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First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars Series #8)
     

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars Series #8)

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by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
 

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A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job?

Overview

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy.

Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is . . . I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just . . . mildly unhinged.”

Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants of fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.

And then there’s Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is.

From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can’t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist (starred review)
“...Phillips’ literary star shines bright in her latest dazzling (and long-awaited) installment...Writing with a deceptively easy sense of grace, equally enhanced by her distinctively dry sense of wit, Phillips fashions an irresistibly sexy love story that is guaranteed to hit every romance reader’s sweet spot.”
Kristin Hannah
“First Star I See Tonight is Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her very best, and there’s no one better at writing romantic fiction. Susan is the absolute queen of contemporary romance.”
Catherine Coulter
“I always laugh my head off when I read Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ novels. She never fails to leave a smile on my face.”
Jayne Ann Krentz
“I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ books. Her writing is infused with intense emotion, sharp characterization, subtle wit and a rare energy that is absolutely irresistible. When I open one of her books I know I’m in for an exhilarating ride. This is women’s fiction at its best.”
#1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery
First Star I See Tonight is Susan Elizabeth Phillips at her best—funny, charming and un-put-downable. Oh, and I call dibs on Cooper!”
Dorothea Benton Frank
“FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is so hot that when I read it I had to take a cold shower. Whew! I loved it!”
Julie Garwood
“In FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT, Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes about the kind of strong, self-assured women I love! I found myself cheering for this heroine with her unwavering ethics from the first page to the last!”
Robyn Carr
“Fall into the addictive voice of Susan Elizabeth Phillips — compulsively readable and deeply satisfying! Re-entering the world of the Chicago Stars is like a beloved friend come to call.”
Linda Howard New York Times bestselling author
First Star I See Tonight is a perfect example of why Susan Elizabeth Phillips is so popular. The characterization is spot on...The ending made me smile even though I was going into mourning because—you know—it ended.”
Library Journal
★ 08/01/2016
Newly retired football star and neophyte nightclub owner Cooper Graham is used to attracting fans' attention. Then he spots the same woman (in different disguises) several days in a row. When she shows up at his club, he decides she's more than a fan and decides to take action. Piper Dove is determined to make her detective agency a success, and since getting the scoop on Cooper is her first job, she's not about to let him intimidate her. A smart, resourceful heroine who needs to prove herself (to herself) and a strong, caring hero who needs to figure out what he really wants star in this riveting, danger-laced story that won't disappoint. VERDICT Laugh-out-loud funny, insightful, and touching, this latest gem from one of the genre's best is a must-buy for all library collections. Phillips (Heroes Are My Weakness) lives in the Chicago area. [See Prepub Alert, 2/21/16.]

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062561404
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/27/2017
Series:
Chicago Stars Series , #8
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
599,795
Product dimensions:
4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.96(d)

Meet the Author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She’s the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Chicago, Illinois
Place of Birth:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Education:
B.F.A., Ohio University
Website:
http://www.susanephillips.com