Book Review: "I've Got Your Number"

*Spoilers Ahead!*

“I’ve Got Your Number” by Sophie Kinsella is romantic comedy novel starring Poppy Wyatt a charming yet ditzy woman. She’s soon to be engaged to Magnus a genius sired from a family of geniuses. The only problem is that she lost her wedding ring and her phone on the same day. After finding a cell in the trash can thrown away by the assistant of businessman Sam Roxton. She strikes a deal with Roxton and the two share custody of the phone. The duo strikes up an unlikely friendship teetering on a forbidden romance. After a few chapters of pining Poppy learns that her ex is cheating on her with their wedding planner. But heroically she puts it on the backburner because Sam’s company is in danger. Through Poppy’s resourcefulness, she saves the day. However after a fight with Sam, Poppy allows the wedding to continue. But through a witty interception, Sam stops the wedding and they crash the wedding reception together (which is a crazy savage move).

Reading this book was like watching a Hallmark movie. You know that it’s crazy cheesy, but you have a general affection towards it. So if you can have the ability to hold a suspension of disbelief this book is for you. If you don’t it’s best you leave it on the shelves. Personally, I like cheesiness in a romance book. But I understand it’s not for everyone.

The best part of the novel is Poppy Wyatt herself. Although her decisions are questionable and she’s rather ditzy at times she makes up for it in the heart. She’s realistic because she puts people above herself. She allows people to walk all over her and she has self-esteem issues. It's a good twist to many stories that don't allow their main character to be vulnerable. However, by the end of the book, she rounds herself out nicely gaining a bit of nerve. Through the Kinsella’s use of narrative, Poppy’s voice is dripping through every sentence.

However, this is where my only qualm of the story lies. The annotations. There had to be at least five in every chapter and for the most part, added no depth to the story only jokes. And although I understand that it added to the quirkiness of Poppy’s voice and was symbolic of Poppy’s need to fit in with Magnus and his family. But it ruined the flow of an anywise otherwise seamless novel.

But, all in all, I enjoyed the book immensely and was sad to put it down. If you’re a fan of chick lit I’d look no farther than pages of this book.