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Taming the Bachelor

(Moretti Novels #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  2,048 ratings  ·  223 reviews
Ex marine and bad boy, Mark Moretti, made a pact with his childhood friends to live life to the fullest and never allow a woman to tie him down. After years of success and the world at his feet, he is determined to make that pact a reality. A move back to his beloved Los Angeles threatens to change the future he had written for himself when the shy and beautiful, Sophie Ba ...more
Kindle Edition, 174 pages
Published June 26th 2013
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~`*Ella Lee*`~
Jul 03, 2013 rated it did not like it
So I started out the first of this book like this : OH WOW this book is HOT and AWESOME! Loved it!
I ended it like this: That was f**king dumb.
Why? Because these characters went from adults to adolescents in 2.5 seconds flat. I could not, COULD NOT believe how the "hero" Mark behaved in this book. Then that stupid b*tch sister came in and I wanted to strangle her and him both. Here he is "planning his future with our heroine Sophie" but doing it all behind her back, sneaking around with the siste
Sarah Camargo
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it
2.5 weird stars. I started off really liking this book and than it was so freaking weird!!! I can't express my issues without giving away spoilers so sorry but ***********spoilers!!**********

The H invites the h sister Layla to surprise the h but doesn't tell her. Sounds sweet right.....wrong! So she comes and stays with the H that she never met before and he has her staying with him for 5 days without the h knowing she's there?? Well the h finds out prior because the H took off work fo
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
2.5 Stars

I cannot remember reading a more frustrating book.

I started off well, but totally detailed. I initially liked Mark - but then he pulled his insane 5 day "I'm going to ignore and lie to my girlfriend to set up a stupid surprise and then I'm going to be irrationally pissed when it backfires" thing. I just could not get past it. That along with the very weird feeling relationship he has with Sophie's sister (despite all his "little sis" comments - all the weird flirty banter was not appro
Oh jeez... This will probably not be pretty... Just sayin.

★: HOT Cover
★: HOT Sex
★: ....... (I'm not really sure what this one is for)

*There may be some spoilers*
I have some pretty mixed emotions where this book is concerned. First let me say, I really hate writing negative reviews. I feel like authors pour their hearts into their books and we as readers reap the rewards. I love to read and I love to find new books. I do understand that debuts are generally not always perfect, it is the first tim
Aug 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
What?! W..T..F..

This book had such HUGE potential, I was getting into it and was feeling really good about it... I have read nothing but crap lately and I was so excited to finally find something good then, BAM!! It starts turning corny and the writing was getting extremely confusing, I had to back track a few times to realize who was saying what.

I am a person who comes from a very close family, we are always hugging telling each other "I Love you" but Mark and Molly's relationship towards the
Mar 03, 2015 rated it liked it
There are a lot of POVs in this book. It's a lot to follow sometimes but it wasn't a deal breaker. Okay, so ANYONE would have thought the same thing about Mark if they had the evident she was presented. He was hard on her. I feel like her sister, Layla was too much. It was not appropriate for him to be going around with Layla behind Sophie's back, even if it was to pick a house for her. Because is not suspicious at all when you don't talk to your girlfriend for a week. No, not at all. It just se ...more
Michelle ♥ The Romance Vault ♥
I really was completely frustrated with this, it started out fairly promising and I was indeed enjoying it until I hit the 60% marker and then bam what happened next completely threw my outlook and my perception of this romance. I actually no longer felt it was viable, romantic or believable after what Mark did the week before the wedding and to top it all it was then all brushed aside and Sophie kinda took the blame for how things panned out. Well I am sorry I just did not get how Mark could be ...more
Apr 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Insult to your intelligence!! (and thats being kind)


sex on a stick my ass.....more like shit on a stick. GAH.

This book, and I say that LIGHTLY, is a total insult to your intelligence, and SERIOUS insult to women, and men for that matter.

I was excited to start this. I bought all 4 books in the series........ I WONT BE FINISHING this one, let alone the others.

Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind some angst in a story.....keeps you on your toes. But this .....was beyond ridiculous
Jul 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The story was interesting. I liked the fact that the bad boy who will never settles meets the right girl that changes all that. BUT.... (view spoiler) ...more
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
What the fuck! the book started off good! but seriously. spoilers ahead!! So all of a sudden he apparently called her sister during the short trip ( who he never met) telling her i love you, thank you for coming. Then back to our main characters.. He doenst tell her anything (about the arrangemnet with the sister) as a surprise. But takes the sister all over town, holds her hands, buys gifts for her en goes house hunting with the sis. SERIOUSLY!!! That is such a stupid move. He hasnt even taken ...more
Dec 08, 2013 rated it liked it
3 stars

it took me awhile to finish this novel, why? I don't remember, I probably got bored and read some other and then remembered that I still haven't finished it so I did. The plot is pretty interesting that's why I decided to read it amongst the long list of novels that I'm supposed to read. This got my attention because of it's plot, but little by little, it kind of reach a point where the story so, so I stopped and continued and thankfully, it got better! so 3 stars!
I loved this

Mark was a playboy with a rep and it took one girl his sisters best friend sophie to change that.

I love these sort of story's. would of liked more on marks past and playboy ways for the bigger picture though.

