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Shopaholic Ties the Knot

(Shopaholic #3)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  105,848 ratings  ·  2,630 reviews
For once in Becky Bloomwood's life, things are going smoothly. She's got the dream job as a personal shopper (spending other people's money - and getting paid for it). She's got a fabulous Manhattan apartment with her boyfriend Luke. They've even opened a joint bank account (although they can't quite agree on whether a Miu Miu skirt counts as a household expense).

Then Luke
Paperback, 407 pages
Published August 31st 2004 by Dell Publishing Company (first published April 30th 2002)
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Jan 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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! ...more
Dec 05, 2007 rated it it was ok
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, ...more
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. It was OK. To be honest, I am playing catch-up on this series now that my library has finally 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
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
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
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. ...more
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, humor
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.
Dec 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, chick-lit
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 ...more
May 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Whether you have dreams of your perfect wedding or have experienced your perfect wedding, readers of this novel will feel all of Becky Bloomwood’s trials and tribulations in this third book of the ‘Shopaholic’ series. It’s a story that will appeal to all: young or old; single or settled; rich or poor. Once more, Kinsella has produced a narrative that will delight fans.

For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wo
Alayne Emmett
Feb 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you want a book that cheers you up and makes you laugh out loud then, this is the book for you. Although I’ve read this book before many years ago it was like I was reading it for the first time!! At times you like how could anyone think and behave like this women!!! But, that is part of the charm and as long as you don’t take this book too seriously you’ll enjoy it.
Oct 02, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
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
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Megs ♥
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, z2013-reads

These books are seriously addicting. I know the main complaint people have about these books is how annoying Bex can be, but I don't mind her. She has her moments where I would like to smack some sense into her, but overall I like her funny, awkward moments.

Bex is basically running around like a chicken with her head cut off throughout this whole book. She has promised both her mother and her mother-in-law that they could plan her wedding, and nobody knows...Not even Luke. Also, both weddings a
Ashley (mac\u0026chip)
Mar 18, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
I really wanted to like this book - I was planning my own wedding at the time and thought this would be an easy, relatable read - nope. This book was by far my least favorite in the series. I thought Becky came off too strong and annoying in the Manhattan book, but apparently she had a lot more "character" in her.

In this book, Becky and Luke are planning their wedding. Becky accepts Luke's icy mother's offer to throw them a top-notch New York wedding and has all the glitz and glamour Becky dream
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Really enjoyed this one. Much better than #1 and #2 in my opinion.
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
#3 is definitely my favorite in the series so far! Becky and Luke are engaged but Becky soon finds herself in hot water when her mother and Luke's compete to throw the "perfect wedding." It's over the top ridiculous scenarios but I highly enjoyed it!

Goodreads review published 07/04/20
Nothing to say here really except it was a great book to jump back into the world of Becky Bloomwood. I think the next book was when the bloom fell off the rose for me. Becky's antics got more and more absurd and it felt like she learned nothing from previous issues. This one was a great way to move forward Becky and Luke's story. I loved that Becky realized that cutting off a person in Luke's life was not the best thing for him. She did something for him because she loved him that much. It was ...more
Logan Hughes
Aug 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Jane Espenson, writer for Buffy and Firefly, wrote a blog post about the first spec script she ever wrote as a pre-teen. It was for M*A*S*H and the whole episode was just Charles trying to decide whether to marry a girl he'd gotten engaged to. First he made one choice, then the other. Jane called the episode "The Seesaw," and in her post, she warns against mistaking alternation for advancing the plot.

That's this book. It's just a seesaw. Becky has to decide whether to accept her parents' offer t
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
At A Glance

Chick Lit
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: nope.
Cliff Hanger: nope.
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 8
Characters: 7
World Building: 7
Flow: 8
Series Congruity: 9
Writing: 8
Ending: 8

Total: 9

In Dept

Best Part:
More focused on other issues other than her spending.
Worst Part: N/A
Thoughts Had: Baby Erinie!!!; How is she gonna get out of this?!?; Oh i see what you did there!!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: yes!

Short Review: This was by far my favorite
Love Fool
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 thinking of marriage (or diamonds) or anything . . . Then Luke proposes!

