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Bachelor's Special

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  198 ratings  ·  49 reviews
Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill’s life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a
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Published June 10th 2013 by Entangled: Indulgence
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May 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you are after a well-written romantic read that is filled with sexual tension, wit and humour, has wonderful characters and a great storyline, then this ticks all the boxes. It was a pleasure to read. Whilst there wasn’t a vast amount of steamy content, when it did happen it was worth it.

I absolutely loved Jill and Chet. They were both strong individuals with characters traits that weren’t unrealistic. Jill, a chef, is honest, open, witty and determined. Her life goals are to run a successful
Zee Monodee
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
The copy I received was a pdf one, 226 pages long. Turns out the book itself is 211 pages long, with a teaser at the end for another Entangled release. I'm a fast reader, but not that fast, especially when life/kids/hubby/kitchen is screaming for my attention every other minute.

So imagine how it is possible that I read Bachelor's Special under 2 hours? I read it in bits and pieces, but I computed the time, and it's less than 2 hours. How did this happen?

Well, nothing else but the easy, flowing
Roxanne Kade
May 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book had everything that makes up a great romance read.
It was fun and light at times, with many sexy, sensual kisses. Throw in a bit of conflict, a few broken souls who constantly disregard their true feelings and it’s a match made in heaven.

The characters are all really great…okay maybe not all…Gina was a real skank. I was immediately thrown into Jill’s world of culinary pleasure. Her passion for cooking was clearly visible but when the dashing Chet Castle entered her kitchen it all went
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a romantic roller coaster ride from the first page! Jill Adgate has a job she's been dreaming of for a long time. She is a sous chef working for a well known restaurant. She loves the hard work and long hours. She is prepping the dessert for a private birthday celebration, when Tall Dark And Handsome walks into her kitchen. She is immediately flustered, and things go downhill quickly. She is fired. Plus, the head chef who fired her spreads evil gossip, and her reputation is ruined.

Chef Jill Adgate career has not gone as smoothly as she had hoped once she graduated culinary school. The first thing that started the wobbly path of a chef was an unfortunate accident involving a cake, a few tears, and the most heat intensive kiss she had ever experienced. A year and several jobs later, she has agreed to a blind date and finds the man who set her on her tumultuous career path.

Chet Castle has not forgotten the beautiful chef who unnerved him. Having been burned once before and
Casey Peeler
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read every single word of Bachelor’s Special in one night! It took me a minute to follow what happened in the restaurant, but once I did I was hooked… that could possible be to a glass of wine or two before reading (hehehe) No, really, it was a cute read and very hot at times.

The relationship between Chet and Jill is hot from the get go. I mean he walks in and sees her and kisses her to make her toes curl! When they are set up on a blind date, Jill hopes that Chet will not recognize her, but
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After losing her job as a chef in an upscale restaurant due an unfortunate accident involving a birthday cake and a hot guy (it's not what you think), Jill finds that landing another job as lead chef in any local establishment is nearly impossible. Her actions with the hot guy have labeled her within the industry and she's been bouncing from one job after another when it turns out the restaurants don't want her for her talent in the kitchen but the talent they want from her in the bedroom. ...more
Nikki Barrett
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ahh, Christine does it again. 4.5 lightning bolts!

This review is originally posted at Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More. i was given this e-copy by the publisher for an honest and unscripted review. All thoughts are strictly my own!

I'm not sure what's hotter....summertime in Phoenix, or the sizzling sexual tension between Chet and Jill in Ms. Warner's latest book, Bachelor's Special. I'll tell you what I love more- the heat between these two! I'll
Liz at Fictional Candy
I tend to get excited when a local author comes up for review, so when I got a chance to read Bachelor’s Special – even though it really isn’t one of my normal genres – I jumped at it. I was pleasantly surprised to find a funny, snarky, and romantic story within this book.

Jill is a chef, and on the night of the birthday party for a very elderly woman two things happen. One she kisses the sexiest man she has ever laid lips on. And two, she drops the cake all over the floor. Both of these events
Jun 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Cooking and romance make the perfect dish in Christine Warner’s Bachelor’s Special. A captivating opening scene draws the reader into this delightful romance with engaging characters.

