I've Got Your Number: A Novel

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I've Got Your Number: A Novel

by Sophie Kinsella

Random House Publishing Group | February 14, 2012 | Hardcover

I've Got Your Number: A Novel is rated 4.6786 out of 5 by 28.
I’ve lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive :) !!
 
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
 
Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
 
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.52 × 5.81 × 1.37 in

Published: February 14, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385342063

ISBN - 13: 9780385342063

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great! Poppy loses her engagement ring, a family heirloom from her fianc?e Magnus and is going a little crazy trying to find out where it is. Not only is her ring lost, her phone gets stolen right from her hands. Talk about bad luck! So when she spots a phone in a garbage bin, she takes it as her own not knowing that it capitulates her into a quirky yet special relationship with Sam, a business man. Sophie?s writing always catches my heart because of the cute story lines, characters and adorable dialogue. This is chick lit at its finest and Sophie is queen. There?s just enough plot to keep the pages turning and enough twists and turns to say, ?How the heck did I miss that?? Sophie is a genius when she writes her main characters. Poppy is just as funny, good-natured and hysterical as Becky from the Shopaholic series. Combined with the main character, the secondary characters only add support and even more laughs. Not to mention the leading man Sam, who is as swoon worthy as any romantic hero. Sophie has another hit on her hands and I can?t wait to read more from her!
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this Im just finding out about this author, so far love her books, this one was great
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book!!! This book is amazing and is one of the best books I've ever read! Poppy is funny and Sam is fantastic! The plot is riveting and hilarious and had me laughing from the beginning till the end! The book is a complete page turner and one of the few books I could read over and over again!
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated out of 5 by from I've always read mystery and fiction-genre books and this is my first romance novel, and it did not disappoint me! It's really funny and awkwardly romantic! I read it in two days, that's how great it was!
Date published: 2013-06-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Still struggling... I've been struggling with this book, I'm a huge Sophie Kinsella fan and have read all her books. I'm finding it hard to get into it, I'm halfway through and I'm not loving it. I read the other reviews, and they're all positive, so I'll keep going :)
Date published: 2012-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love!! I love all of Sophie Kinsella's books, and this was was definitely no exception!
Date published: 2012-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book! You will fall in love with Poppy Wyatt! Another hit from Sophie Kinsella. I read this book back in May, and it was really good. I read it in about 3 days. I hope Kinsella writes a sequel (a girl can hope!), because I felt she left the ending open. Definitely worth a read!
Date published: 2012-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another fabulous read from Sohie Kinsella As an obsessed reader of all Sophie Kinsella books I have to say this one did not disappoint at all. Read in 3 days I just couldn't put it down, the story is a wonderful love story that makes you keep reading on and on. It is a romantic comedy with a fictional twist. I highly recommend all books by this author, but especially love this one, so grab yourself a fabulous spot & enjoy.
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good This book is pretty good. A little bit too fancy. It controls your mood so easy without you noticing.
Date published: 2012-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! I have read every book that Sophia Kinsella has written and she never lets me down. Great beach read!
Date published: 2012-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Book! Sophie Kinsella just keeps putting out books I just cannot put down. This is another great book. Fun to read and full of twists and turns. Kinsella develops characters that you can't help but love. I can't wait for the next book by Kinsella!
Date published: 2012-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Book I love this book! The more I read the more I was into the characters. I couldnt stop picturing how Sam looks and his personality! Even my sister (who doesnt read at all) fell in love after I introduced it to her. Cant wait for her next amazing book!
Date published: 2012-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Sophie Kinsella book to date! This story is much better than the shopoholic series. I coudln't put it down and was thoroughly entertained from start to finish.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A fun escape Poppy Wyatt is a ridiculously likeable character, and who wasn't crushing on Sam as they read this? A fun escape, this book.
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from loved this book it was amazing absolutely loved this book would for sure recommend it to averyone
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good I had a really hard time getting into this book, but overall it has her wit, and funny characters. If you can get through the first couple of chapters, a good read.
Date published: 2012-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Should be made into a movie!! This is my first Sophie Kinsella book and I absolutely loved it! It was funny and had me laughing out loud. I loved the plot with the texting and the messes Poppy got herself into with that phone. If you want an uplifting book that puts a smile on your face, this one will do the job! I can`t wait to read her other books now!
Date published: 2012-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hilariously funny! Having read and thoroughly enjoyed Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic series, I thought I would give this one a try. I was not disappointed. I loved Poppy just as much as Becky. This is another easy and fun read. I really like Kinsella's writing style. I'm now going to read her earlier books.
Date published: 2012-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LAUGH OUT LOUD FUNNY Such an uplifting, original, romantic, cute, and hilarious book with lots of twists. Once again Kinsella has written another new FAVOURITE book of mine. LOVED IT.
