Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2)
The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot is back! And this time Becky Bloomwood and her credit cards are headed across the Atlantic.... 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 boutiques. 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?

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2) Details

TitleShopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 27th, 2004
PublisherDell Publishing Company
ISBN-139780440241812
Rating
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Romance

Shopaholic Takes Manhattan (Shopaholic, #2) Review

  • Lola
    January 1, 1970
    I love shopping vicariously through Becky!
  • Angelc
    January 1, 1970
    Love her or hate her, Rebecca Bloomwood is possibly one of the most memorable characters in current fiction. She's so over the top and fabulous even though the poor thing really does have an addiction as bad as any other addiction-she's a shopaholic. I read the first Shopaholic book and absolutely loved how fun and fanciful the whole idea was, and Becky's romance with Luke was unexpected and sweet. However, reading the sequel, I often felt like I was reading the exact same book over again, but w Love her or hate her, Rebecca Bloomwood is possibly one of the most memorable characters in current fiction. She's so over the top and fabulous even though the poor thing really does have an addiction as bad as any other addiction-she's a shopaholic. I read the first Shopaholic book and absolutely loved how fun and fanciful the whole idea was, and Becky's romance with Luke was unexpected and sweet. However, reading the sequel, I often felt like I was reading the exact same book over again, but with only half of the charm and a less endearing romance story. I wanted Becky to have grown up a bit and have learned from her previous mistakes instead of making all of them over again in the second book. Of course, the author had to find a way to give the reader more of what they loved about the first book, but I just felt like Becky learned nothing the first time around. In this installment, Becky has a great job as a financial advisor on a London morning talk show, which she is very good at. Her romance with successful and gorgeous entepreneur Luke Brandon is going places. Unfortunately, she still has a teeny tiny problem with overspending which could potentially ruin everything she has worked so hard to gain.There are truly some laugh out loud moments in this book, and not just the cliched chick lit awkward moments. Becky's faux pas are unique, hilarious, and could only happen to her. Sometimes I couldn't help but feel sorry for her, though, because she shows many signs of a person with a true shopping addiction. She hides her purchases from family and friends, she doesn't remember anything she buys, and she definitely doesn't have the funds to support her habit. I was starting to think it might be time for her to seek professional help. Then other times, I was just so frustrated with her! She has an amazing, fun job that she excels at, and a great boyfriend, supportive friends, awesome parents, and she places more importance on designer clothing than any of that and even risks losing it all for the perfect pair of "clementine" heels.I thought the romance fell flat in this one, even though I loved Becky and Luke in the first book. I know it's not as dynamic since the two were already a couple, and that can't be helped, but I just found myself forgetting why they ever fell for each other in the first place.Overall, this book was a fun, satisfying escape. By the end I was ready to find my copy of "Shopaholic Ties the Knot" so I could see what happens to Becky and Luke. But I really hope Becky tries to change for the better at least a little!!Reviewed for: http://inthehammockblog.blogspot.com/
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  • Zoë
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5Book 10/100 for 2015!I loved this book! Rebecca really grew as a character and I am in LOVE with her and Luke. I really enjoyed the change in location from London to NYC as well! I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!
  • Lanette
    January 1, 1970
    I tried, I really did... but I couldn't get past the first chapter... and knowing that there are, what, 3? 4? more books in the series after this... I just couldn't make myself finish it. It's probably because I get very irritated by people who are stupid when it comes to managing their money and being irresponsible... so the fact that this dim-wit is now giving others financial advice left a bad taste in my mouth... and the fact that she had dug herself into debt again just made me mad. I looke I tried, I really did... but I couldn't get past the first chapter... and knowing that there are, what, 3? 4? more books in the series after this... I just couldn't make myself finish it. It's probably because I get very irritated by people who are stupid when it comes to managing their money and being irresponsible... so the fact that this dim-wit is now giving others financial advice left a bad taste in my mouth... and the fact that she had dug herself into debt again just made me mad. I looked at all the other books on my quite-full shelf and decided that I just couldn't waste any more time with Shopaholic!
