This book was not what I expected. I thought it would be funny and romantic, and it wasn't. The book drags over a 10 year period with a lot of deception and heartbreak throughout.
I usually enjoy this author's books. I believe this is an early one, and it shows. I cordially disliked the main character, even when she became new, improved, and vitamin-fortified. In fact, I found it hard to care about any of them.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is my guilty pleasure! This one, though a little older, holds up nicely and is as good as her others.
This book started out kind of slow, but then became very interesting. It is one of those that I didn't want to end.
I gave up on this book after slogging away trying to finish it. It jumps time periods, locations at the drop of the hat and is hard to keep track of when and where the characters are. Just poorly written. Not sure how it got published.
Excellent and very easy to read. I adore anything by SE Phillips. Enjoy
Fancy Pants is the first book in Susan Elizabeth Phillips Texas Wynette series. It tells the story of Francesca Serritella Day, an English socialite heiress who ends up penniless in the Southern United States with only the clothes on her back. It is a tale of a spoiled, self-absorbed woman who at the lowest point of her life faces self discovery to become one of the best journalists television has ever seen. Along the way Francesca meets Dallie Beaudine, a golf pro who seems to be the one man immune to Francesca's charms.
Wow! What can I say about this book? First of all, if you haven't read a book by the famous SEP, what are you waiting for? Ms. Phillips pens an incredible story. Now, granted this is not my favorite by her, but hot DAMN, what a story! The book starts out a little slow because it sets up Francesca's childhood and even goes into the details of her conception. Really, though it is all still quite entertaining, it's just that I know romance readers and they will want the author to get to the main romance right away. Be patient and you will be rewarded.
Don't worry though, once Francesca and Dallie meet - BAM it is like fire and ice. If you like polar opposites attracting then these two characters are right up your alley. Like cats and dogs these to fight with each other and their first encounter is especially memorable. I give Ms. Phillips and A+ for originality. That is for sure.
Now, this story is a little dated. It takes place in the eighties and some of the male perspective is definitely old fashioned. But these two characters are such strong personalities and the story is so entertaining I let a lot of the character's flaws go by the wayside. One thing that I really enjoyed about the story is that the characters GROW throughout the story. They are not perfect and because the story spans 15+ years Dallie and Francesca have time to learn from their mistakes. I really enjoyed this one. I wouldn't recommend this particular story to introduce people to SEP, but for those of you who have read her and liked her will want to read this one too.
It took me awhile to get in to this book. Pretty good, but not one of my favorites. The first half was very slow for me but by the second half I didn't want to put it down.
I love SEP, but this book was not very good. It just didn't have heart! The ending was cute but it was so slow to read!
Great read as are all SEP's books!
Couldn't get into it. Also, I don't think they should have ended up together -- he was abusive and not sorry about it. And he kidnaps his son at the end of the book. Way to forge that father-son bond. What kid wouldn't want to be stolen from all he knows by a father who is completely unable to put others feelings first (like those of a confused & frightened kid). But it all works out in the end.
The author of this book is Susan Elizabeth Phillips, not Zion Phillips.
this is one of my all time favorite books- I have read it again and again! It is funny, tugs at your heart, and has an absolutely fabulous ending- you will love it!
This is a very satisfying read-funny and clever. One of Susan Elizabeth Phillips best books
The book starts out very slow as you learn the backgrounds of the the two main characters. Two troubled young adults finally get together after 10 yars, an ex spouse, a baby, some troubled teens, and some very good friends who stand by them. I wouldn't take the time to read it again, as it moves very slow.
This was a very fun read. I laughed a lot!
Another hilarious novel from Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I was grinning from the first paragraph.
A good book. I really enjoyed it and shared it with my mom who loved the book.
First in the series with Lady Be Good.
I had a hart time getting into this book but it turned out to be good.
this is the first book i read by S.E.Phillips and got me started on any others I could find to read.
Excellent contemperory "mismatched" romance
first book I have ever read from this author, I will be reading her again.
this is an old book copyright 1989. It is a good story about a beautiful woman who lived among Europes jet-set. Now she is broke, furious, and limping down a road in an ugly pink Southern Belle gown. He is tall, lean and All-American gorgeious. He likes his brew cold and women love to keep him warm. You'll remember Dally and the sassy lady, Francesca who needs a good swift kick in her--Fancy pants. (from back of the book.)
S.E.P.'s stories are great, this one is no exception.
They're caviar and beer. Kerosene on Fire. and they're falling head-over heels in love....
This author is my all time favorite, and this book is testament to that.
From the back cover: She was the most beautiful British bauble in Europe's jet-set playgrounds. Now she's broke, furious, and limping down a backwoods road in an ugly pink Southern Belle gown..
He was tall, lean and All-American gorgeous. He liked his brews cold and women loved to keep him warm. Why in hell is he stopping his car for this woebegone, surly Scarlet.
Meet Francesca Day and Dallie Beaudine, two incredible characters whose tangled love affair is one of the most ravishing, satisfying, irresistible novels you'll ever read. ... come enjoy the adventure of a lifetime - a wonderfully involving story that's heart-wrenching, hilarious and hellcat passionate - and as full of surprises as life itself. You'll never forget Dallie and the sassy lady who needs a good swift kick in her...Fancy Pants.
The same ISBN # but the Author is Suusan Elizabeth Phillips.
Same ISBN, different cover.