★BOOK REVIEW★Heaven, Texas by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


My rating

I enjoyed myself in Heaven, Texas, only SEP could make me fall for such an improbable duo!

Book Infos

51ruGsveD+L._SX308_BO1,204,203,200_Come heck or high water, Gracie Snow is determined to drag the legendary ex-jock Bobby Tom Denton back home to Heaven, Texas, to begin shooting his first motion picture. Despite his dazzling good looks and killer charm, Bobby Tom has reservations about being a movie star — and no plans to cooperate with a prim and bossy Ohio wallflower whom he can’t get off his mind or out of his life. Instead, the hell-raising playboy decides to make her over from plain Jane to Texas wildcat.

But nothing’s more dangerous than a wildcat with an angel’s heart in a town too small for a bad boy to hide. And all hell breaks loose when two unforgettable people discover love, laughter, passion — and a match that can only be made in Heaven.

Author : Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Title : Heaven Texas
Series : Chicago Stars #2

Number of pages : –
Publisher : 
Release Date :  April 1st, 1995
Genre : Contemporary

My Review

Heaven_texas_alleskelle_cast2As SEP recently revealed the cover of her upcoming 8th Chicago Star series’ novel, I was chatting with friends and realized although I enjoyed the series so far, I still hadn’t read book 2 and 6.

I decided then to not leave book 2 unread —or let’s say I felt motivated by threatening OCD friends, and that’s how I’ve found myself spending my Tuesday in the charming company of Bobby Tom Denton, in Heaven Texas.

Said no one ever.


The man had charming only his name… Strike that. His name was all but charming. I mean, Bobby Tom. I couldn’t read the hero’s name without chuckling. 

But leave it to SEP to make me fall under the charm of an improbable duo. Bobby Tom Denton and Gracie Snow are 2 different people that everything opposed. He’s rich, she’s poor, he’s famous, she’s homely, he’s exuberant, she’s reserved, he’s cocky, she’s no nonsense, he’s overtly sexual… She is a virgin. Yes.

A 30 years old virgin sent to babysit a cocky retired football player reconverted movie star.


I liked the idea a lot, I know it does sound cliché, but for what it’s worth, I think if someone could pull this up it definitely was SEP. 

With promises of banter, teasing, and awkward situations, I let myself wander in Heaven, Texas… And despite Bobby Tom existence, I truly enjoyed myself there. 

Let it be absolutely clear : the hero of this story is a chauvinistic asshole doubled as a misogynistic prick! Oh yes.

The heroine, despite her naivety and out of this world gullibility, was endearing and charming. She was an interesting mix of clueless and feisty woman, and I enjoyed watching her emancipate as the story evolved.


Overall a nice story, not sure about the romance part though. For all I could witness, it was mostly one-sided gullible woman’s crush more than an actual relationship with shared feelings. I had troubles coming along with the hero’s  douchebaggery, even if he did redeem himself in the end, there were too many occurrences of his conceited male stupidity for me to enjoy the book entirely.

But Susan Elizabeth Phillips sure does how to tell a story, and despite my qualms regarding the nature of the hero, I enjoyed the verbal joust, cheered for the heroine to get her act on, and even hoped for Bobby Tom’s soul. He could be charming in a way… I guess?

These books can be read out of order, no problem! And if you aren’t acquainted yet with the absolute reading pleasure that is Susan Elizabeth Phillips, her Chicago Star series is the perfect way to get started!

Author Bio

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS is a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestseller, whose books are published in over 30 different languages. 

If you’d like to know more, including info on her newest book, whether any of her books will be made into movies, how to get an autographed book, where she gets her ideas, please visit her

website http://susanelizabethphillips.com/

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    1. says: Alleskelle Blogs But Mostly Reads

      She’s fantastic! I managed to truly enjoy the book even though I hated the hero’s guts. LOL

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