It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars Series #1)

It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars Series #1)

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars Series #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

It's Dan Calebow's worst nightmare: Phoebe Somerville, a trendy New York knockout, inherits the Chicago Stars, the football team he coaches. And she wants to help him run it. Phoebe's sure he needs her. He's a sexist, good-ol'-boy jock with a one track mind. She can straighten him out.

So why should each find the other attractive? Call it the competitive urge, but these two stubborn people play the game for keeps.

"A sleek, romantic comedy." (Publishers Weekly)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780783816593
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Publication date: 06/01/1996
Series: Chicago Stars Series , #1
Pages: 539
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.16(d)

About 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.


Chicago, Illinois

Place of Birth:

Cincinnati, Ohio


B.F.A., Ohio University

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It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 206 reviews.
laura24 More than 1 year ago
The was one of the better books I have read. A well written story. Captured many emotions.
jlm548 More than 1 year ago
I really love this series! So if looking for a chic-lit book, read this series. In this book, I was disguisted with several actions Dan did...role playing with his ex wife as a 16 year old yesh! I cried with Phoebe as she dealt with her eotions about being raped. To me, having that much feelings towards fictional characters is the result of a captivating, well rounded author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love almost all of SEP's books. This is my favorite, followed closely by Natural Born Charmer. I come back to these books time and time again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I havent stopped thinking about the people in this book since I finished it 2 weeks ago! I just bought 4 more by her! I loved it and have passed it on!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hadn't read this book in a few years, so I revisited it. I loved it just as much this time as before, and still could not put it down!!! When I had read it before, I quickly ordered every other book she has written. Susan Elizabeth Phillips still stands as one of my very favorite authors (and I read a lot of books). She is honestly the very first author that has made me laugh out loud! This story is especially near and dear to me because I too played the bimbo in high school because I found I had gotten no where by being known as the nerd. Phoebe was certainly a star! You will simply adore being enraptured in Phoebe and Dan's love story, each time you read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best book. Captured so many emotions in this book, as well as all her others. Susan is a top rate author.
PeniA More than 1 year ago
This series is an excellent blend of humor and romance with captivating character and a great story. From the first book to the last. One of my favorite authors over all.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Great read funny with a great story to go with it. Didn't want to put it down,wanted to see what Phoebe would do next.
Anonymous 10 months ago
"Mind if i join?" She said biting her lip
Anonymous 10 months ago
She struts in wearing se<_>xy red and black lingerie. She has cherry red lips and gold eyelids, as well as high cheekbones and sparkling green eyes. She has black hair put into a curly ponytail. She looks around, amused.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Sits se<_>xily on her bed, fingering herself. Her middle finger is up her pu<_>ssy and pointer up her a<_>ss. She has se<_>xy black lin<_>g<_>erie on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talented storyteller
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To be fair, I didn't finish this book. Couldn't get past the part where the "hero" follows a minor home on the promise of sex.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm so very glad Susan Elizabeth Phillips was recommend to me. I really enjoyed this book.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Francesca and posted at Under The Covers Book Blog This book has been on my TBR for yeeeeeears.  It is only thanks to #RollBackWeek as well as our Pick It For Me Challenge that I actually managed to finally read it.  And now I&rsquo;m kicking myself in the ass for waiting this long.  This is a great example why the classics always work.  Many authors may try to reinvent the wheel but it&rsquo;s great to see that these stories, written so many years ago, can still manage to steal my heart. This is a classic sports romance where the experienced coach falls for the rich new team owner.  Phoebe is in a lot of ways misunderstood.  Everyone sees her as the crazy daughter for a millionaire owner of the Stars team, who has always lived a life worried about the next party, not worried about morals, and more concerned with her looks and fashion than doing something important with her life.  But that is just what she lets people believe.  There is a lot under the surface with Phoebe, and at the core there is a broken woman who needs love, family and acceptance. Dan Calebow is a lot like Phoebe.  He&rsquo;s had a track record with women where they always come to him to get a rough tumble with a wild guy.  But no one sees him as the type they can settle down with and have kids.  And he&rsquo;s at a stage in his life where all he wants is to find a quiet and respectable women to have kids with. When Phoebe&rsquo;s father dies and leaves her the team on a temporary arrangement and with conditions she needs to meet, she&rsquo;s forced to step up and show everyone a different side of herself by making the Stars a successful team that season.  And in the process, she quickly falls for the hot coach. You know those sweet, feel good stories?  IT HAD TO BE YOU is one of those.  There&rsquo;s not a lot of crazy antics, it&rsquo;s just  straight forward good story about two great characters.  And a great group of side characters!  There&rsquo;s a sense of friendship as always with sports teams, and then there&rsquo;s also the family unity following along with Phoebe&rsquo;s sister. I will be reading the rest of this series for sure, and it won&rsquo;t take me this long to do it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this anchor for the Chicago Stars series
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DecGrl89 More than 1 year ago
I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips as an author. Her books always draw me in completely because the characters are so rich. Phoebe &amp; Dan are no exception. I liked the minor characters &amp; how they interacted with the dynamic duo. The book had me laughing at parts, making me want to cry in others. In other words, a great read!
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Good book!
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