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Start by marking “Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars, #2)” as Want to Read: Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to drag the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. I have no idea how she did it, but Susan. heaven texas susan elizabeth phillips epub ebook, heaven texas susan elizabeth phillips epub pdf, heaven texas susan elizabeth phillips epub doc and heaven. Anyone who reads my books knows that I love epilogues—reading and writing them. I want to know what happens to the characters after the book is over, and.
It's really sweet and painful for both of them - but their love scene is very sensual. They seem to personify a very tragic love story - but they get their HEA. But most of the time, they were in the small town of Heaven and the set of a movie, kinda. The story was great, both the characters were well fleshed out and were exceedingly entertaining. Then in the end, they finally grew up. SEP is great at writing humor along with the sex, drama and romance, so I just think that she's amazing.
My favorite part was the 5 questioned stupid-easy football quiz that Gracie had to pass at the end. It's funny how I read this book again, 2 years later. Highly recommend: Que bonito!!!!!! Sin duda la forma de escribir de SEP Que bonito!!!!!! Sin duda la forma de escribir de SEP atrapa, pero sus historias enamoran. Jan 26, Kimberly Carrington-Fox rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 3 comments.
Absolutely effin ridiculous. I didn't like the characters or the plot much, TBH. It had all the elements I try to avoid in a book and yet I found this book highly entertaining. I definitely enjoyed it more than the 1. Rolling with the chick-lit shit. This book is Not safe, IMO. Let's start with the heroine Gracie.
She's weird, naive, insecure and a virgin. This book is from 90's so I let it pass along with the silly fashion sense. But, but Okay, okay. She falls in love with the H immediately. She's completely unpredictable. I almost laughed to tears at some of her antics. There were times when I really liked her or felt bad for her.
The hero, Bobby Tom. NOT an alpha. The way he belittled, embarrased or bullied the h bc he was petulant put him on my shit list. Bullies tickle my fancy. But in this case it didn't work for me. Sometimes he showed his sweet, honest side and I chuckled at his silliness. So he wasn't all bad.
Their banter was really witty and they had some steamy love scenes. In a weird way they actually had good chemistry. It takes away that fuzzy feeling when the H realizies he loves the h.
I can't even tell you how bizzare it was. What does he do!?
He makes out with OW in front of everyone. Then, in a matter of minutes he realizes he really loves her, publicly proposes to her and when she rejects him, he acts like an ass and humiliates her. Ludicrousy goes till the very end and I laughed like crazy.
What the fuck was that? Crazy people, crazy. Overall, I really enjoyed this book despite mixed feelings and weird scenario. I'm going to entertain my friends by reading more of SEP books in the future.
I find all that heavily detailed furniture description, 90's fashion tips, witty humor and out of norm characters' antics fascinating. View all 22 comments.
Jan 13, Anuradha rated it liked it Shelves: Alright you guys, I'm kind of busy right now to read the good stuff, so it's fluff all the way. Well, mostly because reviewing a classic, or some literary fiction requires time for me to do it justice, and it's a lot easier to review fluff. As I've mentioned previously, I read romance for exactly two reasons; a I've always wanted to find one that I find realistic enough; and b because ones that fail hard are fun to review.
Now, I read some really atrocious romance novels last year, true, but a Alright you guys, I'm kind of busy right now to read the good stuff, so it's fluff all the way. Now, I read some really atrocious romance novels last year, true, but also some very, very good ones. Like anything by Julie James. And then some. As a result, my expectations from fluff were greatly increased, and seeing as how I'd heard so, so much about this series, I went in with high hopes. And how they were dashed, my hopes!
To an extent, though, this may very well have been a case of "it's not you, it's me". I have been going to Blossom, which is my favourite bookstore in the whole wide world, for about thirteen years now.
I go once every few months, whenever I'm home. In these thirteen years, however, never once have I set foot in its rather vast romance section. This time, however, I went with my best friend, who's rather fond of this particular genre. And in the quest of finding her a book that I would actually like, I found, nestled between a raunchy I'm judging the book by the cover here historical romance and a Penthouse collection, this book, which of course, I picked because of my aforementioned high hopes.
This book wasn't bad, definitely, and had I not been spoilt by some of the good stuff I read last year, I may have ranked this higher. I have to agree that despite her penchant for excruciating descriptions and info dump in some cases, Ms. Phillips is a rather good writer.
Very good in fact, were it not for my, er, issues. Gracie Snow is a likable character, sure, and Bobby Tom is not the biggest douchebag. Everything, however, was overdone. It pisses me off when a writer goes out of her or his, as the case may be way to highlight a stereotype.
