Release Date: February 14, 2012
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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.
Actually, I think she's stunningly beautiful. And her denim skirt isn't cutesy.
So there, Willow the Witch.
Poppy's pretend-Sam text to Sam's ex
Poppy Wyatt reminded me of Shopaholic Becky Bloomwood. Her good intentions are paved with annoying, meddlesome and often clumsy tactics that would usually end up in ridiculous circumstances. As for Sam Roxton, he is your typical Mr. Darcy, tall, dark and handsome, aloof, smart with a very dry sense of humor. I can't help but like this guy and with my Henry Cavill fever going on, he was who I imagined Sam Roxton to be. Poppy and Sam's text and email correspondences are hilarious especially when Poppy was sending out emails to Sam's employees pretending to be him. Signing emails with smileys, hugs and kisses!
You shouldn't go into a marriage feeling inferior in any way.
- Sam to Poppy
The secondary characters are loads of fun too. Poppy's wedding planner, Lucinda, is the most disorganized planner I know leaving all the details of the wedding in Poppy's hands. Poppy's fiance, Magnus, is an unexpected ladies man (think college professor appeal) and her future in-laws are very smart and often times intimidating. One of my favorite part was when they were playing scrabble and while everyone was adding iridiums to the board, Poppy adds Pig. But the best was probably when Poppy pretended to be a singing telegram, singing and dancing Mr. Yamasaki to the tune of Beyonce's Single Ladies over and over again. In a hotel lobby. In front of Japanese business delegates.
"Poppy, cool it," he murmurs. "You're getting too emotional."
"Well, you're staying too calm!"