Date published: 2012-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice read Predictable book but still a cute and easy read.
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read! just finished it and wanted to write a review. all of sophie kinsella's books are really god and i purchased this book without reading the synopsis expecting a good read. i was absolutely right. I REALLY enjoyed this book! loved the way everything panned out in the book!
Date published: 2012-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it I'm a big fan of her work and I've read everything she's written (and now starting on her work as Madeleine Wickham). To me this is her best book so far. She has an interesting plot underneath her usual fascinating character interactions.
Date published: 2012-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fantastic!!! Sophie Kinsella is amazing! and this book is hilarious, definitely my favorite so far! From the very beginning I was swept away into Poppy's world of chaos, fun and adventure and towards the end I kept savoring every last page because I did not want to leave : )
Date published: 2012-03-04
Rated out of 5 by from I might have to buy this!
Date published: 2012-02-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nobody does chick lit better... I've been eagerly anticipating Sophie Kinsella's newest book, I've Got Your Number. Once I had it in my hot little hands, I had to stop and savour the cover and have a quick peek at the last page number - just to see how many there were to enjoy. (433) Then, ensure that I had nowhere to be or anything that needed doing right away - and only then begin, because I just knew I wouldn't want to put it down. (I was right!) Poppy Wyatt is celebrating her upcoming wedding at a champagne tea with girlfriends at a hotel. Everyone has been oohing and ahhing over her engagement ring - a family heirloom of her fiance. A fire alarm drill sends everyone running and afterwards - no one can find the ring. After much frantic searching, she steps outside to see if she can get cell phone reception to pick up her messages - and is promptly robbed of her phone by someone on a bicycle. She needs that phone! When she spies a cell phone in a garbage bin...well... finders keepers, right? And here the fun begins. When the phone rings, Poppy answers it without checking the screen. Hmm, apparently the phone belonged to Violet - personal assistant to Sam Roxton of White Globe Consulting. Sam desperately needs Violet to stop a client, Mr Yamasaki, from leaving the hotel. And since Violet seems to have quit her job, Sam implores Poppy to keep Mr Yamasaki occupied until Sam's elevator reaches the main floor. Honestly, I was laughing out loud at the antics Poppy employs. Poppy somehow gets Sam to agree to 'share' the phone with her. You can see it coming can't you? Missed messages, mixed messages and more... I have to say that although I have enjoyed each and every one of Sophie Kinsella's previous chick lit books, I think this is my favourite. (so far!) Poppy is a wonderfully engaging character. She's absolutely the kind of friend you'd love to have. Warm, caring, smart (but she doesn't think so) yet ditzy at the same time. The more she tries to make things 'right', the more wrong they end up. And of course the love story. Will Sophie marry Magnus or.... And yes, even though you can predict the outcome, the journey there is so enjoyable. A light hearted, comical romp of a read that will have you laughing out loud and rooting for Poppy to find true love. Kinsella has used different 'hooks' in her past books, such as emails scattered throughout. This time it is footnotes Poppy injects in her story; they're a fun addition to the book. Yes, it was a five star read for me - nobody does chick lit better than Kinsella. I can so see this one being made into a movie.
Date published: 2012-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another MUST READ by Sophie Kinsella Not since Rebecca Bloomwood (of Shopaholic fame) have I fallen in love with a character like I did with Poppy Wyatt. Her seemingly perfect life falls apart within minutes of the opening pages and her journey to pick up the pieces hits every mark along the way. I laughed, I cried (not full tears, but misty) and I got angry; but most of all, I related. When you can relate to a character in a novel, it makes the whole story so much more enjoyable! When I think back on the characters of I've Got Your Number, I would have to say that, other than Poppy, my favourite would be Sam Roxton. Owner of the 'found' phone. In fact, my favourite moments in the story were the interactions between Poppy and Sam. Using mostly text messages to communicate, they seemed able to talk to eachother in a way that most people can't... an honest and open way. So many of us can relate to having 'computer courage', can't we? In addition to the text messages, another format in I've Got Your Number that I loved was the use of footnotes. In fact, it has become one of my new favourite styles of writing, mainly because I believe that I speak with footnotes. You know, those sarcastic thoughts that you have inside that follow along with what you are actually saying. They add a whole new level to the story and took Poppy to another level. Overall, this was a MUST-read - not just those who love chick lit or are a Shopaholic fan - for anyone who enjoys a good book! You will NOT be disappointed and I am now eagerly awaiting the announcement of who will be playing Poppy in the major motion picture!!
Date published: 2012-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of My Favorites One of my new favorites by Sophie Kinsella, I've Got Your Number was full of great humor and even some of the romantic scenes ever! I fell in love with each of the characters, Poppy was such a good person and with her flaws is one that you can relate to. I loved Sam, because despite bringing the comments about Poppy he really got to be one of her best friends and in the end I was happy because it was a great scene. Its one of those books that will leave you wanting more from the story and the ending was done beautifully and I was totally waiting for it to happen! Rings can bring people together!! The Story: What I liked most was the story lines because it was unique and it had one of Kinsella best humors in it! I have read many books by this author and this one has to be my favorite of all time because I was emotional at some parts with the end and the story with Poppy and Magnus were an interesting couple but as the reader sees, he is more like a child in a way, and that he loves her. As the story does go on it was an up and down emotional ride for me because I just wanted Poppy and Sam together!!! Sam is a really overall great character because Poppy really helps him and they discover this relationship through their cell phones and it can grow into something more. This book is a definite read because it will leave you wanting more of Kinsella work because she does not disappoint in her novels. Her work is addictive as well as the characters because some people can relate to them. The characters will leave you laughing for more as well as the emotional aspect because despite the waiting it will be worth it! Be sure to pick this book up because you will not be disappointed!! Overall one of the best!! I want a Sam!!
