The no-holds-barred competition of the playing field pales in comparison to two determined matchmakers competing to find the perfect wife for sexy sports agent Heath Champion in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' raucous and fun-loving Match Me if You Can. Champion moves among the super-rich athletic realm of Chicago, but his background is pure blue-collar. Now that he's a megastar agent, he wants a woman who'll fit into his life and take care of his every need. Sophisticated Portia Powers would seem to be the perfect marriage facilitator for him. But Annabelle Granger knows that finding the perfect mate for elusive bachelor Champion will elevate her own struggling business to superstar status. Champion is demanding, jaded and hyper-busy, but that's what has made him a winner. Annabelle's been the family loser, until she inherits her grandmother's matchmaking business and the chance to prove her family wrong. When these two team up, brace yourselves—there's a championship season brewing.
Sandy Huseby writes from Fargo, North Dakota, and northern Minnesota. Copyright 2005 BookPage Reviews.
Library Journal Reviews 2005 June #1
Annabelle Granger is determined to make a go of her late grandmother's matchmaking service. When she lands crack sports agent Heath Champion as a client and then learns that she is in competition with another agency to find him a bride, the battle is on and may the best woman win. Although Annabelle and Heath's relationship is prime, a second love story will intrigue readers with its unexpectedness and sheer improbability, and Phillips pulls it off beautifully. Including characters from the author's earlier football stories adds to the charm of this totally enjoyable romance. Phillips lives in the Chicago area. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 4/15/05.] Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal Reviews Newsletter
Contemporary romance writer Phillips has a long-running series of works loosely connected through the theme of football. In this sixth book in the collection, Annabelle Granger bets her matchmaking business on getting superstar sports agent Heath Champion a wife. But Heath, busy with business, is a very hard case. Annabelle exhausts herself babysitting his star athletes and matching him with a bevy of Chicago beauties, only to find that he is hardly paying attention. What is a matchmaker to do? Sharing with Quinn the same sense of charm and sweetness, this fun, witty, and sexy contemporary offers much to enjoy to Regency-era fans willing to cross the time line. -- "RA Crossrads" LJ Reviews 7/5/12 (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Reviews 2005 May #5
Phillips's latest captivating romance (Ain't She Sweet; Breathing Room) follows a pair of reluctant lovers from their combative first acquaintance to a happily ever after. Perpetually discombobulated but adorable Annabelle Granger inherits her grandmother's matchmaking business, renames it Perfect for You and targets Chicago's super-rich, super-aggressive sports agent Heath Champion, better known as the Python, as her first client. Intrigued by this spunky, determined upstart, Heath-who is dead set on finding the ultimate trophy wife by age 35-agrees to give Annabelle a chance despite his contract with Portia Powers of Power Match. Soon Annabelle is introducing him to the Windy City's most extraordinary women, none of whom seem to meet Heath's discriminating standards. Could it be because chemistry has sparked between the matchmaker and her client? From trading barbs the two progress to exchanging kisses-and more. But when Heath finally meets his should-be dream girl and Annabelle's business threatens to go bellyup, they each must face their deepest feelings and make some difficult decisions in the name of love. Phillips has once again created a delightful page-turner. Agent, Steven Axelrod. (Aug.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.