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Breathing Room by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


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Breathing Room
Susan Elizabeth Phillips

May 2003
On Sale: April 29, 2003
Featuring: Ren Gage; Isabel Favor
400 pages
ISBN: 0061032093
EAN: 9780061032097
Kindle: B000FC10XY
Paperback / e-Book (reprint)
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Romance Contemporary

She's Dr. Isabel Favor, America's diva of self-help.

He's Ren Gage, Hollywood's favorite bad guy.

Sometimes you just know that God has a sense of humor.

She's lost her money to an unscrupulous accountant, her fiancé to a frumpy older woman, and her reputation to headlines denouncing her as a fraud. Lately it seems Dr. Isabel, America's favorite self-help guru, can fix everyone's life but her own. Even the shelter of a simple stone farmhouse nestled in an olive grove can't provide Isabel with the refuge she needs -- not when the townspeople are scheming to drive her away, her plan to restore her good name has come up empty ... and a movie star villain with a face to die for refuses to leave her in peace!

Viciously handsome and sublimely talented, Lorenzo Gage makes his living killing people ... on the silver screen, that is. Despite his success, he hates the feeling that everything he's neglected in life is catching up with him. Then he spots Isabel sipping a glass of wine in a sidewalk café. A good guy wouldn't think of seducing such a tidy- looking woman ... but Ren Gage never saw the fun in playing the hero.

Sometimes all it takes is a special place ... a special love ... a little breathing room ... for life to deliver all its glorious promise.


30 comments posted.

Re: Breathing Room

I'm a little behind on my reading, and haven't had the
pleasure of reading either book, but they are on my TBR
list!! My list is quite long at this point, but after the
death of my Father in April, teaching a knitting and crochet
class once a week as a volunteer, and my duties at home as a
Manager with my Husband where we live at our apartment
complex, time has been hard to come by as of late. I can't
wait to get to your latest book especially, because your
synopsis sounds like something that will be right up my
alley!! Congratulations on your latest book, which I know
will fly right off the shelves!!
(Peggy Roberson 10:20am July 30, 2014)

It has been a long time since I read this. Time to reread it!
Lee Tobar 9:25am July 31, 2014)

I loved the authenticity of this book. I felt as if I were there, wandering
among the vines, sipping wine outside the cottage, flirting with Lorenzo, :)
Jacquie Biggar 11:19am July 31, 2014)

I just barely remember the book because it's been years. I loved the
setting. The dialogue quoted above makes me think I need to reread
this gem. I love witty repartee! It's so hard to write, so I envy SEP.
Tracey Harbaugh 3:02pm July 31, 2014)

Have not read it yet...lol...but the above excerpts are making me want to put it on my to be read soon list!!!
Ronda Garnett 3:04pm July 31, 2014)

Bought it and its sitting on my Kindle as the next TBR.
Excited after reading input and comments.
Patricia Booth 3:11pm July 31, 2014)

Sounds interesting. I haven't read any of these.
Michelle Fidler 3:56pm July 31, 2014)

I love and have read all of SEP's books. I need to find time to do a reread of Breathing Room. Can't wait until Heroes is released.
Kelly McCullough 4:20pm July 31, 2014)

I have not read these books, but being a long time fan of Susan Elizabeth
Phillips, I know I will not be disappointed.
Deborah Nagy 5:11pm July 31, 2014)

Girl, you had me at the isolated island. Looks like a
riveting read.
Alyson Widen 5:40pm July 31, 2014)

Loretta, thanks for all the great comments. I'm a HUGE fan of your work, and I
love knowing you're reading my books, too. BREATHING ROOM is a special book
to me because I loved both the hero and heroine so much. Ren Gage just melts
Susan Elizabeth Phillips 7:33pm July 31, 2014)

I read this book awhile ago. I'm going to go find it and read it again. I know I
have it somewhere. I have every book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. 😃
Bev Oconnor 9:23pm July 31, 2014)

Really liked Breathing Room, but my true favorite was Natural Born
Charmer. of course, sEP has never written any book that I did not like!!
Alice Winter 9:26pm July 31, 2014)

