What I Did for Love : Wynette, Texas

  • by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by Julia Gibson
  • Series: Wynette, Texas
  • 13 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How did this happen? Georgie York, once the costar of America's favorite television sitcom, has been publicly abandoned by her famous husband, her film career has tanked, her father is driving her crazy, and her public image as a spunky heroine is taking a serious beating. What should a down-on-her-luck actress do? Not go to Vegas . . . not run into her detestable former costar, dreamboat-from-hell Bramwell Shepard . . . and not get caught up in an ugly incident that leads to a calamitous elopement. Before she knows it, Georgie has a fake marriage, a fake husband, and maybe (or not) a fake sex life. It's a paparazzi free-for-all, and Georgie's nonsupporting cast doesn't help. There's Bram's punk-nightmare housekeeper, Georgie's own pushy parent, a suck-up agent, an icy studio head with a private agenda, and her ex-husband's new wife, who can't get enough of doing good deeds and saving the world. As for Georgie's leading man, Bram's giving the performance of his life, but he's never cared about anyone except himself, and it's not exactly clear why. Two enemies find themselves working without a script in a town where the spotlight shines bright . . . and where the strongest emotions can wear startling disguises.


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Good not Great!

I have read all of Susan's books. This is not her best. I think Anna Fields might be whats missing. Narration can change the book. This one is still a good listen, but dont even think you will laugh like you did with Natural Born Charmer......
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- Michelene


I am combining this review with Glitter Baby to save myself the aggravation of repeating myself.
Seriously, when is SEP going to stop ripping off the headlines? I am (and after this book might change that to a "was") a fan of SEP ever since
Ain't She Sweet, but after reading this I don't know what I feel anymore. She released this about the same time she re-released "Glitter Baby" and I mistakenly (BIG TIME) downloaded both of them at the same time.
I don't want to admit to my age, but I'll admit to my Hollywood curiosity when I say SEP totally RIPPED OFF Hollywood scandals for Glitter Baby. Look up Clark Gable/Loretta Young's secret daughter if you don't belive me. And she came dangerously close to ripping off Lana Turner's scandal when she wrote about Glitter Baby's stepfather Alexi. I was waiting for the climatic stab scene, but SEP went in another direction. A sucky direction at that. I was left with a feeling of "That's it?!?!?!!"
Now she has blantantly ripped off the Brangelina vs Jennifer Aniston scandal for What I Did For Love. If I wanted to read about that crap, I'd pick up a tabloid. She obviously has a certain opinion of the Brangelina scandal and used the book to voice it.
She rushed the end because she didn't know where to go with it. Did she seriously think what the hero did to win the heroine was romantic?!? The video? How stupid was that? It's pretty damn sad when the hottest scene in the whole book was between the father and the ex-publicist in the front seat of a car. I could have cared less about Georgie and whats his name. I wanted more of the dad and the publicist.
I'm disgusted. I wish I could get my credits back and read something else.
SEP needs to get back to what she does best. And she needs to find a different narrator. No offense to the current reader, but she just can't capture the true character. Her voice never changes.
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- Catherine

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2009
  • Publisher: HarperAudio