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Breathing Room
Breathing Room
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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. — She's lost her money to an unscrupulous accountant, her fianc? to a frumpy older woman, and her reputation to headlines denouncing her as a fraud. Lately it seems Dr. Isabel, America's favori...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061032097
ISBN-10: 0061032093
Publication Date: 5/1/2003
Pages: 389
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 332 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
I loved the heroine's spunk. Ms. Phillips gives you a nice tight plot, and snappy writing.
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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: 2
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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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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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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!