While I found the first two "Shopaholic" books humorous, and this one had its moments, Becky's indecision, the constant wishy-washyness, got rather frustrating and tiresome this time around. The end of it all was good, but the last half of the book I found myself thinking, "enough already! Where's the end of the book?"
Becky is back in book 3 of the shopaholic series and she is...gasp.... getting married!!!! And as usual Becky's "maybe-if-i-just-bury-my-head-in-the-sand-this-might-go-away" approach to her life's biggest problems gets her into trouble once more....and this time; as one would imagine; with the amount of effort and emotion on behalf of many(especially family members)that goes into planning a wedding, the situation Becky gets herself into this time is a full blown crisis!!! And what's more, is she is being forced to make a choice between the things she loves most --- posh matierial things (her shopaholic side) or her not so posh family (whom she loves dearly of course) And to make matters worse the evil mother-in-law-to-be gets involved and ends up right in the middle of the whole mess..Becky knows that as the date of her wedding draws nearer that she needs to make a decision before she ends up hurting the people she loves the most..... But Becky isnt going to let anyone else take charge of her once in a lifetime chance at having the wedding she has always dreamed of....or more appropriatly said: the weddings she has always dreamed of.... An excellent read from beginning to end...will leave you begging for more!!!
This was decent if only because of Luke's mother. Otherwise, another drama mama story about Becky Bloomwood and her (sob, sob) uncontrollable desire to please everyone while trying to attain the most fabulous wedding (Luke's mother's) money could buy.
What can I say about the Shopaholic Series that hasn't already been said. You fall in love with the characters as they adventure throughout planning the perfect wedding. This is possibly my favorite of the series.
I loved it. Becky gets married, and in true Becky fashion manages to throw some curveballls into her own wedding plans, but comes out on top. Just a great laugh-out-loud read. I have loved all of the shopaholic books.
Just a fun series to read. Its nice to see the perfect ALPHA male have a mentla breakdown every once in a while, made him seem more real and yummy at the same time (who though that would be possible in a romance book?) & even added a little more humor to the whole bit. SHOP ON!!!
This is the first of the "Shopaholic" books that I've read, and it's really funny, but sometimes all the twists and turns in Becky's life are hard to keep up with and you just want to tell her to "grow-up"!!
If you enjoy this series then I'm sure you will love this one.
While I am a fan of Kinsella and have read the first 2 books of the series, this is the one that made me leave this series behind. The first was light and funny, the second lead to more hilarity but this one made me view Becky as completely spoiled and rather spineless. I love chicklit and think much of it is light and fun, but this book just struck me as vapid. Try it if you like.
I enjoy this series having read 4 of the books. The language is distracting and offensive. It's really not necessary to the story. Becky is spoiled and shallow but if you take her for the way she is presented, it's a fun read.
Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood: She's become the best personal shopper at Barney's, 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?
This is the third book in the Shopaholic series, and I think it's probably my favorite. Becky's life couldn't be better! She's perfect as a personal shopper at Barney's, and she's going to marry Luke! Unlike the first two novels, Becky's debt isn't her major problem this time around (though she still loves to shop). Rather, she faces the dilemma of having two weddings! One is a high-price affair being planned in NYC by Luke's frigid mother (Luke desperately wants to build a relationship with her). The other is a simple, hometown wedding being planned by Becky's mother back in England. Both weddings are planned for the same day and Becky doesn't have the heart to call either of them off! Hilarity ensues as Becky juggles planning both weddings and keeping Luke from finding out. All-in-all, this is a very light-hearted and entertaining read.
Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Books 1 and 2 of the Becky Bloomwood series) were virtually identical in the main character's central dilemma, and thus needlessly repetitive a la did-she-learn-nothing-the-first-time-around. Thankfully, Hollywood combined the two books when making the (first?) movie.
In the third installment, Becky Bloomwood gets herself in deep again, but in a fresh, funny way that has the reader simultaneously laughing at her folly and biting our nails, sharing in her stress over the situation. Becky also grows up a bit in this novel when her significant other, Luke Brandon, enters a downward spiral due to some personal demons, and she needs to take charge for a change and get their shared life back on track, which she does quite admirably.
