Shopaholic Ties the Knot

Shopaholic Ties the Knot

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 neighbor 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 th...

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Title:Shopaholic Ties the Knot
Author:Sophie Kinsella
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Shopaholic Ties the Knot Reviews

  • Erin

    If it were possible I would give Shopaholic Ties the Knot and extra star, because this is my favorite book in the series. I'm not sure why, maybe it's all the descriptions of wedding cake. I don't know. I just enjoy this book the most. I especially enjoyed it this time because it temporarily stopped my reading slump.

    In Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Becky deals with a problem we have all had to deal with, two weddings on the same day in different countries.

    We've all been there!

    Somehow Becky is goi

    If it were possible I would give Shopaholic Ties the Knot and extra star, because this is my favorite book in the series. I'm not sure why, maybe it's all the descriptions of wedding cake. I don't know. I just enjoy this book the most. I especially enjoyed it this time because it temporarily stopped my reading slump.

    In Shopaholic Ties the Knot, Becky deals with a problem we have all had to deal with, two weddings on the same day in different countries.

    We've all been there!

    Somehow Becky is going to have to pick between the quaint backyard wedding her mother is planning back in Oxshott and the over the top Enchanted Forest wedding her mother-in-law to be is planning at The Plaza in New York. Of course being Becky she makes a bad situation worse but as always everything works out in the end.

    In this book we meet Luke's estranged mother Elinor, who I kept picturing as (despite how she's described)Joan Crawford shoulder pads and all. Who abandoned Luke as a child but now that he's rich and successful wants s relationship of sorts with him. Luke is often a B or even C character in this series but in The Knot Luke actually gets some character development and expands beyond just being the straight guy to Becky's comedy.

    As always if you liked Confessions of a Shopaholic than you'll enjoy the rest of the series. If you didn't like the first book don't read the rest of the series.

  • Ann

    One of the best chick-lit series I've read! Becky Bloomwood is a delight and adorable! She has her issues, of course, but somehow you can't help loving her! Part of what makes these books so funny and cute is the ability Becky has to justify every purchase she makes. And her shopaholic problems aside, she's a sweet, kind and big-hearted person.

    My sister and I were actually able to go to an author talk with Sophie Kinsella, and she's just as adorable as Becky!

    So far there are 5 books in the seri

    One of the best chick-lit series I've read! Becky Bloomwood is a delight and adorable! She has her issues, of course, but somehow you can't help loving her! Part of what makes these books so funny and cute is the ability Becky has to justify every purchase she makes. And her shopaholic problems aside, she's a sweet, kind and big-hearted person.

    My sister and I were actually able to go to an author talk with Sophie Kinsella, and she's just as adorable as Becky!

    So far there are 5 books in the series (Confessions of a Shopaholic is the first), and all are worth the read. My favorites are books 1, 4 and 5, but 2 and 3 are really important and also really good!

    Again, without giving lots away I can tell you little more about this book than the title already does. But, just imagine the delights of a shopaholic with an excuse to purchase all things wedding-related.:)

    Happy reading!

    Winner of Annie's Awards 2005:

    "Favorite Comedy" - 2nd place

  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)

    I'm continuously surprised at how much I enjoy these books. For one, they're chick-lit, which I don't read much of and generally find insipid and insulting. They're about a woman who is obsessed with shopping, something we really don't have in common. Whenever she buys something (which is often, and usually something she really doesn't need), I cringe. Her debts make me anxious. Her silly lies and cover-ups give me acid burn. The situations she gets herself into, the many times she lets people s

    I'm continuously surprised at how much I enjoy these books. For one, they're chick-lit, which I don't read much of and generally find insipid and insulting. They're about a woman who is obsessed with shopping, something we really don't have in common. Whenever she buys something (which is often, and usually something she really doesn't need), I cringe. Her debts make me anxious. Her silly lies and cover-ups give me acid burn. The situations she gets herself into, the many times she lets people steamroll her, frustrate me. And yet, and yet...

