web site hit counter Lady Be Good - Ebooks PDF Online
Hot Best Seller

Lady Be Good

Availability: Ready to download

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 disgrac 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 disgrace! A Texas Rascal World-famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has kickedup his boot heels one too many times, and now he's suspended from the sport he loves. Only one thing will restore his career:complete and utter respectability! Unfortunately, he's been blackmailed into chauffeuring bossy, single-minded Lady Emma, and she's hell-bent on visiting honkytonks,chasing down tattoo parlors, and worse.. lots worse. Love, All-American Style 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.That's outrageous. That's... inevitable!


Compare

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 disgrac 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 disgrace! A Texas Rascal World-famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has kickedup his boot heels one too many times, and now he's suspended from the sport he loves. Only one thing will restore his career:complete and utter respectability! Unfortunately, he's been blackmailed into chauffeuring bossy, single-minded Lady Emma, and she's hell-bent on visiting honkytonks,chasing down tattoo parlors, and worse.. lots worse. Love, All-American Style 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.That's outrageous. That's... inevitable!

30 review for Lady Be Good

  1. 5 out of 5

    ♥Sharon♥

    I’ve only recently come upon this author and this is only my second book by her but I truly enjoy her writing. Susan Elizabeth Philips creates story lines and characters that are humorous, unique, sexy and so much fun to read. Lady Be Good is the second book in the Wynette, Texas series. I’ve read Fancy Pants which is book #1 and loved that one too. This is the story of Lady Emma Wells-Finch and Kenny Traveler. Their meeting is arranged to help with a situation that Kenny is in, but with one litt I’ve only recently come upon this author and this is only my second book by her but I truly enjoy her writing. Susan Elizabeth Philips creates story lines and characters that are humorous, unique, sexy and so much fun to read. Lady Be Good is the second book in the Wynette, Texas series. I’ve read Fancy Pants which is book #1 and loved that one too. This is the story of Lady Emma Wells-Finch and Kenny Traveler. Their meeting is arranged to help with a situation that Kenny is in, but with one little “misunderstanding” Emma and Kenny find themselves not quite knowing what to do with each other. Kenny ~ I loved him. He was a pro-golfer who was a bit of a womanizer I guess you could say. But he was also a little misunderstood. Right now what he needed to do was stay out of the limelight and do whatever it took to get his suspension from the PGA lifted. Agreeing to watch over Emma for a few weeks was a way for him to do this. He just had no clue what Lady Emma was capable of. ❤ Lady Emma~ was so much fun to get to know. She was sweet, funny and a little bit proper. When she first lays eyes on Kenny she gets a bit flustered. She wasn’t expecting such an attractive man with such beautiful eyes. She corrected herself quickly though. Emma wouldn’t let him ruffle her feathers. Or so she thought anyways. ❤ Both Emma and Kenny have their own little plans that they need the other for but not everything is apparent to the other. Emma is devising a plan to ward off the Duke of Beddington from marrying her and Kenny is looking to get his suspension from the PGA lifted. But Kenny’s patience will be tested and Emma will find out that she just can’t control everything. Did I mention that Emma is a bit bossy? Slowly everything that is swirling around Emma and Kenny becomes more than what they both bargained for. Emma thought she could control her feelings for Kenny because of what was at stake but sometimes there is no way to control your feelings. And Kenny got to that point of not knowing if he was coming or going. He wasn’t conditioned to deal with a woman like Emma. He is used to handling woman but none of them challenged him like she did. It was fun watching this guy squirm a bit. There really isn’t much more I can say about these two without giving away things you should read firsthand. It was delightful to find myself locked into the story within the first ten pages when Kenny see’s Emma with her perky little hat and her brolly. I knew it was going to be another fun and sweet romantic read. One last thing. I found this in Fancy Pants too that SEP gives you a secondary plot. In this one it center’s around Kenny’s sister Tori who was also so much fun to get to know. Her father is trying to arrange it so that she marries this guy Dexter O’Connor who by all means is not the type of guy Tori would ever be interested in. Imagine geek meets sexy smartass girl. I loved Tori’s fowl mouth and Dexter’s directness. They made me laugh! They were a lot of fun.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mo

