It surprised me! At the start I was a bit turned off, but then it started to get good. Maybe me laugh out loud a few times and Kinsella manages to cre...moreIt surprised me! At the start I was a bit turned off, but then it started to get good. Maybe me laugh out loud a few times and Kinsella manages to create a perfect chic lit book!(less)
It's all right, but I didn't really want to continue with it. I think it's out of my age range. The main heroine is 40 and I'm 22 and I cannot really...moreIt's all right, but I didn't really want to continue with it. I think it's out of my age range. The main heroine is 40 and I'm 22 and I cannot really relate to the character at all. Also annoys me that she's another chick lit heroine who writes for a magazine, They all seem to... It's kinda getting to be over dne a little.(less)
Umm... I don't know why I powered through this book... I guess I just had to wait till I knew if Johnny changed his ways or not and who she'd end up w...moreUmm... I don't know why I powered through this book... I guess I just had to wait till I knew if Johnny changed his ways or not and who she'd end up with... I like my chick lit with fantasy, not this realist angle (if it is that). This is completely different to Pictures of Lily which I really liked. This was a bit to realist for me... and a bit adult for my literary tastes... and I still don't know who she'd end up with...(less)
Awesome book! Not sure about the footnotes they were a bit distracting, but I did see the point of them!
Lets see... Poppy Wyatt is a physiotherapist...moreAwesome book! Not sure about the footnotes they were a bit distracting, but I did see the point of them!
Lets see... Poppy Wyatt is a physiotherapist who is engaged to vain, gorgeous, self obsessed Magnus Tavish and loses her emerald engagement ring at a function. Frantically looking for it at the hotel her phone is nicked and there she finds in the bin of the lobby of the hotel but phone. It's thrown away it's public property now. Poppy always has to have a phone. Who doesn't? She gives everyone the new number so that if anyone finds her engagement ring can reach her. From there, someone rings the phone, Sam Roxton, from the company White Globe Consulting Group. He thinks he's ringing his PA, Violet, but she's run off to be a supermodel. So he needs Poppy to return the "company" phone, but she can't, she needs it if anyone finds the ring. So she "shares" the phone with Sam (she takes it hostage) and their situation becomes complicated. Poppy then has access to his personal life like any PA and she starts reading emails, getting a feel for the guy, forwarding new messages to his phone. The two then have to work around their 'chance' relationship as Poppy organises her wedding and Sam running his company. Then things start to tumble from both perspectives...
I always love Sophie Kinsella's books... always a fun read and I can't ever put it down (read this book in one day). I always love the main character... I can relate to her very well) People always complain about the leading female characters of Chick Lit, like 'she was so annoying with her whinging and such' or 'she's completely stupid and idiotic, but then next few pages she would be smarter than she should be', but I think it's always perspective and if you can relate to the character... Not every feels the same way about characters so some people love these books or not... I could understand that some one might find Poppy annoying, but she's distinctive too... She's stereotypical but not. Do you get what I mean?
Anyway, the plot was riveting and fast paced, just what I like... Not all this expositional stuff that some people do that isn't needed and people just skip over (i.e. me), just enough to get you through the story. Sophie Kinsella does this well and I wish I could emulate in my own writing.
One thing that did annoy me with this book was the footnotes. It was distracting having to look down at a footnote and then find where you were on the page when the footnote should just have done well in the actual body of text. But it did make sense to the story once you got to the end. There would be less and less as you moved on throughout the story.
It was your typical Chick Lit book, but well written, which I can't say for most others where the main character was annoying or just didn't draw me in, or like others had way to much exposition and I just wanted to read the story... Sophie Kinsella is leading in her field of Chick Lit and can never wait for the next book to come out!(less)
The characters names were what annoyed me at first and the predictability of the story and the oh so sacrifices that the characters were going through...moreThe characters names were what annoyed me at first and the predictability of the story and the oh so sacrifices that the characters were going through were just... I was so excited to this book release at the bookstore only to be disappointed... Oh well, you'll pick up books at the discount store that will blow your mind and then pay full price for books like this one! It's all a bit of a minefield... Just like life I guess, But I'm not going to waste anymore time on this book as I have so many more to read that I know I'll enjoy! Toodles!(less)