Shopoholic and Baby

shopBecky is back with her cards and a sexy baby bump. Trust me all new mothers and mothers-to-be become shopoholics at some point or the other. So we really cannot fault her there but I wouldn’t go about getting 12 prams for the baby! That’s going very overboard.

The book begins with Becky and Luke together at their first ultrasound appointment, a momentous moment in any new pregnant couple’s life. And she wants to know the sex of the baby, which is quite natural. Any mother would. But she wants them so that she can shop for the right colours. She tries to trick the doctor into revealing and when that doesn’t work she tries to scan herself and ends up talking to her gall bladder. Apart from that blip, things are looking up for them.

Luke’s business is moving from strength to strength, they are on the lookout for a big family house and everything is fine except for some minor things. Becky’s job in the new fashion store is on standstill because they hardly have any customers (which of course gives her enough time to shop and do other baby things!), Luke finds it difficult to juggle the demanding new client and a bad attitude that they bring across and Becky is not finding a family home where she can have a shoe room of her own.

The baby camaraderie between Suze and Becky is so cute and made me feel nostalgic. I have had very same long conversations with friends who were pregnant along with me.

And soon Becky and Luke find their dream home thanks to some hard bargaining that involved a fashion shoe. Just when things get perfect, Becky hears a chance conversation at a baby store about a celebrity obstetrician who caters to Bond girls and A list Hollywood heroines.  So who wouldn’t want a celebrity obstetrician? So Becky insists her way into Venetia Carter’s clinic. In her dreams, she bonds with the Bond girls, meets Angelina Jolie and all their children are friends….

Before she could daydream any further, things take a suspicious turn. Dr. Venetia turns out to be Luke’s ex girlfriend. And Luke is all happy catching up with her while Becky is obligated to agree, though she feels weird. But she gets free gift hampers which makes it all worthwhile. Come on… it’s not as if Luke is going to fall in love with her.

While Becky takes things in her stride, people around her namely Suze and her mother are concerned about Dr. Venetia’s past with Luke. Becky tries to brush it off but they keep texting each other in Latin (of all languages!) which sounds suspect. She hires a detective to follow Luke and tries to give subtle and not-so-subtle hints to Venetia.

Some of the most hilarious episodes in this book would be the fund contest between Luke and Becky. The heirloom of the future idea was perfect and I totally endorse it. . Becky’s first neo natal class is hilarious to the core. And Danny’s accidental design for the t-shirt takes the cake and will have you in splits.

A fantastic book, the series just keeps getting better and better…

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About sumeethamanikandan

Sumeetha Manikandan, a freelance content writer is an English literature graduate with a journalism and mass communication diploma. She lives in Chennai with her husband and daughter. After a decade long career in dotcom industry, she started working as a content writer from home. She wrote her debut novel, ‘The Perfect Groom’ as a script for a serial, which she converted into a novella for Indireads.
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4 Responses to Shopoholic and Baby

  1. Redhead says:

    This sounds adorable! My sister recently had a baby, so the whole family is familiar with how moms-to-be become shopaholics. but it’s okay, because everything she bought is so cute!!

  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    I’ve read several of Sophie’s Shopaholic books and always enjoyed them. I’ll have to pick up this one. Grandmas become shopaholics for the little grandbabies, too. If any of my four adult children ever cooperate and give me a grandchild, I’ll make all the baby accessory merchants in town very wealthy.

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