    I originally read this a few years ago and gave it 5 stars. Just finished a re-read and it would not make the 5 star mark today. If Dallie and Fancy Pants hadn't show up, it might even be lower. I don't even know why I didn't love it as much this time around. I am kind of afraid to re-read the rest of the series for fear that I might find fault with them also. Still, she is a great author and she will be an "auto-buy" for me. I originally read this a few years ago and gave it 5 stars. Just finished a re-read and it would not make the 5 star mark today. If Dallie and Fancy Pants hadn't show up, it might even be lower. I don't even know why I didn't love it as much this time around. I am kind of afraid to re-read the rest of the series for fear that I might find fault with them also. Still, she is a great author and she will be an "auto-buy" for me.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Classic Susan Elizabeth Phillips! Lady Be Good is the second installment in her adult contemporary romance series titled Wynette, Texas. I just love Ms. Phillips' ability to write amazing humor and romance and she excels at both in this one. Golf is one of my least favorite sports so the male lead's pro-golf career was a bit of a bore for me personally but this is such a fun book! If you're into adult romances filled with laughs, check out this author!!! My favorite quote: “Now, this is where I dr Classic Susan Elizabeth Phillips! Lady Be Good is the second installment in her adult contemporary romance series titled Wynette, Texas. I just love Ms. Phillips' ability to write amazing humor and romance and she excels at both in this one. Golf is one of my least favorite sports so the male lead's pro-golf career was a bit of a bore for me personally but this is such a fun book! If you're into adult romances filled with laughs, check out this author!!! My favorite quote: “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?”

  4. 5 out of 5

    Anzu The Great Destroyer

    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. Th 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. This literally left me gaping… I mean I hate kids and all but this guy is exaggerated. Am I going to burn in hell for laughing at this? I just can’t help myself. I’m going to pick even more on Kenny. *evil grin* Check this quote out: He’d been maneuvering women all his adult life, and he’d never yet let one of them forget her proper place. Right underneath him. Eeeeh? Do you love him now?? Oh my dear Kenny we’ll get along just fine. You tied up to a poll and me exercising some baseball bat swings on you. Good times. I lost count of the amount of facepalms I’ve used regarding him and his brilliant mind. Double the sarcasm there, just in case. BUT (there’s a big but in here) since Kenny hates Dallie, I guess that makes him on my side right? I think I’m getting to like this guy. Emma and Kenny have perf-*Latino tune playing in the background* Ugh I can’t say the words anymore without thinking of Latino teens. But here goes. They have perfect chemistry *Latino tune playing in the background* Could someone please turn that damn tune off!! “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?” What did I tell you? Perfect chem- *Latino tune playing in the background* *gets shotgun and shoots musician in the head* Alrighty then I’m glad that’s over… Let’s get back to our characters! Hmmmm who else? I love Dex. Simply adore him! He totally stole the spotlight from Kenny. Beddington is a sonofabitch. Hated his guts and hated Emma for taking sh*t from him. I’d just kick him where it hurts the most and throw him in a river. Hope that he would drown or something. And Ted... Well, what’s the easiest way to say this? MINE!!! I ADORE Susan Elizabeth Phillips and think her books are the best in the contemporary romance genre. At least for what I’ve read so far. The story is hilarious! Grab it and spank read it!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Piper

    This was properly delightful!! It is the third Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel I have read, and I was just as smitten by it as I was the first two. She writes in a way that makes you laugh out loud, reflect on life’s afflictions, rejoice in second chances, and love falling in love. Lady Be Good is the second installment in the Wynette, Texas series. The main characters once again depict a Texas golfer and a British lady. Brought together by an “innocent” matchmaker (who also happens to be the her This was properly delightful!! It is the third Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel I have read, and I was just as smitten by it as I was the first two. She writes in a way that makes you laugh out loud, reflect on life’s afflictions, rejoice in second chances, and love falling in love. Lady Be Good is the second installment in the Wynette, Texas series. The main characters once again depict a Texas golfer and a British lady. Brought together by an “innocent” matchmaker (who also happens to be the heroine from the previous book, Miss Fancy Pants herself), Kenny Traveler and Lady Emma Wells-Finch couldn’t be more opposite of each other. One of them is extremely bossy and independent while the other is quite lazy and passive. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t sparks to be ignited. Those sparks, however, do not a solid relationship make, as they each struggle with issues that originate from their past. However can they possibly find a middle ground to make their relationship work? There was quite a lot of self-misconception construed through much of the story which made it a journey that was fun and rewarding to watch unfold. As has been the case thus far in my SEP reading experience, we are also entertained by some interesting and enjoyable secondary characters and are allowed a glimpse into their stories as well. In an odd and unlikely match, Dex and Torie discover what they thought to be an impossible situation develop into very much the opposite. We also are reunited with an older Dallie and a now young adult Ted (Teddy) which was definitely a treat. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys some great humor, just a bit of angst and a sweet happily ever after.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Amber’s reading

    SEP has never let me down, and Lady Be Good is no exception. Susan Elizabeth's fabulous writing, witty dialogue, and lovable characters made this a fabulous audiobook that gave me so many laughs. I'm about halfway through all of SEP's books and have loved them all. I've recently started listening to some on audiobook and have been extremely happy with the 3 narrators she uses. This book was narrated by Anna Fields, who does a fabulous job especially with Lady Emma's British accent. Even though m SEP has never let me down, and Lady Be Good is no exception. Susan Elizabeth's fabulous writing, witty dialogue, and lovable characters made this a fabulous audiobook that gave me so many laughs. I'm about halfway through all of SEP's books and have loved them all. I've recently started listening to some on audiobook and have been extremely happy with the 3 narrators she uses. This book was narrated by Anna Fields, who does a fabulous job especially with Lady Emma's British accent. Even though most of SEP's books have an opposites attract trope, they never get stale. She has become my go-to romance author. Major fangirl!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Tammy

