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Lady Be Good (Wynette, Texas #2)

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A British Lady.

Lady Emma Wells-Finch, the oh-so-proper headmistressof England's St. Gertrude's School for Girls, is a woman on a mission—she has two weeks to lose her reputation. Arriving in Texas with skirts flying, umbrella pointing, and beautiful mouth issuing orders, she knows only one thing will save her from losing everything she holds dear: complete and utter disgr
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 29th 2004 by Avon (first published 1999)
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Anzu The Great Destroyer
Sep 28, 2011 Anzu The Great Destroyer rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: contemporary romance fans I guess...
My first thought on Kenny: is this guy for real?? I thought nah it can’t be! And then this happened:

[the woman is holding two kids in her arms]
He mentally redressed her in a tight top, short skirt, and a pair of stiletto heels, then added black fishnet stockings for good measure. He’d never paid for sex in his life, but he decided he’d be more than happy to throw a little extra cash her way if she ever decided she needed to earn something on the side to pay for her kids’ orthodontics work.

"Now, this is where I draw the line! It’s bad enough everybody in town’s going to be thinkin’ I’m sleeping with a depressed, lice-ridden, hemorrhoidal foreigner who likes to be tied up and might be pregnant, although—since she’s just about cornered the market on condoms—I don’t know how that could have happened. But I will not —you listen to me, Emma!—I absolutely will not have anybody thinkin’ a woman of mine needs a vaginal moisturizer, do you hear me?"

The good stuff:

1. The romance. It is thor
May 30, 2008 Tammy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who loves a fun romp!
Lady Emma Wells-Finch is headmistress of St. Gert's School for Girls. Emma is desperate to create the perfect scandal that will convince the egotistical Duke of Beddington, the main benefactor of her school, that she is not appropriate marriage material. However, while she is trying her best to convince the Duke that she will not make a satisfactory Duchess, she cannot take things too far or he will sell St. Gerts out from under her.

Gorgeous Kenny Traveler - who needs to avoid scandal at all cos
I love how I just finished books with male leads named Dallie and Panda (yes, PANDA!), and yet Kenny was the one I had the hardest time wrapping my brain around. I kept calling him Nicky. (Why? Who knows where thoughts come from. They just appear. -Lucas, Empire Records) I liked this one even more than Fancy Pants. There was great chemistry and dialogue between Emma and Nicky Kenny, and the requires-suspension-of-belief plotline actually worked in this zany story. I cracked up at the low-speed c ...more
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
To be honest I didn't begin the book with high expectations because when I tried to read Fancy Pants I kind of got bored with all the old tales and I haven't finished it yet but this book was a beautiful surprise just like all of the others I have read from Susan Elizabeth Phillips! I have to admit that I am a great fun although usually I only read books from this century and this goes a long way to show just how much I love them!

What made this book irresistible :

1) Kenny! I have read hundreds o
I seem to be going through SEP books backwards; supposedly this is the 2nd book, but I honestly was not ready to read the 1st.

Lady Be Good, takes place in Texas (which is a treat since I live in Texas), with an English lady headmistress heroine and a lazy PGA golf star millionaire. Lady Emma, aka Lady E, is a 30 year old virgin, who is in the danger of being blackmailed to marry a mad controlling English Duke. To save her school (the object that is used for blackmail), Emma must lose her pristin
Bella Carstairs
Amor o Chantaje es un PEDAZO DE LIBRO. Una de esas novelas que te engancha desde el principio, te atrapa y te somete con su naturalidad, con sus momentazos cómicos, humanos, rompedores, pasionales y dulces. Cuando un libro te hace ya sonreír o reír en tan sólo las diez primeras páginas - verídico, ya que me ha pasado con éste libro -, la diversión está asegurada, lo cual indica que estamos ante una novela EXCEPCIONAL y única. Una novela de esas que SE DISFRUTA DE VERDAD, que apasiona. Susan Eliz ...more
Kate Sylvan
NOTWITHSTANDING that the author of this book insists on reminding us every few pages that its hero has ~*~*~violet eyes~*~*~; and notwithstanding that said hero, who is not at all disabled, likes to park in handicapped spots; and notwithstanding that the plot takes implausibility to dizzying new heights--there were many moments I enjoyed in Lady Be Good. There's some sexy badinage, there are Misunderstandings complete with Ensuing Hijinks, there's a villainous duke, there's an emu farm!

You have
I used to really like SEP's books, but after a while they all start to sound the same.
I enjoyed parts of this book (mostly SEP's standard witty dialogue), but the plot never really took off for me. The premise was a bit silly -- as is often the case with SEP -- but for me it never really moved past the silliness and become engaging. None of the characters felt real to me, although at times I found Emma quite endearing.

