• Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (August 23, 2016)
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 of 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.
About the Author:
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.
Visit Susan at her website, susanelizabethphillips.com, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Well I should tell you right off the bat that this book is the 8th in the Chicago Stars series by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I should also tell you that I haven't read the previous books in the series and at first I thought it might affect the story telling, or I may feel like I'm completely lost.
Luckily for me, I think this did a good job of being a stand alone read which means I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.
It pulled me quickly in with it's funny one liners, the humor from the characters and the bantering back and forth between Piper and Cooper, it was quite hilarious at some points.
The dynamic between the feisty take no nonsense Piper and the almost arrogant and smug at times Cooper was fascinating to read, it was almost like a game of cat and mouse to see which would up do the other.
But as with any good romance story I've read, there comes a point where the feelings are no longer able to be held back and people are left having to make a decision. In this case, Piper seemed to be the one afraid of the commitment and what it meant.
Fun read, for sure :)