Jill Adgate’s dreams of being an executive chef are dashed after she gets caught kissing a client, Chet Castle, and is fired. A year later, a blind date reunites Jill and Chet. Chet hasn’t stopped thinking about her, and during their date, he offers her a position
Cait O'Sullivan
Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you can stand the heat…read Bachelor’s Special! It is delightful, combining a few of my favourite things: delicious food, gorgeous men (or man), an original heroine and okay, a little bit of how’s your father!
As ever, Ms Warner’s writing is such a breath of fresh air. I almost sigh in pleasure when I settle down to read one of her books, and Bachelor’s Special was no different. Jill is a not-out-of-the-box heroine, her quirky 50’s style of dressing made me rethink my own wardrobe and her
Janna Shay
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars - Delectable tale of hot sexual tension, sizzling chemistry & smoldering romance

The heat turns up and the fire flares at the very beginning of the story. It brings to mind the adage, “If you can’t take the heat, get out of the kitchen.” Christine Warner mixes a delectable dish of hot sexual tension, sizzling chemistry, and smoldering romance, all wrapped up in a tantalizing love story.

Jill Adgate is a woman determined to be a success at her job and in her love life. But her dream
May 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of Bachelor's Special and I am so thankful I did!
Jill Adgate has had the worst year of her life and it all stems back to Chet Castle and one steaming hot kiss.
Jill is a professional chef with dreams of happily ever after. Hers includes the white picket fence, children, a loving husband and success in her career as a chef.
Chet Castle has been burned by love and wants nothing to do with anything resembling a relationship.

Their paths cross one night while Jill
My Book Addiction and More MBA
Bachelor's Special is a great summertime read. The heroine is Chef Jill Adgate an aspiring, unemployed Chef. Unfortunately, she is out of a job, has no money and about to be evicted. She is trying to start her own catering business but cannot get a loan. Her main problem is wealthy businessman, Chet Castle and the kiss they shared that caused her to lose her job and her reputation. She now has been set up on a blind date with Chet and he has no idea who she is. However the chemistry is still ...more
Aug 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
If I have to describe Bachelor's Special in one sentence,all I can say is that it is a great romance which was sweet and spicy at the same time.I really enjoyed this book,and any romance fan will definitely like this a lot.

Jill was an easy character to love.Well how can I not love a girl who wears vintage clothes,cooks like an angel and whose really ambitious?Just after a few pages I was convinced that if I meet her in real life,we'll be quick friends.

Chet was the typical wealthy hero.There was
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
The prologue starts out with Jill living her dream. The executive chef has put her in charge to run a party on her own and everything is going great. Enter Chet the son of the Grandmother the party is honoring. He's come back to the kitchen to praise her work and sparks fly.

Cut to one year later when her BFF has set her up on a "blind date". The person sitting on the other side of the table... Chet.

I thought the author had a really good sense of humor. Like everyone else I loved it when Jill
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it

A fun summer read, I would suggest to friends.

I love Jill, she is strong willed and determined to attain her life's goals and to do it on her own. And then there's Chet...sigh... Chet. Sexy, wealthy, playboy, guarded.... Chet. These two come to meet and so starts the downward spiral of luck for Jill. It's an intense but brief encounter. Life happens, things get in the way, and it's about a year before they run into each other again on a "blind date". His brother, her best friend set them up,
What Readers Want
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What a great book to read on a cool Fall weekend. This book has it all - Humor, romance, a quirky heroine and a hottie hero! You definitely won't need the furnace on, because this book generates a lot of heat!

In Bachelor's Special Christine Warner's heroine, Jill Adgate is a talented chef who loves the look of 50's vintage clothes. The hero, Chet Castle is a successful, dyed-in-the-wool bachelor who has sworn off commitment, that is until he meets his match in Jill.

