This Heart of Mine

This Heart of Mine

Book - 2001
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips magic is vibrantly alive, and it's on display in This Heart of Mine, the fifth book in her wildly popular Chicago Stars series!

Molly Somerville loves her career as the creator of the Daphne the Bunny children's book series, but the rest of her life could use some improvement. She has a reputation for trouble that started even before she gave away her fifteen-million-dollar inheritance. Then there's her long-term crush on the quarterback for the Chicago Stars football team her sister owns--that awful, gorgeous Kevin Tucker, a man who can't even remember Molly's name!

One night Kevin barges into Molly's not-quite-perfect life and turns it upside down. Unfortunately, the Ferrari-driving riving, poodle-hating jock isn't as shallow as she wishes he were, and she soon finds herself at a place called Wind Lake. Surrounded by paintbox cottages, including a charming old bed-and-breakfast, Molly and Kevin battle their attraction and each other as they face one of life's most important lessons. Sometimes love hurts, sometimes it makes you mad as hell, and sometimes--if you're lucky--it can heal in a most unexpected way.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780380975723
0380975726
9780060188030
0060188030
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 25 cm.

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BostonPL_LauraB Apr 11, 2016

There were some problems with this one (namely the major event in the first 30 or so pages), and the epilogue was probably the dumbest and most confusing epilogue I've ever read, but overall I enjoyed it because it's classic SEP.

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Sarah1984
Sep 04, 2014

23/8 - 3.5 stars. The story was nice and sweet, if a bit slow moving, but it took me nearly the whole book to warm to Molly. I can't understand or sympathise with her need to make crazy decisions just to test the depth of love those of who love her or because she'd been good for too long. Risking a criminal record or permanent injury because she was feeling a bit restless? That's not something I can understand. At the same time I wasn't a fan of the way Phoebe, and particularly Dan, treated Molly like she was still a teenager and unable to make a decisions without a parental figure guiding her. If a 27-year-old woman doesn't want the father of her unborn baby to know that there is an unborn baby, then that's her choice. Sisters and brother-in-laws don't have the right to interfere and tell him without her permission. Dan's high-handed treatment of Molly did make my opinion of her soften slightly, but she kept up her strange games of putting herself in fake danger to attract Kevin's attention and that got me annoyed with her all over again. I was surprised Kevin didn't feel more indignant about her blatant manipulation of him when he finally worked out what she was doing. I certainly felt pretty indignant on his behalf. There were a few moments of hilarity, like the way Kevin got conned by the girls during the softball game - that had me laughing out loud.

While I wasn't a fan of Molly, I did like the writing and would definitely read another from this series if I came across it.

booklady1 Apr 26, 2014

Fabulously fun, sassy, sexy and entertaining....with witty dialogue and delightful characters!

monicaachenn Jan 12, 2014

loved this. i finished it in one day!

MLRMS Sep 07, 2011

Just loved this one! Funny, entertaining, and endearing!

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Sep 04, 2014

Sarah1984 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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