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Kiss Me If You Can (Bachelor Blogs #1)

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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  3,365 ratings  ·  157 reviews
The "New York Times"- and "USA Today"-bestselling author is back with The Most Eligible Bachelors, a tantalizing new series loosely connected to her successful Hot Zone series, featuring the most wanted men of New York City.

He’s New York’s Most Eligible Bachelor…

She’s just not interested!


Sam Cooper (“Coop”) has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. After...more
Paperback, 377 pages
Published July 27th 2010 by HQN (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jae
One word... boring. From the beginning, it failed to grab my interest. The pace was too slow, the dialogs were juvenile and not much of a story, really. Towards the end, I just skimmed through and didn't really care about the outcome of the characters.
But the sex scene was HOT though.
Stephanie
Cute little story. Somewhat light read, but I needed that right now. Sop far Carly Phillips has yet to disappoint.

Characters were pretty likable. Heroine was a tad annoying at times but overall she was bearable. The resolution of the story was a little too easy, but it like I said it was a light read so I expected this.
Donna
I liked this book at the beginng, then it got a little irritiating. I didn't like the grandmother at all, she was manipulative and unremorseful. Lexie and Coop's miscommunications and hang-ups were too exaggerated to be believable. In fact the whole "poor, misunderstood Lexie, so different than her family" was just lame.
★ ßurçακ ★
Çok eğlenceli, çerezlik bi kitap..Tarzında güzeldi :))

Bir kuyumcu soygununu engelleyen Coop kendini biranda şehrin gözde bekarı olarak bir gazetenin bölümünde buluyor.. Ve kuyumcunun kızı ona ödül olarak bi takı seçmesini istiyor Coop'da almak zorunda olduğu için kendisine en ucuz görünen yüzüğü seçiyor.. Ama yüzüğün geçmişi dosyası kapanmamış bir hırsızlık davasına dayanıyor :D

Lexie ise Coop yüzüğü seçerken tvde izliyor ve yüzüğü büyükannesinin kolyesinin benzeri olduğu için ona doğum gününde...more
Shelly
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Limau Nipis
After waking up this morning, I decided this book does not deserve the 3 stars that I rated yesterday, so I am going to revise my rating and give it just a 1-star.

Thanks to fellow GR member, Jae, that I was sorry I picked this up without reading her review first.

YES, IT IS BBBBBOORINGG! (with a capital B).

Seriously I want to tell the hero and heroine just go to a relationship counselor or take a course on 'How to Communicate With Your Partner'.

Oh WAIT, you have a book for THAT





So let me tell you...more
Lyndsay


There is the Chapelle sketch about buying the "wrap it up" music from award shows. You push a button and the music starts playing for somebody to wrap it up. While reading this book i wished there was a wrap it up button. I know, I know its a fluffy chick lit. However I defend fluffy chic lit in that some are really good and entertaining. This one the characters where annoying.
Seriously the heroine didn't see her need for world travel as her escape route for dealing with her family?

The mystery...more
Nicole
Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: 7/27/10
How I got this book: NetGalley

Phillips starts yet another series with promise called The Bachelor Blogs! The first book, Kiss Me If You Can highlights Coop, the newest Bachelor to grace the blog. Coop gains semi fame status when he catches a jewelry store robber in the act. The store owner’s daughter is so grateful, she gives him the choice of any merchandise in the store. Coop, hating the theatrics, chooses something he things is gaudy and ugly and bolts as qu...more
Radostina
Honestly, not exactly my cup of tea. I rarely read chick lit, so I guess I shouldn't even be reviewing this one as my opinion is not necessarily indicative of the quality of the book, but..oh well... It was a good way to kill a couple of hours on a Sunday afternoon and that's about it. Shallow plot, hollow characters, not much of an action for the reader to follow. The initial premise was quite interesting, but unfortunately the author failed to develop it enough in order to make it exciting. To...more
Barb
Sam Cooper ("Coop") has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn't interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.
Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Co...more
Shea
Lately Carly Phillips' books have disappointed me a little. This one was way too predictable--not that I need a romance novel to surprise me in any way, they normally don't, but this one was way over-the-top preditable, almost like a math equation (you need this + this to = a romance). I didn't really feel the chemistry between the characters and it kind of bothered me that they basically just argued the whole time about their different lifestyles. I know they needed some obstacles, but if you'r...more
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
A couple of characters with a bit of depth and background to them, decently written dialog, a bit of mystery, and nobody who is TSTL. Combine those ingredients and what do you get? A decently written light contemporary romance that earns 3.75 stars from me. Well into the 'Really Liked It' range.

