Title: I’ve Got Your Number.
Author: Sophie Kinsella
About the story: Every girl’s worst nightmare comes true for Poppy Wyatt when she loses her emerald engagement ring. It doesn’t make things easier for Poppy that the ring is actually a family heirloom of her fiancé, Magnus. Sick with worry, when Poppy tries to find her ring, her phone is nicked by a thief. Under such dire and grave circumstances when Poppy finds a discarded phone in a bin, she keeps it to herself thinking that anything that’s found in a bin is fair game. But unfortunately for her Sam Roxton doesn’t think so. Sam is a senior employee at White Globe Consulting and the phone that Poppy has “found” belongs to the company.
What follows is a hilarious turn of events as Poppy and Sam try to help each other with their problems by texting constantly. As Poppy tries to blend into Magnus’s family (which consists of only professors who write thesis and research papers on damn boring subjects) and hopes that his parents accept her as their daughter-in-law, she simultaneously has to organize the wedding preparations and find the engagement ring before her fiancé or his family find out.
My Review: Chick lit for me are like those enormous Baskin Robin sundaes topped with chocolate creamy sauce and nuts that are ‘oh-so-sinful’ but yet you have a splendid time devouring it. There was a time when I used to read nothing but chick lit books, I just couldn’t get enough of them. It was almost like an addiction. So I started to consciously avoid being stuck on one genre and tried to expand my horizons and read all kind of the novels. But every now and then, I do keep returning to my favorite genre.
This book has all the typical ingredients that are necessary for a tangy-sweet chick lit potboiler- it has a wedding, it has a handsome, mysterious man, it has girlfriend problems, it has a cheating boyfriend and of course it has ice creams.
The characters in the book are well defined, especially the character of Poppy Wyatt . I could relate to her character because somehow I belong to that sad category of people who think pleasing everyone is their job. Sometimes I feel that I bend over backwards too much to accommodate other’s demands in my life. Ok, enough of my person rant, that deserves a separate post.
The book is a definite must read for all chick lit lovers. It’s a warm, charming, and seriously funny story. So what are you waiting for girl? Go pick up this book, order a hot chocolate drink coupled with a sugar coated creamy doughnut and dig into this wonderful heartening romantic tale.
Verdict: A warm tale of love, friendship and a lot of mobile conversations.