So, I have finished reading 2 of the books in the Shopaholic series, although I was not able to get them from the library in order. I did read the first one first (Confessions), but had to skip the 2nd one (Take Manhatten) and read the 3rd (Ties the Knot). I have the 2nd & 4th (& Sister) requested. I am hoping to have them & read them before the end of the month.
It had a hard time getting into the first few chapters of the 1st one, but once I got going I really enjoyed it. In the 3rd one I was put off by the fact that the first couple chapters was about 2 cousins marrying (not the main character - Becky Bloomwood). Once they finished with that and got on with Becky's wedding planning it was much more interesting.
I know that the 2nd really does fit in the series, they build on each other. Although I am stumped by what the 4th is about - because Becky & Luke are both only children. So, I had to look up info on Amazon about it and it turns out that Becky's dad created a child with another woman before he hooked up with Becky's mom. But it also does make sense of where it falls in the series, because it has to do with Becky & Luke's honeymoon.
I still need to request her other book "The Undomestic Goddess". (Not part of the series.)