Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars #4)
Rachel Stone's bad luck has taken a turn for the worse. With an empty wallet, a car's that's spilling smoke, and a five-year-old son to support, she's come home to a town that hates her. But this determined young widow with a scandalous past has learned how to be a fighter. And she'll do anything to keep her child safe—even take on. . .
A man With No ...more
This is my third time reading this book. I loved it .... again. It is truly heartbreaking. Edward, bless his five year old heart will steal your own heart away. I adored him.
Rachel, what a strong, brave heroine.
Pain sliced through him. He'd been numb inside, just the way he wanted it but the two of them were cutting him open all over again ...
Gabe, Gabe, Gabe ...
Although this is part of a series, I really think it can be read as a standalone. It was great to catch ...more
You know, I keep trying, but I cannot rate any of Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ books less than 5. It just isn’t ever going to happen. And each one I read suddenly becomes my favorite. And this one is no exception. Seriously, these books are FUCKING SENSATIONAL! And that is all I need to say about it.
Rachel Stone is only twenty-seven and already the destitute widow of a dead crooked television evangelist. She is a public pariah, who has lost everything, her husband, her home, all of her mo ...more
Another terrific installment in this outstanding series. This book was soooo goooood! Loved it. Once again SEP surprised me big time.I still feel bad because I had not read anything from this author before, I adore her style so much now.
Do you know what's so good about this series? It's the way the author makes it seem so real. I'm usually a paranormal-romance reader so I don't care much about contemporary romance. I don't like cheesy or corny stories. So that's what's so good about th ...more
Maybe this book caught me at a particularly emotional time, but I think not. It is more likely that the complex characters and their unfathomable situations were well written enough to touched me. Deeply. But it wasn't a hopeless type of ...more
I was already intrigued by Gabriel in Cal's book yet more than a little skeptical as well, about whether or not SEP would be able to depict his grief properly while giving him a second chance at having a family. Relieved to say she wrote a realistically believable story on love, loss, and depression, one that was mostly touching and emotional, but occasionally humorous too.
It's been quite a while between SEP reads for me hence why I picked this up off my TBR shelf last night. After such SEP beauties as Match Me If You Can and It Had to Be You, Dream a Little Dream left me a little disappointed, to be honest.
Despite such a promising storyline, the H/h didn't really capture my emotions and whilst I certainly felt for them in certain situations in the book, I found myself apathetic a lot of the time. I couldn't even stack this into any of my GR shelves becaus ...more
Her eyes began to sting with tears, but she wouldn't let a single one fall. No time. No point.
love the sinner and hate the sin.
Are you so stupid you haven't figured out yet that it doesn't matter?
Tell you what, Rachel. I might consider giving you a raise one of these centuries if you start restricting yourself to four words when I talk to you. Yes, sir. No, sir.
Poor people don't g ...more
I am normally not a fan of books that make me teary, but I'm going to make an exception with this one. I had tears on numerous occasions, but it was
well worth it. I fell in love with the characters. Each and every one came across as solid and realistic. This book was published in 1998, and I was worried it would have a "dated" feel to it, but it didn't. It felt quite modern. I'm so happy to have read this. I do believe this is one of my all-time favorite roma ...more
The secondary plot line is just as ridiculous and insulting. Reverend Ethan Bonner (let’s not even discuss that the man hears the voice of God as three different celebs in his head) is as hypocritical as the lambasted TV evangelical, Dwayne. Attracted to scantily clad a ...more
The story was captivating, deeply moving and I loved the main characters. Moreover, as often in SEP books, I really enjoyed the secondary romance and liked the secondary characters (Ethan, Kristy and the children) except for Cal who once again managed to get on my nerves :p
Rachel = person I despise.
Edward = the most annoying, unlikable kid in booky existence.
Gabe = very likable hero.
Rachel + Gabe = bad idea!
Gabe, you can do better!
I suppose I was supposed to feel sorry for Rachel because she was poor and had to take care of her kid, but I just didn't, because she was mean as heck! Especially to Gabe, who sh ...more
SEP seems to have a theme here. Boy meets girl, boy and girl don't like each other, AT ALL. Boy and girl are forced together by some action on one of their parts. Boy and girl HATE each other and bicker all the time. One day the light turns on for boy and he realizes that he cannot spend another minute of his lonely miserable life without girl. But first boy does something really stupid to girl and she is not sure she can find it in her heart to ever forgive him. Boy prof ...more
This book will be going on my "desert island bookshelf". I don't know why I waited so long to read this book, maybe it's because I was told that it was a real tearjerker. LOL - It was that but so much more. It was also funny, sweet, sexy, uplifting and filled with love and hope.
Thanks to all my friends who wouldn't give up asking me "Have you read Dream a Little Dream yet"?
You all are t ...more
Comencé a leer la serie Chicago Stars de Susan Elizabeth Phillips hace ya más de un año y, honestamente, estoy avanzando a paso de tortuga. El último libro en la serie que leí fue ¡en julio del año pasado! Creo que la razón principal de haberme “estancado” con la serie fue porque el último libro que leí, Nobody’s Baby but Mine, realmente no fue demasiado de mi gusto; sí, me gustó pero tampoco conecté demasiado con los personajes. Sin embargo,...more
This is the story of a man who struggles to live every day, and the woman who helps him overcome such a tragic loss.
This is the story of a desperate mother trying to provide for her child, and the man who helps her overcome the hatred and discrimination of an entire town.
A wonderful story that will bring you to tears.
I loved it. Its got everything it should have...a good looking and grouchy man, a feisty woman, an adorable and pathetic little boy, and a dead TV evangelist.
So sometimes I shop for books at a pharmacy....
Bu kadin o kadar gercekci ve içten yaziyor ki anlatilmaz okunur diyorum sadece.
Ethan&Kristy'e bayildim. Yazarin diger kitaplarinda da ikinci cifti hep sevmisimdir ama bunda ikinci cifti daha cok sevdim.
Cal&Jane'i tekrar okumak hatta cocuklariyla birlikte okumak o kadar tatliydi ki ayyy hepsinin yanaginin mincirasim geldi.
Chip'i de kacirip evlat edinesim var. Kitabin scene stealer i oldu. Zaten belki de bu yuzden ana karakterleri ayri ayri sevsem de çift olmalari cok hizli ...more
Rachel (h) is coming back to the same small town that she had lived in with her late husband. Now you would expect the locals to love the wife of a popular priest but not here, they found out the hard way that her husband was a fake and a user.
Gabe (H) after losing his wife and child to a drunk driver,he's been living minute by minute torn between eating a bullet or survivin ...more
A heroine to be rooted for: check
Well-developed characters: check
Intriguing storyline: check
Passionate love: check
Hilarious witty banter: check
Now tell me what more a romance reader could ask for? Trust Susan Elizabeth Phillips to get your fix of romance and then find yourself desperately longing for the love story she expertly conveyed.
I want to point out that this book was a little on the darker side when compared with the rest of the Chicago Stars series. Gabe and Rachel ar ...more
Oğlunu koruyabilmek, iyi bir şekilde yetiştirebilmek uğruna her şeyi göze alarak, her şeyi yapmaya hazır bir kadın Rachel Stone ile karısını ve oğlunu bir kazada kaybetmiş olan Gabe Bonner'ın hikayesi..
Nasıl mükemmel, nasıl duygusal, nasıl güzel anlatılmış..
Hele Chip ve Gabe sahneleri bitirdi beni burada..
Her zaman olduğu gibi yan karakterler müthiş.. Öze ...more
I still can't believe I didn't know about Susan Elizabeth Phillips until last month--how is that possible? HOW??
|What's The Name o...: Romance: Heroine’s ex-husband was a rich tv evangelist, she is broke, has a child, and is fixing up a drive-in movie theater whose owner hates her (but is the hero of the book) [s]||2||23||Jan 27, 2014 08:34AM|
|What's The Name o...: Romance Novel, Drive in movie theater [s]||4||132||Jan 08, 2013 06:07AM|
The Huffington Post says the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips provide a “gateway drug to the whole [romance] genre,” which she assumes is a good thing. Bookpage magazine calls her “the crown jewel of romantic comedy writers,” which is definitely a good thing. Since she wrote her first novel on a typewriter in her kitchen, her books have been published in over 30 languages ...more
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