It Had to Be You

It Had to Be You Book Cover It Had to Be You
Chicago Stars
Susan Elizabeth Phillips


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 ready for the Stars' head coach, former gridiron legend 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.

So why is Dan drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat-seeking missile? And why does the coach's good ol' boy charm leave cosmopolitan Phoebe feeling awkward, tongue-tied . . . and ready to fight?

The sexy, heartwarming, and hilarious "prequel" to This Heart of Mine—Susan Elizabeth Phillips's New York Times bestselling blockbuster—It Had To Be You is an enchanting story of two stubborn people who believe in playing for keeps.

Foxy's Review:

***4.5 NOW stars***

You’re my only failure. My only failure, Phoebe.


Perfect book for getting in the spirit of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII (2/2/2014).

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.

Ron 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. This was my first book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips and it won’t be my last.

It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) Heaven, Texas (Chicago Stars, #2) Nobody's Baby But Mine (Chicago Stars, #3) Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4) This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars, #5) Match Me If You Can (Chicago Stars, #6) Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7)

Author: Foxy

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