Fancy Pants (Wynette, Texas #1)
The answer lies in gritty and handsome Dallas Beaudine. He stops his car to help Francesca whose life and car ...more
Fancy Pants is the best unexpected surprise I've gotten so far this year! I was extremely reluctant about starting this book, and I probably wouldn't have even given it a try if it hadn't been for
In a nutshell, this is basically what this book meant to me:
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This book made me feel every different kind of emotion, from angry to love to joy to frustration to shock, and everything in between. I started out hating Francie and end ...more
When I started Fancy Pants I had something in mind. A bit of comedy, a feisty heroine and a jackass hero. Hell, the typical Susan Elizabeth Phillips stuff. *excitement excitement*
Soooo I was reading and reading ...more
This was Dallie & Francesca's story, and one of the few SEP books I have yet to read. I felt like I already knew D & F from the later books, so for me seeing them as their young and love struck persona's was not to be skipped.
Unfortunately, the time line in Fancy Pants goes back and forth fro ...more
YES, the story was LOOOOOOOONGGGGGG. No, there really wasn't a ton of romance. (this was my biggest complaint) And yes, there were a lot ...more
I've always enjoy Susan Elizabeth Phillips work. She usually creates fun characters and has a knack for snappy dialogue that hooks me right away. Fancy Pants is one of her earlier efforts written back in the 80's, and it suffers from many of the excesses of its time. It's more of a saga, which brings me back to the glitzy days when I thought Danielle Steele and Ja ...more
I have some serious issues with this book. There were times when I wanted to give it a 3.5 and others when I wanted to give up on it. If this hadn't fit the criteria for a reading challenge of mine I would have never finished it. It was too long. Not in that 500 pages is long, in the sense that there was no reason 500 pages were needed to begin with. There was too much back story that could have been simplified and a whole lot of time of Francesca being a stuck up b****. Luckily, the end turn ...more
If smb had said to me that I would write at the end of the book the next phrases, I would have shot him/her. I am still shocked by Francesca's growth. I can't believe that she became such a great person, after being such a wuss-sparkly-arrogant-'Can'tBreakANail"-dull-character. Her transformation was a surprise for me, and it deserves 5 stars. But Dallie deserves one star, so the arithmetic mean explains also the 3 stars rating ...more
I did not laugh during the book which surprised me since some of her books have me laughing a lot. But it was still a good story. Francesca was spoiled rotten and did stupid things, but she faced her problems and changed herself, with wonderful success. Dallie refused to deal with his problems. But he eventually changed. I liked how that happened and his motivations.
Narrative mode: 3rd person. Story length: 497 pages. Swearing language: strong, i ...more
Gotta give those 4 stars because this author is a GENIUS! (I don't know if there's a right word for female genius).
At the first I hated her, she was totally unbearable, a very spoiled little girl with a brain inversely proportional to her looks. But, as usual, SEP heroines grow on me and in the end I cannot but love her immensely. She really grew a backbone!
On the contrary, Dallie started good and had a fall in the between to get better in the end.
I already know ...more
So, why am I docking the rating 1/2 a point? There was something in the plot of the book that really bugged me -- the 10 year hold-back from the heroine. To me, 10 years is nearly unforgivable. I am not sure why SEP didn't go with 1-2 years a ...more
Well, this time I was determined to press forward. It helped that I was too sick to want to move and listening on audio. I hate to put it that way, ...more
If you are looking for a purely entertaining book...this is a good one.
Me encanta la portada de este libro, en serio. Desde que lo vi en GR, supe que tenía que verlo en mi estantería. Cuando llegó, pensé que había hecho la mejor compra del mundo, sobre todo porque en la contraportada viene un mensaje de la autora que dice lo siguiente:
Entonces, ya que hemos dejado en claro uno de los motivos por los que decidí comprarlo por internet, ya que a México sigue sin llegar, pese a ser el primero de la serie
(y ya tenemos aquí los libros: 3, 4, 5 y 6). Como yo soy muy
It's very weird to read about pro golfing without any mention of Tiger Woods. The heroine is SO bratty and unlikeable in the beginning I was tempted to put the ...more
I have absolutely no idea how to put my thoughts into words. Basically I'd give the first third a rating of '1' as in boring, the next part a '3' as in mildly amusing and interesting, we go back to '2' for more confusing backstory and another '3' for tying everything up nicely in the end ... so what does that make? I'd say a weak '3' .... :-)
So we read about Francesca. English born, spoilt rotten, up herself, the most unlikeable person yo ...more
Maybe it's my cynical side dominating, but "true love" like Francesca and Dallie's is just...a fantasy. I know that romances like SEP's are meant to be a culmination of a woman's fantasies, and meant to be indulged in. I guess this week just was not the week to read a romance. Not even this month.
Francesca was born rich and beautiful, and raised to believe that all you needed in life was to r ...more
E' un romanzo che parte lentamente e questo non deve scoraggiare chi legge perché anche ciò che sembra inutile servirà per caratterizzare la protagonista in maniera completa.
L'ambientazione parte dall'Inghilterra degli anni '70 per arrivare negli Stati Uniti della metà degli anni '80, nel pieno del periodo più florido dell'American Dream, in cui tutto sembra possibile.
Più che un romance lo definire ...more
baru bab2 trakhir aja dy mulai bikin gw simpatik
istri ditampar, cewe yg dcintai disakitin..
Si Francesca juga minta djambak..
jadi cewe manja amatt
bner2 butuh perlakuan tinggi.. -_-
dan yg gw heran.. Teddy sama sekali beda dari bonyoknya
dy pinter, dan untuk anak seusia itu, udah mikir macem2 bwt bisa ngelindungin ibunya..
ga heran pas udah gedenya seksi sangatt
satu hal yang pengen gw bilang ke Teddy :
The Huffington Post says the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips provide a “gateway drug to the whole [romance] genre,” which she assumes is a good thing. Bookpage magazine calls her “the crown jewel of romantic comedy writers,” which is definitely a good thing. Since she wrote her first novel on a typewriter in her kitchen, her books have been published in over 30 languages ...more
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He looked at her suspiciously. "Take what off?"
"Your clothes. Entertain the troops."
"My clothes?" He frowned. "I was sort of thinking you might want to do that for me."
She shook her head and leaned back on one elbow, giving him her witchiest, bitchiest smile. "Strip."
"Now, listen here, Francie--"
Lifting a languid hand, she once again pointed toward the center of the room. "Do it real slow, good-looking," she purred. "I want to enjoy every minute.”