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful and Quirky The Good Stuff Poppy is adorable, loving, supportive and a hilarious flake -- I can totally relate to her Laugh out loud funny on many occasions, yet sweet and heart breaking at times Realistic character development for both Poppy and Magnus Throughout the book I totally pictured Magnus to look and act like Colin Firth, couldn't help myself -- also really could translate to a movie I actually couldn't put it down, which surprised me, I kept reading even-though I really should have been doing the laundry, dishes, reviews -- well you get the point Will definitely be passing it around to many of my friends Adored all the phone/text conversations between Poppy -- and well everybody Liked the development of Magnus' parents - despised them at first and ended up feeling compassion and love for them Did I mention I kept laughing out loud while reading -- freaked the cat out Hands down my favorite Kinsellla book The Not So Good Stuff Could have really benefited from a bit more editing to tighten up the story Predictable (not really a bad thing, because predictable is not all that bad - more of an FYI) Also less of the footnote idea -- once in a while was ok, but it really became a little irritating at the beginning Favorite Quotes/Passages "I've never had so much access to someone else's phone before. Not my friends'; note even Magnus's. There are some things you don't share. I mean Magnus has seen every inch of my body, including the dodgy bits, but I would never, ever let him near my phone." "I've told her she just needs to exercise at home with her Dyna-Bands, but she insists she needs my help. I think she's become totally dependent on us - which might be good for the cash register but is not good for her." "Of course he doesn't want to read it; he's trying to be nice. Which is sweet of him but makes me feel even more tragic, since I'm twenty-nice and he's seventeen." Who Should/Shouldn't Read Fans of Chick Lit, Romance and Contemporary will enjoy Not for those who enjoy intense or non stop action PERFECT beach read or if stuck at home with a sick child who sleeps most of the day Obviously fans of Kinsella's other books will love this 4 Dewey's I received this from Random House in exchange for an honest review
Date published: 2012-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun read, full of hilarious hijinx! As with most of Kinsella's books, there's a leading lady who's a bit quirky and a little fumbling in her life who finds herself in a sticky (albeit hilarious) situation. This is no different, and that recipe for fun hijinx works for this author, who dominates in this genre. I simply could not put this book down. At 433 pages, I flew through the story quicker than I thought I would. I was immediately transported into Poppy's chaotic world from page one when she loses her engagement ring. During a fire alarm. Then gets her phone stolen. This book is filled with love/hate conflicts, frustrating (and lovable) characters, corporate scandal and uber-cringeworthy moments - it's fantastic. Kinsella really knows how to write the tension-filled scenes that make you want to throw the book across the room (in a good way!) and also the awkward and embarrassing situations that have us ever-so-grateful it isn't happening to us. Just when you think you know where this story is going, there are twists thrown in and keeps you hanging on every word, every moment... right to the very end. I absolutely adored this book. What a delightfully fun read! This, an interview with Sophie Kinsella, and other reviews can be found at JustALilLost.com
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sophie Kinsella's Latest is Absolutely Wonderful! *Copy provided by publisher for review* To be quite frank, I haven't had the most positive of experiences reading Sophie Kinsella's previous novels, most recently Confessions of a Shopaholic. However, when Lindsey from Random House Canada recommended the novel, calling it "a hilarious and heartwarming novel about cellphones, engagements and missed connections", I knew I had to give it a try! Sophie Kinsella's latest tells the story of Poppy Wyatt, a woman who is about to be married to her ideal man. Unfortunately, after an outing with the girls, Poppy does the unimaginable - she loses track of the expensive engagement ring her fiancee Magnus has given her! Worse off, his parents are coming to visit and will expect to see the ring! Unfortunately, the drama doesn't stop there for Poppy when her purse is also snatched along with her cell phone. However, after stumbling into her hotel, delirious and shocked from the entire ordeal, Poppy comes across an abandoned phone and decides to use it. From there she seemingly connects with businessman Sam Roxton, who wants the company phone back. As I mentioned earlier on in my review, I've had terrible luck with Sophie Kinsella's previous novels. Truthfully, it was Lindsey who convinced me with her short recommendation to pick up the title and review it. Fortunately, she was spot on! Upon diving into the novel I quickly found myself identifying with Poppy Wyatt, a witty and some-what antsy character who unexpectedly grows quite a bit throughout the novel. Additionally, I found myself loving Sam Roxton's tight lipped and stern personality despite how off-putting it was upon his introduction. In fact, some of my most favorite moments were when Poppy and Sam spoke to one another. It was fun seeing how they interacted with each other, which at times would shift between being either unbelievably awkward or unexpectedly comfortable. Now that I think of it, the entire novel somehow reminded me briefly of Bridget Jones' Diary, not because of the events or the novel's direction but more so because of it's characters. Sophie Kinsella's latest, I've Got Your Number, was absolutely wonderful! Highly recommended for young adult and adults alike who need a fun and romantic read.
Date published: 2012-02-08

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I've Got Your Number: A Novel

by Sophie Kinsella

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 448 pages, 8.52 × 5.81 × 1.37 in

Published: February 14, 2012

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385342063

ISBN - 13: 9780385342063

About the Book

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, but in one afternoon her "happily ever after" begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.

Read from the Book

CHAPTER 1 Perspective. I need to get perspective. It’s not an earthquake or a crazed gunman or a nuclear meltdown, is it? On the scale of disasters, this is not huge. Not huge. One day I expect I’ll look back at this moment and laugh and think, Ha-ha, how silly I was to worry— Stop, Poppy. Don’t even try. I’m not laughing—in fact, I feel sick. I’m walking blindly around the hotel ballroom, my heart thudding, looking fruitlessly on the patterned blue carpet, behind gilt chairs, under discarded paper napkins, in places where it couldn’t possibly be. I’ve lost it. The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. To say this is a special ring is an understatement. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. It’s this stunning emerald with two diamonds, and Magnus had to get it out of a special bank vault before he proposed. I’ve worn it safely every day for three whole months, religiously putting it on a special china tray at night, feeling for it on my finger every thirty seconds?.?.?.?and now, the very day his parents are coming back from the States, I’ve lost it. The very same day. Professors Antony Tavish and Wanda Brook-Tavish are, at this precise moment, flying back from six months’ sabbatical in Chicago. I can picture them now, eating honey-roasted peanuts and reading academic papers on their his ’n’ hers Kindles. I honestly don&rsqu
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From the Publisher

I’ve lost it. :( The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive :) !!
 
Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
 
Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.
 
What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

About the Author

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the stand-alone novels Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, and Twenties Girl. She lives in England.

Editorial Reviews

PRAISE FOR SOPHIE KINSELLA
 
“[Kinsella] continues to tickle funny bones and touch hearts.”—USA Today, on Twenties Girl
 
“Hilarious . . . a breezy blend of romantic comedy and cautionary fairy tale.”—New York Post, on Remember Me?
 
“A fast, fun read that delves a little deeper.”—The Plain Dealer, on The Undomestic Goddess