their right mind writes horrible email drafts to get things off their chest and then deletes them? Of course one will end up getting sent to that person by accident, give me a break! 3) Why did she not nip her whole friend hitting on her fiancé thing in the bud early on? That is not okay people. And apparently that’s someone she’s close enough to that she made her a bridesmaid. 4) No one I know would possibly end up in all the absurd situations this woman manages to get herself in. I know that it is fiction, but she did so many ridiculous things that it was hard to have any sympathy for her when they backfired, (sending an email to his Dad, encouraging the whole company to share their new ideas without his permission, etc.). 5) Why do women in these books have to be so oblivious to the fact that they are with creepy jerks for 99% of the story? 6) Footnotes, seriously? The gimmicky addition to the novel just didn’t work. There is no justifiable reason that a rom/com book needs footnotes and it became annoying really fast. 7) Wanting to make things easier on others is not the same thing as being a doormat. Grow a backbone and stop letting people take advantage of you! 8) Sam was actually a good character. I liked that he was honest and straight-forward and didn’t dance around every issue like Poppy did. 9) Exactly how many red-flags do you need before you realize the man you’re with isn’t the right one? He doesn’t tell you the truth about family issues, he talks down to you, you don’t know about his past, you’ve only been together a short time, he flirts shamelessly in front of you, your own family doesn’t really like him… that’s not enough!?!10) Seriously, the guy gets you a new ring and the whole cheating thing is no big deal now? I get that you think that makes you “special” in his eyes but no, just no. BOTTOM LINE: There are some great “chick lit” books out there that manage to have intelligent women as main characters. I’m tired of reading books where the woman has to do 50 stupid things in order to end up with Mr. Right.more
    Though this book started slow, I really enjoyed this book. It was a typical Kinsella book where you want to yell at the decisions that Poppy, the main character, makes (which might drive some crazy, but I thoroughly enjoy). Throughout this book, Kinsella used footnotes. I read this book on a Nook and it was a bit tedious to look at them and try and successfully get back to the page I was reading. The footnotes were worth the view, but frustrating at times. Overall, I would recommend this book in a book form or on a Nook.more
    Light, frothy and absolutely charming, this novel is in the pure Kinsella tradition of spunky girls and dark decisive men. Pros: a few laugh-out-loud moments and crazy situations that somehow make sense; cons: well... it's a formula and as soon as we're introduced to the characters we know what will happen. I enjoyed some of the less classical characters like Wanda and Antony, and the bad guys like Justin and Lucinda. Kinsella does have a talent for a fun and twisted plot. All around a lovely entertaining read.more
    It was an okay read. Not one of her best titles though, and a lot of it was predictable.more
    It took awhile for Poppy to win me over because in the beginning she was unbelievably irresponsible and downright stupid. While passing her engagement ring around the table for her friends to try on, there's a fire drill and they must evacuate the dining room. She realizes she doesn't have the ring and frantically checks with the girlfriends who all say no they passed to someone else. She pulls out her phone to make a call and a kid on a bike races buy and snatches it out of her hand. Just at that moment a women comes out and pitches her phone into the trash. Poppy retrieves it and refuses to give it back but is willing to act as Sam's personal assistant and pass his messages along to him.more
    Poppy Wyatt is about to embark on the life she always wanted. Engaged to the brilliant and handsome Magnus Tavish, Poppy is ready to move forward with the wedding. If she can find the antique family heirloom Magnus gave her as an engagement ring. After she gets her cell phone stolen too, Poppy really starts to worry until she finds a cell in the trash of a hotel. Now she can use that number to have to hotel call her when they find her ring. The phone introduces new chaos into Poppy's life as she discovers it belonged to the assistant of a very busy businessman, Sam Roxton. Poppy makes a deal with Sam that allows her to keep the phone if she forwards his messages. Poppy is soon caught up in Sam's life as well as trying to wade through her own mess, and soon she finds that she may be the key to solving a major crisis of Sam's. If she can survive her own crises that is.So I love Sophie Kinsella books, and this one was no exception. It has her usual charm and wit. I kind of felt like the last Shopaholic book or two were beginning to feel a bit formulaic, so I was worried that I may not enjoy this one. However, I was happy to see that Sophie Kinsella is able to keep the things I love about her writing, and these new characters kept things feeling a bit fresher. I didn't quite get Poppy and Magnus as a couple in the beginning, but things made much more sense in the end. I also loved the use of the cell phone as a plot point. It really helped show how much our communication has changed with people. It is much more common to text and use technology to communicate, but I think some people think this isolates us from others. I've always felt like it helps me reach more people; people I would never be able to talk to otherwise. This book did a great job of showing how technology can actually bring people together.Naturally there's not going to be anything earth shattering and new in this book, but there doesn't have to be. More than anything this book is fun! It's a great relaxing read. There are even a couple surprises in this book. People who don't like Sophie Kinsella are not going to like this book. That's pretty much a given. However if you are someone who enjoyed her books in the past, even if you are like me and felt some of the charm wearing off the latest Shopaholic books, give this one a try. It is a fast and fun read.Galley provided for review.more
    Settling on four stars for the pure enjoyment of this book, it really gets five for being the perfect read while waiting for a jump for the car and subsequent wait at the shop for a new car battery! It gets bumped down a bit for Poppy and Sam really just being thinly veiled disguises for Luke and Becky, but in the end, that's ok. I got a huge kick out of the premise of the book. Poppy discovers a mobile discarded in a bin and decides possession is more important than anything else. Of course, it's a work phone for a very important company and Sam's previous PA gave up the ghost with no notice. Poppy plays along, forwarding important looking emails and texts, seemingly oblivious to the ways in which their lives are becoming intertwined.more
    My favorite Kinsella novel to date - I think I like it better than the original Shopaholic book. The usual Kinsella formula is there: cute, impetuous, somewhat addled girl meets and upends the life of a handsome, successful, somewhat remote man - but Kinsella managed to create real emotion and some surprising depth. Don't get me wrong, this is a still a cream puff bon-bon of a book, but the calories aren't nearly as empty as expected. And of course, it was completely entertaining.more
    Hmmmm, I loved this book. Loved it. It was funny and quirky and totally enjoyable.This is a story about a girl, Poppy, who loses her engagement ring and as she's looking for it, she goes outside for better reception and that's when her cell phone gets stolen. While waiting to speak with the concierge about her ring, she finds a phone in the trash... and the rest is history.This book reminded me a lot of Bridget Jones' diary because Poppy was a mess too and there's a wonderful love story wrapped up in here and finally this book is screaming to be a film.Definite recommend.more