Whatever critics say about this character, especially in light of the current global economic situation, the problems she creates for herself are usually due to her desire to be kind to others and not hurt anyone's feelings, and, really, couldn't we all use a few more people like that in our lives, fictional or otherwise?
I think I liked this one the most, actually! I mean, the solution was rather obvious, but the book managed to be fresh and exciting. All in all, this series has been much more fun to read than I expected! And they certainly are fast reads! Not to mention the fact that I am even more curious about the movie. I wonder if they will make five movies?
I must admit, one detail really bothered me: in a Sleeping Beauty wedding, why would the "exit" song be "Someday My Prince Will Come" when that song is from _Snow White_? I mean, how did that slip by? Did no one watch Sleeping Beauty? It's only the best Disney movie...
I have only read the first three of the shopaholic series and Im totally planning on reading the other two! This is my favorite so far. Its so hard to put down! It is so cute and very funny. You cant miss this one!
Life could not get any better for Becky Bloomwood, the irresistibly daft heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic (2001) and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (2002). She has managed to parlay her personal and professional passions into a dream job as a personal shopper at Barney's, and she and her wildly successful boyfriend live a life of relative peace and prosperity in Manhattan's West Village. Well, at least they would if Becky could manage to curb her extravagant spending habits a bit. When Luke finally pops the question, a euphoric Becky manages to entangle herself in another rather sticky predicament. Becky's cozy mum back in England has planned a homespun wedding for her only daughter on the same day for which Luke's frosty society mother has booked the Plaza in New York. Two weddings on the same day, what's a committed consumer to do?
I thought this was an entertaining read-this is a much different genre of books for me since I primarily read mystery and true crime, but this book is lighthearted and funny. Some of the characters seem too over the top, but at the same time, I kept wanting to plow through the book to get to the end.
The third book in this delightful series. Becky Bloomwood is getting married. her mom is planning the wedding in England and her future mother-in-law is also planning the wedding, in New York and becky can't bring herself to turn either of them down.
This is the third book in the Shopaholic series. Anyone who has read these books knows that Becky Bloomwood, not only has a problem with her shopping addiction, but she also seems to have trouble telling the truth! In this book, both Becky's mother and her fiance's mother have decided to plan the wedding, and Becky is having a hard time turning down either idea of the "dream wedding".
This book was okay - a little slow in parts. But the ending was good - Becky came up with a great solution for her problems in this book. I still think the second book in the series was the best, but this one was a fun read, too.
If you like funny books about shopaholic types, you'll like this one. It's about a woman who is hugely successful as a personal shopper at Barney's in NYC. When she gets engaged, her shopping addiction and social climbing family conspire to spin wedding plans into the stratosphere. It's the third book in a series after "Confessions of a Shopaholic" and "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan."
Another entertaining entry in Kinsella's unabashedly fluffy Shopaholic series. Life could not get any better for Becky Bloomwood, the irresistibly daft heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic (2001) and Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (2002). She has managed to parlay her personal and professional passions into a dream job as a personal shopper at Barney's, and she and her wildly successful boyfriend live a life of relative peace and prosperity in Manhattan's West Village. Well, at least they would if Becky could manage to curb her extravagant spending habits a bit. When Luke finally pops the question, a euphoric Becky manages to entangle herself in another rather sticky predicament. Becky's cozy mum back in England has planned a homespun wedding for her only daughter on the same day for which Luke's frosty society mother has booked the Plaza in New York. Two weddings on the same day, what's a committed consumer to do? Chock-full of the charming antics and asides that made the first two installments hilarious best-sellers.
When Becky and Luke are getting married, she gets a little over her head and starts planning TWO weddings! The shopping that ensues and registering will leave you rolling as you read this follow up to the Confessions of a Shopaholic novels.
I really enjoyed this book. As a typical Kinsella book...it had no problem holding my interest. It was really cute and entertaining. I took it to the beach w/me on our vacation and it was just what I needed! :)