Monday, June 20, 2011
Review: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella
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?- Summary from Goodreads
June means summer and summer means warm weather. Something about the warm and the summer makes me want to sit outside in the sun and read fluffy chick-lit. So, that's exactly what I've been up to. After finishing up Confessions of a Shopaholic, I had to continue the series and see what else my friend Rebecca Bloomwood could get herself into. Turns out, she got herself into quite a bit of trouble. A little too much trouble.
Becky is always over the top in her quest for the perfect, well, anything, but at a few times I felt things were getting a little too over the top. At one point she decides to ship her luggage to a hotel for a weekend getaway with her boyfriend so she can impress him with how lightly she can pack, bringing only her makeup and no spare clothes in case of, you know, an emergency. Of course, chaos ensues and I just find myself wondering how the Becky who can be so smart about somethings can be such a brainless twit sometimes.
I found myself being more and more annoyed by Becky this go round but I still can't help but love her. So, I'm sure I'll be continuing on with her story but I may need a small break before the next one.
Posted by Rachel at 7:41 AM