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Honey Moon

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  6,448 ratings  ·  348 reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Hot Shot and Fancy Pants is back with a sexy love story. From a dilapidated South Carolina amusement park to the glamour of Hollywood, orphaned Honey Jane Moon became the most famous child star in America. But when she grows up, Honey becomes a passionate woman who loves as fiercely as she lives, changing forever the lives of two fa ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published June 1st 1993 by Pocket Books
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Ana O
He loved me when I wasn't lovable, and I guess when it comes right down to it, that's pretty much what family is all about. Thank you, sweetheart.

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This book gave me all the feels.

Honey Moon is particularly special to me because it's so different from Susan Elizabeth Phillips' other books. There's something about this book. It has always been one of my favorites. A great book takes you on an emotional journey. That's exactly what happened.

I loved Honey and Eric together. The one thing I didn
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Honey Jane Moon is a scrappy little know-it all—brave, smart, but ill-prepared to become the most famous child star in America, even though she's not quite as young as everyone believes. It won't take her long to drive the men in her life crazy. There's Eric Dillion, a smoldering bad boy and one of Hollywood's most gifted actors. And Dash Coogan, the last of the cowboy heroes, a man trapped on a screen too small to contain a legend. When Honey falls in love, she'll do it the only way she knows
María Ángeles
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
La ley es la ley: Si me hace llorar ---> ¡5 estrellas!
Ay SEP, qué fácil es para ti hacerme llorar...
Si bien la primera mitad del libro no es lo mejor de SEP y me pareció bastante normalito, la segunda mitad es sublime. No me esperaba NADA de lo que podía pasar.
Hay tres protagonistas, pero a dos de ellos le toca sufrir lo peor. Dos situaciones que me han llegado al corazón y que me han hecho sentirme impotente. No voy a decir nada sobre ellas para que os sorprendáis tanto como yo. Dos giros qu
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jun 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Piper

AN OLDIE BUT A GOODIE! High friend ratings and the audio being available at the library was the reason why I grabbed this one.

At first, I wasn't too sure if this story would touch me. Honey Moon, yes that was her name, is in her teen years when the story starts. In my opinion, she's a pretty annoying teen. The story was good but not great at this point. I contemplated why I saw 5-star friend ratings for this book but then part way through the book it expanded into something
Marisa Sauco
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MARAVILLOSA. ❤ Esta es la historia más intensa, más compleja y más emotiva que leí de SEP hasta el momento (y he leído casi todas). El título es tan significativo (tanto en inglés como en español) y refleja, a la perfección, lo que encontrás entre sus páginas.

Imposible poner en palabras lo que solo puede sentirse con el corazón.

“Honey siguió con la vista la legendaria primera caída.
— ¿Sabes qué ocurre cuando llegas abajo?
— ¿Qué?
— Que vuelves a subir —contestó en voz baja—. Siempre remontas. En u
Heartbreaking but thoroughly beautiful!

When I chose to pick up this book, I assumed it was another SEP's Humorous-Romance story. I didn't pay much attention to any reviews, why should I? This is Susan Elizabeth Phillips! But I was so wrong. This is completely different from her other books I've ever read before. There's so much depth, so many emotions, and so many layers of meaning in the story. It was like experiencing a journey with Honey, Dash, and Eric, through the entire book to find the an
This was definitely a powerful book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I can understand why some fans will likely hate this book. It is not your cookie-cutter style romance. There is tragedy, multiple love interests, giant age gaps between love interests, and not even the children are safe in this one.

That being said, for me, those elements are exactly why I am consistantly amazed by Phillips' novels. Someone who can make laugh, make me cry, make me hate the hero, make me love the hero, all within the
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I bow to this woman! Ms Phillips you are an amazing author. Another FABULOUS book that is a must read if you are a lover of SEP books.

Full review soon.

