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It Had to Be You | [Susan Elizabeth Phillips]

It Had to Be You

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. Surely she can straighten him out.
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Publisher's Summary

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. Surely 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.

©1994 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)1996 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

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

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    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 01-03-13
    Dalia Kuwait, Kuwait 01-03-13 Member Since 2010

    Audio-fiction ADDICT !

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    "Listened to it in ONE take!"

    I finished this book in ONE take! This will tell you how much amazing that book is. It has all the elements of an excellent romance novel that I am used to from SEP and Anna Fields. Interesting story, attractive characters, and well written plot and dialogue.
    I LOVED this book. It is one of the rare books that you listen yet you are dreading that it will end :(
    Enjoy the listen contemporary romance fans :)

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    WesternPAMom Kittanning, PA USA 09-17-12
    WesternPAMom Kittanning, PA USA 09-17-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Really cute"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have recommended this book. I love sports and romance so this series is perfect. I've listened to all of the Chicago Stars series and enjoyed all of the books.


    Which character – as performed by Anna Fields – was your favorite?

    Phoebe


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10
    Dorothy Ellicott City, MD, United States 10-31-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Dan and Phoebe are great"

    This is one of my favorite romances, and it sets the foundation for the whole Star series. Try to read the books in order because it really enhances the enjoyment for the series.
    Dan and Phoebe's love story is so good that I find myself rereading this whole series. It is such luscious escape. The best part is each book is just as good as the previous one. S.E.P.'s writing is funny, heart warming with great characterization. If you like romances, this one is an all time winner. And the voice of
    Anna Fields that was so much associated with S. E. P 's books so sadly has been quieted. Truly a great talent was lost when Ms. Fields tragically died.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Theresa Gurnee, IL, United States 12-30-07
    Theresa Gurnee, IL, United States 12-30-07 Member Since 2007
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    "Can't Go Wrong Here!"

    I am a big fan of Susan Elizabeth Phillps. Found the first book just by chance and have loved four more since - this being #5. Funny, romantic and this one has a bit of of mystery to it too. I love that her books has real people and not all are rich, powerful and beautiful. Even those that are aren't perfect. If you like SEP books, especially those surrounding the "Chicago Stars", this is a real winner.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Grau 09-06-11
    Grau 09-06-11
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    "So disappointed"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This could have been a lot better if it hadn't been so smutty - I read MMIYC and Natural Born Charmer and some other SEP books, which I remember liking - I then bought Fancy Pants and It Had To Be You, and was sorely disappointed. To read these seemed to me a definite and unexpected step into bodice ripper territory.


    What was most disappointing about Susan Elizabeth Phillips’s story?

    I was equally disappointed by the lack of wit I remember from other books by SEP. The story also seemed to be brewed on largely the same ingredients as at least two of her other books.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator does a good job, as in the other books, but she will forever sound like someone a bit older than the main characters. I am not put off by it though.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Albert Lea, Minnesota United States 06-25-09
    Amazon Customer Albert Lea, Minnesota United States 06-25-09 Member Since 2008

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    "One of my favorites"

    This is one of my favorite books, and I enjoy listening to it as much I as I enjoying reading the book.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy United States 08-10-08
    Kathy United States 08-10-08
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    "Best of the best"

    After every SEP book, I always think "this was the best one ever". As far as I know, she has never written a so-so book -- they are all the terrific. Just thinking about some of the scenes she creates makes me laugh out loud.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sherry Lamar, AR, USA 02-25-08
    Sherry Lamar, AR, USA 02-25-08
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    "Wow!"

    I am not an avid reader. But, since finding books on CD, I can't get enough!! Susan Elizabeth Phillips is amazing. This is the second of her books I have "read" and I can't get enough. "It Had to be You" is a wonderful love story. I can't wait to download the next!!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Powder Springs, GA, USA 08-14-07
    Margaret Powder Springs, GA, USA 08-14-07
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    "It Had to Be You"

    Top stuff, as is all of her books. It has a great mix of humor, thrill, sex and love. This one even has football!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    LeftyMom North Carolina 07-09-07
    LeftyMom North Carolina 07-09-07 Member Since 2014

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    "Laugh out loud"

    This is great (how can you go wrong with SEP and Anna Fields) The story can be predictable but who doesn't love a great romance. I listen to audio books on my iPod while walking so my neighbors must think I'm nuts for laughing out loud when I go by. You'll be glad you picked this one up. I'm looking forward to Molly's story.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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