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What I Did for Love: A Novel (Wynette, Texas Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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“Writing with both sharp wit and terrific emotional warmth, Phillips delivers another of her supremely satisfying contemporary romances.”

Chicago Tribune


Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips is easily one of the most beloved authors of women’s fiction in America—and with her wonderfully witty What I Did for Love, she works her magic once again. Turning her satirical eye on Hollywood and the messy love triangles of its major superstars (think Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie), the incomparable Susan delivers a treasure of a romantic comedy that the Detroit Free Press calls “a laugh-out-loud tale,” and Publishers Weekly calls a “massively entertaining romp.” Read What I Did for Love and discover why Susan Elizabeth Phillips has won more Favorite Book of the Year Awards from the Romance Writers of America than any other author, including Nora Roberts.

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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 as 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.

About the Author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 371 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0061351504
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books; Reprint edition (21 Jan. 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001NLKS0C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,815 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Classic SEP Hollywood Page Turner 12 Mar. 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
It had been a while since I had read an SEP and I eagerly awaited this UK release - why does it take so long?

I did enjoy it and prompted me to re-read a couple of my favourites.

I like Georgie she was warm throughout her trials and tribulations and again with SEP I liked the parent child dynamic with her father.

Bramwell was hot and arrogant enough to be entertaining and pages kept turning as I drifted off down the malibu beach literally 1000's of miles away from my world.

Yet I kept getting distracted by the whole hollywood couple Brangelina Aniston triangle parallels. I sometimes fell off the page and disconnected with the storylines. In the same way the stretched plotlines although comical again jarred a bit.

The interplay between the two central characters was pure SEP and gave me pleasure. I did get caught up enough to finish the book in two sittings with enough cross over references to make me feel warm, fuzzy and nostalgic for novels fondly remembered .

I liked the spin off relationships with Chaz and Aaron, Paul and Laura. What I always enjoy is how each of the other characters relate to the main protagonists. The way they interact, show care for each other, endears them to us all the more and through them we invest. SEP does this so well and this book is no exception.

Its no 'Natural Born Charmer' but its SEP and the pages kept turning, well worth a look.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring! 28 Dec. 2009
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Shame i can't give it 0 stars, have to say i have enjoyed most of SEP's books espeically Kiss an Angel. However this was a big yawn fest, found it difficult to read it as it was a re-hash of Jennifer and Brad Pitt's love life...but worse, if possible! I just couldn't bring myself to finish the book...and sad i wasted soo much money on such a rubbish book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Audio booked totally sucked me in ... 13 May 2014
By MsG
Format:Kindle Edition
I wasn't sure about the story to start. Weird hearing a woman doing a man's voice. But I got totally hooked. Amazed to hear the narrator's range of voices. There was a lot more depth to SEP's characters than I expected. Fascinated by audio books now and will never merely read again ...
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars She's done it again!! 11 Oct. 2009
I am a really big fan of SEP, one of the things I love about her books is the banter and sharp, amusing dialogue between the main characters. Once again she has hit the mark with this one, I absolutely loved it and found myself laughing out loud in places. I thought I would miss the presence of an American Football player (all my favourites have been Chicago Stars books) but I really enjoyed this, and as per the previous reviewer, found myself still reading at 3am and forcing myself to put the book down and get 3 precious hours of sleep before getting up for work!!

This came out hot on the heels of the re-write of Glitterbaby which, like a lot of SE's earlier books, was somewhat darker than her more recent offerings. This is much more fun and lighthearted and of the same vibe as Natural Born Charmer, Make me a Match etc.

I have no hesitation in recommending this if you want a romance, with a happy ending, that has a bit of humour and intelligence thrown in.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars better on 2nd read 23 April 2011
By lmh
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Like other reviewers the first time I read this the whole Brangelina/Honey Moon similarities meant I didn't really get into the book or charactors on first read.

However on reading again recently while it didn't grab me like Stars or some other SEP books did from the first page, after a couple of chapters I found myself warming to the characters and enjoying the humourous dialogue.

The charactors and sub charactors entertained and left me wanting more by the end as is usual with SEP.

So while I wouldn't say it is the best SEP book it is by no means bad it's just that SEP spoilt us with previous titles. I would recommend new readers start with the stars series rather than this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Glossy comedy. 31 Mar. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Highly enjoyable story with a show business background and vivid descriptive detail. Even when larger than life the characters are believable and compelling.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SEP never disappoints! 29 Jan. 2009
This arrived yesterday and I made the mistake of starting it before going to sleep. At 3am I was still awake, reading, as everytime I turned out the light I couldn't stop thinking about what would happen next. As always SEP has written a wonderful story with unexpected twists as the love-hate relationship of the central couple Georgie and Bram is explored. It was great to see some old characters again too. Read this if you have read Glitter Baby and Natural Born Charmer. My fave SEP book is still Kiss an Angel though.
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