What an amazing, incredible, heart breaking, breath taking story!
I cried, I laughed, I smiled & I even wanted to scream!
It was a book that I don't think I will ever forget.
Grecia Robles
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Debo reconocer que no creo que sea de los mejores libros de SEP al menos la primera parte se me hizo tediosa aburridona para nada a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados y como se iba dirigiendo la historia no me gustaba, me cuesta admitirlo pero estuve a punto de abandonarlo pero le seguí porque no soy dada a dejar lecturas a medias,además que llegas a un punto donde no puedes parar. Ya la segunda parte cambia todo creo que es a la que le doy la puntuación.

Al igual que el título, el libro es
Saray García
Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me costó mucho meterme en la historia, pero reconozco que después no pude parar...
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dos días me ha durado....imposible bien al principio es lento luego puuuuuf....como escribe esta mujer¡
Trini Garcia
A pesar de que me ha gustado el final... no he conseguido ni meterme en la historia ni empatizar con los personajes. Sin duda el libro de SEP que menos me ha gustado hasta la fecha.
Jan 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
When it comes to women’s fiction by SEP, Glitter Baby will always remain my favourite. But Honey Moon is very close. What prevented it from being Numero Uno was that it was just so sad! Not sad-bad, but just emotionally taxing. I don’t think I’ve ever cried this much while reading a book. But it is an intense, heartbreaking journey of three people in pursuit of happiness.

The main character of this book is Honey Jane Moon, a tough-as-nails endearing teen from South Carolina who wants to provide
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Okuduğunuz bütün SEP kitaplarını unutun, bu kitap sanki başka bir yazarın elinden çıkmış gibi. Diğer kitapları eğlenceli, çerezlik kitaplarken, bu kitap resmen hayatın ta kendisi.

Kitabın içinden en az 4 kitaplık hikaye çıkar. 13 yıllık bir zaman dilimini okuyorsunuz ki bu en çok hoşuma giden şey oldu. Sanki bu zaman diliminde yaşanan parça parça hikayeler var ve kitabın son 120 sayfasında bu hikayeler toplanıp çok daha güçlü bir hikayeyi oluşturuyor. O zamana kadar, yazar esas anlatacaklarının
Sep 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
By Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Grade: A
When I picked up Honey Moon, I hadn’t known that it was one of Ms. Phillips’ earlier works. I expected a light read and was disappointed in that regard. Its not as full of good ol’ boy humor as some of her others but rather is full of deep emotions and characters. The emotional growth of the characters over time is very moving. If you are looking for the simple – guy meets girl, a few problems, jump into bed, live happily ever after with their one true love,
Feb 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
This is a complex and emotional tale that touches on a few uncomfortable topics. I don't think I made it threw a whole chapter without at least getting misty eyed. I liked all the characters and the relationship between Honey and Dash did not creep me out like it did so many other people.

The last half of the book had me sobbing, and I will be walking around puffy eyed all day as a result. But it's a great story with a ton of happily ever after mixed in with the tears. :)
Karina Garcia
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Otra obra magistral de esta excelente escritora...
Esta historia no es demasiado atractiva cuando comienza, pero luego cuando el carrito de Honey toma ritmo es maravillosa, emotiva, bella muy bella, es de esas historias que te llegan al alma.
Por suerte, la leí acompañada y pude compartir todas las hermosas sensaciones que me ha dejado esta lectura.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy diferente a lo que esperaba en un principio. Creo que por eso me costó conectar con la historia pero al final, la he disfrutado muchísimo.
Aug 14, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
2 lectura, julio/agosto 2016: Buah, igual de bonito y desgarrador que la 1ª vez. Está en mi top 5 de libros favoritos de SEP y sin duda alguna lo considero su mejor obra. Es taaan bonito :')

1 lectura, 2015

“A coaster gives you hope. You can pretty much ride a good one through the worst tragedy life throws at you. You can even ride it through somebody dying, I guess.”