    At first, i have my reservation over this book solely because of the title of the book. Would it be as good as her previous books was what have been played in my mind. At the end of the book, where i close the book in my ereader, i know that Sophie has once again succeeded in producing an amazing book with a great plot that managaed to capture the heart of the readers.The story started with Poppy struggling to find her engagement ring which she seems to have lost after letting her girlfriends to try on. At the time where she trying to find reception for her call, her phone was being snatched away. Guess bad luck has befallen on her.. at the time where she needed a phone for her to call, she found one in a dustbin. The story from then on, peak up with how it turned out to be Sam's PA phone where the access to his emails are which Poppy have access to and with her simple minded, at times she replied the emails on behalf of him with him ended up with problems.It is really hilarious with the emails exchanges and i really like the changes in Sam who is rigid in nature became more adaptable and able to accept others opinion, all thanks to Poppy. Poppy is a likeable character with her bizarre actions and thoughts. Am really enjoyed this book very much and was a little sad when i reached the last page of the book ;)more
    A bit slow at first, but eventually I realize I'm hooked on the developing relationship between Poppy and Sam. Interesting story, if a bit predictable in its culmination. Might give another one of Ms. Kinsella's "stand-alone" books a try; her Shopaholic series just didn't capture my interest.more
    This was my first Sophie Kinsella read and I was absolutely charmed from the very first page. The character of Poppy Wyatt is one that I feel most women can easily relate to. She's flawed and insecure yet impulsive and mouthy at at once. The author does an amazing job of capturing the realities of what we all think and feel at one time in our lives or another and imbuing Poppy with those emotions!The supporting cast are also a pleasant surprise running the gambit from a less that ideal fiance and in-laws, to the assortment of friends...some true...some not so true. And the pace of the novel is perfect... keeping things moving along while peppering in moments of hilarity, reality, uncomfortability, and incredible sweetness. I was laughing non stop and enjoyed every minute.The budding romance that develops of all things via text messages between Poppy and Sam was incredibly sweet and somehow believable. I think I fell a little in love with him myself as I felt so much like Poppy while reading this!The only downside for me were the footnotes...not that I didn't enjoy reading them, but it was a bit difficult toggling back and forth on an e-reader. With a print copy though I feel they'd only enhance the read.This was an amazing delightful read that I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish and when I did I was left with only one question... Why in the world did I wait so long to read Sophie Kinsella??more
    It's always a treat when ever a new Sophie Kinsella novel comes out. True they are rather formulaic, plucky heroine meets uptight man, hilarity ensues. The adorable high jinks are so darn cute though that you can't put the book down. Think Lucy and Ricky type escapades if they weren't married and were British. I finished the entire book in one day.In this latest installment Poppy, even her name sounds peppy, meets the serious and brooding Sam when her cell phone is stolen and she finds his phone in a trash bin. She takes over his phone and in doing so soon takes over his life. Although she means well Poppy makes wrong assumptions about Sam and her "help" leads to some rather embarrassing situations for Sam. In the meantime while trying to fix Sam's life she has her own problems to deal with in the form of impending nuptials to her possibly two timing fiance. Of course everything works out in the end and you can't help rooting for the immensely likeable Poppy.No one does a chick lit novel like Kinsella. Although you could swap any of the men in her novels for another, the ladies are always feisty and funny. I loved the last novel Twenties Girl and this one was equally enjoyable.more
    This book is a fun depiction of a 21st century relationship in my eyes. Everything is done by phone, text, or e-mail. Sophie Kinsella writes women's fiction with a sense of humor! The characters are so much fun, and the day to day craziness in Poppy's life, and Sam's will make you laugh out loud. The only thing I found to be annoying were the footnotes! I told my self I would stop reading them after the first several pages, but somehow they drag your eyes to them! It felt, to me, like an unnecessary disruption in the story. But still an enjoyable book.Would recommend to anyone who wants a story with a lot of laughs.more
    As a long time fan of Sophie Kinsella (not so much her real persona, Madeleine Wickham, though – I don’t like the Madeleine Wickham books at all), I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER made me fearful. Not that I would be scared by the book itself, but that the book would disappoint me and ruin everything I love about Kinsella. CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC is my go-to book for when I’m depressed. Well, let’s just say that I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER, while not as impressive as CONFESSIONS, is a great addition to the Sophie Kinsella library. If you just forget that Sophie Kinsella is a pseudonym for Madeleine Wickham, author of the dreadful THE GATECRASHER, that is.I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER is the story of Poppy Wyatt, a young physical therapist living in London and engaged to the too-good-to-be-true Magnus Tavish, a genius from a family of geniuses. Poppy and Magnus barely know one another, but he’s proposed, wedding arrangements have been made, and in a few short days they’ll be walking down the aisle. By chance, though, Poppy acquires the phone of business consultant Sam Roxton’s PA (who chucked it in a garbage can after quitting) after her phone is stolen and her ring goes missing. Poppy decides to help Sam out while using the phone for her own purposes, and of course antics ensue. This is a romantic comedy, after all.While she wasn’t the brightest bulb in the box, Poppy was an adorable narrator full of problems, concerns, naïve thoughts, and a desire to help that is often misguided. Paired with the brash, workaholic Sam, and the relationship between these two is fun and electric. Magnus is a wonderful secondary character that really does come off as a strange love interest with some secrets that rock Poppy to her core. The plot itself was cute, fun, and unique. And seriously, sharing a phone with anyone? Sharing a phone with my mother when we’re out is like pulling teeth, especially when she goes through my email thinking that she can find directions that way. Sharing it with a complete stranger? Agh noooo!I did have a slight problem, but this is related mostly to my eGalley (from Netgalley) copy on Kindle. Footnotes are a major part of the story, tying in Poppy’s relationship with Magnus and putting in her own personal thoughts on situations. On my eGalley, though, the footnotes would appear on random pages at random places, making the experience confusing. I wish that Kindle would do a better job of incorporating footnotes, but I guess that asking anything of Kindle is a hard bargain.This is a longer book, but after you hit the 50% mark or so, the book flies by. It’s quick and fun and definitely Kinsella’s best book since CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC. Poppy was no Becky Bloomwood, but she was adorable and I was definitely rooting for her. And I loved Sam! He was such a great character in my opinion, but I am notoriously fond of strong business-minded types over action heroes. Magnus was equally smarmy and skeezy, creating the perfect atmosphere for the story. This book was plotted and paced well for the most part. It was charming, quirky, and adorable.VERDICT: A definite Kinsella success, I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER is cute and romantic while maintaining a wonderful comedic edge. If you’re into cute chick lit, this book is definitely for you.more
    I've been eagerly anticipating Sophie Kinsella's newest book, I've Got Your Number. Once I had it in my hot little hands, I had to stop and savour the cover and have a quick peek at the last page number - just to see how many there were to enjoy. (433) Then, ensure that I had nowhere to be or anything that needed doing right away - and only then begin, because I just knew I wouldn't want to put it down. (I was right!)Poppy Wyatt is celebrating her upcoming wedding at a champagne tea with girlfriends at a hotel. Everyone has been oohing and ahhing over her engagement ring - a family heirloom of her fiance. A fire alarm drill sends everyone running and afterwards - no one can find the ring. After much frantic searching, she steps outside to see if she can get cell phone reception to pick up her messages - and is promptly robbed of her phone by someone on a bicycle. She needs that phone! When she spies a cell phone in a garbage bin...well... finders keepers, right?And here the fun begins. When the phone rings, Poppy answers it without checking the screen. Hmm, apparently the phone belonged to Violet - personal assistant to Sam Roxton of White Globe Consulting. Sam desperately needs Violet to stop a client, Mr Yamasaki, from leaving the hotel. And since Violet seems to have quit her job, Sam implores Poppy to keep Mr Yamasaki occupied until Sam's elevator reaches the main floor. Honestly, I was laughing out loud at the antics Poppy employs.Poppy somehow gets Sam to agree to 'share' the phone with her. You can see it coming can't you? Missed messages, mixed messages and more...I have to say that although I have enjoyed each and every one of Sophie Kinsella's previous chick lit books, I think this is my favourite. (so far!) Poppy is a wonderfully engaging character. She's absolutely the kind of friend you'd love to have. Warm, caring, smart (but she doesn't think so) yet ditzy at the same time. The more she tries to make things 'right', the more wrong they end up. And of course the love story. Will Sophie marry Magnus or.... And yes, even though you can predict the outcome, the journey there is so enjoyable. A light hearted, comical romp of a read that will have you laughing out loud and rooting for Poppy to find true love.Kinsella has used different 'hooks' in her past books, such as emails scattered throughout. This time it is footnotes Poppy injects in her story; they're a fun addition to the book.Yes, it was a five star read for me - nobody does chick lit better than Kinsella. I can so see this one being made into a movie.more
    The Good Stuff Poppy is adorable, loving, supportive and a hilarious flake -- I can totally relate to her Laugh out loud funny on many occasions, yet sweet and heart breaking at times Realistic character development for both Poppy and Magnus Throughout the book I totally pictured Magnus to look and act like Colin Firth, couldn't help myself -- also really could translate to a movie I actually couldn't put it down, which surprised me, I kept reading even-though I really should have been doing the laundry, dishes, reviews -- well you get the point Will definitely be passing it around to many of my friends Adored all the phone/text conversations between Poppy -- and well everybody Liked the development of Magnus' parents - despised them at first and ended up feeling compassion and love for them Did I mention I kept laughing out loud while reading -- freaked the cat out Hands down my favorite Kinsellla bookThe Not So Good Stuff Could have really benefited from a bit more editing to tighten up the story Predictable (not really a bad thing, because predictable is not all that bad - more of an FYI) Also less of the footnote idea -- once in a while was ok, but it really became a little irritating at the beginningFavorite Quotes/Passages"I've never had so much access to someone else's phone before. Not my friends'; note even Magnus's. There are some things you don't share. I mean Magnus has seen every inch of my body, including the dodgy bits, but I would never, ever let him near my phone.""I've told her she just needs to exercise at home with her Dyna-Bands, but she insists she needs my help. I think she's become totally dependent on us - which might be good for the cash register but is not good for her.""Of course he doesn't want to read it; he's trying to be nice. Which is sweet of him but makes me feel even more tragic, since I'm twenty-nice and he's seventeen."Who Should/Shouldn't Read Fans of Chick Lit, Romance and Contemporary will enjoy Not for those who enjoy intense or non stop action PERFECT beach read or if stuck at home with a sick child who sleeps most of the day Obviously fans of Kinsella's other books will love this4 Dewey'sI received this from Random House in exchange for an honest reviewmore
    Poppy Wyatt’s day is really going badly. She has lost the antique betrothal ring her fiancé Magnus gave her and her phone has been stolen. She thinks her luck has changed when she finds a perfectly good phone stuck in the waste bin and so she confiscates it. The phone rings, she answers it pretending to be an automated reply, listens to a cryptic message, and writes it down on an old Lion King program.The phone belongs to Sam Roxton ( or his PA) and he lets Poppy know that he wants the phone back but she refuses. She agrees that she will forward all of his messages until she no longer needs the phone. Thus begins a relationship that is quirky to say the least. As Poppy gets more and more into Sam’s life via his phone, she starts meddling with good, and sometimes bad, results. In the meantime, Poppy is dealing with the lost ring, her not so happy future in-laws, and a bridal planner from h*ll.Sam helps with the ring debacle and little by little Poppy becomes part of his life. Sam has some heavy stuff going on at his workplace which Poppy may be able to help him with. There are some interesting twists towards the end of the book.This is a lovely story of two people literally falling into love. There is sweetness to the relationship which makes the story easy to read. Both characters are likeable (maybe not Sam at first) and they find themselves leaning on each other for support with their problems. The secondary characters are fleshed out and add a lot to the book. I especially liked the little footnotes on the bottom of the pages. As another reviewer mentioned, this is my favorite Kinsella book since Remember Me.more
    Poppy Wyatt, is a surprisingly and somewhat annoyingly a silly girl, who is getting married in a few days. She loses her engagement ring in a most suspicious way. At the same time, her phone is stolen but don’t despair, she finds another phone in the garbage can and appropriates it. Since apparently she does not have a home phone (landline), she uses the appropriated phone and its phone number to try to track down her ring and to keep up with her daily life, e-mails, texts etc.Her fiancés parents apparently think she isn’t worthy of him, Magnus the fiancé is suspiciously never around, her wedding planner is doing nothing to plan her wedding, the Hotel can’t find her ring (sort of) and Poppy is driving herself crazy trying to do it all…alone…and keeping secret that her ring is gone.Mean while the owner (sort of) the phone comes into her life and Poppy starts messing around with HIS life, all while never meeting him and doing all the messing with his phone (remember it is not hers!). As if she didn’t have enough drama in her life already.A sweet, crazy chick lit story, from the author that pretty much defined the genre. Well defined but somewhat annoying characters and an interesting and unusual plot make this worth taking the time to read. I dare say it would make a great summer romance movie!. As with her past books “I’ve Got Your Number “will not disappoint. It has it all, mean girls, close friends, a fiancé that just isn’t good enough, comedy and enough drama to have saved daytime soaps! Poppy can get on your nerve as she can come off very naïve at times, but she does learn to grow albeit just at the very end of the novel. So will she marry Magnus the “good” catch? Or will Sam teach her to grow up and stop letting people walk all over her…standup for herself…pull up her big girl panties?more
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    I’d seen several positive reviews for this one, so I decided to give it a try. I did like it, though the heroine is more scattered than the characters I tend to like. So then I tried Can You Keep a Secret?, and discovered that one book of that type was fine, two was a bit much.

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    Read on February 02, 2012I know when I pick up a Sophie Kinsella that it's going to be a good book. I've never been disappointed. She's a great writer with fun, quirky female leads. And thank the chick lit powers-that-be that Poppy doesn't work in publishing or "finance"! I highly recommend this book if you're sick in bed. You should also have tea while you're at it.more
    It took me a good few days to finish this one. Not because it was bad, but because I just didn't want it to end so I took it slow and savoured it. Now I have to go back to eagerly awaiting Kinsella's next release! I've Got Your Number was every bit as wonderful as I expected it to be and just as original and hilarious as Kinsella's previous novels. Every few pages I was laughing out loud and I hated having to set the book down!

    Poppy Wyatt is an incredibly likeable character and I was rooting for her from the very beginning. She's due to get married very, very soon but she's lost her engagement ring. Instead of just owning up and telling her fiancé, she decides to try to figure things out on her own... with disastrous consequences. The first few pages were not the most exciting but then Poppy does a singing telegram for a bunch of Japanese businessmen and from then on I was hooked! I knew that I would be amused the rest of the way through.

    Throughout the novel, Poppy manages to get herself in to all sorts of bizarre situations, all in an effort to find her ring and to help out the stranger whose phone she has stolen. Poppy has a habit of getting the wrong end of the stick but her heart is always in the right place. She really does just want to help people out, even if it doesn't quite work out right every time! The friendship between her and Sam is fun to watch and their texts (which are a large part of this book) were wonderful. I suppose you could say this is a romance novel but the focus is much more on Poppy's ring situation and Sam's business situation.

    Needless to say, I adored this book though I never expected not to. If you're a fan of Kinsella's already, you will definitely enjoy I've Got Your Number. If you're looking for a fun and entertaining read, I suggest giving this one (or any of Kinsella's novels) a try.more
    An excellent representative of its genre. Predictable, but not so much that it's boring, quick moving, relatively funny, with a happy ending. What more do you need out of a chick lit book?more
    **spoiler alert** All of Sophie Kinsella's books revolve around the same type of protagonist - a British female in her 20-30's who is fairly quirky with a very active imagination (which is often put to use concocting elaborate stories to defend herself against some mishap she's gotten herself into, to which she doesn't want to own up). Though they also have an immature and an almost uneducated way of speaking, they're college graduates - and generally (either through merit or luck) have a pretty decent or otherwise cool job.If you like one of her books, you're going to like them all. Poppy, the protagonist of this book, is out having dinner at a hotel with her friends where she loses both her engagement ring and her cell phone (as if just one of those wouldn't be bad enough!). She doesn't want her fiance to know that she lost the ring, so she gives her cell phone number - instead of her house number (do people even have "house phones" anymore?) - to the hotel staff. Of course, soon after this, her cell phone is stolen.Fortunately, at that moment, she finds a cell phone in the trash ("finders keepers") - and decides to use it for a replacement, giving the number out to the hotel staff and all of her friends. As it turns out, the cell phone belonged to the assistant of a busy public relations exec, but he allows her to keep the phone temporarily - as long as she promises to forward all of his e-mails and messages to him. Of course, as she is also unable to mind her own business (another common trait of Kinsella's protagonists), she finds herself reading all of his correspondences and reaching her own conclusions about his personality.Obviously, this book is more about the story between Sam (the PR exec) and Poppy than it is about Poppy and her fiance. Through this strange predicament they've found themselves in, it gives them a unique and stress-free way of getting to know one another without even intending to do so. The two spend the majority of the book conversing through text messages - sometimes silly and sometimes serious.One new aspect to this book (as opposed to Kinsella's other books) was Kinsella's use of "footnotes" - which Poppy found fascinating thanks to her fiance's family's (scholarly types) frequent references to footnotes. Under the assumption that it will make her seem intelligent, she decides to use them throughout the book. As I was reading I've Got Your Number in e-book format, the footnotes were easy enough to flip through (all you have to do is tap the number and it takes you right to the corresponding footnote at the end of the chapter) and, although some most of the footnotes were pointless, they were clearly a comic relief (not that this book really needed it - the entire book is essentially comic relief to the dramatized life Poppy lives).That same attitude towards her future in-laws is also a point of dissension, given that the story is supposedly being told from Poppy's point of view. She [Poppy] makes a point of telling the reader that she doesn't really know anything about the topics her fiance and his family discuss and, when they ask her questions, she bemoans that she needs a dictionary to know what they're talking about. Yet, interspersed throughout the book, Poppy uses words like "tetchily," "rictus," "riposte," and "anodyne". Clearly, Poppy does have some mastery of uncommon vocabulary - which contradicts her statement.Like most of her books, I've Got Your Number is a light-hearted, quick read that keeps you entertained. Though it isn't intended to be a thought-provoking book that "makes a statement", the fact that the majority of the conversations Poppy has are through e-mail and texting via that cell phone is a testament to the times - hitting the mark for the way many friendships and relationships are facilitated these days. I've Got Your Number is a novel for this generation.**Original review posted on honestreviewscorner.com.**more
    Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite chick lit authors out there and I enjoy reading her books so much that I instantly pre-ordered I've Got Your Number as soon as I heard about it. My expectations were high, of course. Sadly, I didn't fall in love with it.Yes, I laughed a lot and the plot was funny, simple and incredibly crazy which is Sophie's writing signature. But somehow this time the main character, Poppy, got on my nerves. Like, big, BIG time. Throughout the first half of the book I really wanted to grab her by her shoulders and shake her, or maybe slap her right there, I don't know.The thing is, Poppy was really nice and caring but also immature (and she is 29 years old!), irresponsible and careless most of the time. And I found myself speaking out loud, trying to put some sense into her head more than I care to admit.And I know these kind of books are fun because we like to read about normal girls finding love in the most unexpected way but... Ok, let me give you a short example of Poppy's behavior:“All those unanswered emails that have been nagging away at me. All those poor ignored people trying to get in touch with Sam. Why shouldn’t I answer them? I’m doing him such a service! I feel like I’m repaying him [...].In fact, what about a round-robin email telling everyone they’re fab? Why not? Who can it hurt?”Really? You are doing him a favor by sending his whole company an e-mail and pretending you are him?! Really?! What if he gets in trouble?! Right, you didn't think about it, did you?... (I know I'm ranting, sorry).So, during the first half of the book I wanted to slap her a few times. Gladly for me the other half was really better and Poppy kind of redeemed herself. By then she was starting to realize that she may had done a few reckless things and trying to sort them out.The plot itself was really good and different. First we have a Poppy who is freaking out because she's lost her engagement ring in a hotel party, and then her cellphone is gone too, which means there's no way to contact her and give her back her ring is someone finds it. And her wedding is in a few days.But then a small miracle happens and she finds a cellphone in a bin so, hey, who finds it keeps it, right? Turns out the cell belongs to a PA and her boss, Sam, is calling her with an emergency.Which is why Poppy decides to help the guy out. And becomes some sort of PA in exchange of keeping the phone a few more days.Soon we discover that her soon-to-be family-in-law is clever, like, all of them, including his fiance, are academics who like to write papers for every single small thing. And Poppy feels completely inferior and stupid compared to them.Her fiance, Magnus, tries to protect her but at the same time lacks credibility. And although Poppy believes he is almost perfect the truth is different.But my favorite character, by far, was Sam. Maybe he can be a little bit cold sometimes but he is also responsible and loyal. And that's the quality I value the most. And I enjoyed a lot his development throughout the book.Overall I liked it but didn't love it which makes me feel sad. But if what you want is a fun and light read then this is certainly your book.more
    Not as good as her Shopaholic seriesmore
    Poppy is stressed. She was at a charity do with her friends when the fire alarm went off, at the time her friends were trying on her engagement ring, a heirloom from her fiance, Magnus. When they get back into the room, they can't find the ring and Poppy is panicking. Then her phone is robbed and when she discovers a phone in a bin in the foyer of the hotel she jumps on it. She needs a number to give the hotel staff in case it's found after all.The phone belongs to businessman Sam Roxton's company, it's his PA's phone. All his mail is routed through it. She doesn't want to give it back and he doesn't really want her meddling in his business. Her relationship with Magnus is fraught with angst.It's a light read, I did have moments where I went "really?" but overall it was entertaining and kept me reading.more
    When I was in college I binge read Sophie Kinsella’s books. Since then I’ve occasionally picked one up, but with her most recent one I think I’ve officially outgrown her. I spent way too much of the book rolling my eyes at the dopiness of the main character and I just felt like I was wasting my time. I’ve really enjoyed some of her books, but I think I’ve hit a wall and they just feel repetitive and frustrating now. I know I’m in the minority on this one, but that’s ok. Here’s a list of ten things I wanted to say while reading this book. There are SPOILERS, so skip it if you haven’t read it and you’re planning to. 1) Why do the women in these books think honesty is the plague? Really, pretending your hand has been severely burned is a better option that just explaining the truth? 2) Who in their right mind writes horrible email drafts to get things off their chest and then deletes them? Of course one will end up getting sent to that person by accident, give me a break! 3) Why did she not nip her whole friend hitting on her fiancé thing in the bud early on? That is not okay people. And apparently that’s someone she’s close enough to that she made her a bridesmaid. 4) No one I know would possibly end up in all the absurd situations this woman manages to get herself in. I know that it is fiction, but she did so many ridiculous things that it was hard to have any sympathy for her when they backfired, (sending an email to his Dad, encouraging the whole company to share their new ideas without his permission, etc.). 5) Why do women in these books have to be so oblivious to the fact that they are with creepy jerks for 99% of the story? 6) Footnotes, seriously? The gimmicky addition to the novel just didn’t work. There is no justifiable reason that a rom/com book needs footnotes and it became annoying really fast. 7) Wanting to make things easier on others is not the same thing as being a doormat. Grow a backbone and stop letting people take advantage of you! 8) Sam was actually a good character. I liked that he was honest and straight-forward and didn’t dance around every issue like Poppy did. 9) Exactly how many red-flags do you need before you realize the man you’re with isn’t the right one? He doesn’t tell you the truth about family issues, he talks down to you, you don’t know about his past, you’ve only been together a short time, he flirts shamelessly in front of you, your own family doesn’t really like him… that’s not enough!?!10) Seriously, the guy gets you a new ring and the whole cheating thing is no big deal now? I get that you think that makes you “special” in his eyes but no, just no. BOTTOM LINE: There are some great “chick lit” books out there that manage to have intelligent women as main characters. I’m tired of reading books where the woman has to do 50 stupid things in order to end up with Mr. Right.more
    Though this book started slow, I really enjoyed this book. It was a typical Kinsella book where you want to yell at the decisions that Poppy, the main character, makes (which might drive some crazy, but I thoroughly enjoy). Throughout this book, Kinsella used footnotes. I read this book on a Nook and it was a bit tedious to look at them and try and successfully get back to the page I was reading. The footnotes were worth the view, but frustrating at times. Overall, I would recommend this book in a book form or on a Nook.more
    Light, frothy and absolutely charming, this novel is in the pure Kinsella tradition of spunky girls and dark decisive men. Pros: a few laugh-out-loud moments and crazy situations that somehow make sense; cons: well... it's a formula and as soon as we're introduced to the characters we know what will happen. I enjoyed some of the less classical characters like Wanda and Antony, and the bad guys like Justin and Lucinda. Kinsella does have a talent for a fun and twisted plot. All around a lovely entertaining read.more
