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Becky Brandon's life is blooming. She's working at London's newest big store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)... and she's pregnant. She couldn't be more overjoyed--especially after discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery and the latest stroller to top- Becky Brandon's life is blooming. She's working at London's newest big store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)... and she's pregnant. She couldn't be more overjoyed--especially after discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery and the latest stroller to top-of-the-line medical care. But when the must-have celebrity obstetrician Becky's been so desperate to see turns out to be 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?


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Becky Brandon's life is blooming. She's working at London's newest big store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)... and she's pregnant. She couldn't be more overjoyed--especially after discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery and the latest stroller to top- Becky Brandon's life is blooming. She's working at London's newest big store, The Look, house-hunting with husband Luke (her secret wish is a Shoe Room)... and she's pregnant. She couldn't be more overjoyed--especially after discovering that shopping cures morning sickness. Everything has to be perfect for her baby: from the designer nursery and the latest stroller to top-of-the-line medical care. But when the must-have celebrity obstetrician Becky's been so desperate to see turns out to be 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?

30 review for Shopaholic & Baby

  1. 5 out of 5

    Trin

    Ahh, how times have changed. I used to consider these books a good guilty pleasure; now I find there's a lot less pleasure and a lot more guilt. Kinsella is still an amusing, energetic writer, but Becky really grated on my nerves this time around. She's just so shallow and so frivolous, and while in the first few books she was also just a regular working girl, now that she's rich (thanks entirely to her husband), her insane overspending and materialism swiftly loses its charm and becomes...icky. Ahh, how times have changed. I used to consider these books a good guilty pleasure; now I find there's a lot less pleasure and a lot more guilt. Kinsella is still an amusing, energetic writer, but Becky really grated on my nerves this time around. She's just so shallow and so frivolous, and while in the first few books she was also just a regular working girl, now that she's rich (thanks entirely to her husband), her insane overspending and materialism swiftly loses its charm and becomes...icky. It can be difficult to read a whole book about someone you would probably feel uncomfortable having lunch with. So, while I still think there's a...certain charm to these books, and that they're in many ways better than a lot of chick lit, I also just don't think they're for me anymore. I've become too old and cranky to enjoy them. They belong to a part of my life that no longer exists (in which, for example, I also secretly owned an Avril Lavigne CD).

  2. 5 out of 5

    Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    That was precious =) ♥ Mel ♥ That was precious =) ♥ Mel ♥

  3. 5 out of 5

    peachygirl

    A pregnant Becky is twice as annoying as regular Becky. Luke, my boy, I really feel for you.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Zoë

    Book 31/100

  5. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Jar of Death Pick #17 ChickLit A Thon: Read a Sophie Kinsella book The Shopaholic series is what some people would call a "guilty pleasure" but since I don't believe in "guilty pleasures" I simply call it a pleasure. Becky Bloomwood - Brandon is a compulsive shopper and I love her. I too love to shop, I have a second closet filled with clothes, shoes and bags that still have to tags on them. I learned this behavior from the best, my mother. My mother spent the last 30 years of her life battling a Jar of Death Pick #17 ChickLit A Thon: Read a Sophie Kinsella book The Shopaholic series is what some people would call a "guilty pleasure" but since I don't believe in "guilty pleasures" I simply call it a pleasure. Becky Bloomwood - Brandon is a compulsive shopper and I love her. I too love to shop, I have a second closet filled with clothes, shoes and bags that still have to tags on them. I learned this behavior from the best, my mother. My mother spent the last 30 years of her life battling a terminal illness, so she lived everyday like it was her last because it could have been. She bought what she wanted, she simply lived life to the fullest and she raised me and my sister the same way. She also taught us how to budget so we wouldn't end up in debt. Unfortunately no one ever taught Becky about budgets. In Shopaholic & Baby Becky is you guessed expecting a baby. So naturally she needs to buy everything a baby could ever need and a lot of things a baby will never need. Becky is a lunatic and that's what makes her so much fun. These books are just frivolous fun and sometimes we need that. A great series but not for everyone

