Published by Random House LLC on 2004
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Humorous, Romance
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I wasn't a big fan of the Shopaholic books I read. Becky Bloomwoods's flighty character was funnier in the movie than in the book.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
“Universally beloved by readers, Sophie Kinsella’s national bestseller, Confessions of a Shopaholic, introduced the irrepressible one-woman shopping phenomenon, Becky Bloomwood. Now, in this hilarious follow-up, Becky 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 department stores.
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?.”
I am a sucker for romantic comedy movies so I thought surely that chick lit would be my preferred genre for nighttime casual reading. This was the second of the Shopaholic books I read and I was equally bored with this one as I was with Shopaholic Ties the Knot. I guess the main character, Becky Bloomwood, is funnier on screen but when I invest more time in reading, I am not as amused with her flightiness and obsessions. The book had its amusing moments but not enough to keep me reading the series. That being said, I did enjoy Kinsella’s Remember Me? Maybe I’m better off with her standalone books.
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Have you read the Shopaholic series or seen the Confessions of a Shopaholic movie? What about Sophie Kinsella’s other books? Happy reading!