When Stars Collide: A Chicago Stars Novel

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About this ebook

#1 New York Times bestseller Susan Elizabeth Phillips returns to her beloved Chicago Stars series with a romance between a Chicago Stars quarterback and one of the world’s greatest opera singers—and a major diva.

“Re-entering the world of the Chicago Stars is like a beloved friend come to call.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr

Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens, the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars, is a team player, talented sideline coach, occasional male underwear model, and a man with a low tolerance for Divas.

Olivia Shore, international opera superstar, is a driven diva with a passion for perfection, a craving for justice, too many secrets—and a monumental grudge against the egotistical, lowbrow jock she’s been stuck with.

It’s Mozart meets Monday Night Football as the temperamental soprano and stubborn jock embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand. Along the way, the combatants will engage in soul-searching and trash talk, backstage drama and, for sure, a quarterback pass. But they’ll also face trouble as threatening letters, haunting photographs, and a series of dangerous encounters complicate their lives. Is it the work of an overzealous fan or something more sinister?

This is the emotional journey of a brilliant woman whose career is everything and a talented man who’ll never be happy with second place.  Tender and funny, passionate and insightful, this irresistible romantic adventure proves that anything can happen…when two superstars collide.

38 reviews
Becca in Denver
March 5, 2022
Finished it in one night. Does anyone put together books like SEP? Always a deep dive with interesting humans into a fascinating niche. No one writes like SEP.
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Diana Pereira
May 6, 2022
A perfect mix of everything you want to read 👌
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Sue Galuska
June 29, 2021
Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens is the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars. Thad won the Heisman trophy in college but he hasn't become the greatest QB in the NFL as he hoped, but he still gives 100% to his team. When Thad agrees to be a spokesperson for Marchand Timepieces in the off season, he never expected to be spending four weeks touring with Olivia Shore, the diva of the opera world who will also be a spokesperson. When Olivia treats Thad in a negative way because of something from her past that she heard, the fun begins. As these two divas duke it out, you get the fun, typical banter one is used to from Susan Elizabeth Phillips. As Olivia and Thad are one upping each other....and really starting to enjoy each other's company....Thad realizes that Olivia's life is in danger. As the chemistry between these two starts to sizzle, they realize that they can't hold back any longer and decide to just spend the time on the tour together and then it's over. How could two people who put their job above everything else, ever have anything more than just a fling? As their feelings start getting stronger, and the danger keeps ramping up, Olivia and Thad both find out things the other was hiding. As these two strong individuals try to figure out what they want, it all comes crashing down. Just when it looks like everything is over, one of them has an epiphany and is determined to set things right. It will take some crazy dramatics, a scary kidnapping, but in the end Olivia and Thad will get their happy ending. I just LOVED this sexy story! I loved how these two people, so the same, yet so different just worked. They both thought they knew what they wanted in life, but they were both so wrong. I enjoyed how Olivia was trying to not repeat the past and I understood her reasons. I really adored Thad. He sounded like just the perfect man and he now is my favorite new book boyfriend! I can't wait for the next Chicago Stars book and I am hoping it will be Clint's!
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About the author

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author, known for her lighthearted, sparkling, and addictive contemporary romance novels which include the Chicago Stars series, the Wynette, Texas series, and multiple stand-alone books. She has published more than twenty books including It had to be You, First Star I See Tonight, and Dance Away with Me. Her novels have been published in more than 30 languages and appear on bestseller lists worldwide. Visit Susan’s website at www.susanelizabethphillips.com.

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