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Publisher's Summary

Fleur Savagar is the most beautiful woman in the world . . . to everyone but herself. With her oversized hands and paddle-boat feet, her streaky blond hair and funny green eyes, she lives a life filled with secrets that began before she was born. That was when her bewitching mother left home to find James Dean and met Errol Flynn instead. Now Fleur has to grow up quickly, and life won't make that easy.

Jake Koranda is both New York's most brilliant playwright and Hollywood's hottest actor. Difficult, talented, and tormented, he has no patience for international glamour girls, not even ones with beautiful bodies and smart-aleck mouths. But there's more to the Glitter Baby than shine, and Fleur's tougher than Jake expects. Even with the odds stacked against her, she's fiercely determined to discover the woman she's destined to be. An ugly duckling who can't believe she's turned into a swan . . . A tough-guy movie star with a haunted past . . . In a land of broken dreams, can two unlikely lovers trust their hearts?

©2009 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

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Terrible and Outdated

This story is nothing like her other books and is very disappointing. I have loved all of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books in the past but this book was a drain. I had to force myself to keep listening and was angry that I did. The end was pleasant like other Susan Elizabeth Phillips book but unless you like statutory rape the rest is not worth it. I was concerned that she made statutory rape seem like the norm for the rich and famous.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

I was really disappointed with this story. I loved the other stories by this author, but this one is nothing like the rest; no humor, unbelieveable characters, tedious and boring part of the time. I had to make myself finish it. Pick a different story, you'll get more for your money.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Vi
  • WA, USA
  • 01-10-09

Read it in book format

Sometimes you love a book, and an audio version can make it even better. This isn't one of those times. The story is alright, vintage SEP, but with the death of her usual fabulous reader, Glitter Baby, tries out a new one. The new reader is too young and her valley girl accent is grating. Read it on paper, rather than audio, it is not worth the price difference.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Not up to par

If you are expecting another Natural Born Charmer, Heaven Texas or It Had To Be You et al, this book will be a disappointment. This one has no humor, no quirky situations and no memorable one-liners. These characters are full of angst, guilt and Victorian values. Where is the beaver suit? Where is the "premature climax"? Where are the "think naked" lines? Such a shame to wait so long to be so let down.

9 of 17 people found this review helpful

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Dark for SEP

This book is different than most for Ms. Phillips. No one is happy and its not funny, but its still a good story.

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Love SEP!

Perfect story. Terrible narration...breathy and completely uninteresting delivery. Maybe I'm just spoiled by Anna Fields but I could barely listen to this. I ended up buying the Kindle version and reding it for myself.

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Terrible recording

The story here is good but I wanted to continue the Wynette Texas series, which it isn't. I feel like I was misled.
Also, there is loud music in random places and it's quite distracting

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The music!?!

Why did they put music in the story. It was very distracting and did but add to the story at all. The narrator grew on me by the end of the book. Great story but the music was bad.

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  • Mel
  • Corinth, TX
  • 07-02-15

Great story - weird music breaks

The story was great and the narration well done but there were random music breaks - right in the middle of a scene. Please remove - very annoying!

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I didn't like the reader

The story was great!! The reader was less great. I was a little disappointed but I got used to her. I prefer the reader from the Chicago Stars series better than this gal.