Wednesday 7 January 2015

Review: Shopaholic on Honeymoon by Sophie Kinsella

The new Mr and Mrs Brandon are on honeymoon, and Becky has big plans! They’ve got a whole year to explore Venice, learn yoga in India, sleep in little wooden huts in South America… maybe even see penguins in the Arctic. And of course they’ll need to buy just a few essential souvenirs along the way (everyone needs a set of Murano glass goblets, after all).

They’re not just tourists, they’re travellers. Becky is sure it is just the thing that Luke needs – time to unwind. He’ll come back a changed man… with all the good bits still intact of course.

But it soon becomes clear that Luke has different plans entirely. Can Becky help him let go, or will this little disagreement threaten their whole honeymoon?

Review: A proper festive treat from Sophie Kinsella, what could be better than a cute little Becky Bloomwood short story? Nothing! This is such a fun read and you definitely won't be putting it down once you've picked up it. At just over 50 pages, you won't need to either. Kinsella has such a fast-paced writing style! it is really well-suited to the short story setting and she manages to pack in the same amount of abe my antics that we are used to in a full novel into just these short few scenes. 

You can't not love Becky and her usual mix of apologetic over spending and misunderstanding is very present in the story, if you are a fan of Becky you will not be disappointed. like is also deliciously present  on this honeymoon and he plays his usual clam, collected character who is slightly disapproving of Becky's ways, but is he hiding a bit of a secret of his own in the story? It's so exciting! 

Although this is only a short story it definitely has all the good markings of a proper Sophie Kinsella classic and is something to tide us over until the next installment of shopaholic fun which could be next year or possibly the year after, let's hope there are more short shopaholic stories where this one came from because this was a really gem. Read it whether you're a Becky fan or you're not and let it be part of the staple shopaholic series from here on in! 

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