Skip to main content

My Review of Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

 
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella is the long awaited sequel to the Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) series and I'm sooo excited to be reviewing this for you!
 
 

What They Say:

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It's as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She's hanging out with the stars . or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing.

There's so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some.er.help.

Becky sets her heart on a new career - she's going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it's tough in Tinseltown. Luckily her best friend Suze comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow...things aren't quite working out as they'd hoped.

Then Becky's big chance comes, and it's an opportunity that money can't buy. But will it cost her too much?

What I Say:

First off, SQUEEEEEE!! I got asked to review a Sophie Kinsella book! OMG! Blogger dream come true! I didn't even have to ask for it or anything!

Ok, fangirl moment over...

Right, so. This book sees Becky, Luke and little Minnie in Hollywood as Luke works with mega star, Sage Seymour and Becky tries to become a stylist to the stars. The whole old gang is here. Tarky, Suze, Mum and Dad, Minnie (who is SO cute!). It's been great to re-visit old friends.

This book is every bit as funny (laugh out loud funny!!) as the previous Shopaholic books. Sophie's writing cracks me up! Becky is just a legend, a cringey legend. There are moments when I actually felt myself blush for Becky! So funny.

Luke and Becky have their ups and downs, like any couple, but I think Luke is a saint, the way he puts up with Becky shenanigans sometimes. I don't think I've ever met a real man like that, I'm not even sure they exist but a girl can dream, can't she? It's also been great catching up with Minnie, who is now an adorable little girl who know her own mind and wants everyone to know it too. Tarquin and Suze's brood has grown up too and it's lovely to catch up with them too. They seem to have their hands full but take it all in their stride.

I really enjoyed Shopaholic to the Stars and think Sophie has done a great job carrying Becky and Luke's story on to the next level.

Like I said, it's been wonderful catching up with old friends and I think it has been perfect. I hope we will get to see them again.  9/10

Thanks to Majama Tutani at Transworld and Sophie Kinsella for my (gorgeous) ARC copy in exchange for my honest review.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Blog Tour Stop with Review - The Missing Girls by Carol Wyer

Welcome to my stop on the Blog blitz for the fabulous third Instalment in the DI Robyn Carter series!


What They Say:

One girl found dead. Another girl gone... Long shadows danced on the tin walls. Inside the trunk lay Carrie Miller, wrapped in plastic, arms folded across her ribcage, lips sealed tight forever... When a girl’s body is found at a Midlands storage unit, it is too decomposed for Detective Robyn Carter to read the signs left by the killer. No one knows the woman in blue who rented the unit; her hire van can’t be traced. But as the leads run dry another body is uncovered. This time the killer’s distinctive mark is plain to see, and matching scratches on the first victim’s skeleton make Robyn suspect she’s searching for a serial-killer.  As Robyn closes in on the killer’s shocking hunting ground, another girl goes missing, and this time it’s someone close to her own heart.  Robyn can’t lose another loved one. Can she find the sickest individual she has ever faced, before it’…

My Review of The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse

Welcome to my review of The Art of Hiding by Amanda Prowse! What They Say: Nina McCarrick has it all: a loving husband, two beautiful boys, a well-appointed home and more time than she knows what to do with. Life is perfect. Until her husband, Finn, is killed in a car accident and everything Nina thought she could rely on unravels.Alone, bereft and faced with a mountain of debt, Nina quickly loses her life of luxury and she begins to question whether she ever really knew the man she married. Forced to move out of her family home, Nina returns to the rundown Southampton council estate—and the sister—she thought she had left far behind.But Nina can’t let herself be overwhelmed—her boys need her. To save them, and herself, she will have to do what her husband discouraged for so long: pursue a career of her own. Torn between the life she thought she knew and the reality she now faces, Nina finally must learn what it means to take control of her life.Bestselling author Amanda Prowse once a…

Book Review - The Queen of Wishful Milly Johnson

Welcome to my Review of The Queen of Wishful Thinking by Milly Johnson!!
What They Say:

When Lewis Harley has a health scare in his early forties, he takes it as a wake-up call. So he and his  wife Charlotte leave behind life in the fast lane and Lewis opens the antique shop he has dreamed of. Bonnie Brookland was brought up in the antiques trade and now works for the man who bought out her father’s business, but she isn’t happy there. So when she walks into Lew’s shop, she knows this is the place for her.

As Bonnie and Lew start to work together, they soon realise that there is more to their relationship than either thought. But Bonnie is trapped in an unhappy marriage, and Lew and Charlotte have more problems than they care to admit. Each has secrets in their past which are about to be uncovered. Can they find the happiness they both deserve?

What I Say:

Well, for starters, this is the first book review I have done in a really long time that isn't for a blog tour! Feels good to b…