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What I Did for Love (Wynette, Texas #5)

3.87  ·  Rating Details  ·  13,503 Ratings  ·  839 Reviews
How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating.

What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her detestable former co
Audio CD, 11 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by HarperAudio (first published January 1st 2009)
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Aug 07, 2015 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have officially placed Susan Elizabeth Phillips on my favorite author’s pedestal. I love her writing style, her plots are always creative and she works her magic with the development of her characters. SEP also dares to give you supporting characters that could possibly steal the show but instead strengthens the plot and keeps the reader engaged.

Georgie York and Bramwell Shepard really do love to hate each other. Their lives were spinning in the same circle for a while as young TV stars. Bram
This was discussed earlier in Celeste's review, but I think it is fair to say that What I Did for Love is the author's commentary on Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. In fact, it was extremely difficult for me to picture anyone but Jennifer Aniston and Brangelina while reading this book.

The similarities are obvious ... Lance's (Brad Pitt's) interest in architecture. The fact that he leaves his wife while filming a movie with St. Jade (Jolie), a do-gooder that travels worldwide to
Aug 08, 2015 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I did enjoy this one, it just didn't hit the high notes that her previous books did. What was missing? I have no idea. Maybe the fact that I just finished two really good suspense books ... this one was just too different ... maybe. My mind was still on the other books and the fact that I was dying to read the conclusion to the Trilogy ... (BTW, thank you Sharon for Book 3.)

Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where th
Aug 05, 2015 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another winner!
Review to come..

My favorite quote:
“As for your back rubs... Study an anatomy book, pal, because what you've been rubbing isn't my back.”
Milica's Bookshelf
Susan Elizabeth Phillips je zaista odlična i zabavna spisateljica. Više i ne znam u kojoj sam njenoj priči najviše uživala.

Sad mi je trenutno na umu samo Bramwell Shepard. Ovaj glavni junak je pravi selfish asshole -.- a i dalje ga volim.

Hehe... I am going to start of with my almost common line, "Oh. My. God! I loved it!!!"

This book was amazing. The beginning was a bit boring, but still interesting enough to keep me reading. The story got deliciously exciting and let me just tell you that even though the lead characters were a bit twisted, I couldn't hep but love them.

Bramwell Shepard, the oh-so-gorgeous actor with those beautiful lavender eyes, amazing body and a mouth that makes you think dirty, he's not only the Hollywood ba
Feb 09, 2009 Michelle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
If writing this craptastic novel is what Ms. Phillips does 'for love' then I can only hope she is more motivated in the future by hatred.
I am normally a huge fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips but this book was a total bomb. I found myself skipping pages, hoping that the end would be better. She added a couple side plots that were a lot more interesting than the shallow, self-involved main characters, who had lots of unconvincing sex, no chemistry with one another, and nothing to make me intereste
♡Karlyn P♡
I’ve read everything by this author, and will without a doubt be first in line to buy her next book. I think this book would have been better titled ‘Ripped from the Headlines!’ The direct similarities to so many true Hollywood tales were abundant! And as someone who doesn’t follow celebrity BS, I wasn’t that entertained.

While ‘What I Did For Love’ was a decent read, it wasn’t SEP’s typical great read. The core story is about two young Hollywood TV child stars that grew up to hate each other, a
Lisa Kay
I’ve given 5 stars to most all of SEP’s books. More than one of her books has landed on that shelf entitled "If you could only keep one." This is my first disappointment and it was a big one.

Forget all the Brad/Ang/Jen Hollywood stuff that I could have lived without. Lord knows the Eddie/Liz/Debbie thing was much worse as there were babies involved and Taylor was tragically, really grieving for Mike Todd. (BTW Debbie was baby-sitting Liz’s kids while Liz was being "consoled" by Eddie; how’s th
Anzu The Great Destroyer
Ooooh this was a disaster!

So I wanted to read something good, ok? I’m in a foul mood – most of the books I’ve read lately were a big disappointment - so I chose something to lift my mood up: SEP. I was having high expectations, of course, but I was sure SEP won’t let me down.