Ugh, why can't Becky and I be friends in real life? An
I've decided that, since I'm pretty preoccupied with wedding stuff as it is, what could be more fun that going through the adventure with an old friend? Hence, some of my joys and stresses will be meshed with Becky's--and I'm grateful for the companionship! :-) ...more
Attack Salmon
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
My least favourable Shopoholic book so far.

Becky is stuck having 2 weddings and she have to decide which one she want the most and still manage to make everyone happy.

It is an ok read but the story wasn't as funny as the previous ones and throughout the whole book Becky just keep avoiding confrontation and whining. Very little plot material for this one.

I still can't get the chemistry between Luke and Brandon. They are vastly different. Yeah u can say opposite attract but I still can't see how
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Becky Bloomwood's life has been running fairly smoothly recently, she is a personal shopper at Barney's, she and boyfriend Luke are living together and they've even opened a joint bank account. At best friend Suze's wedding Luke proposes and suddenly Becky's life has been flung upside down. Her mum wants her to get married in Oxshott whereas Luke's mother Elinor wants her to get married in New York - at the Plaza no less! As both women begin to plan their respective weddings Becky knows that eve ...more
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Becky Bloomwood is about to get married! Only there is one BIG dilemma. Where is she going to have her wedding? In her hometown Oxshott with family and friends, planned by her loving mother or in Manhattan at the extravagant Plaza Hotel organised by Luke's mother Elinor?

Becky's indecisiveness and lies return in this installment of the Shopaholic series. I was quite frustrated by her actions throughout the book as she ran away from her problems and escaped by lying. I didn't grow to hat
Christine (KizzieReads)
As much I loved the writing, Becky just drove me nuts! She really needed to grow up and stop acting like an entitled baby. She thinks about having a baby after Suze, but only because she wants to shop for it. Not be a mother. She wants the Plaza wedding, but also her wedding at her parents' but can't say no to either one. I did like the little twist at the end, but it was a little to late for me to really enjoy it as the whole book was me wanting to slap her silly and tell her to wake up look at ...more
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca Bloomwood is probably the only character I forgive being an absolute pain in the ...
She makes me furious and eye-rolling, I want to shout at her and still I find myself enjoying the books.

I loved all the wedding talk. Must the Disney princess inside me still waiting for her big day.
Cara and Ashley
Aug 28, 2009 rated it it was ok
Oh no! Oh no! What happened to Sophie Kinsella when she wrote this book??!!!
Needless to say I wasn’t really pleased with the third novel. The problem book series have, especially when the first two novels were really good, is that the reader is hungry for more good story telling. But unfortunately, with Shopaholic Ties the Knot, it seems like the author has lost her fire….OH NO!!!
Okay, what didn’t I like about it? Well, for starters, the plot seems really ridiculous. Becky Bloomwood’s character
May 14, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
I'm not a big chick lit fan, but find Sophie Kinsella's work to be a real guilty pleasure-- slight but fun. However, Shopaholic Ties the Knot is definitely not her best.

In the other Shopaholic books, protagonist Becky Bloomwood, is ditzy and self-indulgent, but basically a fun and sweet girl that you can sort of identify with. In this book, that mostly goes out the window. Here, Becky gets engaged and is torn between having the simple English wedding her mother is planning and the big society w
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm
Becky is getting married and ready to get settled! But where? While she’s enjoying life as a Personal Shopper at Barney’s, which I swear is every shopaholic’s dream, her family from England wanted her to stay in the countryside with her husband. But she couldn’t stay away from the glitz and glamour of Manhattan, could she? If you’re Becky Bloomwood, you would be at your wits end, and might just end up in a mental.

While I enjoyed the first two books in the series, this one kinda made me back off
Oct 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first two books. I first read this book many years ago and gave it three stars. Upon re-reading I've increased to 5 stars as it is a book that I could pick up and read again and again in the future. I love Becky and Luke as a couple, and you get to learn a lot more about Luke in this book. If you have read the first two books, then you should definitely give this one a go too. ...more
May 03, 2018 rated it liked it

This series is slowly turning into my guilty pleasure that I enjoy greatly, however, this is my least favorite so far in the series. Becky gave me a headache in this book. I'm not sure how she got herself into the situation of having 2 weddings and continued to not fix it.

I know this is supposed to be a fun and girly read, which it is but at some points I just wanted to pull my hair out.
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Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.

Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty fin

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Shopaholic (9 books)
  • Confessions of a Shopaholic (Shopaholic, #1)
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