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 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.
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors and I have read every single book of hers, each as great as the last – and this book did not disappoint at all – seeing as i love book which includes texts and emails.
Poppy is set to marry Magnus, who she met through her job as he came in for physiotherapy a few months ago and a few months later he proposed. Poppy couldnt be happier but one afternoon with her friends and wedding planner, playing pass the parcel with her ring, it disappeared and noone has seen it.
But even though her ring is missing, her phone gets stolen too, meaning that the hotel she gave her number to wouldnt be able to get hold of her if they found it.
Spotting a dis-guarded phone in the bin, Poppy decides that whatever is found in a bin, now belongs to the public, so she now has a phone! But the phone isnt public property as it belongs to businessman Sam Roxton, who wants the phone back and isnt happy that Poppy thinks she can just keep it.
Over the course of the book, Poppy is allowed to keep teh phone as long as she forwards the emails and texts the phone receives to him. Agreeing to do just that, she invades Sams business world, agreeing to things he never would and causing chaos for him.
Becoming ‘friends’, Sam and Poppy begin to communicate over texts and meet up so he can help her replicate her lost ring so Magnus and his parent’s dont find out shes lost their family ring.
We find out a lot about Magnus, and I never liked him from the beginning, always rooting for Poppy and Sam to get together.
During the story, Poppy helps Sam with a big media outbreak at work, and Poppy finds out things about Magnus which could call off the wedding for good.
The end – oh my, it was the cutest thing possible, especially the amount of lengths Sam went to send the text to everyone. It was a great ending and Sophie Kinsella fans- if you have yet to read this, get to it pronto!