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Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7)
Natural Born Charmer - Chicago Stars, Bk 7
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips
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 wro...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060734572
ISBN-10: 0060734574
Publication Date: 2/1/2007
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 209 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters are a little far fetched, but it is easy to care for them and what happens to them. From the opening sequence when we meet the football player and the Beav- well, it just gets better and better. Dialogue is snappy and fresh and the characters are delightful. If you want a great read, this is it. I read it on the beach and had some people looking strangely at me as I laughed out loud.
cindyw5 avatar reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on
Helpful Score: 6
I am noticing that I either love an SEP book, or am a little annoyed. This book, had me a little annoyed. I felt the h/h had almost ZERO chemistry, the things that each of them did would never happen in real life and it left me wanting to hurry up and finish the dang audio book and start another one. Even Kate Fleming/Anna Fields, the fabulous reader she is, couldn't make this one any better. In fact, if I would have read it, it may have ventured in the 2's. I felt Dean deserved a much better story and this was mediocre. It seems SEP has this formula to write a story, separation, some universal complication, a secondary romance, heroine quirky. Is it just me? I don't know. With her hits like Ain't She Sweet and Match Me If You Can, I can't shelf her. But some of her books, like this one, I'd like to.
reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 265 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I have gotten to where I do not write reviews very often- but this book was so much fun to read that I had to let people know. Just a really great read...enjoy!
reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
It was cute and humorous, but I thought the ending was a bit anti-climactic. Not the best SEP book I've read, definitely!
nicksmom avatar reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
You will love how this book starts out, and the heroine is a hoot. Another winner from Susan Elizabeth Phillips!
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robinmy avatar reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 2045 more book reviews
Chicago Stars Quarterback Dean Robillard is on his way to his new summer home when he sees a woman wearing a Beaver suit. Thinking this will make the drive entertaining, he offers her a ride. Blue Bailey has no money, no car and is looking for a job. Both Dean and Blue have complicated lives, but when they arrive at his home in Tennessee they find an aging rock star, a mother who is looking for forgiveness for her past, an old lady that hates everyone, and a little girl who desperately needs a family.

I loved this book. The dialogue was witty, the characters were interesting. As usual SEP has included a secondary romance which just adds to the story. I'm just sorry this is the last book in her Chicago Stars series. I wish there were more. My rating: 5 Stars.

RE-READ: 2018. I listened to the audio this time around it and this story was even better than before. Anna Fields did a remarkable job as narrator. This is still a 5 Star book.
reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 26 more book reviews
This was a fun read. Light, witty, fast. A great summer, beach book.
kathyk avatar reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on
Not as good as Match Me If You Can, but pretty good anyway.
alterlisa avatar reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 335 more book reviews
I don't know if I laughed out loud the most or wiped the tears from my eyes the most while reading this fabulous book about the most disfunctional people I've ever met. Though I must say the opening lines about a quarterback seeing a headless beaver walking down the road was so laughable, I just had to pick this book up.
reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 929 more book reviews
This is my first book from her and I loved it. I thought it was odd and quirky. The dialogue and situations were funny. I also enjoyed the challenge Phillips set for herself because these are not exactly likeable characters but you couldn't be helped in the end to cheer for them.

I would definitely read more books in the series.
kdurham2813 avatar reviewed Natural Born Charmer (Chicago Stars, Bk 7) on + 753 more book reviews
Check out the full review at Kritters Rambings

What is right now the last in the Chicago Stars series that centers around a fictional football team and each book in the series centers around a different character affiliated in one or another with the team. I have only read the last two books, but I didn't feel like I was missing too much by not reading them in order. At some point I do hope to go back and start at the first and read them all through.

This book centers around a wanderer named Blue Bailey and the quarterback of the stars Dean Robillard. They meet basically on page one and the book follows not only their love story, but some other characters from Dean's family and life. Although their relationship was a complete mess, I loved it. I loved how fiesty Blue was, the reader gets bits and pieces from her childhood that help to create the full image of why Blue is the way she is why she reacts the way she does. There are also some reasons as to why Dean is who he is and I loved seeing them overcome their individual pasts and start a relationship. It was easy to root for them!