European or American, white men are attributed with some notions in the East (at least in my place!). They are:
1) They all speak fluent English irrespective of their nationalities
2) They don't stock for future
3) No stable marriages - divorces are common and the kids are OK with it as they are with seasons
4) They drink too much ( a horrible mishap if u r religious)
5) No crimes there - there would have been no police if it is not for the terrorists
We all are not financially supported to have a round about tour to check these, so books are the only way. As all jokes are not really jokes, there is no fiction that is completely fiction. They are much like history books with an individual perspective. Kinsella books might belong to chick lit (not a negative word for me), but they have their place as everything else. True about this second book in the Shopaholic series.
Becky's rich boyfriend Luke is planning to open a branch of his PR company in New York and they are moving abroad to the land of Tiffany's, Barneys and Saks Fifth Avenue. Luke has arranged interviews for her with TV producers and he himself is busy to get backers for the company. Not a matter for her. . . shopping here is nothing like London. New York is great except for Elinor, Luke's mother.
Luke's family is a little complicated, nothing like hers. His parents split up when he was little and mother never cares or visits him - for which he blindly blames her new husband. Annabel, his stepmother brought him up and he calls her too 'Mum'. She is a loving lady but Luke still earns for his mother and literally worships Elinor Sherman. To be noticed by her, that is actually the drive force behind this New York venture.
In their first meeting itself Becky has understood her cold, ruthless nature, but she can't open up with Luke. Meanwhile her debts are piling up and Luke is also in trouble as a rumour has spread, declaring that Bank of London his main client is withdrawing.