Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Date Pub: Aug. 23rd, 2016
Series: Chicago Stars #8
Genre: Sports romance, Romance, Rom-Com
POV: Dual, Third Person
A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.
Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy.
Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is…I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just…mildly unhinged.”
Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.
And then there’s Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is.
From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can’t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most. When you both got two stubborn and competitive hero and heroine equals awesome hilarious banter. God I loved this book so much!
A former NFL quarterback who loves to garden
A loving, determined detective heroine
Gotta love SEP!
Some funny shit happened in this book:
“Out of curiosity . . . Agents get ten percent when they make a deal for a client, right?”
“The percentage varies, depending on the type of negotiation…
“So if you did negotiate this deal—which you’re not going to do—how would you get your cut?”
“Vegetables. Next summer.”
“I don’t know anything about being a wife. Are you sure about this?”
“When Piper found out she was having twins, she had a total freak-out. She’d jumped off the table, ultrasound goo still plastered all over her stomach, and charged Coop. “One!” she’d yelled. “I said I’d have one for you! And you agreed to take care of it! I never said anything about two! Do you have to be an overachiever in everything?”