Published by Spectra, The Dial Press on Feb 14, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Paperback from Purchased
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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.
This book is such a fun mixture of disaster and adventure. It has a feeling that is very similar to The Shopaholic series, but is a standalone story with a completely different setup. Well, not completely different as Poppy’s ridiculous exploits bring back the same rushed and energetic feel I get when reading the author’s other works.
I can’t help but like Poppy. She may be a bit naive and fluttery, but she means well and is really good with people. Her adventures are fun to read, and I couldn’t help but laugh at some of things that happen. I mean really, some of the things that happen are so crazy that they almost must be true.
That is the really selling point to all the author’s works. She knows how to mix just the right amount of crazy into the story to make it fun and amusing without becoming so over the top that it becomes absurd. It’s a fine line to balance, but it’s done really well in this story.
If you’re looking for a fun and amusing weekend read, I’d highly suggest reading this book. It kept me very entertained and smiling.