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Late Night Shopping (Annie Valentine #2)

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Uber-busy Annie Valentine - mum to two demanding children and personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store - is now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire of her own, and she'll do anything to get there.

But what about her adorable new man? As someone who wants nothing more than a quiet life, Ed is shocked to discover Annie staking their home on her success, an
Paperback, 394 pages
Published June 30th 2008 by Corgi
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May 05, 2010 Evangeline rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, womens-lit
Annie Valentine was even more annoying and pathetic than she was in the first book. I don't know what Ed sees in her!
Dec 16, 2010 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-read-2010
Uber-busy Annie Valentine – mum to two demanding children and personal shopper in a swanky London fashion store – is now intent on setting up a shoe and handbag empire of her own, and she’ll do anything to get there. But what about her adorable new man? As someone who wants nothing more than a quiet life, Ed is shocked to discover Annie staking their home on her success, and now their relationship is on the line. Is Annie’s surprise remedy – an extravagant friends and family holiday to Italy – r ...more
Forse è stato un errore leggere immediatamente il secondo libro della serie..
Infatti, una volta conosciuta Annie, ero molto meno propensa a perdonarle le stramberie e le situazioni assurde in cui si caccia per il semplice motivo che mi aspettavo un evoluzione del personaggio.. Sì, ok, non va più in giro a cercarsi un uomo (perché finalmente l'ha trovato), ma per il resto le sue esperienze non le hanno insegnato nulla..
Neanche Ed, Il compagni di Annie, è perfetto, anzi, in alcuni momenti la pensa
May 16, 2014 Lara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is about Annie Valentine,a personal shopper, mother of two and girlfriend to a teacher, Ed. It is the second in the Annie Valentine series, a fact which I did not know before purchasing the book. Even though I started from this book instead of the first one, in this book the author gave information about the characters, without giving too many spoilers about the first book so that this story is easy to follow.

This book reminded me of Confessions of a Shopaholic since Annie is also a s
Jan 08, 2010 Mel rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I picked this up after reading "The Personal Shopper" the first of the Annie Valentine novels by Carmen Reid.
Really, this review could be 8 words: it wasn't as good as the first one.
It skips a year ahead from the first one, but feels like it should be carry on directly from it.
Annie is back working at The Store after the evil boss who fired her leaves. I really wanted some sort of back story on the evil boss-why does she hate Annie, where did she go? Was she fired? Why? The book doesn't make i
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
I picked this up at the library without realising it was the second in the series, and though I have the first The Personal Shopper as marked as unread I think I must have read it at some stage as the characters in this were so familiar.
I admired Annie's ambition but felt her motives and behaviour were too self serving to be sympathetic. I was waiting for her to acknowledge her actions as at least a little unreasonable and redeem herself, but I felt that the consequences for here were token at
Kat A
Feb 14, 2012 Kat A rated it it was ok
This was a piece of chicklit that I found from mining the Girls About Town Short Stories Books. Carmen Reid is from the Scottish one. She is a good writer, and I would read her other books. The trouble with this one was, I hated the main character. She was really annoying (read irresponsible and selfish) ala Becky Bloomwood, to the point I was yelling at her. In the book. Seriously, that's over involvement. Annie is a personal shopper who wants to start her own business, but is sacrificing time ...more
Lucy McLaurin
May 09, 2015 Lucy McLaurin rated it liked it
A really enjoyable fun read!
Chantelle (aka the Blogmonstar)
It started off good, and not having read the first book, I am unable to say whether it was better or worse than that title, but Annie drove me crazy with a lot of her behaviour. Esepecially when it was revealed that she's had an enormous credit card debt from the previous book. I just wanted to shake her and say, 'stop being stupid!' Quite frankly she was annoying and I wasn't at all surprised about some of the things that happened - including the rather big dip her relationship took.
Jo Notary
Feb 15, 2016 Jo Notary marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Harsimranjot Kaur
Apr 20, 2011 Harsimranjot Kaur added it
Recommends it for: Girls who love to shop!
This book was really good. Somehow I always end up choosing books which are in a series. I said to myself that after this book, I would not read the others in the Annie Valentine series, as I have many books in my room ready to read. However, Carmen Reid has ended the book in such a way that you feel you have to read the next book in the series to find out what happens next.
The book was interesting and great for girlies who love a good-read. Fantastic!
The Sweet Bookshelf
Nov 17, 2009 The Sweet Bookshelf rated it liked it
What a fun little book! If you love shopping then this is your kind of book. It's all about couture!
It's not your normal chic-lit, meaning it's about a woman in her 30's and she had kids! I enjoyed it. I realized that this is one of many books about Annie Valentine. I can't wait to go grab the other books. The author, Carmen Reid, is a Glaswegian! I'm looking forward to some upcoming events.
May 17, 2013 Julie rated it liked it
Shelves: romcom
I wanted to enjoy my first piece of chick lit for quite a while, but this one did not hit the spot. The character is not particularly likeable and while I can empathise with some of her mistakes, I found her frustrating. The overall story was OK, but this offering would not prompt me to pick up another by the author.
Oct 10, 2012 Zoe rated it it was amazing
Needed a bit of light entertaining reading, however it may be a bad idea for my bank account, makes me think about shoe shopping when I'm off to bed!

