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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chicago Stars Series Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9780061262418
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Chicago Stars quarterback Dean Robillard is the luckiest man in the world. 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 suit.

Blue Bailey is on a mission. As for the beaver suit she's wearing . . . Is it her fault that life keeps throwing her curve balls? Witness the expensive black sports car pulling up next to her on the highway and the Greek god stepping out of it.

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 all.

Natural Born Charmer . . . for anyone who's ever thought about leaving their old life in the dust and never looking back. Susan Elizabeth Phillips takes us home again . . . and shows us where love truly lives.

Performed by Anna Fields

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Combine a bunch of misfits carrying emotional baggage with lots of humor, and you have another Phillips masterpiece. The dialogue, emotions and offbeat scenarios elevate this book to genuine reading joy. Phillips not only plucks at heartstrings, she plays a full concert.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “[Phillips] delivers a love story wrought with delicious sexual tension and charged banter…alluring.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Shows just what a loss [Fields’] passing is to the industry…Field’s wonderful performance elevates the material and makes this romance even more entertaining on audio than it is in print.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

  • “Fields is an expert at highlighting the rich banter and thoughtful undercurrents that drive the plot…Language and tone set Phillips’ romances apart, and Fields’ rich, husky voice captures every emotional nuance. She has a gift for portraying the large cast and playing the keen wit to the hilt. Fun to read, this is even better as an audio. In the argot of romance fans, this one’s a keeper.

    Booklist (starred audio review)

  • “Phillips creates yet another classic romance…with this splendidly satisfying tale of love, family, and redemption. Generously seasoned with plenty of tart humor and snappy dialogue, and graced with a delightfully amusing pair of protagonists trying desperately not to fall in love, Natural Born Charmer is simply irresistible.”

    Booklist

  • “Brimming with audacious humor, delicious sensuality, and beautifully developed characters, this touching multilayered story also has an emotional depth that readers will savor.”

    Library Journal

  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2008 Audie Award for Best Romance
  • Audio Publisher’s Association “Audie” Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cmcozzi | 2/10/2014

    " I loved it - It made me laugh out loud and cry! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melisa Shafer | 2/5/2014

    " Shameless but smart chick-lit. This book featured interesting characters & all the standard relational twists the target demographic enjoys. Including me. Fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/4/2014

    " Enjoyable - I would like to read others by this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aura McMann | 1/28/2014

    " LOVED THE AUDIO BOOK. JUST FINISHED IT. A FEEL GOOD BOOK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 1/18/2014

    " funny and charming, great lessons to learn for oneself "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erika | 1/4/2014

    " The last of these "Chicago Stars" books and I have to say I liked this one too. Easy, romance with a good story, gotta love just reading for fun and not having to think too hard. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 11/29/2013

    " borrowed this from my mom's collection, one of her top recommendations and I loved it!! it was fun, great, well developed characters with complex relationships.. I would recommend it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sashana | 11/23/2013

    " Clarification: 2.5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The White | 9/26/2013

    " This book was quite hilarious. I love books that have a proto-male and a funky chick who turns him around. In my opinion, Susan Elizabeht Phillips writes refreshingly different novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerri | 9/9/2013

    " I felt like I had read this story before when it started out with Dean picking up Blue on the side of the road... it just seemed too familiar. And when he used the name from Phillips' last book that I read that did throw me a bit but then the story caught on with me and I really did enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly22 | 5/5/2013

    " 5.00+ Stars - Contemporary Sports Romance! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jelizabeth True | 9/17/2012

    " It's been a while since I have read any of SEP's books but I remember enjoying them all. Recently, I listen to the audiobook when I was recovering from LASIK. The woman reading the book was very engaging. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ~Jennifer~ | 8/27/2012

    " Can't go wrong with SEP. :) Love this one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L.W. | 4/20/2012

    " The dialog in this book just made me laugh. Once again, Ms. Phillips sense of humor and timing were great. I thought it was a great way to spend a few hours. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/17/2011

    " When you want to read an escape novel, sometimes you just have to pick up this sort of book. And, it was exactly what I wanted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Randee | 11/12/2011

    " I forgot how much I love SEP's books. Each are amazing and bare her unique voice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Juanita | 5/21/2011

    " I read it because it was in the Chicago Stars series, but remember very little about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sha | 4/25/2011

    " Love it!!! My favorite of all XD "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/21/2011

    " What a great book. I really enjoyed this. I was exactly in the mood for this book when I read it. What an enjoyable experience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 4/17/2011

    " I feel in Love with Dean Robillard in "Match Me if You Can" and I was not disappointed in his story. Its a winner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 4/12/2011

    " Not a book I ever would have thought to read! I loved it. It was so much fun. I missed these characters once I finished the book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 3/28/2011

    " Quarterback gorgeous with an ego, picks up down and out spitfire. The banter in this book is so much fun and the characters endearing and memorable. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author whose books are published all over the world. She is also the only four-time recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Favorite Book of the Year Award.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.