I've Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Narrator: Jayne Entwistle
Published: January 1, 2012
Genre: chick lit
Audiobook: 11 discs
Source: borrowed from the library
My Rating: 4 stars
Synopsis (from GoodReads): 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.
My Thoughts: It's no secret that I love Sophie Kinsella audiobooks. They are one of my guilty pleasures. They are so good and they just pull you in ... I truly believe that Sophie Kinsella could write her own version of the dictionary down, and I would listen to the audiobook version of it. Her newest novel doesn't disappoint and had me laughing throughout the entire reading. Poppy Wyatt loses her engagement ring and cell phone, all in the same day. Luckily, she finds a cell phone just lying a waste basket in the lobby of a hotel and invokes that rule of "finder's keepers", against the wishes of the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton. A rapport builds between the two over several weeks, with Poppy helping (or her believing that she is helping) Sam with handling business is a more personal manner, and Sam offering advice to Poppy on how to be a stronger person. This mostly takes place over text messages and phone calls here and there.
The characters in this novel are just like the ones in Kinsella's other works (but not in a bad way). Every single character is relatable and real. I could imagine any of them being people in my own life (maybe not the wedding planner, but just because she is nasty). My only complaint with this novel? The beginning was a little far fetched. The finding of the cell phone in a bin in a hotel lobby was a little weird, and the fact that Sam didn't really protest Poppy keeping the phone for her own personal use. Other than that, it was just a great read (or listen) that I was sad when it ended. I cannot wait to listen to more of Kinsella's work in the future and hope that she continues to create real characters.