This was my second Sophie Kinsella book, and for the most part I really enjoyed it. This book is about Poppy who loses her engagement ring at her bachelorette party. Then while she is on the phone outside trying to tell everyone, her phone gets stolen. But then, she miraculously finds a phone in a bin, so of course she fishes it out and it turns out to be some big shot CEO person’s personal assistants phone. Then a lot of stuff happens and yeah.
So I really liked the plot of this book, but I just think it was way too long. About 50% of the book was just filler and nothing really happened, in other words it was boring. But the first 10% was great and then the last 40% was great. The remaining 50% on the other hand? Not so much. I just think so much could have been cut out and it would have been fantastic!
The book definitely had a very Sophie Kinsella feel to it, and it was very funny but it didn’t have the British feel to it like the other book I read had. But like the last book I could definitely see this as being a movie. It also has the ability to have a funny situation that still makes you want to cry but then at the same time laugh because it’s just so ridiculous! I seriously felt so sorry for Poppy at times, for example the scrabble scene with the in-laws!
I really loved Sam, and then when he texted Poppy all of that stuff in the woods? Man my heart melted!! (If you haven’t read the book you won’t understand that but I can’t explain because spoilers!).
I probably wouldn’t recommend this as someone’s first Sophie Kinsella book, for someone who has already read her books, definitely read it! Normally after I read a book, the more I think about it the less I like it, but this time the more time that passes the more I just love it!! (The rating was originally 7.5 but I've now changed it to 8 because this is my blog and I do what I want, YO to the LO)
Book: 8 /10 (see my rating scale).
Format: ePub, 492 pages
Genre: Chick Lit/Romance
Favourite Quote: “I don't speak Japanese, I don't know anything about Japanese business or Japanese culture. Apart from sushi. But I can't exactly go up to him and say "Sushi!" out of the blue. It would be like going up to a top American businessman and saying, "T-bone steak!”
For fans of: Meg Cabot, I really do think Sophie Kinsella is the New Adult/Adult version of Meg Cabot even though I haven't read anything by Meg Cabot. How many times do you think I could say Meg Cabot in the one paragraph? (4)
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