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  • PhobicPrerogative
    January 1, 1970
    Off the bat, I'm yet to warm up to Rebecca Bloomwood. I didn't connect with her in Shopaholic, or in Shopaholic & Sister (I read it before Manhattan). You would think that with the second book, Rebecca has at least grown some or gained depth. Instead, she's the same Becky we met in Shopaholic: a pathological liar, a trait that makes her look insecure rather than someone to be pitied She's still dumb, daft, dense, shallow, whiny and a hypocrite who dishes out what she can't take. Rebecca is a Off the bat, I'm yet to warm up to Rebecca Bloomwood. I didn't connect with her in Shopaholic, or in Shopaholic & Sister (I read it before Manhattan). You would think that with the second book, Rebecca has at least grown some or gained depth. Instead, she's the same Becky we met in Shopaholic: a pathological liar, a trait that makes her look insecure rather than someone to be pitied She's still dumb, daft, dense, shallow, whiny and a hypocrite who dishes out what she can't take. Rebecca is also SO aggravating, infuriating and unlikeable that at page 120, I needed time off from her just so she doesn't rub off on me and then I'm tempted to kick her around. Which, unfortunately, is impossible. It just makes me so furious that after everything in book one, she's still digging herself into a financial hole out of her inability to use common sense - wasn't she bankrupt in book one? Why the hell do you buy your friend cushions when you're receiving letters from banks about overdue payments?!!There's a sick and deep need in this GIRL to be accepted by someone or something, and it's leading her to act completely immature that it's not at all endearing. If Sophie Kinsella was addressing the dangers of living beyond your means, congratulations to her! I got the message.Rebecca doesn't deserve to have a job or live in a posh (or close to) flat. Or even be allowed to have credit card extensions or whatever. What is that teaching people? That you can dick around with money but still be able to be GIVEN money by a financial institution to afford a £50 hat?Sophie should've bankrupt this silly child completely such that she'd be trying to dig herself out of the financial mess for years on end, just to teach her a friggin' lesson that she would never forget. That would have been real enough.I have an urge to burn this book.
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  • Jennifer
    January 1, 1970
    It’s like leading an alcoholic to all the best hidden bars. Oh, Becky. I liked this one even more than the first. A funny, engaging series with a heroine who has zero self-control when it comes to spending money she doesn’t have. Cringe-worthy at times but written with entertainment in mind and well-meaning underlying themes.
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  • Vicki
    January 1, 1970
    Following Becky Bloomwood's life with her little issue of overextending herself with credit cards and her need for the designer offerings. I first saw the movie and it set a pretty high bar. when I read book 1 I didn't find the movie in that book, but it was definitely lurking inside this one. I was happy to find the familiar workings of Becky's mind in full glory in this book. I liked the book enough to move on to book 3.
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  • Obsidian
    January 1, 1970
    I am glad that I re-read this book, but feel disappointed overall with how the earlier books in the Shopaholic series no longer stand up. I think it's because I have already read these books and the latest, that I just feel nothing but flat out annoyance towards Rebecca (Becky) and her hare-brained schemes to not pay her bills, to cover up when she's in over her head, and somehow through sheer luck to get out of trouble. And then somehow is in the right in the end when she is 100 percent in the I am glad that I re-read this book, but feel disappointed overall with how the earlier books in the Shopaholic series no longer stand up. I think it's because I have already read these books and the latest, that I just feel nothing but flat out annoyance towards Rebecca (Becky) and her hare-brained schemes to not pay her bills, to cover up when she's in over her head, and somehow through sheer luck to get out of trouble. And then somehow is in the right in the end when she is 100 percent in the wrong.I read the first book several years ago and remember being charmed by it. In this second book, we now have Becky and Luke dating. Becky has convinced Luke to go off and take a mini-break to the country. While there she realizes that Luke has plans to expand his company to America, specifically New York. Becky after the events in the last book has paid off all of her debts and thinks she finally has her shopping bug under control.Spoilers, she does not.Pretty much Becky acts as if she has paid her bills off, that apparently if she uses her credit card that means her balance stays zero. Considering that Becky is a financial expert (seriously this was always funny to me) on a morning television show, you would think she be a bit smarter. I think readers are supposed to find Becky endearing. I just found her to be hopelessly immature. Becky's relationship with her parents is to keep them in the dark (though you of course realize they are not that dumb) and she wants Luke to make a public declaration of his love for her. Honestly, I never got to be much of Luke fan until the later books. He feels like a non-person in these earlier books. We are given bare bone facts about him and you can feel yourself sympathizing with him. But then we are supposed to