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 the ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her ‘happy ever after’ begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring but in the panic that followed, she has now lost her phone. As she paces shakily round the hotel foyer she spots an abandoned phone in a bin. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!
Well, perfect except the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading all 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.
What if you lost your engagement ring? What if you lost your phone? And you’re wedding is in less than two weeks? I’m not the type to brood over losing a piece of jewelry given by my significant other, but losing an engagement ring that has been in the guy’s family heirloom for generations is a different story. I’d be panicking – bordering crazy – if that ever happened to me.
I was quite entertained and how she wrote it made me kept reading until 3am. I just couldn’t put the book down. I liked Poppy’s character a lot – funny, silly, non-confrontational, and selfless. I loved how you could make her do anything she could to help out people she doesn’t even know.
“I have no idea what to say next. 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!”
I also found Sam quite likable. I liked how he wasn’t perfect or someone who’d sweep you off your feet right from the start. I liked how he was always there, but never implied he wanted anything more (probably trying not to confuse Poppy knowing that she’s engaged or he didn’t realize he wanted her until the last few chapters, I don’t know). I simply loved their too-friendly-but-not-flirty relationship.
“Thanks. Good save. That was sharp of you. Are you always this sharp?”
Yeah right. I’m so sharp, the only Scrabble word I can come up with is PIG.
You already crossed that line, he texted back. What’s the difference? And then he added, Flattered you thought I was a genius.
The ending was very well put together, too. I loved how you could see really big changes both in Poppy and Sam, without going overboard, towards the end. I’m very happy and surprisingly satisfied with the ending. It wasn’t what you’d usually expect in a contemporary romance novel – being the main characters are madly in love with each other and all the I-can’t-live-without-you yadda, yadda, yadda – but it was perfect!
And suddenly life is good.
I know that things are still uncertain; I know that reality hasn’t gone away. There’ll be explanations and recriminations and messiness. But right now I’m entwined with a man I think I might love. And I haven’t married the man I know I don’t love. And from where I’m looking, that’s pretty good going, for now.
I really enjoyed reading the book. I was light, easy, and a perfect summer read. I definitely recommend it.
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