I obtained a copy from my local library. I have to say that we have an amazing public library. I saved it in my kindle and listened to this book from Wednesday last week and finished it on Saturday night. I wonder if this was the reason that I was not one week ahead of my reading schedule! I was only half a week ahead!
I like the voice of Poppy Wyatt the way Jayne Entwistle read it. The book started with Poppy being engaged, and that is almost a deal breaker with me. When a heroine started with engagement, that can only mean that she will have to break it at some point in the story. Usually. It is a pet peeve of mine. Still, I like Kinsella's previous books, so I persevere and was rewarded with an entertaining Poppy. She reminded me a lot of that Shopaholic girl. The same absentmindedness, and comedy of errors in her quest to "help." I think I read one reviewer sneering this heroine.
Yes, they might be similar in characteristics, but the story is still entertaining and isn't that what a person wants in a romantic comedy book? If you enjoy Kinsella's book, then go ahead and read or listen to this book because it is worth your time. Why only a 3 rating? Because I feel like Poppy and Sam did not get to know each other enough, or have that exploding chemistry that I want. It is a personal preference. However, it is quite like Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth in that you can never really see how much Mr. Darcy loves Elizabeth Bennett. This story has the same hero's restraint.
Book blurb according to amazon:
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 :) !!©2012 Sophie Kinsella; (P)2012 Random House Audio
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.