No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
It is fun...the previous two books were frustrating and reflected our current entitlement society.
This one was pure fantasy (wedding at the Plaza), private jet flights, etc.
I enjoy Kinsella and would only compare to the lesser liked (Shopaholic Takes Manhattan).
I'd rather recommend Can You Keep a Secret? or I've Got Your Number-
FANTASTIC, FABULOUS, laugh out loud reads!!!
Becky Bloomwood-Emily nails it and every character every time.
There were a few giggles.
Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood: She's become the best personal shopper at Barneys, 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?
The narrator's ability to give a stale story some life
I think I can't recall the most interesting part. But the least interesting part may be the wedding in NY at the end. I expected more ingenuity in getting herself out of the "two-wedding" trouble. But I shouldn't have had my hopes high for this book in the first place.
Most of Sophie K's books follow more or less similar story lines, I think.
Yes, I have. It was another of Sophie K's shopaholic books. It was equally good.
This story is not led by memorable characters. It just goes on until the anti-climactic end.
Unless you have some credits or cash to spare for some mindless entertainment, save your money and spend it somewhere else. There are many more worthy audiobooks out there!
But once more, I emphasize that the narration is good. It was story that I didn't like. I don't know what I was thinking buying two shopaholics.
It's a great audio performance, well done.
Becky Bloomwood is charming and lovable. The story is somewhat predictable but entertaining.
Tons of them!
Becky, of course!
I love that Becky finally gets married and has someone who loves her
The other shopaholic series, we just get more of Beckys life
Suz's wedding. It was so funny I was laughing out loud
Not really just a nice reading
Listens while running
Emily Gray's narration is wonderful, and the conclusion to this book--for me--paid off. The exploration of the Elinor/Luke relationship was pretty interesting.
Shopaholic Ties the Knot is in line with the previous shopaholic books, but Becky is slightly less sympathetic here for me. It's the first time I've really had a hard time suspending disbelief on her. (Though I will point out she's better in the next book.)
Emily Gray just gets Becky Bloomwood. I'm listening to Mini Shopaholic now, and Rosalyn Landor, while talented, simply doesn't compare. I read Shopaholic and Sister on my own, and I could hear Gray over every line. Her character interpretation is superb.
This would have been an entertaining "read" but the reader was a snooze. Her predictable speech patterns for each character made the story dull and the pitch of her voice was at times irritating. Her monotone male characters were dreadfully portrayed. Skip this one.
Becky Becky Becky...I love the shopaholic series. It was very easy to listen to it. Most of the time I couldn’t stop my ipod…I finished it in two days..Awesome…Hilarious...LOL
Since of course she is getting a bit more mature in this story, it wasn't as fun as the other ones. I still enjoyed it though.