It Had to Be You

[PDF / Epub] ☃ It Had to Be You Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips – 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 What if a woman who knows nothing to Be PDF ✓ 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 It Had eBook ✓ 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 Had to Be PDF/EPUB ì Chicago Stars are about to take the field and they’re not the only ones playing for keeps.It Had to Be You

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPSSusan Elizabeth Phillips is the to Be PDF ✓ creator of the sports romance beginning with her bestseller FANCY PANTS An internationally acclaimed author her books have been published in over languages It Had eBook ✓ 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 Award Susan'.

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 376 pages
  • It Had to Be You
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • English
  • 07 May 2015
  • 9780380776832

10 thoughts on “It Had to Be You

  1. says:

    One word BLISS UICK REVIEWEnjoyment 455Writing style 55Storyline 55Hero 45Heroine 55Secondary characters 55 Hotnesschemistry 45 Romance 45 Angst 35Darkness level 25Humor 45 Depth of the book 55POV multiple 3rd person Triggers view spoilerrape hide spoiler

  2. says:

    The Windy City isn't uite 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 'roundPhoebe 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 uarter 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 'emThe 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 bookI'm glad my friends are discovering these books

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    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

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    45 NOW starsYou’re my only failure My only failure PhoebePerfect book for getting in the spirit of the upcoming Super Bowl XLVIII 222014Phoebe 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 inheritanceDan 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 like gasoline and a blowtorch” DanIt 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

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    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 uite 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 100000 and ownership reverts to her icky cousin Reed If she wins she keeps the team Damned if she does damned if she doesn'tDan 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 PhoebeFirst 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 awesomeMy 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 womenMinus oneDan 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 outMinus twoAt 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 haveMinus threeTowards the end of the book Dan tells Phoebe that he doesn't feel comfortable dating someone with the power to fire himMinus fourAlso 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 life? 142Minus fiveAnd the inclusion of this line Phoebe was a curvy buxom good time girl custom designed by God for just this kind of romp 239 Minus six Plus 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 55I 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 deliriousThis 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 5In addition to Dan I also despised Molly Phoebe's younger half sister She's such a sht 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 herHow does Dan react to this? In the end he pretty much laughs it off It becomes a joke at the endI 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 soPhoebe 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 uirky heroine and it made me so sad to see her paired off with such a terrible terrible heroThe dated 90s references were so amusing Rows of payphones in a locker room? Chokers? LOLPS Donald Trump makes a random paragraph long cameo2 to 25 stars

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    WOW What an amazing read and although I don't often read sports romance books especially footballhey I'm Canadian if anything I'd read a romance with hockeyEh?LOL this was really goodThis happened a lot while reading this story I really really really liked Dan I loved his complexity strength loyalty gentleness and his own desire for a HEAHe is not what I'm used to in a 'hero' but he was written beautifully He just seemed SO real with many layersI 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

  7. says:

    5 STARSimage error

  8. says:

    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 findI 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

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    My first by SEP and I loved it The book was written 25 years ago and it is a traditional contemporary romance of enemies to lovers troupe Even though it was written a long time ago I loved being taken back to 1994 As I’m in my 50’s I remembered so many references and loved being brought back in timePhoebe Summerville is the new owner of the Chicago Stars football team It was left to her by her deceased estranged father She plays the part of a blonde bimbo but she is anything but that She is beautiful sexy flirtatious and smart and I adored her Dan Calebow is the uintessential football player turned coach He’s cocky arrogant handsome hot headed and sexist But hey once you meet him you can’t help but fall in love with his caveman anticsThese two are oil and water They don’t mix but when they do it’s sassy feisty fabulous and very combustible Being on the sideline while they navigate their feelings is awesome just like a perfectly executed touchdown passI will say that I also loved all the secondary charactersMolly Ron and Bobby Tom were perfect I would definitely recommend this oldie 1994 but goodie romance

  10. says:

    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 SEPThought 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

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