Saturday, December 13, 2014
Review: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (#2) by Sophie Kinsella.
Summary from Goodreads:
The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot is back! And this time Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic....
With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky's biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to pack light. But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he's moving to New York for business--and he asks Becky to go with him! Before you can say "Prada sample sale," Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury boutiques.
Surely it's only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky's bills miles away in London. But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan--but will she have to return it?
This a fun and quick read, and once again I loved Kinsella's writing style. And it was nice to take a break from the heavy books I've been reading lately and dive into this series.
The last 100 or so pages of the book were my favorite part, I could have done without the massive amount of shopping, lol, but by the end I was hooked again. I had a hard time with the massive amounts of money she was spending because it seemed pointless, but it does show how being a shopaholic can be destructive. Becky redeemed herself by the end of the novel, just like she did in the first book (but it happened quicker in the first one) and made me like her all over again.
I recommend checking out this series, and the movie because it is based off the first two books.
Four Stars Out of Five