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Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7) 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 SuitBlue 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 ItBlue 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 IsBut 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 AllAs 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 AllNatural 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


10 thoughts on “Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, #7)

  1. says:

    All of the stars I m actually swooning over here.


  2. says:

    Wow, what a ride that was I started the Chicago Star s Series just a little over a month ago and I LOVED every single one of them But I do have a favorite Dream a Little Dream, which is book 4, fills that spot I think what is so fantastic about this series is that with each story you get the expected and the unexpected SEP always gives you dreamy and sexy leading men and strong and beautiful leading women She surrounds them with creative side characters and the storyline is always somethi Wow, what a ride that was I started the Chicago Star s Series just a little over a month ago and I LOVED every single one of them But I do have a favorite Dream a Little Dream, which is book 4, fills that spot I think what is so fantastic about this series is that with each story you get the expected and the unexpected SEP always gives you dreamy and sexy leading men and strong and beautiful leading women She surrounds them with creative side characters and the storyline is always something new.In Natural Born Charmer we take a bit of a journey with Dean Robillard who is the current quarterback for the Chicago Stars He is in the off season nursing an injury and escaping to one of his second or was it his third home Dean was gorgeous, charming and rich He thought he had it all but if he was to be honest with himself, there was so muchhe really wanted It wasn t until he picked up Blue Bailey on the side of the road did he slowly realize this Blue Bailey what a little firecracker she was I loved her She was beautiful in her own way, sexy without knowing it and she was always true to herself Dean Robillard he was that perfectly packaged male He had the looks, the body and the charming personality He was a little cocky too but that was just the cherry on the Dean Robillard sundae Blue never stayed in one place too long, though it was not of her own doing She didn t grow up with the feeling of belonging to a family or having a home she could call her own In some ways Dean shared these feelings They both learned to protect themselves from the expected disappointments Dean and Blue loved to rile each other I loved the banter that went on between them And the sexual tension was crazy When they found their own little haven in the Gypsy wagon, things got heated In true SEP form we get an amazing secondary story too This one was one of my favorites It revolves around.April talk about a beauty Jack I ll quote Mo he was smoking hot Riley what a sweet girl And I cannot forget about Nita She certainly made a lasting impression She lacked that social filter we all need She said and did whatever she wanted Made very few friends but I have to give it to her, Nita knew what she was doing Welp I think I got carried away with this review I just loved this series and loved this book I can t recommend this author or this series enough


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    I checked my kindle account to see when I first read this series It was back in 2011 Devoured them at the time It was probably prior to joining Goodreads so never did a review I recently re read the series Well, I skipped Heaven, Texas not sure why But all the others have been solid 5 stars for me I was a bit hesitant to re read this one I had originally five starred it But Dean appears in Match Me If You Can and I really wasn t a fan He was a jock, wore diamond earrings, was cocky I checked my kindle account to see when I first read this series It was back in 2011 Devoured them at the time It was probably prior to joining Goodreads so never did a review I recently re read the series Well, I skipped Heaven, Texas not sure why But all the others have been solid 5 stars for me I was a bit hesitant to re read this one I had originally five starred it But Dean appears in Match Me If You Can and I really wasn t a fan He was a jock, wore diamond earrings, was cocky Then again, he was a few years younger in that one He definitely has matured in this one.BLUE BAILEYI think Blue is one of my favourite ever heroines She was strong, feisty, independent, quirky, had her own dress sense She was not intimidated by Dean or by anyone well, except Jack I think I would be the same if a certain rock star that I adore suddenly turned up at my doorstep Make up What happened You look almost female Thanks You look almost straight I loved the banter between these two.DEAN ROBILLARD She gave Pretty Boy a surreptitious glance Did he honestly expect her to believe he was gay True, there were the gay boots and those stunning good looks But, even so, he blasted enough heterosexual mega wattage to light up the entire female population Which he d undoubtedly been doing since he shot out of the birth canal, glimpsed his reflection in the obstetrician s eyeglasses, and gave the world a high five This is one of those books that I feel I could waffle on and on and on about The Boss is mentioned of course I am going to love it If you re serious about getting it on again, be sure to give me some advance notice, so I can grab my appointment calendar and block out three minutes We have the secondary story going on too Jack and April, Riley, the townspeople Nita Who the hell is that Some call her Satan Others, Beelzebub She goes by many names JACKI really wishbooks were written about older characters Jack was 54 and he was smoking hot.APRILJack and April sigh He used to smell like sex and cigarettes Now he smelled of oak, bergamot and night Ok, I better shut up now or I could be all day on Pinterest checking out pictures