    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 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 costs - is a world famous, pro-golfer who has been put on suspension by the acting PGA golf commissioner, Dallie a/k/a the "Antichrist", husband of Francesca (SEP's Fancy Pants). When Emma travels to the United States to perform research for an article in the great State of Texas, Francesca arranges for Kenny to "babysit" Emma as a favor to her. Francesca promises to intervene with her husband and convince him to lift Kenny's suspension if all goes well. Emma's strong leadership skills and bossiness combined with Kenny's perceived laziness and great sense of humor makes this a fun read. The Katherine Hepburn/Spencer Tracey type of dialogue between Emma and Kenny is entertaining and immediately hooks you. Five pages into this delightful book I realized I would not be able to put it down. When Emma first meets Kenny, she assumes he is a dim-witted driver who moonlights as a male escort. Kenny is annoyed with her bossy attitude and decides to go along with her misconceptions by telling Emma that he charges $30 a pop to have sex with women. Not only does Emma decide to pay the $30 and have sex with him, Kenny cleverly convinces her to cook his dinner beforehand! This book is full of those misunderstandings that we are all growing tired of, but they are written in SEP's witty and funny style that I truly enjoy. SEP has the ability to take a fun, contemporary romance and put a spin on it that includes an element of sweetness that most authors cannot pull off. The ending was a little far-fetched, but the end justifies the means. Just a side note ... there is a secondary plot that is just as entertaining as the main plot. Kenny's father arranges for Kenny's sister, Tori, (a chick-lit cliche' who can out-cuss and out-talk most men) to marry sexy, uber-geek Dexter O'Connor or he will cut off funding to her emu farm. I loved this subplot and thought it deserved it's own story - I wanted to read more about Dexter!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Dija

    "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 "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 thoroughly heart-warming and engaging and everything a great romance should be! I loved watching naive and proper Emma falling for lazy and all-American Kenny, and vice versa. 2. The humor. I love SEP's style, and the humor she infuses in the dialogue completely transforms the whole story. I pretty much laughed my way through the entire book. 3. The constant plot twists. The tiny unexpected twists that can be found in every chapter are engaging and do a wonderful job of keeping up the suspense, even if an HEA ending is a given. 4. Adorable starring characters, and lots of scenes with previous cast members. I loved reading about Ted as a grown-up, and it was really nice catching up with Francie and Dallie as well. Their romance is still as sweet and true as it was in their own book, and it's amazing seeing how well they've developed into a married couple. The not-so-good stuff: 1. The ending. It seemed highly anti-climactic and toned down after such a great book. It didn't leave me with the best feeling in my heart, and that's where the lack of 5 stars comes from. 2. Torie and Dex. I hate Torie, and that hatred extends to Dex by association. I really couldn't feel these two and I think the book would have been much better without them.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Dee