    It was an okay read. Not one of her best titles though, and a lot of it was predictable.more
    It took awhile for Poppy to win me over because in the beginning she was unbelievably irresponsible and downright stupid. While passing her engagement ring around the table for her friends to try on, there's a fire drill and they must evacuate the dining room. She realizes she doesn't have the ring and frantically checks with the girlfriends who all say no they passed to someone else. She pulls out her phone to make a call and a kid on a bike races buy and snatches it out of her hand. Just at that moment a women comes out and pitches her phone into the trash. Poppy retrieves it and refuses to give it back but is willing to act as Sam's personal assistant and pass his messages along to him.more
    Poppy Wyatt is about to embark on the life she always wanted. Engaged to the brilliant and handsome Magnus Tavish, Poppy is ready to move forward with the wedding. If she can find the antique family heirloom Magnus gave her as an engagement ring. After she gets her cell phone stolen too, Poppy really starts to worry until she finds a cell in the trash of a hotel. Now she can use that number to have to hotel call her when they find her ring. The phone introduces new chaos into Poppy's life as she discovers it belonged to the assistant of a very busy businessman, Sam Roxton. Poppy makes a deal with Sam that allows her to keep the phone if she forwards his messages. Poppy is soon caught up in Sam's life as well as trying to wade through her own mess, and soon she finds that she may be the key to solving a major crisis of Sam's. If she can survive her own crises that is.So I love Sophie Kinsella books, and this one was no exception. It has her usual charm and wit. I kind of felt like the last Shopaholic book or two were beginning to feel a bit formulaic, so I was worried that I may not enjoy this one. However, I was happy to see that Sophie Kinsella is able to keep the things I love about her writing, and these new characters kept things feeling a bit fresher. I didn't quite get Poppy and Magnus as a couple in the beginning, but things made much more sense in the end. I also loved the use of the cell phone as a plot point. It really helped show how much our communication has changed with people. It is much more common to text and use technology to communicate, but I think some people think this isolates us from others. I've always felt like it helps me reach more people; people I would never be able to talk to otherwise. This book did a great job of showing how technology can actually bring people together.Naturally there's not going to be anything earth shattering and new in this book, but there doesn't have to be. More than anything this book is fun! It's a great relaxing read. There are even a couple surprises in this book. People who don't like Sophie Kinsella are not going to like this book. That's pretty much a given. However if you are someone who enjoyed her books in the past, even if you are like me and felt some of the charm wearing off the latest Shopaholic books, give this one a try. It is a fast and fun read.Galley provided for review.more
    Settling on four stars for the pure enjoyment of this book, it really gets five for being the perfect read while waiting for a jump for the car and subsequent wait at the shop for a new car battery! It gets bumped down a bit for Poppy and Sam really just being thinly veiled disguises for Luke and Becky, but in the end, that's ok. I got a huge kick out of the premise of the book. Poppy discovers a mobile discarded in a bin and decides possession is more important than anything else. Of course, it's a work phone for a very important company and Sam's previous PA gave up the ghost with no notice. Poppy plays along, forwarding important looking emails and texts, seemingly oblivious to the ways in which their lives are becoming intertwined.more
    My favorite Kinsella novel to date - I think I like it better than the original Shopaholic book. The usual Kinsella formula is there: cute, impetuous, somewhat addled girl meets and upends the life of a handsome, successful, somewhat remote man - but Kinsella managed to create real emotion and some surprising depth. Don't get me wrong, this is a still a cream puff bon-bon of a book, but the calories aren't nearly as empty as expected. And of course, it was completely entertaining.more
    Hmmmm, I loved this book. Loved it. It was funny and quirky and totally enjoyable.This is a story about a girl, Poppy, who loses her engagement ring and as she's looking for it, she goes outside for better reception and that's when her cell phone gets stolen. While waiting to speak with the concierge about her ring, she finds a phone in the trash... and the rest is history.This book reminded me a lot of Bridget Jones' diary because Poppy was a mess too and there's a wonderful love story wrapped up in here and finally this book is screaming to be a film.Definite recommend.more
    At first, i have my reservation over this book solely because of the title of the book. Would it be as good as her previous books was what have been played in my mind. At the end of the book, where i close the book in my ereader, i know that Sophie has once again succeeded in producing an amazing book with a great plot that managaed to capture the heart of the readers.The story started with Poppy struggling to find her engagement ring which she seems to have lost after letting her girlfriends to try on. At the time where she trying to find reception for her call, her phone was being snatched away. Guess bad luck has befallen on her.. at the time where she needed a phone for her to call, she found one in a dustbin. The story from then on, peak up with how it turned out to be Sam's PA phone where the access to his emails are which Poppy have access to and with her simple minded, at times she replied the emails on behalf of him with him ended up with problems.It is really hilarious with the emails exchanges and i really like the changes in Sam who is rigid in nature became more adaptable and able to accept others opinion, all thanks to Poppy. Poppy is a likeable character with her bizarre actions and thoughts. Am really enjoyed this book very much and was a little sad when i reached the last page of the book ;)more
    A bit slow at first, but eventually I realize I'm hooked on the developing relationship between Poppy and Sam. Interesting story, if a bit predictable in its culmination. Might give another one of Ms. Kinsella's "stand-alone" books a try; her Shopaholic series just didn't capture my interest.more
