Title: Shopaholic to the Stars
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic
2. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
3. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
4. Shopaholic & Sister
5. Shopaholic & Baby
6. Mini Shopaholic
Date Started: January 10
Date Finished: January 12
Format: Hardcover from local library
The Brandon family is going on a trip thanks to Luke’s work. He has been recently hired as the PR firm to represent Hollywood starlet Sage Seymour. Becky thinks that this is an excellent opportunity for her to become friends with an A-list celebrity – and thanks to some job issues, also a celebrity stylist. But things don’t go according to plan. The fame monster takes over Becky’s life and she’s very close to losing not only her best friend but her husband as well. Not to mention her father has flown out to LA to meet an old friend and ‘make things right.’ Whatever that means. Is Hollywood really all it’s cracked up to be?
While previous books in the Shopaholic series gave me second hand anxiety due to Becky’s spending, this one gave me second hand annoyance because of Becky’s actions. She really lets the thrill of being a celebrity get to her and her past with a certain Bitch Long-legs to make her a little bit conceited. Yes, maybe in the past Alicia did screw you over and she’s not really apologizing for it now, but she was right about one thing. Becky became obsessed by the past. Who cares? She’s moved on, and honestly until she showed up I thought Becky had moved on too.
The two things that I like about this book and the only reasons I’m still reading them are because of Luke and Becky’s relationship and because of the comedy that ensues. Also, if I’m being honest, I want to see Luke make up with Elinor – who completely blew me away in this book, by the way. I’m hoping that Luke is more of a presence in the next one and that we can finally figure out what’s going on with Becky’s dad.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Becky is never going to fix her shopping addiction. I’ve come to grips with that, but it still can annoy me about how oblivious she is until everything goes to shit.
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