Honey Moon



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 Famous Men.Honey Moon

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPSSusan Elizabeth Phillips is the creator of the sports romance, beginning with her 1989 bestseller, FANCY PANTS An internationally acclaimed author, her 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 Susan

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  • Paperback
  • 448 pages
  • Honey Moon
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • English
  • 26 December 2017
  • 9780671735937

10 thoughts on “Honey Moon

  1. says:

    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 how with all her heart. Let me just say, first off, that this book is 22 years old A lot of my friends on Goodreads are a lot younger than me But I really think you are doing yourselves a dis service by not reading older books Sure new authors are great too but there are some real gems that have been around nearly as long as you have This was a re read for me Some books are worth it But as I was reading this one, 10%, 20%, 30%, I was thinking to myself sure, it s a good read but was it really a 5 star originally for me Then about halfway in we have some things happen and wham, bam, thank you ma am, we have lift off Yes, a true rollercoaster of a ride.It had tears, heartache, laughter, friendship, hate, love, tears, the makings of a fine old country songs Did I mention tears I could just hear George Jones singing The Grand Tour as I read it Step right up, come on inIf you d like to take the grand tourOf a lonely house that once was home sweet homeI have nothing here to sell you,Just some things that I will tell youSome things I know will chill you to the bone Honey, Honey, Honey What to say about Honey I loved her I loved her spunk, her independence, her capacity to love, her fears, her search for happiness.We have a host of secondary character along with the main characters They were great too But Black Thunder did not desert those it sheltered any than God did, not even in the darkest of hours I think you are better off not knowing a lot about this book Just experience it Live Honey s dream with her.It s not easy The night was a silent as death There are some part of this book that are heartbreaking Your heart will break for some of the characters Families are funny things You reckon I think I ve been waiting for you forever She knew he didn t understand and she was humbled at his trust in her I need that ride to set me free The ending Perfect.

  2. says:

    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 answer to the questions about love, hope, and faith Posible spoilers ahead Honey Jane Moon was not so perfect heroine She had many flaws, made plenty of mistakes, and also misjudged some people But when she loved, she loved with all her heart When she gave, she wanted nothing in return The story started when Honey was sixteen Her life had been transformed so many times, from a determined girl to a spoiled child star, then to be a woman in love, and then she experienced loss and grief and finally found the real meaning of happiness Her character was so true to life Dash Coogan and Eric Dillon were other imperfect characters They were both haunted by their miserable pasts, which made them scare to love and be loved in return They didn t know how to live a happy life.When Dash left Honey, it hit me hard and smashed my heart into tiny bits After she had awoken and found that she was alone in the house, everything there reminded her of him At that moment, I couldn t hold my emotions any My tears started rolling down my face and I sobbed my heart out for her loss A sob racked her body She missed him so much He had been her lover, her father, her child, the center of everything good in her life She missed his touch and scent She missed the way he swore, the sound of his footsteps crossing the floor, the scrape of his whiskers against her cheek She missed the way he turned the newspaper inside out so that she could never find the front page, the sounds of Sooners games blaring from the television She missed his daily rituals of shaving and showering, the abandoned towels and underwear that never quite hit the hamper She missed all the flotsam and jetsam that had been part of Dash Coogan This was so sad and heartbroken But I was so happy when Honey and Eric eventually had such a beautiful life together In the end, she had her own wonderful family that she had ever wanted all her life Honey gazed through the lights straight into his heart 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 Eric watched from the second row, his chest so filled with love and pride he felt as if he would burst It amazed him that Honey could thank him when she was the one who had given him everything There were tears in my eyes again It was so beautiful This is another one of my memorable reads I loved every page of this book Highly recommended

  3. says:

    FOUR POINT FIVE STARSAN 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 deeper which caught my attention Let s just say I was flabbergasted when one of the main male characters was accused of an unspeakable act that reshaped his future Upon meeting this character early on in the story I had no real interest in him because he seemed superficial but after the incident that broke him I saw a whole new growth develop from this character At times my heart broke for him as he struggled to come to terms with what the future would hold for him He basically had his whole world ripped from him and his pain was unbearable About the same time, in the story, Honey also experienced a life altering event that changed her outlook on life and her ability to cope To deal with this new circumstance in her life she went back her roots where she found the will to conquer the world For both of these characters, the thing that brought them back to the living was BLACK THUNDER An old wooden rollercoaster that allowed them to face their fears and feel alive again I m grateful I stuck with the story to see what it had to offer Even though this book is old give it a whirl and see what you think STANDALONE

  4. says:

    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 same book Awesome stuff.As usual, the audiobook version was the way to go for me with this novel Such a talented narrator Pirate voices Slow Southern drawl Children I wish she hadn t died and could narrate novels.

  5. says:

    WHAT A RIDE ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL LOVED IT Review to come image error

  6. says:

    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.

