by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Released: February 1st 1996
Published by Avon
“The story itself was a fairly standard one, but the setting and SEP’s fantastic writing is what sets Kiss An Angel apart from other books in this genre”
~ Under the Covers
Daisy Devereaux has two choices, marry the man her father picks out for her…or go to jail. Now, she is at the alter and can’t quite remember her groom’s name. But, despite a rocky start, she’s determined to make something out of this marriage, even if her handsome yet grim new husband thinks she is flighty and useless.
There’s just something about Susan Elizabeth Phillips. She has a magical way with words, which I have found are perfect for two things:
- Making me laugh
- Pulling me out of a book funk
This may seems like trivial things, but as anyone in the midst of a book funk will tell you, it’s priceless. However, even when I am in a voracious book mood these book never fail to please, like I said, there’s just something about SEP. She manages to mix the ridiculous, with the emotional and romantic and create something special, which is exactly what she has done with Kiss An Angel.
Normally, I don’t have much sympathy with poor little rich boy/girls when I am reading, however, there is just something so charming about Daisy. Life throws obstacle after obstacle at her, and yet she soldiers on with a smile on her face, it’s impossible not to fall in love with that kind of heroine. As for Alex, our hero, I grew to like him as well, but I didn’t find him quite as memorable as Daisy. I did like them together though, it was a case of opposites attract, Daisy was outgoing and cheerful and Alex was a little storm cloud *ahem* I mean a broody male. Together though, they had a lot of chemistry, he bullied the bravery and guts out of her, and she brought in the laughter and fun. It was an odd combination, and yet it worked beautifully.
The setting in this was unique as well as Alex drags Daisy to a travelling circus where she, with her phobia of animals, is left in charge of the baby elephants…and a tiger. It seems strange, and unlikely, which it is, and yet it was all part of Daisy’s characters growth and I found myself looking forward to her interactions with the animals just as much as the romance in the novel.
The story itself was a fairly standard one, but the setting and SEP’s fantastic writing is what sets Kiss An Angel apart from other books in this genre. So, if you are after a book that’s going to leave you with a smile on your face (and the urge to adopt a baby elephant) then you need to pick this up immediately.
What did you think of our review?
Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!
Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?