Soundbites About I’ve Got Your Number

13133451Title: I’ve Got Your Number
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Narrators: Jayne Entwistle
Rating (Story): ★★★☆☆
Rating (Narration):★★★★☆

I’ve Got Your Number is light romantic comedy in which Poppy’s loss of her phone leads her to pick one up from a trashcan. Sam Roxton, whose personal assistant owned the phone wants it back but Poppy is desperate to hang on to it because she’s also lost her engagement ring and can only get news about it through the phone. As you can probably guess, the story sometimes surpassed the bounds of believability, but it was a fun adventure throughout. Overall, I thought it was a pretty standard romantic comedy and would make an excellent movie because someone funny is always happening. However… Poppy, while really witty and a ton of fun can also be an interfering, cowardly, stupid woman. There were times I loved her for her good points, but other times I found her so frustrating I almost hoped things didn’t work out! Overall, quite average. I thought the narration was very well done, especially the emotion with with the narrator told the story. Also, bonus points for singing. I did, however, sometimes find the whiny edge to her voice almost as annoying as Poppy. 


Filed under Fiction, Romance

10 Responses to Soundbites About I’ve Got Your Number

  1. Alice in Readerland

    I really liked Sophie Kinsella’s Shopoholic books, so I’ll have to try this one out! Poppy sounds like she could be annoying, but the story sounds really cute and fun. Great review! :)

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

    • DoingDewey

      I haven’t read anything else by Sophie Kinsella, but I might if I’m in the right mood. It struck me as average for the genre, but it was cute and fun, which is sometimes all I ask from a book :)

  2. travelingwitht

    I thought I’ve Got Your Number was really cute- yes, some things did pass the “believable” scale! Strongly recommend you reading Confessions of a Shopaholic and the next 2 in the series. After Shopaholic Gets Married (3rd in series) the series does start to lag a bit- which is why I think I enjoyed NUMBER because it was a return to SK that I enjoyed!

    • DoingDewey

      Alright, next time I’m looking for a light romance, I’ll keep her other books in mind :) I think it’s too bad some series are stretched out too long. Whether books or a TV show, I’d rather they end before they start going down hill.

      • travelingwitht

        Agreed! And SK also writes under the name Madeline Wickham (just in case you did not know!) SK’s later Shopaholic series is ok- it’s not like it’s not worth a read- but the first 3 of Shopaholic are just so much better. I also recommend her Can You Keep A Secret! It’s very cute!

  3. notesoflifeuk

    I love your soundbites type review. Short, snappy and to the point… Excellent! I might just give I’ve Got Your Number a go :)

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks! I find I often have less to say about an audiobook than a physical book, perhaps because it’s harder to take notes, so the shorter format works for me :) If you do read or listen to it, I’ll be interested to hear what you think.

  4. Charlotte @ Thoughts and Pens

    Though I’ve enjoyed the film adaptations of The Confessions of A Shopaholic, I was never tempted to buy any of Kinsella’s books. I don’t know but maybe it’s because of the fact that I am not really big on Contemporaries.

    It’s only now that I started exploring the said genre and I think I am more into angsty contemp stories. Hahaha. Maybe I’ll try this one out once I’m tired reading Dystopias and Fantasies.

    Fab review, Katie.

    • DoingDewey

      I had no idea some of her books had been made into movies. I’m even more tempted to try some of her other books now :) I’m not a huge fan of contemporaries either, but I like the occasional light romance in whatever era if I’m in the right mood. Angsty stories are still not my cup of tea, but after loving The Book Thief, I’m feeling like I should give them more of a try.

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