    This was my first Sophie Kinsella read and I was absolutely charmed from the very first page. The character of Poppy Wyatt is one that I feel most women can easily relate to. She's flawed and insecure yet impulsive and mouthy at at once. The author does an amazing job of capturing the realities of what we all think and feel at one time in our lives or another and imbuing Poppy with those emotions!The supporting cast are also a pleasant surprise running the gambit from a less that ideal fiance and in-laws, to the assortment of friends...some true...some not so true. And the pace of the novel is perfect... keeping things moving along while peppering in moments of hilarity, reality, uncomfortability, and incredible sweetness. I was laughing non stop and enjoyed every minute.The budding romance that develops of all things via text messages between Poppy and Sam was incredibly sweet and somehow believable. I think I fell a little in love with him myself as I felt so much like Poppy while reading this!The only downside for me were the footnotes...not that I didn't enjoy reading them, but it was a bit difficult toggling back and forth on an e-reader. With a print copy though I feel they'd only enhance the read.This was an amazing delightful read that I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish and when I did I was left with only one question... Why in the world did I wait so long to read Sophie Kinsella??more
    It's always a treat when ever a new Sophie Kinsella novel comes out. True they are rather formulaic, plucky heroine meets uptight man, hilarity ensues. The adorable high jinks are so darn cute though that you can't put the book down. Think Lucy and Ricky type escapades if they weren't married and were British. I finished the entire book in one day.In this latest installment Poppy, even her name sounds peppy, meets the serious and brooding Sam when her cell phone is stolen and she finds his phone in a trash bin. She takes over his phone and in doing so soon takes over his life. Although she means well Poppy makes wrong assumptions about Sam and her "help" leads to some rather embarrassing situations for Sam. In the meantime while trying to fix Sam's life she has her own problems to deal with in the form of impending nuptials to her possibly two timing fiance. Of course everything works out in the end and you can't help rooting for the immensely likeable Poppy.No one does a chick lit novel like Kinsella. Although you could swap any of the men in her novels for another, the ladies are always feisty and funny. I loved the last novel Twenties Girl and this one was equally enjoyable.more
    This book is a fun depiction of a 21st century relationship in my eyes. Everything is done by phone, text, or e-mail. Sophie Kinsella writes women's fiction with a sense of humor! The characters are so much fun, and the day to day craziness in Poppy's life, and Sam's will make you laugh out loud. The only thing I found to be annoying were the footnotes! I told my self I would stop reading them after the first several pages, but somehow they drag your eyes to them! It felt, to me, like an unnecessary disruption in the story. But still an enjoyable book.Would recommend to anyone who wants a story with a lot of laughs.more
    As a long time fan of Sophie Kinsella (not so much her real persona, Madeleine Wickham, though – I don’t like the Madeleine Wickham books at all), I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER made me fearful. Not that I would be scared by the book itself, but that the book would disappoint me and ruin everything I love about Kinsella. CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC is my go-to book for when I’m depressed. Well, let’s just say that I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER, while not as impressive as CONFESSIONS, is a great addition to the Sophie Kinsella library. If you just forget that Sophie Kinsella is a pseudonym for Madeleine Wickham, author of the dreadful THE GATECRASHER, that is.I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER is the story of Poppy Wyatt, a young physical therapist living in London and engaged to the too-good-to-be-true Magnus Tavish, a genius from a family of geniuses. Poppy and Magnus barely know one another, but he’s proposed, wedding arrangements have been made, and in a few short days they’ll be walking down the aisle. By chance, though, Poppy acquires the phone of business consultant Sam Roxton’s PA (who chucked it in a garbage can after quitting) after her phone is stolen and her ring goes missing. Poppy decides to help Sam out while using the phone for her own purposes, and of course antics ensue. This is a romantic comedy, after all.While she wasn’t the brightest bulb in the box, Poppy was an adorable narrator full of problems, concerns, naïve thoughts, and a desire to help that is often misguided. Paired with the brash, workaholic Sam, and the relationship between these two is fun and electric. Magnus is a wonderful secondary character that really does come off as a strange love interest with some secrets that rock Poppy to her core. The plot itself was cute, fun, and unique. And seriously, sharing a phone with anyone? Sharing a phone with my mother when we’re out is like pulling teeth, especially when she goes through my email thinking that she can find directions that way. Sharing it with a complete stranger? Agh noooo!I did have a slight problem, but this is related mostly to my eGalley (from Netgalley) copy on Kindle. Footnotes are a major part of the story, tying in Poppy’s relationship with Magnus and putting in her own personal thoughts on situations. On my eGalley, though, the footnotes would appear on random pages at random places, making the experience confusing. I wish that Kindle would do a better job of incorporating footnotes, but I guess that asking anything of Kindle is a hard bargain.This is a longer book, but after you hit the 50% mark or so, the book flies by. It’s quick and fun and definitely Kinsella’s best book since CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC. Poppy was no Becky Bloomwood, but she was adorable and I was definitely rooting for her. And I loved Sam! He was such a great character in my opinion, but I am notoriously fond of strong business-minded types over action heroes. Magnus was equally smarmy and skeezy, creating the perfect atmosphere for the story. This book was plotted and paced well for the most part. It was charming, quirky, and adorable.VERDICT: A definite Kinsella success, I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER is cute and romantic while maintaining a wonderful comedic edge. If you’re into cute chick lit, this book is definitely for you.more
    I've been eagerly anticipating Sophie Kinsella's newest book, I've Got Your Number. Once I had it in my hot little hands, I had to stop and savour the cover and have a quick peek at the last page number - just to see how many there were to enjoy. (433) Then, ensure that I had nowhere to be or anything that needed doing right away - and only then begin, because I just knew I wouldn't want to put it down. (I was right!)Poppy Wyatt is celebrating her upcoming wedding at a champagne tea with girlfriends at a hotel. Everyone has been oohing and ahhing over her engagement ring - a family heirloom of her fiance. A fire alarm drill sends everyone running and afterwards - no one can find the ring. After much frantic searching, she steps outside to see if she can get cell phone reception to pick up her messages - and is promptly robbed of her phone by someone on a bicycle. She needs that phone! When she spies a cell phone in a garbage bin...well... finders keepers, right?And here the fun begins. When the phone rings, Poppy answers it without checking the screen. Hmm, apparently the phone