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THE BACHELOR


The Chandler Brothers from New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips are back!


He’s got wanderlust and no intention of settling down.


She’s home to stay and has put her bad boy ex in her rearview mirror.



After spending his life abroad, embracing his freedom at every turn as a foreign correspondent, Roman Chandler finds himself the brother nominated to deal with his ailing mother’s matchmaking shenanigans. Thanks to a coin toss, he needs to find someone to marry and fast. It shouldn’t be that hard in sleepy Yorkshire Falls where women fall over themselves to hook a Chandler man.


But Roman only wants the one woman who got away.


Charlotte Bronson is back home to put down roots and get her lingerie business off the ground. She’s not interested in her past or a man that chose to chase breaking news stories to the far corners of the earth over her. No matter how good they used to be or how combustible their chemistry still burns.


It’s up to Roman to convince Charlotte he’s a changed man and here to stay.


In honor of THE BACHELOR’s 20th Anniversary all three books have been updated and will be reissued with gorgeous NEW covers with the same content but modernized for your reading pleasure. The BACHELOR was the first book that Kelly Ripa chose for her Reading with Ripa Bookclub.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2002
July 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
370
Pages
PUBLISHER
CP Publishing
SELLER
CP Publishing LLC
SIZE
508
KB

Customer Reviews

Sandy Sch ,

3.25stars-family, friendships, secrets and lies

3.25 stars-THE BACHELOR is the first instalment in Carly Phillip’s contemporary, adult THE CHANDLER BROTHERS erotic, romance series. This is journalist and foreign correspondent Roman Chandler, and lingerie boutique owner Charlotte Bronson’s story line.

NOTE: THE BACHELOR is the 20th anniversary re-release of the 2002 like titled book with an updated cover and content.

Told from third person perspectives including Roman and Charlotte, THE BACHELOR follows several paths including the second chance relationship between foreign correspondent Roman Chandler, and lingerie boutique owner Charlotte Bronson. Ten years earlier Roman Chandler broke Charlotte Bronson’s heart, and in the ensuing time Roman travelled the world where the opportunity called. A health scare for his mother brought Roman home to Yorkshire Falls, and along with his brothers Rick and Chase, tossed a coin to see who would honour his mother’s wishes by getting married and having a child. Losing the toss, Roman knew of only one woman that quite possibly would be acceptable to going it alone, as Roman had no plans of remaining in Yorkshire Falls after doing his duty to father a child. What ensues is the building romance and relationship between Charlotte and Roman, and the fall-out when the truth is revealed.

Charlotte Bronson knows rejection first hand-not only from the man who has walked back into her life, but from the father who never stayed longer than a few days at a time. Falling for Roman was the easy part, losing her heart was about to destroy her once again.

Meanwhile, someone in the town of Yorkshire Falls is breaking and entering, stealing lingerie from clients who have shopped at Charlotte’s store. When the finger is pointed at our story line hero, Roman struggles in the face of sins of the past, but none more so, than the sin he is about to commit against the woman he loves.

The relationship between Charlotte and Roman is one of second chances; a rekindling romance predicated upon the toss of a coin in which Roman is the loser in more ways than one. Having no intention of staying in Yorkshire Falls, our hero has plans to seduce Charlotte Bronson, never intending to stick around for the long haul. The $ex scenes are intimate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text but I did not feel any palpable sexual energy or attraction between our leading couple. Ten years of heart break, and our heroine was ready and willing within a few hours of Roman’s return. Roman was there to do a job, and continued to believe he would walk away, once again.

There is a large ensemble cast of colorful and energetic secondary and supporting characters including Roman’s brothers Chases and Rick, as well as their widowed mother Raina; Charlotte’s parents Russell and Annie, and her co-worker and best friend Beth Hansen; and several townies including Samson Humphrey, Dr. Eric Fallon; Dr. Leslie Gaines.

THE BACHELOR is a story of family, friendships, secrets and lies; a story of opportunity, manipulation (on so many levels) , forgiveness and love. An interesting premise with a number of inconsiderate, manipulative and reckless characters, THE BACHELOR was a bit of a struggle for this voracious reader.

MmePinky ,

A Must Read!!

I can see why Kelly Ripa had it on her “Ripa Bookclub” list! Even though written 20 years ago, it still vibrates with fabulous characters, an engaging story line, scorching love scenes and absolute “laugh out loud” by-play. Loved Roman and Charlotte’s second chance at Love! A Must Read!!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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