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
"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)
I loved this book. Molly is quirky, awkward, and simply irresistible. The narrator does a fantastic job reading this book.
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!!
I'd forgotten how charming and funny Kevin and Molly are since it's been a few years since I first read the book. This is a fitting end to the Stars books which are all wonderful, although HEAVEN TEXAS remains my favorite.
Sad to think that we won't hear Anna Fields again.
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.
Time spent commuting passes by much easier listening to books. I prefer romance books but I do enjoy other books as well.
I'm trying to catch up on my reviews. I actually listened to this quite a while back. I think it might be time to listen again because it's a really nice read. SEP can always be counted on to write good, fun stories and this doesn't disappoint. I probably should have been a little put off by the way it started and maybe I was a little the first time I listened, but I'm not. The way the story develops the relationship between Molly and Kevin is very real to me. Molly seems a little pathetic at first, but she quickly come into her own and she became completely relatable to me. Kevin was strong from the beginning. You could certainly understand why he would be so upset with Molly in the beginning. As the story progresses and Kevin starts to get to know Molly you will totally fall in love with him too.
The Chicago Stars series are all wonderful books. I wish SEP would consider adding more. Although, I do understand it wouldn't be the same without Anna Fields as the narrator. Anna Fields was one of the best narrators out there. Sadly, she died in 2006 in an accident in her home during a storm.
SPOILER: the heroine rapes the hero. That's how they hook up. They both KNOW it's rape and even talk about it being rape, and she says that she was just behaving "outrageously" and can he forget about it.
I still love romance but I'm going to be a lot more careful about SEP books (and I loved her before this one!)
I'm not a fan of this narrator. I'd even forgotten I'd returned another book in this series because of the narrator. I stuck it out for this one until the rape scene.
I can't believe this was ok in 2001.
All business but contemporary fun!
Kevin & Molly come together at a true SEP fashion, under very random/ hard to believe situation that results in a terrible hardship early on. However the heart breaking experience forged a deep bond between the two that make them stick together as they try to fight the attraction to each other in the most fun, witty and charming way. Another stunning book by SEP.
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.
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.
This book is similar to Natural Born Charmer. It has the same author, narrator and is part of the same series.
Anna Fields brought this book to life. I could almost feel the characters roll their eyes, that's how good she was.
Anna Fields did a great job narrating, loved her change in accents.
When Molly put the salmon in the lake to change the guys mind about buying the Bed & Breakfast.
The moment that Kevin decided that Molly meant more to him than football.
I could not stop listening.
This book had a great story line and I really loved listening!
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