    - Loved it! After the previous book in the series I was pleased to get more of what I associated as SEP. - Loved Kenny, liked Emma. - Liked background stories. - Very funny which kept me chuckling with more than a few full out belly laughs. - Looking forward to reading Ted's story. Can't believe that adorable little boy has turned into one sexy young man! - Loved it! After the previous book in the series I was pleased to get more of what I associated as SEP. - Loved Kenny, liked Emma. - Liked background stories. - Very funny which kept me chuckling with more than a few full out belly laughs. - Looking forward to reading Ted's story. Can't believe that adorable little boy has turned into one sexy young man!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    My second by SEP, I didn't like it as much as the first, though I liked it well enough. All of that is down to Emma, though. She's worried about becoming one of "those dear, old things" and is looking to change that with the added impetus of needing to turn an unwanted suitor off the hunt. Because her inherent decency and kindness and stability is warring with her need for change, her actions can be a bit erratic. The thing is, SEP does an excellent job making it reasonable so I didn't feel like My second by SEP, I didn't like it as much as the first, though I liked it well enough. All of that is down to Emma, though. She's worried about becoming one of "those dear, old things" and is looking to change that with the added impetus of needing to turn an unwanted suitor off the hunt. Because her inherent decency and kindness and stability is warring with her need for change, her actions can be a bit erratic. The thing is, SEP does an excellent job making it reasonable so I didn't feel like I was being jerked around or that it was all convenient or an excuse for moving the plot where she wanted it to go and that let me fall in love with her and never look back. It's unfortunate that Kenny is such a dead loss. He's a man-child who knows he's a man-child and couldn't care less. Which makes him manipulative and lazy and I never really cared for him at all—not least because of the damage you could see headed to Emma. Actually, SEP pulls off another minor miracle in making that relationship reasonable enough to bypass my dislike of Kenny. He is a good fit for her, or, at least he is when he can overcome his indolence. So even as I didn't like him, I was along for the story for Emma's sake and that was enough. The thing that actually threw me out of the story the most was the stupid duke of Beddington nonsense. That misogynistic throw-back didn't ring true from the moment he steps on the page and him being the major motivation for much of the plot never did settle well for me. (view spoiler)[And it broke any connection I had to Kenny when it turns out Kenny is the duke's inside man. I'm sorry, but that betrayal was way out of bounds. It not only trips on the "betraying you for your own good" stupidity, it also sets him up as explicitly not caring at all about Emma for herself. (hide spoiler)] So it's a good thing I'm able to edit stories in my head even as I read them. Editing the stupid duke out was probably the hardest live-editing job I've ever done, but I managed well enough to keep reading. Which brings me to trying to rate this. I'm a bit surprised that I want to rate this at four stars, even though it was mostly a three-star read. I'm having a hard time reconciling that, actually. I think it comes down to the humor and the strong secondary characters. Torie and Dex were fantastic and I loved everything about their courtship. Kenny's family was outstanding all-around, actually, and I loved seeing them grow to love and respect Emma even before Kenny was able to overcome his inner toddler. Which means I'm probably going to go with four stars, after all, even though the central romance had Kenny and the duke in it... A note about the series: This book was available while the first wasn't. Due to comparative ratings, I decided to go with convenience and and skip the first. I don't regret it. We get lots of Dallie and Francesca (the couple in the first book) in this one, but I didn't mind not having the details of their relationship. It doesn't hurt that there's a decade between their writing and SEP kept that timeline internally here. So they're an old couple now and presented as such. Which is my long way of saying it wasn't hard starting here and I'd recommend that to others as well. A note about Steamy: This had two and a half plus one explicit sex scenes. Yeah, I'm getting complicated in my steam tallies. tl;dr; middle of my steam tolerance. Long story: I really liked the steam and the handling of Emma as a thirty year-old virgin looking to make a change. One area Kenny really shined is his ability to fully immerse with the needs of his lover and this showed him to his best advantage. Indeed, a lot of me being okay with the relationship at all is his care for her sexually. And yes, that's weird to write, but I mean it anyway. The plus one was Torie and Dex and I loved that SEP included it, even though it was kind of out of place.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ingie

    4.5 Stars - Hilarious fun and so lovely. The best kind! 💖💖💖💖 The stand-alone #2 in the sweet SEP “Wynette, Texas” series and just as the other books was it a perfect read for me. I can’t but love these lovebirds and their struggling to a sugar sweet terrific grand HEA. Yum, it’s heartbreaking nice... I listened to the FABULOUS audiobook narrated by the best Anna Fields. 10:39 hours first class romance enjoyment. Read June 1, 2020. 4.5 Stars - Hilarious fun and so lovely. The best kind! 💖💖💖💖 The stand-alone #2 in the sweet SEP “Wynette, Texas” series and just as the other books was it a perfect read for me. I can’t but love these lovebirds and their struggling to a sugar sweet terrific grand HEA. Yum, it’s heartbreaking nice... I listened to the FABULOUS audiobook narrated by the best Anna Fields. 10:39 hours first class romance enjoyment. Read June 1, 2020.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Duchess Nicole

    4.5 Stars I think I love this series just as much as her Chicago Stars series. I feel like the Wynette, Texas series has a more serious tone to it, despite the pervasive humor. I've been listening to the audiobooks and the narration is spot on. Rarely do I feel like a narrator actually adds to my enjoyment, but this one does. Fantastic book, fantastic series. 4.5 Stars I think I love this series just as much as her Chicago Stars series. I feel like the Wynette, Texas series has a more serious tone to it, despite the pervasive humor. I've been listening to the audiobooks and the narration is spot on. Rarely do I feel like a narrator actually adds to my enjoyment, but this one does. Fantastic book, fantastic series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Dee

    2.5 Stars Some books are nice, very comfortable. And a point comes where these books stop becoming your comfort zone and shifting to 'just ok' category, this is one of those. 2.5 Stars Some books are nice, very comfortable. And a point comes where these books stop becoming your comfort zone and shifting to 'just ok' category, this is one of those.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Zeek

    I heart this book so much. Both hero and the heroine are right up there with my favorites. Written when SEP was at the top of her game, I can only give it five stars. Lady Emma Wells-Finch, on a school break from her Head Mistress job at all girls St. Gertrudes, is taking the time to do some study on one of her favorite women in history. Instead, she finds herself in the unlikely position of being escorted around Texas, USA by one of the top players in golf world. Kenny Traveler, one of the top pl I heart this book so much. Both hero and the heroine are right up there with my favorites. Written when SEP was at the top of her game, I can only give it five stars. Lady Emma Wells-Finch, on a school break from her Head Mistress job at all girls St. Gertrudes, is taking the time to do some study on one of her favorite women in history. Instead, she finds herself in the unlikely position of being escorted around Texas, USA by one of the top players in golf world. Kenny Traveler, one of the top players in the golf world, finds himself the unlikely escort of one the most bossy women he's ever met. After forced on suspension by the Antichrist, one Dallas Beaudine (Fancy Pants) acting commissioner of the PGA, he'll do anything to get back to the Masters. Even escort Head Mistress Lady Emma around for $50 a day. Emma has some other plans too, to rid herself of an unwanted suitor without losing her beloved School, and the disreputable, downright lazy, Kenny Traveler will fit the bill quite nicely. Who would have thought that this most unlikely pairing would turn out to be the perfect fit for a love of a lifetime? Kenny and Lady E's love story is a joy to read. They're quirky and clever and both so well drawn you feel like you know them- certainly feels like you want to know them. I got the sense as I re-read this recently, that SEP had her character' motivation down while writing this and that makes all the difference for character driven romance novels. There's no hackneyed plot driving Lady Be Good, just two people finally getting their HEA who blessedly deserve each other- in all the best sense. Read this book, romance fans (it's perfectly fine as a stand-alone), you'll thank me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Zeek

    I heart this book so much. Both hero and the heroine are right up there with my favorites. Written when SEP was at the top of her game, I can only give it five stars. Lady Emma Wells-Finch, on a school break from her Head Mistress job at all girls St. Gertrudes, is taking the time to do some study on one of her favorite women in history. Instead, she finds herself in the unlikely position of being escorted around Texas, USA by one of the top players in golf world. Kenny Traveler, one of the top pl I heart this book so much. Both hero and the heroine are right up there with my favorites. Written when SEP was at the top of her game, I can only give it five stars. Lady Emma Wells-Finch, on a school break from her Head Mistress job at all girls St. Gertrudes, is taking the time to do some study on one of her favorite women in history. Instead, she finds herself in the unlikely position of being escorted around Texas, USA by one of the top players in golf world. Kenny Traveler, one of the top players in the golf world, finds himself the unlikely escort of one the most bossy women he's ever met. After forced on suspension by the Antichrist, one Dallas Beaudine (Fancy Pants) acting commissioner of the PGA, he'll do anything to get back to the Masters. Even escort Head Mistress Lady Emma around for $50 a day. Emma has some other plans too, to rid herself of an unwanted suitor without losing her beloved School, and the disreputable, downright lazy, Kenny Traveler will fit the bill quite nicely. Who would have thought that this most unlikely pairing would turn out to be the perfect fit for a love of a lifetime? Kenny and Lady E's love story is a joy to read. They're quirky and clever and both so well drawn you feel like you know them- certainly feels like you want to know them. I got the sense as I re-read this recently, that SEP had her character' motivation down while writing this and that makes all the difference for character driven romance novels. There's no hackneyed plot driving Lady Be Good, just two people finally getting their HEA who blessedly deserve each other- in all the best sense. Read this book, romance fans (it's perfectly fine as a stand-alone), you'll thank me.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Cheri

    The H & h drove me crazy all through this book. I wanted to smack both their heads together! It definitely kept me entertained. I look forward to reading the rest of the series :)

  17. 4 out of 5

    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 hundred 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 of books and I have seen heroes described with positive and negative comments but I can honestly say that I have never read about a "lazy" romance hero! It was such a sock that I couldn't wait to see what he would be transformed to by the end of the book. I have to admit that he remained lazy but not at such a maddening level! Cocky, selfish, difficult but with inner vulnerabilities Kenny proved again that Phillips has a talent with spinning tales to explain the bad and bring forward the good! 2) A sex scene! Lately sex scenes have lost their interest to me, you can only read so many before it becomes old and I usualy kind of skip them but in this book the first time the heroes slept together made about the most hilarious sex scene I have ever read! 3) The humor! Susan Elizabeth Phillips has a talent in combining the dramatic with scenes that leave you rolling on the floor with laughter! The heroes although usualy with inner insecurities and demons never lose their sense of humor and this book was no exception. Been there done that Although all the books have something new to offer it is kind of true the fact that the plot is usualy the same in the books. Yes there is always something new in the books to make them stand out but we have some patterns that are kind of repetitive "childhood traumas, cocky hero, insecure heroine" but luckily for us Phillips knows how to twist everything so we never get bored! The black spot Only one thing kind of messed with my overall love for this book but it was not enough to take a star out of it! At some points the dialogs between the leading couple got so out of hand that I couldn't keep up no matter how many times I reread the scene. Yes, it was funny watching them disagree about everything but some times it grew too stretched and lost any kind of sense.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Aou

    It was fun and to the end, was angsty but also boring. Because of the satisfying end, 3,25 stars.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jan

