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.
Published: 16th February 2012
Publisher: Bantam Press
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What I loved about this story... As with most of Sophie Kinsella's books I love the ridiculousness of the story. You have Poppy who is in a relationship with a man who is in no way similar to her (as with his family who are all scholars and Poppy is anything but that). It seemed to me that she was in a situation that she should get out of but she has not yet seen it. With one thing after another, things just get more complicated and more hilarious as her engagement ring is lost, her phone gets stolen and then finds a new phone in a bin which she claims to be her own but when she is found out by the 'owner' of the phone things get even more complicated.
What I didn't like about this story... This story didn't make me laugh as much as her previous books did, despite the hilariousness of the story. Personally, if you find a phone in a bin and the owner is wanting it back you give it back, not keep it and use it for your own purposes. That's just something that I believe and was a part of the story that I was not really keen on.
In summary... A hilarious read that you should pick up if you a fan of Sophie Kinsella or even if you haven't tried one of hers before. I am never disappointed by how funny situations her characters get themselves into and watching them try and get out of them again!