Like take Bobby Tom's overt Texan-ness, for instance. If I were to come across a man wearing a stetson and cowboy boots with his bathrobe, I would've laughed until I peed myself or threw up, whichever would've happened first. Gracie, however, found all sorts of wetness and hotness spreading and coursing through her as she saw this And of course, because his "football" player-ness and womanising had to be overdone, he spends all his time with a harem full of large-breasted, curvy, gorgeous women.
Blondes, of course. I cringed quite a bit at this. What put me off the most was his "football quiz". That was a prime instance of humour gone bad, way bad. He however did possess a full-sized aortic pump for the most part , and even though he did douche out at various points, he apologised for it. And meant it. Not that that makes douching around okay, but realising you made a mistake is always the first step. Similarly, with the "homely" and "dowdy" Gracie Snow, her terrible clothes and unattractiveness are emphasised more than it should be.
But because her intelligence and strength of character are also equally emphasised, I was able to let that go. Well, mostly. I'm kind of a nit-picker. I also liked that she indulged in sexy lingerie. It gave her character this whole "I'm a vixen underneath it all" attitude, which was very appealing. But because balance had to be restored in the universe, she had to be a virgin. Besides, the whole view spoiler [run away from the cops to save my love life hide spoiler ] shebang at the end drove me up a fucking wall.
Too corny man. Too fucking corny. And now, for the main reason I didn't like the book. I don't particularly have a problem with muscles; I do have a problem with extremely muscular men.
I prefer the lanky basketball types or the lithe football I mean, soccer, much as I hate calling it that types to the built-like-an-ox NFL types. I prefer grace and intelligence over brute strength and general gorilla behaviour. Unfortunately, Bobby Tom belonged to the latter category. I mean, seeing as how this is a series about a football team, this isn't really the book's fault.
This is all on me, I agree. But nevertheless, because I'd been gifted with glorious heroes like Cal Morrisey in Jennifer Cruise's Bet Me and any of the drop-dead gorgeous, yet smart, intelligent, empathetic and generous heroes in any of Julie James's romances. I'm sorry, but I have expectations now. And Bobby Tom couldn't hold a candle to any of these men. So yeah, this was a highly disappointing read. I do have expectations from this writer though, so I'm probably going to read another one of her books.
Not for a while though. Not for quite a while. Aug 19, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: After my umpteenth re-read I still can't find the words to explain just how much I love this book!
The story of Gracie Snow and Bobby Tom Denton continues to be a desert island book for me, despite reading it for the first time in college. And my mom's copy, no less. SEP hasn't let me down yet. Oct 25, Kathleen rated it it was amazing Shelves: NEW epilogue! SEP has posted an epilogue on her website, free.
It's set ten years in the future. Book 2 of the Chicago Stars series. Romantic, witty, funny, angsty The only slightly weak point is the setting didn't feel vivid. It's filled with humor and angst and lots of interesting and likable -- or not so likable -- characters. The plot NEW epilogue!
The plot was decent, but the characterization and relationship development is top notch. The hero is such an asp! Even better, it's sometimes quietly funny, but not in a stupid or slap-stick way. I chuckled numerous times. When I wasn't smiling, I was reading with my jaw on the floor, shocked, when Bobby Tom got really mean. I was completely engrossed in the drama.
Gracie Snow, almost 30 years old and yet an "old maid" from a small town, becomes football pro Bobby Tom Denton's general factotum, helping him play a role in his first Hollywood film and also organizing a golf tournament for charity in his home town, Heaven aka Telarosa Texas. Bobby Tom is trying to figure out what to do with his life, because a bad knee injury has brought an abrupt end to his football career.
So he accepts the lead role in a movie. He is bitter and scared, but trying to disguise it behind his legendary charm. Gracie knows him better than he knows himself; she cuts through his BS until he starts to remember the simple pleasures and key values of life. Gracie reminds me a lot of Daisy, in the wonderful circus romance, Kiss an Angel. Gracie Snow is an ugly duckling who eventually undergoes a makeover, becoming instantly sassy looking and sexy, but not outstandingly beautiful.
She lovingly nurtures the elderly, fights for the underdog, and befriends the lonely. Bobby Tom Denton is full of pride, arrogance, and the kind of ego that comes with a Superbowl ring. However, gradually SEP reveals his underlying heart of gold. He eventually falls head over heels for Gracie, but it takes a while for him to realize this, because she is not a sex bomb, not a "Grade A prime cut" as he chauvinistically thinks.