ignore his need to prove himself in America cause Becky gets her feelings hurt when they go to New York. There are secondary characters long time readers know about like Tarquin and Suze. They also don't age very well in this second book in my opinion.The writing was okay, but the flow was pretty bad. I think it is because you are just waiting for the characters to move along to New York. Of course once we move from London to New York I was bored senseless. You don't get a real sense of the city, crowds, movement, the uniqueness of New York. That's cause all Becky is focused on is shopping and hiding it from Luke. The ending at first I thought redeemed itself. But when we go to two months later and things are just kind of hand-waved away and Luke telling Becky how right she is (after once again having her finances get to threat level midnight levels) I just yawned myself through it. I read this for Romance Book Bingo 2017 square: Second Chances (view spoiler)[This fits that square because the main couple breaks up and then gets back together at the end of the book.. (hide spoiler)]
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars
  • Tammy
    January 1, 1970
    I am (slowly) working my way through this series and re-reading it before the movie premiers. I laughed my way through the books the first time and really got a kick out of it. And I am laughing again the second time 'round too; however, I am starting to realize that Becky is - to put it quite frankly - DUMB! Who does the things that she does? And then gets by with it? Pure dumb luck is the only thing that pulls her out of the strange and contradictory situations that this girl gets herself into I am (slowly) working my way through this series and re-reading it before the movie premiers. I laughed my way through the books the first time and really got a kick out of it. And I am laughing again the second time 'round too; however, I am starting to realize that Becky is - to put it quite frankly - DUMB! Who does the things that she does? And then gets by with it? Pure dumb luck is the only thing that pulls her out of the strange and contradictory situations that this girl gets herself into. But Luke Brandon - I just adore Luke. Even if he is an obsessed, over-the-top workaholic who is attracted to airheads. Kinsella writes Luke so well that you really don't need to hop into his head to know what he is thinking. And I just loved it when he gives Becky the special scarf that he secretly bought at her clothes auction. It made my heart go pitter patter. =) Only a man like Luke would overlook something as stupid as FedEx-ing your clothes to a hotel and not packing a small bag "just in case". I have high hopes for the movie. The script re-write appears to be funnier and smarter than the books.
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  • Janna
    January 1, 1970
    I know I know - I hated the first one, why read the second? I actually really TRIED to like these since my friend just LOVED them and raved about them and continuously wanted to discuss them. *sigh* I wouldn't have finished if I didn't have this obsessive tendency to HAVE to finish a book I start. Our favorite whiny, self-destructive, vacuous character on a rampage in Manhatten - despite finding the "job of her dreams" she manages to be miserable. Bah. I don't think I disliked it because of the I know I know - I hated the first one, why read the second? I actually really TRIED to like these since my friend just LOVED them and raved about them and continuously wanted to discuss them. *sigh* I wouldn't have finished if I didn't have this obsessive tendency to HAVE to finish a book I start. Our favorite whiny, self-destructive, vacuous character on a rampage in Manhatten - despite finding the "job of her dreams" she manages to be miserable. Bah. I don't think I disliked it because of the genre, though it's not my favorite, I just hated the main character...still.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I really really needed to reread the Shopaholic series right now. I need something light and fun as I stay home fighting the Flu. The only things keeping me going are Thera-Flu, The X-Files and Becky Bloomwood. Last night I decided to read some of the 1 & 2 star rating for this series and it made me laugh. Apparently those readers seem to think that this series is just fluff and Becky is a terrible role model who makes terrible decisions. No SHIT! Sophie Kinsella isn't Tolstoy. She writes co I really really needed to reread the Shopaholic series right now. I need something light and fun as I stay home fighting the Flu. The only things keeping me going are Thera-Flu, The X-Files and Becky Bloomwood. Last night I decided to read some of the 1 & 2 star rating for this series and it made me laugh. Apparently those readers seem to think that this series is just fluff and Becky is a terrible role model who makes terrible decisions. No SHIT! Sophie Kinsella isn't Tolstoy. She writes cotton candy books. I'm high on Thera-Flu, I don't need a book that's going to make me think. In Shopaholic Takes Manhattan, Becky bring her overspending habits to a city that was made for overspending New York City. As always Becky get in over her head financially and has to find a way to pull herself out. Becky is annoyingly optimistic even when it seems all is lost and she is as always hilarious. If you loved book 1 you'll this one even more. If you hated book 1, why would read this one?
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  • Myrna
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed this one more than Confessions of a Shopaholic. Look forward to reading more of her antics. 3.5 stars!