Coop is the crime beat newspaper reporter who is a bit of a homebody. Lexi is the world traveler with daddy issues. And yet they somehow manage to work it out in the end.
Ruth
ok. weakly developed plot, not much depth to characters - IMHO.
Laura
3 1/2 stars
This is the first in a new series call "Bachelor Blogs" by Carly Phillips.

Sam Cooper is the crime beat reporter for the Daily, but when he finds himself on the other end of the crime, he feels a little uncomfortable. When he foils a jewelry store heist, the owner's daughter is so grateful that she offers him a piece of vintage jewelry as a thanks. He reluctantly accepts because the local newscast was watching. When Lexie Davis sees the report and the ring that looks like a match a a n...more
Jessi
First romance in awhile where I didn't have to check the end to make sure I would enjoy the story. I think I'll like this series and it makes another fine addition to the Phillips' canon.
Sam Cooper, known to his friends and family as "Coop," is a reporter who foils a bank robbery and is allowed to choose a ring as his reward. He doesn't want to but is pressured into choosing a ring that, after some research, it's discovered was part of a robbery in the fifties. Not knowing the history, Lexie Dav...more
Liza
Carly Phillips gives her readers another winner with Kiss Me If You Can. Sam Cooper is a reporter for the crime beat who finds himself the center of his own beat after he stops a jewelry-store robbery. When he is given a ring as the reward for stopping the jewelry-store robbery, he becomes the most eligible bachelor in New York City for his own paper, on the run from all the women of New York City. That is until Lexie Davis contacts him about the ring he was given matching a necklace that belong...more
Lockenest
Carly Phillips' books are what I consider "fun" and this book is no exception. The first book of the "Bachelor Blog" series is about Sam Cooper, news reporter, and Lexie Davis, a web designer, meet after Lexie sees Sam interviewed on TV after he foils a robbery attempt at a jewelry store. As a reward, the jewelry owner's daughter let's Sam pick anything from the store as a reward. Sam, not wanting anything but does pick something since the daughter insisted, picks a ring that looks vaguely famil...more
NovelReaction
Sam ‘Coop’ Cooper has suddenly become the city’s most eligible bachelor when he stops a robbery in progress, is caught on the news and is rewarded with an engagement ring by the jewelry store. In Carly Phillips’ Kiss Me If You Can, Lexie is amazed to see a ring awarded to Coop that exactly matches the diamond necklace her grandmother always wears with her housedress and Lexie decides she needs to purchase the ring for her grandmother’s birthday. Coop, after being approached by the desperate marr...more
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
You know the saying: "Guys don't make passes at girls who wear glasses." That's not the case when Coop meets Lexie for the first down. He's instantly attracted to her which will help working with her investigating the ring he recieved as an award that much easier. Lexie and Coop are complete opposites; she likes to travel and tries to be a free spirit like her grandmother. She doesn't even have her own place. Coop is settled, not very adventurous and doesn't take chances. But they one thing they...more
Serap
günümüzde geçen bir hikaye , eğlenceli kısa ve sıkmayan bir anlatım tarzı var.
hikaye sam adlı muhabir ve ve kitabı neredeyse yok(!)satan ama azimli yazarımızın bir soygunu engellemesi ile başlar ve ödül olarak kuyumcunun sahibinin kızının ona istediği mücevheri seçme şansı tanır tabi bizim mütevazı çocuk içlerinde en gösterişsiz olduğunu düşündüğü yüzüğü seçiyor.
lexie adlı kızımızda başarılı bir web tasarımcısı ve büyükannesine aşık bir genç kızdır, haberlerde sam in seçtiği yüzüğü görür ve bü...more
Janice Liedl
Zany: that's the word that sums up this book, from the premise to the jewelery that brings our hero and heroine together right through to the happily-ever-after. The heroine has a free-spirited grandmother with a one-of-a-kind necklace that seems a bit less unique when the news highlights a strikingly similar one-of-a-kind ring that's given as a reward to a heroic reporter who stopped a robber's getaway.

