The Bachelor by Carly Phillips

Published by Warner books

Why I read this: Okay, I bought it for 2 really silly reasons. 1) It was only twenty five cents in a hospital library. 2) It had the 'Reading with Ripa' book club selection stamped on the inside back flap. I have only read one other book by this author. Summer Lovin'. It was rather boring, so I had not planned on reading anything else by the author, but hey, who can pass up a $0.25 hardcover romance book by a popular author? Not I.

Will this bad boy make it to the altar? It takes a very special woman to
catch a Chandler man... Meet the Chandlers - a trio of sexy brothers and the
most eligible men in town...until their mother falls ill. As her three sons
gather at her side, she makes two desperate demands: "Get married! Give me
grandchildren!" 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 who
won't go chasing off to the far corners of the earth for a breaking news story.
He wants her to say "I do". Will-she or won't-she? Can the love of the right
woman transform a go-it-alone guy into a stick-around-forever kind of man?

In all honesty, I only got 3 or 4 chapters in before I gave up. What I know for sure is that Roman's mother pretends to have a heart condition in order to guilt trip her sons into getting married and giving her grand babies. They are very good sons who don't want to upset their mother, so they flip a coin to see who goes first. Roman wins. Or loses. However you want to look at it.

Charlotte and Roman went on one date when they were in high school. Charlotte liked Roman very much, but as soon as she found out that he didn't plan to stick around, she put the brakes on their relationship before it really had the chance to get started. Roman has since then always considered her 'the one that got away'.

You see, Roman is a reporter who is not happy being in one place. He plans to marry a nice girl his mom approves off, get her pregnant, and then go off and do his reporter thing...only coming back home for things like birthdays, Christmas, etc.

Charlotte had a father who was never around, so she does not want to get involved with Roman at all.

Roman has decided to pursue her even though he knows she would not be happy with a husband who is gone all the time.
Currently, Charlotte owns a ladies lingerie store, and someone in town is breaking into homes and stealing a certain brand of underwear from her costumers.

I'm sure that by the end of the book, Roman decides to stick around.

I stopped reading because the story could not hold my attention. There is nothing that I didn't like about it, I don't think. It's just not interesting. I think that I will try it again another time when I am in the mood for something fluffy.
If you read and liked this book and think I should pick it up again, like right now, then let me know :-)


  1. Lori // 12:25 a.m.  

    Of all the books in this series, the one that I liked most was The Playboy. It's middle son Rick's story. I really have to be looking for some fluff to read Carly Phillips these days. She used to be an autobuy for me. I'm so sad to say that now she is a "when I've read everything else and need something to see me through, I'll get to her" buy for me. But I'm a pretty forgiving reader, and I did finish The Bachelor (but I read The Playboy first).

  2. QB // 9:43 p.m.  

    Aw, man! DNF? Well, at least you're only out a quarter.

  3. nath // 4:26 p.m.  

    The thing is that I guess the storylne was too predictable. I haven't really read this author, I've tried, but most of the time, I find her a bit boring ^^;