First Star I See Tonight : Chicago Stars

  • by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Narrated by Nicole Poole
  • Series: Chicago Stars
  • 9 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel - a long-awaited new entry in the beloved award-winning, New York Times best-selling author's fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.
Piper Dove is a woman with a dream - to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham's spotted her, and he's not happy.
Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. "The fact is...I'm your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just...mildly unhinged."
Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead he's hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop's life might be in danger, and Piper's determined to protect him whether he wants it or not. (Hint: not!) If only she weren't also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.
And then there's Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants - even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell-bent on proving she's as tough as he is.
From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can't stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.

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Good story - ok narration

With the inevitable comparison to Anna Field's narrations of SEP's books, Nicole Poole was always going to have a tough time measuring up. She did an ok job overall but her narration at times sounded robotic and uninterested. Her dialogue was passable but lacked the inherent sparkle of SEP's characters that Anna Fields was so effortlessly able to mirror.

It's interesting that for each new book after the loss of Anna Fields/Kate Fleming, the publisher has gone with a different narrator... For me, I can't help thinking (and have done for a while) that Amanda Ronconi would be a good fit for SEP...

As for the story, I enjoyed it. I will probably go back and read the print version at some point rather than re-listen to the audio. (I've re-listened to the audio versions of Anna Fields SEP narrations numerous times!)
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- Georgina Richards

Very disappointed with this story.

What would have made First Star I See Tonight better?

If SEP was going to have cameo's of previous characters in the series, they need to have been tied in better and more complex, like in previous books, and not just mentioned in passing as they have been in this book.


What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The least interesting aspect of this story is that it's boring, i just about went to sleep listening to it.


What didn’t you like about Nicole Poole’s performance?

This narrator has obviously not listened to any previous books in the series as she can't even get the pronunciations correct. Nicole Poole's narration was not very good, but then it would be hard to match Anna Fields vocal performance of a SEP Book.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from First Star I See Tonight?

This book needs a stronger story line and the story needs to be fleshed out and made more complex. Like the previous stories in this series.


Any additional comments?

Whilst I'm A big SEP fan, have been waiting for this book to be published. Also a big fan of her Chicago Star's Books, I am very disappointed with this story, I found the story to be pretty ordinary, with no serious plot or story like previous books in the series, Sorry but I will be returning this book.

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- Narelle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-23-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio