Magistrix Texan (erstwhiletexan) wrote in spinebenders,
Magistrix Texan

Dubious Reading

I picked up a book tonight that looked... well, interesting to say the least and "really really bad, but interesting" to say more. I haven't read it yet, so I will let you all know how it went when I am through — but I do not have very high hopes for this book. And, really, it's supposed to break up the depressing monotony of reading six tragedies in a row.

Title: Lady Be Good

Author: Susan Elizabeth Philips — doesn't this scream "repressed WASP romance writer" to you?


From the back of the book:


Lady Emma Wells-Finch, the oh-so-proper headmistress of 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!


World-famous playboy-athlete Kenny Traveler has kicked up his boot heels one too many times (Skeiler's note: best euphemism ever), 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 chaffeuring bossy, single-minded Lady Emma (Skeiler's note: what the fuck?), and she's hell-bent on visiting honky-tonks, chasing down tattoo parlos, and worse...lots worse (Skeiler's note: I can't imagine what this means. No wait... maybe I can.).


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 (SN: No, it isn't.). That's outrageous (SN: No, it isn't.). That's...inevitable (SN: Yes, it is, unfortunately.)!

I can't remember for the life of me now why I picked this up. But, I will let you know how it goes. XD

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