The Chicago Stars by Susan Elizabeth PhillipsRequirements:
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Susan Elizabeth Phillips, soared into the New York Times bestseller list with her 1998 smash Dream A Little Dream, and remained there through two subsequent novels, Lady Be Good and First Lady. In addition to being the only two-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Favorite Book of the Year award, she also holds Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Susan delights fans by touching hearts as well as funny bones with her wonderfully whimsical and modern fairy tales. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is a wife and the mother of two grown sons.
IT HAD TO BE YOU *1
The Windy City isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville—the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. And Phoebe is definitely not prepared for the Stars' head coach Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. Calebow is everything Phoebe abhors. And the sexy new boss is everything Dan despises—a meddling bimbo who doesn't know a pigskin from a pitcher's mound.
HEAVEN, TEXAS *2
After taking the Chicago Stars to new heights and winning two Super Bowls, injuries bring Bobby Tom's football career to an abrupt end. Bobby Tom is talked into starring in a new action film by Windmill Studios. When Bobby Tom fails to show up for filming, Windmill Studios sends an unsuspecting Gracie to drag the reluctant Bobby Tom to the film location.
Poor innocent Gracie is both unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with the wild and unpredictable Bobby Tom. What do you do with a man who claims he will marry the woman who can pass his mandatory football quiz?
After Gracie finally manages to get Bobby Tom to the movie location outside his old home town of Heaven, Texas, she finds her troubles are just beginning. Falling in love with this complex man can only bring her grief. Besides, with Gracie's limited sports knowledge how could she ever pass "The Quiz"?
NOBODY'S BABY BUT MINE *3
Genius physics professor Dr. Jane Darlington, 34, is a novice in matters of the heart. After her only romance breaks up, Jane hears her biological clock ticking. But deciding to have a child is easier than finding a father for the baby. Treated like a freak most of her life, Jane is determined to spare her child that pain. Most sperm donors are intelligent medical students; she needs someone with good genes, but not too smart.
The Chicago Stars linemen tell football groupie Jodie Pulanski they want to give a woman to quarterback Cal Bonner for his 36th birthday. Making her own deal, Jodie promises a classy hooker. When she hears Jane despondently discuss having a baby, Jodie has a devious brainstorm.
Jane finds herself portraying inept hooker Rose Bud and seducing Cal. When Jodie lets slip what Jane's doing, Cal furiously insists that Jane marry him so their child will have a legal father. They both plan to go their own way, but media hoopla soon puts a stop to that.
Escaping to his hometown, Cal drags along a guilt-ridden Jane. To spare his family pain from their breakup, Cal asks Jane to act obnoxiously to alienate everyone. Annie Glide, Cal's wise and witty hillbilly grandmother, sees through the charade and begins meddling. There's more than one way to get a Bonner man.
DREAM A LITTLE DREAM *4
Fate handed Rachel Stone another nasty blow when her ancient car died in Salvation, N.C. With nine dollars to her name and a five-year-old son to take care of, Rachel is desperate enough to do anything. Run out of this town years earlier, Rachel knows her reception will not be positive. Rachel's late husband, G. Dwayne Snopes, was a TV evangelist who ripped off the citizens of Salvation before dying in a plane crash. There was also the matter of a missing $5 million. By returning to town, Rachel hopes to find a clue that will lead her to the missing money.
Since the death of his wife and son, Gabe Bonner has been an emotional zombie. His worried family treats him like spun glass. For something to do, Gabe has been restoring an old drive-in. When Rachel turns up looking for a job, Gabe does his best to run her off. The realization that both she and little Edward are nearly starving forces him to reconsider. His hiring Rachel does not sit well with the townspeople and Gabe's brother Ethan. Being a reverend, Ethan has a hard time forgiving Rachel for her perceived involvement in her husband's schemes.
The snarling and snapping that Gabe and Rachel indulge in has the unique effect of resurrecting both their spirits. Any hope for the future, however, will require major emotional reconciliation and forgiveness.
THIS HEART OF MINE *5
Chicago Stars Quarterback Kevin Tucker has captivated and incensed Molly Somerville forever. And despite being the sister of the teams owner, he doesnt notice Molly until they both end up staying at the Calebows vacation home.
When Molly recklessly acts on her longstanding crush and takes advantage of Kevin, there are unexpected consequences. A hasty marriage seems like the best solution, but Kevins unforgiving anger is deep-seated. Only after seeing Molly spiral into depression once she has a miscarriage does he decide to take action by bringing Molly to a converted B&B he inherited from his minister parents. Will this mismatched pair divorce before the honeymoon is over?
MATCH ME IF YOU CAN *6
In a family of overachievers, Annabelle Granger is struggling to find her own niche. When her grandmother dies, Annabelle inherits her small matchmaking business—something she thinks she can do. But the only way to successfully launch Perfect for You will be by nabbing a high-profile client.
Sports agent extraordinaire Heath Champion has made it to the top of a ruthless industry. The only thing lacking in his life is the perfect wife. He contracts with another matchmaking service but is intrigued by Annabelle's determined pitch. He decides to pit both agencies against each other.
Heath finds that having Annabelle present at his initial meetings with prospective "wives" is calming and efficient. Annabelle, meanwhile, is on a mission to find Heath the perfect match, no matter what—even if it breaks her own heart.
NATURAL BORN CHARMER *7
Heading to his newly purchased farm in Garrison, Tenn., Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard finds himself diverted by the sight of a woman in a beaver suit stomping down the road. Angry doesn't begin to cover artist Blue Bailey's feelings about her ex-boyfriend's behavior. Entertained by the explosive confrontation, Dean offers Blue a ride when it becomes apparent she has little cash and no job. Blue's failure to fall at his feet is a breath of fresh air, and Dean wants to keep her around.
Upon arriving at the farm, Dean is dumbfounded to discover that the "housekeeper" who has been taking care of renovations is his estranged, recovering-alcoholic mother, April. Dean's dysfunctional family life gets even more complicated when his 11-year-old half-sister, Riley, turns up after having run away from their rock-star father. Dysfunction is something Blue understands, so she becomes the unlikely lifeline between the parties. But does she dare risk her own emotions?Download Instructions:Download from UptoBOX