Book Reviews of Breathing Room

Breathing Room
Breathing Room
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
ISBN-13: 9780061032097
ISBN-10: 0061032093
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 389
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 331 ratings
Publisher: Avon Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
The descriptions of Tuscany are wonderful, the writing is, as always, excellent, the characters are skilfully and sympathetically portrayed. I enjoyed this one very much!
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Helpful Score: 4
A 5-star book. Very entertaining and it holds your interest. It helps you remember to "breathe" and live life. A really good mystery unfolds also with some humor along the way.
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Helpful Score: 3
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is kind of a hit-and-miss author for me, but this was one of her better ones in my opinion. The ending was a little hokey, but the setting was beautiful and the secondary characters were just as interesting as the main characters were. I would definitely recommend this one.
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Helpful Score: 3
The familiar tricks of the trade are refreshingly revamped in this lively contemporary romance set in Tuscany. Lorenzo (Ren) Gage is a devilishly handsome movie star, best known for his villainous roles onscreen and his playboy antics off. Isabel Favor is a tightly wound self-help guru and author of The Four Cornerstones of a Favorable Life whose own perfect life has recently come crashing down around her. Both have come to Italy to escape the endless rehashes of their latest misfortunes in the public eye, and the equally endless drone of self-criticism. Ren and Isabel meet under what can only be described as unusual circumstances, leaving each of them thinking, thankfully, they'll never see the other again. Imagine their surprise when Isabel turns up on Ren's doorstep, her much anticipated rental villa belonging to none other than her ill-advised one-night stand. As might be anticipated, their fiery antagonism soon breeds sparks of a different kind. The relationship develops in a somewhat familiar fashion, but the development of Isabel and Ren as characters makes their story shine. Meanwhile, at the villa, all is not as it seems, and the two lovers find themselves playing amateur detectives, trying to untangle the strange behavior of the townspeople and of Ren's hired caretaker. As if things weren't complicated enough, Ren's ex-wife, Tracy, suddenly appears on the scene pregnant and with several kids in tow. Tracy's appearance ushers in a touching subplot centering on the nature of marriage in the real world an unexpected and affecting treat in the midst of this steamy, lighthearted romance. With this intriguing combination of the fantasy and reality of romance, Phillips has created a very modern and textured tale: witty, moving, passionate and tender.
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Helpful Score: 3
I loved the heroine's spunk. Ms. Phillips gives you a nice tight plot, and snappy writing.
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Helpful Score: 2
Highly recommend anything by this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
I have a fairly long drive to work so I enjoy listening to audio books to make the time go faster. This book was really good. Sometimes the narrator can be kind of monotone which makes the book hard to follow. The narrator for this book was really good. The different voices that she used to depict different character weren't annoying as they sometimes can be. The story was enjoyable as well. I have read several of Susan Elizabeth Phillips books in the past but this is definitely one of my favorites. The characters were interesting, the back drop of Italy was wonderful and the love story was believable. I especially liked the supporting characters.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great story. The narrator does an excellent job. Highly recommend this!!
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Helpful Score: 1
Great Read by a Favorite Author.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very fun, fast read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved it, like I love ALL SEP's books!
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Helpful Score: 1
Was a good, quick read; but was not my all time favorite.
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Helpful Score: 1
My first Susan Elizabeth Phillips book, and it was very entertaining - sweet, laugh out loud funny, great characters & scenery - really well-written - and so I just ordered another one of her books on pbs.com!
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Excellent book, a must read for summer or anytime. Great sexual tension, exciting adventures and lots of funny incidents with the characters. These are the kind of friends you would want-especially with the villa in Italy! Story moves along great, no slow spots, you are sad when the book is done. A excellent read.
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Great book, I really liked the setting!!
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One of my FAVORITE Susan Elizabeth Phillips books! I love love love the characters and just how everything falls into place. I highly recommend this book!
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This is a book that is hard to put down. The caricatures are very strong. What I wanted to tell is in the back of the book on page 373 there is a book listed with a review for Luv U 4-Ever. Not finding this book anywhere, I checked Ms. Phillips' listing and found the title was changed to Aint She Sweet.
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SEP is one of my favorite authors and this book resonants with so many modern women. Witty, charming, and inspiring.
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humurous,witty,fun to read
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this was the first book i'd read of phillips- and i plan to read many more. this was great.
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This is my favorite by SEP. Quick read.
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First book I've ever read or listened to by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I found I couldn't stop listening to it! I wanted to know the ending so badly, that I was totally caught up in the intrigue of the novel and the relationship sizzles between the main characters. I highly recommend this for anyone! Excellent!
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One of my favorite authors. A fun and fast read.
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Wonderful story of two lost souls who find love and peace with each other. The Tuscan countryside comes to life on the pages as the narrator tells the tale.
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Good story. Set in Europe!
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I like most all her books. Tender and humorous.
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Very interesting story about how two people meet and their lives change. Exciting.
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More than just a romance - just enough mystery to keep you going. Really enjoyed it.
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A great book. SEP is becoming one of my favorite authors.
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Light Romance, enjoyable light reading.
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Wonderful characters and a wonderful book.
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Love all of Phillips's books. Read them all and can't wait for the next. Get them!!
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This is a great fluffy read! Also VERY funny!
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very good box with some surprizes. I really enjoyed it.
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Very good, I enjoyed it!
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This book is pretty good. A nice read for a lonely afternoon. If you\'re a fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips you\'ll love it.
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I enjoyed this book - SEP never fails to disappoint.
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I absolutely loved this book, a uptight therapist who loses everything and heads to Italy for a breather. She meets someone she doesn't know but think she knows and the thrill of the chase is on. Excellent fun makes you want them to be your friends characters. I read this book at least twice a year. Super fun read. Lots of humor and sexual tension.
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Typical romance
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Contemporary Romance
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She's Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self-help. He's Ren Gage, Hollywood's favorite bad guy. Sometimes you just know that God has a sense of humor.
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Great read. Extremely emjoyable.

She's lost her money to an unscrupulous account, her finacee to an older woman and her reputation to headlines denouncing her as a frad. Will Dr. Isabel Favor find love in the viciously handsome, sublimely tallented Lorenzo Gage... who makes his living killing people. On the silver screen that is.
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She's lost her money to an unscrupulous accountant, her fience to a frumpy older woman, and her reputation to headlines denouncing her as a fraud. Lately, it seems Dr. Isabel, America's favorite self-help guru, can fix everyone's life but her own. Even the shelter of a simple stone farmhouse nestled in an olive grove can't provide Isabel with the refuge she needs - not when the townspeople are scheming to drive her away, her plan to restore her good name has come up empty...and a movie star villain with a face to die for refuses to leave her in peace!

Viciously handsome and sublimely talented, Lorenzo Gage makes his living killing people...on the silver screen, that is. Despite his success, he hates the feeling that everything he's neglected in life is catching up wiht him. Then he spots Isabel sipping a glass of wine in a sidewalk cafe. A good guy wouldnl't think of seducing such a tidy-looking woman...but Ren Gage never saw the fun in playing the hero.

This was a fun book! I really liked it.
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She's Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self-help. He Ren Gage, Hollwood's favority bad guy. Sometme you just know that God has a sense of humor.
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I have not read this book yet, but if you want to swap I will make sure to put it aside to read.