This is the first book by this author that I have read and have been wondering how I missed her for so long. Have devoured all of her books since.
This book surprised me from the first line... "Phoebe Sommerville outraged everyone by bringing a French poodle and a Hungarian lover to her father's funeral." And it kept surpirsing me... unexpecected characters, humor, sweetness. While the ending was outrageous it fit the characters perfectly.
I started these books with Match Me if You Can...I think they all have the same appeal but I found MMIYC more interesting. Phoebe is a great character but not as dynamic as the other lead.
This book is very dated. Good for women who don't understand football or are casual football fans. Back in the 90's football was not marketed heavily to women. Nice to see a book that was about real NFL teams, rules and players. Is the author from chicago, cause she seemed to know an awful lot about the streets, roads and suburbs. Got a kick out of that part cause I have family in Naperville. But otherwise, I thought this was too long. Could have been shorter or a category romance. Saw this on a list tied with Outlander as the best Romance novels ever. Not even in the same league. Typical genre romance. I probably would spend my credit elsewhere. I never really built a relationship with the main characters. The hero seems like a rip off of Brett Farve, down to the "working man's quarterback, the Southern college he went to and the dark blonde hair. Hmm...
SEP does it again...This is a wonderful romantic, charming romance and it is laugh out loud funny! The chaos at Bert's funeral is a hysterically funny scenario that paints a picture to set the tone for the entire book. SEP describes these characters so realistically that you would swear you knew them personally. Love the Chicago Stars series and their romances. I've listened to all of them at least 3 times. Read this one before THIS HEART OF MINE as it explains the relationship between Phoebe and Molly. Highly recommended for a fun listen. This is Phoebe and Dan's story, and it is wonderful!
SEP is one of the few authors that continues to make me laugh. That is so rare! I love Dan and the narrator does such a good job. Can't wait for SEP to write more great books.
I am a middle school reading teacher who loves to show students the wonder and joy of reading.
Not bad but not her best. I had read the books out of order so it was fun to see how things came together for this family. I still love her work and think the narrator is fabulous.