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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Wow! An Emotional Roller Coaster of a Ride!

Fancy Pants is the first book in Susan Elizabeth Phillips Texas Wynette series. It tells the story of Francesca Serritella Day, an English socialite heiress who ends up penniless in the Southern United States with only the clothes on her back. It is a tale of a spoiled,...
Fancy Pants is the first book in Susan Elizabeth Phillips Texas Wynette series. It tells the story of Francesca Serritella Day, an English socialite heiress who ends up penniless in the Southern United States with only the clothes on her back. It is a tale of a spoiled, self-absorbed woman who at the lowest point of her life faces self discovery to become one of the best journalists television has ever seen. Along the way Francesca meets Dallie Beaudine, a golf pro who seems to be the one man immune to Francesca's charms.

Wow! What can I say about this book? First of all, if you haven't read a book by the famous SEP, what are you waiting for? Ms. Phillips pens an incredible story. Now, granted this is not my favorite by her, but hot DAMN, what a story! The book starts out a little slow because it sets up Francesca's childhood and even goes into the details of her conception. Really, though it is all still quite entertaining, it's just that I know romance readers and they will want the author to get to the main romance right away. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

Don't worry though, once Francesca and Dallie meet - BAM it is like fire and ice. If you like polar opposites attracting then these two characters are right up your alley. Like cats and dogs these to fight with each other and their first encounter is especially memorable. I give Ms. Phillips and A+ for originality. That is for sure.

Now, this story is a little dated. It takes place in the eighties and some of the male perspective is definitely old fashioned. But these two characters are such strong personalities and the story is so entertaining I let a lot of the character's flaws go by the wayside. One thing that I really enjoyed about the story is that the characters GROW throughout the story. They are not perfect and because the story spans 15+ years Dallie and Francesca have time to learn from their mistakes. I really enjoyed this one. I wouldn't recommend this particular story to introduce people to SEP, but for those of you who have read her and liked her will want to read this one too.

posted by Romance_rookie on January 26, 2011

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6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Garbage

In the immortal words of those guys from In Living Color...haaated it!

The author is a talented writer, I'll give her that. But 500+ pages of characters that are deeply and truly terrible people? "But they chaaaaange" is the whiney undercurrent of the book. Into wha...
In the immortal words of those guys from In Living Color...haaated it!

The author is a talented writer, I'll give her that. But 500+ pages of characters that are deeply and truly terrible people? "But they chaaaaange" is the whiney undercurrent of the book. Into what? Into older jerks?

Francine was a spoiled brat who turned into a bad mother, surrounding herself with a tiny group of emotionally stunted enablers, only to use them all for professional gain and free babysitting?

And Dallas (eff that Dallie sh*t...no grown man is going to voluntarily adopt a nickname that, in verb form, means "to tickle your pickle"), who was a self-proclaimed man-wh*re but too much of a chicken sh*t to divorce his trailer park queen. Did anyone else get REALLY tired of the surley, misunderstood man routine?

Let's not forget that the second Francine saw her former lover's ding-a-ling, she seemed to forget she had a child. My baby's sad because his biological father is being an utter pr*ck? Oh, he'll get over it. He's smart, after all! Have I mentioned his IQ? Wait three pages. It'll come up again, I promise. The kid is missing amongst hundreds of strangers on an island? Pssh, that means I can sneak off for a few seconds alone with the sperm donor!

Anyone want my copy? It's free, but still dripping with my disdain

posted by Jenn_Lee on April 14, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great Book

    I loved this book, I love how Phillips make you feel butterflies as if you were one of the characters in the book

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

    Wow! An Emotional Roller Coaster of a Ride!

    Fancy Pants is the first book in Susan Elizabeth Phillips Texas Wynette series. It tells the story of Francesca Serritella Day, an English socialite heiress who ends up penniless in the Southern United States with only the clothes on her back. It is a tale of a spoiled, self-absorbed woman who at the lowest point of her life faces self discovery to become one of the best journalists television has ever seen. Along the way Francesca meets Dallie Beaudine, a golf pro who seems to be the one man immune to Francesca's charms.

    Wow! What can I say about this book? First of all, if you haven't read a book by the famous SEP, what are you waiting for? Ms. Phillips pens an incredible story. Now, granted this is not my favorite by her, but hot DAMN, what a story! The book starts out a little slow because it sets up Francesca's childhood and even goes into the details of her conception. Really, though it is all still quite entertaining, it's just that I know romance readers and they will want the author to get to the main romance right away. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

    Don't worry though, once Francesca and Dallie meet - BAM it is like fire and ice. If you like polar opposites attracting then these two characters are right up your alley. Like cats and dogs these to fight with each other and their first encounter is especially memorable. I give Ms. Phillips and A+ for originality. That is for sure.

    Now, this story is a little dated. It takes place in the eighties and some of the male perspective is definitely old fashioned. But these two characters are such strong personalities and the story is so entertaining I let a lot of the character's flaws go by the wayside. One thing that I really enjoyed about the story is that the characters GROW throughout the story. They are not perfect and because the story spans 15+ years Dallie and Francesca have time to learn from their mistakes. I really enjoyed this one. I wouldn't recommend this particular story to introduce people to SEP, but for those of you who have read her and liked her will want to read this one too.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2013

    Not what i expected

    I thought this book was going to be just another modern day contemperary romance. WRONG! First of all it is set around the 70's and 80's. It starts off a little odd, but it turns into something amazing. Stick with it, you won't be dissappointed.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2014

    Still Holds Up!

    I read this in high school when it first came out and jusr reread it. Loved it! Dallie's attitudes may seem a bit dated (as well as the fashion) but remember this book was published in 1989.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

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    Bridget's Review

    What I really liked about Fancy Pants is that it wasn't your usual romance. Plus, I was glad to finally find a book where I hated the main guy for most of the story. I actually found it refreshing because yes, the main characters are irritating but that made them seem more real to me. I thought Susan did a great job and I really enjoyed reading this book.

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