Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shopaholic Ties The Knot by Sophie Kinsella



Synopsis :

Life has been good for Becky Bloomwood.  She's become the best personal shopper at Barneys, she and her successful entrepreneurial boyfriend, Luke are living happily in Manhattan's West Village, and her new next-door neighbour is a fashion designer! But with her best friend, Suze, engaged, how can Becky fail to notice that her own ring finger is bare?  Not that she's been thinking of marriage )or diamonds) or anything.

Then Luke proposes!  Bridal registries dance in Becky's head. Problem is, two other people are planning her wedding : Becky's overjoyed mother has been waiting forever to host a backyard wedding, with the bride resplendent in Mum's frilly old gown.  While Luke's high-society mother is insisting on a glamorous, all-expenses-paid affair at the Plaza.  Both weddings for the same day. And Becky can't seem to turn down either one.  Can everyone's favourite shopaholic tie the knot before everything unrevels?


Once in  a while, I would need my 'Shopaholic' fix.  Becky Bloomwood is a friend that I can't stand at times and yet I can't do without her too and so once in a while, I would need a 'dose' of Becky. Naturally, I have read Shopaholic Ties the Knot before and at one point it was my favourite Shopaholic book in the series, until Shopaholic and Baby takes the current honour.

Like the title says, Becky finall got married and like Becky, she can't do it like everyone else,she has to do it the Becky way.  I can't really blame her as she just wanted to please everyone but in the process got herself into so much trouble.

I think that whoever wrote that sypnosis really enjoyed writing it.  It's pretty lengthy and covers lots of angles and is just full of expectations!  It is such a fun book.
There are just so many 'Becky moment', from the trying on of wedding dresses to registry of wedding gifts, not to mention the tasting of wedding cakes and finally the wedding itself.  In between all these, Becky managed to help a friend in retrieving back a family jewelry, deal with Luke's issues with his mum not to mention drawing up her will too.

It was just totally out of the world the way Becky manages everything, including both weddings in the end.  Classic.

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