Material Girl

Material Girl

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by Julia London
     
 

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In the first book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a spoiled socialite discovers the best things in life are worth working for.

For socialite Robin Lear, being handcuffed in the back of a police car for a bogus crime is the cherry on top of the worst week ever. First, her father announces devastating news. Then, in a fit of tough love, he demotes

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In the first book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a spoiled socialite discovers the best things in life are worth working for.

For socialite Robin Lear, being handcuffed in the back of a police car for a bogus crime is the cherry on top of the worst week ever. First, her father announces devastating news. Then, in a fit of tough love, he demotes Robin from her cushy job in the family business and reassigns her to work for an insufferable manager. Now, for the first time in her life, Robin will have to earn her place in the world — and the sexy new contractor renovating her house may be just the man to show her how.

One look at beautiful Robin Lear is all Jake Manning needs to know that she’s just another trust-fund baby who’s never done an honest day’s work. Getting involved with a woman like her would be a disaster — yet staying away is proving to be damn near impossible. But who knows better than Jake that the best things in life are worth the effort…

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Beautiful, spoiled Robin Lear may know that money can't buy her love, but it is certainly buying her a lot of fun, from Prada clothes to a Mercedes 500E. But when her doting father, Aaron Lear, is diagnosed with aggressive cancer, he is determined to teach each of his daughters the lessons they need for suvival. For Robin, that means demotion from her vice presidency in the family business, reassignment to absurdly unglamorous accounts, and a crash introduction to the school of hard knocks. Her only happy distraction is Jake Manning, the sexy contractor she has hired to redo her home. Jake has no plans to hook up with a snooty woman with a fast mouth -- but he just can't resist. In this first book of a planned trilogy with a Shakespearean twist, Julia London once again creates characters that readers will fall in love with, and she delivers a sizzling scene on a Harley that will set a new standard for sex on wheels. Ginger Curwen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781477805770
Publisher:
Montlake Romance
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Series:
Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
482
Sales rank:
1,169,133
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Julia London grew up on a ranch in Canyon, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she joined the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., before landing a job at the White House as a “policy wonk” in the office of the nation’s drug czar. 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.

Fifteen years later, Julia is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than a twenty-five romantic fiction novels, including the popular Desperate Debutantes, Scandalous, and The Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including the upcoming Homecoming Ranch Trilogy. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

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Material Girl 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 238 reviews.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. The writing is beautiful, the story wonderful. I can't wait for the next book to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I read anything by Julia London, but it won't be my last. I am an avid reader who loves finding new authors. And I couldn't be happier to find this one. Material Girl was funny, warm and entertaining. I can't wait for the next book in the trilogy to come out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book held me from page 1. Excellent writing, loved the characters and cannot wait for her next book. Each persons personality come through loud and clear.
chefhatt More than 1 year ago
i wish I could give it less than 1 star,. It was a struggle to get through this book. Its really hard to get into a story when the main character makes you hate her and the dialouge sounds like a couple of 15 year old kids flirting. Dont waste your time or money.
Debby Seltzer More than 1 year ago
What an obnoxious main character! I don't care if she learns her lesson, i don't have the patience to spend another minute reading such a crappy, useless book-and i am only on page 66! Do not waste your time or money reading such a silly, silly book about a woman you would never want to spend 10 minutes with
IndyLucy More than 1 year ago
My first Julia London story. Very well done, except for some minor type and punctuation trash from digitizing -- not much worse than some print paperbacks I've bought. Look forward to reading the next one in the Lear sisters series soon.
jcas More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this contemporary romance -- characters were real and sexy! Will definitely continue with the series.
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