Honey Moon

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It's the stuff dreams are made of. Hollywood discovers a South Carolina Orphan, Honey Jane Moon, and makes her a star. She lives a roller coaster life.

Now she's all grown up, a child star no longer, but still dramatic and passionate. Two men -- Dash Coogan, a cowboy movie legend, and Eric Dillion, the town's bad boy -- know how fiercely she loves and lives. What Honey wants is the family she never had. She'll take the man who latches onto her dreams -- and who can hang on for ...

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Overview

It's the stuff dreams are made of. Hollywood discovers a South Carolina Orphan, Honey Jane Moon, and makes her a star. She lives a roller coaster life.

Now she's all grown up, a child star no longer, but still dramatic and passionate. Two men -- Dash Coogan, a cowboy movie legend, and Eric Dillion, the town's bad boy -- know how fiercely she loves and lives. What Honey wants is the family she never had. She'll take the man who latches onto her dreams -- and who can hang on for the ride!

"Compulsively readable." B-O-T Editorial Review Board

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Phillips's new novel, a psychology-driven tale of tortured yet shallow characters, can't touch her earlier, delightful Hot Shot. Honey Jane Moon is only 16 but has been her family's commanding force for years when she decides to drive her pretty cousin Chantal Booker from South Carolina to California to audition for TV's Dash Coogan Show. Dash, ``the last of America's movie cowboy heroes'' is indeed impressed--but by Honey, whom he picks to play his daughter. Although suddenly tossed into life's fast lane, Honey still wants just what she always wanted: a close-knit family and some affection. Her South Carolina kin live with her, but their closeness resembles the adhesion of leeches. Dash, who learned about relationships from his ex-wives, turns a cold shoulder to Honey, who desperately needs him to be a real-life father figure, while Eric Dillon, Honey's ``dark, sullen, and gorgeous'' co-star, stomps on the puppy love she has to offer. Yet it is only through their complicated relationships that Honey, Dash and Eric can finally exorcise their personal demons. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671735937
  • Publisher: Pocket Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 640,191
  • Product dimensions: 4.16 (w) x 6.78 (h) x 1.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, romance's newest rising star, has been praised as "one of the best writers of contemporary fiction in the twentieth century" (Affaire de Coeur). With her delightful novels, including her most recent hits Dream a Little Dream and Nobody's Baby But Mine, she has touched the hearts and funny bones of readers -- and has soared onto both national and New York Times bestseller lists. A past recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Favorite Book of the Year award, and the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award, Susan Elizabeth Phillips lives with her husband and two sons.

Biography

Susan Elizabeth Phillips believes if Jane Austen were writing today, novels like Pride and Prejudice would be sitting on the bookshelf alongside the love stories that she and her fellow romance novelists pen. "Oh, and one more thing," she said, wagging her finger at a Chicago Tribune reporter in 1999, "Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy should have kissed at the end of that story, and if I'd have written it, they would have -- and it would have been a good kiss, too."

Such sass is Phillips' calling card, and since her 1994 football romance It Had to Be You, she’s been stitching threads of humor into her romance novels.

"I'm not a particularly funny person in person. I can't tell jokes, but it just seems like it happened when I started to write," she told The Romance Reader in 1997. "It wasn't anything that was planned. I'm a very intuitive writer; I just sort of let the characters talk to me, and they started saying funny things, so I wrote them down."

A schoolteacher until her first son was born, Phillips began writing in the early 1980s with her best friend and neighbor. The two were both regular readers and decided to try their hand at a book of their own, plotting their story during nightly bike rides with their toddlers in tow. They got the name of a publisher at Dell who liked the book and published it under the pen name Justine Cole.

Her friend moved into a legal career, but Phillips continued writing and publishing, this time under her own name. She released what she calls her "big books," titles like Fancy Pants and Honey Moon featuring Hollywood starlets and jet-setting London socialites.

Her stories, she has said, moved outside of the mainstream after that. She gives her romantic characters emotional wounds and personal difficulties that often impede their inevitable happy endings. But without such obstacles, there would be no story.

