I finished reading Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6) by Sophie Kinsella last night.
Becky Brandon thinks that having a daughter is a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping. The toddler creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is “Mine!” and she’s even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there’s a huge nationwide financial crisis.
With people having to cut back, Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source—and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.
Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky’s secret wishes ever come true?
I read all of the previous books in this series several years ago and remembered loving them so I was ready to jump back in and read another one.
But I have to be honest. Becky annoyed me. I'm not sure if I've just grown up and matured since reading the other books or what, but all of the spending and shopping and lying and denial about her child's behavior just really got on my nerves. And come on! How did she not realize that this surprise party would get out of hand the way she was planning it?!?!? Ugh!
That being said, it's definitely a beach read and you know I'll pick up the next book in the series--Hollywood!
I gave this book a rating of 3/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I traded this book with a friend.