  6. 4 out of 5

    Morgan Olson

    this was my favorite of the whole series. partly because she doesn't do anything completely ridiculous, and you can see that she is learning and growing and communicating more, even if it's not as much as she should. i seriously love how becky and suze refer to people they don't like as "cows". maybe it's an english thing, but it seems like such a random choice of words. even though all along you know how kind hearted, fun and well meaning becky is, i love how it comes out even more in this book this was my favorite of the whole series. partly because she doesn't do anything completely ridiculous, and you can see that she is learning and growing and communicating more, even if it's not as much as she should. i seriously love how becky and suze refer to people they don't like as "cows". maybe it's an english thing, but it seems like such a random choice of words. even though all along you know how kind hearted, fun and well meaning becky is, i love how it comes out even more in this book. i am a forever hopeless romantic, so i love the many becky and luke moments in this book, and i LOVE the end. i love that becky has grown and matured, but is still the same old becky who loves to shop, and always will. and i love that she is a mom.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Claudia

    Okay, how do I feel about this series? Dear Becky, Just quick question; why are you so dumb? I don't mean to offend you because academically you seem fine, but the general rule of intelligence is to learn from your mistakes. Have you EVER learned from your mistakes? People around you are aware you're spoiled and shallow and irresponsible but you just can't help yourself can you? Luke could probably do better, but he obviously loves you and that is truly what is important. I do actually quite like Okay, how do I feel about this series? Dear Becky, Just quick question; why are you so dumb? I don't mean to offend you because academically you seem fine, but the general rule of intelligence is to learn from your mistakes. Have you EVER learned from your mistakes? People around you are aware you're spoiled and shallow and irresponsible but you just can't help yourself can you? Luke could probably do better, but he obviously loves you and that is truly what is important. I do actually quite like your relationship - except for the secrets! You're aware that you should have an honest, open relationship but it's near impossible for you to manage it! Come on! However, I do love pregnant you, and I think you'll make great mum. Hopefully you and Luke get out of your economical problems soon because you will need all the money you can get to support both you and Minnie's shopping. Another thing: Minnie? The name. WHY? I'm sorry, but I just really detest that name. It's like you're asking for your daughter to be a brat. And she will be. Now, Becky, you're loved and you love. You have a big heart and you get great ideas sometimes. But please, please try and learn to not get into any messes because I am this close to just abandoning you completely. Love and well wishes, Claudia

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ruthie

    I had the misfortune of buying this book before a long flight to Europe. Due to a lack of alternative entertainment, I read the book from cover to cover. While the book had some funny excerpts, my extreme dislike for the main character (Becky Brandon) overshadowed any enjoyment garnered from the book. Rather than being lovable, I found Becky to be irresponsible, annoying and pretentious. For example, after Becky's husband explains that his company is "hemorrhaging money" and asks her to reign in I had the misfortune of buying this book before a long flight to Europe. Due to a lack of alternative entertainment, I read the book from cover to cover. While the book had some funny excerpts, my extreme dislike for the main character (Becky Brandon) overshadowed any enjoyment garnered from the book. Rather than being lovable, I found Becky to be irresponsible, annoying and pretentious. For example, after Becky's husband explains that his company is "hemorrhaging money" and asks her to reign in her spending, Becky responds by hiding her purchases from him. How very responsible of her, indeed. Of course, I realize the book is of the chick lit genre, but it would have been nice to have a modicum of reality intermixed with the fiction. To me, Becky represents the irresponsible consumerism that has resulted in the current credit crisis, and frankly, I don't find anything laughable about that. Kinsella appears to have mailed in this book, and it's evident that she exercised the same level of brain power as possessed by her heroine in thinking through the plot.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    I'm enjoying the Shopaholic series more and more the deeper I get. It has finally segued from her spending addiction to the root of her problem which is poor impulse control. And when someone has minimal self-control, we all know the messes they can get themselves into lol. Becky's impulses always get the best of her but her happy attitude, out-of-the-box thinking, and sheer determination never fail to get her out every time. And I absolutely loved Luke in this one. We don't see enough of him in I'm enjoying the Shopaholic series more and more the deeper I get. It has finally segued from her spending addiction to the root of her problem which is poor impulse control. And when someone has minimal self-control, we all know the messes they can get themselves into lol. Becky's impulses always get the best of her but her happy attitude, out-of-the-box thinking, and sheer determination never fail to get her out every time. And I absolutely loved Luke in this one. We don't see enough of him in this series but I thoroughly enjoyed getting a few more glimpses of his character. My star ratings are increasing and I am officially excited to continue the series! My favorite quote: “Make-up artists should hereby get the Nobel prize for adding to human happiness. And so should hairdressers. And so should Luke.”