    Becky Bloomwood is an engaging character, perhaps because of her flaws. She's oddly vulnerable, and genuinely nice. She's way more polite than I am, the way she always finds something nice to say to people so as not to hurt their feelings instead of being brutally honest - I admire her for that, since it's a skill I've never been good at. The downside is that it puts her in situations she can't politely get out of. In this case, it's two weddings. Now engaged to Luke, both her mother and Luke's mother are planning weddings - for the same day, in different countries. Becky can't seem to say no to either woman; one because it would break her heart, the other because she'd just be ignored.

    The wedding Luke's mother, Elinor, is planning is a huge, hugely expensive and over-the-top affair at the Plaza in New York. Everyone's talking about it. The wedding planner, Robyn, is an unstoppable force, and even though Elinor is paying, Becky learns that to pull out she'd have to pay Robyn $100,000.

    On top of that, when she finally summons the courage to tell Luke her problem, he has a mid-life crisis over his mother and career and Becky is left to figure out a miracle. How to make Luke better, and go through two weddings without anyone realising another wedding ever existed?

    I didn't think Becky would be able to solve this one, I really didn't. Well, I learnt to have more faith in her. She does that, you know. Makes things an even bigger mess than they ever needed to be, and then at the last minute, finds a way to fix it all.

    These books power along with barely a moment to catch your breath; along the way there's laughter and some subtle digs - in this case, at the wedding industry. It also pokes fun at the daggy home wedding, and it's this irreverent British humour that appeals to me. I'm much more comfortable with it than the American kind, to be honest. I

    it. The Becky Bloomwood novels are similar to

    , which I loved - book and movie. They both have the same flaw though: the male love interest is too much a side-dish. I believe Becky and Luke love each other, and in this book especially we get to understand Luke better. But it seems sometimes like he doesn't really know Becky. At times he clearly knows her very well and reads behind her silly assertions, and I like that he gets more amused than pissed off by her frivolous spending habits. But it bothered me that he was so

    . I don't care for men who leave the planning of their own wedding entirely in the hands of the bride - it's inconsiderate, and a man who takes no interest in the wedding, no matter how small, seems like a man disinterested in being married. BUT, I believe Luke wanted to marry Becky, and I understood that he has issues with his mother that took over. So I'm willing to forgive. I just don't like that Becky couldn't talk to him, didn't want to burden him with her own problems, and had no one to turn to. Communication is so important in a relationship, and I hated all her cover-ups and denials. Sometimes I just want to shake her!

  • Zoë

    I love Sophie Kinsella's writing style so much! Her books are like candy and I can't get enough! I love how Rebecca isn't a totally likable character; she has her flaws but she always learns from her mistakes in the end and becomes stronger. I was obsessed with the first half of the book as I'm totally invested in Luke and Becky's relationship, but the wedding drama kind of dragged on a bit too long for me. Still really liked this book, though, and I will be reading the fourth very soon!

  • Vicki

    This third book in the series was just as funny and in some ways more hilarious than the first book. This book has Becky and Luke moving forward in their relationship. The problems begin when Becky can't say no, to totally different plans for the same event.

    The cast of characters is fun and full bodied. They have their own personalities which fill this book with a lot of conflict and humor.

    Well written and fun, I was glad I read this book.

  • Hannah

    Even after reading all this book and seeing Becky progress more than only just shopping (even though I hope just like Luke she never looses the Bloomwood) I'm sure I wouldn't want a joint bank account with this woman, she'd also drive me a little crazy but in a good way in small dozes.

    The shopaholic's life is on the up and at her friends wedding Luke proposes and Becky is now engaged. Tasked with planning a wedding (or shall we say two). The whole problem from the start is everyone interfering,

    Even after reading all this book and seeing Becky progress more than only just shopping (even though I hope just like Luke she never looses the Bloomwood) I'm sure I wouldn't want a joint bank account with this woman, she'd also drive me a little crazy but in a good way in small dozes.