Her warm heart, honesty, and strong, stubborn personality win him over, slowly.
Along the way, the sexual tension slowly builds, with lots of laughs and a few serious scenes along the way. It ends with a grovel scene. The best grovel scene ever, because Bobby Tom has completely fumbled the ball. Why does Gracie need to be a virgin? At her age? Also, it ends abruptly. I wanted an epilogue after the grovel scene. I also recommend book 3 in the series. I loved the blend of humor, wit, romance, and angst. View all 23 comments. I saw it every day. Maybe that's why I've never had much interest in getting married myself.
Because I've always wanted the same thing. As he held his mother in his arms and felt his father's presence, he knew that same intimacy was right here w Rate: As he held his mother in his arms and felt his father's presence, he knew that same intimacy was right here waiting for him on the other side of the dance floor.
He loved her. The knowledge almost knocked him to his knees. He loved his Gracie Snow—funny clothes, bossy manner, and all. She was his entertainment, his conscience, the mirror into his soul.
She was his resting place.
Why hadn't he understood this weeks ago? Oh man. Another winner from SEP. She, the down-to-earth plain miss and he, the superbowl superhero. He didn't remember the fight that happened but he stumbled out of the bar bloody, bruised, livid, and scared.
No one came after him but he left his cell phones at Rufus's cabin and decided to drop off the grid. He drove.
And drove… and drove. He found a case by accident in some backwater town in Maine — a demon possession — and he leapt at the opportunity. Catching it was easy but it was stubbornly silent when he questioned it and so he got to work, having learned the art of torture from Lucifer himself, demanding and then pleading to know what happened to his brother.
It laughed and laughed and laughed. In a fit of rage, he stabbed it in the heart with Ruby's knife and then sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. He drove out of Maine and headed God knew where, drank, and thought about putting a bullet in his mouth and yet he couldn't do it that way. He stopped only for gas and didn't feel hunger for days. When he could think past the haze, he tried to decide how to end it because if Dean wasn't here, he sure as hell didn't want to be here either.
He found himself slamming on the breaks when something ran in front of the car but he hit it anyways and found himself picking up the whimpering dog and putting it in the back seat of the Impala before he consciously decided to do anything at all. No dogs in the car, Sam! He jumped at the sudden noise, heart leaping in his chest, and looked around hopefully for his brother.
There was no one there. I said no dogs in the car, Sam! His lips twitched and he responded to Dean without thinking, tears in his eyes. His brother didn't respond or speak again but he felt more awake then he had in weeks and so he googled the nearest animal shelter and drove, intending to drop it off and staying when the angry vet lady whose nametag read Amelia said the mutt was his now.
How the hell was he supposed to kill himself with a dog in the backseat? That wasn't right and it threw him for a loop but he thought it might piss his brother off if he was there and he almost smiled at the thought.
He chewed his nail and waited for the thing to get out of surgery. He got a motel and found himself needing cash to download the animal food since he hadn't been hustling and offered to do odd jobs for management. Somehow that vet who kept getting angry at him was there too and they talked and talked for a while and somehow ended up agreeing to meet up again for lunch in a few days.
And somehow this is supposed to be a happy ending? The ending is absolutely appalling as the Mayor and Bobby Tom's family arrive on the highway and the cop, who was in the process of arresting fugitive Bobby Tom, is castigated for upholding the law.
Bobby Tom is released, he gets a few sharp words about getting into drunken brawl with a childhood friend, but any efforts to hold him to account for his horrifyingly abusive behavior is dismissed as everyone starts joking about how Gracie can't marry Bobby Tom until she passes the Football Test.
This novel is a throwback to the 'rape is romantic' tropes of the 70s and 80s. I'm deleting this book from my Kindle and I wish I could burn it from my memory. I've never been so disappointed by the ending of a romance novel before, as I watched what essentially amounted to a woman fleeing her ex in terror suddenly turn into her getting sucked back into his dysfunction and defending him from the only goddamn person in town who was holding him accountable for being a abusive asshole who's breaking laws right and left.
The painful irony is that earlier in the novel, Bobby Tom becomes outraged at the suggestion that his mother's lover "raped" her. This book was in desperate need of a deus ex machina to swoop down from on high and rescue Gracie from Bobby Tom.
Usually, at the end of these novels, there's this pleasant feeling as you close the book and you imagine the couple's happy future. Instead, I'm imagining how Bobby Tom's struggles to find meaning and direction in his life after having to quit the NFL due to an injury -- well, that'll no doubt be taken out on Gracie.