belonged to Violet - personal assistant to Sam Roxton of White Globe Consulting. Sam desperately needs Violet to stop a client, Mr Yamasaki, from leaving the hotel. And since Violet seems to have quit her job, Sam implores Poppy to keep Mr Yamasaki occupied until Sam's elevator reaches the main floor. Honestly, I was laughing out loud at the antics Poppy employs.Poppy somehow gets Sam to agree to 'share' the phone with her. You can see it coming can't you? Missed messages, mixed messages and more...I have to say that although I have enjoyed each and every one of Sophie Kinsella's previous chick lit books, I think this is my favourite. (so far!) Poppy is a wonderfully engaging character. She's absolutely the kind of friend you'd love to have. Warm, caring, smart (but she doesn't think so) yet ditzy at the same time. The more she tries to make things 'right', the more wrong they end up. And of course the love story. Will Sophie marry Magnus or.... And yes, even though you can predict the outcome, the journey there is so enjoyable. A light hearted, comical romp of a read that will have you laughing out loud and rooting for Poppy to find true love.Kinsella has used different 'hooks' in her past books, such as emails scattered throughout. This time it is footnotes Poppy injects in her story; they're a fun addition to the book.Yes, it was a five star read for me - nobody does chick lit better than Kinsella. I can so see this one being made into a movie.more
    The Good Stuff Poppy is adorable, loving, supportive and a hilarious flake -- I can totally relate to her Laugh out loud funny on many occasions, yet sweet and heart breaking at times Realistic character development for both Poppy and Magnus Throughout the book I totally pictured Magnus to look and act like Colin Firth, couldn't help myself -- also really could translate to a movie I actually couldn't put it down, which surprised me, I kept reading even-though I really should have been doing the laundry, dishes, reviews -- well you get the point Will definitely be passing it around to many of my friends Adored all the phone/text conversations between Poppy -- and well everybody Liked the development of Magnus' parents - despised them at first and ended up feeling compassion and love for them Did I mention I kept laughing out loud while reading -- freaked the cat out Hands down my favorite Kinsellla bookThe Not So Good Stuff Could have really benefited from a bit more editing to tighten up the story Predictable (not really a bad thing, because predictable is not all that bad - more of an FYI) Also less of the footnote idea -- once in a while was ok, but it really became a little irritating at the beginningFavorite Quotes/Passages"I've never had so much access to someone else's phone before. Not my friends'; note even Magnus's. There are some things you don't share. I mean Magnus has seen every inch of my body, including the dodgy bits, but I would never, ever let him near my phone.""I've told her she just needs to exercise at home with her Dyna-Bands, but she insists she needs my help. I think she's become totally dependent on us - which might be good for the cash register but is not good for her.""Of course he doesn't want to read it; he's trying to be nice. Which is sweet of him but makes me feel even more tragic, since I'm twenty-nice and he's seventeen."Who Should/Shouldn't Read Fans of Chick Lit, Romance and Contemporary will enjoy Not for those who enjoy intense or non stop action PERFECT beach read or if stuck at home with a sick child who sleeps most of the day Obviously fans of Kinsella's other books will love this4 Dewey'sI received this from Random House in exchange for an honest reviewmore
    Poppy Wyatt’s day is really going badly. She has lost the antique betrothal ring her fiancé Magnus gave her and her phone has been stolen. She thinks her luck has changed when she finds a perfectly good phone stuck in the waste bin and so she confiscates it. The phone rings, she answers it pretending to be an automated reply, listens to a cryptic message, and writes it down on an old Lion King program.The phone belongs to Sam Roxton ( or his PA) and he lets Poppy know that he wants the phone back but she refuses. She agrees that she will forward all of his messages until she no longer needs the phone. Thus begins a relationship that is quirky to say the least. As Poppy gets more and more into Sam’s life via his phone, she starts meddling with good, and sometimes bad, results. In the meantime, Poppy is dealing with the lost ring, her not so happy future in-laws, and a bridal planner from h*ll.Sam helps with the ring debacle and little by little Poppy becomes part of his life. Sam has some heavy stuff going on at his workplace which Poppy may be able to help him with. There are some interesting twists towards the end of the book.This is a lovely story of two people literally falling into love. There is sweetness to the relationship which makes the story easy to read. Both characters are likeable (maybe not Sam at first) and they find themselves leaning on each other for support with their problems. The secondary characters are fleshed out and add a lot to the book. I especially liked the little footnotes on the bottom of the pages. As another reviewer mentioned, this is my favorite Kinsella book since Remember Me.more
    Poppy Wyatt, is a surprisingly and somewhat annoyingly a silly girl, who is getting married in a few days. She loses her engagement ring in a most suspicious way. At the same time, her phone is stolen but don’t despair, she finds another phone in the garbage can and appropriates it. Since apparently she does not have a home phone (landline), she uses the appropriated phone and its phone number to try to track down her ring and to keep up with her daily life, e-mails, texts etc.Her fiancés parents apparently think she isn’t worthy of him, Magnus the fiancé is suspiciously never around, her wedding planner is doing nothing to plan her wedding, the Hotel can’t find her ring (sort of) and Poppy is driving herself crazy trying to do it all…alone…and keeping secret that her ring is gone.Mean while the owner (sort of) the phone comes into her life and Poppy starts messing around with HIS life, all while never meeting him and doing all the messing with his phone (remember it is not hers!). As if she didn’t have enough drama in her life already.A sweet, crazy chick lit story, from the author that pretty much defined the genre. Well defined but somewhat annoying characters and an interesting and unusual plot make this worth taking the time to read. I dare say it would make a great summer romance movie!. As with her past books “I’ve Got Your Number “will not disappoint. It has it all, mean girls, close friends, a fiancé that just isn’t good enough, comedy and enough drama to have saved daytime soaps! Poppy can get on your nerve as she can come off very naïve at times, but she does learn to grow albeit just at the very end of the novel. So will she marry Magnus the “good” catch? Or will Sam teach her to grow up and stop letting people walk all over her…standup for herself…pull up her big girl panties?more
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