Shopaholic to the Rescue by Sophie Kinsella
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
To Las Vegas . . . and beyond!
Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) is on a major rescue mission! Hollywood was full of surprises, and now she's on a road trip to Las Vegas to help her friends and family.
She's determined to get to the bottom of why her dad has mysteriously disappeared, help her best friend Suze and even bond with long-time enemy Alicia Bitch Long-legs (maybe...).
As Becky discovers just how much her friends and family need help, she comes up with her biggest, boldest, most brilliant plan yet! So can she save the day just when they need her most?
Becky is setting out to make things right in this laugh-out-loud, feel-good conclusion to her American adventure that began with SHOPAHOLIC TO THE STARS.
We have waited a long time to find out what was going to happen at the end of Shopaholic with the Stars. I am a huge Kinsella fan and have been from the moment I discovered her books but being left on a cliff hanger was very disappointing and it felt like I was growing out of the Shopaholic Series. We have had to wait for a year to find out how Shopaholic to the Stars was going to finish and finally we have got the ending. If you are new to the series I do not recommend starting with this one. It flows straight from Shopaholic to the Stars and you would need to have read that one at least to understand what is going on.
This I thought was very different to the other shopaholic books in the series. They mostly focus around Becky and Luke, however I felt this was more centred around Suze and Tarkie. This was again a little disappointing for me and I was hoping to get back the Becky and the stories from the earlier books in the series. I think if like me that is what you are expecting you will be disappointed. Saying that it does not mean I didn't enjoy this one as I did but it was just completely different to what I thought it maybe like.
Although I think this book is very different to the others, there is still witty lines and humour within it. The story line isn't a great one to be honest and has little depth to it, but personally I don't read shopaholic books for the story line, so this didn't bother me. This definitely feels like this is the book that Becky has grown up in and perhaps this is the end of the series? This is a relatively easy read, which you would be able to finish in a couple of days.
I am extremely glad I had the opportunity to read and review this before publication date and if like me you are a huge Kinsella fan you will enjoy this one and want to add it to your collection. I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.