“You really go around calling yourself that? A Head Mistress?”
“It’s what I do.”
He looked vastly amused. “For proper people, you British sure do have some racy job titles.”
“We’re not talking about that now; we’re talking about the fact that I dropped off Mary Poppins and I came back to find Madonna.” His gaze took in her new outfit, purchased at one of the mall’s inexpensive teen boutiques. The sleeveless black T-dress was perilously short and closely fitted, with a zip-neck. Unzipped. Or at least unzipped far enough to be noted in a memo to London.
“Really? You think I look like Madonna?”
“You don’t look anything like Madonna.” He lowered his voice to a growl that only she could hear. “What you look like is a nymphomaniac Mary Poppins.”
Trope: England meets America
One-Sentence Summary: An English school teacher looking to lose her goody-two-shoes image meets an American golfer struggling to keep his reputation intact.
Review: Okay I have two major outstanding questions after reading this book:
1) How the hell did Emma get to be headmistress at/before the age of 30, especially at an English boarding school?!
2) Why the hell did Kenny with his million-pound endorsements didn’t offer to fund his beloved sister’s emu farm?!
Apart from those two points and Kenny being a tiny bit dickish (nothing like other SEP heroes though!) I really enjoyed this book and it’s definitely my favourite in the Wynette series so far (thank God there wasn’t any massive time jumps!)
There was some hilarious dialogue and comic scenes that are one of my favourite things about SEP romances:
“Now,this is where I draw the line! It’s bad enough everybody in town’s going to be thinkin’ I’m sleeping with a depressed, lice-ridden, hemorrhoidal foreigner who likes to be tied up and might be pregnant, although—since she’s just about cornered the market on condoms—I don’t know how that could have happened. But I will not —you listen to me, Emma!—I absolutely will not have anybody thinkin’ a woman of mine needs avaginal moisturizer , do you hear me?”
Ted was adorable (and yes a part of me did want him to end up with Emma) and there was the perfect secondary romance of Dex/Tori – to be honest I kind of wish they were given their own book.