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Book 229: Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

Book 229: Shopaholic to the Stars (Shopaholic #7).
Author: Sophie Kinsella, 2014.
Genre: Chick-lit. Humour.
Other Details: ebook 394 pages. Unabridged Audiobook (12 hrs, 38 mins). Read by Clare Corbett.

Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) is in Hollywood! It's as if all her life has been leading to this moment. She's hanging out with the stars … or at least she will be, when she finally gets to meet movie superstar Sage Seymour, whom husband Luke is now managing. Becky sets her heart on a new career - she's going to be a celebrity stylist. Red carpet, here she comes! But Becky soon finds it's tough in Tinseltown. Luckily her best friend Suze comes over to keep her company, and together they embark on the Hollywood insider trail. But somehow...things aren't quite working out as they’d hoped. Then Becky's big chance comes, and it's an opportunity that money can't buy. But will it cost her too much? - synopsis from UK publisher's website.

What a terrific combination - Becky in Hollywood amidst the celebrities, paparazzi and life-style gurus. Her self-involvement pales in comparison. Becky is her usual giddy self getting into various improbable situations. Underneath the humour is the serious issue of how far Becky will go to secure her new career as a celebrity stylist.

Up until now I have always listened to the Emily Gray recordings though here the reader was Clare Corbett, who I felt did a brilliant job with the narration. I especially loved her Minnie. It was a very funny novel, perfect for audio.

I will warn that the book ends on a cliff-hanger so various unresolved issues and some mysteries are left up in the air until Becky and Company returns. Hopefully not to long a wait until Sophie Kinsella writes the next in the series.
Tags: audio book, chicklit, humor
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