Review: Fancy Pants by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Fancy Pants

Overview – 

Fancy Pants



Product Details

  • Pub. Date: June 1991
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback , 512pp
  • Sales Rank: 48,410


She was the most beautiful British bauble in Europe’s jet-set playgrounds. Now she’s broke, furious, and limping down a backwoods road in an ugly pink Southern Belle gown….
He was tall, lean, and all-American gorgeous. He liked his brews cold and women loved to keep him warm. Why in hell is he stopping his car for this woebegone, surly Scarlett?
Meet Francesca Day and Dallie Beaudine, two incredible characters whose tangled love affair is at the heart of this ravishing New York Times bestseller from award-winning author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Come enjoy the adventure of a lifetime- an irresistible story that’s touching, hilarious, and hellcat-passionate. You’ll never forget Dallie and the sassy lady who needs a good swift kick in her…

My Thoughts

This book took me much longer to read that I was hoping that it would or than it should have so I have been trying to pin down exactly what it was that made it such a long read.  I think what it boiled down to was the book just did not move along a good rate.  It was very slow in part and seemed as thought there was too much background given for certain parts of the story.  While the story itself was kind of a different take on opposites drawn to each other and the stress and argument that go along with that situation.  The character were fun to get to know and so very very different.  Francesca starting off with everything, losing everything and then making herself whole again.  And Dallie, the pro golfer, who seems to be just a little to carefree and doesn’t seem to care about much.

At times, I felt like the story was pulled too thin and more background added to make the story work.  The story was pretty predictable but not in a bad way.  The book was worth the read but not something that I would pick up again and read in the future.  It was a one time read in my opinion.  

I enjoyed the different settings in this book.  Everything from the prime time in Europe, to middle of nowhere Texas, to New York City.  I enjoy seeing how each of these character would react in the different settings and what flaw they would bring out.

The banter and arguing in the book brought some great life to the characters and helped me to relate to each.  I could understand who they were using the banter to get their own goals accomplished. This made the book stronger.

Overall, this is classic romance story but for me it was a bit longwinded.

My Rating

3 stars.  Decent book but nothing outstandingly special.
*This book was provided to me from the Book Bloggers and Publishers Conference free of charge for my honest opinions.

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
Fancy PantsFancy Pants
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Page 119

Dashing away her tears with the back of her hand, she stared down at him, not having the faintest idea what he was talking about.  He sighed and got back up. “Maybe you’d better find what you want yourself.  I’ll amble back to the car and wait for you.  And try not to take too long.  Old Skeet’s already gonna be hotter than a Texas tamale.”


By Pauline Baird Jones

Page 93

Maybe he needed more encouragement.  Or she needed to back off.  She considered her options.  At some point they were going to be at odds.  She wanted the bug.  He wanted the bug, but for now they were allied.  And she wanted the kiss.  She leaned.  The flames went higher but he still didn’t match her lean.  Okay, he was a geek, a cute geek, but still a geek.

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