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Review: ‘Shopaholic to the Stars’ by Sophie Kinsella

I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘Shopaholic to the Stars’ by Sophie KinsellaShopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella
Series: Shopaholic #7
Published by Random House Publishing Group on October 21st, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Friendship, Love & Romance
Pages: 496
Format: ARC
Source: publisher unsolicited
four-stars
Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) has stars in her eyes. She and her daughter, Minnie, have joined husband Luke in LA—city of herbal smoothies, multimillion-dollar yoga retreats, and the lure of celebrity. Luke is there to help manage the career of famous actress Sage Seymour—and Becky is convinced she is destined to be Sage’s personal stylist, and go from there to every A-list celebrity in Hollywood! But things become complicated when Becky joins the team of Sage’s archrival. How will charming and supportive Luke deal with this conflict? Is it possible that what Becky wants most will end up hurting those she loves most? Shopaholic fans old and new will devour Sophie Kinsella’s newest adventure!

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review

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Our favourite shopaholic Becky is back once again! Her lovely hubby Luke is taking a chance at working with actors in his new PR office. But that means taking the family from London to Hollywood, California. Becky jumps at the chance and brings her adorable daughter Minnie along. She soon finds out that it’s just as hard to keep a job in America, so she sets her sights on being a stylist for Luke’s celebrity client. Following her dreams is no easy task, and we all know that Becky will stop at nothing to get what she wants, even if it means going against her husband’s client who has a celebrity frenemy at her heels. Told in the same witty banter as all the shopaholic books, Becky is back and better than ever.

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I just love this series. If there’s one series that I know that I will automatically love, it’s this one. Becky gets into so many problems and tries to get herself out with such grace and poise that I pretty much devoured this book in two sittings. It’s a rather extensive and larger than the other books, but you have no problem gobbling up its pages. I loved that there was a bit of mystery of why her father was after his old friend. And considering that cliffhanger ending, there’s going to be more books. Becky is rather selfish in this one I might have to warn you. She undermines her family, her friends and even Luke to get what she wants. But I think that’s the allure that Hollywood has, and even though Becky has that big heart, she still gets sucked up in it and finds herself to be all alone. I guess that’s the lesson that comes with wanting fame.

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Lovely characters (obviously), with as many hilarious situations are found throughout the entire book. Pick this one up for its humour, and smile that Becky is back with her shopaholic mind-set still in its place.


reading progress

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quotes

I’ve had a sudden realization. I don’t want to be a seamstress any more, I want to work with animals. (109)
You get clarity in your life from ringing a bell? (138)
Trapped inside that gorgeous, curvaceous body is a spoiled teenage girl with arrested development and the biggest air of entitlement I’ve ever come across. (230)
The more you give them, more they’ll want. (241)
Once you invite these people into your life, it’s very difficult to shut them out again. (257)
Why do Americans like their drinks so cold? Are they descended from Eskimos or something? (265)
Do celebrities ever get used to being two people, one private and one public? (283)
The farther you fall, the more they love you when you bounce back. (304)
But life can’t be about holding onto the bad things. It has to be about grabbing onto good things and letting the bad things go. (345)
I should have ordered the Mind-Altering Tea for Repressed Older Women in Chanel Suits. (348)
When you really want something, you have to have it. (403)
If you’re lost, it’s up to me to come and find you. (408)

rating

4/5

four-stars

4 Comments

  1. L. Levine

    October 12, 2017 at 11:08 PM

    Am I the only one that feels this book left a lot of unanswered questions?

    What happened to her father?
    The Rebecca mystery?
    Luke and his mother’s problems
    When I finished the book I felt a couple of chapters were missing.

  2. Ashley

    November 14, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    I was worried that the series would be played out and tired at this point. Mini Shopaholic started grating on me a little, but it seems like this one is cute and fun. Good to know! Thanks!

  3. Cali W.

    November 2, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    Great review. I am not much of a shopaholic, but this sounds like a fun read. <3

  4. Jaime Lynn

    October 25, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    I would never have imagined myself reading this series…. until I started reading your reviews for it. Now, I think i may have to give it a shot!

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