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Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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33+ verk 22,320 medlemmar 650 recensioner 106 favoritmärkta

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips received a B.F.A. in theater arts from Ohio University and became a teacher after graduation. She taught high school drama, speech, and English before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom. She wrote her first novel, The Copeland Bride, with a friend under the pen name of visa mer Justine Cole, but soon started a solo career. Her other works include Glitter Baby, It Had to Be You, Heaven, Texas, Kiss an Angel, Dream a Little Dream, and The Great Escape. She received the Romance Writers of America's Favorite Book of the Year Award twice and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her novel, Heroes Are My Weakness, became listed on the New York Times bestseller list in 2014. Susan's title, First Star I See Tonight, became a New York Times best seller in September of 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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(eng) Susan Elizabeth Phillips also wrote as Justine Cole in collaboration with Claire Kiehl

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Verk av Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Match Me If You Can (2005) 1,626 exemplar
Natural Born Charmer (2007) 1,571 exemplar
It Had to Be You (1994) 1,540 exemplar
Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997) 1,418 exemplar
This Heart of Mine (2001) 1,381 exemplar
Heaven, Texas (1995) 1,254 exemplar
Inte någon snäll flicka (2004) 1,209 exemplar
Dream a Little Dream (1998) 1,172 exemplar
Kiss an Angel (1996) 1,098 exemplar
Andrum (2002) 1,056 exemplar
What I Did for Love (2009) 1,024 exemplar
Lady Be Good (1999) 996 exemplar
First Lady (2000) 877 exemplar
Fancy Pants (1989) 832 exemplar
Call Me Irresistible (2011) 830 exemplar

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The Copeland Bride (1983)vissa utgåvor41 exemplar

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Chocolatier, Rory Garrett has spent all of her life in the shadow of her highly successful quarterback half brother, Clint, until he is arrested for murdering his girlfriend. Rory knows he couldn't have done it and tries to prove it, but she finds it tougher than she thought, especially when her brother's agent, Brett Rivers, begins to interfere in her investigation. Brett is equally convinced that Clint is innocent and knows that his standing at the Champion Sports Agency depends on clearing his client. Rory and Clint try to deal with their growing attraction and the interruptions caused by the problems of their businesses, but they just aren't sure if they are going to find the real killer before it is too late.

Simply The Best is filled with quirky characters and descriptions of yummy chocolate. The protagonists are well developed, leaving them a bit unlikable at times throughout the story, but the banter is fun and provides some laugh out loud moments. The plot splits time between the romance and the mystery and remains fairly balanced, however a weakness of the story is the amount of time spend on the investigation, which ends up being solved by accident rather than intent. Suspenseful moments add to the narrative as well as a satisfying conclusion. Overall, Simply the Best is a fun addition to the Chicago Stars series and well worth the read
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ftbooklover | 2 andra recensioner | Feb 21, 2024 |
This book was problematic in ways I didn't expect for a romance this old. The animal cruelty stuff bothered me, but knowing that animal handling practices have changed in circuses made it a little easier to take. But this book would not be good for people who are very sensitive to animal cruelty. Odd thing to write in a review of a romance novel.

The main character wasn't nearly as flighty as the cover blurb said, which was odd. It was also odd that she talked like an 18th century nun. I had to look up the meaning of "circumstanced" and I'm still not convinced that it's commonly used the way SEP used it. And some of the descriptions of clothing items were strange.

Mostly, I didn't enjoy this book. The ending was good, which saved this a little for me.
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Greenfrog342 | 35 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this. It reminded me of some of the older Jennifer Crusie books, but with a little more emotional depth and development of side characters. I'll have to check out some of this author's other books.
 
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Greenfrog342 | 51 andra recensioner | Jan 22, 2024 |
Yes, it was a surprisingly good book. However, it was not an appropriate first venture into Romance. The main character had been raped as a high-schooler, so she had a lot of intimacy issues. The whole theme made me uncomfortable and the book was not the most pleasant read. Theoretically, if 33% of women have been raped in their lives, then the probably of meeting a person like Phoebe is not so slim. Still, my romances do not start with overcoming such an obstacle.
In addition, the entire beginning with the inheritance and team ownership was too unbelievable. Surely, the story would have worked on a smaller scale. Why does these authors feel the need to inflate the importance of their characters?

Despite the enjoyment of the read, it was also a bit too erotic. Every time I sit down and read I get hot and bothered. Certainly there is a place for that and it is reserved for short stories.

Will not read Phillips again...
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MXMLLN | 45 andra recensioner | Jan 12, 2024 |

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Verk
33
Även av
2
Medlemmar
22,320
Popularitet
#952
Betyg
3.9
Recensioner
650
ISBN
639
Språk
17
Favoritmärkt
106

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