Oh hell… she let me down so badly..

I hated the book (even though the summary sounded very good); I hated the characters, hated the story and hated the non-existent humor. Booohooo but I’m not in the mood for drama when it co
Feb 06, 2009 Celeste rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: s-e-phillips
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, what to say? Well, I'll start by saying, I think she fashioned this book (in the beginning at least) after Brad Pit, Jennifer Aniston, and Angalina Jolie! You'll understand if/when you read it! Trust me! If you follow celebrities even a little you'll see the similarities, no problem.

I only gave three stars because, while I enjoyed the book, it didn't really grip me and make me feel as if I HAD to continue reading. When I read a book, it generally takes me a day to two days t
Feb 13, 2009 Lana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: maybe
I am a very big fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and really love her work. I have read all her books, but this one just doesn't work. It is sort of like buying a pair of shoes and one of them is a half size smaller than the other; so even though you love the can't enjoy wearing them. Ok, this is a dumb analogy but that is what came to mind and how it feels reading this book. The characters, Bram and Georgie, just don't work for me. And it is so obviously the story of Anniston/Pit/Joli ...more
Feb 13, 2009 Marilyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of the few romance authors I read, and I usually love her books, but this one? Meh. One of her strong suits is humor. I didn't even smile as I trudged through this story with characters based on Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Even the sex scenes are blah. Only one character, Chaz, was remotely interesting. The book reads like it was written to fulfill a contract obligation rather than from the heart. Phillips can do, and has done, much much better ...more
Birbirlerinden nefret eden aynı dizi oyuncularının önce arkadaş, daha sonra da birbirlerine aşık bir çift olmasını anlatan, komik diyalogları ve eğlenceli kurgusuyla müthiş bir kitap daha. Hiç sıkmadan akıp giden bir üslubu da var. Kesinlikle tavsiye edilir.
Oct 29, 2012 Ian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a young TV star, Georgie's first love was her co-star Bram. Back then he was completely self absorbed and after he took her virginity he walked out on her, leaving her alone and humiliated.

Fast forward 10 years and Georgie's husband has left her for a saint, she's had three box office flops and is looking a little frayed around the edges. She runs away from Hollywood only to run into Bram and after a drunken tryst finds herself wedded to him.

He's still the bad boy she loathes but she's desp
Feb 01, 2009 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This book wasn't brilliant. while it was characteristic Susan Elizabeth Phillips, it wasn't her best. so why couldn't I put it down? it's almost embarrassing--it's been awhile since I stayed up late finishing a book--why was this the one? I just didn't want to put it down. some of her similes, metaphores, and other descriptions are awkward (like early in the book when she says surfers in the ocean float "like fetuses in amniotic fluid"--so weird!) but somehow the overall book caused me to suspen ...more
Segunda lectura, Abril 2016: La historia de Bram y Georgie es increíblemente graciosa, bonita y romántica. Ambos personajes son fantásticos y no creo que llegue a cansarme de releer este libro!

Primera lectura,agosto 2015.
Mar 14, 2016 DamaRut rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Con todo el dolor del mundo..
Jan 31, 2009 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is pretty much a spin-off of Jennifer Aniston's real life story. A funny-face, sitcom-princess marries and then is dumped by the best looking actor in Hollywood. He leaves her for an actress famous for her unusual beauty and dedication to world humanitarian works. The story begins after the divorce, when Georgie (the heroine) accidentally gets drugged by a groupie in LV and wakes up married to her former sitcom costar - a man she detests and who treats her really, really badly.

The book
Sara ♥
Apr 03, 2013 Sara ♥ rated it it was amazing
September 19-20, 2012

Oh man.... This book pretty dang good! See my review below...

February 26, 2009

WARNING: This book is a steamy romance novel!!!

It was SO SO SO SO SO SO CUTE though! I REALLY loved it. I couldn't put it down! Like, I tried, but my earphones had fused to my ears!

