Natural Born Charmer

Natural Born Charmer

Large Print - 2007 | 1st HarperLuxe ed.
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Taking to the road between seasons, attractive Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard meets the beautiful and infuriating Blue under unusual circumstances and draws on his competitive skills to overcome her wariness of relationships. 250,000 first printing.


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. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips takes us home again . . . and shows us where love truly lives

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Taking to the road between seasons, attractive Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard meets the beautiful and infuriating Blue under unusual circumstances and draws on his competitive skills to overcome her wariness of relationships.

Publisher: New York : HarperLuxe, c2007.
Edition: 1st HarperLuxe ed.
ISBN: 9780060734572
Characteristics: 584 p. (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Mar 21, 2019

Not the best S.E. P. A sweet story with snappy dialogue & some interesting secondary characters but too long & too many dull spots -- not nearly enough content to fill 400 pages!

Sep 24, 2018

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of the very best modern romance writers. I loved Natural Born Charmer, dumb title, wonderful smart ass heroine, with: fabulous snappy dialogue, an old Tennessee farm, rock n roll legend, football hero, cranky-nasty town owner trying to sell it, house renovation, a teen whose mother died recently, an estranged relative, and more. It was full of personality and character and humor, like the best rom com movie you've ever watched but five times as long, yay! because, book. Highly recommended.

chicobonbon May 09, 2013

What great characters! What great dialogue! Had me laughing from the first moment the headless beaver (what?) made her entrance.

MLRMS Mar 07, 2012

Up there with other great S.E. Phillips' books ("Call Me Irresistible", "This Heart of Mine" and "Match Me If You Can"). Lots of fun! It's great to have other fun interlocking stories permeating the main one! Highly recommended if you like romantic and funny novels.

Mar 24, 2011

cute, fun loving, humorous, what more could you ask for? it even pulled out some deep emotions in parts of the book. Loved the interlocking plots of each very different character ranging from all age groups. a great example of the perfect romcom, in my opinion.

Apr 20, 2010

A little uneven, but overall a funny story that maintains a nice pace and casts a worthwhile group of characters. (Bottom line: I laughed. What more do you want from a light romcom?)

SqueeGirl May 29, 2009

When star quarterback Dean Robillard meets artist Blue Bailey she is wearing a beaver suit at the side of the road and an unusual romance begins. They both have complications in their lives. Dean has family problems, a mother he despises, a father he has no contact with, and an eleven-year-old sister looking for a home. Blue has financial worries and family problems of her own. The two immediately butt heads and try to ignore their growing attraction - but the time they spend at Dean's new farmhouse in east Tennessee changes both their lives and the lives many other around them.


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