Shopaholic to the Stars [Sophie Kinsella]

Start Date: 31 March 2020

Finish Date: 3 April 2020

Source: Amazon India Kindle edition

Goodreads link.

Goodreads summary:

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?

Notes:

  • Locked down in quarantine, I decided to go ahead and buy the Shopaholic books instead of waiting around for free library copies. My wife had warned me that this one was exasperating, and that it had left things on an annoying cliffhanger, and…
  • Dear god, it was even worse of a cliffhanger than I had expected. A normal cliffhanger just introduces a new situation. This cliffhanger is built on plot points that are brought in throughout the book and never closed off. What horrible sequel bait.
  • Otherwise – Becky Bloomwood just about has the Woosteresque charm and good will that I noticed in Christmas Shopaholic – but, my lord, it hangs there on a breaking thread. This is so much less funny too.

 

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