Friday, 28 November 2014
Book Review: I've Got You're Number - Sophie Kinsella
I've lost it :-(
The only thing in the world I wasn't supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It's been in Magnus's famly for three generations. And now, the very same day his parents are coming, I've lost it. They very same day. Do not hyperventilate, Poppy.
A couple of glasses of bubbly with the girl's and Poppy's life has gone into meltdown. Not only has she lost her engagement ring, but in the panic that followed, she's lost her phone too. When she spots an abandoned phone in a bin it seems it was meant to be... Finders Keepers!
Except the phone's owneer, elusive businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back, and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all his messages and wading into his personal life. Can things get any more tangled?
I've read a handful of Sophie Kinsella books over the year's and I've really loved all of them... they are all simple reads, and ones that I find smiling to myself because I can relate to them. They're light hearted and nothing too complex when you're wanting to wind down in bed.
It's been at least 2 years since I last read one of her books, so when I started this one, I was disappointed when I struggled to find myself not being able to engage with the book. It took me a good few chapters before I really got into it. However once I got through this, it was all uphill. Like every book, there are always several storyline's going on at once, and as always with me, I take a shine to some more than others.. I'm more interested in the juicy gossip that surrounded the relationships than the business side of things that Kinsella tended to focus on quite heavily from midway in the book. There was a crisis in the business and information leaked into the press. It was linked to Poppy, the main character, however I really didn't enjoy this side of it, so I often found myself skipping chunks of paragraphs, which isn't always a good sign when reading a book!
Without saying too much to spoil it, towards the last 3rd of the book, I could pretty much predict what was going to happen, however there was that slight doubt in my mind that it wouldn't all go to plan. I found that Kinsella's writing really did keep you on tender hooks till the end, wondering 'will they, wont they?!' As the book came to a close, I found my reading pace increase, just with pure excitement as to what was about to happen.
I'm not going to describe the story because I'm not good at putting a whole book into just a few sentences(!), so I'll leave the blurb with you so you can decide for yourself!
Have you ever read this book or any other Kinsella books?
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