Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Dial Press
Publish Date: March 4, 2003
Why You're Reading This Book:
- You're a fan of the other Shopaholic books (you'll probably still enjoy this one even if you haven't read the previous books)
- You like funny, romantic books.
- You're looking for a fun read.
From Goodreads.com: "Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood: She’s become the best personal shopper at Barneys, she and her successful entrepreneurial boyfriend, Luke, are living happily in Manhattan’s West Village, and her new next door neighbor is a fashion designer! But with her best friend, Suze, engaged, how can Becky fail to notice that her own ring finger is bare? Not that she’s been thinking of marriage (or diamonds) or anything...
Then Luke proposes! Bridal registries dance in Becky’s head. Problem is, two other people are planning her wedding: Becky’s overjoyed mother has been waiting forever to host a backyard wedding, with the bride resplendent in Mum’s frilly old gown. While Luke’s high-society mother is insisting on a glamorous, all-expenses-paid affair at the Plaza. Both weddings for the same day. And Becky can’t seem to turn down either one. Can everyone’s favorite shopaholic tie the knot before everything unravels?"
My Two Cents:
I got married just about a year ago so the memory of how stressful wedding planning can be is still relatively fresh in my memory. In this book, Becky is torn between the wedding that her parents want to plan in her hometown in England and a all expenses paid wedding at the Plaza Hotel by her beau's mother, a woman who makes Cruella D'Vil look like a total sweetheart. Becky wants to make everyone happy but will she speak up before it's too late?
Becky Bloomwood is an incredibly lovable character. I love the Shopaholic books so much. They're light and fun and perfect mind candy type of books. This installation is another good one. This book continues the fun and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next installation in this series.
4 out of 5 stars