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The Bachelor [Kindle Edition]

Carly Phillips
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Foreign correspondent Roman Chandler has always prized his freedom above all else. Now losing a coin toss has sealed this youngest brother's fate. Finding someone to escort down the aisle is the easy part-every wannabe bride in sleepy Yorkshire Falls is itching to get hitched to this gorgeous, globe-trotting Chandler man. But Roman still lusts after the woman who got away. Stunning heartbreaker Charlotte Bronson has come home to put down roots and get her erotic lingerie business off the ground. She wants a man that won't go chasing off to the far corners of the earth for a breaking news story. He wants her to say "I do."


Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

The small town of Yorkshire Falls and its colorful inhabitants including a mysterious panty-raider and a fun-loving but devious mother are a sturdy stage for Phillips's (Erotic Invitation) romantic romp. After news of his mother's weak heart summons him home, globetrotting journalist Roman Chandler loses a coin toss with his brothers that determines who will relinquish his bachelor status to give their mother a grandchild. Roman decides to "settle down" without giving up his travel-intensive job, and as one of the most handsome men in town, he can have his pick of the local women except for Charlotte Bronson, his high school crush. Thoughts of her parents' miserable long-distance marriage keep Charlotte from accepting Roman's proposal, despite the sexual sparks that fly at their every encounter. Mutual attraction eventually proves too powerful to resist, however, but first Roman must win her trust. Though Phillips gives sensual friction and emotional introspection equal attention, the emotional chemistry between Roman and Charlotte merely simmers while the sexual chemistry explodes. The first in a Chandler brothers trilogy, this entry will encourage readers who enjoy dining on passion to pick up the next book, but those who prefer more emotionally bonded characters may chose a different course.
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Review

...I completely enjoyed THE BACHELOR...fun and fast-paced with a bit of everything--intrigue, comedy, relationships and romance... -- Sue Waldeck, The Road to Romance

...fast-paced writing and sexual tension that she is well known for...she will find new fans with THE BACHELOR. -- Jennifer Martin, Writer's Club Romance Group at AOL

...irresistible book...I love Ms. Phillips' humor and her sensual stories that are so... today and now. -- Suzanne Coleburn, New and Used Books

...red hot plot with a to die for hero and sympathetic heroine...two equally sexy brothers in the wings -- Romance At Its Best

...sexy, sassy, sinfully good novel.... It's a long wait for the rest of the Chandler men... -- Julie Shininger, Escape to Romance

I came to this book as a Carly Phillips fan, and I finished it ready for the next story. -- Karen Larsen, Scribes World

Phillips' gift for writing brazenly sensual romance founded on strong emotional connections makes THE BACHELOR a keeper. -- Cindy Penn, WordWeaving

The relationship between Roman and Charlotte...heats up the story...Fans will look forward to the remaining two Chandler tales -- Harriett Klausner

Product Details

  • File Size: 487 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Reprint edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000Q67J8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #182,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Liked It August 6, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I have learned over the many years that I have been reading that you shouldn't expect every book you read to become your favorite. Many reviewers have claimed that they were disappointed with this selection. They read it because Kelly Ripa suggested it. I, too, am one of those people that read THE BACHELOR because it was recommended by Kelly. I bought the book to enjoy the fluff. That is all that "Reading with Ripa" promised. The books on her list don't require companion books to explain the premise. The selections don't make great promises to lure the reader to make huge life decisions. This book is intended for a quick summer read that is light and fluffy and easy to read. THE BACHELOR comes through.
The story is fun and cute. Three brothers swearing off marriage and their mom who would do anything to get a grandbaby... It's funny and simple, the perfect beach book. Sit back, enjoy, and don't expect life-altering messages like Oprah, and you'll will love and anticipate the rest of the series!
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21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Get Past Page 38 September 3, 2002
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This one is going back to the bookstore before I even break the binding. I'll admit, I bought it with some reserve but I was influenced by the hype surrounding it. Big mistake. My intelligence was insulted too many times in just 38 pages. First off, there's the premise we're supposed to believe that three strong, male, adult characters are going to flip a coin (literally) to see which one will interrupt their life and career to find someone to marry and impregnate as soon as possible. This, because of a deceitful mother who is pretending to be seriously ill just so she can trick her very successful, handsome and presumably intelligent sons into giving her a grandchild (thoroughly non-believable). Then there was the paragraph on page 33 that took my breath away for its total stupidity. "Roman took a bite of his burger without waiting for Chase to finish with the ketchup. He chewed and swallowed." Had the author not written that, I might not have known that the characters were actually going to eat the food they'd just been served! This was followed closely by a scene in the same restaurant where Roman meets up with the girl he dated in high school and hasn't seen in ten years. They literally bump into each other near the restrooms and in one fell swoop he's asking her when she's "going to give in to him", and how "years melted away as his hands bracketed either side of her head and his lips hovered near her jaw" which made her wonder "why she'd resisted him for so long". Excuse me? Maybe because you haven't seen him in ten years??? Read more ›
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Simple Reading August 23, 2002
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was looking forward to reading this "light-reading" book...and that it was. I wouldn't say that it is bad, but there were some things that were hard to take. The two main characters (Roman and Charlotte) had one date in high school, now years later they're still into each other and he thinks she's the one he is to marry. Give me a break. His mom leads him to believe she has a fatal heart condition (so that her sons will get married and give her a grandchild...again...give me a break), Roman, and his two brothers are like "okay, take it easy mom, let us know if you need anything". Also, the person who breaks into peoples homes to steal crocheted panties to keep the local business in business???? What was that all about? Who cares??? I found myself skipping whole paragraphs of these characters thoughts (I got sick of their whining) just to get through the book. But, I pressed on and in the end, kind of liked it for what it was... light reading and no major commitment into the characters (though I probably will read the next book in this trilogy...Playboy...just to see what happens to the next brother).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Shallow and lame October 20, 2002
By Dizziey
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this book thinking that it was one of those post Bridget Jones-type chick flicks (because of the cover) and boy, was I wrong. This storyline is thin, hardly any plots, and the characters are very lame. The book deals with the Chandler brothers, who had a coin toss to see who would find a wife and have children in order to satisfy their mother's wish for grandchildren. Roman, a foreign correspondent lost the toss and agree to be on a quest to find a wife. All he wanted was to marry her, have kids and then leave the country to continue his job.
This book reminds me of the teenage books I used to read, where all the characters are dashing, irresistible and intelligent and the heroines are equally irresistible, beautiful, wonderful and kind. The author did not let her readers discover the inner personality of her characters but on a numerous occasion, just simply states them, such as the Chandlers men were extremely loyal. Both the main characters, Roman and his high school sweetheart (like the teenage books) did not want each other even though they secretly desire to be one another. And of course, you can very well predict the ending even within the first few pages of the book. In addition, the book also lack humor and this would definitely be harmful to the Kelly Ripa's book club. However, if you want to read an extremely simple book, basic writing and predictable happy ending, then maybe this book is for you. But, bear in mind, this is not a feel-good book or a book that average person can relate to.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 12 days ago by sheilah gillam
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but predictable
I have to admit that I enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series. Carly Phillips knows how to craft a laugh out loud story. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Patricia
5.0 out of 5 stars The Bachelor is a lovely read
If you love good writing, a nice story line that doesn't have so much angst going on that your eyebrows go up after too much denial and guilt, and enjoy a good sexy read, you'll... Read more
Published 5 months ago by D.A. Thompson
2.0 out of 5 stars This book is the literary equivalent of marshmallow fluff...
This book is the literary equivalent of marshmallow fluff… sweet, but all empty calories and in the end, not all that satisfying. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jesi Lea Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable
I LOVE ANY AND ALL OF HER BOOKS....However this book was kinda boring but the other 2 books in this series were good
I seriously cannot rave enough about SUSAN MALLERY'S... Read more
Published 10 months ago by shirley
3.0 out of 5 stars light summer read
This book was entertaining but not her best. The characters were likable but very predictable in their interactions. Read more
Published 14 months ago by EWilson
1.0 out of 5 stars The means don't justify the ends.
Hard to like a mother who is perfect except that she manipulates, lies, and guilts her sons into what could be the worst mistake of their lives. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Patti
4.0 out of 5 stars Started great...
This book started off very good but unfortunately was hard to stay into. Another unfinished ending, which is this author's mo
Published 20 months ago by Mandy Simpkins
3.0 out of 5 stars Not my favorite Phillips book
Can't put my finger on it, but it was just okay. Seduce Me by C. Phillips was better. Two major cliff-hangers- predictable. Meh.
Published 22 months ago by greengirl
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book!
Really enjoyed this book! I  look foward to reading  the second and third books in this series. Carly Phillips writes a great romance.
Published 23 months ago by Laura Walsh
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More About the Author

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

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