In the second book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a former beauty queen s perfect l To the outside world, former Miss Texas Rebecca Lear has the perfect life until her husband leaves her for another woman. Now Rebecca s life is a perfect mess, one she s determined to dig herself out of without a cent of her overbearing father s money.
She heads to Austin to start anew, volunteering for a friend s political campaign to bulk up her nonexistent resume.
Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. The second installment in London's contemporary starcupanomax.cf: Beauty Queen (The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters Book 2) eBook: Julia London: Kindle Store. In the second book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a former beauty queen's perfect life comes crashing down but unexpected love may lift her.
Enjoyed the entire trilogy. This was the second book and I loved that she found out how to do good things with her life and her spare time so to speak. Her child added to the story. What a piece of work she and her sisters have for a father.
After graduation, she joined the Department of Commerce in Washington, D. She eventually returned to Texas, where she decided to try her hand at writing fiction after working for the local government proved to be a serious threat to her sanity. She is also the author of several contemporary women's fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including the upcoming Homecoming Ranch Trilogy.
The narrator does a fantastic job, doesn't falter once. There are some good lessons to be learned in this book, especially for a young woman who struggles to hold on to the kind of life she has known even though she starts to see on a regular basis that she and her friends are very shallow and all they really have is money. It took a lot of patience on my part to wade through the book and watch her make mistake after mistake.
Material Girl has it all The interaction between Robin Lear poor little rich girl and Jake her contractor, had me laughing out loud.
Natalie Ross gave a wonderful performance. I would certainly recommend it.
The book was better than I thought it would be. Jake was quite strong and held his ground--stood up to the old man". Natalie Ross does an excellent performance.
Looking forward to the story of the next sister and will the old man finally see the error or his ways. I loved this book by Julia London and the real romance she develops between Jake and Robin, as well as the real problems the two must face and overcome in their quest to be together and try for their own happily ever after. I am so glad I read this book. It was a contemporary romance that depended on developing real relationships and just the right amount of sex to add some spice to the listen.
If you want a real, feel good romance this is the book for you.
Robin Lear has it all, or so it seems. She has money at her disposal and a cushy job.
She can take one of the family jets to Paris on a moment's notice or shop frivolously for designer shoes. But she's still seeking the approval of her father, who's now dying of cancer. When he decides she must make it on her own, she has no direction except that of ex-lover Evan who dogs her every step.
Both humorous and poignant, it's fun to watch her growth into a mature woman. She's hired Jake Manning to renovate her mansion and has ridiculed him from the beginning.
Here, to begin with, is a favorite verse, which we are very glad to have an opportunity of giving, as it is often incorrectly quoted, "cocks" being substituted for "owls" in the third line: There was an Old Man with a beard, Who said, 'It is just as I feared! Written by: Julia London. And Mrs. First, her father announces devastating news. Dialogue ok on this 2 book, but I had better expectations from the description. Tarri His work was frequently done on private commission, and he rarely sent in pictures for the Academy or other exhibitions.
She's unaware of his struggles with his nephew or that he's close to his degree in architecture. She does recognize his virility, and there's a strong attraction. Jake is aware of their different places in society although he refuses to take a back seat to her status. He fears her relationship with Evan but plows ahead despite it. He uncovers a real person beneath the veneer.
I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. I laughed, then shed a tear at the unexpected conclusion. Pick up this book if you want to read about people that are flawed but become more aware of themselves as the book progresses.
A good contemporary romance. Natalie Ross was outstanding with the delivery of the story. The book kinda reminds me of the 80's movie Maid To Order. Aaron Lear is dying of cancer lashes out on all of his family members on how they are wasting their lives away due to wealth.
Robin is an annoying heiress type with a disgusting sense of entitlement. Her father is scared to leave his company to his incapable daughter and decides to take down a few pegs, he demotes her position in the company so she can learn the business.