  • Alaina Meserole
    January 1, 1970
    “I'll show Luke I can fit into the city. I'll show him I can be a true New Yorker. I'll go the gym, and then I'll eat a bagel, and I'll ... shoot someone, maybe? Or maybe just the gym will be enough.”Okay, so for some reason when I first read this book back in 2015 I rated it 2 stars??!! I have no idea what lemonade I was sipping back then because I was obviously drunk on something. This book deserved way better than my wack-ass 2 star rating. Hopefully this review will redeem myself because Sho “I'll show Luke I can fit into the city. I'll show him I can be a true New Yorker. I'll go the gym, and then I'll eat a bagel, and I'll ... shoot someone, maybe? Or maybe just the gym will be enough.”Okay, so for some reason when I first read this book back in 2015 I rated it 2 stars??!! I have no idea what lemonade I was sipping back then because I was obviously drunk on something. This book deserved way better than my wack-ass 2 star rating. Hopefully this review will redeem myself because Shopaholic Takes Manhattan was so freaking good!I guess I should start off with some spoilers.(view spoiler)[SO I was so sad that Derek Smeath was retiring in this book but I did like that the new guy, John Gavin definitely gave Rebecca the swift kick in the ass she needed. Boy, did she have so much freaking debt that I found it quite ridiculous that one person could do that much damage. But I guess she really is obsessed with shopping. Then there's Luke, sweet sweet Luke, who I am very happy his business is still alive and well in this book thanks to Becca but I'm also really happy that the book ended with them being together again. I needed that so much because I'm kind of obsessed with their relationship.THEN there's Alicia - ugh I didn't like her in the first book, or the movie of the first book, and I definitely still hated the bitch in this book. So, thanks for that consistency Sophie. I'm super glad she got called out for her bitchiness and unprofessional work-behavior because I don't know what I would've done if Luke's business failed and Alicia won the London bank or whatever. I would've cried into the book. Other than that I still like Becca's friendship with Suze but I really liked her new friendship with Michael. (hide spoiler)]Overall, it was a great book and a really quick read. I can't wait to re-read the next book.
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  • Laurence R.
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5Once again, Sophie Kinsella does it: she creates a funny, romantic and original novel.I loved the first book in this series. Its idea is so original, so well-thought and so addicting that I know that, no matter how long it takes me, I'm going to read this series to its end, because it's really amazing. The continuation of the story in this book is just great. Becky is more aware of her tendencies, even though that doesn't mean she doesn't make mistakes again ('cause she makes A LOT of them 4.5/5Once again, Sophie Kinsella does it: she creates a funny, romantic and original novel.I loved the first book in this series. Its idea is so original, so well-thought and so addicting that I know that, no matter how long it takes me, I'm going to read this series to its end, because it's really amazing. The continuation of the story in this book is just great. Becky is more aware of her tendencies, even though that doesn't mean she doesn't make mistakes again ('cause she makes A LOT of them in this book). I loved how she tried, in vain sometimes, to refrain herself from buying something. Her pride in doing so made me laugh so much sometimes, because I know how it feels to be proud of doing something that people don't even need to think about and we've got to support each other. Becky's character is incredible. While she isn't perfect at all and she gets on my nerves (and on most readers') when she's so wrapped up in shopping that she spends way too much on clothes, accessories, makeup or simply random stuff, she's a character I absolutely love. We've all got our own faults and Becky's are pretty inoffensive, to anyone but her, if you think about it. She just gets herself in bad situations, but little by little, she learns.I loved how Becky and Luke's situation progressed in this book, because I have to admit I was scared when I learned that they got in a relationship in the first book of a series and I'm always scared of reading more about some characters' relationship when I'm already satisfied by it. However, I feel like everything that happens in this book was necessary and I'm definitely happy with the way it ends. There's just something about Sophie Kinsella's writing that's SO DAMN FUNNY! I swear, she's probably the author who cracks me up the most, and that's saying a lot. Whether it's what Becky's saying or doing or simply the way it's described, it's hilarious and I love this series for making me decompress. In this book, I felt a lot more sadness than in the first one, because there's some injustice that made me really angry and sad at the same time. I wasn't expecting to tear up while reading this, but a person's life can't always be great, even when it's a fictional character's. I absolutely loved the ending, though, and I'm so happy and proud of Becky. I feel like she grew up a lot in this book, maybe even more than in the first, no matter how subtle it is. If you haven't started this series yet, please do.