  10. 5 out of 5

    Irah

    first few pages made me laughed already but as i go later into the story YES....becky has gotten more shallow for some reason;it felt like someting was missing comparing from the previous series. BUT i'll admit;she is fab! "she's a red-hed bitch,and i hate her"...that made me laugh so hard.how sophie kinsella create becky's mind is wonderful!shallow and materialistic but creative and one of a kind. just a great fun to read it. some say she's dumb but i find it unique! come on who have that much drama first few pages made me laughed already but as i go later into the story YES....becky has gotten more shallow for some reason;it felt like someting was missing comparing from the previous series. BUT i'll admit;she is fab! "she's a red-hed bitch,and i hate her"...that made me laugh so hard.how sophie kinsella create becky's mind is wonderful!shallow and materialistic but creative and one of a kind. just a great fun to read it. some say she's dumb but i find it unique! come on who have that much drama during labour?? im always a fan of her ,becky;im sure she'll be flattered.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I'm officially over the Shopaholic books. They are all the same, Becky never learns anything, and I just can't imagine someone being as self-absorbed as she is. It was definitely something mindless to read while sitting by the pool, but won't change your life or anything. I'm officially over the Shopaholic books. They are all the same, Becky never learns anything, and I just can't imagine someone being as self-absorbed as she is. It was definitely something mindless to read while sitting by the pool, but won't change your life or anything.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Alison

    I read the Shopaholic books as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. Sophie Kinsella is a really funny writer. She has sustained the Shopaholic idea through more sequels than most writers can. However, this book (and the previous one, Shopaholic and Sister) isn't as spot-on as the first two. I mean, isn't Becky ever going to learn to stop overspending? Every book involves her getting in a financial hole, then reforming at book's end, only to start over again in the next book. And of course, now I read the Shopaholic books as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. Sophie Kinsella is a really funny writer. She has sustained the Shopaholic idea through more sequels than most writers can. However, this book (and the previous one, Shopaholic and Sister) isn't as spot-on as the first two. I mean, isn't Becky ever going to learn to stop overspending? Every book involves her getting in a financial hole, then reforming at book's end, only to start over again in the next book. And of course, now that she's married to a rich guy, it's not quite so nervewracking when she maxes out her credit card. It IS true that when you have your first baby, you buy all kinds of things you didn't know you "needed," and the part of the book when Becky learns about "baby couture" and decides she needs multiple strollers is fun. Die hard fans like me will probably keep reading--but it's not the best in the series for sure.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Erin

    Re-read 2020 Well, Becky and Luke are having a baby and a whole new reason for shopping is born! Of course, Luke and BFF Suze try to steer Becky to be frugal but she's a first time Mama and her child will have the best of everything. But while Becky is in the glows of motherhood expectations, she's a little worried about Luke's work life and her obstetrician's role as an ex-girlfriend. The storyline is good but it would be so nice to have one book where Becky isn't completely fixated on her rela Re-read 2020 Well, Becky and Luke are having a baby and a whole new reason for shopping is born! Of course, Luke and BFF Suze try to steer Becky to be frugal but she's a first time Mama and her child will have the best of everything. But while Becky is in the glows of motherhood expectations, she's a little worried about Luke's work life and her obstetrician's role as an ex-girlfriend. The storyline is good but it would be so nice to have one book where Becky isn't completely fixated on her relationship with Luke. Or in turn, he wasn't completely keeping Becky out of the loop. Overall, there were still comedic moments that made me laugh. Goodreads review published 24/04/20

