Title: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Previous Book in the Series:
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic
Date Started: August 10
Date Finished: August 11
Format: Paperback from my own shelf
Becky Bloomwood is back and better than ever. She finally paid off all her debt, her bout on Morning Coffee seems to be going really well, and her and Luke are finally taking a vacation together. But sometimes not everything is what it seems. Becky hasn’t changed despite what she thinks. She’s still spending like it’s going out of style, and her accounts manager is being replaced with someone who is a little bit more uptight than the previous one. And Luke is being really mysterious lately that can’t be good!
So this book took me a little bit longer to get through compared to the first one, and the only reason is because Becky’s spending habits gave me second hand anxiety attacks. Like, she honestly thought that just because she paid back all the debt she accumulated a few months ago, that what she was doing now didn’t count towards racking up more debt. Seriously:
This is all wrong. The whole point is, I paid off my cards. I paid them off. I mean, what’s the point of paying off your credit cars if they all just go and spout huge debts again? What’s the point?
The point is, Becky, that you learn from that mistake and not spout huge debts again on your credit cards. Not that she really gets that, until it blows up in her face. When one of the daily tabloids in London leaks about her financial situation, unlike most people, I was happy that it happened. Not only because it got Becky moving again toward financial stability, but because it also forced her hand with Luke and Michael too. Luke was a real prick in this book and I understand that it was because he was under a lot of stress because of the deal in New York. But dude. Take a break. Have a few drinks, and think. It would not be the first time that Becky has saved your ass.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Not as fluffy as the first one, there were a lot of serious issues about money and relationship drama. But damn. I breezed through the last two hundred pages like it was nothing. Kinsella sure knows how to write a good book.
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