Goodreads doesn't allow 1/2 stars, but I'd give this one 3.5 really.There is no other character out there quite like Becky Bloomwood. She'll make you laugh; she'll make you cry; mostly, she'll make you shake your head in both wonder and outrage - at times I just wanted to strangle her.Becky has a spending problem and more importantly a truth problem - meaning she has a hard time telling it when she gets caught in a difficult situation. During these episodes, she often makes things much more difficult on herself and those around her.In this installment of the Shopaholic series Becky is getting married and both her mother and Luke's biological mother have different plans for where and how the wedding will proceed. Becky in normal fashion can't tell either the truth about the other's plans and readers will enjoy watch Becky squirm throughout!Kinsella brings forth some resolution to Luke's and his mother's relationship in Ties the Knot. For which readers will be relieved - no fairy-tale, lovey-dovey resolution, but instead a real-life resolution. She also creates a loving relationship between Luke and Becky that is refreshing and real, and not always displayed solely between the sheets. They experience ups and downs, have arguments, and experience real-life difficulties yet remain strong and true, and through it all Kinsella keeps the reading light and humorous.