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Massage therapist Poppy Wyatt is horrified when she loses her emerald engagement ring after a luncheon with friends. Thinking it might have been stolen, she rushes outside to call the police, however her phone is grabbed right out of her hand by a thief. As she heads back inside for help she spots someone else’s phone in the garbage bin and picks it up. Poppy learns that it’s the discarded business phone of a personal assistant who’s abruptly quit her job. Her employer, Sam Roxton, wants his phone back. Since Poppy’s already given this number to hotel staff and friends, she begs to keep it until her ring is found and promises to forward all of Sam’s messages to him. Reluctantly, he agrees. The more Poppy gets to know Sam via emails, the more she wants to help him sort out a growing scandal at the company. Sometimes, though, emails and texts don’t reveal everything. Other times they reveal far too much.

I’ve Got Your Number is a light, fun read incorporating technology in an interesting way. I liked that the flaky, snoopy, insecure Poppy has more depth, backbone, and morality than first appears. We see a woman who is totally intimidated by people become a stronger person willing to stand up for what’s right. Sam’s communications with Poppy also begin to reveal a different side than the blunt, humorless man she thought he was.

Poppy’s transformation was definitely welcome, as a whole book of ditzy behavior would have worn thin. As it was, the 100+ footnotes Poppy inserted in the tale became so annoying that I stopped reading them. Also, many of the other characters are two-dimensional. On the upside, though, the story had me laughing out loud in places. Those who want a quick, light, fun read will enjoy this novel, especially if you like footnotes.
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What if you lost your engagement ring? What if you lost your phone? And you're wedding is in less than two weeks? I'm not the type to brood over losing a piece of jewelry given by my significant other, but losing an engagement ring that has been in the guy's family heirloom for generations is a different story. I'd be panicking - bordering crazy - if that ever happened to me.

I was quite entertained and how she wrote it made me kept reading until 3am. I just couldn't put the book down. I liked Poppy's character a lot - funny, silly, non-confrontational, and selfless. I loved how you could make her do anything she could to help out people she doesn't even know.

"I have no idea what to say next. I don't speak Japanese, I don't know anything about Japanese business or Japanese culture. Apart from sushi. But I can't exactly go up to him and say "Sushi!" out of the blue. It would be like going up to a top American businessman and saying "T-bone steak!"

I also found Sam quite likable. I liked how he wasn't perfect or someone who'd sweep you off your feet right from the start. I liked how he was always there, but never implied he wanted anything more (probably trying not to confuse Poppy knowing that she's engaged or he didn't realize he wanted her until the last few chapters, I don't know). I simply loved their too-friendly-but-not-flirty relationship.

"Thanks. Good save. That was sharp of you. Are you always this sharp?"
Yeah right. I'm so sharp, the only Scrabble word I can come up with is PIG.

You already crossed that line, he texted back. What's the difference? And then he added, Flattered you thought I was a genius.

The ending was very well put together, too. I loved how you could see really big changes both in Poppy and Sam, without going overboard, towards the end. I'm very happy and surprisingly satisfied with the ending. It wasn't what you'd usually expect in a contemporary romance novel - being the main characters are madly in love with each other and all the I-can't-live-without-you yadda, yadda, yadda - but it was perfect!

And suddenly life is good.
I know that things are still uncertain; I know that reality hasn't gone away. There'll be explanations and recriminations and messiness. But right now I'm entwined with a man I think I might love. And I haven't married the man I know I don't love. And from where I'm looking, that's pretty good going, for now.

I really enjoyed reading the book. I was light, easy, and a perfect summer read. I definitely recommend it.

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on May 16, 2012
As most Sophia Kinsella books go, the heroine in this one could easily be Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic Series. There is something just so naive and lovable about her characters, always wanting to do good and ending up in trouble only to find love in the most unexpected person. It was a page turner, I held my breath and nearly shed a tear.
It was moving and delighting. Read it, read it now!
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on February 3, 2013
I am a little hesitant reading some of Sophie Kinsella's books because some are hit or miss. (not a fan of the Shopaholic series) This one did not disappoint. It was a funny, quick and easy read. Definitely did not want to put it down, exactly what a chick lit should be like. Looking forward to reading more of her work if it stays like this.
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on February 23, 2012
I have to say that I am a fan of Sophie Kinsella's books, and this did not disappoint. I laughed out loud a number of times, and it was a fun read. The story keeps your interest as the main character is continually getting herself into funny situations. If you are looking for something light and funny, this is your book.
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on June 6, 2013
Highly recommended as mind candy for a great day's escape from the world. Not memorable since I actually forgot having read it once before.
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on December 11, 2014
I had to stifle my laughter as I read in bed at night so I wouldn't wake my husband up.
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TOP 50 REVIEWERon March 4, 2012
British writer Sophie Kinsella ( the pseudonym for Madeleine Wickham) won us with the Shopaholic series, and she's continued to woo us with her witty, imaginative stories (the kind you can't stop listening to or reading - pure delight!)

Having mentioned 'listening to' - Jayne Entwistle delivers a winning narrative of Poppy Wyatt's touch-and-go, tongue in cheek existence.

In Poppy's mind she's on top of the world. Soon to marry the man any girl would commit mayhem to have, Magnus Tavish, she's walking on air until she loses her engagement ring and tumbles to earth with a thud. This happens during a hotel fire drill during which her cell phone is nabbed. She soon finds another phone in a trash can and grabs it - not a good idea. Seems the phone belongs to a rather uptight businessman, Sam Roxton, who wants it back. And definitely does not want Poppy messing with his messages.

True, you sort of have to ditch your belief to follow Kinsella's plots, but nevertheless they are a great deal of fun. And, so is I've Got Your Number.

- Gail Cooke
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on August 11, 2013
Well, I got this for my ex-girlfriend. We have broken up now, so I really do not know what to say. I like it? I don't know, maybe it was a good book... I guess.
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