Isabel Favor exudes goodness. She is so wise. Although Ren isn't my
favorite SEP hero, I admired the way he took on the challenges : with his
ex-wife, with Isabel's goodness, with playing the Good Guy in the movie. I
love the Chicago Stars series, but this book made me feel better about life
in general.
Doreen Sanzone 11:56pm July 31, 2014)

This is my all time favorite. I love the imagery . I can close my eyes and see
the tree outside with it's chandelier and candles. I can smell the figs and
taste the porcini .
Roberta Kipper 10:27am August 1, 2014)

One of my fav books is Fancy Pants... just loved that book.. I have Breathing Room on my kindle..
Kathleen O'Donnell 1:36pm August 2, 2014)

I LOVED this book- the setting and characters were great. SEP
always creates characters you immediately fall for and root
for a happy ending. This may have been the book I officially
made SEP one of my favorite authors.
Sara Edmonds 1:43pm August 2, 2014)

Just thinking about writing Breathing Room makes me want to go back to Italy.
Come to think about it, almost anything makes me want to go back to Italy!
Susan Elizabeth Phillips 11:00am August 3, 2014)

Everyone seems to have their own favorite. I like several of SEP's books.
Kim C 3:21pm August 11, 2014)

I think this is the only Susan Elizabeth Phillips book with a foreign setting.
Kim C 3:23pm August 11, 2014)

This was my first SEP novel, and remains one of my favorites
(it was like opening Pandora's box!). I remember that the
heroine was not perfect, physically or personality-wise, and
it was so refreshing! Lorenzo was multilayered, and
delightful to peel! A great read!
Debora Zamacona 10:12am August 15, 2014)

I'm a huge SEP fan and can't believe I haven't read this book. I will be
ordering it pronto. My favorite is Nobody's Baby But Mine --- have read it
so many times. Looking forward to my autographed copy of Heroes!
Pam Westfall 12:28pm August 15, 2014)

I loved the posting, and as for the book - I sat there with
my mouth open!! This is going to be one heck of a ride,
once the cover is flipped open, and you start reading!! I
plan on keeping a block of time, just for me, so I can sit
and absorb the full impact of this book, because I can just
sense how good it's going to be!! I know that Susan's book
is going to be just as good!! There's one problem. With
Susan's book, you'll need something cool handy, so that you
can cool off, so a cool drink is definately in order. Your
book will make for great Fall reading, which means a warm
beverage. I suppose I'll have to just read them back-to-
back. What a trip that will be!! Thank you again for a
great posting!!
Peggy Roberson 1:16pm August 19, 2014)

Wow. I've missed Breathing Room. But that's ok. It's like unexpected treasure. There's a "new" SEP for me to read. Thanks, Loretta. I'm really looking forward to the potty training scene!
G S Moch 2:01pm August 19, 2014)

I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Susan Elizabeth
Phillip's books yet but, from the comments others have made,
it seems I've really been missing out. Breathing Room looks
like a good place to start.
Deb Philippon 5:43pm August 21, 2014)

I've read all of Susan's books - it's been a while since I
read 'Breathing Room' - maybe it's time for a re-read!
Diane Sallans 8:54pm August 22, 2014)

This is a new author for me but sounds like books I would love to read !!I really enjoy reading different authors !!
Sharron Freelen 3:03am August 24, 2014)

That was one of the first contemporary romances books that I
read. I have a friend that got me into SEP's books and have
loved them since. She has the ability to make the
characters come to life and her bantering witty
conversations just make me LOL and have everyone staring at
me. (I take a bus to work) So yes, I read a lot and love
SEP book. Thank you Vickie for that give and thank you SEP
for all of you stories I love to read.
Tina Ullrich 12:59pm August 26, 2014)

I love how smart romance writers and readers are. If only the
world-in-general knew!
Mary Ann Dimand 8:37am August 26, 2014)

This sounds like a great read. All of the ingredients for a
terrific book.
Denise Austin 8:42pm August 30, 2014)

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