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Lady Be Good [Kindle Edition]

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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Lady Emma Wells-Finch is determined to cause a scandal. Nothing big, you understand, just enough to convince her pompous British suitor that she's not an eligible candidate for marriage. She's thinking along the lines of, oh, maybe a discreet tattoo. But when suspended Texas golf pro Kenny Traveler meets her plane at Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport, Emma decides that he's the perfect candidate to destroy her reputation.

Kenny, on the other hand--who desperately wants to be reinstated on the golf tour--is just as determined to keep a low profile and remain squeaky-clean. If Lady Emma weren't a close personal friend of the golf commissioner's wife, he'd never have agreed to squire her around town. Unfortunately for Kenny, his weakness for the British beauty is growing daily, and it seems as though Emma may have feelings for him as well. In a bizarre turn of events, wild man Kenny finds himself trying to keep the prim and proper British lady from causing a scandal the size of which even the lone-star state has never seen, and the results will leave you laughing with delight.

Below the hilarious dialogue that is Susan Elizabeth Phillips's trademark, Kenny, Emma, and the charming array of characters that populate this exceptional contemporary are warm and wonderfully human. Emma saves her Kenny and he saves her right back--never were two people more gloriously deserving of each other. --Lois Faye Dyer

From Publishers Weekly

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.
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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 540 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0062028529
  • Publisher: Avon (Oct. 13 2009)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers CA
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000FC12I2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #175,685 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not SEP's best work :-( May 26 2008
By T. Ford
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I only recently discovered Susan Elizabeth Phillips, but have read 5 of her books already, with Lady Be Good being my fifth read. Let me say that the first 4 books I read by SEP (It Had to Be You; This Heart of Mine; Dream a Little Dream and Natural Born Charmer) were fabulous. I laughed, I cried, I loved both the main characters and the secondary characters and I know I will read those books again.

Lady Be Good is another matter altogether. I found the storyline weak and the main female character beyond annoying. She, actually, was pathetic and ridiculous. A self-righteous, know-it-all with, in my view, no redeeming qualities. Without giving the story away, for a supposedly smart woman, she was actually quite stupid and infantile. If Lady E had not been so disagreeable, I would have almost felt sorry for her, but she was the type of person who you just want to tatoo a big "L" on their forehead so others would know right off the bat that the person was a loser.

I did manage to finish the book, but it didn't leave me feeling good. I will, however, read more SEP because one bad book out of five is a good track record.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lively and a bit of seduction Oct. 15 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
well this book follows the common to SEP scheme: 30 yo spunky virgin meet a boor millionaire playboy and the romance, marriage and pregnancy ensues. (btw only 2% of americans over 25 are virgins ))
Despite the predictable yet unrealistic plot, its the dialogue that wins in this book as in others by SEP. It flirty and lively and even though I would not go back and reread as Wilde's, its still very indulgently enjoyable.
I think in this particular book the male hero is given a chance to be a bit more creative than usually, as he's on a mission to seduce as opposed to some others in SEP's who start relationships on a spur of a moment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fine for a quick fun read May 25 2003
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This story was cute and lighthearted; definitely not one of your more serious novels. Kenny was a treat, a real delight. I do like characters like him, they make me laugh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, without out a doubt! Jan. 15 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book. I usually cannot say that about a book because there are always things in it that bother me. But I can honestly say that "Lady Be Good" was one of the best books I have EVER read. It was one of those books where you're sitting on the couch and laughing so hard that your family worries about your sanity. Seriously, this book is so well written and does a very good job of catching human emotions and insecurities and throwing them together with a rich, unique and rather wicked type of humour. I cannot find a single flaw in it. Excellent, without a doubt!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laughed til my sides hurt Nov. 28 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is probably my favorite SEP book, and that's saying a lot b/c I love them all! Her characters are so real and loveable, secondary plots have just as much depth as the primary plot, and her sense of humor is just plain wicked. An unbeatable combination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Don't read this book without reading Fancy Pants!!! Sept. 25 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Fancy Pants was good but left you wondering what eventually happened to all of the characters. Lady Be Good provides all of the answers!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A book definitely worth reading..... Aug. 13 2002
By M. I.
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This is my very first book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips...and I enjoyed every moment!!! Being that I prefer historical romances, the modern day backdrop to this book threw me off at first; I decided to give it a shot anyway...and I'm sooo glad I did!!! This book was so charming...it was full of laughs...and not only were Kenny and Emma wonderful, but the secondary characters were outstanding as well!!! I would definitely recommend this and look forward to purchasing more works by this author.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Actually 4 1/2 stars July 9 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I've only read one other book by Susan Phillips (Heaven, Texas) and that was enough to keep me going back for more. I can definitely already begin to recognize certain trademarks in her work: athlete heros, heroines who are eccentric in one way or another, and great secondary characters. This novel was no exception, although I enjoyed Heaven, Texas more. Phillips does a great job of characterization, always creating characters who do not fit the stereotyped profile of romance novel heroes/heroines. Kenny is sexy in his own lazy, laid-back type of way and the secondary character, Dex, is sexy in his own computer-geek way. Somehow she makes all of this work. I especially enjoy the way Phillips gives readers insight into the thoughts of the characters. She handles this part subtlely by giving us insight into how the characters, especially the heroes, gradually come to realize they're in love with the heroines. Gradually is the key word that makes this so specially. I really hate it when a writer expects readers to believe that the main characters mentally acknowledge their attachment to each other within days of their first encounter. In Phillips' novels, the love a hero feels for the heroine sneaks up on him unawares and readers are privy to that process.
This novel was funny & sexy and I'd recommend it.
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