I don't read a lot of modern romances, but this one was awesome. Okay, so the premise is that Georgie (who was basically Jennifer Aniston, except she was a teen star on a hit sitcom)... recently divorced from her ex-husb
edit 11/24/15

When I'm in a reading slump I know SEP's books always ALWAYS work. I dediced to read this one which I only read twice in the past (shocking I know). What a great book... Bram and Georgie were unusual characters, the king that you need to warm up to. It took time for Georgie to fall for Bram and just as it did for me, the reader. I love being seduced by a book **sigh**

I'm finding this book so much better than the first time I read it. Definitely a 5 stars read for me. Bram w
Me ha encantado! Justo lo que necesitaba para quitarme de encima la crisis lectora.

(Pero me habría gustado que Bram hubiese sufrido [más]).
Mar 23, 2015 Mireille rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fake married!!! Hello, favorite trope, how nice to see you here. And mixed with "sitcom actors falling in love!" This was a fun read all around. Because I listened to it on audiobook, it felt a bit long, but that could be because I never spend three weeks on that type of easy to read romance books. Sometimes it felt like the secondary romances took a bit too much space - though I liked Chaz a lot - but otherwise no bits screamed "this is why this book is too long!"

I liked Georgie a lot, and Bram
Jane Stewart
I loved the anticipation and emotions I felt while reading this book.

Georgie and Bram starred in a TV sitcom for eight years. Bram was unreliable due to drugs, alcohol and sex. The TV show was cancelled because Bram was in a sex tape which someone made public. Georgie initially liked Bram but he hurt her during his bad boy days. Now they dislike/hate each other. Georgie is a good girl. Everyone loves her. She married Lance an A list movie star. Lance had an affair, divorced Georgie a
Michelle Robinson
I don't know what I think about this book. I thought I would give this author another chance after hating the last book of hers that I had read.

I hated Bram for so long that it was hard to get myself to a place of trying to understand who he was.

I am not really familiar with the author, so I did not realize that this book was part of a series, and I have to say, that it does amazingly well as a stand alone. It is it's own book and I did not feel like I was playing catch up at all.

I found Georg
Susan Elizabeth Phillip's books are usually a hit or a miss for me. What I Did for Love teeters on the edge of a miss. The plot was interesting, as were some of the side characters, but what killed the story for me was the relationship between the hero and heroine.

Georgie York was once an actress on one of America's favorite sitcoms. While still loved by the public, her personal life is going through the media grinder after her divorce. To save face, she agrees to a fake marriage with her detest
Beth F.
After you’ve read a few, reading another Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel is like experiencing déjà vu. Even if the beginning of this one didn't smack of the Jenn/Brad/Angelina kerfuffle from a few years ago, the characters’ personalities and the nature of their conversations often follow a comfortable, well-traveled path that is reminiscent of earlier SEP characters.

So if I ever decided to sit down and read everything she’d ever written one right after another I’d probably be annoyed. Fortunatel
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
I loved this book.

I just loved the sarcastic banter between Georgie and Bram and found myself actually chuckling out loud at times whilst reading it.

I had just finished a book that put me in a funk, for no other reason than it was an emotional rollercoaster of a book so, What I Did For Love, was just what I needed and it delivered for me.

It had me smiling and loving it till the end.

Bram and Georgie are just delightful characters and I warmed to them both immediately.

This is not the sort of boo
Jessica B
Wow! I really loved this book!

Another SEP book down and I can't seem to get enough! However, I was only able to give this four stars because I have read some of her more recent books and they were so much more in depth, so much more emotion was written in her words. While I loved this one I really feel like her later work really captures everything she is capable of as a writer.

Georgie's husband has left her for another woman and she just can't set herself right. Until she crosses paths, again,
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“She loved Bram in a clear-eyed way she’d never loved her ex-husband, no rose-colored glasses or mindless giddiness, no Cinderella fantasies or false certainty that he’d put her life in order. What she felt for Bram was messy, honest, and soul-deep. He felt like…part of her, the best and the worst. Like someone she wanted to struggle through life with; share triumphs and catastrophes; share holidays, birthdays, every days” 26 likes
“As for your back rubs... Study an anatomy book, pal, because what you've been rubbing isn't my back.” 6 likes
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