    I'm rereading this series and want to read them all, because the earlier ones set up characters for some of the later books. But this one wasn't my fav. It was mildly entertaining, but pretty much seems like a do-over of the previous book, Fancy Pants, which I enjoyed more than this one. It seems like after the success of Fancy Pants, the author was encouraged/pushed to write another book that was pretty much the same: H is another gorgeous, tall, drawling Texan golf star, who still has a few is I'm rereading this series and want to read them all, because the earlier ones set up characters for some of the later books. But this one wasn't my fav. It was mildly entertaining, but pretty much seems like a do-over of the previous book, Fancy Pants, which I enjoyed more than this one. It seems like after the success of Fancy Pants, the author was encouraged/pushed to write another book that was pretty much the same: H is another gorgeous, tall, drawling Texan golf star, who still has a few issues to deal with from his childhood. He also has an attractive sister who has a few issues of her own, including desperately wanting a baby. The h is another spunky little English woman who ends up in Texas. H and h fall for each other, and after several zany adventures, find their HEA. Sister also gets her HEA. So yeah, there were differences, but after rereading these two books back-to-back, the similarities annoyed me. I don't think I read these two books directly one after another like that the first time, so maybe it wasn't as obvious then. But still, it was a reasonable read, which I stuck with mainly for the background glimpses of the young Teddy Beaudine, who shines in a later book. But this one didn't have as many layers and nuances as Fancy Pants, and for me it just wasn't as good. OK, now onto the next one, First Lady, which is completely different, and I already know is a very enjoyable read.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Eve

    Series: Wynette, Texas #3 Publication Date: July 1, 1999 This is part of the series but can be read as a standalone “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.” Kenny Traveler to Lady Emma Lady Be Good was amusing, delightful and enga Series: Wynette, Texas #3 Publication Date: July 1, 1999 This is part of the series but can be read as a standalone “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.” Kenny Traveler to Lady Emma Lady Be Good was amusing, delightful and engaging book. The characters sounded real, unique and quirky. The story moved along at a good pace, the dialog was funny (ok, sometimes over the top but I enjoyed it!) and I was absorbed by the drama that unfolded. The secondary plots had just as much depth as the primary plot. It was amusing to see how the heroine, Lady Emma Wells-Finch (30) thinks of different schemes so that she would lose her good name and reputation, so she could convince the Duke of Beddington that she is no duchess material (I don't blame her for not wanting to marry that pompous man!). However, Kenny must avoid any scandal to save his career. So his wishes constantly conflict with Emma's crazy plans. How they can get out of their problems? I also liked the side story between Kenny's sister Torie and Dexter (poor Torie was also suffering from the epidemic of marriage-by-blackmail :O). I have only one wish for SEP:

  21. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    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 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 car chase. You also see more of Wynette in this one. I read #6 in this series, Call Me Irresistible first, and there's a tiny detail about Ted Beaudine in this story that will make readers of #6 smile. Something I love about Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books is that she creates these gorgeous manly men and then plops books in their hands (swoon!) or has them defend the gay guy without it threatening their masculinity (double swoon! double rainbow?). The female leads tend to be a little too virginal or sexually repressed or have baby fever, but they're likable and feisty and smart. SEP (yes, I call her SEP now) writes great friendships between women, but I love that she also writes great male-female friendships. In this book, Kenny's best friend was his sister Torie. This was such a fun book and a perfect pool read. Random: I noticed while reading this book that I give male Texan characters the voices of either Eric Taylor or Tim Riggins in my head.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jane Stewart

    Great Funny Read. But audiobook narrator was weak. The first time I read it I was doubled over with tears in my eyes hysterically laughing so many times! On subsequent reads I still laughed but not as much because I knew what was coming. But it was still great. 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. AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR: Anna Fields was very good with everything except Kenny’s voice ( Great Funny Read. But audiobook narrator was weak. The first time I read it I was doubled over with tears in my eyes hysterically laughing so many times! On subsequent reads I still laughed but not as much because I knew what was coming. But it was still great. 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. AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR: Anna Fields was very good with everything except Kenny’s voice (the hero). It was unpleasant and weird. Throughout the book he sounded like a belligerent sulky teenager. It was not masculine or sexy. I wish she would have used a voice like she used for Dan Calebow and Cal Bonner (in books 1 and 3). DATA: 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 contemporary romance. OTHER BOOKS: For a list of my reviews of other Susan Elizabeth Phillips books, see my 5 star review of “It Had To Be You.”

