Hey everyone and welcome back,
Recently, after a long break, I have been reading again and have recently read a few books that I want to review for you!
I’m someone that goes through phases, I read a lot and then I read nothing, but when I am reading I can read a book very fast and if I enjoy a book then I want to read another, and hence a cycle follows.
So today I am going to start with “I’ve got your number”, which is written by Sophie Kinsella (she also uses the name Madeline Wickham). For those of you that don’t know anything about her, I have linked her website here, but in a nutshell Sophie writes chick literature and is the author that wrote the film Confessions of a Shopaholic. I have read some of her books before (the Shopaholic series and the Twenties Girl) and I do really like her books, I don’t think I would go as far as to say that I am a fan, but I definitely enjoy her books. This one was no different.
The story is based around the main character Poppy Wyatt who loses her expensive engagement ring and her mobile phone in one dramatic night. Concerned that she now has no contact number to offer the hotel staff, who she is pestering to find her ring, Poppy is thrilled when she finds a business phone in the bin and quickly borrows it to help assist her find the missing emeralds. Eventually the phones true owner is revealed, and he allows Poppy to borrow the phone providing that she forwards all emails and texts onto him. Unable to stop herself, Poppy gets involve in his life by replying to some of his emails, and a unique relationship forms.
Sophie writes in a way that is beautifully engaging and relatable, but she also in a way that is really humorous. In all the books of hers that I have read, Sophie’s characters are incredibly relatable and the reader can’t help but fall in love with them especially the unfortunate and flawed Poppy. There is a dramatic moment in each chapter and every chapter ends with a cliff hanger, meaning you’re very reluctant to put the book down and I was no exception. However, I have read some many books throughout the duration of my 23 years on earth that I generally forget the story of many and I worry that this might become one of these too.
The story is a little bit far-fetched, but the fantastic story makes this seem very irrelevant and for me it was a really enjoyable read.
Verdict (drum role please)- a 4/5 a very enjoyable read, but I marked it down because I don’t think the story moved me in anyway and will probably be forgotten at some point.
Have you read this book, or any of her books for that matter and what did you think?