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Toxic Bachelors

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  3,132 ratings  ·  155 reviews
Danielle Steel explores the perils of dating, relationships, and love in a novel that takes us into the intoxicating, infuriating world of three charming single men, also known as…

Toxic Bachelors

They were the best of friends and the most daunting of bachelors....Charlie Harrington, a handsome philanthropist, has such high expectations for his perfect bride that no mortal
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 26th 2008 by Dell (first published 2005)
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As always with Danielle Steel, I was not disappointed. She has an amazing way of drawing you into the lives of her characters. One of the things I took away from this book is that you can not live your life in fear of what may happen. With each of her characters, you see how the only thing keeping them from happiness is their own selves. I also liked how there was more than 1 love story to follow in this book.
I read up until Chapter 3 and then couldn't read anymore. I just found it so boring!

Since I hate leaving books unfinished though, I did thumb through the rest. Charlie falls for a woman who lies about her background since she is even richer than he is and wants to make sure he is interested in her and not just her money. He resents her a bit and then gets over it. They get married and she gets pregnant.

The lawyer (I forget his name) gets a girl who is only a few years older than his daugher preg
I used to love Danielle Steel, she was my escape from heavy books that left me feeling deflated. The last couple books of her's just left me feeling like they were enjoyable but not something I would recommend. Maybe it is because I am listening to them on audio and she is one of those authors that just reads much better. In any event this one was good, I felt invested in the characters and the story line was ok. At some points it was just boring, predictable or (I hate to say it) stupid.
Carol  MacInnis
Three eligible bachelors are the best of friends who all have commitment issues. Charles Harrington, who lost his loving parents when he was 16 and his sister dropped out of school to look after Charlie. Unfortunately, his sister died of a brain tumour 5 years after losing his parents. Although his inheritance was more than ample, his relationships always seemed to end before they even started. Engaged several times, Charlie felt that perhaps he couldn't make it all the way to the altar because ...more
In Toxic Bachelors, Danielle Steel told us another tale from a different POV for her main character--men's. For Charlie, Gray and Adam, they were three commitment-phobic confirmed bachelors and best friends for life. Charlie, a handsome philanthropist, wanted a special someone with high expectations for Mrs. Right; Adam, a 40-year-old celebrity lawyer, preferred his women young and for short-term, while Gray, a gifted artist, couldn't imagine having a family with the woman he with. When one summ ...more
Ronald Wise
Three close male friends, each allergic to marriage for his own reasons, meet woman who challenge their concepts of that institution. There were heart-warming scenes, but the dialog was rather weak and the characters fairly stereotypic. This is the first of Steel's books I've read and afterward a friend told me he had read many of her books and found them all very similar. From her list of past novels, it looks like she pumps them out at the rate of two or three a year, but I reluctantly added t ...more
Kristi Vu
This is a story about 3 bachelors, one who was left very wealthy by the loss of his parents at an early age and his only sister at 21, the second who was also very wealthy, an entertainment lawyer who grew up in a very dysfunctional family and the third a starving artist who also came from a very dysfunctional family. The 3 are the best of friends who all have very distraught views of relationships and marriage. This is a story of friendship, growth and finding true love. Is an easy read and del ...more
If I could have given this book a zero star rating I really would have. It was probably the worst book I've ever read. I was forced to read it when stuck in a train station outside of Chicago at 2:00 a.m. waiting for the cab I'd called to show up and take me back to my hotel. I had to wait for more than an hour, and saw this book on the shelf and picked it up thinking it would be good for a laugh. It was not. It straddled that delicated line between mediocre and ridiculous that can only be calle ...more
AMAAAZING!!! I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I was unenthusiastic about reading it at first. The only reason I started it in the first place was lack of another book. It turned out to be one of my favorite books of all time!!! I loooooooooooooooved the ending, particuly adam's ending. I breezed through this book so quickly and couldn't put it down. Great summer read!! Ily, danielle steel!

This is a book about a bunch of guys who are jerks who meet a bunch of women who are only validated by "rescuing" them. Probably the last thing anyone in the world needs to read.

But hey, if it's your thing... one guy pretty much needs a mom, one guy needs to buy a clue and one guy... I don't know, needs to date women older than his daughter. It's all pretty gross from all angles.
6 people, each with some type of hang up about relationships. Each person has a wonderful heart and I fell in love with each person as they worked out their problems slowly but surely. An awesome book that reminded me that people can work through their problems if they want to and if they have the right incentive to do so. As always, Danielle Steel hit a home run in my book!
Lorrie brooks
We as readers are taken along the journey of three different men and there paths toward love. This story shows that love can come when we least expect it and in the most unlikely places and our preconceived notions of our type are usually all wrong and the person that right for us is just the opposite of that.
Older book sitting on my bookshelf, decided why not do a trashy romance novel for summer? Quite predictable yet I read the whole easy, mindless read but wouldn't recommend you rush to the store and pick up a copy :)
I personally did not like the book I got a few chapters in and I could not stay interested in it. I was particularly annoyed with how it gave the same descriptions over and over in the first few chapters.
Read this back in 2005 when it was a new release.. REally good book about 3 friends & their annual trip on one of their boats. Its filled with unexpected twists and turns...
Awwww what a perfect ending for a great group of friends. For a change I enjoyed reading about three different main characters as I find Danielle Steel does a lot of. Normally I find it can be a bit annoying but I didn't feel lost with the way she carried over their lives from one character to the next. A few times I did get quite annoyed with these guys that seemed to have a lot going for them but were too scared to move through life taking chances. Especially when they were all at times a litt ...more
hideously bad. but i couldn't put it down...i guess i was desperate.
The first few pages will give you an insight to Charlie, Gray and Adam's lives together and it's Not gay gay just too clingy to each other. It's pretty repetitive. Not just the words throughout the book (like deal-breaker, eggs being cooked, etc) but also how they love each other and there always having the time together on that dang big yacht.

