'The Shopaholic Series Week' Day 3 - Shopaholic Ties The Knot by Sophie Kinsella

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

 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 unravels?
 As the Shopaholic Series progresses the story gains new characters and more thrilling adventures, this one is no different. As soon as I read the blurb I could tell that Becky's wedding is going to cause trouble and I couldn't wait to see what happens.
Shopaholic Ties The Knot is the third in the Shopaholic Series, by this point you know most of the characters and the craziness that is their lives. Though you can't help but want to know more and enjoy reading about these loveable characters. The story starts with both Luke and Becky having lived in Manhattan for a year.
They are going well, so well that Luke decides to propose to Becky. Though things start going crazy after Becky tells both her mother and Luke's mother that they can plan their wedding, the only problem is that they are planning two different weddings in two different locations.
Where this book isn't so much about Becky's shopping addiction, it does show that she has a hard time, making decisions. She has to choose between two different weddings, almost like two different lives both very different from each other. A fancy wedding in New York or a English wedding back home, though I can see why she couldn't choose, as she didn't want to hurt either of them, both being important in her life.
This book was perfect for this series, with the focus more on Luke and Becky and how their relationship works and their upcoming wedding, it shows a different side to them which is great. Though no wedding is without hiccups, from Luke's biological mother, Becky lying about the wedding venue and having to deal with their crazy friends and family, this is a book that can't be missed.
If I had to sum this book up in three words, they would be Witty, Fantastic and Imaginable.
Shopaholic Ties The Knot is a perfect book to read about the craziness that happens at and before weddings. It has funny moments, add in crazy controlling mothers and all the while trying to stay out of trouble.
My favourite quote from Shopaholic Ties The Knot was:-
“Our eyes met in the math class. How were we to know that trigonometry would lead to matrimony?”  
Don't forget to check out Day 4 of The Shopaholic Series - Shopaholic & Sister on Thursday!
Format - Paperback
Source - Bought
Release Date - 31st August 2004
Publisher - Black Swan 
The rating I would give this book is:-

Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances. The books follows her life from when her credit card debt first become overwhelming ("The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic") to the latest book on being married and having a child ("Shopaholic & Baby"). Throughout the entire series, her obsession with shopping and the complications that imparts on her life are central themes.
Another day, another book,
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