  4. says:

    It wasn t every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of a road, not even in Dean Robillard s larger than life world Son of a Dean slammed on the brakes of his brand new Aston Martin Vanquish and pulled over in front of her That s where Dean Robillard meets Blue Bailey In a headless beaver costume walking down a deserted highway and his life was forever changed when he offered her a ride.for better or for worse he s still not quite sure.You see Dean s a pretty boy, he It wasn t every day a guy saw a headless beaver marching down the side of a road, not even in Dean Robillard s larger than life world Son of a Dean slammed on the brakes of his brand new Aston Martin Vanquish and pulled over in front of her That s where Dean Robillard meets Blue Bailey In a headless beaver costume walking down a deserted highway and his life was forever changed when he offered her a ride.for better or for worse he s still not quite sure.You see Dean s a pretty boy, he s a NFL star quarterback, gorgeous, has impeccible style and is obviously richhe s also used to getting everything he wants..or so we think However, just because you have money doesn t mean your life is perfect True, there were the gay boots and those stunning good looks But, even so, he blasted enough heterosexual mega wattage to light up the entire female population Which he d undoubtedly been doing since he shot out of the birth canal, glimpsed his reflection in the obstetrician s eyeglasses, and gave the world a high five Now Blue is his complete opposite in every way She s an artist with a sarcastic attitude, she s broke, has no taste in clothes because she could care less about fashion She wears her combat boots with everything and half the time she looks like a rag tag hobowhich drives him crazy But he d lost interest in food Don t you own anything pink She looked down at her bike shorts and camouflage T shirt What s wrong with this Nothing, if you re planning to invade Cuba She shrugged I m not into clothes Now there s a surprise She pretended to think it over If you really want to see me in pink, I guess I could borrow something from you Very reluctantly and after a lot of cursing and griping Blue agrees to go with him to his farm and check on the progress of the renovations As the weeks wear on these two grow closer and closer but I hope you don t think it s going to be that easy Because it s not I forgot to say Blue is VERY stubborn and she doesn t take handouts from no one, She is so proud even though she s flat brokeshe s absolutely one of my most favorite female characters.mouthy and proud Dean s no push over either, so watching the two of them maneuver each other is fascinating.This book is so muchthan just a love story There are family issues and trying to rebuild parental relationships that were destroyed in the past Overcoming the emotional damage that it has caused to everyone involved.just beautiful is all I can say I could ramble on about this book FOREVER but I m not going to bore you to death This is the second time I ve read this book and I will say I LOVED it eventhis time around This is one of my most favorite books EVER written It could be read as a stand alone but I think you would benefit from reading the entire series The rest of the series is good too but this is my fav


  5. says:

    Review to come.