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  • Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
    January 1, 1970
    Rebecca's life seems to be in order now, what with the thriving TV show she's part of and her finally getting rid of all those debts. And then her boyfriend announces he's going to open his business in the USA. What else does a woman in love to do? Follow her boyfriend, of course!And soon, Becky Bloomwood strikes again! This time, her crazy antics reached Manhattan, and Carrie Bradshaw was right to steer clear of her while she's in town. Becky accompanies boyfriend Luke Brandon in NYC and before Rebecca's life seems to be in order now, what with the thriving TV show she's part of and her finally getting rid of all those debts. And then her boyfriend announces he's going to open his business in the USA. What else does a woman in love to do? Follow her boyfriend, of course!And soon, Becky Bloomwood strikes again! This time, her crazy antics reached Manhattan, and Carrie Bradshaw was right to steer clear of her while she's in town. Becky accompanies boyfriend Luke Brandon in NYC and before she knows it, things get out of hand (as well as her money out of her credit cards). She goes back to her overspending ways and retorts that NYC is her real home, the place she is destined to fulfill her dreams and spend the rest of her life in. Soon, she finds herself enmeshed in an office conspiracy, causing distress in her love life. Once again, author Sophie Kinsella made me smile. Becky mystified me. Just when I thought she's turning into a major disaster over and over again, she stood her ground and redeemed herself. She was still hilarious, but at least she's matured. Luke would be a fool to let go of her. Can't wait for their wedding! Yay!
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  • Nusrat Mahmood
    January 1, 1970
    hahahahaha!!!!! I mean her life is fabulous and terrific and pathetic at the same time. I love this book, I totally love this book. because like Becky, I myself put my leg on an axe so many times, screwed my life so many phases of my life still I survive the situation by continuous witty lies (don't judge me okay? I have also a good heart like her) and then one day wins everybody's heart and my luck with my truth and hard work. It's a fun read, a very comfy read to relax your mind. highly recomm hahahahaha!!!!! I mean her life is fabulous and terrific and pathetic at the same time. I love this book, I totally love this book. because like Becky, I myself put my leg on an axe so many times, screwed my life so many phases of my life still I survive the situation by continuous witty lies (don't judge me okay? I have also a good heart like her) and then one day wins everybody's heart and my luck with my truth and hard work. It's a fun read, a very comfy read to relax your mind. highly recommended to depressed soul.
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  • Abby
    January 1, 1970
    Becky's carelessness seriously gives me anxiety. As someone who's always been stingy with my money, I can't imagine spending so carelessly. That being said, I do have a closet stuffed full of clothes and Becky's eventual purge inspired me to do the same just this morning. Yay me! And I know that Becky surely won't actually learn a lesson and go through the same thing again next book.
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  • Tania
    January 1, 1970
    This was a terrific, funny book. Book two of the Shopaholic series sees Becky and her boyfriend Luke moving to New York so he can set up a new office there. As expected, Becky's shopping gets out of hand again, creating disaster. It's not a complicated book at all. But that's not a bad thing -- this is a terrific book to curl up in bed with, or to take to the beach with you. I found myself laughing out loud a great deal more than I did with the first book. Becky's attempts to sneak in her purcha This was a terrific, funny book. Book two of the Shopaholic series sees Becky and her boyfriend Luke moving to New York so he can set up a new office there. As expected, Becky's shopping gets out of hand again, creating disaster. It's not a complicated book at all. But that's not a bad thing -- this is a terrific book to curl up in bed with, or to take to the beach with you. I found myself laughing out loud a great deal more than I did with the first book. Becky's attempts to sneak in her purchases without anyone seeing are hilarious, and something I could relate to. Her experience at the wedding of an old family friend was also true to life (on a bigger scale, obviously -- you have to read it to understand). I thought Becky was much more well developed and likeable in this book. She still lies, but somehow her lies don't seem quite as awful. She has more confidence and she takes charge of her life more -- I really liked how she handled herself when everything fell apart. I like Luke, although he still could've used more depth. Overall this was a really good book that I think most women would enjoy.
