Big mouth. Big heart.
Big wedding. Big problems.
It’s the wedding of the century!
Things are looking up at last for Lizzie Nichols. She has a career she loves in the field of her choice (wedding gown restoration), and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has finally proposed. Life’s become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings—not necessarily her own—as Lizzie prepares for her dream wedding at her fiancé’s château in the south of France.
But the dream soon becomes a nightmare as the best man—whom Lizzie might once have accidentally slept with . . . no, really, just slept—announces his total lack of support for the couple, a sentiment the maid of honor happens to second; Lizzie’s Midwestern family can’t understand why she doesn’t want to have her wedding in the family backyard; her future, oh-so-proper French in-laws seem to be slowly trying to lure the groom away from medical school and back into investment banking; and Lizzie finds herself wondering if her Prince Charming really is as charming as she once believed.
Is Lizzie really ready to embrace her new role as wife and mistress of Château Mirac? Or is she destined to fall into another man’s arms . . . and into the trap of becoming a Bad Girl instead?
This was my very first audio book (that wasn’t a children’s story!)!! In this review, I’ll mostly be sharing my thoughts on my first audio experience. It’s hard for me to review the actual story without giving spoilers, and I don’t want any spoilers because this is the conclusion to the Queen of Babble series.
“Remember… life is short. Each moment you have is precious. Treasure every second. Don’t spend them doing anything you don’t love.”
When I first started listening to this audio, I wasn’t sure if I would make it all the way through! It took me awhile to get used to the narrator, her voice just wasn’t what I expected for the main character Lizzie Nichols and her thoughts. As I continued to listen, I got used to her voice and got into the story more. However, I didn’t always care for her way of doing the other characters’ voices. Some were annoying and some were funny! I couldn’t help but laugh at the narrator’s accent for the French characters in the story – but I don’t think it was supposed to be funny!
“It’s truly weird how everyone just thinks they can bring me Diet Coke and everything will be okay. Especially since it’s pretty much true.”
I found it easier to listen to the audio while driving, and there were times I would sit in my car a few extra minutes to finish the chapter, LOL! Since I was using Overdrive via my local library, I was using the app on my phone to listen. It worked great! However, it was hard for me to listen to the audio book while doing other activities (cooking, cleaning, etc) because I would get distracted – which was what I thought might happen. Either I would be busy focusing on my activity, & then I realized I missed something on the audio (& then have to go back & listen again) or I would get into the story & forget what else I was supposed to be doing! Listening while driving was great, though!
I think my first audio book attempt was a success for the most part, & I’m looking forward to trying another! I still prefer actually reading the books more, though, so audio books will just be an occasional thing for me!
“And you can’t have two stars in one relationship. Somebody has to be willing to be the wagon…at lease some of the time.”
Just a few thoughts about the story itself – I liked this final book in the series, but not as much as the 1st. The 1st book would make a great stand alone book. It was so cute & fluffy! (Here’s my review of it) The 2nd & 3rd (this one) just weren’t as good in my opinion. For the most part, I enjoyed them, but just not as much. I just got irritated a lot with this last book, & I normally LOVE Meg Cabot’s books. I just felt that the main character Lizzie became kind of “wishy-washy”, if that makes sense. And then there was a “love triangle” thing (if it can be called a love triangle when one of the parties doesn’t realize they’re in a love triangle) – I’m burned out on love triangles!!!! I did end up liking Lizzie again, & I liked the ending. It’s chick lit – light & fluffy – but a little aggravating at times! I think it was a good way to begin my audio book experience!