In a lot of ways I thought this book was pretty similar -- the personalities of the main characters, the small town setting and of course the SEP-ness of it all --
Lady Emma Wells-Finch is in need of an adventure. She has had a quiet life, although it started out tragic with the loss of her father in a terrible car accident, she has had a classically boring English life.
This is a contemporary (90's) romantic comedy.
Kenny Traveler gets strong armed into being the chauffeur/guide to Emma when she decides to come to Texas to continue her research about another Lady from her English school St. Giles where she is the Head Mistress. I find that at only thirty ye
Now, make sure to read this one after Fancy Pants. As long as you do that you'll be just fine. This is a ticket back to Wynette, Texas and it's golf-playing cowboys and the British ladies that tie them up in knots.
Twelve years after the story of Fancy Pants, you find Kenny Traveler, a pro-golfer from Wynette that was saved by Dallie Beaudine and who now is trying to get back on the tour after a scandalous incident, and he does this by doing a favor for Francesca Day Beaudine, which entails driv
Meli A.
Ajlsajfdlskjdflksjdflksjdlfjsldfjs *-*! OHPORBOBESPONJA♥ No puedo creer lo MUCHO que adoré este libro. Adorar es poco: LO AMÉ. Es tan... akldjlasjdl, me dejó sin palabras *-* KENNY ES UN AMOR♥ Me mató. Sin duda uno de mis protagonistas favoritos por parte de SEP :33 Y LUEGO, LA MANDONA Y LINDA DE LADY EMMA♥ Son TAN lindos juntos. PERO TAAAAAAAAN LINDOS JUNTOS!!! Y sus personajes secundarios son GENIALES. Simplemente me fascinaron. Amar este libro resulta poco en mi vocabulario de lo mucho que me ...more
This one had it's ups and downs, but not a bad story overall. Lots of laugh out loud moments, but also lots of improbable ones too. That's what you pretty much get when reading an SEP though. Take it or leave it. I've come to accept it and can move on from the TSTL moments since the well written hero and heroine over-rides the ridiculous. Their interactions are always enjoyable and witty. Her books always have lots of secondary characters to contend with, but they are actually interesting enough ...more
aiiih ga nyangka aku...pas mau mulai baca,awalnya aku agak2 setengah hati sih...soalnya sebelumnya baca Fancy Pants dan kurang sreg di hati,takutnya Lady Be Good bakal ngecewain juga...
tapi ternyata setelah dibaca,aku suka banget...banyak dialog kocak khas SEP dan Lady Emma ga se-annoying Francie trus Kenny juga ga se-nyebelin Dallie...mana ada Petie yang imut banget...duuh gemes banget,ngakak2 pas adegan dia pup-in si rese Hugh....hihihihi
trus secondary story antara Tori
BJ Rose
I previously read one book by Phillips and was not overly impressed, so I decided to move on to other books and other authors. Now SEP is the featured author of the month, so I decided to give her one more try, and went for a different series. Well, lazy Kenny and Lady Emma did it for me!
Jane Stewart
Great Funny Read.

I was doubled over with tears in my eyes hysterically laughing so many times! This story is the romance between two oddly matched people: Lady Emma headmistress of a girls school in England and Kenny a professional golfer in Texas.

Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 372 pages. Swearing language: strong including religious swear words but not often used. Sexual language: mild. Number of sex scenes: 8. Setting: 1990's mostly Texas. Copyright: 1999. Genre: humorous conte
3.5-4. I really liked Lady Emma. She had a fun and surprisingly down-to-earth personality that drove Kenny bonkers. Kenny and his lazy approach to everything really didn't sit well with me in the beginning, but he definitely grew on me as a character, especially when I saw how much he wanted Emma. (view spoiler) I liked the story and the characters, tho ...more
Lady Emma Wells-Finch es la directora de un exclusiva escuela de señoritas en Inglaterra. Pero no todo es lo que parece: ella fue criada en este colegio, abandonada por padres negligentes, está siendo chantajeada por el dueño del colegio para que se case con ella... por su buena reputación.
Como un plan desesperado, decide viajar a Texas para terminar su investigacion sobre una pionera maestra. Sin embargo, lo unico que está intentando es arruinar su reputacion lo suficiente como para que el mism
Kenny Traveler is a golf pro who lost his temper and has been suspended by the captain. In order to ingratiate himself with his captain (who was also the man who stopped Kenny from being a self-destructive, violent teenager) Kenny agrees to escort an English lady around Texas for a week. The lady in question is Lady Emma Wells-Finch, the headmistress of a private school.

