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This Heart of Mine – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips books but the Chicago stars series is a strong MEH on my side. The same formulaic approach that was found to sell books.

Not-so-hot but smart good looking chick has sex once with one of the Chicago stars players – who just happens to be either between girlfriends or single – and they are so outraged at the boldness that they get together. Side story involves a mature woman having sex with an elderly gentlemen and finding love in her golden years.

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Dream a Little Dream – Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Here’s another cute book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Still following the same formula where a cute redhead meets a grumpy older man and they get together – followed by a side plot where another 30-year old mousy virgin gets it on with the town single hot pastor. I knew what I was going to get and I still read it and found it quite entertaining.

“Ironic, isn’t it, what religion does to people?”
“I guess it’s more ironic what people do to to people.”

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Match Me if You Can – Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book Review

After last year’s fiasco with Heaven, Texas, I tried another book from Ms. Phillips and I must say this was all right, even better, it was funny. A rom-com with little drama 🙂

It still featured a bossy red-hair girl just over 30 who falls in love with a hunky football agent after getting hired as his professional match-maker and then being the match herself. Plot was paper thin to begin with as you knew they would end up together but the book was filled with humour and unexpected situations that would probably make a better rom-com movie than that piece of trash “Mamma Mia!” (and the sequel).

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Heaven, Texas – Susan Elizabeth Phillips Book Review – Worst book of the year award

I love the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips. There was the one with the circus, the one with the southern belle trying to keep her house, the one with the unlikely on-set romance between a teen and an ageing co-star and then there were the Chicago Bulls all stars books which I wasn’t so thrilled about but read anyway.

Nobody’s baby but mine * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips * Natural Born Charmer

It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

This latest Romance book I had to put down several times during reading as it bored the hell out of me with cliches but then I stuck to it last night and I finally managed to finish it. And yes, it did make me laugh a couple of times but mostly it brought up two ideas in my head.

Idea number 1: Some girls might use this as a guide to get a guy out of their league and it won’t go well for them

Idea number 2: While this might seem like a love story to some, I saw some really dark and disturbing things in it which (if tackled) would have made this a great thriller book.

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It had to be you * Susan Elizabeth Philips

Phoebe is a sexy underestimated daughter of a football owner (Chicago Stars). When her father sudden dies she inherits his team. Unfortunately, her father’s “gift” wasn’t given out of kindness. Her father had always seen her as a failure and this opportunity to run the team was a test. She must win the championship or she will lose any inheritance.

Dan is the cocky coach of the Chicago Stars. He has little faith in the new owner of the team. Butting heads and misunderstandings overshadow their relationship. The chemistry between these two is best summarized by them:

”I guess we’re like oil and water.” -Phoebe
”I’d say we’re more like gasoline and a blowtorch.” -Dan

It Had To Be You just celebrated its 20th year in publication. It has some cheesy moments but that seems to be common with books written in the 90’s. Also be warned there is a rape in the book, remembered assault plus a fake one. If you are squeamish about violence, do not read this book.

On the bright side, the asshole who assaulted and destroyed Phoebe’s future relationships with men gets what’s coming to him, in the form of Dan’s fists (and also of some of the team mates). Well played!

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Nobody’s baby but mine * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

I have dived deep into the Chicago Stars series with Susan Elizabeth Phillips * Natural Born Charmer and now “Nobody’s baby but mine”.
It’s the story of genius physics professor, Dr. Jane Darlington, who after reaching her 34th birthday decides to have a baby by any means. Afraid that going to a sperm bank will leave her with a med student ‘s high-iq sperm, she agrees to her neighbour’s scheme to be the high-class hooker for Cal Bonner’s birthday.
It was very lucky that her ovulation period fell on the same date as the hunk’s birthday!

Cal Bonner is perfect for her. A warrior, muscular and strong but dumb as a whistle, she performs her “seduction” and after two meetings, she’s pregnant!
Unfortunately, this good ol’ boy is a lot smarter than he lets on, and he’s not about to be used by a brainy, baby-mad schemer.

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips * Natural Born Charmer

Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard is the luckiest man in the world: a bona-fide sports superstar and the pride of the NFL with a profitable side career as a buff billboard model for End Zone underwear. But life in the glory lane has started to pale, and Dean has set off on a cross-country trip to figure out what’s gone wrong. When he hits a lonely stretch of Colorado highway, he spies something that will shake up his gilded life in ways he can’t imagine. A young woman . . . dressed in a beaver suit.

I have to start with this: WTF??? Headless beaver? Seriously?? I was on the floor laughing because of this. I didn’t read the summary (as my bad–and-not-so-bad habit dictates) so the surprise was awesome! I knew I’d fall in love with this book, and I did. It was insanely good.

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Susan Elizabeth Phillips * What I did for love

I think I’m becoming a fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillips! Her books are always so dramatic and the love stories so intense, I have to leave at least a couple of months between the books. As a quick list, here are the books I read so far and their reviews:

Are you ready for the latest News Flash??

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Ain’t She Sweet * Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Ain’t She Sweet? Not exactly . . .

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she’d sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But fifteen years have passed, and life has taught Sugar Beth its toughest lessons. Now she’s come home–broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

She’s sassy, with a good head on her shoulders and a beautiful soul inside.

“It runs in the family. And don’t expect me to be ashamed. Yankees lock away loony relatives, but down here, we prop ’em up on parade floats and march ’em through the middle of town.”

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Breathing room * Susan Elizabeth Phillips review

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