Chicago Stars

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Match Me If You Can (#21 on our Top 100 list)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on August 6, 2005 Susan Elizabeth Phillips easily rates as one of my top three favorite romance authors. I mourned the ending of her Chicago Stars/Bonner Brothers series in 2001, and was therefore delighted to discover that Match Me If You Can not only p ...

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Heaven, Texas (#52 on our Top 100 Romances List)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on March 6, 1999 Heaven, Texas is the second book in Susan Elizabeth Phillip's football series, all of which can be read independently from one another. The first book in her football series is It Had To Be You, continues with Nobody's Baby But Mine, and ...

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This Heart of Mine (#55 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on January 11, 2011 It's always such a thrill when a long anticipated book lives up to expectations. Readers who loved It Had to be You and Nobody's Baby But Mine have been waiting a long time for Kevin and Molly's story, and I'm so glad to say that this ...

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Dream a Little Dream (#82 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on February 23, 1999 Dream A Little Dream is my very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Have I been living under a rock somewhere? In a manner of speaking, I guess I have, but it's pretty comfy under here, with no controversy to speak of. Which brings me wh ...

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Natural Born Charmer (#97 on AAR's Top 100 Romances)

An AAR Top 100 Romance originally published on December 17, 2000 A famous, wealthy, fabulously attractive, professional football star driving down the road in his Aston Martin sees a sweaty woman marching down the side of the road in a beaver costume and decides to give her a ride. Attractive scen ...

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First Star I See Tonight

Finally! This is what longtime fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips have been asking for: another Chicago Stars book! But after years away from the Chicago Stars, how would this stand up? While it hasn’t toppled my all-time favorite – Match Me If You Can – it comes pretty close. Normally I’m all ...

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Natural Born Charmer

What you start out with here is definitely not what you ultimately get. With opening scenes decidedly on the wacky side, Natural Born Charmer soon evolves into the story of a group of wounded people coming to terms with themselves and the mess they've made (with the help of others) of their lives. ...

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Nobody's Baby But Mine

As I began reading Nobody’s Baby But Mine for the third time to prepare for writing this review, I had such a smile on my face. I knew I was in for a delightful time because this book is delectable – absolutely delectable. This type of witty repartee doesn’t get old and Susan Elizabeth Phillip ...

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This Heart of Mine

When it comes to Susan Elizabeth Phillips, I absolutely love It Had to be You and Lady Be Good but I have had less luck with Nobody's Baby But Mine and Dream a Little Dream. Still, like many of her fans, I have been looking forward to catching up with Molly Somerville and Kevin Tucker from earlier b ...

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Dream a Little Dream

Ever put a book down with the intention of finishing it and then just letting it sit there for weeks on end until finally, you tell yourself you're gonna finish the story, no matter what? Well, that's what I did with Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Dream A Little Dream and now I'm kicking myself that I di ...