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This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars Series #5)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

one of my favorites

I really enjoyed THIS HEART OF MINE, it was just a wonderful book. I liked finding out finding out what happened to Kevin and Molly after hearing about them in earlier books.

posted by Anonymous on February 12, 2001

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Good story, but Heroine not my favorite

This Heart of Mine is part of Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Chicago Stars series. Molly Somerville is the younger half sister to Phoebe Calebow the owner of the Chicago Stars football team. Molly has had a long time crush on the quarterback Kevin Tucker, yet he has no idea ...
This Heart of Mine is part of Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Chicago Stars series. Molly Somerville is the younger half sister to Phoebe Calebow the owner of the Chicago Stars football team. Molly has had a long time crush on the quarterback Kevin Tucker, yet he has no idea she exists. To most people Molly outwardly seems like a woman who is sensible and kind and conservative. But actually Molly has these periods when a little chaos and impulsive behavior leads her into trouble. One such period occurs when Molly finds Kevin Tucker at the Calebow's vacation home unexpectedly. Molly's behavior leads to some very dire consequences which eventually lead Molly and Kevin unning a camp for vacationers, which is where Kev and Molly learn about each other and fall in love.

This Heart of Mine out of the books I have read by SEP has to be my least favorite. It's a testament to SEP's writing that I gave this book a B- rating as the writing is really good, but Molly was a really hard character to like. I was absolutely appalled at her behavior towards Kevin at the beginning of the book. For those of you who have already read this book know what I am referring too, for those of you who haven't I will be vague because I don't want any spoilers in this review. (You can always email me if you want details. I'll be happy to divulge those to you personally.)

Despite Molly's despicable behavior, if you can move past it the rest of the book is actually quite entertaining and a love story finally unfolds. I liked that Kevin eventually unwraps this quirky spontaneous side to Molly and loves her that much more for it. There is also a secondary romance between Kev's Mom and a reclusive artist at the camp. SEP just makes all these quirky characters come to life and they are a treat to read about. If you can get past Molly's cringe-worthy behavior in the beginning then you'll probably be able to enjoy the book.

posted by Romance_rookie on October 18, 2010

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    Good story, but Heroine not my favorite

    This Heart of Mine is part of Susan Elizabeth Phillip's Chicago Stars series. Molly Somerville is the younger half sister to Phoebe Calebow the owner of the Chicago Stars football team. Molly has had a long time crush on the quarterback Kevin Tucker, yet he has no idea she exists. To most people Molly outwardly seems like a woman who is sensible and kind and conservative. But actually Molly has these periods when a little chaos and impulsive behavior leads her into trouble. One such period occurs when Molly finds Kevin Tucker at the Calebow's vacation home unexpectedly. Molly's behavior leads to some very dire consequences which eventually lead Molly and Kevin unning a camp for vacationers, which is where Kev and Molly learn about each other and fall in love.

    This Heart of Mine out of the books I have read by SEP has to be my least favorite. It's a testament to SEP's writing that I gave this book a B- rating as the writing is really good, but Molly was a really hard character to like. I was absolutely appalled at her behavior towards Kevin at the beginning of the book. For those of you who have already read this book know what I am referring too, for those of you who haven't I will be vague because I don't want any spoilers in this review. (You can always email me if you want details. I'll be happy to divulge those to you personally.)

    Despite Molly's despicable behavior, if you can move past it the rest of the book is actually quite entertaining and a love story finally unfolds. I liked that Kevin eventually unwraps this quirky spontaneous side to Molly and loves her that much more for it. There is also a secondary romance between Kev's Mom and a reclusive artist at the camp. SEP just makes all these quirky characters come to life and they are a treat to read about. If you can get past Molly's cringe-worthy behavior in the beginning then you'll probably be able to enjoy the book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2001

    A good read on a rainy day

    This book got really good about halfway through. Once Molly and Kevin began spending time together out at his family's campground, it started getting really interesting. I liked the relationship that grew between the two of them and I really liked the other characters as well. The ending was good...which is so important! I may recommend this book, although it's not one of my favorites.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2001

    So so start for hardback debut

    Kevin is the star QB of the Chicago Stars. Molly is the sister of the owner. They are vaguely acquainted at the outset of the novel, but that rapidly changes. The novel is full of the dialogue and plot twists that SEP's books usually have, but somehow, this book didn't grab me. There was no explanation for Kevin's recent erratic behavior or for Molly's periodic outbursts of odd behavior. Ultimately, they just seem like strained mechanisms that force the plot along without any place within the story. I kept waiting for the book to become as interesting as SEP's early books, but it never happened. Not a bad book, but not the best of SEP's work. I'd wait for it in paperback or check it out at the local library.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2012

    Good Story

    I have read most of this series and this one was good. #4 was my favorite by far.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Okay story

    The story was fine, but I had higher hopes for Kevin Tucker's story. It did have a cute ending.

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