Friday, March 6, 2015

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA—city of herbal smoothies, multimillion-dollar yoga retreats, and the lure of celebrity. 

Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour—and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage’s personal stylist, and go from there to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood!
But things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage’s archrival.

How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Is it possible that what Becky wants most will end up hurting those she loves most? 

Shopaholic fans old and new will devour Sophie Kinsella’s newest adventure!

Hardcover, 479 pages
Published October 21st 2014 by The Dial Press
audible
** 
 
I made a promise to myself that in 2015 I would review every book I read, good or bad.

This review will be short and sweet (well maybe not too sweet), sorry there might be hints of spoilers also.

This is the 7th book in series, in the past I have found this series lends itself well to audio format.  The reader has the English accent the provides authenticy.  This book started out just okay but then as it progressed it just seemed like the same old stuff from previous books.  Surely there must come a time when Becky thinks first and maybe grows up (even just a little).  Becky is so selfish, she seems to have forgotten that she is a mom, wife, daughter and friend.  When her best friend flies half way around the globe to see her everything is about Becky.  When said friend has problems and her husband disappears that is shelved because Becky is well being Becky, thinking only of herself.

The ending was way to rushed and left a cliffhanger, there has never been a cliffhanger in any of the other books in series.  Which I suppose only means that there will be a book 8.

Some series just need to come to a graceful end, which I think is the case here.

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