“Shopaholic & Baby” by Sophie Kinsella

Becky Brandon is back again in another hilarious shopping adventure, only this time she’s shopping for two. Becky and Luke are expecting their first baby and while this is usually a wonderful time for couples what with all the hormones and yelling, they run into some unexpected problems. You know, the usual kinds of problems, having an obstetrician who happens to be Luke’s ex and is still madly in love with him even though they dated for a year some twenty-odd years ago … Doesn’t that always come up during pregnancy?

Venetia, or the red haired bitch as I like to call her, is probably one of the most annoying characters I’ve ever encountered in a book. If I were Becky, I would have slapped this woman 50 times across her face (and I’m being nice). Read the book and you’ll understand what I mean. In any case, that story line makes for a good deal of drama.

But let’s not forget Kinsella’s comedic style in everything she writes. Shopaholic & Baby is just as funny as its prequels. A few of my favourite moments? Well, there was the time Becky gave herself an ultrasound to find out the sex of the baby, cried and said hello to her beautiful baby boy only to be told by the nurse that she’s been talking to her bladder. And the time Becky saw her parents dancing terribly, fell into a panic about her child being embarrassed by her dancing and naturally broke out in her famous hip hop moves that led to her mother asking if she was in labour. The list goes on, but I don’t want to spoil the whole book for you!

All in all, red haired bitch included, the book was a great and fun read. I love reading Kinsella’s novels because they’re so light hearted. You could be having a terrible day and all it takes is reading about Becky Brandon’s (nee Bloomwood) latest adventure to put you in a good mood.

Do I recommend this book? Absolutely!

Happy reading! 🙂

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