"I've grown increasingly interested in writing about family dynamics and much less interested in sticking a psychopath with a gun in any of my books," she said in an interview with the web site iVillage. "Technically, I've simply learned how to capitalize on my own distinctive voice and how to be a better storyteller."

The healing process that the characters go through is what makes the novels work. "Creative plotting adds sparkle, and entertaining, well-drawn secondary characters round out the novel, but it is the growing, healing relationship between the protagonists and how they finally form a family that touches the heartstrings and makes this contemporary romance an unforgettable read," the Library Journal wrote in a review of Phillips' 2000 book First Lady.

The dialogue, she has said, is also important. The exchanges in romance novels are satisfying to women who love to communicate, she told USA Today. "Women really like to talk. That's one of our processes. We talk to gather information. Women love the connection that comes from conversation," she said. "My husband says we broadcast. He thinks through things before he talks, but he says women just kind of broadcast until they zero in on what they want to say."

Phillips has also disputed the notion that romance novels are nothing more than books about "throbbing thighs." They aren't about sex, she told the Chicago Tribune in 1992, but are instead complicated fictions about women taking charge of their lives and being the stories' heroes.

"The woman always wins the man," she said, "and he always gets tamed in the end."

Good To Know

Phillips wanted to publish her first novel under the pseudonym Chastity Savage, but her best friend and co-author nixed the idea.

Though two of her books -- It Had to Be You and This Heart of Mine -- have football plots, Phillips doesn't consider herself much of a sports fan. "In my mind, if you don't have to wear mascara to do it, it doesn't count as recreation," she told Book Page.

Her family helps her keep the details straight. Husband Bill was her technical adviser on describing Dallie Beaudine's golf game in Fancy Pants, and son Zach's interest in knives, guns, and dead insects surfaced in Teddy, the son of the novel's leading lady. He also wrote and recorded a companion CD to her title This Heart of Mine, which is available from her web site.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2011

    NOOK edition needs editing

    The story is delightful, and the characters fascinating. Unfortunately when the eBook was scanned, someone forgot to edit it. Li as in Life became Ufe, and most of the exclamation marks became 1s. Hills became Hulls with an umlaut over the u. This was so distracting that it diminished the power of the story. I always enjoy Ms. Phillips's books, so I found this version disappointing. I hope that BN will correct this oversight.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2011

    Love SEP!

    I have not read a Susan Elizabeth Phillips book that I did not like. Honey Moon was no exception. Her roller coaster ride from poverty to stardom to true love is wonderful. On a bad note...The ebook editing was pretty bad. There were a lot of misspelled words and letter substitutions. It became pretty annoying.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2013

    Kai

    I love mincraft

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Mistyclaw

    Prepares to pounce on a fat mouse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2013

    Breezestar

    Padded in and looked around at the old medicine den.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Herbpaw

    Which of us is your apperentice? If im not i need to move on...im on a mission...im prepareing clans...evil...im sent from starclan...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Rainpaw

    "Is this main the camp?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Spiritkit

    Nodded and she gave the herbs to him

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Mousefoot

    She flicked her tail and dissapeared. Mousey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Frostshine

    ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Shimmerheart

    Well shes only 3 moons so I would wait about a moon before she can run or jump but shell be fine by the time shes an app :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Redtail

    Another cat is now yourmentor

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    Flowerpool

    My den

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    Great read

    Wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    Wonderful Book

    This was a wonderful SEP read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Great book!

    great read

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    This may be my favorite book ever. All of SEP's books are amazin

    This may be my favorite book ever. All of SEP's books are amazing, but of the 10 or so of them that I've read, this one is by far the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2012

    Best book she has written!

    I have read and loved several of this author's books, but this one is the best. This book is heartwarming and sweet and romantic with some of life's darker pieces intertwined. With the exception of some major typos this book is phenominal!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Echokit

    Ima do my other rp brb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Nova

    Honeykit! *follows her scent to find her strung up a tree. The red thing runs tword Nova. She dodges it and sclices its neck. Then she chuckes its body into a rivr. She trys to getHoneykit down...*

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