Natural Born Charmer
Chicago Stars Book 7
April 29, 2008
Available in: Hardcover, Paperback, Audio, e-Book (reprint)
Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard is the luckiest man in the world: a bona-fide sports superstar and the pride of the NFL with a profitable side career as a buff billboard model for End Zone underwear. But life in the glory lane has started to pale, and Dean has set off on a cross-country trip to figure out what's gone wrong. When he hits a lonely stretch of Colorado highway, he spies something that will shake up his gilded life in ways he can't imagine. A young woman . . . dressed in a beaver suit.
Blue Bailey is on a mission to murder her ex. Or at least inflict serious damage. As for the beaver suit she's wearing . . . Is it her fault that life keeps throwing her curveballs? Witness the expensive black sports car pulling up next to her on the highway and the Greek god stepping out of it.
Blue's career as a portrait painter is the perfect job for someone who refuses to stay in one place for very long. She needs a ride, and America's most famous football player has an imposing set of wheels. Now, all she has to do is keep him entertained, off guard, and fully clothed before he figures out exactly how desperate she is.
But Dean isn't the brainless jock she imagines, and Blue---despite her petite stature---is just about the toughest woman Dean has ever met. They're soon heading for his summer home where their already complicated lives and inconvenient attraction to each other will become entangled with a charismatic but aging rock star; a beautiful fifty-two-year-old woman trying to make peace with her rock and roll past; an eleven-year-old who desperately needs a family; and a bitter old woman who hates them all.
As the summer progresses, the wandering portrait artist and the charming football star play a high-stakes game, fighting themselves and each other for a chance to have it all.
Originally published February 2007 in hardcover by William Morrow.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an internationally published author whose work has been translated into more than 30 languages and appears on bestseller lists all over the world. She is a four-time Rita Award winner, recipient of the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award, and was inducted into Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Susan believes that life is too short to read depressing books and is thrilled that her newest book, HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS, is now available in paperback. You can visit Susan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on her website