Queen of Babble
Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her... show more
Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water.
Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roommate, Shari, is spending her summer catering weddings in a sixteenth-century château in southern France. Who cares if Lizzie's never traveled alone in her life and only speaks rudimentary French? She's off to Souillac to lend a helping hand!
One glimpse of gorgeous Château Mirac—and of gorgeous Luke, the son of the château's owner—and Lizzie's smitten. But thanks to her chronic inability to keep a secret, before the first cork has been popped Luke hates her, the bride is in tears, and Château Mirac is on the road to becoming a lipo-recovery spa. Add to that the arrival of ex-beau Andrew, who's looking for "closure" (or at least a loan), and everything—including Lizzie's shot at true love—is in la toilette . . . unless she can figure out some way to use her big mouth to save the day.
Publish date: 2006-05-23
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Queen of Babble (#1)
As much as I like most of Cabot's books, I was slow to pick up this series. My daughter had to read it first and then convince me. "Queen of Babble" didn't sound like something I'd like, as an individual book or as a series. The cover, for some reason, is associated with Shopaholic, and since shoppi...
Lizzie Nichols has a few problems, her graduation is dependent on writing an essay that she forgot about, she's gone to London to see her boyfriend who has turned out to be two-timing her and wants her to lie. So she takes off to be with her friends in France. One of Lizzie's other problems is tha...
2.5 StarsI started out really liking it, then about 1/3 in, it got annoying. They weren't kidding about the babble thing, the girl can not shut up! But that wasn't even the problem, I actually started getting used to it and found it funny again later on, My problem was she was always in denial, kept...
I was re-reading this book because I finally got my hands on the sequels. I still liked it even though the protagonist made some stupid decisions. Then again, not everyone makes the right decision anyway.
It's quite nice to have a break from reading ponderous tomes about politics, and read something you can actually relate to. Lizzie Nichols is, like you or me, a person with a big heart and a mouth as big. She has no filter, and goes through a ton of shit because of this; kind of like me, heh.