Thursday, February 2, 2012

Throwback Thursday

Match Me If You Can
Chicago Stars #6
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Published Aug 2006
388 Pages
AVON Books
Source: Reviewer Owned

You met star quarterback Kevin Tucker in This Heart of Mine. Now get ready to meet his shark of an agent, Heath Champion, and Annabelle Granger, the girl least likely to succeed.

Annabelle's endured dead-end jobs, a broken engagement . . . even her hair's a mess! But that's going to change now that she's taken over her late grandmother's matchmaking business. All Annabelle has to do is land the Windy City's hottest bachelor as her client, and she'll be the most sought-after matchmaker in town.

Why does the wealthy, driven, and gorgeous sports agent Heath Champion need a matchmaker, especially a red-haired screw-up like Annabelle Granger? True, she's entertaining, and she does have a certain quirky appeal. But Heath is searching for the ultimate symbol of success -- the perfect wife. And to make an extraordinary match, he needs an extraordinary matchmaker, right?

Soon everyone in Chicago has a stake in the outcome, and a very big question: When the determined matchmaker promised she'd do anything to keep her star client happy . . . did she mean anything? If Annabelle isn't careful, she just might find herself going heart-to-heart with the toughest negotiator in town.

If you are not familiar with The Chicago Stars Series by S.E.P then you need to get on it like...RIGHT NOW!!  I have to be honest, until about six years ago, I had no idea S.E.P even existed.  I know...shame ..shame...But I was finishing college and the only reading I was doing was in my Shakespeare and Brit Lit class.  So when I discovered her books....I wiped through them like Hurricane Lisa. 

She is one of the most incredible writers and I strive to one day be as Amazing of an Author that she is. that I have gushed....I am moving on to one of my FAVORITE S.E.P books EVER....Match Me If You Can. 

Heroine, Annabelle Granger could be your best friend.  Trying to find her place in the world, as she has spent her whole life trying to find a place among her perfect family.  She is spunky, tells it like it is (without trying to upset Heath too much), and she will do anything to keep her matchmaking business alive, even if it means watching the guy, she is starting to like, date other women.  Oh my lovely Annabelle.....She has to be one of my All-Time Favorite Heroines!!

And Heath.....Yummy Heath Champion....I adore him.  I think I have read this book over fifteen times and I still fall in love, over and over and over again.  Heath may be tough, and he may think he needs a certain type of woman who can keep up with his image, but when your heart knows!!

There is also a hysterical, heart-breaking, opposites-attract secondary love story between Annabelle's Rival and a rough and tumble bad boy, who isn't what he seems!!  LOVE IT!!  I wish I could share all the funny parts, but I don't want to give ANYTHING away and ruin the book for you if you haven't yet read it!!

I would suggest reading the Chicago Stars Series in order, but Match Me If You Can can be read as a stand alone.  I just LOVE the whole series and think everyone should have the experience of reading all the books!!  They are filled with characters that jump off the pages and make you laugh, and CRY....and your heart squeezes in your chest thinking that things will never work out....OMG...I think I have to read the series again....and DON'T stop there either....The rest of her books are just as good....OK....done gushing.....START READING....Hope you enjoy!!

Chicago Stars Series

It Had To Be You (*swoon*  Dan Calebow)

Heaven, Texas

Nobody's Baby But Mine (Just Re-released)

Dream A Little Dream (**Tissues required)

This Heart Of Mine (**again with the tissues)

Match Me If You Can

Natural Born Charmer

What is your Favorite SEP Romance?? Share the LOVE!!

1 comment:

Natalija said...

I read the whole series many years ago & I loved every single book, but my favorite still is "Dream a Little Dream".