The Resource Lady be good, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lady be good, Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Lady be good
Lady be good
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • Rendezvous Review: Lady Emma Wells-Finch comes to Texas to finish research on her historical paper and to lose her respectability. To keep her job and save the school she loves, Emma must make herself socially unacceptable to the man who insists on marrying her. While suspended from the PGA tour, Kenny Traveler has agreed to chauffeur Lady Emma around Texas. It seems to be a good way to keep him out of trouble. But Emma and Kenny are working at cross-purposes; she's looking for trouble and he's trying to avoid it. What they find between them is more than either one expected. As always, Ms. Phillips has fashioned a tale to delight and enchant. Artfully combining characters and situations with her wonderfully crafted dialogue to create a truly funny, tender and sensual love story. I love the tattoo! If you haven't read Ms. Phillips, this is a great place to start; if you have, this is even a better place to continue. Roberta Goldie
  • Flying from England to Texas, Lady Emma Wells-Finch meets world-famous pro golfer Kenny Traveler. She assumes that he's a gigolo and decides that he's just the man to relieve her of her virginity in order to get the stuffy, oafish Duke of Beddington out of her hair. Kenny's need to avoid scandal to save his career conflicts with Emma's need to invent scandal to free her from her English admirer. The results are hilarious. In a secondary plot line that mirrors Lady Emma's predicament with the duke, Kenny's seemingly flighty sister, Torrie--as beautiful as Kenny is handsome--is being forced by her father to marry geek Dexter O'Conner. Dexter and Lady Emma have their work cut out for them, for Kenny and Torrie's respective childhoods have left them scarred and incapable of adult relationships. Some outstanding secondary characters join this foursome, including those from Phillips's earlier Fancy Pants. Her Texas settings and sportsmen as heroes continue to shine, and her playful homage to the peculiarities of wealthy Texas women and small towns is dead-on. Phillips's newest is well written, funny, sexy and altogether satisfying. (Feb.)
  • Our heroine quickly realizes that the only way she can save her beloved school is by losing her reputation so scandalously that she will discourage the matrimonial intentions of the property's new owner, the repulsive, overbearing Duke of Beddington. So the starchy Lady Emma Wells-Finch, Headmistress of England's exclusive St. Gertrude's School for Girls, gathers up her courage--and her umbrella--and heads for Texas to "do the deed," with passionate and hilarious results. A bad-boy golfer hero who can't afford another scandal and a stubborn, outspoken heroine determined to create one team up in this lively, well-written story. Phillips combines an unexpected premise with warm, appealing characters and overlays it all with her zingy trademark humor and well-developed sense of the ridiculous. Phillips usually publishes only one romance a year, and readers will be waiting for this one. Fans may be interested to note that this story reintroduces several characters from Phillips's earlier book, Fancy Pants (Pocket, 1991). Phillips (Dream a Little Dream, Avon, 1998) is an award-winning, best-selling writer and lives in the Chicago area. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 10/15/98.]
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Phillips, Susan Elizabeth
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no index present
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Series statement
Wynette, Texas romances
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Women school principals
  • Athletes
  • Chauffeurs
  • Extortion
  • Texas
  • Love stories
Lady be good, Susan Elizabeth Phillips
18 cm.
372 p.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062028525
Lady be good, Susan Elizabeth Phillips
18 cm.
372 p.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780062028525

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