The Great Escape by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Offers humor, heart and characters you’ll cheer for. Romantic women’s fiction at its best.


Perennial New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips now provides her fans with The Great Escape from ordinary women’s romantic fiction.

One of today’s most beloved writers, the incomparable Phillips follows up her utterly beguiling hit, Call Me Irresistible (“Phillips at her very best. Romantic, funny, sexy, and poignant” —Kristin Hannah) with a sequel that’s equally impossible to resist. Returning in The Great Escape are some of Phillips’s most adored characters, including headstrong, impetuous ex-president’s daughter, Lucy Jorik, who’s just abandoned her fiancé, Ted “Mr. Irresistible” Beaudine, at the altar. Now she’s looking for adventure—and perhaps a little romance—embarking on a wild and hilariously unpredictable road trip that begins on the back of a rather menacing-looking stranger’s motorcycle. The winner of more Favorite Book of the Year Awards than any other romance author, including Nora Roberts, Susan Elizabeth Phillips offers her fans an Escape to remember, and they’ll certainly want to come back for more!


About Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She's the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.
Published July 10, 2012 by William Morrow. 607 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
Peak Rank on Jul 29 2012
Weeks as Bestseller
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Offers humor, heart and characters you’ll cheer for. Romantic women’s fiction at its best.

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Reviewed by Dabney on Apr 20 2013

Sadly, the end of the novel is, in all sorts of ways, the pits...There’s a spouse/spawn epilogue as treacley as any I’ve encountered. If I could burn books...the last twenty pages of this book would be toast.

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Reviewed by Stephanie Gurnsey Higgins on Oct 02 2012

If you’ve read the earlier SEP books with Nealy and Mat Jorik then you might enjoy getting to see Lucy have her own happy ever after.

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Reviewed by Maggie Boyd

Once upon a time, Susan Elizabeth Phillips wrote a terrific novel about a bride... Unfortunately, that isn't this book. That book is Hot Shot. This book might be more accurately called Hot Mess.

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Reviewed by Tori on Jul 10 2012

While Ms. Phillips will always remain an author whose stories I have enjoyed in the past and present, I honestly feel that The Great Escape was not the best of her abilities

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Reviewed by Rowena on Aug 14 2012

SEP writes a story that will make you glad that you finished even though you wanted to strangle each and every single one of her characters just moments before.

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