Loved it, as I hoped nice chilled book about shopping, shoes and handbags my fave things in the world so it was never going to go wrong.
Oct 21, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2012
Eh. I was impressed enough by the first book to try the second, but it was like the reset button was pressed and Annie was back to the worst extreme of herself from the first book. Probably won't bother with the rest of the series.
Apr 26, 2012 Susan rated it it was ok
It was a very good storyline. Unfortunately not read the first book in this series but will be reading any others. I find it followed closely along the same lines on 'Confessions of a Shopaholic', which i enjoyed much more.
Jul 24, 2012 Geraldine rated it it was ok
Not as good as the first book but still a nice book to take my mind of other things. I was very disappointed that Ruddy cheated on Annie and did not like that part of the story. But besides that, the story was nice.
Daisy Craydon
Mar 16, 2013 Daisy Craydon rated it it was amazing
As a teenager Carmen Reid quickly became one of my favourite authors for feminine story lines. A story about a heroine of a fashionista who gets up to all kinds of mischief.
A summer, quick and easy read.
Jul 21, 2012 Stacey rated it liked it
Shelves: girlie-chicklit
I didn't hate this book, it was all just a bit too over the top. I couldn't relate to Annie and her crazy purchases this time.

That said, I'll still read the next book to see if things improve!
I enjoyed this book. I find Carmen Reid's writing is very like Sophie Kinsella's which I like. The book had the right amount of comedic and touching moments. An easy and enjoyable read.
Mar 20, 2010 Z rated it did not like it
Shelves: chick-lit
Annie is so annoying in this book. You would think Ed wouldn't put up with her.

She's far too over-zealous about pointless things. It put me off picking up the third one.
Apr 01, 2008 Paula rated it it was ok
Recommended to Paula by: new title buying
Shelves: 2008-reads
Disappointed - I enjoyed the zaniness of Annie Valentine in the first book - couldn't stand her in this title. Whinge, whine and completely stupid activity.

Read In Colour
Sep 22, 2012 Read In Colour rated it liked it
Also called The Holiday Shopper. There seems to be a change in titles for some of the series when it was brought over to the US on Kindle.
Kelly Simpson
May 06, 2012 Kelly Simpson rated it it was amazing
I throughly enjoyed this book. Made me cry in places.
Full of laughs n romance can't wait for the next in the series.
Hannah Howard
Sep 23, 2012 Hannah Howard rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Hannah by: the lib x
read awhile ago not but have become completly addicted to the series it is a fab book xxxx
Nov 18, 2012 Lexy rated it really liked it
Not a bad sequel. Looking forward to next book in the series
Jul 29, 2011 Emma added it
a very enjoyable, easy read full of handbags and shoes!
Dec 07, 2012 Shea rated it it was ok
Shelves: ihave
Glad i finished it.
Not a Carmen Reid fan. Sorry
Aug 07, 2011 Rosie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2011
*Review coming soon*
Mar 20, 2012 Nicky rated it it was amazing
Love this series
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Carmen was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countryside.

This may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities, department stores, books, the cinema and newspapers.

She is currently working on her eigth novel for grown-ups and her third novel for teenagers. Well, she likes to keep busy.

Carmen did once study English Literature at
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Other Books in the Series

Annie Valentine (6 books)
  • The Personal Shopper (Annie Valentine, #1)
  • How Not To Shop (Annie Valentine, #3)
  • The Celebrity Shopper (Annie Valentine, #4)
  • New York Valentine (Annie Valentine, #5)
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