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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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    Nanny Yetz Denver, Colorado 04-03-08
    Nanny Yetz Denver, Colorado 04-03-08 Member Since 2014
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    "fluff and smut"

    This book is just fluff and smut, but somehow amusing enough to hold my attention. Listenting to the steamy scenes with Miss Perfect-body-but-baggage-plus meets Mr. Jock-with-a-heart almost caused me to run off the road. With a cast that includes the billionairess with the strained clothing budget, the surly teenager who warms to Mr. Jock-with-the-giant-ego, The movie star look-alike Nerd who comes into his own, and the freckel faced pre-school teacher are all too much.
    I forgot just how droll romance novels are!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susiebell 03-20-08
    Susiebell 03-20-08
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    "Another winner from SEP"

    I love every book that this author writes and the narrator is the very best I have ever heard. Great story with wonderful characters fully developed. Had me laughing out loud at times.

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    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07
    C. Cole Germantown, TN 10-22-07 Member Since 2007

    C. Cole

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    "Cute"

    I do like any book by Ms Phillips. Good characters and funny, snappy lines- she always makes me laugh outloud. I always wish I could keep hearing about the lives of her characters- they seem so real and like friends at the end of the story! fun read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    KATHY TRACY, CA 10-19-07
    KATHY TRACY, CA 10-19-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Multiple Listens"

    I can't remember how many times i've listened to this one. I love Susan's books, and this is no exception. You want to kill some characters, hug others.

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    Margaret Wheatridge, CO, United States 04-28-13
    Margaret Wheatridge, CO, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The absolute worst book I have purchased!"
    What disappointed you about It Had to Be You?

    The story line is empty and ridiculous.


    Has It Had to Be You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    Her performance was excellent.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time with this book.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phil Shreveport, LA, United States 02-14-13
    Phil Shreveport, LA, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Cheesy"

    Terrible book. Every plot twist is so-o-o predictable.
    I hope all her other books are better!

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    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 02-03-12
    Benoibe New Orleans, LA, United States 02-03-12 Member Since 2010

    Audio-addict!!

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    "Good story!! Cute, silly and sexy."

    I wasnt into the football thing and stayed away from SEP for a while. I finally got around to listening to this book and was completely charmed by it. A lot of fun.

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    k9crazy TN 04-29-07
    k9crazy TN 04-29-07 Member Since 2007
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    "It Had to Be You"

    Another Great Book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    1 of 7 people found this review helpful

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