  6. says:

    5 Charming Stars Wasn t so sure if I would like Deanand I didn tI LOVED HIM A Gypsy Caravan A Flashlight and Dean RobillardSWOON Equals sexy good timeswow that was HOT I gotthan I bargained for with this book, it was waythan just a contemporary romance This book was about family, mending relationships, and building new ones The witty banter had me snickering, especially the verbal smack downs between Blue and Nitahysterical Finally, however, Blue was be 5 Charming Stars Wasn t so sure if I would like Deanand I didn tI LOVED HIM A Gypsy Caravan A Flashlight and Dean RobillardSWOON Equals sexy good timeswow that was HOT I gotthan I bargained for with this book, it was waythan just a contemporary romance This book was about family, mending relationships, and building new ones The witty banter had me snickering, especially the verbal smack downs between Blue and Nitahysterical Finally, however, Blue was behind the wheel of a sporty, three year old red Corvette Roadster You were expecting a Town Car, weren t you Nita sniffed from the passenger seat Or a Crown Victoria An old lady s car I was expecting a broomstick, Blue muttered, taking in the dusty dashboard How long since this thing s been out of the garage I can t drive any with my hip, but I let it run once a week so the battery doesn t die It s best to keep the garage door down while you re doing that A good thirty minutes should take care of it Then the beautiful relationship that Riley forms with Nita, a friendship that defies their ages, it was lovely Lots going on, but at the core are Dean and Blue, two people who never imagined that they could work as a couple, but they do in a big way As they learn to trust and lean on each other, find what they ve been looking for all of their lives, it read like a modern day fairytale Instead a of prince and a princess, it s a cocky football player that rescues a headless miserable beaver trudging down the roadokay so maybe not a fairytale, but it was really good That ending, oh my, the mural, I can picture it in my mind, the writing on the wall so to speak, the story of their lives Chalk up another favorite in the series for me SEP never fails to dazzle me Thanks for pushing me to read this Kellie girl


  7. says:

    5 STARSHere we are at book 7 of the Chicago Stars and we re still flying high These books are just so good They re like sex on the beach or oodles of chocolate, or champagne and strawberries I don t care how many she writes I m sure I ll read and love them all But my reviews unfortunately are starting to sound like a broken record So I ll try to keep it short and sweet This one features the Stars latest Quarterback superstar, Dean Robillard, the NFL s current golden boy And honestly a 5 STARSHere we are at book 7 of the Chicago Stars and we re still flying high These books are just so good They re like sex on the beach or oodles of chocolate, or champagne and strawberries I don t care how many she writes I m sure I ll read and love them all But my reviews unfortunately are starting to sound like a broken record So I ll try to keep it short and sweet This one features the Stars latest Quarterback superstar, Dean Robillard, the NFL s current golden boy And honestly a guy this hot, who could ever measure up This California golden boy seems to have it all I m seeing shades of Bobby Tom againYou have some serious self esteem issues Me Try again Nobody s going to believe a brainiac like Blue Bailey would fall for a mental lightweight like youAlthough, Dean s had a recent injury to his shoulder, and the perfect image he s had of himself and his career is finally starting to crack And for the first time since his career began, he s feeling restless Like something is missing from his life But he can t image what he s got fame, fortune, tons of friends, and all the women he could ever want But nobody knows who he really is He s made sure of that So, thinking a drive across country might clear his head, Dean takes off in his hot little sports car hoping to cure his restless heart.Then along comes a headless beaver. Blue Bailey, said beaver, is a thirty year old struggling artist who Dean picks up on the highway outside of Denver, wearing a headless beaver costume and cursing like a sailor And from the moment he meets her somehow he knew his life would never be the sameIf you re serious about getting it on again, be sure to give me some advance notice, so I can grab my appointment calendar and block out three minutesI really LOVED Blue This girl was strong willed, hot headed, and funny as hell Considering herself so far out of Dean s league, that she never let him intimidate her And he couldn t stand the idea that he wasn t affecting herMake up What happened You look almost female Thanks You look almost straightIf I could have read this book in one sitting I would have I didn t want to put it down Loved it Loved the supporting charactersWho the hell is that Some call her Satan Others, Beelzebub She goes by many namesNita Garrison was a hoot Jack Patriot and his daughter Riley And as usual, there was the side romance for Dean s mother, April which was another added bonusLife sure is easier when you re rich And a natural born charmer Don t forget that part How could I she retorted It s the only thing we have in commonSo since this book was published in 2004, I guess the series is done I guess I just have to put them on my TRR To Re Read Pile


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    3,5 Charm Me Stars Dean Robillard and Blue Bailey couldn t bedifferent, but destiny has devised a Colorado road and a beaver costume to have their path cross NFL hunky golden boy meets quirky bohemian girl and from there on it s all a fun romantic romp taking them eastward to a Tennessee farm where a bit of family drama and a lot of sizzling chemistry will bring them together, while Dean s glamorous lifestyle and Blue s restlessness will try to keep them apart.Engaging writing and spar 3,5 Charm Me Stars Dean Robillard and Blue Bailey couldn t bedifferent, but destiny has devised a Colorado road and a beaver costume to have their path cross NFL hunky golden boy meets quirky bohemian girl and from there on it s all a fun romantic romp taking them eastward to a Tennessee farm where a bit of family drama and a lot of sizzling chemistry will bring them together, while Dean s glamorous lifestyle and Blue s restlessness will try to keep them apart.Engaging writing and sparkly humour, with the usual flair the author has penned another lovely romance Dean and Blue s story is full of both exciting and moving memorable moments, their energy leaps off the pages and most of their banters are a hoot, especially her dry retorts sending him down a notch or two, which he definitely needs.The dialogues really shine and also the secondary cast of characters makes for a well drawn and colourful parade on a vividly portrayed setting with hints of small town atmosphere And though I would have liked to see a little less of them to leaveroom to the leads and though sexy Dean can showcase some badly self centred tendencies when he wants to, very minor quibbles aside this is one of the best examples of the opposites attract kind I ve read in a long time together with an older SEP s title I ve enjoyed recently, Heaven, Texas.Buddy read with Jill


  9. says:

