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Book Giveaway – Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Today’s FREE book is a mass market paperback read once.  Published in 1989, 497 pages.  Here’s the synopsis-

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 Scarlett?

Meet Francesca Day and Dallie Beaudine, two incredible characters whose tangled love affair is at the heart of this ravishing New York Times bestseller from award-winning author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Come enjoy the adventure of a lifetime — an irresistible story that’s touching, hilarious, and hellcat-passionate. You’ll never forget Dallie and the sassy lady who needs a good swift kick in her…

To enter to win leave a comment with your email address. 

To earn one extra entry you can post this on Twitter or post it on your blog.  Leave me a separate comment telling me you did.

Open internationally.  Winner will be picked on October 11th.

October 4, 2009 Posted by | FREE | , , , , | 24 Comments

Free Books for April

Leave a comment, tell me which book you want and I’ll get the book to you for FREE either by mail or personally if I’ll see you soon.  The first one to request each book wins.  Once you’ve ‘won’ the book I can get your shipping address if I need it.  Also, you can come back and get a free book every month if you want. These have all been read a few times.

1. Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - contemporary romance – paperback in excellent shape- review here  for Mary

2. The Pleasure Trap by Elizabeth Thornton - historical romance – paperback in good shape - review here  for Gautami

3. Velocity by Dean Koontz - first-rate thriller – paperback in good shape – review here  for Bridget

4. Just One Look by Harlan Coben - another first rate thriller – book club hardcover in pretty good shape- review here  for Kathy

5. Behind the Mask No More by Byron Nease - memoir – trade paperback in excellent shape – I reviewed it here

Thanks for helping me clear some space on my shelves.  Happy Reading :)

April 1, 2009 Posted by | FREE | , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Free Books for March

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Leave a comment, tell me which book you want and I’ll get the book to you for FREE either by mail or personally if I’ll see you soon.  The first one to request each book wins.  These paperbacks have all been read a time or two, but are in very good shape.

Once you’ve ‘won’ the book I can get your shipping address if I need it.  Also, you can come back and get a free book every month if you want.

1. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe - old 1981 edition. great shape.  It’s a classic.  Especially great for the men in your life.  for Katie

2. Trail of Tears by Eileen Goudge - good women’s fiction. Review here.  for Renee

3. Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips - great romance with lots of humor.  Review here.  for Bridget

4. Chill Factor by Sandra Brown - she is a master of suspense.  Review here.  for Sharon

5. Left Behind by LaHaye & Jenkins - first of the series.  Review here.  for Drey

Thanks for helping me clear my shelves.  Happy reading :)

March 1, 2009 Posted by | FREE | , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What I Did for Love, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Cover ImageFinished 2-20-09, rating 3.5/5, romance, pub. 2009

She dropped the tabloid and turned to flee, but they’d trapped her.  She tried to back up, but they were behind her, in front of her, surrounding her with their hot strobes and heartless shouts.  Their smell clogged her nostrils – sweat, cigarettes, acrid cologne.  Someone stepped on her foot.  An elbow caught her in the side.  They pressed closer, stealing her air, suffocating her… (Chapter 1)

Georgie York grew up in front of the camera becoming the darling of sitcom tv.  Her life in the eight years since has become a circus.  She married Lance, a hugely successful action star, and he left her for the icy do-gooder, Jade.  He spread lies after their break-up, but his betrayal only cemented Georgie’s title of America’s sweetheart.  But her movies have tanked and she has become a paparazzi magnet, making her life a game of cat and mouse.

Bram had spent eight miserable years rescuing Georgie from thorny situations, but his days of playing gallant Skip Scofield to Georgie’s spunky Scooter Brown were long behind him.  This time Scooter Brown could save her own ass – or, more likely, wait around for Daddy to do it. (Chapter 1)

Bram Shepard was wildly popular when he and Georgie played Skip and Scooter, but he had ruined that opportunity with drinking, drugs, and a sex tape.  Now, he received only small offers in B movies and he was trying to find a way to reform himself in the eyes of studio execs who didn’t trust him.

Georgie and Bram hated each other, but a few drugged drinks, a marriage certificate, and a sleazy paparazzi forced them to come to terms with each other, literally.  Georgie could not endure another scandalous marriage so soon after Lance, so she made a deal with the devil.  Bram would stay married  to Georgie for a hefty fee and use her to gain respectability.

There are great secondary characters in this book.  Georgie’s father, Paul, appears heartless and his slow thaw was a wonderful story.  I loved Bram’s young cook, Chaz, and Georgie’s confidence lacking assistant, Aaron.  The only problem may have been that at times they, especially Chaz, overshadowed Georgie and Bram.

Anyone who knows the Brad, Jen, Angelina story will recognize it here.  And if you need last names you may not be interested in this celebrity culture story.  I think the story is very current in that that tabloid reporters are taking greater and more dangerous steps to get the money shot, and it was interesting to see it from the other side. 

I have read every one of Phillips’ books and while I really liked this one it was not my favorite.  Bram and Georgie had chemistry and sass, but the end became sentimental mush.  I think she’s great, but if you have never read her, this is not the book to start with.

February 22, 2009 Posted by | 3 1/2 Star Books | , , , | 2 Comments

Free Books for February ’09

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Leave a comment, tell me which book you want and I’ll get the book to you for FREE either by mail or personally if I’ll see you soon.  The first one to request each book wins.  These paperbacks have all been read a time or two.

Once you’ve ‘won’ the book I can get your shipping address if I need it.  Also, you can come back and get a free book every month if you want. 

1. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver.  My review is here.  for John

2. Hot Shot by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.  One of my fave romance authors.  for Keira

3. Until You by Judith McNaught.  My other favorite romance author.  for Keira

4. Deception Point by Dan Brown.  Before the DaVinci Code, he took on NASA.  for Katie

5. The Husband by Dean Koontz.  Koontz is always great.  for Gayle

Thanks for helping me clear some room on my shelves.  Happy reading :)

February 1, 2009 Posted by | FREE | , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

   

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