Sunday, August 31, 2008

Kiss An Angel by SEP/TBR Challenge

Susan Elizabeth Phillips website
Contemporary Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780380782338
4.5 stars

TBR Challenge for August
Read a book by an author with 3 names.
Examples from Darla shelves:

Cordelia's Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold
Another Scandal in Bohemia by Carole Nelson Douglas
True Colors by Jayne Ann Krentz

Let us know what you read, the author's name, how you liked it, and how long it had been in your TBR pile.


I chose Kiss An Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Actually, this wasn't in my TBR pile. I picked it from the library - it didn't occur to me that the book match the challenge until I finish the book. I have been a fan of her Chicago Star series, and enjoy reading them. But in the last few years I've tried her stand alone (non Chicago stars books) and after reading three books, just couldn't get into it. But if it wasn't for the Chicago series, I weren't give the stand alone a another chance. I'm happy to say that Ain't She Sweet and Kiss an Angel (two stand alone book) are both great read. I enjoy it!

When Daisy Devereaux's mother, an high famous fashion model, passed away - she was left to grief on her own. Due to her depression and in order for her to cope, she went out on shopping spree. And when she used up all her credits, she kept on shopping until she was given a warrant to be arrested for financial ruin and jail times. Realizing her mistake, she ask her father for help. But since they never got along together too well and because he decided it times for her to grow up and clean her act together, he declined her help. But he made deal with her: He arranged her to be married to the man of his choosing. And if she stay married for six months then he will help pay her debts and even set her up a financially for life. And if she doesn't agree, then she can face her future jail time. But his real intention was to teach her a lesson in survival.

Alex Markov, is a mysterious guy who is full of secrets. He kept his life private and away from the others. When he was arranged to be married to Daisy, he didn't like the idea of it. The only reason he agree is because he owe it to Daisy's father Max Devereaux a favor that Max had done for him a long time ago. But he couldn't help but think Daisy is an airhead and only cares about her vanity and no one else. he decided that maybe she be interesting to tag along with him.

Daisy was eager to see her new home, only to discover that they've arrived in a circus! Turn out that her husband is traveling circus manager and is currently living in a messy trailer. Daisy is disgusted with it and couldn't imagine herself living there. What happen next, is full of surprises as she discover her husband secrets history and try to adjust to her life in the circus world.

Kiss An Angel is a pleasant, light, funny romp, romantic read. It the story of surviving, loves, trust and compassion. Great characters and lovable animals.

I got to admit that at first I was not happy to find that the story revolved around in the circus. But as I kept reading, I was surprise to find the story was interesting! There so much depth in the story and it is a deep romantically and emotional. I love the interaction between the two main characters and thought they're wonderful even if they had their fault. I truly love and enjoy the book. And I highly recommend anyone to read it :)

1 comment:

Melody said...

Glad you enjoyed the book, Julia. I know you much you enjoyed reading one of her trilogies (can't remember the name, sorry.) ;P