#TBT Review: Shopaholic and Baby

Shopaholic and babyTitle: Shopaholic and Baby

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Genre:  Chick Lit

Pub Date: February 27, 2007

3 STARS

 

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is pregnant! She couldn’t be more overjoyed-especially since discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has got to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery . . . to the latest, coolest pram . . . to the celebrity, must-have obstetrician.


But when the celebrity obstetrician turns out to be her husband Luke’s glamorous, intellectual ex-girlfriend, Becky’s perfect world starts to crumble. She’s shopping for two . . . but are there three in her marriage

This is a quick and light-hearted read that didn’t involve a lot of thinking if you catch my drift. The whole Shopaholic vehicle I think has run its course. I have read all of the others in the series and after two, the novelty has worn off. But nevertheless, Bex’s antics still make me laugh, and I hope that there aren’t too many people out there that are truly like her.

With the last two Thursday #TBT posts, I reviewed book one and book two of my 48-Hour Reading Challenge in 2007. Today, I’m coasting into book three.

I have always thought that the series reminds me of an updated “I Love Lucy,” and interestingly enough USA Today on the back of this book says as such.

This story obviously revolves around Becky and Luke, and the impending birth of their baby. She has not given up her spending ways…they are just now centered around the new baby and less on items for her. Bex manipulates Luke into agreeing to switch OBs mid stream as she learns about an OB to celebrities that specializes in holistic births including Thai massage. And it comes as no surprise that this OB just so happens to be the single, former college girlfriend of her husband. And shenanigans ensue.

If you want (and need) to escape and have no expectations of reading a Pulitzer Prize novel, then this book is for you.

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