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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon; Reprint edition (October 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380782332
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380782338
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #280,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Readers who have enjoyed Phillips's writing in the past (Heaven, Texas) will be disappointed by her latest contemporary. In dire straits as a result of her irresponsible lifestyle, Daisy Devreaux is given an ultimatum by her outraged father?jail or an arranged marriage to Alex Markov, a broodingly handsome Russian handpicked by her father to teach Daisy the error of her ways. It's a thin plot that's kept going by a superabundance of sex. In better outings, Phillips's razor sharp wit might keeps things afloat, but there is nothing funny in the mean-spirited and abusive hero.
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"Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of the best writers of contemporary women's fiction in the twnntieth century!" -- -- Affair de Coeur

Customer Reviews

You'll laugh & cry & cheer!
mahikahn
It has all the right elements - good tension between the hero and heroine, interesting plot, great secondary characters, and lots of good romance.
Justwannaread!
I fell love with the characters and hated the book to end.
W. Ertell

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68 of 77 people found the following review helpful By mahikahn on July 16, 2002
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I admit when I first read the plot of this book I was skeptical. Arranged marriage in this day & age? Socialite ends up in a circus with her groom? Sounded pretty hokey to me. Wow, was I wrong. Daisy's character was endearing, warts and all. She truly had a heart of gold. But it took a long time for anyone to realize that. At first you wanted to smack Alex on the side of the head, but he did end up redeeming himself beautifully.
Another reviewer commented on the implausibility of the Romanov connection. That aspect of the book fascinated me so much that I started researching Alexei Romanov. I've read several books on him, found extensive info on the Internet and found out the connection isn't so implausible after all. Let's just say, it's true, fact is stranger than fiction!
This book is definitely worth the read. You'll laugh & cry & cheer!
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 31, 1999
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This book was special. I read this book and fell "in love" with the two characters. I felt a particular attachment with the main character Daisy. I felt every disappointment as if I had experienced them myself. I wept through the misunderstandings, frustrations and struggles she experienced (the unfairness of it all!). In the end, I was in awe of her capacity to love/forgive. I was frustrated with Alex's inability to see Daisy for what she was-- truly special. In the end, he won my forgiveness for finally seeing her "specialness". Don't get me wrong, Daisy wasn't perfect in the "sugary" way, rather her strength of character was subtle and endearing.
Its rare, this deep connection to a character or story line. I've wept and enjoyed touching momments in other books, but this was written in a way that somehow I felt I was directly involved in the story.
SEP is a wonderful writer, and she has written some very good books. KISS AN ANGEL is my favorite. The others might be more humorous, this one is touching.
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52 of 63 people found the following review helpful By flights'o'fancy on July 9, 2010
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I've just recently read about five Susan Elizabeth Phillips books in a row and loved all of them. Then I hit the wall with this one.

It is necessary when reading romance novels to suspend disbelief at probablity that these plots would ever happen but this one "jumped the shark" for me.

I am willing to accept the meddling absent father who insists on a arranged marriage for the flaky, spendthrift daughter. Enter the groom, mysterious Russian (no accent or even a muttered "dushka" from him), OK. Still on board with the plot.

Then the new groom whisks her off to the circus, huh. Along the way he magically can set fire to her cigarettes, at least three times, with his secret pyrotechnic abilities, huh, and it's never explained. He treats her mean, she shovels elephant crap then discovers her own mysterious abilities to communicate with a Siberian tiger, another trick not ever explained. On and on it went with false accusations, nasty ex-lover acrobat, a miserable teenage girl, and a tentative, weak, budding romance. The grand finale was even more ridiculous involving discoveries of links to royalty and our hero is not only a circus performer but a Ph.D historian. The poor heroine hangs in there with this miserable dude even getting whacked with a whip across the chest only leaving him when he suggests she abort her baby. OMG it was sickening.

I think SEP was on auto-pilot when she wrote this one. I didn't care about these people and neither will you.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By M. Ade on June 12, 2011
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I love pretty much anything Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes, so when I picked this book up I pretty expected to be turned into putty overnight. That so did not happen. I know she has a pattern of having the female lead caught in a tough spot with the whole community against her and the guy lead indifferent at best. Unfortunately, in this case it just seemed way to cruel for me. I don't want to give any plot issues away but Adam's treatment of Daisy was just downright demeaning. What makes it worse is that she took it as if that was all she's worth. It was sad, pathetic and every feminist bone in my body was about ready to jump out and beat the two of them.
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29 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Kelly on December 25, 2000
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I love it when I get so pulled into a book that I can't do anything but read it. _Kiss an Angel_ is an example of romance the way it was supposed to be written. If you havn't read anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you simply must! Her writing is vivid, humorous and unique. Her characters come alive for you. I've only read one other book by SEP, but let me tell you, I'm hooked for life. _Kiss an Angel_ has one of the most unique story lines I've ever read in a romance novel. It takes place in a circus. This was new for me, but I totally loved it. Daisy, the main character, is one we can all relate to. SEP makes her startlingly real, and all of what she does as a character is so well written that it is easy to see her motives, Alex, Daisy's husband, is a complex one. He's got so many layers, you wouldn't believe it. Let me just tell you that he's not what he seems. When these two odd balls meet, sparks fly. Daisy was so cute because at the begining of the book, she is terrified of animals, but towards the end, she's got the whole menagerie of the circus eating out of her hand. This is just a metaphor for the change that goes on through her. SEP's writing is so vivid that you will feel like you're in the circus audience watching the show. Alex and Daisy's love is really precious. The humor that is infused in this book is amazing. I've gotten some strange looks for laughing out loud numoress times. So, let me sum up _Kiss and Angel_ for you... it is a fabulous book that any romance lover must have. SEP will blow you away, and I garuntee that you will be coming back for more.
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