OMG. Este libro me ha sorprendido muchísimo, me ha hecho reír, llorar, cambiar mil veces de opinión sobre algo/alguien y pufff inc
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was VERY different than anything I have ever read. I love SEP so I was very interested to find a book of hers that I hadn't read yet. This book went in a completely different direction than I had pictured even though the ending was as I had predicted. Without spoiling anything, the story is of Honey Moon who is sixteen at the beginning of the book, a sad girl whose job is to take care of her loser family. She goes to Hollywood to get a job for her cousin and instead winds up as a child ...more
DNF - 25%

From reading a variety of reviews I can tell that this is an outstanding story which is extremely well written but I am not sure it's for me...It may just be the mood I am in so won't rule out going back to it at another time and trying again.

I find myself drifting out and not really taking the story in. I was starting to feel like this is better shelved as 'Chick Lit' rather than Romance! It reminded me of Glitter Baby which was another SEP story that I also abandoned for the same re
Mar 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I don't know why this isn't already in my read folder, I read it last year and decided to listen to the audio version yesterday. I couldn't put it down, Honey Moon is one of my absolute favorite SEP books and the audio version is wonderful. I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips books and her audio books narrated by Anna Fields are my favorite. I keep them loaded up on iTunes and listen to them again and again.
Lisa Kay
SEP write another great book with a wonderful epilogue. Gosh, I don't know how many times I re-read the epilogue. It made me laugh and cry and laugh again. Perfect.
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, adult
Cómo en una montaña rusa te sientes cuando estas leyendo esta historia de la siempre genial Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Como siempre digo,si sus historias no encantan,al menos entretienen. Me extraña que pese a ser uno de sus primeros libros escritos,tenga tan poca puntuación,pero pienso que quizás se debe a que nunca te esperas encontrarte con tanto drama y sentimentalismo en una historia de SEP. Ella es más cómica,como para relajarnos y que nos haga sufrir tanto con este libro es nuevo para mi.

SEP is my all time fave contemporary romance writer. She builds stories that touch my heart and always cause me to fall in love with the characters. Originally written in the early '90's, Honey Moon is one of her older novels. That does NOT take away from the story line at all.
She begins Honey's story at 6 years old and brings us along for a fantastic ride as she weaves this fantastic and sexy, funny and sad, witty and uplifting tale that spans a couple of decades. SEP's writing is seamless. I
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Solo puedo decir esto: que delicia de lectura señoras mías!! Qué delicia!!!
Ha sido una lectura maravillosa. SEP forever
This story moved me. As a lover of books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, I’ve come to expect exceptional writing, well developed characters, witty banter, a strong heroine who undergoes an inspirational growth, and a light hearted romance. Honey Moon gave me all these things, but it also gave me something I didn’t expect at all: it made me CRY!

Yes, there was romance in this book, but I wouldn’t strictly categorize it as just romance. This is a life story. There is humor, anger, tragedy, growth, sa
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an international bestseller whose books have been published in over 30 languages. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award, and a recipient of their Lifetime Achievement Award. Among her other accomplishments, Susan created the sports romance.

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“The last one's hard. Marriage is always a balancing act, and it's never a good idea for one partner to get too big a head, but I'm afraid that's what's going to happen here. People write a lot of things about Eric Dillon's talent, and most of it's true. But nobody writes about the important things. The fact that he's a wonderful father and the best husband a woman could have. That fact that he cares about other people so much that he sometimes scares me. That doesn't mean he's perfect, of course. It's hard living with a man who's prettier than all of your girlfriends put together. But if it weren't for Eric Dillon, I wouldn't be here tonight. He loved me when I wasn't lovable, and I guess when it comes right down to it, that's pretty much what family is all about. Thank you, sweetheart.” 9 likes
“A coaster gives you hope. You can pretty much ride a good one through the worst tragedy life throws at you. You can even ride it through somebody dying, I guess.” 5 likes
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