Tag Archives: S.E.P.

Book 9: The Great Escape

18 Dec

The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Wow page 66 and we get our first steamy scene. I was not expecting that. Nor the rape scenes… But I’m lovin all the fake baby pouches. I’ve read novels where the point of view changes through the characters, but even in Susie P’s earlier works, it was a love story of generations, where these are two congruent love stories, albeit there is the main one between Lucy and Panda, and a secondary ones between Bree and Mike, and Temple and Max. Although I’m a little apprehensive of women running out of their wedding and finding true love with the next man they see, I guess I approve of it a little more than the groom finding eternal happiness with his bride’s best friend (I did like Call Me Irresistible !!) and I liked how the conversations between them were in this book verbatim. And I do wonder if Toby will be making another appearance, she has caved into their demands for Lucy and Ted’s story. So we can only postulate about Toby with maybe someone from Chicago?

Quotes:

“She wanted to think it was merely awareness, bu it was more than that. An involuntary arousal.”

“The other was a different kind of pain in the ass, and the way he wanted to handle her was naked.” lol men.

“As his eyes caught hers, she was hit with another of those jolts of sexual electricity that proved exactly how disconnected a woman’s body could be from her brain.” here’s an instant when a woman’s sexuality will be used against her better judgment.

“He’d always be a serial monogamist.” well isn’t this what we all want to hear.

~E

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Book 8: First Lady

16 Dec

First Lady by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Oh Susie P. you’ve done it again. Nell and Mat ❤ 4eva Their chemistry basically sizzled through the pages. My heart couldn’t take all the melting that was pages 369-371. If a man said that to me, phew I’m sure I would burst into a million pieces, and not in the “omg romance novel orgasm way,” but something striking my atoms sort of way. The quote on the back perfectly summarizes it “A star-spangled, richly emotional story of self-discovery, celebrity, love, and family.” There were enough twists and turns to keep the plot lively, while also adding a new facet to the relationship between the characters. And while this book is not an commentary about American politics, I think it meshed well with the atmosphere about politics, even if the election is already over.

Quotes:

“She smelled good, and, … he felt something odd.” haha oh boy.

“It was nice to be around someone so cheerfully perverse.”

“I don’t type at all. That’s why I’m unemployed” Zing!

“.. but he didn’t feel safe like the agents she was used to. Instead he felt like danger” – girls always love the bad boys.

“Still, there were always women who had a death wish that attracted them to a man who set hard boundaries.”

“some perversely male part of him was glad she was nervous.”

“He’d decided last night that he wasn’t getting within ten fee of her without packing a condom.”

~E

Book 1: Glitter Baby

11 Nov

Glitter Baby by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Hello, Book Friends!

Okay So this one is alittle bit cheating. Like all Romance novels, they’re mostly predictable in that you know the girl is gonna get the guy. But dang it S.E.P. If you don’t make me so invested in your stories. Miss Phillips cradled me into my first foray of romance novels with Lady Be Good, (the second r.novel I ever read) and I haven’t been able to stay away from her ever since. Now if you readers would kindly check out the lovely book chart (yes I’m a bit of a brag about what I’ve read, but it also keeps me from rereading what I’ve already read) then you can see that I’ve a lot of her work. So I thought I’d complete the list and that’s how I found myself on my local library website checking about 5 of her books out of the 13 books (you’ll learn about the rest later on 😉 ) I checked out the following week.

My Note-ings:

( and a few of her older books) how she gives the background story of the parents of the main girl, Fleur.

It was hard to place myself in their world, given that I am accustomed to internet/cellphones/the whole instant gratification thing.

Fleur living out the whole rags to riches, American Dream

While this was a romance novel, the romance wasn’t oozing out of all the pores, and I kind of liked it like that, focusing more on Fleur then the Fleur/Jake dynamic.

I can empathize with Fleur’s feelings of being a gigantic she-man when compared with her petite bff Krissy. (granted I’m not almost six feet tall, but I do got about 6 inches of height and twenty pounds on my midget bff)

~E.

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