First Star I See Tonight
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First Star I See Tonight


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 to 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.

Title:First Star I See Tonight
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:384 pages

    First Star I See Tonight Reviews

  • Ana
    Jan 03, 2016

    Four stars for my queen. SEP (almost) NEVER disappoints me. Ever wonder what it's like to read a SEP book? Allow me to show you. When's the next one coming out? I shall be waiting. ...

  • Jill
    Mar 11, 2015

    4.5 stars"I'm a homegrown Chicago girl. You're....the stars." She managed a creaky smile. "'Star light, star bright,' and all that."Cooper Graham's living the dream. At thirty-seven he's got the world...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    Jul 09, 2016

    I feel like a big old idiot. I almost didn't read this book, then I decided I would give it a go and then dnf it. Yep idiot. The reason? I thought it would just be one of those sugary sweet romance bo...

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Jul 02, 2016

    First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by Harper Collins Publishers. This is my very first book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips...

  • Mo
    Mar 05, 2015

    Well, one thing you can say about an SEP book, it is never depressing. I love this author. She is funny, witty, writes sexy scenes. All in all, she pushes all the right buttons for me in her Romance b...

  • ?~?Geri Reads ?~?
    Mar 11, 2015

    After all these years, Ms. Phillips still manages to enthrall me with her characters and her stories. Piper is a hoot! And Cooper was the perfect foil for her.I wish all the characters from previous b...

  • Lana ??Dirty Girl Romance??
    Mar 12, 2015

    4 STARS She was a woman who attacked life instead of waiting for it to unfold around her. And her general imperviousness to him had stirred up some kind of primitive bullshit need to conquer. #Happy...

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    Jul 21, 2016

    And to think, I wasn't sure I was going to like this book because I don't care for football. Yeah, I don't like football, don't judge me =) But, it's freaking awesome. I laughed and laughed some more....

  • Alp
    Aug 25, 2016

    DNF @45% No star rating.I love SEP’s works. I've read almost every book by her and I never once gave them anything less than 3 stars. But this! It was more than disappointed!I struggled with the sto...

  • Wendy'sThoughts
    Aug 25, 2016

    4 If it Aint Broke, Doesn't Need Fixin' Stars* * * *There will always be certain authors I will read...They started me on this Romance path and I am very grateful. I think the first author was Jayne A...

About Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPSThe Huffington Post says the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips provide a “gateway drug to the whole [romance] genre,” which she assumes is a good thing. Bookpage magazine calls her “the crown jewel of romantic comedy writers,” which is definitely a good thing. Since she wrote her first novel on a typewriter in her kitchen, her books have been published in over 30 languages