Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

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?
Being reunited with Becky Brandon is always a treat, the way in which Becky manages to justify any purchase never fails to make me smile. But this time Becky’s let loose in Hollywood. That’s right ladies and gents, she’s that close to Rodeo Drive even her credit card is twitching at the thought.
There’s something about Becky that I can’t help but love, yes she can be selfish and spoilt but deep down she always wants to do the right thing. With Shopaholic to the Stars, you get to experience therapy Bloomwood/Brandon style, see another side to Tarquin and discover an ending that will leave you open mouthed and slightly frustrated.
For me it was like a reunion with old friends and I suppose in away that’s what they’ve become, it felt right to have Becky, Luke, Suze and the gang back in my life. Only this time they’re accompanied by extra glitz and glam, as well as Hollywood rules and the paparazzi that goes along with the A list lifestyle.
Suze has always been a favourite character of mine and I don’t think that will ever change, but I have to admit Minnie did outshine some of the pages, I loved how she has taken to the LA lifestyle in a way that Becky herself had wanted.
I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this book but as always I found myself looking forward to the letters, since the very first book I’ve loved the letters that Becky receives, they have always left me intrigued as to what Becky has asked to warrant such a response.
Kinsella does not disappoint and although the ending leaves you at a cliffhanger, at least you know BECKY WILL BE BACK!

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