I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella is a romance fiction novel and a chick lit. If it were made into a major motion picture it would be considered a romantic comedy. Poppy, a bride-to-be, has lost her very expensive engagement ring at a hotel. She is frantically looking for it and giving her cell number out to any hotel employee she thinks could or would find it. Poppy is sending text messages all over the place and eventually steps outside to get better signal (and honestly, who hasn’t)?
All of a sudden, someone swipes her phone as he rides by on a bicycle and she, understandably, freaks out. Desperate for a phone, she spots one in a bin and decides it will serve as a substitute until she can find her ring. Poppy soon finds out that the phone belonged/belongs to the PA of Sam Roxton at White Global Consulting and that he expects her to return the phone to him. Somehow Poppy and Sam come to an agreement to let her borrow the phone/they share the phone until she finds the ring. The novel follows Poppy as she prepares for her wedding, practically becomes a virtual PA for Sam, attempts to find the ring and tries to hide the fact that she’s lost it from her fiancée, Magnus, and his family – it’s a family heirloom.
I thought the novel was hilarious; there were so many awkward moments for Poppy and just when you thought it couldn’t get any more awkward or embarrassing, it does. There were numerous moments in the novel when I felt embarrassed for Poppy – she was mortified, I was mortified, we were mortified together. The book is well-written and the characters seem to come to life. Poppy is, hands down, my favorite character from the book followed by Sam in a close second. Poppy became my favorite character because of her inherent desire to help and see others happy. Sam is a favorite because he keeps his personal life private and I’m very much the same way. I’m a total sucker for romance novels so it should come as no surprise that I loved this book. I’ll be adding this book to my library in the near future. I checked this book out from my local library (on a whim too!), but you can skip that part, if you know you’re going to love it, and purchase it here or here. Happy reading guys!