What if a woman who knows nothing about sports inherits a professional football team? The Windy City definitely isn’t ready for Phoebe Somerville, the outrageous York knockout who’s taking over their home town team. And Phoebe is definitely not prepared for the Stars’ head coach Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. This is the book that began it all. The Chicago Stars are about to take the field…and they’re not the only ones playing for keeps.
“Susan Elizabeth Phillips provides spectacular reading entertainment. Hers is a deliciously unique voice in the world of women’s fiction. No one tops her when it comes to writing outrageous, heartwarming, wonderfully sensuous romance. She makes you laugh, makes you cry–makes you feel good. ” —Jayne Ann Krentz, New York Times bestselling author
“[Five Stars] It has been a long time since a story has made me laugh out loud and stay up half the night hanging onto every witty word. The characters came alive and I hated to say goodbye when the final page was read, much like saying goodbye to old friends. [Until this time] only three authors had accomplished that feat for me, Judith McNaught, Sandra Brown, and Kathleen Woodiwiss. And now…Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Congratulations!” —Affaire de Coeur
“Exceptional….Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips triumphs once again with her newest spicy, fast-paced, and funny tale delving into life in the big leagues.” —Romantic Times
“This is one terrific story…. Warm and wonderful…. Excellent!” —Rendezvous
“…the most entertaining contemporary novel of the year…. It Had To Be You is one of those ‘few and far between’ novels that makes reading romance fun again.” —Forum Community News, San Leandro, Ca
“…among the best I’ve ever read. This book has it all.” —Paperback Forum