  14. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    Sometimes I find the shopaholic books hit or miss. This one was a miss for me. I did not like the frivolous way that Becky behaved. I always find her odd and flighty, but this story made me totally confused. I understand the doubts and nerves of gaining baby weight and yet, she takes it to the extreme. I found her to be even more self-absorbed while she should have been focusing on the baby, and Luke. As I said, a miss. I am not sure I am going to continue with the rest of the books. Maybe it is Sometimes I find the shopaholic books hit or miss. This one was a miss for me. I did not like the frivolous way that Becky behaved. I always find her odd and flighty, but this story made me totally confused. I understand the doubts and nerves of gaining baby weight and yet, she takes it to the extreme. I found her to be even more self-absorbed while she should have been focusing on the baby, and Luke. As I said, a miss. I am not sure I am going to continue with the rest of the books. Maybe it is time to retire the shopaholic and focus on another quirky addiction.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    In book five Becky is pregnant after thinking she was at the end of book four. They have worked out the baby is a honeymoon baby but they are not going to find out the sex, Becky sort of wanted to but thought against it. Becky gets her heart set on having Celebrity Obstetrician Venetia however it's case of be careful what you wish for as she's wanting Mr Brainie back quite swiftly. Venetia is Luke's ex from Cambridge and from the outside would look perfect for Luke. I love how Suze is with Vente In book five Becky is pregnant after thinking she was at the end of book four. They have worked out the baby is a honeymoon baby but they are not going to find out the sex, Becky sort of wanted to but thought against it. Becky gets her heart set on having Celebrity Obstetrician Venetia however it's case of be careful what you wish for as she's wanting Mr Brainie back quite swiftly. Venetia is Luke's ex from Cambridge and from the outside would look perfect for Luke. I love how Suze is with Ventetia calling her Luke's regret and how she goes along with Becky's crazy ideas. I really did hate Ventia and she was really unprofessional talking to Luke only through the sessions with him and Becky. What she keeps saying to Becky is uncalled for and what she describes with some men not finding a woman's body after attractive is describing a man who is not worth Becky's time and that is not Luke. In the end all Luke is capable of is being a workaholic (including not being at the antenatal class but that is really comical with her mother and Janice) not an affair. I love the scenes with choosing the pram between Luke and Becky apart from he really needs to switch his phone off when he's with her sometimes, Luke knows how to ruin a moment. Luke has really grown on me as a character throughout this story even more I have total respect for him when he tells Ventia to shut the FxxK up. It was so funny. I love how even with how serious he is he laughs at the T-shirts saying something along the lines of the red haired bitch is leaving. He actually refers to Ventia unlike the others. The second story to the baby drama is the pair house hunting and thinking they have found the perfect house but this just adds to the problems. Wonder how they will get on with her parents. I wouldn't give this book five stars because to me it just dragged a little compared to ones I have rated five but still a very enjoyable read. I think it was because i was so impatient to get to the baby part a little girl called Minnie who Becky compares the birth to a visa bill best remembered as a blur. Only Becky could give such a description. I guessed the fake birth would turn into the real one.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    There is something wonderful about being able to pick up any book in the Shopaholic series and laugh out loud, forgetting about any other worries and escaping for a few hours. Sure some would say that chick-lit novels are a fluffy alternative to 'real' books and I guess they are, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun reading them. And that's what the Shopaholic series is - fun. The Shopaholic series also happens to include my future fiction husband: Luke Brandon. *dreamy sigh* The fifth book i There is something wonderful about being able to pick up any book in the Shopaholic series and laugh out loud, forgetting about any other worries and escaping for a few hours. Sure some would say that chick-lit novels are a fluffy alternative to 'real' books and I guess they are, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun reading them. And that's what the Shopaholic series is - fun. The Shopaholic series also happens to include my future fiction husband: Luke Brandon. *dreamy sigh* The fifth book in the series follows Becky Brandon through her pregnancy as she battles her "Red Headed Bitch" celebrity obstetrician who is trying to seduce her husband away...or is Luke willing going to abandon Beck and her baby? It is written in typical Kinsella fashion with brilliant laugh-out-loud scenes which culminate in a...(view spoiler)[false labour as she tries to confront "Cruella de Venetia" During these scenes I think I fell in love with Luke even more when he finally confronted Venetia. (hide spoiler)] Shopaholic and Baby is another wonderfully light hearted instalment in the Shopaholic series and, while it won't win a Pulitzer Prize, it's well worth the read for anyone looking for a good laugh.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... Continuing to re-read the series before I finish the year with the latest, Christmas-themed book, I am still enjoying the story of Becky Bloomwood. This time, we have progressed to Becky’s pending motherhood. Kinsella keeps to the same formula as the previous books, so there are no surprises, but I think this adds to the appeal of the story. For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... Continuing to re-read the series before I finish the year with the latest, Christmas-themed book, I am still enjoying the story of Becky Bloomwood. This time, we have progressed to Becky’s pending motherhood. Kinsella keeps to the same formula as the previous books, so there are no surprises, but I think this adds to the appeal of the story. For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/...

