Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Review: "I've Got Your Number" by Sophie Kinsella
Wrong. The phone appears to be connected with a local consulting business and it belongs to the handsome Sam Roxton's assistant, who up and quit just moments before. Against his better judgement, Sam allows Poppy to temporarily keep the phone as long as she promises to forward all of his messages on. What follows is the engaging and often unpredictable account of what could happen when you have access to the personal e-mails and messages belonging to someone that you don't know in real life.
I've long loved the Shopaholic series but have found when reading the most recent installments that I have grown out of them. Becky Bloomwood (Shopaholic's main character) does not seem to have grown up along with those of us reading the series. Luckily for me, Sophie Kinsella is writing standalone novels unrelated to the Shopaholic books that manage to captivate and entertain me from the very first pages. I loved Kinsella's last standalone novel, Twenties Girl, and I loved I've Got Your Number as well. Although our main character Poppy still manages to get herself into some fairly... interesting.... situations, there is a level of maturity present that is not present in other Kinsella titles. I've Got Your Number manages to get it right from several angles. We have a heroine who is likable and who we wish success and happiness for, we have just the right amount of conflict (not only does Poppy lose her engagement ring but she has issues with her future in-laws as well), and we have a handsome romantic hero ready to swoop in and hopefully save the day. Is this the stuff that groundbreaking literature consists of? No, but it's entertaining and well-written chick lit at its finest and I, for one, couldn't put it down.
Kinsella has penned a winner with I've Got Your Number. The book is fun, the characters interesting, and if you're anything like me you won't be able to get a thing done until you've devoured it whole. My thanks to the publisher for providing me with this review copy.