Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It's as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She's hanging out with the stars…or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing.
There's so much to see and do! And getting Minnie through the hurdles for her A-list Hollywood pre-school will require some…er…help.
Becky sets her heart on a new career - she's going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it's tough in Tinseltown.
Luckily her best friend, Suze, comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow...things aren't quite working out as they’d hoped.
Then Becky's big chance comes, and it's an opportunity that money can't buy. But will it cost her too much?
©2014 Sophie Kinsella (P)2014 Random House Audiobooks
This is the first of these books I have listened to. Wish now that I had known about the others when I purchased this latest in the series so far.
To start I didn't think I was going to like this too much, but the more I listened the more I got hooked and wanted to find out what would happen to Becky next - will she get to be the stars dresser? Will she and Luke be ok and how about her relationship with her bestie Susie???
I think the reason I wasn't so thrilled to start was the narrator.got on my nerves. But even she, in the end I got used to.
I really enjoyed this book with one big But. The ending leaves you hanging in the air I would hope her next book takes up where this leaves off.
Otherwise an enjoyable story
I loved the rest of the shopaholic series but this one is crap. I honestly felt as if she just decided to stop writing the book halfway through and ended it just like that. The story is really superficial in this book and nothing at all is resolved :(
Nope - The attempt to drag this out into a sequel when she had already prolonged the story line, makes Sophie Kinsella as shallow as she has made the characters in the book
The lack of effort/ending
I probably would have finished writing the book.....
Waste of a credit. Utterly disappointing and greedy of the writer. Some parts of this dragged on when they could infact have been cut to make space for completing the storyline.
It passed the time of day and in parts was ok
The ending. I listened to it twice thinking I may have fallen asleep and skipped a chapter. I hadn't ! The ending was really bad. The middle bit was ok, but the characters all seemed to have had a personality transplant. I did really like the Shopaholic series, but this was most definitely the worst one.
1) a much better ending - there was quite a lot of build up to it, but then it was as though the book had been concluded without the last 2 chapters being completed
2) keeping the character personalities the same
It wasn't offensive, it passed some time. I'd listen to the others in the series again, I wouldn't listen to this one again.
Overall quite disappointed. I'd bought this book as soon as it came out. I'm presuming that the author has left the ending open ended for a sequel - bearing in mind it takes a good couple of years for this, I'll have completely lost all interest - the story in this respect is weak and probably not something I'd be that interested in reading / listening to.
Truly grating storyline. The most stupid abrupt ending as if the author suddenly decided she couldn't be bothered to write any more.
As a fan of previous books I was looking forward to this. However Becky is so vile and selfish that it was difficult to stay with her as a character you want to root for. I honestly thought that the book must have been split into 2 downloads and I had reached the end of the first downoad when the book ended.
No. I can't be bothered to find out what her father is up to even if she writes a sequel.
The perfromance was okay
I found this book very boring. It's not worth the money I paid! Would not buy another Sophie kinsella book.
"Why no ending?"
Disappointed with this one as the ending is so abrupt!! Not keen on narrator either, wish they had kept the narrator from mini shopaholic!
"Shopaholic strikes again!"
Love the Shopaholic series! Didn't like the narrator initially but her voice grew on me!
Having read the other Sophie Kinsella books and enjoyed them I was very disappointed with this one. The story and the subject matter was very shallow and I really did not enjoy it.
Loved the book and characters came to life brilliantly. However disappointed in the end. Is there a follow on book???
Im not sure what Sophie Kinsella was thinking, its didn't capture Becky's character at all she's been turned into a selfish, self centred person who seems to have lost all respect for her child, friends and family and despite not earning any money herself is bleeding her long suffering husband dry. The book ended dreadfully with no story lines tied up at all, had to double check i hadn't skipped a few chapter when the audio book suddenly ended!.
Although The narrator was fine, it wasn't the original narrator im used to listening to with all the previous books, therefore all the characters didnt sound right to me as their voices where different which was disappointing.
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