Anyway, it's your typical wishy washy, lovey dovey, happy ending book. I gave it four stars just because I am still in love with the idea
I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I had not read a Danielle Steel novel in over twenty years after reading several in a row that I did not enjoy. This one was in a bag of books from a family member that I trade books with and I decided to give it a try. I'm glad that I did! I enjoyed the friendship between the three main characters, and I really liked two of them, Charlie Harrington and Gray Hawk. I didn't find Adam Weiss quite as likeable through most of the book, although he did ha ...more
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction, 2005, 10 CD's
TIME/PLACE: Present, NYC & yachting in the Mediterranean
CHARACTERS: Charles/46-yr-old philanthropist; Adam/41-yr-old entertainment lawyer; Grey/51-yr-old artist

COMMENTS: Library. 3 middle-aged men spend vacations together cruising the Mediterranean in summer & the Caribbean in winter. They are confirmed bachelors and not looking for relationsh
Sharon Huether
I didn't think I would like this book. As the story starts three very shallow men are on their boat, the Blue Moon, sailing near Italy. Charles used women, never committing. Adam with many girlfriends giving them all the material things they wanted, and getting tired of them. Gray always wanted to heal the wounded. In the year after they vacation, they all found the loves of their lives. THIS BOOK TURNED OUT TO BE VERY GOOD.
It was like "Reading" a drama script which would be apt for making a movie someday. It was interesting in bits and pieces, but was a very simple story overall. It had no element of surprise, no illustrations and was very neat. I liked the character of Sylvia but had no idea what was Maggie all about?
The part i liked the most was the occurrence of the event here Boy shows up and make Gray realize how important family is and to gather courage to fight his ridiculous fears.
But it was a nice read ov
I hadn't read a Danielle Steel novel since I was in my twenties and now I remember why...I also remember why I picked them up in the first place. It was predictable and repetitive; the characters were caricatures of people, walking cliches. I knew how it would end before I was part way through the novel but there was one moment I was brought to tears, (which isn't hard to do), and a few moments that made me chuckle. If you want a light read this is the novel for you, if you want something that m ...more
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The book was mildly entertaining and the characters were ok, but not as well rounded or defined as I would have liked. The story centers on 3 male friends who are all very different from each other but they have a bond and they spend each summer together cruising on a luxury yacht meeting girls and partying.

It was fun to read about life on the yacht. The story shows the progression of relationships with each of the guys as they meet various different girls in their tra
Mary Honeycutt
This was my first Danielle Steele book and it was pretty good. These guys were definitely "toxic" bachelors. Charlie was extremely likeable, and I felt sorry for Grey and felt Adam was a total jerk. I know each of these guys became who there were because of extenuating circumstances, but I'm glad they had each other all those years to confide in. It's funny that they all thought they'd never get married either for the first time or ever again and then they all fall head-over-heels in love, after ...more
Tirza Horvath
The book wasn't as good asI have expected, though I did like the ending. At first I didn't like Adam and his chosen love interest, and at somepoint I even disliked Adam because of what he had suggested, but then they sorted things out and it was nice to read about them too. I think the couple I liked the best was Charlie and his love interest. Gray and his love interest was okay too, but they were not as interesting or as romantic.
So over all the book was okay, but it could have been better.
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Jennifer Worry
Not a bad little read. It is written in the typical style of all Daniele Steel books. The book focuses on three best friends who are all damaged when it comes to women and love. Of course by the end of the book all three have found love with women in ways that they never expected. It was pretty predictable from the go, but was still enjoyable.
Jun 15, 2007 Kari is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: a jilted woman
I've just started reading this book. I bought it because the title was one I couldn't pass up. So far it's typical Danielle Steele-soooooo much description and character building in order to make the book longer. Also, most of the conversations between the three male characters are completely unbelievable. In the beginning, I was completely jealous of all three men. There's nothing like reading about one, let alone three characters that have it made, especially when you have so much struggle in ...more
I am not a huge Danielle Steel fan, but this one was so different from a lot of her others. It's romance from the man's point of view. A small group of male friends vow they won't get married. A really fun read!
Sarah Griguer
Introduces readers to new experiencesthat the characters have been through so readers may get inspired.
It's a new vision on characters who's lives get totally changer, and how they get along with it.
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