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Beauty Queen (Lear Family, Bk 2)
Beauty Queen - Lear Family, Bk 2
Author: Julia London
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
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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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Absolutely enjoyable (funny too!)
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Fun read. Exciting & romantic.
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"Three glamorous sisters live up to the last-wish demands of a dying patriarch and compete for that elusive dream called love . . ."
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Rebecca is the middle child of the wealthy Lear family and her life seems to be just about perfect. However, this former Miss Houston's life is far from beautiful: her husband has just left her for another woman, and her only friends are shallow social climbers. Fed up, Rebecca relocates to Austin where she spends her days volunteering for the political campaign of a family friend. Through her work she meets Matt Parrish, a handsome lawyer who dismisses her as an air-head beauty queen as quickly as she writes him off as an arrogant hotshot. Still, neither can deny the intense physical attraction that flares between them. Can this be a case of true love? This is the second book in a trilogy of contemporary romance novels "loosely based" on KING LEAR.
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2nd novel of the captivating new tilogy, 3 glamorous sisters live up the last wish demand sof the dying patriarch and compete for the elusive dream called love
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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.
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Very good character development, with a nice twist at the end.
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You'd never know it, but the former Miss Houston is a perfectly poised mess. Her marriage is a sham, her life is empty, her friends are shallow and her husband left her for another woman. Self esteem shattered, she moves to Houston, volunteering as a campaign strategist for a family friend. Matt Parrish has just agreed to help his old frat brothers campaign. He didn't count on sharing the spotlight with a former beauty queen. He thinks she's a socialite with no common sense. She thinks he's an arrogant hotshot. They are about to lock horns and prove where there's smoke there's fire.