Shopaholic Takes Manhattan is another chick lit novel written by Sophie Kinsella. Its the 3rd book of her Shopaholic series. If you read and like Sophie Kinsella‘s first 2 chick lit novels of this series, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic Ties the Knot the you are gonna love this book too. Becky Bloomwood strike back ! and this time she is in deep shit ! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan typical totally girlish chick lit novel. Ladies would enjoy this book loads more than men !
With her shopping excesses (somewhat) in check and her career as a TV financial guru thriving, Becky’s biggest problem seems to be tearing her entrepreneur boyfriend, Luke, away from work for a romantic country weekend. And worse, figuring out how to pack light. But packing takes on a whole new meaning when Luke announces he’s moving to New York for business—and he asks Becky to go with him! Before you can say “Prada sample sale,” Becky has landed in the Big Apple, home of Park Avenue penthouses and luxury boutiques.
Surely it’s only a matter of time until she becomes an American TV celebrity, and she and Luke are the toast of Gotham society. Nothing can stand in their way, especially with Becky’s bills miles away in London. But then an unexpected disaster threatens her career prospects, her relationship with Luke, and her available credit line! Shopaholic Takes Manhattan—but will she have to return it?
Every page is filled with Beckyisms, wise words on shopping that are hysterically funny. You can finish reading this lite novel in 24 hours and if you are a girls then you will laugh the whole time while reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.
Azur Like It by Wendy Holden is another Chick Lit type Romantic Comedy. This book has the same old Wendy Holden formula, A mixture of wit, glamor, show biz sniping, romance and a happy ending. A light reading novel which is not up to usual Wendy Holden standards. The plot is kinda weak though I read the whole novel. It’s entertaining but not upto what Wendy holden fans expect from here.
Kate, a journalist in a small northern town, is fed up with covering black pudding championships for the Slackmucklethwaite Mercury and living with Mum, Dad and Gran in a semi called Wits End. When evil tycoon Peter Hardstone takes over the paper, slashes budgets and sacks staff, Kate’s career hits an all-time low. Gloom turns to glamour once Hardstone’s sexy son arrives to work on the Mercury. And when Kate’s sent with him to cover the glittering Cannes Film Festival, she can’t believe her luck. But it’s not all fun and games: behind the glitz and sunshine lies a dark mystery that is Kate’s most challenging newspaper assignment yet.
I like this Chick Lit novel though its not above average but it seems many of Wendy Holden fans have thought Azur Like it as quite bad book. Amazon is full of negative reviews of this novel. If you are new to Wendy Holden books then don’t give up just because this book. Make sure check her other books.
Take a Chance by Sarah Webb is Chick Lit type romantic comedy. This is a light read with Relationship ups and downs, and the ubiquitous family secret slips out at the most inappropriate time. Also Love triangles, challenges to friendship and sisterly rows and all kind of things which usually in Chick Lit novels. This book has balance between romance and humor.
Abbafab’, the hugely popular Abba tribute band, are in trouble. Gemma Redden has just broken her ankle and finding a new singer to fill her white platform boots at such late notice isn’t going to be easy. But desperate times call for desperate measures, and the youngest Redden sister, Mia, reluctantly agrees to don the blonde wig and sky-blue hot pants. For Mia, a shy piano teacher who has felt third best all her life, this is her big chance to prove herself to her two older sisters, Gemma and Wendy. Meanwhile, Mia’s oldest friend, Alva Ryan, is having a life crisis of her own, Her builder boyfriend and all-round-good-guy, Sean Malone, has just walked out and this time he swears he’s not coming back. And Alva’s sister, Kerry, is having rather unusual problems of her own. Things come to a head when Wendy has a terrible accident. Because Wendy is harbouring a secret that could blow the band apart and devastate the close bond of the Redden sisters. But secrets have a way of coming out when you least expect them to. And sometimes even the best of sisters gets it horribly wrong.
Sarah Webb was a children’s bookseller for 12 years and now writes full-time. She is not so popular about Chick Lit novels but she has written several good light reading Chick Lit novels. Take a Chance is not one of the best Chick Lit novels but still its a compulsive and entertaining read.
Bad Heir Day by Wendy Holden is not one of her best Chick Lit novels. For some reason it doesn’t give you the all happy feeling usually you get at end. I understand why there were too many low ratings for this British Chick Lit novel. Even from Wendy Holden fans. One thing everyone has agreed is this is not Wendy Holden’s best.
At a lavish wedding in a castle on a Scottish isle, Geri suggests that Anna hire on as a writer’s assistant to learn the nittygritty of novel writing that wasn’t covered at the university. She ends up working for the illtempered, anorexic, and social-climbing bestselling author Cassandra, unaware that hiring her as an underpaid assistant was a clever ploy to find a nanny for the demonic Zak. Meeting up with Geri again she discovers that the fashionably dressed, affluent-looking young woman is actually a nanny in search of a wealthy husband, hopefully an heir to a title. Then Anna runs into Jamie, a waiter, who turns out to actually be laird of the castle. After a whirlwind lowkey courtship, she agrees to marry him and moves to his aptly named Castle Dampie, and soon all the major players are reunited in one of romance’s most hilarious laughoutloud scenes.
It looks the characters are not developed enough to let you feel connected to them. It has trade mark of chick lit novels and romantic comedies, happily-ever-after ending but in a twisted way. Its a OK book but not the best. What I can tell you is If you haven’t read Wendy Holdens novels before then don’t start with this book. Try Pastures Nouveaux or The Wives of Bath which are better than this one.
Talking to Addison by Jenny Colgan is great Romantic Comedy novel if you like Chick Lit genre Romantic Comedies. Talking to Addison is full of fun situations, witty dialogues, hilarious disasters. This is a light novel which can relax your mind and fill it with positive feelings.
Holly Livingstone living in the land of nightmares. Her roommates are crazy clean freaks, and Holly just can’t take it anymore! So she begs her best friend, Josh, to let her move in with him and his roommates. she moves in with her college friends—the sexually undecided Josh and the workaholic penguin-eating Kate and their reclusive, C Plus Plus programmer flatmate, Addison. Addison, the gorgeous geek whose life revolves around the Internet becomes Holly’s object of desire, and she does whatever is in her power to get his attention away from his computer and online girlfriend.
Talking to Addison novel’s dialogues are quick paced, very British, sarcastic, witty and utterly coarse. These keep you laughing whole time while you reading the book. I was told Jenny Colgan‘s novel, Amanda’s Wedding is better than this. If its true then I can’t imagine how good that book is since this one is superb by it self. If you like romantic comedies then Talking to Addison is one novel you should read.