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nefise

    I like to read SEP's books. Sometimes I have better time all of the story than epilogue. It didn't mean didn't I like epilogue but it was not like that it melted my heart etc. :) Also, although I know that SEP's heroine is better than hero and her heros are little bit background, I couldn't connect hero much. As if he's there but not there actually. As if he's one of the secondary characters. All of my complaints, I had very good time. I like to read SEP's books. Sometimes I have better time all of the story than epilogue. It didn't mean didn't I like epilogue but it was not like that it melted my heart etc. :) Also, although I know that SEP's heroine is better than hero and her heros are little bit background, I couldn't connect hero much. As if he's there but not there actually. As if he's one of the secondary characters. All of my complaints, I had very good time.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Manda Collins

    Reread. So good. I'd forgotten how much I love this book! Re-read 11/24/2015 Reread. So good. I'd forgotten how much I love this book! Re-read 11/24/2015

  25. 5 out of 5

    Noura

    This is my second SEP book that i've read, the first one being What I Did For Love. I was not overly impressed because i found the heroine a bit neurotic. And it seems that the heroine for this book is also a bit of a quirky character. Maybe it's a SEP heroine trait. Idk. But i'm beginning to like the style. Lady Be Good is a fun story. I kind of have a feeling that the book is set in the late 90s or early 2000s since we are talking about messages sent via facsimiles (wuuut??), no mention of smar This is my second SEP book that i've read, the first one being What I Did For Love. I was not overly impressed because i found the heroine a bit neurotic. And it seems that the heroine for this book is also a bit of a quirky character. Maybe it's a SEP heroine trait. Idk. But i'm beginning to like the style. Lady Be Good is a fun story. I kind of have a feeling that the book is set in the late 90s or early 2000s since we are talking about messages sent via facsimiles (wuuut??), no mention of smartphones and email and chats and all. We've got Lady Emma Wells-Finch (such a cute British-y name) who is a bit of a strait-laced school marm type. She's the headmistress of an all girls school and is being blackmailed into marriage by a rich Duke who resembles King Henry VIII in many ways. This is because Lady Emma is a titled lady with a squeaky clean image and a virgin to boot - and she's also beautiful. She couldn't tell the Duke off when she refused his offer of marriage because he's so powerful and could destroy the school she loves so much so she came up with a plan to sabotage her clean image in hopes that the Duke will find her no longer a good candidate to be his third wife. So she goes to America in the guise of doing research but she actually plans to do all sorts of things that will make her look "wild" and disreputable. (Ok...even from the start you, as a reader, know that this plan is really really lame - cue facepalm) So there she meets Kenny Traveler, hot playboy bum golf-pro who was suspended from his tournaments for a case that was not directly his fault and is now forced to become her guide (this was actually a sly plan made by a Francesca Day Beaudine who is friends with Emma and Kenny and is actually playing cupid). Of course this story is about two characters that seem so opposite that you wonder how they actually fall in love with each other (hmm....the loads of sexytimes they have might have helped but anyway....). Emma is also anxious to hand in her V-card and Kenny seems to be a likely candidate until he started rubbing her the wrong way (no pun intended. lol). Kenny also has his own issues to sort out and in the end they find that they were able to help each other out. I found the parts where Emma tried too hard to be a bad bad girl cringeworthy. This is a proper lady trying to be a worldly woman and she just can't get it right. Kenny also sabotages her attempts as he is attracted to her and her obsession to mar her reputation ridiculous. Kenny is a cute yet annoying hero. He comes across as lazy and unassuming but he has a kind heart. He also has a bad reputation from his younger days but he can't seem to shake it off and he doesn't even try to do anything about it. So you get a pushy bossy heroine who is actually rather clueless and not street smart and a hero who is a lazy bad-boy. Cliche much? Maybe. But the writing saves the book from being overly annoying and draggy in reaching its HEA. SEP's writing is what i would describe as clean, clear and smooth. You can breeze through the story and dialogues and still get a few chuckles here and there thanks to the quick and cutesy ala 90s rom-com banter between the two MCs. There are no fine details you need to really read and think about. No overly done drama and misunderstandings but somehow lots of side stories. You get Torie and Dexter's story (thank God it is all in the same book and not a sequel book) and some other insights on the Traveler and Beaudine famillies. All in all, like i mentioned, a fun read. It does feel a bit old-timey if you are used to more recent romance stories but it does have it's appeal. I am thinking of Matthew Mcconaughey (his smooth Texas drawl and lazy look would be spot on as Kenny and perhaps Rachel Weisz as the pretty yet blundering English headmistress, late 90s, early 2000s. Thumbs up!

