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Julia London , Natalie Ross
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Book Description

21 May 2013 Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters (Book 1)

In the first book of The Fancy Lives of the Lear Sisters trilogy, a spoiled socialite discovers the best things in life are worth working for.

Robin Lear’s extravagant lifestyle is the envy of every socialite in Texas—until a personal tragedy changes everything. Her father, shipping tycoon Aaron Lear, announces he has just months to live. Determined to teach his spoiled daughter one final life lesson, Aaron demotes her from her cushy job in the family business and sends her to work for an insufferable manager. Now, for the first time in her life, Robin will have to earn her place in the world—and the sexy new contractor renovating her house may be just the man to show her how.

Jake Manning never had it easy, and after years of hard work, he’s finally ready to settle down and enjoy the fruits of his labor. Yet one look at gorgeous Robin Lear is all it takes to turn his carefully laid plans upside down. Jake knows better than to mix business with pleasure, but that’s before he realizes there’s more to this trust-fund princess than meets the eye. Taking a chance on her means taking a chance on love—and Jake knows all too well that the best things in life are worth the effort.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Corporation; MP3 Una edition (21 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1480522171
  • ISBN-13: 978-1480522176
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.7 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Julia London grew up on a ranch in Canyon, Texas, and attended the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, she joined the Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C., before landing a job at the White House as a “policy wonk” in the office of the nation’s drug czar. She eventually returned to Texas, where she decided to try her hand at writing fiction after working for the local government proved to be a serious threat to her sanity.

Fifteen years later, Julia is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling author of more than twenty-five romantic fiction novels, including the popular Desperate Debutantes, Scandalous, and The Secrets of Hadley Green historical romance series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including the upcoming Homecoming Ranch Trilogy. Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA Award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good reading! 12 May 2003
Format:Mass Market Paperback
When Aaron Lear learned he was dying of cancer he decided to make his three daughters learn to stand on their own two feet and face life head on! He began with his oldest, Robin.
Robin Lear was the vice president of LTI's Southwest Operations. Since Robin had grown up with money she never thought about how much she spent or where. Expensive brand names were important to her. Taking the company's jet to Paris, France, for an afternoon of shopping was a common event. When Robin found out her father was dying, shock was her first reaction. He had always seemed invincible in her eyes. Robin and Aaron were never close because no matter how hard she tried, Robin could no nothing worthy of her father's respect. Suddenly he was demoting Robin and expected her to learn the business from the bottom ... and like it!
Jake Manning was hired by Robin to renovate her newly purchased house. It would take several months for Jake and his small team to complete. Jake believed Robin to be an ice princess. Someone he had to deal with in order to earn the money he so desperately needed to finish his degree. Jake's life had never been easy and he had a few people depending on him. So Jake knew he should do the work quickly and keep away from the tempting Miss Lear.
***** This is the first of a trilogy. It follows the oldest daughter, Robin. Author Julia London excels in Contemporary Romance and this story will show you how much. Full of sassy characters and lots of humor. I could not stop myself from reading. Therefore, I lost a lot of sleep. Excellent! *****
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3.0 out of 5 stars Slow start 11 July 2013
By Vicky L
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Struggled at the beginning as Robin got on my nerves a little bit. However as I read on and her character developed I got to like her a lot better (Probably what the author intended of course!) Loved Jake and thoroughly enjoyed the book by the end of it and will go on to read the other two.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love It. 30 Jun 2013
By Tugga
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Bought this for my holiday thinking it would be OK. I loved it and want to read about the sisters now. The characters were totally believable and I felt like I got to know them. Didn't like her Father, but he came around in the end and the creepy ex was exactly that, creepy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Happy ending 25 Jun 2013
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Easy read...I enjoyed it and liked the idea that it tied with two other books. I bought the three so it gave me a long, feel good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good read 23 Jun 2013
By Mrs. A. Wright VINE VOICE
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This is the first in the trilogy about the Lear Sisters. The luxurious life of the Lear sisters is shattered when they try to come to terms with the illness of their rich and powerful father. He, of course, does not make it easy for them by trying to correct what he considers is his mistakes. This book concentrates on his oldest daughter, Robin who works for his firm. He feels she has had it too easy and has not really learned the basics of the business. Robin meets Jake when she employs him to refurbish her house and so the rich world meets the poor world. It is a typical romantic story line but it has lots of twists along the way. The characters are great. Although Robin and Jake are the main characters there are many other endearing ones to encounter. The writing style was pleasant and easy to read but I felt it was very long winded and I was bored before I was captivated hence the three star rating. Im glad I persisted though as I enjoyed the latter half of the book. It is one that can be read anywhere at all.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Boring 23 Jun 2013
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I found this book very disappointing. Very predictable, going nowhere. I cannot recommend this book. I was expecting a good read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Very poor book 17 Jun 2013
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Not really interesting book. It is the opposite story of Cinderella. The relationship between Jack and Robin is poor of details and very boring. She is the usually rich girls who doesn't mind how much spend and he's the very good normal guy who teach her the love. I don't suggest to anyone. It was struggle to arrive at the end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kept me anxious 15 Jun 2013
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This was one of the best start to a set of books. Thrilling and kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish a thoroughly enjoyable read
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