This Heart of Mine

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Harper Collins, Feb 5, 2002 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Molly Somerville loves her career as the creator of the Daphne the Bunny children's book series, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. She has a reputation for trouble that started even before she gave away her fifteen-million-dollar inheritance. Then there's her long-term crush on the quarterback for the Chicago Stars football team her sister owns—that awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember Molly's name!

One night Kevin barges into Molly's not-quite-perfect life and turns it upside down. Unfortunately, the Ferrari-driving riving, poodle-hating jock isn't as shallow as she wishes he were, and she soon finds herself at a place called Wind Lake. Surrounded by paintbox cottages, including a charming old bed-and-breakfast, Molly and Kevin battle their attraction and each other as they face one of life's most important lessons. Sometimes love hurts, sometimes it makes you mad as hell, and sometimes—if you're lucky—it can heal in a most unexpected way.

  

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Good Contemporary Romance

User Review  - sunnydazetampa - Overstock.com

Characters make you smile. This is part of this authors series about the fictional Chicago Stars football team. The cover makes it look like it is a dated novel but it is contemporary and funny. Read full review

Review: This Heart of Mine (Chicago Stars #5)

User Review  - Lady Vale - Goodreads

I will never get bored of this amazing series. I seriously don't know what makes me love it so much, but I do, I really do. I know these are books I will read over and over again and never get bored ... Read full review

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Page 223 - He looked as if he didn't have a care in the world.
Page 319 - One thing led to another, and the next thing I knew, I was lost.
Page 330 - It's not the first time, and I'm sure it won't be the last.
Page 343 - Are you going to look me in the eye and tell me you don't know anything about how a tuna got in that lake?
Page 69 - I'm going to find the son of a bitch who did this to her, and then I'm going to take his head off.
Page 291 - For a moment the boy simply stared at him, as if he couldn't believe what he was hearing. Then his feet flew, and he raced out to catch his first pass from the great Kevin Tucker.
Page 240 - As she got out of the car and made her way toward the niche that held the front door, she wondered where he'd found an architect saintly enough to work with him.
Page 201 - In front of him and leaned back in his chair. He looked easy in his skin, she thought.
Page 4 - THE DAY KEVIN TUCKER NEARLY KILLED HER, MOLLY SOMERVILLE swore off unrequited love forever.
Page 116 - As she washed her hands, she caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror.

About the author (2002)

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with Dream a Little Dream. She's the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, she is also a hiker, gardener, reader, wife, and mother of two grown sons.

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