Shopaholic is BACK and this time she’s hitting up New York City in Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella. Rebecca Bloomwood, anxiety attack waiting to happen, is smug and happy in her relationship with Luke Brandon. She’s also working full time giving financial advice on a British news program when out of the blue Luke announces he wants to move to New York. Becky is shocked and when Luke invites her along she jumps at the chance for a city and career change.
Becky seems made for the glittery life of Manhattan with it’s designer boutiques and American television offers piling up. Becky is busy “investing” in her future with frequent trips to Bloomingdale’s, Barney’s, and Chanel when a tabloid covers a news story about her financial woes. Needless to say, this leads to a severe fight with Luke after which Becky goes back to London and her roommate Suze, effectively ending the relationship with Luke.
Becky’s trying to get her financials back in order and realizes the only way to do so is to sell her closet full of unworn clothing! Ultimately, Becky gets everything straight again and decides to embark on her own career path!
This novel was great! Becky is so fun and although she causes me great amounts of anxiety, I can’t help but adore her. At her core, Becky is just a gal trying to figure everything out. She really embraces her true self in this novel and grows up a bit! Becky is forced to take responsibility for herself and it’s about time!
Definitely a fun read! I love hearing about Becky’s misadventures, it makes me feel better about that ginormous student loan debt I’m dealing with! haha. If you’re looking for a fun read, Shopaholic is the way to go!