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Thaddeus Walker Bowman Owens, the backup quarterback for the Chicago Stars, is a team player, talented sideline coach, occasional male underwear model, and a man with a low tolerance for Divas.

Olivia Shore, international opera superstar, is a driven diva with a passion for perfection, a craving for justice, too many secrets—and a monumental grudge against the egotistical, lowbrow jock she’s been stuck with.

It’s Mozart meets Monday Night Football as the temperamental soprano and stubborn jock embark on a nationwide tour promoting a luxury watch brand. Along the way, the combatants will engage in soul-searching and trash talk, backstage drama and, for sure, a quarterback pass. But they’ll also face trouble as threatening letters, haunting photographs, and a series of dangerous encounters complicate their lives. Is it the work of an overzealous fan or something more sinister?

This is the emotional journey of a brilliant woman whose career is everything and a talented man who’ll never be happy with second place.  Tender and funny, passionate and insightful, this irresistible romantic adventure proves that anything can happen…when two superstars collide.

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SUSAN ELIZABETH PHILLIPS is a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestseller, whose books are published in over 30 different languages.

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My Review

After a particularly painful breakup (and subsequent suicide) with her fiancé, opera diva Olivia Shore accepts a promotional tour for Marchand watches to escape the guilt she feels over his death.

And then there are the nasty messages from the grave she’s been receiving.

NFL star, Thaddeus Owens isn’t sure how he got talked into a four-week tour promoting watches with a haughty opera singer, but he’s willing to make the best of an unpleasant situation even if the diva is giving him a cold shoulder.

Until a late-night encounter shows him there’s more to Olivia than meets the eye.

Will these opposites overcome their differences to catch a dangerous assailant before the curtain comes down on their attraction forever?

When Stars Collide is a standalone novel in SEP’s much-loved Chicago Stars series. While I enjoyed the story, and love Thad, I miss the angst from some of the earlier books in this series. Still, Thad and Olivia’s repartee is often humorous and has just the right amount of magnetism to make readers root for them.

A fun summer read worthy of five glowing stars!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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27 thoughts

  1. Great review, Jacquie. I think the characters are interesting with one being an opera singer and the other being a quarterback! I like stories where you have two people from really different backgrounds.

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