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Beauty Queen (Lear Family, Bk 2)
Beauty Queen - Lear Family, Bk 2
Author: Julia London
Rebecca Lear is tired of everyone thinking her life is perfect. Even though she comes from one of Texas' most wealthy families, is a former Miss Texas, and has a handsome husband and a young son, Rebecca's carefully cultivated life is quickly unraveling. After her car dealer husband trades her in for a newer-model wife, Rebecca discovers just ho...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780425195246
ISBN-10: 0425195244
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 416
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 61 ratings
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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From Publishers Weekly
The second installment in London's contemporary Lear sisters trilogy (Material Girl, etc.) showcases her talent for depicting the progress of intimacy between two equally strong and unpredictable lovers. As a young woman, Rebecca Lear gave up her dreams of an artistic career to be a dutiful daughter, a beauty pageant queen and a glittering socialite wife. Now, a divorcee with a five-year-old son, she discovers that a life spent meeting others' expectations has left her with no marketable experience and even less self-esteem. She dives into self-help books and searches for a confidence-bolstering job but has little success until she finds a position helping manage Tom Masters's campaign for lieutenant governor of Texas. At campaign headquarters, she immediately butts heads with campaign consultant Matt Parrish, a handsome trial lawyer with a bossy, arrogant demeanor, but as they work on the increasingly problematic campaign, the two find common ground. There's little complexity of either plot or subplot to fill this book's considerable length. But the pace picks up smartly in the later chapters, and the exchanges between Rebecca and Matt are winningly fresh and funny throughout.
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Very good character development, with a nice twist at the end.
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Well done story about a beauty queen looking for a new life and a studly lawyer who work on a wild Texas political campaign.
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Better than the uninspired title would lead you to believe.