Published: February 14th, 2012
Publisher: The Dial Press
Summary from Goodreads:
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 the ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her 'happy ever after' begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring but in the panic that followed, she has now lost her phone. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except the phone's owner, businessman Sam Roxton doesn't agree. He wants his phone back and doesn't appreciate Poppy reading all 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 realises that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.
First of all I want to say that I LOVE Sophie Kinsella! Another book, another charming story, definitely no disappointment here (not that I expected any). I've read every single one of her books and they keep me laughing and enjoying it the whole way through!
Her books are always extremely sweet, and if you've read anything by Sophie Kinsella you must know never to expect anything... because it will not happen. Her books are full of surprises, twists and turns that you never thought would happen. The characters in this book reminded me a lot of Becky Bloomwood and Luke from the Shopaholic series, at the beginning. You know, quirky girl, businessman love interest... but at the end, Poppy and Sam were a lot, lot different than Becky and Luke and I couldn't even think of the reasons why I thought of them at first.
Sophie Kinsella adds some sort of distinguishing feature to all of her books, and I think for this one it was obviously all the footnoting! I adored it.. so funny! This book got me a bit annoyed when Poppy does not get that she's in an unhealthy relationship, but then I thought about it and realized the book was being realistic... those things happen! You can ask Annie, as I read the last chapter of the book, when I thought everything would end up wrong, Kinsella came in to save the day and the ending is extremely unique! Definitely not a cliché ending, trust me. The romance in the book is different to any other story I'd ever read, the plot completely innovative.. it just blew me away. I'll add Sam to my list of fictional crushes!
It's a fun read and a book I'd recommend to anyone. It was such a pleasure to read!