Becky thought being married to Luke Brandon would be one big Tiffany box of happiness. But to
be honest, it's not quite as dreamy as she'd hoped.
The trouble started on honeymoon, when she told Luke the tiniest little fib, about the teeniest little purchase. Now she's on a strict budget, she doesn't have a job - and worst of all her beloved Suze has a new best friend. Then she receives some incredible news. She has a long-lost sister!
Becky has never been more excited. Finally, a real sister! They'll have so much in common! They can go shopping together... choose shoes together... have manicures together...
Until she meets her - and gets the shock of her life. It can't be true. Surely Becky Bloomwood's long-lost sister can't... hate shopping?
Everybody loves Sophie Kinsella:
"I almost cried with laughter" Daily Mail
"Hilarious . . . you'll laugh and gasp on every page" Jenny Colgan
"Properly mood-altering . . . funny, fast and farcical. I loved it" Jojo Moyes
"A superb tale. Five stars!" Heat
Becky Brandon (n e Bloomwood) returns with a vengeance in bestseller Kinsella's fourth Shopaholic novel. Her 10-month globe-trot with hubby Luke was a shopping spree disguised as a honeymoon heck, Becky will walk across hot coals for an aquamarine necklace (and thereby trick her Sri Lankan yogi into thinking she's achieved enlightenment) but the problems of the real world (sort of) surface once the happy couple lands back in London. ("Luke's penthouse has its own lift right to the front door, which is just so cool!"). Even lovely Luke's patience is supremely tried when those two truckloads of purchases show up. What's worse: Becky's best friend, Suze, has found a new best friend, and her parents have discovered another daughter. Seems Dad had a fling with a train stewardess back in the 1970s and Jessica was the result. Becky is over the moon, picturing heart-to-heart talks, shopping excursions, sisters' nights out and so forth so she's totally unprepared for the actual Jessica, a frugal environmentalist who (gasp!) actually hates shopping. Prattling Becky tries to charm her sis, but it doesn't seem to be working; meanwhile, Luke is preoccupied with his job, and then there's that stranger from Milan whom Becky owes for getting her that impossibly perfect Angel bag... what does he want with Luke? Of course everything will work out in the end and there will be a nice message about the importance of friends and family but this installment isn't as winning as its predecessors.
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I wasn't expecting a challenging read when I purchased this book just something light to keep me reading, but the boring dialogue and bland plot made me want a refund more than I've ever wanted anything refunded in my life. You could skip forward pages even chapters and nothing of interest would've happened and the plot never 'thickened' without being predictable. The worst part was the characters. I expected shopping, I mean I saw the title of the book, and I don't think a shopaholic character can't work. But it wasn't written in a likeable way. I just ended up hating the annoying, useless, 'oh look I'm making the same mistake again' main character. Ahh, I tried to like it but more than ten chapters in, you shouldn't have to be trying to like the book should you? 😅 just rubbish
Another great shopaholic instalment
Fab read. 5*