Goodreads Book Review: I’ve Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’ve got your number by Sophie Kinsella
I had high hopes for the new standalone Sophie Kinsella book (I stopped reading the Shopaholic series somewhere near the end of ‘and baby’ – they got too samey). The premise of the book – Poppy loses her expensive engagement ring and, whilst waiting for the hotel staff to report it found, has her mobile phone stolen. She picks up a phone from a wastepaper bin and appropriates it (desperate times, desperate measures etc). Turns out the phone belongs to the PA of Sam Rockwell (our hero). So far, so okay.
The second chapter is hilarious. It was this that kept me reading.
I thought that Poppy sounded a lot like Becky Bloomwood (but without the shopping obsession). There was quite a lot about Magnus (the unsuitable boyfriend), which was okay, since her link to him is a sign of her lack of self esteem. But there wasn’t enough for Sam. There were a few incidences where Poppy and Sam actually interacted, which were really sweet, but they were few and far between. It’s hard to show a romance developing through text and email (I should know!) and there are some parts where it works beautifully (the scene where she’s on the bus and he’s on the street springs to mind), but there just wasn’t enough of it. A bit less Magnus, a bit more Sam would have made the world of difference.
If you love Sophie Kinsella’s shopaholic books, you’ll like it; if you were hoping for another Undomestic Goddess, you might not.

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