Sunday, 14 June 2015

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella (Contemporary fiction, 9/10E, short 'n' sweet review)

September 2014, Transworld Digital, 497 pages, Ebook, Review copy 

Content: romance, lots of humour 

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! She's hanging out with celebs . . . or at least she will be, once her husband Luke introduces her to his new A-list client Sage Seymour.

Becky sets her heart on a new career – she's going to be a stylist to the stars! And when a chance encounter thrusts her into the limelight, she grabs her opportunity. But in between choosing clutch bags and chasing celebrities, Becky loses touch with her family and her best friend . . .
Caught up in the whirlwind of Tinseltown, has Becky gone too far this time?

Nayu's Thoughts
Although Becky acts totally opposite to me and is outrageous in her thoughts and actions, I couldn't stop reading her tale. She went from one disaster to another, most definitely viewing the world with rose-coloured glasses. It was shocking how she changed as a person and thought more highly of her fame than was realistic. How she treats her friends and family wasn't kindly, and while I know she learnt a lesson by the end, I seriously doubt she will change hugely as a person before her next adventure. 

I did think that she needed to leave the past in the past, and practice forgiveness & moving on when it came to her so-called nemesis. But then it made sense seeing as she is a shopaholic it seems natural for her to have neurotic tendencies. I'm now on the look out for the other books in the series – I want to know what happened before and after she had her daughter, and what really happened with her nemesis who does help more than hinder her. Becky learns that beig self-centred doesn't win friends and pushes people who stood by her in the past right away. Fame is fickle, true friendship & love isn't. 

Find out more on Sophie's website

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