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  • alis
    January 1, 1970
    Sebenernya cuman iseng2 aja baca bukunya. Habis aku suka gayanya Kinsella di Finding Audrey. Dan aku ngakak juga akhirnya. I really should taking a break with mm genre and this book is really help me a lot, i mean, i have my mood back and my doubt for reading another good but not too good is like, flying away. Terus kayaknya aku ngerasain banget jadi Becky. Tapi ga separah dia sih, maksudnya pasti deh para bookworm kalo udah liat buku diskon, niatnya beli satu, eh taunya pulang-pulang bawa lima. Sebenernya cuman iseng2 aja baca bukunya. Habis aku suka gayanya Kinsella di Finding Audrey. Dan aku ngakak juga akhirnya. I really should taking a break with mm genre and this book is really help me a lot, i mean, i have my mood back and my doubt for reading another good but not too good is like, flying away. Terus kayaknya aku ngerasain banget jadi Becky. Tapi ga separah dia sih, maksudnya pasti deh para bookworm kalo udah liat buku diskon, niatnya beli satu, eh taunya pulang-pulang bawa lima. Atau pas cuman pengen window shopping doang, eh malah beli. Haha si Bekcy ini parah banget, kayaknya ga bisa nahan godaan. Sampai utangnya numpuk banyak dan dia dipecat dari pekerjaannya. And the rest of the story? Pretty good! Im grinning ear to ear omg seriously, Luke sweet parah. So, 4 bintang buat buku ini c:
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  • Barb
    January 1, 1970
    Shopaholic takes Manhattan was a fun book to read. i listened to it while i followed in the book. i was constantly laughing or giggling. i highly recommended it. One of those books you can totally picture yourself in the middle of what was happening!
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  • Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
    January 1, 1970
    At A GlanceGenre: Chick litLove Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.Cliff Hanger: nope.Rating: 4.5 starsScore SheetAll out of tenCover: 7 Plot: 8Characters: 8World Building: 7Flow: 8Series Congruity: 8Writing: 8Ending: 8Total: 8In DeptBest Part: New York!Worst Part: Again, too clean an ending.Thoughts Had: yay new york!; that witch!ConclusionContinuing the Series: yah!Recommending: yahShort Review: I think that the fact that i read two of Sophie's books in just 1 day should be reason enough for others At A GlanceGenre: Chick litLove Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.Cliff Hanger: nope.Rating: 4.5 starsScore SheetAll out of tenCover: 7 Plot: 8Characters: 8World Building: 7Flow: 8Series Congruity: 8Writing: 8Ending: 8Total: 8In DeptBest Part: New York!Worst Part: Again, too clean an ending.Thoughts Had: yay new york!; that witch!ConclusionContinuing the Series: yah!Recommending: yahShort Review: I think that the fact that i read two of Sophie's books in just 1 day should be reason enough for others to pick up her books! I'm so glad to be getting into the Shopaholic series again. They flow so well from one book to another. I was on the edge of my seat for this one, i knew something was going to go down but i didn't expect two things! Again, a too clean ending, especially since it's a series and the ending could have a been a huge cliff hanger but instead i got some cleanness. Oh well, on to book 3 :DReview in GIF Form:
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  • Nina Draganova
    January 1, 1970
    Не е лесно в 2 часа през нощта да четеш историите за Беки. Освен , че можеш да събудиш всички около теб, така те разсънва , че после вече не ти се иска да спиш.Нагледно си представете , как искаш да натъпчеш целия си гардероб в найлонови торби които се обезвъздушават , за да скриеш от приятелката си безсмислените количества дрехи и какво ли не. И в момента , когато приятелката ти сипе похвали , колко си върха , тези торби започват да като топове да изстрелват върху нея цялата натурия (както те с Не е лесно в 2 часа през нощта да четеш историите за Беки. Освен , че можеш да събудиш всички около теб, така те разсънва , че после вече не ти се иска да спиш.Нагледно си представете , как искаш да натъпчеш целия си гардероб в найлонови торби които се обезвъздушават , за да скриеш от приятелката си безсмислените количества дрехи и какво ли не. И в момента , когато приятелката ти сипе похвали , колко си върха , тези торби започват да като топове да изстрелват върху нея цялата натурия (както те сами наричат всичко , което се трупа в една къща ).Но най-много наистина и се кефя, след всичките изпразнени банкови карти, да дава финансови съвети от телевизионния екран. Това момиче ме зарежда с настроение. И ме подсеща, че се надявах на същото,някой по погрешка да плати кредитната ми карта :)Продължавам разбира се.
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  • Love Fool
    January 1, 1970
    How could you not be excited for Becky Bloomwood and her traveling to New York City with her hot new man. New love is so much fun and I love reading about the ins and outs of it. Plus, the best shopaholic is in NYC, one of the best cities for fashion lovers. If you loved part 1 like I did you will not be disappointed by part 2.
