Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic #2)
by Sophie Kinsella
With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky Bloomwood’s biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. That is, until Luke announces he’s moving to New York for business—and he asks Becky to go with him! Before you can say “Prada sample sale,” Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury department stores.
Surely it’s only a matter of time until Becky becomes an American celebrity. She and Luke will be the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky’s bills an ocean away in London. But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line. Becky may have taken Manhattan—but will she have to return it?
Rebecca’s life seems to be in order now, what with the thriving TV show she’s part of and her finally getting rid of all those debts. And then her boyfriend announces he’s going to open his business in the USA. What else does a woman in love to do? Follow her boyfriend, of course!
And soon, Becky Bloomwood strikes again! This time, her crazy antics reached Manhattan, and Carrie Bradshaw was right to steer clear of her while she’s in town. Becky accompanies boyfriend Luke Brandon in NYC and before she knows it, things get out of hand (as well as her money out of her credit cards). She goes back to her overspending ways and retorts that NYC is her real home, the place she is destined to fulfill her dreams and spend the rest of her life in. Soon, she finds herself enmeshed in an office conspiracy, causing distress in her love life.
Once again, author Sophie Kinsella made me smile. Becky mystified me. Just when I thought she’s turning into a major disaster over and over again, she stood her ground and redeemed herself. She was still hilarious, but at least she’s matured. Luke would be a fool to let go of her. Can’t wait for their wedding! Yay!