Natural Born Charmer by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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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.

Natural Born Charmer is for everyone who's ever thought about leaving their old life in the dust and never looking back. Susan Elizabeth Phillips takes us home again . . . and shows us where love truly lives.


About Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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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.
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Sports & Outdoors. Fiction

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Blue has her own problems but its always easier to psychoanalyze somebody else which Blue is free to do because it’s Dean and his family and not Blue and hers.

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But as an audiobook, Anna Fields’ not only brings forth a most attractive character in Blue, but also gives the listener a better understanding of all the primary characters.

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Blue, the daughter of a peace activist who was far too involved in the problems of the world to be a mother to her only daughter, has real problems of her own, resulting in her own aggressively prickly persona.

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As he moved away from the car, his gunslinger’s arms hung loosely at his sides ready to draw —not a six-shooter—he blazing Fender Custom Telecaster he’d used to conquer the world.” Ostensibly he’s come to collect his young daughter, Dean’s half-sister, but he’s really there to reclaim what he ha...

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