  26. 4 out of 5

    CL

    “You really go around calling yourself that? A Head Mistress?” “It’s what I do.” He looked vastly amused. “For proper people, you British sure do have some racy job titles.” “We’re not talking about that now; we’re talking about the fact that I dropped off Mary Poppins and I came back to find Madonna.” His gaze took in her new outfit, purchased at one of the mall’s inexpensive teen boutiques. The sleeveless black T-dress was perilously short and closely fitted, with a zip-neck. Unzipped. Or at “You really go around calling yourself that? A Head Mistress?” “It’s what I do.” He looked vastly amused. “For proper people, you British sure do have some racy job titles.” “We’re not talking about that now; we’re talking about the fact that I dropped off Mary Poppins and I came back to find Madonna.” His gaze took in her new outfit, purchased at one of the mall’s inexpensive teen boutiques. The sleeveless black T-dress was perilously short and closely fitted, with a zip-neck. Unzipped. Or at least unzipped far enough to be noted in a memo to London. “Really? You think I look like Madonna?” “You don’t look anything like Madonna.” He lowered his voice to a growl that only she could hear. “What you look like is a nymphomaniac Mary Poppins.” Rating: 4* Cover: Yay Trope: England meets America Chemistry: Simmering One-Sentence Summary: An English school teacher looking to lose her goody-two-shoes image meets an American golfer struggling to keep his reputation intact. Review: Okay I have two major outstanding questions after reading this book: 1) How the hell did Emma get to be headmistress at/before the age of 30, especially at an English boarding school?! 2) Why the hell did Kenny with his million-pound endorsements didn't offer to fund his beloved sister's emu farm?! Apart from those two points and Kenny being a tiny bit dickish (nothing like other SEP heroes though!) I really enjoyed this book and it's definitely my favourite in the Wynette series so far (thank God there wasn't any massive time jumps!). There was some hilarious dialogue and comic scenes that are one of my favourite things about SEP romances: “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 avaginal moisturizer , do you hear me?” Ted was adorable (and yes a part of me did want him to end up with Emma) and there was the perfect secondary romance of Dex/Tori - to be honest I kind of wish they were given their own book. Originally posted @ Love's A State Of Mind

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nisha

    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 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 pristine reputation so that our mad English Duke would find her unsuitable. Already, the crazy is nearly too much. Then you add in Kenny (pronounced 'Kinny'), who has gone through almost enough scandals to destroy his career (golf), the one thing that he is not lazy about. He needs to 'babysit' Lady Emma during her stay in Texas, to possibly gain the good graces of Dallie (from 'Fancy Pants') and return to his golfing career. As all SEP book, there is a large cast of insane characters with even more strange relationships and personalities. For example, Kenny's 9-month old little brother and a stepmother who once dated Kenny. Then there is potty-mouthed Torie, who I find highly dysfunctional, and her 'spanking' romance with the Geek and arranged fiance, Dexter. It was all just so weird, but also very entertaining. My favorite characters were Patrick, Kenny's gay housekeeper, and Ted, a 22-year-old who has his own crazy romance. Yet, the fact is, this was not as great of a book as I expected. while the characters and premise was highly entertaining and reading this was completely enjoyable, I could no fall in love with it as much as i love the Chicago Stars series. I blame the golfing, which I don't find a very attractive sport and all the Texas women, who had a large spectrum of insane quirks. The men, weren't much better - Dex was strange but cute, in a dorky way (which only sucked because it was repeated all so often), Kenny was lazy and honestly, i just didn't really understand him, and Warren... (he married a woman younger than his daughter, I just can't handle some things) This is a decent read, but there were so many emotional problems and crazy, that I couldn't really relate. The humor was great and I laughed all through this, but I couldn't connect to something and I can't rate this higher than 3 1/2. Also, this maybe nitpicky of me, but Kenny 'ambling' just doesn't make him very appealing to me. Mentally, Ted was the center of infatuation. Even Dex was kinda cute (I loved how he deals with Torie).

  28. 5 out of 5

    Christina ~ Brunette Reader

    A proper headmistress and a playboy professional golfer, she has a spotless reputation to lose at all costs, he has a tarnished one to regain and restore. And when this British lady meets such a Texan golden boy is a scandal waiting to happen and making for a truly delicious romantic comedy gem. A 1999 vintage SEP that doesn't feel one bit dated, with her trademark flawless writing, crackling dialogues, sexy tension and irresistible brand of humour. Supported by a cast of quirky and scrumptious s A proper headmistress and a playboy professional golfer, she has a spotless reputation to lose at all costs, he has a tarnished one to regain and restore. And when this British lady meets such a Texan golden boy is a scandal waiting to happen and making for a truly delicious romantic comedy gem. A 1999 vintage SEP that doesn't feel one bit dated, with her trademark flawless writing, crackling dialogues, sexy tension and irresistible brand of humour. Supported by a cast of quirky and scrumptious sidekicks, Emma and Kenny's characterisations as well as their chemistry leap off the pages, all their interactions are a hoot and her endearing primness together with his cheeky lazy-charm create the mood for one of the best examples of the "opposites attract" trope I've encountered in a Contemporary Romance. Buddy-read with Jill :)

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    I used to really like SEP's books, but after a while they all start to sound the same. I used to really like SEP's books, but after a while they all start to sound the same.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    REREAD AGAIN LOVED IT AGAIN :) ITS LIKE MY 10TH TIME :D AND ILL PROBABLY READ AGAIN BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT :) REREAD LOVED IT AGAIN :)

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.