Lady Emma is using the trip to Texas to kick over the traces and do something so reprehensible that her boss will drop his ridi
Lady Be Good was a very funny and engaging book! SEP characters are so real and loveable, the story moved along well, the dialog was funny, secondary plots have just as much depth as the primary plot, and the humor is just plain wicked.
When Fransesca asks Kenny to escort Lady Emma around Texas to get him back in the golf tour, Kenny doesn't realize what he's getting into. British Lady Emma may look conservative but she's quite handful because she's determined to ruin her lily white reputation i
Very good, funny, original story. Great characters, excellent writing, but the ending didn't do it for me, I wanted the hero to be the one who pursue.
HERO is a Performer, his golf accomplishments have defined his self-worth as a consequence of how his parents raised him. He finds his laid-back, playful attitude challenged by a bossy and determined English teacher intent on bringin scandal upon herself.
GENRE/TONE: contemporary/funny
LENGHT: 384 pages
A fun romantic comedy with an "opposites attract" theme. I loved Emma Wells-Finch the prim and proper English woman and found it refreshing that she was so honest and didn't play games. She was a sweetheart and I enjoyed reading about things from her point of view. Kenny the protagonist, Texan and pro-golfer, was charming in some ways but I really wasn't too crazy about him. Still the chemistry between the leads was good and provided lots of zany dialog that had me laughing. Kenny's sister and a ...more
Jessica B
Another SEP book has officially made me cry tears of happiness! I don't know what it is about this author... but I CANNOT get enough.

It was very similar to her Chicago Stars books. Which was perfect because I could not get enough of them. Emma and Kenny were perfect for each other and I'm really glad they couldn't figure it out... because I was afforded their amazing story.

I freakin' love SEP. I've recently started playing golf... coincidence... I think NOT!
Red Austin
"I just want you to love me. Like you do right now. But for the rest of our lives."

A cute but dominating woman meets Mr. Gorgeous -a domineering man whose life revolves around the one and only thing that matters for him- golf. Golf is the center of his life. It was his hide out; the one thing in his life that made him think his father might accept him if he win a thousand golf battles of his own. This was his one and only way of living and nothing -no one- could stop him from winning! Except th
This is a re-read. There is something about SEP's stories that I absolutely love. Her characters do outragious things just because they are bored.They get into predicaments and situations that are not always funny but come out of it eventually. But the character growth is what keeps me going back for more. There is some deep meaning behind the game of golf and behind why the characters do what they do. Once again a great read.
Un 4,5 en realidad

Amor o chantaje se ha convertido en uno de mis libros favoritos de la autora, con una historia tierna y divertida y unos protagonistas tan absolutamente geniales que se ganaran un hueco en nuestro corazón desde el principio. Sin duda, SEP nunca defrauda.

joy in wonderland
Mar 19, 2009 joy in wonderland rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to joy in wonderland by: best buddy!
Shelves: romantic-novels
funny, hilarious... read!

well i did not go, all mushy and romantic with this book---it's has a complicated plot that i can say... but no matter how complicated it was i did not strike a heartbreak or anything teary for me, err what i am trying to say, for me it was a light read, make you laugh yet has a tinge of romance and good secondary character!
Mindy Altaqi
This is another one of my favorites. I really liked Kenny and Lady Emma and her many umbrellas. It was so funny when she thought that Kenny was a male gigolo and when she woke up to find his name tattooed to her arm. LOL. I also enjoyed Kenny's sister Tori's story. I know a lot of people do not like the multiple story lines but I think it adds more to the book.
Marttha Zazueta
Primer libro que leo de SEP, y creo que es cierto lo que me han comentado de ella, es muy buena, aunque no por nada ha estado tanto tiempo en el negocio ¿no?

Esta historia en especial me gustó porque me devuelve a los "viejos tiempos" aclaro, no que yo sea tan mayor, me refiero a las traducciones, ¡en verdad me quedé enamorada de eso, caray! Espero no ser la única a la que le guste eso, y lo bien que me cayeron sus personajes con ese peculiar sentido del humor.

Ah, ¡verdad! ¡También fue bastante
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“Now, this is where I draw the line! It's bad enough everybody in town's going to be thinkin' I'm sleeping with a depressed, lice-ridden, hemorrhoidal foreigner who likes to be tied up and might be pregnant, although-since she's just about cornered the market on condoms-I don't know how that could have happened. But I will not-you listen to me, Emma!-I absolutely will not have anybody thinkin' a woman of mine needs a vaginal moisturizer, do you hear me?” 93 likes
“Both of you’ll just have to believe me. Emma’s one of those women who was born with… The thing is, the minute a heterosexual man looks at her, all he can think about is – well, her mouth, and – ”

“Emma?” Torie’s own mouth gaped in astonishment.

Patrick crossed his legs. “Maybe we’re not talking about the same person. British accent? Good appetite? Hums songs from The Lion King when she doesn’t think anybody’s listening?”
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