The sexual tension between
Rosemary K
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bachelor's Special is the perfect summer read. Chef Jill Adgate is out of work, out of money and out of patience. Things keep going from bad to worse. The cause of all her problems is Chet Castle and the passionate kiss they shared. Their encounter caused her to lose her job and her reputation. Now they meet again and their intense attraction is still there. Chet feels responsible and he wants to keep her close. She makes him feel alive. He offers her a position as his live-in chef. Out of ...more
Talk Supe
Aug 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Braine's Talk Supe review

I really love BACHELOR'S SPECIAL, Jill and Chet's love story was beyond cute I snuggled with the book last night. The conflict was a case of wrong assumptions so it wasn't the usual cliche we often find in romantic stories. The crux of the story was well drawn out and even if it turned out to be nothing but a false emergency, it did its job in as far as shaking Jill and Chet and giving them both a much needed attitude adjustment. Aside from the well-written plot,
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
May 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Bachelor’s Special is a slightly uneven, but nonetheless entertaining story of the attraction between Jill Adgate, chef and possible catering service owner and Chet Castle, a businessman with trust issues. After an explosive first kiss before they even really know each other, Chet and Jill end up in close proximity when Chet hires Jill as a live-in chef. He denies his feelings for her. Living together pushes these feelings to the surface, and well, sparks and accusations fly fast and
Redheads Review it Better
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is the first book of Christine Warner’s I have read and I have a new author to add to my follow list! I kept seeing her books and now I am kicking myself for not reading her stuff sooner.

Jill and Chet are a sizzling couple. I love Jill’s take no bull attitude. It’s refreshing for a heroine to have an invisible pair of balls and not a wilted flower scared of her own shadow. I find that I enjoy the book a lot more with that aspect. And Chet is a hottie. Yes at times I wanted to shake him a
Samantha March
Aug 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Christine Warner is now on tour with CLP Blog Tours and Bachelor’s Special
I might not be the biggest romance fan alive, but I still enjoy a steamy story from time to time. I knew right going into this book the romance aspect would definitely deliver, as the sparks were shooting between Jill and Chet upon first glance of each other. I really liked Jill as our heroine, a feisty young woman who was independent and wanted to succeed on her right and not just take hand outs. Chet is a little
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
I received the ARC copy from publisher, Entangled Publishing. Thank you!
aaahhhhh something's great is cooking and looking good from the kitchen!
I will be honest ... at first Jill Adgate came out as a gullible chick to me, good thing she's not whiny and got a great style that I kinda warmed up to her quickly. I get it why she's full of angst but quickly dissolves in a puddle with just a kiss or a look from a handsome, hot, bachelor Chet Castle...who wouldn't!!! his name alone CASTLE awwww who am
May 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Chet and Jill meet at his grandmother's birthday celebrating. Jill is an amazing Chef and Chet has to meet her. Because of the attraction she makes a bad call that ends up with an upside down cake and a kiss to remember for years. Its amazing how 1 decision can change the course of your life and Jill gets the brunt of it. They meet again on a blind date and a deal is made. Can they contain there attraction, Can he move on from a crazy ex?

Christine Warner does such a good job with this book. I
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bachelor's Special is one of those books are great anytime of year, but especially for summer. Jill and Chet are instantly attracted to each other and because of this attraction it costs Jill her job the first time they meet. They meet again and the attraction is there, but this time Jill is wary of starting anything with Chet. Once Chet finds out about the loss of her job, he comes out with another solution to her unemployment. He wants to hire her as a live in chef. Jill at first refuses job, ...more
Jun 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Bachelor's Special is a fabulous, tasty summer read. The heroine Jill Adgate is spicy and quick. She is a strong, empowered woman who knows what she wants. Chet Castle is jaded by his past and terrified of the things that Jill makes him feel. Jill wants it all, Love, Marriage, Career. Chet wants no strings, afraid to get burned again. Throw in a trumped up business deal that gives them both what they want, some miscommunication and you have a hot summer read that will make your taste buds tingle ...more
Jan Meredith
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was an attention getter from page one with a blind date gone wrong, but with a second chance, and don't we just love second chances! The attraction and sizzle between Jill and Chet leaps off the page and keeps you turning those pages to see what happens next. Humor, heat, witty and engaging dialogue...this little book has it all. Very well done!
May 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
The combination of culinary art and romance creates Bachelor’s Special by Christine Warner. A tantalizing prologue draws the reader into this entertaining romance with characters that are likeable, fun and real. This is a cute and sexy read that kept me engaged from beginning to end.
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Jun 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great read to get you in that romantic mood, maybe where there's a will there's a way and that it somehow, maybe proves, how love can conquer all. With a hunk like Chet any woman would be willing to take the risk...

An excellent and highly recommended read...
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Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about