  7. says:

    By Susan Elizabeth Phillips Grade AWhen 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, kind of book look again.From a dilapidated South Carolina amusement park to the shimmering glamour of Hollywood, orphaned Honey Jane Moon became the most famous child star in America by challenging the world with her fists swinging But little girls have to grow up someday, and the passionate woman she becomes loves as fiercely as she lives, changing forever the destinies of two famous men.DASH COOGAN The last of the movies cowboy heroes, trapped on a screen too small to contain a legend.ERIC DILLON Hollywood s bad boy, whose dark, seductive appeal and blazing talent hide a painful secret that has scarred his soul.For Honey Moon, who swears she can touch eternity on a roller coaster, true love and a family she can call her own are just one breathtaking ride away The name didn t encourage me I thought at first that this book was going to be about someone s honeymoon which didn t much appeal to me But no, Honey Jane Moon, is the name of the delightful heroine of this novel Brought up in a dilapidated South Carolina amusement park, she makes the trek to Hollywood at age sixteen and ends up as the child star of a hit television show, playing a character much younger than her real age There are two actors on the show as well Dash Coogan, a middle aged cowboy, who plays her father on the show, and Eric Dillon, a young hunk, who plays her love interest who spurns her, a role he repeats in Honey s real life while they are together on the show.As I said before, Honey Moon is not your typical romance It is at times gritty, heartbreaking, soul searching and uplifting Like Rolling Thunder the roller coaster of redemption that plays a prominent role in the life of Honey Jane Moon, it s a story with ups and downs, twists and turns The lead characters Honey, Dash and Eric are part of the Walking Wounded They hide their secrets behind carefully constructed facades they are actors, after all They are emotionally hot and cold and sometimes not very likable, but their complexities and personal odysseys make them worth the read.Honey, an orphan, has been raised in an environment of neglect She has learned to take care of herself and everybody else but, above all, never to depend on anyone else Dash, a former alcoholic, is a man s man who has developed a thick veneer because of his own childhood abandonment issues Eric, the Golden Boy with a well healed family background, seemingly has a carefree life, but he lives with his own private demons after one reckless night that results in deeply tragic circumstances.Dash is paternalistic and a loner, seemingly content to be on his own Eric is aloof and cold hearted All three seem not to need anyone But scratch the surface and their deepest wounds are exposed as well as their deepest vulnerabilities Honey is stubbornly independent and desperately needy Honey is a character who is perfectly amazing in this girl woman coming of age book I cried at her pain and laughed at her spunkiness It is not only a strong love story, but it is women s fiction at its best The romance in the book is generally pretty good, but the interesting part of the book is Honey s growth from a tough, unloved girl, to an emotionally dependent wife, to an independent and fully mature woman.Most romances would end with Dash and Honey coming to terms with their changing feelings for one another We get a glimpse of the healing that is taking place as the two are able to fill the empty spaces in one another s broken souls It was at this point in the book that I really began to understand Honey and Dash and how deeply they felt they were unworthy of being loved But unlike the happily ever after of most romances, tragedy separates them and leaves Honey in a state of numb reality All the while, Eric goes from being on top of the world to plunging into a dark abyss It s a gritty and gutsy plot twist And the emotions are so very real It is quite a metaphor with Rolling Thunder taking us on a hair raising plunge into the anguish of their world.Eric and Honey drift through a numbing routine until fate brings them together again When Eric and Honey couple for the first time and it is not an act that can be called lovemaking it is an almost desperate need to connect on a basic human level, to feel alive again rather than to feel so despondent and lonely It is not all hearts and flowers, but there s enough of a spark of intimacy that their defenses begin to thaw just a little Still there s to come.It is raw, sad, bemusing and bittersweet with moments of tenderness But stick with it and you will find a story about hope, self actualization, and not giving up I always read it with hankies nearby and find myself thinking about the courageousness of the characters long after I finish the final chapter.As usual, Susan Elizabeth Phillips is adept at adding touches of humor and creating interesting, multi dimensional characters It s a good read Nevertheless, if you re reading it just for the romance, you will find it only marginally satisfying You will be disappointed by the lack of thorough interactions between her and Eric later in the book, and the complexities of her falling in love with her father figure Dash as a young adult Also, you will feel there is too much unnecessary information that is not needed for a romance development, yet makes a stunning impact as a dramatic fiction.Honey Moon is a terrific story about life, people and circumstances surrounding the good and bad of both I highly recommend this book to everyone It certainly will not disappoint even the most cynical reader.Originally reviewed at www.vaultofbooks.com

  8. says:

    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 for her family and stops at nothing She is the everyday teen sweet, determined, ambitious and has an almost infectious enthusiasm, but with a difference She may not be perfect, but who is What she is, makes you love her and root for her till the end which is of course happy I was opposed to the idea of Honey and Dash in the beginning, but they grew on me gradually and I was heartbroken when they separated It was just full of anguish and made me cry buckets Dash s love for Honey was true and about as pure as it comes I could feel Honey s grief very keenly It is never easy to love and be loved by a person who gave up everything just to be with you It splits your soul Dash s fall from fame is the most depressing thing that happens in the book.Eric, on the other hand, is a tortured soul falsely accused of molesting his little girls, the only people he loves than himself Being forced to stay away from your children can be about as emotionally heavy as anything It just broke my heart.Honey Moon is all about courage, love and second chances You don t come across such good books every day It made me value people around me even What touched me the most was this quote by Honey. Families are funny things People who have them don t always appreciate them But ifyou ve grown up without one, it s sometimes hard to find your place in the world In the end, it s all about the people who love you and make life worth living.

  9. says:

    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.

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