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!