Bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips follows up her unforgettably sexy and funny novel It Had to be You with another dazzling surefire hit.

Her new novel, HEAVEN, TEXAS, brings back the irresistible and irrepressible ex-football star and lady killer, Bobby Tom Denton. This time it is Bobby Tom's turn to discover the one woman destined to confuse, torment, delight and love him.

After taking the Chicago Stars to new heights and winning two Super Bowls, injuries bring Bobby Tom's football career to an abrupt end. Bobby Tom is talked into starring in a new action film by Windmill Studios. When Bobby Tom fails to show up for filming, Windmill Studios sends an unsuspecting Gracie to drag the reluctant Bobby Tom to the film location.

Poor innocent Gracie is both unprepared and ill-equipped to deal with the wild and unpredictable Bobby Tom. What do you do with a man who claims he will marry the woman who can pass his mandatory football quiz?

After Gracie finally manages to get Bobby Tom to the movie location outside his old home town of Heaven, Texas, she finds her troubles are just beginning. Falling in love with this complex man can only bring her grief. Besides, with Gracie's limited sports knowledge how could she ever pass "The Quiz"?

Ms. Phillips has expertly combined the elements of humor, sexuality, love and loyalty to create a sassy, sexy and hilarious novel that is truly enchanting. Don't miss it. (Apr., 384 pp., $5.50)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith