When I like something I tend to go on and on about it......
The first time I read something by Sophie Kinsella was when I was 14 (or was I 13 I can't remember), a novel from the Shopaholic series Shopaholic & Sister and I've always enjoyed her books from then on.
(I haven't been reading for a while though. Well, after I got my pc and internet at home when I was 15 let's just say I have been reading on and off instead of being the bookworm I've been when I was a kid who reads everything from the children's to adult's section haha.)
I guess I like Sophie Kinsella's I've Got Your Number enough to write a blog entry on it. Okay actually I love it. Just finished the book yesterday (like I said, I haven't been reading in a while but finished 4 books at one go these few days, probably cuz of the stress from school heh) Seems like a common chick lit at first read but I really love the romance and there was a particular scene that was funny that I couldn't stop laughing for an entire page.
I probably fell in love with the main guy btw.
The story began with Poppy Wyatt losing her engagement ring (ALERT: family heirloom that has been passed down for generations; emerald!) during a commotion. After frantically searching through bins and hotel floors but to no avail, Poppy left her number with the hotel staff hoping they would contact her if any of them found her ring.
As if the day didn't already sucked for her, Poppy lost her phone to some hooded guy who swooped by on his motorbike. How are the hotel staff gonna contact her if she don't have her phone?! Her life practically depends on it!
Just as she wandered aimlessly around the hotel reception/lobby area (my memory's getting a bit fuzzy), she spotted a Nokia in a bin. Which brought about her "if it's in the bin, it's public property" thought. Well, it's not her fault that someone threw their phone away, it just means that they don't want it anymore and she's free to use it, right? Little did Poppy know it's gonna change her current engaged-to-the-perfect-guy life. (who's a complete bastard btw)
To her relief, there's already a sim card on the phone so it's usable and after finding out the number she immediately gave it to the hotel staff again to make sure they can contact her. Phone started ringing and she picked up weird calls which she decided to (very nicely) jot down the details for the phone's previous owner just in case while pretending to be the phone machine.
All these is followed by another call from someone called Sam Roxton (whom I fell in love with /coughs), who apparently, is the owner of the phone. The phone was possessed by Sam's PA Violet - which she threw away because she was accepted by some modeling company (I think) and decided to stop taking Sam's shits.
Sam wanted the phone back and of course Poppy wouldn't allow it, she needed it for her ring! All these led to them sharing the Nokia where Poppy use it for herself and also forwarding Sam his emails all the time. Of course she couldn't stop herself from reading his emails and very soon she found herself replying emails on Sam's behalf because she thought his replies were always too short and curt and well, that was when Sam Roxton's troubles began.....
Really love the book, even though the main character (Poppy) can be really annoying at times - I mean, how could she reply so many emails on Sam's behalf, even agreeing on more than a few overseas trip?!?!?!!! I was like STOP IT GIRL YOU'RE TAKING IT TOO FAR.
Other than that, everything else was brilliant. Sam seemed like a no nonsense kind of person but eventually he and Poppy got to know each other better and he even gave her advice sometimes. In typical romance story the guy would usually open up and become softer idk? But for Sam even kinda so, he's still sane and know what is right and wrong to drill some sense into Poppy when she needs it. That's why I like him so much. Poppy is all jumpy and clumsy but he's the one who anchor her and stop her before she goes out of control, that's how I feel about the relationship.
I love how Sam became from someone who send short and direct texts to someone who send smiley faces and kisses (only to Poppy though) and it's really heartwarming (is this word even appropriate)
Ugh idk anymore I suck at writing reviews but I really love Sam- I mean, this book hahaha ha ha okay bye :)
“Lover? I don't know. I don't know if she loves me. I don't know if I love her. All I can say is, she's the one I think about. All the time. She's the voice I want to hear. She's the face I hope to see.”