    The shopaholic's life is on the up and at her friends wedding Luke proposes and Becky is now engaged. Tasked with planning a wedding (or shall we say two). The whole problem from the start is everyone interfering, Becky should have just chose what she wanted from the start, it's there wedding no one elses. I felt like shouting for much of this book it's Becky's Wedding so she should be deciding.

    I love all the letter again including the one about divorce before they are even married.

    Luke's mum even with the back story I still think she's a cow no wonder it took me a while to warm to Luke when he has some of her genes. It starts with the prenuptial agreement it's just the way her manner is in anything she's asking I don't like the woman one bit. The one person I hate as much as his mother is Robyn the American wedding planner she's more like an axe murderer and I'd happily sue the woman for 100 thousand dollars like she does for a cancellation fee. It's like blackmail, she'd have you marrying an axe murderer which Luke is not but still there is a much more preferable wedding to be attended.

    Luke was a character in the first two books I did not warm to however this one really changed my opinion of him, you took away his outer appearance of being always confident and replaced it to me with the real Luke. He's very raw in this book and it's like he's having a mid life crisis but it's the best I've ever thought of him and I've never liked him better.

    I like Micheal again in this book and i'm pleased he gets over heart attack. Suzie is another great character and the addition of the baby is an interesting one with where this series will be heading. Alicia is still a bitch and I love it when Luke kicked her out (another good thing to add to why i'm not warming to Luke). Back in England it's interesting to see Tom and Lucy split up and for Tom to still be in love with Sophie. Danny is also a great character even with some of his dodgy sewing.

    The wedding at the end is much more perfect for them just due to it being not perfect with the sausage roll dress. Becky and Luke at the end are set to go on a round the world trip for a honeymoon and in true Becky style two large suitcases to bring things back in, wherever there home will be.

  • Lola

    Only Becky Bloomwood could get herself in this much trouble. But the best part is always seeing her struggle to get out of it! Never change, Becky.

  • Rena

    I love Kinsella's books, and I loove Becky, but this one was my least favorite. The way she had to drag on the wedding decision totally wore out my patience. What sucked was that THAT was basically the main part of the story. At some point, I was so irritated at her that I wasn't really concentrating on what I was reading because I wanted to hurry up and get to the conclusion. And it's too silly how Luke was so unaware of the chaotic wedding planning, don't you think? Almost pretentious. I mean,

    I love Kinsella's books, and I loove Becky, but this one was my least favorite. The way she had to drag on the wedding decision totally wore out my patience. What sucked was that THAT was basically the main part of the story. At some point, I was so irritated at her that I wasn't really concentrating on what I was reading because I wanted to hurry up and get to the conclusion. And it's too silly how Luke was so unaware of the chaotic wedding planning, don't you think? Almost pretentious. I mean, my boyfriend is totally successful/super busy and I may be a ditz.. but he would know if I'm planning two weddings. But yet it was definitely entertaining, and it did make me want a spectacular wedding at Plaza. Wouldn't anyone?

  • Michelegg

    Well, I'm definitely glad Becky is off on her round the world honeymoon. I was so stressed by the time this book was over, I thought it would never end! Not as funny as the first two, there was just too much tension. I can't say I enjoyed this one a whole lot.

  • Jennifer

    I know a 2-star rating is typically an automatic: "she didn't like it", but I am using the formal goodreads definition for the rating here.

    To be honest, I am playing catch-up on this series now that my library has

    added the audiobooks, and reading about Becky's epic avoidance-laden screw ups back-to-back was not the brightest idea. The cute is quickly turning to annoying, so I'll wait a few weeks before continuing to the next installment.

    Overall, it's a great series, but I w

    I know a 2-star rating is typically an automatic: "she didn't like it", but I am using the formal goodreads definition for the rating here.

    To be honest, I am playing catch-up on this series now that my library has

    added the audiobooks, and reading about Becky's epic avoidance-laden screw ups back-to-back was not the brightest idea. The cute is quickly turning to annoying, so I'll wait a few weeks before continuing to the next installment.

    Overall, it's a great series, but I wouldn't recommend a

    bingefest. Everything in moderation, right Becky?

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