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It Had to Be You Absolutely fantastic read In fact, i might say, the best I ve read this year and the book was first published almost over 20 years ago facepalm so, in my eyes, the words it s never too late and never say never have a whole new meaning considering the genre.This book can t be presented through out the re telling of the storyline, cause that would be impossible to do without spilling it all and spoiling itso, I m gonna stick to the old folks saying less is But to appease my own soul cause of the need to express my admiration and thrill i had during and after the reading, I will add this you might think according to the blurb that this is another case of a light rom com sport drama la Jerry McGuire and in some aspects, yeah, I guess it isbut it s also so much Incredible, effortless writing pulls you in from page one into the world of sport drama and intrigue with multiple layered characters that feel so palpably raw and real as you watch them interact, feel, express their thoughts and emotionsThen you are enveloped into this thrill of action sequences, emotional rollercoaster with a touch of suspense and twist that you suddenly realize you ve been holding your breath for quite a while and the relief from exhaling is substantialy close to a complete catharsisHighly recommendedAnd once again, thanks Anna s Ramblings for pointing out this author to me WOW What an amazing read, and although I don t often read sports romance books especially football..hey I m Canadian if anything, I d read a romance with hockey..Eh..LOL this was really good This happeneda lotwhile reading this story I really, really, really liked Dan I loved his complexity, strength, loyalty, gentleness, and his own desire for a HEA.He is not what I m used to in a hero , but he was written beautifully He just seemed SO real, with many layers.I was wonderful to read how frustrated, and angry Dan would get when trying to talk to, or even relate to Phoebe and Phoebe, you were AMAZING Your upbringing and what happened to you broke my heart, but GIRRRL YOU ARE A SURVIVOR You did what you had to do in order to survive and what amazed me about your character was that you did not become cold and bitter, but if anything you were insecure but never let it show , and yet still so strong and able to adapt to any and all situations brilliantly All you ever wanted was to be accepted and loved LOVED THIS STORY Definitely one of my favorites 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.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 themI guess we re like oil and waterPhoebeI d say we re like gasoline and a blowtorchDanIt 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 SERIES I don t care that this book was first published 20 years ago Actually I think that is why I thought it was FANFREAKINGTASTIC Seriously, ladies you will absolutely love Dan Calebow I sure did I hope to get back to do a complete review because this book deserves one RL is just a bit hectic at the moment This one is going on my favorites shelf and I will recommend it to everyone too It was sexy, sweet and funny And Pooh. Instagram Twitter Facebook PinterestPhoebe Summerville is like a cross between Elle Woods and Peg Bundy she s rich, she s tacky, everyone writes her off as a dumb bimbo However, she s quite a bit clever and complicated than anyone gives her credit for, including her father, who disliked her so much that he decided to screw with her from beyond the grave instead of being disinherited as per his original plan, he s giving her his football team, the Chicago Stars, for a year If the team loses the NFL playoffs, she gets 100,000 and ownership reverts to her icky cousin, Reed If she wins, she keeps the team Damned if she does, damned if she doesn t.Dan Calebow, the coach of the Stars, is highly displeased when he finds out who the new owner is He s even displeased when he finds himself inexplicably attracted to her I know the Goodreads blurb describes him as a sexist jock taskmaster with a one track mind , but this doesn t even come close to describing what a piece of work this man is, and what he does to Phoebe.First, let me say that I loved the premise behind this book I love books that show that women can be fashionable, girly, ditzy, and smart Legally Blonde and Clueless are two of my favorite movies, and for a while I thought this book was going to be like that, with Phoebe learning about management and football while also teaching the players the bend and snap Because Phoebe was a great character, and her tacky, over the top 90s outfits are all kinds of awesome.My problem with the book is Dan Just Dan And while it seems a bit harsh, I know, to lower the ratings of a book so dramatically just because one of the characters ticked me off, Dan is the love interest and one of the narrators, so he s kind of inescapable In the first scene from his POV, we re led to believe that he s having sex with a sixteen year old high school cheerleader In actuality, it s his ex wife, Valerie, who likes to play kinky roleplaying games, but I felt like I was led on way too long into thinking that this hero is actually the type of man to sleep with underage women.Minus one.Dan is also kind of creepy Even as he s having kinky sex with his ex wife, he s shopping for the next one, and eventually hones in on a preschool teacher named Sharon Anderson So he s dating this girl while having sex with his ex wife and having sexual thoughts about Phoebe The worst part is, Sharon never finds out about any of this Dan breaks up with her eventually, and tells her it s because she wasn t what he was looking for after all, and that s the end of it Poor Sharon never finds out.Minus two.At one point, Dan and his ex wife are planning rape play When Phoebe drops by unexpectedly, Dan mistakes her for his ex wife and drags her off into the woods while saying all these threatening things Phoebe, who is a rape victim, freaks out, and Dan doesn t realize anything is wrong until she starts screaming His excuse is that it s dark And he doesn t really feel as sorry as he should have.Minus three.Towards the end of the book, Dan tells Phoebe that he doesn t feel comfortable dating someone with the power to fire him.Minus four.Also, the inclusion of this line What good were curvy hips and full breasts if she couldn t let a man caress them, if they would never bring a baby into the world or nuture its new life142 Minus five.And the inclusion of this line Phoebe was a curvy, buxom , good time girl, custom designed by God for just this kind of romp239 .Minus sixPlus, there were some weird stylistic choices in the narrative style that