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  • Aleida Oskam
    January 1, 1970
    Toch nog tijd gevonden om tussen m'n Gilmore Girls verslaving door dit boek nog uit te lezen. Gewoon weer een typische Shopaholic. Met weer van die lachwekkende hopeloze gevallen. Op naar deel 3
  • ☆Michelle☆
    January 1, 1970
    Recensione con SPOILERVorrei poter dire che ho amato questo libro, che sono stata più che coinvolta nella storia, che Sophie Kinsella è una scrittrice fenomenale e che non vedo l’ora di poter mettere le mani su altri suoi libri e su altre storie eccezionali come questa. E invece, l’unica cosa che dico è che non capisco come questo libro può essere definito un Best Sellers. Sinceramente, penso che questo libro non valga nemmeno gli 8,40 euro che la Mondadori chiede per comprarlo. Come diavolo può Recensione con SPOILERVorrei poter dire che ho amato questo libro, che sono stata più che coinvolta nella storia, che Sophie Kinsella è una scrittrice fenomenale e che non vedo l’ora di poter mettere le mani su altri suoi libri e su altre storie eccezionali come questa. E invece, l’unica cosa che dico è che non capisco come questo libro può essere definito un Best Sellers. Sinceramente, penso che questo libro non valga nemmeno gli 8,40 euro che la Mondadori chiede per comprarlo. Come diavolo può piacere una cosa del genere? I personaggi sono egoisti e stupidi – più che ingenui – e la storia non ha nulla di sensazionale, manca quel qualcosa che fa dire: “Wow, e adesso?” L’unico momento in cui ho pensato che valeva la pena andare avanti a leggerlo è stato alla fine, quando lei sbalordisce tutti dicendo che ha estinto i suoi debiti e quando poi Luke le va praticamente a chiedere di sposarlo. La scrittura dell’autrice non è nulla di eccezionale, scrive normalmente come può scrivere chiunque. Le do atto, però, di aver scritto in modo veramente brillante un personaggio talmente irritante e stupido e quasi quasi fa venire voglia di bruciare il libro. E io non farei mai una cosa del genere, quindi questo la dice lunga. La storia in sé non è brutta perché parla di una ragazza che ha un vero problema e che deve cercare di risolvere. Potrà far ridere, ma l’ossessione per lo shopping è una malattia quando la dipendenza per il gioco d’azzardo. Lei ovviamente non se ne rende conto, ma neanche i personaggi che la circondano lo capiscono. Luke è un uomo egoista che pensa solo al suo lavoro e ha manie di grandezza, forse anche a causa della madre; Suze, la sua compagnia di stanza, è l’unica che si salva perché fa quello che può ed è anche abbastanza simpatica; la madre ha il suo stesso problema: compra tutto quello che vede, soprattutto se può ricevere anche qualcosa in omaggio. Ma, alla fine, lei non risolve niente. Si trasferisce a New York e lavora in qualche modo con la moda, ma poi continua a comprare compulsivamente vestiti e scarpe – i quali aveva venduto prima di partire, restando così con il nulla più assoluto. E adesso io mi chiedo: esiste personaggio più irritante, stupido e irresponsabile di Rebecca Bloomwood? No, non credo. Questa qui ne combina una dopo l’altra – combina dei guai al matrimonio del vicino di casa, si ubriaca durante un pranzo di lavoro, si fa scambiare per una cameriera durante una colazione di beneficenza con la sua probabile futura suocera – e, per di più, non fa nulla riguardo al fatto che il suo fidanzato passi più tempo al lavoro che con lei. Okay, mi è dispiaciuto molto quando i suoi debiti sono apparsi su uno dei giornali più importanti di Londra e tutto quello che ha fatto lui è stato incolparla, ma come si fa a dargli torto? Certo, magari poteva essere un po' più comprensivo, ma lei non solo ha esagerato, ha rovinato la sua vita. Ovviamente il finale è molto banale perché se lei non fosse riuscita a estinguere i suoi debiti, il libro non sarebbe potuto finire, però magari inventarsi qualche altro modo. E invece no, la nostra protagonista estingue i suoi debiti come se nulla fosse, poi fa una telefonata e le offrono un lavoro a New York. In pratica, non poteva finire in altro modo, anche se apprezzo molto che non abbia accettato il lavoro che le aveva proposto Michael e che non fosse tornata subito tra le braccia di Luke. Almeno, queste sono le uniche due cose veramente realistiche – la seconda più della prima – che ho trovato “normali” in questo libro – tralasciando il fatto che, appunto, lei è stata citata in tribunale ma, avendo ripagato tutto, non si è più fatto niente. Poi può succedere a chiunque quello che è successo a lei, ma dopo non ci si risolleva così facilmente e velocemente, e una persona con il suo problema non si stacca così facilmente da quella che può essere definita “la sua droga”. Quindi, per ricapitolare, diciamo che questo non è proprio il libro più orrendo del mondo, però è troppo fantasioso per essere ambientato nella vita reale. Un piccolo incentivo va però dato alla scrittura di Sophie Kinsella per essere stata così brava a creare Miss Bloomwood quindi, solo per questo, il mio voto è 2.5.
