The Chandler Brothers from New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips are back!
He’s the town’s most popular playboy.
She’s sworn off men and weddings for good.
Police officer, Rick Chandler, has managed to fend off the marriage-minded women in his small town but it’s getting more difficult with each passing day. After all, there’s something about the Chandler charm that keeps them coming back with hope in their hearts. What’s a man determined to stay single to do?
Kendall Sutton is a cliche, a runaway bride stuck on the side of the road, until she’s rescued by the sexiest cop she’s ever seen. In spite of her pearly gown and tiara, Kendall vows to never get married—which makes her the ideal fake girlfriend to ward off Rick’s legion of admirers.
But when their charade starts to feel real, suddenly the town’s most popular playboy has marriage on his mind – but will a woman with Kendall’s jaded past ever say “I do”?
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.
In the first book of Phillips's trilogy (The Bachelor) about the irresistible marriage-resistant Chandler brothers of rural Yorkshire Falls, N.Y., footloose foreign correspondent Roman got hooked, thanks to the ingenious plotting of his matchmaking mama. This follow-up focuses on the middle brother, Rick, a loving but broken-hearted divorcee determined to resist both mom's marriage plots and those of his admirers roughly every single woman in town. To do so, Rick employs a counterplot involving equally commitment-shy Kendall Sutton, whom the playboy policeman rescues from a car mishap as she's fleeing her own wedding. But will the independent twosome, feigning coupledom to remove themselves from the matchmaking game, foil themselves by genuinely falling for each other? Of course. In fact, there's little in the way of surprise or suspense herein. The characters express astonishment at certain plot turns, but readers won't, as all devious deeds are broadcast miles in advance. Still, the brothers' considerable charisma makes up for many sins of style and substance. Those who like their romances fast 'n' frothy may well find this lightweight tale an appealing afternoon's diversion.
ARC for honest review with no compensation Received from BookSprout 4.5 stars
The Playboy is book 2 in the Chandler Brothers series by Carly Phillips. In book 1 we discover that their mother is ill with heart trouble (really indigestion) so the saga continues to get her sons settled down with the right woman...
Up next is Rick, police officer, sexy, handsome and always fighting off the designing women as he has no intention of getting married… Until Kendall Sutton. She is stuck by the side of the road and who comes to her rescue but sexy Rick Chandler.
These two are determined marriage is not for them…but…when their fake relationship starts to feel Real, what will they do? Can’t wait to see what happens to the final Chandler brother the next book!
Ah, officer hottie! Rick Chandler is the brother who doesn’t want a wife. Doesn’t want anything like that. The ladies of the town sure do like to find ways to be near him though.
Kendall Sutton, came to Yorkshire Falls to deal with some property and fell right into the path of officer Chandler!
A lot of laughs from a run away bride, crazy women and teenagers!
Book 2 doesn’t disappoint!
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This is book 2 in The Chandler Brothers series and it features Rick and Kendall. Their meeting was unusual as is their quick arrangement. They both think they have it all under control until they don’t. Don’t forget that their mother, Raina, seems to be quite the manipulator when it comes to seeing her sons settle down.
I love the Chandler brothers and their mom! The story line is fantastic. Tremendous character growth for most of the characters. I can’t wait to visit Yorkshire Falls in the next and final book in The Chandler Brothers series.