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This Heart of Mine | [Susan Elizabeth Phillips]

This Heart of Mine

Molly Somerville knows she has a reputation for trouble. She did give away her $15-million inheritance, but, hey, nobody's perfect. Yes, Molly's happy about almost everything...except her long-term crush on the daredevil quarterback for the Chicago Stars. That awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember her name! One night, Molly's penchant for running into trouble runs her right into Kevin himself, turning her world upside down.
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Publisher's Summary

Molly Somerville knows she has a reputation for trouble. She did give away her $15-million inheritance, but, hey, nobody's perfect. Yes, Molly's happy about almost everything...except her long-term crush on the daredevil quarterback for the Chicago Stars. That awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember her name!

One night, Molly's penchant for running into trouble runs her right into Kevin himself, turning her world upside down. Heartbreak follows, and just when she's certain things can't get worse, Kevin forces his way back into her life. She and Kevin battle their attraction while trying to cope with an aging sexpot actress and a pair of teenage newlyweds.

Their careers and lives are in crisis, yet they can't seem to stay away from each other. Sometimes falling in love hurts; sometimes it makes you mad as hell. And sometimes, if you're very lucky, it can heal in a most special and unexpected way.

©2001 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2001 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Pure up-to-the-minute entertainment." (Publishers Weekly)
"Susan Elizabeth Phillips writes a story that wraps around your heart and doesn't let go." (Oakland Press)

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    kathy lewisville, NC, United States 11-02-10
    kathy lewisville, NC, United States 11-02-10
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    "Absolutely SWEET!"

    I loved this book. Molly is quirky, awkward, and simply irresistible. The narrator does a fantastic job reading this book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Rosemount, MN, United States 10-15-10
    Sara Rosemount, MN, United States 10-15-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Fantastic"

    Yet another fantastic SEP book! I cannot get enough of her books!! Great narrator, and I love the fact that you know the family from other books!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LeftyMom North Carolina 07-09-07
    LeftyMom North Carolina 07-09-07 Member Since 2007

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    "Sweet story"

    This is Molly's story (first introduced in It Had to Be You.) Just like the last story I was laughing out loud. There were a few parts that could have been better written (like the romance between Kevin's real mother Lillian and Burt) but I still enjoyed it. Just love the narration by Anna Fields.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-08-13
    Queen Squared Columbia, SC, United States 07-08-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Another heartachingly sweet tale in this series!"

    The 5th installment in the SEP's Chicago Stars is as heart-achingly sweet as the previous four books. Unlike so many romance novelists, SEP doesn't let her characters take an easy or overly-corny path to true love. In this book, good girl Molly Somerville finally gets, or perhaps snaps up, the chance to do something about her long time crush on bad boy Kevin Tucker. But their relationship ultimately reveals that Molly is more of a bad girl than her family ever realized and Kevin Tucker's past as a preacher's kid has made him more of a good guy than his bad boy antics would lead one to believe. It makes him the perfect guy for Molly, not because opposites attract but because her insecurities as an unloved kid means she needs someone who can prove their love to her.

    Like pretty much all of the other books in this series, This Heart of Mine also features a sub-plot love story that, while less detailed, is just as important to the plot. Featuring a Hollywood actress and well-known painter, this secondary love story is as over dramatic and explosive as you'd expect.

    But perhaps the best part of this book is the Daphne the Bunny excerpts from Molly's children's books. The voices Anna Fields does for the various characters are delightful. And the inclusion of these sections will satisfy your inner writer.

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    Marlene COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 03-02-13
    Marlene COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Absolutely my favorite SEP book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Heart of Mine to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version, but I have listened to the audio at least a dozen times, I absolutely love Anna Fields reading and SEP's humor.


    What other book might you compare This Heart of Mine to and why?

    This book is similar to Natural Born Charmer. It has the same author, narrator and is part of the same series.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    Anna Fields brought this book to life. I could almost feel the characters roll their eyes, that's how good she was.


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    Melissa CENTRE, AL, United States 02-03-13
    Melissa CENTRE, AL, United States 02-03-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Really enjoyed this book."
    What made the experience of listening to This Heart of Mine the most enjoyable?

    Anna Fields did a great job narrating, loved her change in accents.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Heart of Mine?

    When Molly put the salmon in the lake to change the guys mind about buying the Bed & Breakfast.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The moment that Kevin decided that Molly meant more to him than football.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I could not stop listening.


    Any additional comments?

    This book had a great story line and I really loved listening!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sheila WEST HARRISON, IN, United States 08-03-12
    Sheila WEST HARRISON, IN, United States 08-03-12 Member Since 2009
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    "ENJOYABE"
    Would you consider the audio edition of This Heart of Mine to be better than the print version?

    I REALLY LIKE THIS SERIES OF STORIES ABOUT THE CHICAGO STAR FOOTBALL TEAM PLAYERS AND THERE LOVE LIVES. IM SAD, I LAUGH OUT LOUD. SOME STEAMY LOVE SCENES, AND WHO DOESNT LIKE A BOOK WITH A HAPPY ENDING. I RECOMMEND THIS SERIES.


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    Emmy Frisco, TX, United States 06-23-12
    Emmy Frisco, TX, United States 06-23-12
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    "Great, but not her best!"
    What did you love best about This Heart of Mine?

    I love all of the Susan Elizabeth Phillips books and I love the reading by Anna Fields.


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    Marian Aurora, CO, United States 06-05-12
    Marian Aurora, CO, United States 06-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "It just doesn't get any better than this"
    What made the experience of listening to This Heart of Mine the most enjoyable?

    Story line great, reader superb, characters addictive. It is a page turner that you don't want to put down.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of This Heart of Mine?

    Had read others in the series and was really wanting to read about how Molly fits in.


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

    Learning the depth of the characters makes them feel a part of your real life.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The narrator's performance is flawless as always. She does the voices great and adds so much to each character.


    Any additional comments?

    I feel saddened by our loss, as readers, of Kate Fleming. She is already dearly missed.

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    debbie jacobson 05-29-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Touching, quick witted, and my 1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    This was my very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips read. I was listening at work, and actually voluntered for overtime because I didn't want to stop. SEP is so talented, she gets me. As long as she writes, I will continue to read and or listen. Molly and Kevin had such a unique beginning and an overall touching and witty connection.

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