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  • Allison ༻hikes the bookwoods༺
    January 1, 1970
    I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella, with the exception of the Shopaholic series. She makes me laugh and I've recently discovered that audio is a perfect way to enjoy her books. I'm using this newfound knowledge to see if I can find some appreciation for the Shopaholic series after all, but so far, no. I first read Confessions of a Shopaholic when I was in university and excess spending wasn't a luxury I could afford. I thought perhaps that was why I didn't like it that much and would have more ap I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella, with the exception of the Shopaholic series. She makes me laugh and I've recently discovered that audio is a perfect way to enjoy her books. I'm using this newfound knowledge to see if I can find some appreciation for the Shopaholic series after all, but so far, no. I first read Confessions of a Shopaholic when I was in university and excess spending wasn't a luxury I could afford. I thought perhaps that was why I didn't like it that much and would have more appreciation now that I'm older and have disposable income. I admit that I sometimes should be tightening those proverbial purse strings myself, but I just can't get my head around Becky Bloomwood and her frivolous spending.
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  • Kelsey
    January 1, 1970
    Becky is so awesome and so awkward at the same time. I would drown in shame if things like this would happen to me. And I would have punched some people. Like, a lot of them. Love the series so far!
  • Ellen
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this a lot I thought it was a lot of fun. Her shopping addiction felt more repetitive but the plot was interesting and different enough to keep me engaged
  • Hippo dari Hongkong
    January 1, 1970
    First of all... I'M NOT A CHICKLIT READER! get that?OK. *Most* Women love to shop.I get that.Why women love to shop and tend to buy something they don't actually need (useless?)I don't get that. Well, it's a "girl stuff" I guess and I don't wanna know :DYou see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone. ~James Matthew Barrie~That's how I felt about Becky's character, in another word; I like her. I know that some reader (girls) really, I mea First of all... I'M NOT A CHICKLIT READER! get that?OK. *Most* Women love to shop.I get that.Why women love to shop and tend to buy something they don't actually need (useless?)I don't get that. Well, it's a "girl stuff" I guess and I don't wanna know :DYou see, dear, it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was really made from his funny bone. ~James Matthew Barrie~That's how I felt about Becky's character, in another word; I like her. I know that some reader (girls) really, I mean really really hate her as a shallow person. Why I like her? It's simple, she make me laugh all the time. Especially when she explain (to me) the reason (in an exaggerated way) why she must buy something that she didn't need, so goddamn funny.***********************************************Yah, begitulah kelakuan si Becky. Penyakit gila belanjanya tambah parah aja. Tapi tetep lumayan lucu lah ceritanya. Ada kejadian yang bikin ngakak seperti Becky yang kudu ngibul kesana kemari gara2 Luke blom nongol juga di acara kawinan si Tom, terpelanting dari treadmill di gym gara2 sotoy, mabok kebanyakan minum anggur ketika wawancara, rencana ke museum Guggenheim yang gak jadi2 gara2 matanya "belanja" terus ke etalase toko. Akibatnya dia ribut besar dengan Luke, utangnya tambah banyak dan Becky harus menanggung akibatnya (salah sendiri sih). Trus catatan2 surat dari bank, perusahaan penerbangan, hotel yang ada dibuku ini juga bikin ngakak. Eh, Suze ama Tarquin? mwahaha... Duh, terusin ama buku ketiganya gak ya?trusin? jangan?trusin? jangan?*ngitung kancing*Kmaren2 di berita malam di tipi sempet liat trailer filmnya (buku kesatu). Katanya sih mo bredar bulan februari. Wah gimana nih? nonton? jangan?nonton? jangan?nonton? jangan?*ngitung kancing*moga-moga aja sodara ato adik gue minta anter nonton filmnya *gak terlalu berminat sih nontonnya* >:)*Berdo'a dengan khusyuk mohon ampun*Ya Tuhan, ampunilah hambaMu ini. Karena buku ini hambaMu ini untuk sesaat telah berubah sesat menjadi seorang tukang ngibul nomer wahid tiada tanding didepan seorang cewe imut demi untuk menyelamatkan harga dirinya.Hehehe.. Gara-gara si Mimin sih...
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