Hero and heroine meet up when she seeks to buy the ring that he's beginning to suspect is sto...more
Ada
What a great read (but then again, not surprised with a Carly Phillips book!)

Here we have a book about a reluctant hero, Sam "Coop" Cooper, who foils a robbery and instantly becomes a hero. Not only is he splashed on the news and given a reward from the owners of the jewellery store in the form on an antique ring but the local paper that he works for also named him the first Bachelor for their Bachelor Blogs. He's swarmed by numerous winners looking for a good time and for a chance to wear said...more
Isis FG
I'm not a huge Carly Phillips fan, but I tend to enjoy her books. This one was just so-so for me. Not bad, not good, just fairly average.

Series Note:
First book in Phillips new series "Bachelor Blogs" about sexy bachelors in NYC and the women they fall for.

Summary:
Crime reporter Sam Coop is at his favorite hot dog stand one day when he sees a robbery in progress at a nearby jewelry store. Coop leaps into action and manages to capture the robber. The jewelry store owner is so grateful she lets Coo...more
Jess
I'm not sure what to say about this one, I've had some hits and some misses with this author and I guess this was a miss.

The gist of the book, Sam Cooper is a crime beat writer with aspirations of becoming a novelist. He becomes one of the most eligible bachelors in NYC when he foils a robbery attempt. His reward? Getting his name in the Bachelor Blog and an old ring. His newspaper instincts are telling him that this old ring has a story behind it, and he proves himself right. Now he has females...more
Seduced By Books
I happened upon this read following one of our fellow bloggers sites. I figured I'd give it a try coming from one of the reviewers we respect. It's not in the usual paranormal genre, but I enjoy a good read.

I had never read Carly Phillips before, but I can tell you I will be again!!! This read was definitely one I didn't put down. It was quick-witted and full of fun romance. I finished it in about 4 hours.

Coop is a instantly, likeable character. He is recovering from a past that leaves him wary...more
Rhonda
In Manhattan Sam "Coop" Cooper always reports the crimes news not stars in the story. That is until he stops for lunch at a dirty dog stand in Midtown while he works a story on apartment burglaries in the Upper West Side. He notices something odd in nearby Vintage Jewelers and knocked out a thief using a hot dog medal lid cover.

Watching the store along with her teenage daughter for her dad who is in Florida, grateful Anna Burnett forces Coop to take a ring as a thank you. TV news catches the af...more
Sarah
When crime reporter Sam Cooper stops a jewelry store robbery he suddenly finds himself named New York's most eligible bachelor by the press. With his new found status women are falling over themselves to catch him but Coop isn't interested. The only woman who catches his eye is Lexie and the only thing she is interested in is the ring he was given as a reward - she wants to buy it as a gift for her grandmother who already owns the matching necklace. The attraction between them is intense but whe...more
Mary
Carly Phillips's books are always a fun read and this one is no exception. Coop and Lexie are fantastic characters, and I love their interactions. A bored reporter by day, novelist by night, Sam Cooper (Coop) foils a jewelry store robbery and is given a ring as a reward. Turns out this ring has a past--and Lexie Davis recognizes it as a match for her grandmother's favorite necklace. She sets out to buy it from Coop but he's already tracking its history and has found out it was reported stolen ma...more
Leigh
You know sometimes it is difficult to know how to review a book because of what is happening in your life. I read this book while a relative was in the hospital, and I was staying up there at least 20 hours a day. I found the book very easy to read and I was never bored. But when I put it down I wasn't compelled to pick up it again immediately. But I can't think of any book that would have overcome my worry and exhaustion.

Sam Cooper comes from a family of cops. He father is a retired cop, and...more
Kathy
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