Beauty Queen : The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters

  • by Julia London
  • Narrated by Natalie Ross
  • Series: The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters
  • 13 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the second book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a former beauty queen’s perfect life comes crashing down…but unexpected love may lift her right back up.
To the outside world, former Miss Texas Rebecca Lear has the perfect life - until her husband leaves her for another woman. Now Rebecca’s life is a perfect mess, one she’s determined to dig herself out of without a cent of her overbearing father’s money. She heads to Austin to start anew, volunteering for a friend’s political campaign to bulk up her nonexistent résumé. Only Rebecca never counted on working with a hotshot attorney who makes her see red - and feel sexier than she has in years.
When Matt Parrish agreed to help out with his former fraternity brother’s campaign, he wasn’t signing up to babysit a former beauty queen. True, he can’t deny she’s beautiful…and sweet and funny and smarter than anyone gives her credit for. But men like Matt don’t fall in love with women like Rebecca Lear. No matter how hot the passion burning between them…

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Meh Ok, not as good as the first book

This installment is about the live of the middle sister Rebecca Lear. Rebecca is former Ms. Texas 1990 and has been a doormat pretty much her whole life. Rebecca finds herself in a state of soul searching after her husband Bud Reynolds of 14 years leaves her for another woman. Rebecca who quit college to become a wife has never held a job before and finds herself in need of a backbone and job skills. Rebecca is approached by a friend of Bud, Tom Masters who seeks her help on his campaign for lieutenant governor, but she learning that he is really after her beauty queen status and her father's connections. The reason I gave the book an average rank is because it is a political setting and I really couldn't stand it, I got the sense the author was sneaking in her own political views, which is fine, her book she can do what she wants, but at the same time you might put a lot of readers off because of it. The second reason is that I couldn't relate that much to Rebecca and her issues, its hard to feel compassion for an ex-beauty queen that had everything handed to her. Just not a relatable character for me.

I would say get the book if its on sale, and save the credit for a better book.
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- Falon "I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)"

lved Beauty Queen

I really enjoyed that the heroine was not made out to be a super smart person disguised as a beauty queen. Even her success in politics was not made super special but believable. Had JL done otherwise, it would have ruined it for me. But this book made both the hero and heroine real with real issues and shortcomings. A very well written book and a definite must read.
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- Cam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-06-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio