Was she fired Why The book doesn t make it clear which annoyed me If a character does something I want to know why She does turn up again later but only to be horrible to Annie Annie wants to start her own business by borrowing loads of money And she spends a ridiculous amount of money on a handbag Her partner is having doubts so she spends almost the whole book arguing over itIt ust isn t as strong plotwise as the first book was Personally I don t understand people who spend over a thousand pounds on a bag The most I ve spent is twenty uid Because of that the plot seemed unrealistic to me and it was the same thing all through the book Annie spends lots of money boyfriend gets mad Throw in the odd misunderstanding and a few funny moments with Connor the gay best friend and that s it The characters are still likable but the plot not so much You should probably try the first one before reading this because it is much better 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 than a uiet 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 Not bothered enough to write a full review But lemme tell you one thing She can never be another Sophie Kinsella Not even in the wildest of dreams in that possibleYou ust can t get yourself to even remotely like Annie who s the MC What s the point of going any further This book is about Annie Valentinea 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 spoile. TtonHer family and friends think she’s taking them to Italy for a holiday but in fact she’s on a secret handbag sourcing missionShe’s about to find out that running your own retail empire isn’t as simple as she thought A lot can go
Rs 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 shopaholic who cannot seem to control making huge purchases even though her credit cards are all maxed out and she cannot afford to Annie even borrows money from the bank on her house without even telling Ed her boyfriend who owns this house with her She is constantly lying to him about her purchases and their cost She even hides the fact that she has a room full of items for when she starts her own businessI found Annie s character to be frustrating most of the time since she kept buying things and lying about it to Ed even though this hurt her relationship with him and even with her children I really could not relate to her character and kept getting frustrated with her throughout most of this bookOverall this book wasn t enjoyable for me and I probably won t be buying any books from this series I would only recommend it to fans of the Shopaholic Series who are looking for something along those same lines 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 with her family and partner while doing so There was enough plot to keep me reading but it was so ho hum and the really interesting characters never were fully explored There was the reuisite gay best friend so pretty run of the mill I m up for another turn but give Late Night Shopping a missUpdate Just found out it was a seuel to a book called The Personal Shopper but that ust makes it even like the Shopaholic series Will read it and report back. Rong and usually does Especially when your new man thinks you’ve gone crazy and there’s a gorgeous Italian who’s determined to lure you to his handbag factory for a personal tour This book was published in the UK as Late Night Shopping.
I confess to buying this book some time ago and thoroughly enjoyed reading it I do love a good chicklit I m not a fashionista but I found Annie s BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) journey and her aspirations to build her own business as well asuggling a home family and relationship an entertaining read I preferred this book than the 1st one Will definitely be reading of Carmen Reid s books 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 conseuences for here were token at bestThe story itself was okay fairly predictable though amusing enough in places It probably doesn t help that I only own 3 pairs of shoes and one 20 handbag so I find the label dropping and lavicous descriptions of puffy sleeves and satin heels uninspiring Mainly though I didn t much care for Annie so I didn t much care for her story Annie Valentine was even annoying and pathetic than she was in the first book I don t know what Ed sees in her The storyline was good but in all honesty I didn t warm to the central character and I found her a bit annoying and tended to side with her boyfriend s point of view That being said it kept me reading until the end to find out what happened 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 oneIt 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. Endlessly busy single mother Annie is single no She has a brand new man in her life and she plans to succeed as a fashion entrepreneurShe’s an expert in handbags and shoes so why not start selling them on line and become the next Louis Vui.
Carmen was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countrysideThis may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities department stores books the cinema and newspapersShe is currently working on her eigth novel for grown ups and her third novel for teenagers Well she likes to keep busyCarmen did once study English Literature at