Today, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, the Queen of Romantic Comedy and My Close Personal Friend, releases “the most important book of the 21st century,” First Star I See Tonight, a book I have not read even though somebody said, “I’ll send you a copy.” Well, she’s busy. Because she has a new book out that you should buy. Here’s what you need to know about it:
“Pal Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ newest, FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT, goes on sale August 23. He’s the recently retired quarterback of the Chicago Stars football team. She’s the founder of a brand new detective agency. Unfortunately for her (but not for us), her first assignment is to follow him. It’s not going to go well. Plenty of SEP’s trademark humor, great conflict, and lots of sizzle.”
From the blurb on SEP’s website, I know this heroine is my kind of protagonist: When football star Cooper Graham spots Piper Dove following him, Piper decides not to go with the truth–“Why yes, I am a detective”–and instead confesses to criminal intent as the lesser of two evils: ““The fact is . . . I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just . . . mildly unhinged.” Since “mildly unhinged” pretty much sums up some of my favorite SEP heroines, I’m already in her corner. Add in a great starred Kirkus Review (and those people are not easy to please)–“This thoroughly enjoyable novel delivers a swift kick to the heart—an essential summer read”–and it’s clear that you should BUY THIS BOOK.
Also “laughter,” “heart,” and “sexy” are key words. As in “This book will put much laughter in your heart, you sexy reader.”
Here’s the gorgeous cover:
It’s by this equally gorgeous author:
I’ll let you know specifics when I’ve read the book, but I can assure you that it’s a Susan Elizabeth Phillips romance which means it’s excellent romantic comedy. (It does have a football player hero instead of the Devil, but there’s no accounting for taste. Some people are just strange.) You should buy this book because it’s by the Queen. There’s a reason she’s the Queen. (It’s not because of her office, though.)