  18. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    In this book, Rebecca and Luke are expecting their first child. Becky has to have everything for the new baby from the best pram down to 400 count crib sheets. Everything is perfect. Luke's job, Becky has the celebrity obstetrician that no one else can get into, a spot in British Vogue. Things couldn't be better. Than her world comes crashing down. To her utter dismay, she finds out the this new doctor is Luke's ex-girlfriend who turns out to be a royal pain in the butt. She really is, as Becky p In this book, Rebecca and Luke are expecting their first child. Becky has to have everything for the new baby from the best pram down to 400 count crib sheets. Everything is perfect. Luke's job, Becky has the celebrity obstetrician that no one else can get into, a spot in British Vogue. Things couldn't be better. Than her world comes crashing down. To her utter dismay, she finds out the this new doctor is Luke's ex-girlfriend who turns out to be a royal pain in the butt. She really is, as Becky puts it, a "cow". However, Beck is not about to allow Venetia, the doctor, interfere in her marriage even if it puts Becky in labor. Then there are problems with Luke's company and Becky's employment as well. But in the end, Becky learns that nothing else matters or is more important than family and friends. Sophie Kinsella has a way of drawing in the reader and falling in love with her characters. She has a way of touching their hearts but making them laugh out loud.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Myrna

    Loved this book. I think it’s the best one in the series so far. 4.5 stars!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    This is the fifth book in the Shopaholic series by Kinsella, and, I'm happy to say, an improvement over the last (Shopaholic & Sister). I don't want to spend a great deal of time catching you up on the whole series (check past blogs or Amazon for details), but in this installment Becky & Luke are pregnant with their first child. Like usual, Kinsella throws us right into it with three little words: "Ok. Don't panic." Becky's spending habits seem to have toned down as she's gotten older and settled This is the fifth book in the Shopaholic series by Kinsella, and, I'm happy to say, an improvement over the last (Shopaholic & Sister). I don't want to spend a great deal of time catching you up on the whole series (check past blogs or Amazon for details), but in this installment Becky & Luke are pregnant with their first child. Like usual, Kinsella throws us right into it with three little words: "Ok. Don't panic." Becky's spending habits seem to have toned down as she's gotten older and settled into married life, but even so her shopping gene flares in Pram City and the baby fair and becoming Vogue's number one Yummy Mummy! Then of course there's the major obstacle: the baby's sex! How can she possibly properly shop for the child unless she knows what it's going to be? Solution: get stuff for both! As per usual, there is some crisis to overcome for Becky (creditors, journalists, Luke's ex's, family, etc.) and this time trouble comes in the form of a redheaded obstetrician all the celebrity mummies use (who just happens to be Luke's college girlfriend). It's difficult to tell if something is really going on between Luke and Venetia or not because her hormones are out of whack. Plus Luke can't see how Cruela De Venetia is out to get Becky on a fashion level because he's too busy trying to save his PR company from complete ruin. House hunting, pregnancy, the usual monetary panic, plus the private eye Becky hires have got her frazzled. This was a fun chick-lit read -- not as great as the first two, but definitely better than the last. I wonder if this will be the last in the series. In my opinion it ought to be, but I wouldn't be surprised to see another somewhere down the road.