First Star I See Tonight - Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First Star I See Tonight Summary

Written By Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Readers Score: 4.5/5
4.5
Rated by 230 Readers

First Star I See Tonight Book Summary

Short-Summary:

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 of 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.

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First Star I See Tonight is a Contemporary book, written By Susan Elizabeth Phillips. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 230 Readers who strongly recommends this book.


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  • Great banter

    4
    By Ravsusie
    What a fun read. Great characters.
  • Horrible SEP

    1
    By Miimac7
    This book is a political billboard for current issues. I want a romance book that I can escape for the politics of every single thing we do in today’s world. The characters are annoying, and not likable. Especially Piper- seriously how is a tiny 5’7” woman going to protect and physically dominate professional football players??? Yeah no! Love the other SEP books but this is awful!!!’
  • First Star I See Tonight

    5
    By BreO0123
    What an entertaining book. The characters really grab you and pull you in. The sarcasm and sass keep it fun and easy to read.

Comments

  • Horrible SEP

    1
    By Miimac7
    This book is a political billboard for current issues. I want a romance book that I can escape for the politics of every single thing we do in today’s world. The characters are annoying, and not likable. Especially Piper- seriously how is a tiny 5’7” woman going to protect and physically dominate professional football players??? Yeah no! Love the other SEP books but this is awful!!!’
  • Delightfully Entertaining!

    5
    By pegg12
    4.5 stars First Star I See Tonight is a well-written and humorous contemporary romance. Although this is the eighth book in the Chicago Stars Series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Piper has no interest in falling in love. She doesn’t do emotions. Piper was tough, competitive, and snarky; just like her dad taught her to be. When Piper’s father died, she bought his business, Dove Investigations. She was determined to be the best private investigator in town. Cooper Graham loved his life. He was thirty-seven-years-old, a Chicago Stars legend, and retired. Cooper left football while he was on top so that he could stay that way. His new passion and vision was to create a nightclub empire. When Cooper discovered that a nutty woman, wearing different disguises, was following him on a daily basis, he shrugged it off. At first, it didn’t bother him, but when the crazy stalker started coming into his nightclub, Cooper had had enough. What could Piper possibly say to Cooper to appease him? She couldn’t exactly tell him, who hired her to investigate him, or why; could she? But, that’s exactly what he wanted to know. And, Cooper got whatever he wanted. Well, apparently, not this time. Before Piper left the nightclub without answering his questions, she nonchalantly told him, that someone was pilfering his profits. Cooper was livid. How could this wacky woman accuse a trusted friend, of stealing? Unfortunately, Piper was right; so Cooper hired her. Initially, Cooper was not attracted to Piper. So, why was he falling for the stubborn, independent, and smart-mouthed woman? Because, Piper wasn’t like any other woman, that he's ever met. Piper was not romantically, interested in him. Piper could also be sexy as hell when she wanted to be. The last thing Piper needed was to fall for a conceited, arrogant ex-football player, like Cooper. Piper avoided relationships at all costs. But, like Cooper, Piper had a big, mushy heart underneath her tough exterior. There are several subplots, adding depth, to this well-written, humorous, and captivating novel. The First Star I See Tonight is a delightful and entertaining read. Susan Elizabeth Phillips never fails to make me laugh. I just love her books.
  • First Star I See Tonight

    5
    By BreO0123
    What an entertaining book. The characters really grab you and pull you in. The sarcasm and sass keep it fun and easy to read.
  • First Star I See Tonight

    5
    By PiterPat
    I always look forward to Susan Elizabeth Phillips novels! And as usual, "First Star I See Tonight" did not disappoint! I could not put this book down once I started reading it! As usual, Susan Elizabeth Phillips "scored another touchdown!
  • Another Winner!

    5
    By C Reader
    Laugh out loud funny and heartwarming, with a dash of mystery, First Star I See Tonight is another SEP winner. Loved it!
  • Disappointing

    2
    By My face is boss
    Her books used to be so great. I used to have trouble pacing myself and always ended up reading the whole thing in a day. This one took a week to finish. The characters were a bit lackluster and I felt that everything just got squeezed in at the end. And where's her side stories?! I was waiting to read about Jada and Eric's side story like SEP usually does. This happened with her last book too. I honestly feel ripped off. I don't think I'll be buying anymore of her books bc it seems like SEP is more concerned about making money than writing great romance novels like she used to.
  • Amazing

    5
    By Eileen A-W
    First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is one of the best written stories I’ve read this year. It’s the story of Chicago Stars’ retired Quarterback Cooper Graham and detective Piper Dove. Piper is investigation Cooper for a client by following him around Chicago. As their interactions continue Piper is found out and has to stop working for her client. However, Cooper hires her to help solve some irregularities at his nightclub. The longer these two work together, the more they discover that they care for each other. There are other events that happen in this book that involve Piper and Cooper but mainly indirectly. There’s the freeing of a servant from a royal family. Then there’s the solving the mystery of who is trying to sabotage Cooper’s nightclub to ensure that he will not get the financial support he’s been seeking for expansion. There’s also the person who’s been out to hurt Cooper. Piper becomes his bodyguard to keep him safe. This was a fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to know and hang out with. Susan Elizabeth Phillips displays what she does best, writing a story that enfolds the reader with humor and a wonderful story line. Her characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end, as I read this book in one day. I could not put this book down. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
  • Yes! Yes! Yesssssss!

    5
    By SummerDaisy
    Loved every word, paragraph, page, and chapter! I kept checking to see how much of the book I had left to enjoy. SEP had me laughing with the witty back and forth between the main characters. I loved the tough little lady who was confident enough to take on guys twice her size. The main man was so unexpected. I thought he would be super full of himself but he was all heart. SEP, when is the next one out?!?! Please don't make us wait!!! 😭