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Pages: 433   Copyright: 2012

The synopsis: “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.”

This was SUCH a fun book!! I was almost sorry to finish it. There were one or two times when I got a little frustrated with Poppy for making awful decisions, but for the most part, she was very relatable and sweet, and funny. It was a very pleasant ride being in her head. I really liked her development as she began to learn to stick up for herself; it was very authentic and well-done. And the plot was stronger than you typically expect from this type of romancey book, in the sense that it was kind of unpredictable. There were twists and turns along the way that kept me guessing and made the story feel more round and real. The whole e-mail/texting twist was also a fun quirk to the story that made it very unique and interesting.

            And it was so cute!! This book had me squealing (and exclaiming during times of stress or suspense) loud enough to scare my dog. I won’t say anything definitive about how the romance situation ends up, I’ll just say that characters are very well matched and balance each other out perfectly; you can really understand why they fall for each other and why they work together. Very solid.

            I also loved Poppy’s footnotes, which added little commentaries or clarifications. I think little features like that in novels are very fun, and make the story memorable.

            I’ve Got Your Number was a cute love story with strong character and plot development and a splash of mystery and drama to boot. Two thumbs up! Oh, and bonus points for the cover. It’s striking, isn’t it?

Special Awards:

sqee  Squee for romance. I literally squee’d aloud, especially at the ending!!

moon All-Nighter– I didn’t want to put it down.