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Book Review of Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Bk 1)

Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, Bk 1)
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Helpful Score: 3

This book tells the story of Becky Bloomwood, a writer for Successful Savings, who harbors a terrible secret...she's addicted to shopping and is in tons of debt. Ok, it's really not that secret, but it's nothing that anyone who knows her in the finance world is aware of. This story details her wild and wacky adventures as she tries to limit her spending, avoid her bank manager, and figure out why she feels sort of attracted to Luke Brandon, a big head honcho in the world of finance and PR who she typically tries to avoid at PR functions because she's afraid he'll ask her questions that will reveal how little she knows about her profession.

If nothing else, this story will make you laugh. Yes, it's unrealistic at times. Yes, the main character is shallow and pretty unaware of the fact (but she has a good heart...think Legally Blonde and you'll get the idea). I think you end up caring for Becky because everyone has their own vice (in the case of many of us on PBS that vice would be reading and acquiring books), and that vice helps you to relate a little to Becky's often bizarre rationalizations for her behavior. But this is the first book in the series, and I did not expect to enjoy it as much as I did, so much so that I read the rest of the series and quite liked it! It's a nice light read if you are looking for something to entertain you.