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors, and the Shopaholic series my favorite books. . I find them witty, humorous, exciting, and so much fun to read! I personally find Becky to be the perfect blend of silly and intelligent. I find all the characters relatable and I think their flaws make them all the more endearing. Although I am definitely not a shopaholic, I could completely relate to the character and I LOVE Luke and their relationship. I get so into the stories I find myself angry or Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors, and the Shopaholic series my favorite books. . I find them witty, humorous, exciting, and so much fun to read! I personally find Becky to be the perfect blend of silly and intelligent. I find all the characters relatable and I think their flaws make them all the more endearing. Although I am definitely not a shopaholic, I could completely relate to the character and I LOVE Luke and their relationship. I get so into the stories I find myself angry or laughing right along with the characters. Sophie is a brilliant author who knows the perfect recipe to a great story. I think that if you are a super serious person who enjoys heavy books this might not be for you. But if you have a sense of humor and enjoy reading about fun characters and humorous yet realistic events, then you will love this book as much as I do! This is my second favorite book in the series because I live when Luke stands up for Becky and gets all passionate about his love for her. Like every book in the series, I get completely wrapped up in their story and can't wait to know what happens next!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nat

    Accidently reading this series backward... I wasn't too keen on this series but we're in lockdown and there's literally nothing else to read. So something lighthearted and a bit dumb might come in handy at these times... Still wish my library would open up, though. Help this college girl out by checking out depop for books on sale. Here's a preview: Accidently reading this series backward... I wasn't too keen on this series but we're in lockdown and there's literally nothing else to read. So something lighthearted and a bit dumb might come in handy at these times... Still wish my library would open up, though. Help this college girl out by checking out depop for books on sale. Here's a preview:

  23. 4 out of 5

    Brooke ♥booklife4life♥

    At A Glance Genre: Chick Lit Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope :D Cliff Hanger: Nope. Rating: 4 Stars Score Sheet All out of ten Cover: 8 Plot: 8 Characters: 8 World Building: 8 Flow: 9 Series Congruity: 9 Writing: 8 Ending: 9 Total: 8 In Dept Best Part: Everything :D Worst Part: Dumb red heads Thoughts Had: Becky you're crazy; Don't fuck this up Luke! Conclusion Continuing the Series: yes!! Recommending: yes! Short Review: I love Becky, i really do! Investing in "Future Antiques" :D Genius right there. Plus Becky's At A Glance Genre: Chick Lit Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Nope :D Cliff Hanger: Nope. Rating: 4 Stars Score Sheet All out of ten Cover: 8 Plot: 8 Characters: 8 World Building: 8 Flow: 9 Series Congruity: 9 Writing: 8 Ending: 9 Total: 8 In Dept Best Part: Everything :D Worst Part: Dumb red heads Thoughts Had: Becky you're crazy; Don't fuck this up Luke! Conclusion Continuing the Series: yes!! Recommending: yes! Short Review: I love Becky, i really do! Investing in "Future Antiques" :D Genius right there. Plus Becky's Bank for Girls, that is a bank i am willing to trust with my money :D She had me laughing that's for sure. Then towards the middle this book took a crazy serious tone and i was worried i would be hating a certain fav of mine, but he turned out to still be my fav :D I can't say i like the name Minnie but we'll see what trouble her and Becky get into :D Review in GIF Form:

