Click here to read reviewer Swapna Krishna's take on Queen of Babble Gets Hitched.
When we left Lizzie, she had just climbed out of bed with Chaz (with Spanx firmly in place, so nothing happened) only to open the door and find Luke at her door with an engagement ring and a question. Despite her newfound bed partner, Lizzie accepts Luke's proposal and begins planning her dream wedding…
or at least she will start planning just as soon as she gets her head above water now that she's single-handedly running the wedding dress boutique. And just as soon as she and Luke set a date. And just as soon as she stops breaking out in hives every time she thinks of her wedding. Oh, and just as soon as she figures out why she cares so much that Chaz is not at all happy for Lizzie and his best friend.
In the meantime, however, Lizzie slowly comes to realize that although Luke proposed to her, he doesn't seem any more anxious to plan the wedding details than she is. In fact, he still hasn't met her family, and between
his studying for med school finals and accepting a job in Paris for the summer (without even running it by Lizzie first), Lizzie rarely even sees Luke anymore. All she wanted was to get married and live her life with Luke – but what if she wants more?
Queen of Babble Gets Hitched picks up at the moment
the previous story left off, which is great because it left off at a real cliffhanger. With this third installment in the life of Lizzie, the reader really sees the growth not only in Lizzie but also in the type of book. All of the
Queen of Babble books are filled with Cabot's trademark humor, but with QOB Gets Hitched, the humor is more adult than in
QOB in the Big City and certainly more than it was in the first Queen of Babble. Now there are more sexual jokes and references, and while the sex scenes are still very much glossed over, there is more detail before the glossing begins. There's also been a change in Lizzie. Always interested in fashion and bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Lizzie is still trying to figure out how to get what she wants from live, but she is now much more prissy and comes off as
quite bossy at times. She's also developed that New York edge that may turn some people off. Had this been the first time meeting Lizzie, I probably wouldn't like her personality that much. That said, however, I very much enjoyed Queen of Babble Gets Hitched, and if I wasn't pretty sure this was the last book in the series, I would be looking forward to Lizzie's next adventure.