Having finished Shopaholic Takes Manhattan on the plane, I started reading the next book in the series at lunch this week. I really like the pacing of Kinsella’s books because they move quickly while keeping me engrossed.
Though I usually find Becky annoying, I could really sympathize with her in this book. Of course, there were times when she seemed too materialistic and indecisive (a common theme), but her heart really was in the right place. I loved how she moved the characters through some really rough emotional terrain instead of just focusing on the money being spent like usual. I actually found myself liking Luke (a first!) and rooting for him and Becky to have the wedding that they wanted.
I’m still a little squicked by the Suze/Tarkey marriage, but I guess I’ll just have to get over it. I liked the recurrence of characters in this book, even if she introduced a few too many new ones this time. Overall, I liked the book and I hope to pick up Shopaholic and Baby soon.