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Given below is a short summary of the romantic novel "It Had To Be You", by Susan Elizabeth Philips.

It Had to Be You

One of the most impressive novels by Susan Elizabeth Philips, this romantic novel is all about the magic of loving and being loved. "It Had To Be You" traces the story of a young woman who struggles against all odds to make her life perfect. She tries to cover up some horrible traumatic things that have happened to her in the past. The novel is an enchanting story of two stubborn people who believe in playing for keeps. An exciting story will fully realized characters; this novel is a struggle between two people finding love. Check out the summary of “It Had To Be You” given in the following lines below.

Plot
After a traumatic incident in her life as a child, Phoebe (the female central character) develops a no-tolerance attitude towards life in general. She acts tough and sometimes too harsh, on herself and others. She comes across as a vamp, a bimbo, who knows nothing in life. When she is put as a player in a football team headed by her father, she goes through things that change her life completely and for the better. The coach of the team, Dan Calebo (male protagonist) is everything that Phoebes abhors- a sexist, jock taskmaster with a one-track mind. He is very cocky and comes across as cold as Phoebe is, but after spending time together, they find each other attracted towards one another.

Why does Dan get drawn to the shameless sexpot like a heat seeking missile? Why does his good old boy charm leave cosmopolitan Phoebe feeling awkward, tongue-tied and frightened to death? The readers get to see a side of Phoebe that is very touching and what made her so harsh and cold. Another interesting part of this novel would be watching Phoebe struggling to come to terms with her father’s bullying and manipulations, and establishing closeness with her sister. A great novel to read portraying that love can get anything done. A wonderful romantic novel that will keep you glued to the book.