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Breathing Room | [Susan Elizabeth Phillips]

Breathing Room

Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to an earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain.
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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes in life you need a little breathing room, especially when your life has just fallen apart. Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self help, knows this all too well. She's lost her fiancé to a disorganized earth mother, her accountant has absconded with her money, and her self-help empire is in shambles. She flees the country to Tuscany, waiting for life to settle down, but the biggest disaster lies just ahead. On one unforgettable night, she's about to meet Lorenzo Gage, Hollywood's favorite villain.

©2002 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Phillips has created a very modern and textured tale: witty, moving, passionate and tender." (Publishers Weekly)
"Stunningly vivid descriptions and some of her most complex protagonists to date." (Library Journal)

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    Carolyn Woy Woy, Australia 06-18-08
    Carolyn Woy Woy, Australia 06-18-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Breathing Room"

    Another good book from SEP.This is the 5th book from her I have read. Funny,sexy & witty. I travel a lot, it kept me entertained and took the drudgery out of driving.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 02-20-14
    Karen 02-20-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "Chocolate Cake or Cherry Pie?"
    What made the experience of listening to Breathing Room the most enjoyable?

    Good old fashion core romance


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    our hero of course, when he has tea with the two little girls, hence the headline


    Have you listened to any of Kate Fleming’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the late great Ms Anna Fields as an AKA. "It Had to be YOU" is her all time best.


    Any additional comments?

    Audible, please get any and all of Ms Fields AKA recordings as in Kate Fleming.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cinnamon PORTLAND, OR, United States 10-02-11
    Cinnamon PORTLAND, OR, United States 10-02-11 Member Since 2013

    peace

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    "Sex?"

    If you are looking for sex scenes, you will probably like this book. I enjoy an occasional sex scene, but this is not really my style. Not much of a story here either. This woman is trying to liberate her sexual being. But I get embarrassed for her and that's not sexy.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    L. Stapleton Los Angeles 08-24-09
    L. Stapleton Los Angeles 08-24-09 Member Since 2010
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    "pretty awful"

    While the setting (Tuscany) cannot be beat the characters where horribly trite - I actually found it almost painful to listen to. The nicey, and annoyingly religious heroine was just boring - totally lacking in personality and the plot line that allowed her to psychoanalyze the screwed-up-for-no-reason hero was thin, at best.

    Skip it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jenny B South Jordan, Utah 09-15-08
    Jenny B South Jordan, Utah 09-15-08 Member Since 2014
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    "Cute, Nice, Romance Novel"

    As long as your expectations aren't extremely high (like, groundbreaking novel high), you'll thoroughly enjoy this book. It's a bit silly at times, but I still really liked it! And there are some very steamy parts! Whoo!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 08-02-08
    Lajuan Idabel, OK, United States 08-02-08 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a favorite"

    I am an SEP fan and have many of her audiobooks. I enjoyed this one about half way through and then it just got silly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jen Woods Cross, UT, USA 05-02-08
    Jen Woods Cross, UT, USA 05-02-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Not her best work"

    I've just started listening to her books, while I have loved them all I was disappointed with this one. I normally fall in love with the heroine but this one I thought was a spoiled brat who just went on about psychology, rather frustrating. The actor was just as annoying. I love the witty dialogue that SEP writes but I could find none of that here.
    I guess I should go back to the football stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Independence, KY, United States 01-30-08
    Cindy Independence, KY, United States 01-30-08 Member Since 2005
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    "Another Fun Listen"

    I enjoy all Susan Elizabeth Phillips books. Characters are well developed. The humor and sizzle are so great together. She never fails to have me laughing out loud as I read or listen. Favorites have been the ones dealing with the Chicago Stars Football team but this one was just as good in my opinion.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07
    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07 Member Since 2007

    C. Cole

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    "Loved this book"

    I am a big Susan Phillips fan! While I alway enjoy her stories and characters, this was one of my favorites. The charaters were funny and had great lines.I laughed out loud often. I recommend this to you if you like fun, contemporary romance!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    miss Manly, Australia 02-27-15
    miss Manly, Australia 02-27-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Lacked the usual SEP suspense"

    I felt that the relationship between these two characters occurred too quickly. It just doesn't get you as excited when it comes too easy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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