Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Review: Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First line: Kenny Traveler was lazy.

From the back cover: Lady Emma Wells-Finch, the oh-so-proper headmistress of England's St. Gertrude's School for Girls, knows only one thing will save her from losing everything she holds dear: complete and utter disgrace! Skirts flying, umbrella pointing, and beautiful mouth issuing orders, she arrives in Texas on a mission: She has two weeks to lose her reputation.

World-famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has been suspended from the sport he loves. Now only one thing can restore his career: complete and utter respectability! Unfortunately, he's been blackmailed into chauffeuring bossy, single-minded Lady Emma, who's hell-bent on visiting honky-tonks and tattoo parlors...and worse. Lots worse.


When a gorgeous man who can't afford another scandal meets a hardheaded woman who's determined to cause one, anything can happen. But love? Oh dear, that's impossible, outrageous...inevitable!

My thoughts: Lady Be Good is the second in Susan Elizabeth's American's Lady series. I read the first one, Fancy Pants, many years ago, not realizing it was part of a series. With the recent release of Call Me Irresistible, the third in the series, I realized that I had never picked up Lady Be Good.

I loved this story...it was a fun, romantic story that had me laughing out loud in some spots, cringing in others and tearing up occasionally, too. Lady Emma is as straight-laced as they come and wants one thing during her visit to the states - to put a blemish on her reputation. Kenny is nothing but trouble and desperately needs to show the world he is and can be a stand-up guy. When they are thrown together, it takes determination and skill to see who will come out succeeding in their individual missions. As in all Susan Elizabeth Phillip's books, the characters are funny and have great personalities. The story is entertaining with light-hearted, witty romances that make the book hard to put down. Emma and Kenny are characters that are easy to love and quite hilarious, too. Add to that a sexy secondary romance between Kenny's sister, Torie, and Dexter O'Conner, the reappearance of Dallie and Francesca and the now grown-up Ted (from Fancy Pants) and this story is truly character driven. I look forward to catching up with these characters again in Call Me Irresistible.

(I borrowed this book from the library.)


  1. @kel It was a fun book - and I hope the next one in the series is just as fun.

  2. I'm glad you liked it too. The whole series is fun. Actually I haven't read Fancy Pants yet but have read all the later books.

  3. This sounds like a genuinely fun read. Not many books have the humor to literally make me laugh out loud but it seems like this one has that flair.

  4. This is my SEP so i dont have the other books she wrote to comprae this book to; Im not a fan when authors switch the point of view of the story but for this one it worked nd there were some funny parts which i loved. i definately recommend


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