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Improper English
Improper English
Author: Katie MacAlister
American versus Englishman--will it be a war of wits, or a battle to find their hearts? Alix hasn't had much luck in her life, but a trip to London, a matchmaking landlady, and the handsome Scotland Yard detective living above her indicate her luck is about to change. Has she truly found her perfect man, or will the disasters that dog her steps ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780505525178
ISBN-10: 0505525178
Publication Date: 2/2003
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 290 ratings
Publisher: Love Spell
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio CD
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thebookho avatar reviewed Improper English on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This is the best I've read from Katie MacAlister. Funny to the point of hysterical. I was laughing so hard at times, I think my family thought I was crazed. The heroine is a shift from the stronger ones she uses in her paranormal reads. She is not a strong kick butt, take charge kinda girl. She's more normal and average. I could really relate to that. I really enjoyed reading this light hearted offering. Sometimes you need a book that is just like this to make you feel good.
reviewed Improper English on + 125 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I'm mixed in my thoughts on this book. I think as a romance it fell way short. The heroine is way too self-centered and selfish and immature for a 29 yr old woman. I don't like how she treated the guy who was very serious about the relationship. However, as far as silly humor and sexy humor go it was way beyond a 5. I laughed out loud a LOT reading this. The heroine is trying to write a romance and lacks self-confidence and talent because we get to read parts of her story as she writes it; many parts based on her relationship with Alex. (Her name is Alix). those scenes and the ones in the book are hilarious but as I said don't read it as a nice romance. I don't really see how the relationship developed with him being so serious and having to coddle her so much but read as just a silly fun read you'll like it.
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Helpful Score: 5
To be honest, this is not my favorite Katie McAlister - the story doesn't always hang together well, and Alexandra is a bit of a whiner. However, the sex is as steamy as you would expect and there are many moments of humor - especially the fragments of Alexandra's early novel writing efforts, which are screamingly funny-awful. And her neighbors - gee, wish I could find a place like that!
pinkscoobyjp avatar reviewed Improper English on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Not a big fan of this book. Really liked the basic plot, the humor, and the luscious love scenes, but the main character, Alexandra, got on my nerves throughout the book
UnsiVeronica avatar reviewed Improper English on
Helpful Score: 3
I loved reading this book. The woman in this book heads across seas away from home and try's to write her romance book. And on her way through writing and re writing the book, she finds the perfect hunk for her book and for herself. I found myself laughing through the whole book and I just love Katie's unique sense of humor in all of her books!
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KellitaJ avatar reviewed Improper English on + 550 more book reviews
It's stories like this that let traveling women freely romance when traveling, believing whatever the gigilos tell us. Since I've been to 27 different countries and romanced in quite a few with the locals, this story really appealed to me as IT COULD HAPPEN.
Artgirl avatar reviewed Improper English on + 3 more book reviews
Great read, lighthearted, funny, cinderella story. Bridgety-Jones-ish. I can't stand the author's paranormal series but really like these. If you have a fondness for the Brits, this is great.
linnybo avatar reviewed Improper English on + 23 more book reviews
Alix is in London for three months. She meets Alex who's living in the apartment directly above her, and the sparks fly. Can this be true love, or will she manage to mess it up? I thought the first half of this book was just hilarious! I couldn't put the book down. I couldn't stop laughing, and I loved all the English sayings. In the second half of the book, our heroine becomes soooo high maintenance that I really do not know why her boyfriend stayed with her! I did enjoy the book from beginning to end, and I would recommend it as a fun read. Alix's behavior in the second half, however, was more than a little over the top, for this heroine to be anywhere close to one of my favorite fictional characters. Does this review help?


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