Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars #7)
It wasn't every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of a road, not even in Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard's larger-than-life world. He slammed on the brakes of his brand-new Aston Martin Vanquish and pulled over in front of her.
The beaver marched right past, her big, flat tail bouncing in the gravel, and her small, sharp nose stuck up in th...more
That's where Dean Robillard meets Blue Bailey. In a headless beaver costume walking down a deserted highway and his life was forever changed when he offered her a ride....for better or for worse he's still not quite sure.
You see Dean's a pretty boy, he'...more
5 Charming Stars! Wasn't so sure if I would like Dean...and I didn't...I LOVED HIM!!
A Gypsy Caravan...
and Dean Robillard...SWOON!
Equals sexy good times...wow that was HOT!
I got more than I bargained for with this book, it was way more than just a contemporary romance. This book was about family, mending relationships, and building new ones. The witty banter had me snickering, especially the verbal smack-downs between Blue and Nita...hysterical.
Finally, however, Blue was be...more
It’s been a while since I laughed so much from reading a book. My mum was giving me awkward faces because of the stupid grin I had. Sooooo many funny moments! If I’d have to pick my favorite quotes from this book I’d just c...more
4.1 Stars - I love this authors style and characters - guaranteed easygoing, heartwarming cute and good outside-in.
January 2014 — Nika (5 stars) told me Natural Born Charmer is the best one in this Chicago Stars series. We will see!!
April 2014 — Kathleen recommended it as well. She does always know what I would like to read.
September 2014 — I used my free coupon and downladed this 12 hours audiobook narrated by Anna Fields (..faultlessly).
There are already 922...more
★★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Man-oh-man! I love this book. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve read it. It is on my “re-read-for-comfort” shelf, which I desperately needed now. My life is currently too crazy to sit and read, so I popped in my ear buds and tried the audiobook this time, narrated by the wonderful Anna Fields.
I have heard nothing but great things about this reader, so I don’t know why I waited so long to listen to a story she narrates. If a char...more
She was definitely a girl beaver because her beaver head was missing, revealing sweaty, dark hair pulled into a short, scraggly ponytail. He’d been praying for a little distraction from his own depressing company, so he threw open the door and stepped out onto the shoulder of the Colorado road.
From the very first page, Blue Bailey has bee...more
I must warn everyone that I am a die-hard Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan. But at the same time, I know how to be critical of her stories when I need to be (really, I have been...for a few of them). This book is sorta an extension of the Chicago stars series, but even Ms. Phillips says that she doesn't rea...more
I'M JUST SO HAPPY RITE NOW !!!YEAAAA ! A FIVE STAR ! LOL feels good :D
AHmazing continuation to this fabulous and fun series !!
LOVED the whole family to pieces ! especially Dean's parents (Jack & April )and good old Mrs.granier!!!
This installment was terrific. I never thought I would have loved it so much. I actually cried with this one,lol. Family is important for me, very much, so to see how Dean´s family got to know each other and...more
"And a natural born charmer. Don't forget that part."
"How could I?" she retorted. "It's the only thing we have in common.”
I actually had this at a 4 because I added it to GR after I'd already read it many times. But even though I haven't read it in a while I have to up this to a five since it's on my re-read list and is a good slump buster for me. I've read this book so many times. It just makes me laugh and makes me cry. It's even a little angsty. I just...more
Dean, of course is a d...more
Witty banter, two main characters with a LOT of emotional baggage and a second chance in life to get themselves a family...
First of all, this is much more than a romance. And that's what won me over...i admit, at the beginning i wasn't that impressed with Mr. Dean Robillard....
But Blue could definitely hold her own against him...and since he likes dogs...i decided to cut him some slack on account on some idiocy...
So basically, this is a story a...more
The lead characters Dean Robillard and Blue Bailey are both proud individuals...more
Dean Robilard is introduced in Match Me and as a football star that ends up being a potential love interest and friend to Annabelle and he's absolutely adorable and there's more to him than meets the eye. Dean is traveling in Colorado and picks up a woman in a beaver suit who'...more
Blue Baily is a one of a kind heroine. She was supposed to be named Harmony, but it was a bad day in Africa or South America (I forget which). The headless beaver costume was absolutely one of the best beginnings to a romance novel I've ever read. LOL funny.
I absolutely love this book! Then again, Susan Elizabeth Phillips never seems to dissapoint me.
I recently re-read and listened to this book and enjoyed it so much more the second time that I bumped the rating up. For this genre of romance I think Natural Born Charmer is a shining star. The audiobook (narrated by Anna Fields) had me laughing out loud on several occasions.
The story of Dean and Blue as well as April, Riley, Jack, Mrs. Garrison is not a simple contemporary romance. There are some very painful parts and quite a bit of angst to get through for everyone to find...more
I discovered sep about 2 weeks ago as a result of reading her br the copeland bride.
Her modern contemporaries based on characters connected with the Chicago Stars are just wonderful.
This was another great book in the series.
Both the hero Dean and the heroine Blue have been badly damaged by fairly dreadful parents. In Dean's case, his father is a major rock star ( think druggy/ alcho/ self obsessed as big as spingsteen) and his mother was a drug/alcohol addicted gr...more
NBC is my first time reading anything from the Chicago Stars series but I didn't feel as if I were missing anything by coming into the series s...more
The usual fare for SEP but somehow it doesn’t grow old for me. She consistently delivers and I’ve found she’s about the only contemp writer I can truly enjoy lately.
SEP hooked me right away when her uber sexy hero, Dean Robillard , spots the feisty heroine, Blue Bailey, walking down a country road he had diverted on to on his way to a well earned re...more
Writers are a notoriously jaded and nit-picky lot so it's rare that we'll admit that we adore every word that comes out of an author's mouth. But for me, Susan Elizabeth Phillips (or SEP as she's known to her legion of equally adoring readers) has always been that author. I first fell in love with her work when I read FANCY PANTS, a book where she performed...more
Starting off with the way the book opened up... I laughed and I smirked at all the dry humor and sarcasm Blue used and the style in which she carried herself. I really really adored Blue. And what a pretty name! She was one incredibly cute...more
The Huffington Post says the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips provide a “gateway drug to the whole [romance] genre,” which she assumes is a good thing. Bookpage magazine calls her “the crown jewel of romantic comedy writers,” which is definitely a good thing. Since she wrote her first novel on a typewriter in her kitchen, her books have been published in over 30 languages...more
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He went still. "Did you just propose to me?"
She bristled. "Do you have a problem with that?"
The scoreboard lit up, and he gave the world a high five. "God, I love you.”