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The Bachelor by [Phillips, Carly]
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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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...I completely enjoyed THE and fast-paced with a bit of everything--intrigue, comedy, relationships and romance... -- Sue Waldeck, The Road to Romance 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 hot plot with a to die for hero and sympathetic heroine...two equally sexy brothers in the wings -- Romance At Its Best, 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: 838 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Forever; Reprint edition (August 1, 2003)
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2003
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000Q67J8Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,067 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By A Customer on August 6, 2002
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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By A Customer on August 23, 2002
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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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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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If you're looking for something heavy and meaningful, don't read The Bachelor. However, if you're looking for something light, fun and sexy, I recommend The Bachelor.
Charlotte Bronson (her dad named her since his favorite actor is Charles Bronson and even calls her "Charlie") has secretly been in love with Roman since High School. Roman also had an eye for her since those days.
It is now 10 years later and both find themselves back in their hometown. The heat and sparks that come off of them whenever they are near each other was told well enough to have me turning the pages. We all know how the book is going to end but as any well read romance reader knows, it's not the getting there that is enjoyable to read about but WHAT they do in the meantime that is so wonderful to read.
Ms. Phillips can write one sensual love story and make a pair of hand woven bikini panties the best sex tool I've read about in a very long time. If you're looking for a light and sexy love story, The Bachelor is not to be missed.
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I have to first admit that I only bought this book because it was recommended by Kelly Ripa. I was very eager to read along with her book club and could not wait to start this book. However, I was really disappointed. I realize The Bachelor was chosen because it is a easy and light read, but it was a little too light for me. The story was very predictable. I could pretty much figure out how it was going to end from the first few pages. I could have given this book an even lower rating, but it does have some redeeming qualities. The Bachelor is a great "beach book". Its simple to read, not alot of concentration involved. The sex scenes are very explicit, just what you need in a summer novel. I can't say that this book has alot of great literary content, but its a great "in-between" book. I sometimes like to read something easy as a break from heavier, more serious novels. As a whole, it was a nice break, but not something I can really recommend to serious readers.
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