The Chandler Brothers from New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips are back!
He’s a loner who indulges in a one night stand out of town.
She’s a senator’s daughter who never expects to see her indulgence again.
Small town journalist Chase Chandler has waited a long time for the chance at a national story, putting his dreams on hold to help with his younger trouble-making siblings and taking over the family newspaper. His trip to Washington D.C. is business only until he gets a look at the seductive red-head.
Sloane Carlisle isn’t just any woman. She’s a senator’s daughter whose world has been rocked by news that devastates her and she finds solace in Chase’s arms. She was never supposed to see him again except when she heads to the small town of Yorkshire Falls to uncover the truth about her family, she runs headlong into the man she can’t forget and suddenly he’s by her side. All. The. Time.
Because unbeknownst to Sloane, in exchange for an exclusive, all Chase needs to do is keep her safe. He’s watched his siblings fall in love and marry and suddenly the man who thought he was finished raising a family wants one with the woman who made him believe in love at first sight. What will it take to get Sloane to say the two words that could turn the town’s most eligible bachelor into the world’s sexiest spouse?
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.
Of all the bars in Washington, D.C., Sloane Carlisle happens to walk into the hole-in-the-wall where Chase Chandler is nursing a Miller draft. Avowed singleton Chase needs a cold one after overdosing on the marital bliss of his younger brother, Roman, and Roman's pregnant wife, Charlotte. (Roman and the third Chandler brother, Rick, starred in Phillips's paperback bestsellers The Bachelor and The Playboy.) Sloane has come in search of scotch straight up to recover from shocking news: she's not the biological daughter of Sen. Michael Carlisle, whose dead first wife, Sloane's mother, grew up in Yorkshire Falls, N.Y., where Chase is publisher of the local paper. Furthermore, Sloane has learned, two Carlisle staffers may be plotting to kill her real father. Chase knows none of this only that here is "a vision in a dress so pink, so short, so bare, it ought to be illegal." And Sloane has no idea that Chase has come to Washington hoping for a scoop on Senator Carlisle. Nevertheless, one smoldering glance is enough to seal the couple's fate. The ensuing sex scene is vintage Phillips: uninhibited lubricity made responsible (condoms) and romantic (champagne). While the characters busily tell themselves and each other that it's just for tonight, readers have the bonus thrill of certainty that tonight is the beginning of forever. Whether between soft covers or hard, Phillips loves to get her hero and heroine in bed or up against a pool table, surrounded by salivating louts, in the book's kinkiest passage. But family values so dominate the interstitial scenes, it's a safe bet that Senator Carlisle is a Republican. And that Phillips's fans will make the leap to hardcover in droves. Featured alternate selection of the Doubleday Book Club, the Literary Guild, Rhapsody and Venus Book Club.
This is book 3 in The Chandler Brothers series and it features Chase and Sloane. Their one night stand was definitely one to remember as they left quite the impression on one another. When they met again, the drama in her life left him being her protector...for a price! Sloan’s character is completely relatable. The basis of what she went through is more common than we’d like to believe. I also understand Chase’s stance in the whole matter. Communication is key!
Fantastic story line! The main characters had tremendous growth. I was most shocked by Samson though! I always look forward to reading books by this fabulous author.
Book 3 is my favorite
Chase Chandler is the oldest of the Chandler brothers. He put his life on hold to take care of his younger brothers. Now he’s followed his dreams to go to DC to take over a story for the local newspaper. Then he meets her.
Sloane Carlisle is a senator’s daughter that has just had her world changed.
These two have a one night stand and then find themselves involved in a mystery that could end with people dead.
Book 3 is a goodie!!!
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This is my favorite chandler brother. Youget to see all three getting their lives In order and moving on. Chase getting to leave the small town and try to write a huge story he did t expect what that would me and that it would bring him back home as personal protection. Chase and Sloan are so great and I loved finding out how everyone deals with secrets for the past when politics are involved. This was one of my first books by Carly Phillips of course 20 years ago when this series first came out and it is still one of my favorites and very glad I followed Kelly Ripas book recommendation for the bachelor and this series.