Yours Truly is one of the most frustrating, entertaining and snarky reads I've read all year. I don't read much Chick-Lit (though I always tell myself...moreYours Truly is one of the most frustrating, entertaining and snarky reads I've read all year. I don't read much Chick-Lit (though I always tell myself I should!) but I couldn't resist this novel with it's adorbs cover and light, fluffy blurb.
Natalie is a people pleaser. She's about to marry a man who makes no sense and she lets people walk all over her since she can't stand to hurt peoples feelings. But while doing this, she's preventing herself from being happy. From living her life, from having the wedding of her dreams! It was SO frustrating to see Natalie just go with it and for everyone around her to tell her to "stop being selfish" when she was hardly being selfish or rude. If I was Natalie, I would be punching people in the face left and right.
Olly was probably just as frustrating. The guy would require you to shower before sleeping with him and had a weird obsession with asking you if it was good. If you need to ask ME if YOU were good, I would be convinced you have some self esteem issues you need to take care of before sleeping with me again. But you know, that's just me. But really, the guy was ridiculous.
After the hypnotist show I know Natalie hated that she couldn't lie to people anymore and that her life was "spinning out of control" but I think this was good for her. She finally got to tell people what was on her mind and finally tell people to back off when they needed to! She saved herself from marrying someone who wasn't meant for her and went on this remarkable and embarrassing adventure that would change her life.
I absolutely enjoyed Yours Truly. The pacing was perfect; it was entertaining and it had enough going on to keep me turning the pages. Natalie was snarky and I really really liked the British slang that was going on! I will definitely be looking forward to more of Kirsty's novels!(less)
I stumbled on I’ve Got Your Number in Target awhile back and was intrigued by the cover. Not to mention the blurb sounded interesting. The price howev...moreI stumbled on I’ve Got Your Number in Target awhile back and was intrigued by the cover. Not to mention the blurb sounded interesting. The price however was not. So it remained on my Amazon wishlist up until now. It was available in my eLibrary so why not pick it up? And join the 43 other people on the wait list (I guess I wasn’t the only one not interested in the price lol)?
I’ve Got Your Number is about a really cheerful and mostly optimistic girl named Poppy (isn’t that a cute name or what?!) she’s about to marry the man of her dreams (whom she just met 6 months prior) in a few weeks. While having an outing with her girls at a hotel, she loses her engagement ring during a fire drill and to top it off, someone steals her phone. BUT! She manages to find one in a nearby bin. That phone belongs to a businessman named Sam and he is not in the least bit amused at Poppy’s “finders keepers” theory.
I’ve Got Your Number takes us on a rollercoaster of a journey in which Poppy has to juggle not only hiding the fact that the engagement ring is lost from both her fiance and his parents but staying on top of forwarding Sam’s messages to him, trying not to butt into his personal life, take over wedding planning for her incompetent wedding planner and trying to fix the wrongs she’s done in Sam’s life by responding to his emails on behalf of him.
I really liked Poppy. While she seemed blinded and dense most of the time she was a very likeable character. Like a puppy if you will. Where you just want to coo it and tell it everything will be okay. If you just stop shitting everywhere. She trusted everyone a little too easily but seeing her break out of that was fantastic.
I also really liked Sam. He was a bit of a jerk at first but if you had the job he had, I suppose you would be too. He’s got to keep everything professional and orderly. He’s very private which made him very interesting and he lets a lot of things roll off his shoulders. Watching him unravel and be human did this thing where my eyes would soften and all I could think was aww! I just wish he would had been more clear and professional to Poppy!
Like with most chick-lit titles, I’ve Got Your Number is a predictable read. But that doesn’t take away from the journey you go on with Poppy. Watching everything unravel was nerve wrecking! Poor Poppy! The trouble she gets herself into with Sam is both embarrassing and hilarious. And the ending? The ending was just too cute for words!
Highly recommend this book if you’re in the mood for something entertaining, witty and funny!(less)