Thursday, June 19, 2008

Queen of Babble in The Big City by Meg Cabot

Lizzie Nichols is back, pounding the New York City pavement and looking for a job, a place to live, and her proper place in the universe (not necessarily in that order).

"Summer Fling" Luke's use of the "L" (Living Together) word has her happily abandoning plans to share a one-room walk-up with best friend Shari in exchange for cohabitation with the love of her life in his mom's ritzy Fifth Avenue pied-à-terre. Lizzie's landed a non-paying gig in her chosen field—vintage wedding gown rehab—and a paying one as a receptionist at Shari's boyfriend's father's posh law firm. So life is good . . . for the moment.

But almost immediately her notoriously big mouth is getting her into trouble. At work she's becoming too chummy with society bride-to-be Jill Higgins, inflaming the ire of Jill's troublesome future mother-in-law. At home she's made the grievous error of bringing up the "M" (Marriage) word to commitment-shy Luke. Once again joblessness and homelessness are looming large for hapless blabbermouth Liz—unless she can figure out some way to babble her way to a happily ever after.

I just LOVE Meg Cabot, and with this book she surely doesn't disapoint this reader!!! Everybody knows someone like Lizzie Nichols!!!! I think in many cases I've actually been a Lizzie Nichols in my lifetime!!!! I am quite a talker........hahaha I find it so hard to imagine anyone not loving this character. I truly enjoyed reading about Lizzie going after her dream job and finding a way to make it work. The cast of characters are fantastic as well, we are introduced to a couple new ones in this book and I loved them!!! I truly loved this book and can't wait until the next in this series is released!!! :) 4.5/5