With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky's biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to "pack light." But packing takes on a whole new meaning when 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 she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky's bills miles away in London.
But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan - but will she have to return it?
This book is also known as Shopaholic Abroad.
©2002 Sophie Kinsella; (P)2002 Recorded Books
I really enjoyed this book. This book is witty and funny right from the start. It is hard to put down just waiting to see what will happen next. The reader, Emily Gray really brings the characters to life. I can't wait to read the other two books in the series.
I did not really think the second book would be as good as the first,they rarely are,but it is! A smashing read.
the things i have learned from reading this series of books i will be able to shop appropriately for the rest of my life....... or at least be able to stay in debt for the rest of my life ;-)
I know this is supposed to be light & fun reading; but I began to hate Becky. She is deceptive and manipulative, and lies to her loved ones. I couldn't root for her or care about how things turned out. For light reading, this was alot of work.
I am sad to say that I thoroughly disliked this book. I enjoyed “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. However, this is the same story with a different setting. I smiled my way through Confessions because this silly character seemed to learn from her mistakes. End of story? Nope. We get to read how Rebecca is NOT simply foolish in a charming way; but is just plain stupid (the chapel scene, really?). I enjoy a light, chick lit novel, I do not expect a literary masterpiece, but this book is just plain annoying.
The narrator is perfect. I always enjoy Kinsella's quick, dry wit. I've yet to read a book that is not clever and sharp. She is one of the few authors that can actually draw me in and make me 'feel' what her characters feel.
I hate spoilers so I will be general...the most interesting was Becky's attempts to reverse her fortunes in the shopping department. The most frustrating was her attitude that she could shop and shop with expectations that the bank or credit card should up her limit - I actually had to take a break listening to her entitlement attitude....but further along she redeemed herself.
The airport near the end.
Becky-she IS the Shopaholic!
I'm a married, 35 year old. No children. I work in local government in a community outreach capacity. I have a BA in Sociology and an MPA in Water Resource Management.
I think the audio edition of this Shopaholic book was better than the print version. I LOVE hearing the British accent and inflection. It really helps when you're reading about quid, the loo, and pounds!
I love Becky's lack of realism. So many of us live our lives so seriously, and this book is truly a fun read and an escape from reality.
I love Emily Gray. Her voice is EXACTLY how I picture Becky's voice! In some of the later books a different narrator is used and it's not the same.
When in Rome!...or New York!
The Shopaholic series is such a fun group of books. I enjoyed reading them and now I love listening to them on Audible! Rebecca Bloomwood's character is relatable to every 20 (or 30) something gal. She has a fun job, fun life, and loves to shop. Couple that with the high class city of New York and you've got trouble.
I know I will listen to this book over and over again!
This book made me laugh so hard I would listen to it again and again.
Becky's mouth gets herself in the most awkward situations.
She made the characters come to life. She used different language, speech patterns, etc for each character.
David, he seems like so much fun.
Buy the book you won't be diappointed.
I love the Shopaholic books. I've never really been a big spender myself but living vicariously through Becky Bloomwood. Even though I'm not a big spender, it definitely doesn't mean that I don't like hearing about other people's shopping exploits. Au contraire, I do very much; I just have extremely good willpower (haha)!
One of the things that I love best about these books is Becky herself. She's quirky and she makes a lot of mistakes but underneath it all, she's still easy to love. While I did find myself *facepalm*-ing throughout the book like I did in the first book, she's too hilarious to get mad at.
In this installation, Becky follows her dreamboat, Luke, to a bigger pond than London. She finds herself in the middle of NYC faced with all sorts of new stores to explore. She figures new country, new start and is determined to put off paying her bills waiting for her back in her home country. She spends with abandon and seems surprised when once again, it gets her into big trouble. On top of that, it gets her into much, much bigger trouble.
These books are a lot of fun. While I don't think that it's necessary for you to have read the first book in this series in order to enjoy the book, I think you could still definitely enjoy the books.
Of course. I find these books to be a nice walk through a wonderful characters life
It is hilarious. How does she get herself into these things?
Just the love of Becky and Brandon
Becky of course. She is the funniest character
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