So I’ll be honest I’ve read this book before (about 10 years ago) and I know what some people are going to say. It’s chick lit to the max and I can’t believe you read this kind of stuff! Well, what can I say? After reading heavy books that question the government and immortality, I need a little fluff in my life.
Anyway, Confessions of a Shopaholic follows Rebecca Bloomwood, she’s just graduated from university and is working as a journalist that specializes in finance. But that’s not what she really wants to do. She wants to work for a magazine like Vogue, but this was the only way she was going to get there. She’s interested in fashion and boy, does she like to spend. It’s funny that she’s in finance considering she doesn’t really know the first thing about it. She’s in debt and it gets worse with every passing day despite her best ‘attempts’ to make it otherwise. Eventually though, she hits a really low point when the bank who she’s been avoiding finally pins her down for a meeting and she realizes that all her credit/debit cards are frozen. She does the only thing she knows how to do and runs away to her parents house, but while there inspiration strikes and her low point doesn’t become so low anymore.
I spent a lot of this book wanting to bash Becky over the head with her self-help book and was really glad when she tossed it. She didn’t follow the advice anyway! Becky may have issues with spending but at least she’s got a good heart. She had the money to get her out of debt and in good standing with her bank in hand’s reach, but knew that it wouldn’t be right to take it. And I’m also glad that she didn’t continue to date that guy even though he was a billionaire. At least she has some standards. What killed me (other than her money spending) was the flirtation that was going on between Luke and her. It was really swift and cute and every time he was in a scene I just knew that things were going to be good. And man, it didn’t disappoint. Until he mentioned his girlfriend. Usually I berate characters for going off on the romantic interest, but this one was really justified.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. A rather enjoyable, quick read full of embarrassing moments and some total fluff. Now that Becky has gotten somewhat financially stable, maybe she’ll make better decisions? Although I highly doubt it. And as for Luke and her, I wonder what’s going to happen. They hadn’t really discussed a relationship before spending the night together at the Ritz, so that’s going to be an interesting conversation.
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