Review: Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Kiss an Angel
by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

blurbdividerPretty, flighty Daisy Devreaux can either go to jail or marry the mystery man her father has chosen for her. Arranged marriages don’t happen in the modern world, so how did the irrepressible Daisy find herself in this fix?

Alex Markov, as humorless as he is deadly handsome, has no intention of playing the loving bridegroom to a spoiled little feather-head with champagne tastes. He drags Daisy from her uptown life to a broken down traveling circus and sets out to tame her to his ways.

But this man without a soul has met his match in a woman who’s nothing but heart. Before long, passion will send them flying sky high without a safety net… risking it all in search of a love that will last forever.


This was my first book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and I instantly fell in love with all of the characters in this story.  Everyone had their own story to tell, but the gist of this is:Daisy Devreaux needed to marry Alex Markov, A Russian circus manager to say the least, a man chosen by his father to get entangled with, or else risk herself getting jailed. What’s an obedient, concerned girl got to do with his old, overbearing, dominating, arrogant old man?

It’s a wonderful book, with a love story that the romantics like me make them suffer until the end. Alex and Daisy hook you to their pages, and make you fall in love with the circus they live in, along with all the animals that are in there.

Alex is stubborn, dominant and very proud and a real hard worker. He has issues about life in general, fears for everyone’s welfare, afraid of love, and headstrong.  And it is because of that fear, that he had created a wall around him, and he never wanted anyone in. (Although that tale about Alex Markov’s Romanov history is a bit ridiculous).

Theodosia aka Daisy is all innocence, sweetness and love and has a huge heart for animals. She’s generous, courageous and always tries to see the good side of things. Inasmuch as I hate her father, I guess arranging a marriage with a questionably honorable Russian man did her good. He offered Alex her daughter Daisy to let him “discipline her” in their 6-months marriage. Alex obliged but he got other things on his mind on how to tame her. Everything changed when “studmuffin” Alex changed from his gorgeous wedding tuxedo into a Marlboro outfit.. YiiiHa!!

Meeting other “circus” characters was something Daisy needed since being with animals helped her overcome her fear of them. There’s the Siberian tiger, the mischievous baby elephant who got enamored with Daisy’s perfume and a loving gorilla named Glenna.

Of course, what’s a good book without the villains? Although I don’t consider Sheba as the main antagonist in the story, because she had a change of heart somewhere in the end.

I couldn’t put the book down! This is one of those books you don’t want to end and when it does the characters stay with you long after the last page is read. I am excited to pick up another SEPPIE (Susan Elizabeth Phillips) book. SEP PIE got me laughing and rolling with her brilliantly executed dialogues and sigh-inducing lines. Hoping to read more Susan Elizabeth Phillips soon!

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