    I have to start with this WTF Headless beaver Seriously I was on the floor laughing because of this I didn t read the summary as my bad and not so bad habit dictates so the surprise was awesome I knew I d fall in love with this book, and I did It was insanely good.It s been a while since I laughed so much from reading a book My mum was giving me awkward faces because of the stupid grin I had Sooooo many funny moments If I d have to pick my favorite quotes from this book I d just c I have to start with this WTF Headless beaver Seriously I was on the floor laughing because of this I didn t read the summary as my bad and not so bad habit dictates so the surprise was awesome I knew I d fall in love with this book, and I did It was insanely good.It s been a while since I laughed so much from reading a book My mum was giving me awkward faces because of the stupid grin I had Sooooo many funny moments If I d have to pick my favorite quotes from this book I d just copy paste every word from it This is why I love Susan Elizabeth Phillips so much She feeds my quote addiction Feeds it sooo well Mmmmmm The characters have depth Even though they are funny and joke all the time, deep inside they have dramas that shape their personalities into what they are If you think this book is just for laughs, you re wrong Susan Elizabeth Phillips always writes a good emotional story.Loved the endless verbal sparring between Dean and Blue The way she was teasing him was priceless They make such a cute couple I d bring them together, sit on the couch and just watch them beat each other s ass for an entire day Or two.It s cruel of Dean to use the poor girl Blue only for getting some distance between women who harass him, fans and nosy people But thinking about Blue s reasons why she s sticking with him I guess they re even She needs a place to stay and some money, he needs a leper who scares people away boos sound from the crowd What The leper thing was too much Never mind thenThe way Blue acts with Mrs Garrison amazes me I respect this chick with all my heart She s the female character I love the most from the Chicago Stars series I can t give you the reasons why I like her the most I probably dunno them myself But I respect strong and funny people and she fits the requirements perfectly Plus a fellow artist and all that Wish I had the talent to come up with all these mean replies Could I find a book about this How to get meaner in 50 simple stepshere I come Why is it so damn hard for me to picture Dean dancing I see they have this as a therapy thing for, you know, dramatic things So they dance and dance The chicks are easy to imagine Jack also, but a bit blurry But Dean I keep getting the image of a chicken flapping its wings in a retarded way on a stupid farm song It s just wrong Jack and April also have a nice story I used to think being a rockstar would be awesome Living an excited life, singing or playing an instrument, rocking on stage But eventually it ends your private life, messes with your head and transforms you into a different person This different person turns out to be bad in most cases Jack is a really complicated guy so I can t really see how April could have had a normal life with him in the past Not to mention her whoring around which made me disrespect her I was trying so hard not to judge April Leaving your child just so you could waste time with rockers and get nailed by them is a little too much Now she s trying to make things right but it sure won t be easy I tried to like her but I failed Especially in the beginning Same goes with Jack, which I hated till the end I mean yeah he tried to justify himself and all but he f cked up too much in my opinion I wouldn t have been able to forgive him if he was my father.Riley was an interesting kid Yes I know you re thinking I lost my mind for saying this but the kid is actually mature and intelligent I mean she s eleven and thinking about suicide Gotta respect that uhm maturity I guess And when that jerk kid left her alone in the night on a deserted road I actually felt bad for her I have to go check on my medication There was a bit too much focus on her so I thought the story will get ruined because of this She was good in the end, I didn t even mind her I like the amount of drama that revolved around her if it wasthan this I wouldn t feel content with the story.Nita is a strange woman She made me hate her at times because of how annoying she is and laugh in other times when she was well annoying as well So an annoying character that shifts your mood according to Blue s cooking.I m talking too much aren t I Too serious and stuff huh Well then you leave me no choice Behold my secret weapon Yep Keep on staring at that while I finish my review Moving on In the end, a perfect turn of events As usual I was trying to guess how it s going to end, to try to see what problems they ll have, to predict the typical big fight and who will be the one crawling back and apologizing As usual, Susan Elizabeth Phillips bitchslapped me God I can t predict this woman at all This is one of the main reasons why she s between my top favorite authors Loved the story, the characters were as usual messed up in the head and just plain awesome Blue was such a great heroine and Dean was simply perfect A touchy side story and lots of good romance My favorite book in the series.I couldn t make the review funnier It s not a bad thing right Being boring from time to time is good for you P.S Choosing the damn quotes was so hard for me Just five out of so many that I selected A tough job indeed Top 5 quotes 5I m not a drug dealer he retorted hotly You re not a movie star Don t rub it in The truth is, I m a semifamous male model with ambitions of being a movie star You re gay4I ll take your best suite, he said And a small room by the elevator for my insane companion If that s a problem, put her next to any old ice machine3The first time I saw her was at a street carnival He walked over to inspect the countertops She had her face stuck through one of those wooden cutouts, so naturally she caught my attention You ve got to admit that face is something By the time I saw the rest of her, it was too late I m sitting right here, Blue reminded them. 2Uh, ma am You need some help Her paws didn t break rhythm You got a gun Not with me Then I ve got no use for you1Acht, this Dean Roam a lot, he is very famous man in America, yes My poor husband she curled her fingers around Dean s arm his Eeenglish is veddy, veddy bad, and he does not understand this But my Eeenglish is veddy, veddy good, yes And everywhere we go, these pipples pipples like you they come up to him and say they think he is this man, this Dean Roam a lot But I say, no, my husband is not famous in America, but veddy famous in our country He is a veddy famous how you say por nog ra pher Read the review on ZombieHazard


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    Nuestra rese a en A la cama con un libro Ahora mismo estoy con el subid n de haberlo le do y disfrutado tanto que no puedo darle menos Me echar a a llorar por haber terminado la serie si no fuera porque 1 en unos d as sale el siguiente libro, 2 me los puedo releer y revivir siempre que quiera y 3 estoy tan sensiblona que hasta llorar a con un anuncio del Decathlon.VIVA SEP