You Could Do Better

You Could Do Better

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by Stephanie Lehmann
     
 
The acclaimed author of The Art of Undressing asks: How do you know he's the one?
Daphne Wells is way too busy watching television to start planning her wedding. She tells herself being glued to the boob tube counts as research for her job at the Museum of Television and Radio, but the truth is, as much as she's looking forward to a future with her fianc�,

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The acclaimed author of The Art of Undressing asks: How do you know he's the one?
Daphne Wells is way too busy watching television to start planning her wedding. She tells herself being glued to the boob tube counts as research for her job at the Museum of Television and Radio, but the truth is, as much as she's looking forward to a future with her fianc�, Charlie, their sex life just isn't ready for prime time. But then Daphne meets sexy, successful writer/ producer Jonathan Hill when he comes to the museum for inspiration. Daphne spends a week in the Hamptons at Jonathan's beach house-on business, of course-but the picture comes in loud and clear: this man can turn her on. She's more confused than ever about marrying Charlie. What if she can do better?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Daphne Wells would rather watch the latest episode of Supermodels than have sex with her fiance, Charlie. After all, she rationalizes, it is part of her job as a curator at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City to stay on top of the trends. As the reality of her engagement sets in, Daphne turns to her older sister, jet-setting model Billie, for support as she tries to convince herself that schoolteacher Charlie is the one. It's a tough sell, especially after Daphne meets Jonathan Hill, a sexy television producer, who makes her realize that what's missing is passion. As Charlie puts the screws to Daphne about booking a reception hall, she and her sister get swept up in Jonathan's exhilarating lifestyle: after a weekend in the Hamptons with Jonathan, Daphne decides to go after the man of her dreams (read: the rich guy). There are few surprises to be found between these covers, but readers looking for fluffy fare and pleasant, light humor will be sated. (Aug. 1) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451218544
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
08/01/2006
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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You Could Do Better 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book sounded good on the back cover, but never lived up to its potential. The characters were never developed completely so that you could really bond with them. You never see the real romance of the story. I read it in about 3 days because I kept hoping I would see some spark, but that never happened. It was a big disappointment. I understand why this book was in the "3 for $10" section of the book store.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I think the characters are so real. They stay with you long after you've finshed reading the book. The main character works at the Museum of Television and Broadcasting and I really enjoyed all the great tv trivia. It's hard to put down once you start reading it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Schoolteacher Charles tried to speak with his fiancée Daphne Wells about buying his grandmother¿s house as she is moving to Florida. However, he cannot compete with the TV show Supermodels so she only half hears him. When it registers she thinks New Rochelle home of the Petries. With her penchant for TV, Daphne has the perfect job as a curator at the Museum of Television and Radio in New York City.---------------- Daphne realizes she has ignored her upcoming wedding so she needs to start planning as the commercials do not lend itself to set up a nuptial gala though they seem the ideal amount of time for sex with Charles. She asks her older sister, international model Billie, to help her. However, as the event comes closer she begins to think of it as a day of infamy rather than happiness. Adding to her doubts is her meeting television producer Jonathan, who brings passion outside the boob tube into her life especially during a weekend romp in the Hamptons. Daphne decides Jonathan is the man as he can get her away from the small screen for more than a minute or two.------------------- YOU COULD DO BETTER is a fine lighthearted romantic romp that is fun to follow though Daphne is shallower than George in Seinfeld. The story line is filled with amusing asides and entertaining TV trivia footnotes interwoven into the plot. Fans of a blithe pleasant tale will enjoy this light summer read.---------------- Harriet Klausner