just felt odd to me For example Her curved hips swayed in a sassy walk that seemed to have a language all its own Hot cha chaHot cha chaHot hotCha cha cha cha 55.I have no idea if this is a reference to something or what it s supposed to mean, but the author seems to like it, because she repeats it several times She has a couple favorite words that are also repeated several times, like peek a boo , sassy , and delirious This line was kind of weird as well Like plantation slaves, the National Football League s Chicago Stars had come to pay homage to the man who owned them 5.In addition to Dan, I also despised Molly, Phoebe s younger half sister She s such a sh t to her sister, despite everything Phoebe does for her Molly s not happy at school Phoebe changes schools for her Molly s not happy at home She gets to live with Phoebe Molly feels drab Phoebe offers to go clothes shopping with her How does Molly repay her By putting her down and making her feel bad about herself every chance she gets, and at one point, telling a stranger Dan that Phoebe hits her.How does Dan react to this In the end, he pretty much laughs it off It becomes a joke at the end.I loved Phoebe s character and I liked how she talked about what good people her horrible father s wives were She never slut shames any of her stepmothers and at one point says that they re strong women because they were survivors who did the best they could to live their lives I also loved her interactions with the players and with Ron, and her locker room speech was really cute I also liked how when she found out about Dan going out with Sharon, she didn t blame Sharon She blamed Dan Isn t that refreshing Blaming the cheater instead of the cheatee I thought so.Phoebe was clever and a schemer, and she wasn t afraid to live her life Even though she was raped, and suffered blow after blow to her self esteem, she learned to take advantage of the male gaze, and how to cow male bullies by beating them at their own game She was a wonderful, complicated, quirky heroine, and it made me so sad to see her paired off with such a terrible, terrible hero.The dated 90s references were so amusing Rows of payphones in a locker room Chokers LOL.P.S Donald Trump makes a random paragraph long cameo.2 to 2.5 stars. 5 STARS image error I just have no words to describe how much I loved this book It was amazing Maybe I was just in the right mood for this kind of read or maybe it really is a terrific read I just know that apart from LK s Travises series, I had never, ever enjoyed a contemporary romance as much as I did this one and the Travises And yes, it was that good for me Well maybe not that good, lol, but definitely the closest I will ever find.I loved Phoebe She was an amazing heroine Everything about her was so appealing She was just so broken and lost, and so many things were wrong with her at the beginning But we get to see her grow into the kind of person we all wanna be She still was very funny at the beginning, lol, so many scenes made me laugh so hard I had to stop reading the book and analyze them over and over again Oh Pooh He s the dog for those who have not read it yet , you were my favorite character, so sweet Phoebe was so strong and she definitely deserved her HEA Now let s get to the good stuff Yes Dan Calebow, I m talking about you What a hero You know, maybe it s just me that I have been reading paranormal for too long and heroes were always the same Dan was so different from every other hero I have read about so far He felt so real, I hated him at the beginning, and ended LOVING him, yes LOVING him How could I not He was so human, so real and had his personal demons to confront as Phoebe did Of course they made it work out at the end together, it s romance after all, lol, but the story makes you need to keep reading until you finish the it There s so many emotions enclosed in this book I wanted to laugh sometimes and cry others, even both at the same time I was frustrated and extremely exhilarated the next second That s how good the book is I don t know why so many did not gave than 3 stars to this book IMHO this was a terrific contemporary romance and I loved every second of it I m dying to read in this amazing series As always Ally you were right Here goes another book into my favs list Enjoy people, definitely a must read for romance lovers. Cannot go wrong with this book This was a re re re re read LOL I must read it nearly every fecking year I LOVE IT I love Dan I love Phoebe I LOVE SEP Thought I was updating on the kindle version but I seem to have been updating on the paperback one Sorry about that There will be two ratings on here then Both 5 stars and I am sure the next time I read it, it will still be FIVE stars. 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. Dan is alpha, opinionated, chauvanistic, thick skinned I LOVED HIM She was, without a doubt, the most worthless, spineless, silliest excuse for a human being he d ever met in his life This was a re read for me It was as good if not better the second time round.Phoebe was great She d been through a lot in her life and sort of came across as a brainless bimbo But she was far from brainless and not at all like a bimbo She sure doesn t know much about football In the third quarter she cheered when we went offside LOL, you and me both, Phoebe Haven t a clue about American Football What was his brainy bimbo up to now Ron was a great side kick He sure showed em The book is over 20 years old Can you tell Yes, but that doesn t take away from the enjoyment of the book It wasn t enough He wanted More of her sex Her heart Her soul I liked Molly too Great that she gets her own story in another book.I m glad my friends are discovering these books What If A Woman Who Knows Nothing About Sports Inherits A Professional Football Team The Windy City Definitely Isn T Ready For Phoebe Somerville, The Outrageous York Knockout Who S Taking Over Their Home Town Team And Phoebe Is Definitely Not Prepared For The Stars Head Coach Dan Calebow, A Sexist Jock Taskmaster With A One Track Mind This Is The Book That Began It All The Chicago Stars Are About To Take The Field And They Re Not The Only Ones Playing For Keeps


About the Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPSSusan Elizabeth Phillips is the creator of the sports romance, beginning with her 1989 bestseller, FANCY PANTS An internationally acclaimed author, her books have been published in over 30 languages She s the only four time recipient of the Romance Writers of America s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award, and a recipient of their Lifetime Achievement A


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