Another complete joy to read from Sophie Kinsella! Light, funny and entertaining, I couldn't put this book down!
I'm a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella's books, each book of hers makes me laugh and is always a page turner. I have yet to find one of her books that I haven’t enjoyed. Some are better than others, (the original 'Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic' and 'Can You Keep a Secret?' were particularly brilliant) and this one is now a favourite of mine too. The plot is about a woman (Poppy) who manages to lose her priceless engagement ring (a family heirloom) and her mobile phone at the same time. While frantically stressing about trying to find her engagement ring, she finds a mobile phone in a bin. It turns out that the mobile phone is actually that of a PA's to a rich and sexy businessman, Sam, who is very professional but lacks the art of small talk and any real emotions. As Poppy needs the new phone as she's given out the number to people to ring if they find her engagement ring, she bargains with Sam to let her keep it temporarily on the condition that she will forward all his emails and texts to him. So, they end up sharing an inbox and ultimately have opinions on each other's lives....
It's a great tale and it was gripping seeing how it developed. I liked the heroine, Poppy, she was funny, normal and a nice person that I felt like I could relate to. Being a PhD student myself, the portrayal of her very academic and bookish parents-in-law-to-be made me laugh as I could totally see some of the academic professors being like that at home! My only problem with the book was that the ending was a little far-fetched, but not enough for this to ruin the book for me.
I really enjoyed reading this book, I couldn't put it down in places and it took me less than two days to finish it! It was such an easy and pleasant read, I would highly recommend it. If you're going on holiday this summer, buy it and put it in your suitcase now!
Has anyone else read this book?