In "It Had to Be You", The Windy City isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville -- the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has just inherited the Chicago Stars football team. After fleeing the family years prior due to a traumatic incident from her past and being disowned by her late father, Phoebe is back in Chicago at the reading of her father's will when she learns that she has inherited his beloved football team - provided they win the AFC championship. Otherwise, it automatically goes to her cousin Reed, who had always bullied her when she was small.
The problem is Phoebe knows nothing about football and people sees her as a bimbo, airhead....And Phoebe is definitely not prepared for the Stars' head coach Dan Celebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. Celebow is everything Phoebe abhors. And the sexy new boss is everything Dan despises -- a meddling bimbo who doesn't know a pigskin from a pitcher's mound. So why is he drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat-seeking missile? And why does the coach's good ol' boy charm leave cosmopolitan Phoebe feeling awkward, tongue-tied....and ready to fight. The sexy, heartwarming, and hilarious "prequel" to Susan Elizabeth Phillip's This Heart of Mine -- her sensational bestsellng blockbuster -- It Had To Be You is an enchanting story of two stubborn people who believe in playing for keeps.