  24. 4 out of 5

    Cc

    Got to 50%, just not my thing. Luckily, I borrowed.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    (view spoiler)[I am in love with their babies name: Minnie. (hide spoiler)] Wow, okay, so for this reread I definitely upped the star rating and I actually enjoyed it way more. It could've been me working out today, the football games, my dads chili, Netflix, or the wine I drank today. Either way I don't mind and I'm not going to question anything about it. Now, Shopaholic & Baby was really really freaking adorable. So fucking sweet. I loved everything about it - well, except for Luke's ex-girlfri (view spoiler)[I am in love with their babies name: Minnie. (hide spoiler)] Wow, okay, so for this reread I definitely upped the star rating and I actually enjoyed it way more. It could've been me working out today, the football games, my dads chili, Netflix, or the wine I drank today. Either way I don't mind and I'm not going to question anything about it. Now, Shopaholic & Baby was really really freaking adorable. So fucking sweet. I loved everything about it - well, except for Luke's ex-girlfriend Venetia. I can't believe I'm saying this but can I get the ever annoying Alicia back in my life?!? I at least expect her to be super bitchy - but this new character was just so fucking annoying. It frustrated the hell out of me how Luke is so fucking blind. Can someone get him an eye appointment?!? Or a bullshit meter?!? Seriously this guy is so fucking naïve about these girls in his life and it always ends up hurting Rebecca in some way. I really hope Luke steps up his game in the next book. I hope Rebecca stays just the way she is ..well maybe not spend as much money as she did before. Then there's their baby and I cannot wait to read about her in the next book. I need more information about her. I wonder if she's going to be a mini shopper like Rebecca - I kind of hope she goes apeshit with the shopping but then I don't because I will sort of freak out about it.. Idk. I hope I like it better than I did the first time.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm

    Becky Bloomwood is pregnant! Of course, these fashionable mom would only want the best and most beautiful for her kid. After learning that shopping is the best cure for her morning sickness and preggy cravings, she couldn't wait to go hunting for baby stuffs! And then there's the inevitable monthly doctor's appointment so she and Luke could checkup on their baby. But wait, what's this? Becky's OB gynecologist is none other than Luke's ex-girlfriend. And a very glamorous and fashion trendy doctor Becky Bloomwood is pregnant! Of course, these fashionable mom would only want the best and most beautiful for her kid. After learning that shopping is the best cure for her morning sickness and preggy cravings, she couldn't wait to go hunting for baby stuffs! And then there's the inevitable monthly doctor's appointment so she and Luke could checkup on their baby. But wait, what's this? Becky's OB gynecologist is none other than Luke's ex-girlfriend. And a very glamorous and fashion trendy doctor at that! Insecurity slowly creeps through Becky's veins. Now that the ex is back, will Luke finally turn her eyes back to the doctor, especially since Becky feels ugly and looks bloated all the time? Oh this has been another hilarious Becky-filled book. Pregnant Bloomwood is even scarier than jobless Becky, in my opinion, but she's still as sweet as she can ever be. She even made me think about the times when I was pregnant with my three kids. I was insecure and angry most of the time. Good thing my kids came out fine (LOL). But her encounter with Luke's ex was really something - I think it made her even more human and hysterical and likeable at the same time. Thanks Sophie Kinsella, I never had a dull moment whenever I read your books!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Dem

    Review to follow

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ivi Oltovska

    awesome book

  29. 5 out of 5

    Abby

    Becky Brandon only wants the best for her unborn child. You know what that means, right? Shopping, of course! She goes a bit overboard with excessive purchases, and wants celebrity obstetrician Venecia Carter. What she doesn't know about Venecia is that she's Luke's ex-girlfriend! Becky is convinced that Venecia is going after her husband. Usually these books involve Becky overreacting about things, but for once she's not. Yes, she does about other things throughout the book, but Venecia really Becky Brandon only wants the best for her unborn child. You know what that means, right? Shopping, of course! She goes a bit overboard with excessive purchases, and wants celebrity obstetrician Venecia Carter. What she doesn't know about Venecia is that she's Luke's ex-girlfriend! Becky is convinced that Venecia is going after her husband. Usually these books involve Becky overreacting about things, but for once she's not. Yes, she does about other things throughout the book, but Venecia really is the worst!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    For Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) life is going great. She has a fantastic job at The Look, the newest department store in London, herself and Luke are house-hunting (it must have a shoe-room) and Becky is pregnant. Pregnancy for Becky means not only bringing a new life into the world, but preparing for the baby's arrival and if there's anything Becky Brandon is good at, it's shopping. When it comes to her baby, everything has to be perfect. Including the doctor's who look after her. So when Bec For Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) life is going great. She has a fantastic job at The Look, the newest department store in London, herself and Luke are house-hunting (it must have a shoe-room) and Becky is pregnant. Pregnancy for Becky means not only bringing a new life into the world, but preparing for the baby's arrival and if there's anything Becky Brandon is good at, it's shopping. When it comes to her baby, everything has to be perfect. Including the doctor's who look after her. So when Becky hears of Venetia Carter, a celebrity obstetrician Becky immediately realises she must have her deliver her baby... but when Becky finds out that Venetia dated Luke at University, Becky's world begins to crumble. Is Venetia just an obstetrician or is she after Luke? If you've read my previous reviews of the Shopaholic series, you'll know I'm currently re-reading the entire series after learning there was a new Shopaholic book due out in September called Mini Shopaholic. I've never gotten around to fully reading the series in order and since I absolutely love Sophie Kinsella and all of the Shopaholic books I decided to rectify that and the new Shopaholic book was just the icing on the cake. I've finally managed to reach the most recent Shopaholic (until Mini Shopaholic comes out of course) and I couldn't wait to get stuck in again, particularly as Shopaholic & Baby has one of the most memorable scenes ever. I'm fairly sure that all of my reviews of the Shopaholic series are starting to sound a bit same-y. Generally because I keep going on and on and on about how much I love the series, and Becky, and Sophie Kinsella... I think you get the point. Now, after having read the first five books, there's no doubt in my mind that this is my favourite series period. I could probably write a degree of the Shopaholic series. It wouldn't do me much good, but that is how much I love it. I always remember little tidbits from the books and Shopaholic and Baby is responsible for one of the most hilarious quotes ever. I'm not going to tell you it, but once you read it you'll understand and probably love it (unless you're a red-head). Because Becky is the biggest Shopaholic ever to live, her having a baby was only going to open up a whole ton of new shopping possibilities. If Becky ever gave up shopping there's a good chance I'd faint and while shopping makes up the backbone of the entire series (and makes a bit of a raging return in Shopaholic & Baby), there are other issues at play throughout Shopaholic and Baby. I rather assume that Becky's need to have everything for her unborn child is what most first-time mother's feel like and Venetia Carter, celebrity obstetrician, is who Becky wants to deliver her baby. Until she learns Venetia and Luke dated at University. It throws up a whole load of questions for Becky, particularly since Luke and Venetia begin spending a lot of time together. The lengths Becky goes to to find out Venetia's true game was both touching and hilarious. Learning that she's pregnant, and about to have her first child, does seem to have made Becky grow up a bit. As the books progress she does seem to grow up more and more and although she's still her funny, touching and sparkling self, I did think she seemed a bit more serious (well, most of the time anyway). I know that Becky believes Venetia might be about to steal Luke at any moment, but I kind of trust Luke. Or rather, I trust Sophie Kinsella to not do that. It gets a bit hairy, because although I trust Luke, I didn't trust Venetia and I was a bit worried. All of Becky's family and friends return; Jane and Graham, her parents, Janice and Martin, the next door neighbours, Jess, Becky's sister, Suze, Becky's best friend. Even Danny Kovitz returns and it was good to see him again. I don't know if you noticed but I didn't like Venetia at all. Shopaholic and Baby is written in the same writing style as the rest, from Becky's point of view and in a chatty, conversational way. There are still letters from banks, and shops interspersed throughout which are always thoroughly amusing. I also found the entire book funnier than the previous one, although they do all make me laugh out loud most of the time! It leads us perfectly into the next Shopaholic book and is a must-read for all Shopaholic fans.

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