Looking forward to the other books.
Allison Murphy
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What caught my attention to this book was the cover of course. I started chatting with the author and loved her instantly so I decided last night to pick up the book and read it. I finished it in a few hours it was such an easy nice read. I really enjoyed Mark and watching him grow throughout the story. At times I wanted to punch Caleb in the face for being a prick and I am sure I am not the only one. I read some reviews where they said Soph didn't have a spin or couldn't understand why she woul ...more
S.D. Mary
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
review to come

I promised a review. I rarely give a book 2 stars and I have to say why i did it.
First of all: the beginning was nice, the author created a great atmosphere, i understood who the characters were and what their role was.
After the first sex scene i was: what?! I mean, the heroine is a shy, somehow wallflower kind of girl. To put it out like that was disconcerting.
Then, we have Caleb, the hero's best friend (he has a story also). The way he kept begging for scraps of love from the
Heather andrews
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With a cover like this how could I not read this bookie. Mark he's a good man, he cares about his sister, "I need you to answer a serious question baby. Are you sure you want to marry this putz?" Another smack. "I really think you could do better. I mean seriously, look at this dump. They haven't kept is up at all over the years." He's a jealous type man when it comes to Sophie, "the thought of someone touching Sophie had him wound so tight he could kill someone." He's also the possessive type a ...more
Jul 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Taming the Bachelor was a 5-star plus rating for me. I literally could not put this book down which means I pulled an all nighter and read it in 5 hours it's that good. Bachelor Mark Moretti makes a packed with his buddies to be single forever. Little does he know that when his little sister and best friend marries he meet the lovely Sophie. However Sophie has another admire and that threatens what he wants. See how it starts and ends with this funny book that made me tear up and fall in love wi ...more
Natalie Blackman
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A freaking amazing. I loved this book. I loved it from the start of the book and I couldn't put it down, there story was so sweet and of course you have the added drama but that makes it all the more better. I did want to smack him when the big drama went down because umm duh I probably would have thought the same thing she did with her past history. Come on now, I'm glad they got there happy ending though.
Jul 14, 2013 rated it it was ok
When I started the book I was excited. It's started great then all of a sudden she was in contact with a lady who it turns out to be the lead female characters sister. Until now I don't know if I missed it or it was really missing --- how Mark got her sister's number. The plot is simple. Nothing much to remember. I guess for me it's quite disappointing.
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
LOVED LOVED LOVED! MJ did a WONDERFUL job on this book I read it in less than a day. Could not put it down. "MMMMMMM" Mark was "Mr Sex on a Stick" alright. Being a Fan of Alex Turner made my Mark even better :0) It was a great story & I look forward to the others to come.
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Well I really like the cover. This story had potential, but it lacked a bit in the delivery. A kept going back thinking I missed a paragraph. A few of the major issues where never explained, and the character development fell way off the mark for me. Again just my opinion
Jul 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: kindle
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Kathy Davie
Aug 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
First in the Moretti Novels romance series revolving around the Dickerman gang. Based in Beverly Hills. The primary couple focus is on Marco and Sophia while a secondary focus is on the about-to-be-wed couple, Molly and Rich.

Caution: Insta-love on both sides.

My Take
Omigod, this was a train wreck. Carnal really needs to hire a proofreader before putting out her novels. REALLY! Between the confusion over what is properly lowercased and what should be uppercase — hullo, maid of honor is not upperca
Jodie  Bond
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've had this series for a while on my kindle and I finally started it and I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Well written and a wonderful series. I read the whole series in a few days. I'm just so mad at myself for waiting so long to read it.
Dawn Pressel
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was a train wreck. I can't add much more then what's already been written in the reviews. Sadly the next 2 books are on my Kindle
Jun 27, 2013 rated it liked it
My Thoughts:

Taming the Bachelor pulled me in with the prologue and then maybe the first part of the book. I liked Mark Moretti and was ready to see this self proclaimed bachelor be tamed. I fell in lust with Mark and was ready for a good smexing time with him. So Mark hasn't been home in awhile and now he's back for the first time for his sister Molly's wedding to one of his best friend, Rich. I adored Molly and Rich. They were one of the highlights of the book and I loved how both were supporti
Jul 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak


There were so many bachelors in this novel, my heart is no longer accepting applicants.


Our first bachelor is an ex-marine, man-whore, total bad boy, Mark Moretti. He chose to live his life like he wanted it and it includes sleeping with anyone who wears a skirt. But everything changed when he bumped into the shy and beautiful Sophie Barringer who's luckily the Maid of Honor at his sister's wedding.


But Sophie had her heart broken before. An ex-boyfriend wh
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Part of a series? Yes. (The next installments will focus on other characters).

Cliffhanger? No.


Pages: 174

Category: Adult.

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Ex marine and bad boy, Mark Moretti, made a pact with his childhood friends to live life to the fullest and never allow a woman to tie him down. After years of success and the world at his feet, he is determined to make that pact a reality. A move back to his beloved
Nov 11, 2013 rated it it was ok
This one was difficult to assign a star rating. While I did get enjoyment from the story, and stayed up late reading, it was just an okay book. I almost stopped reading and put it to my DNF very early in the book because of all of the errors I was seeing. Wow, where do I begin with feedback on this one?!

*This book needs some serious help in editing. There were character names that were not capitalized, and sometimes words were capitalized that should not have been and various other issues.
*It wa
Jul 02, 2013 added it
Shelves: awful, wtf
I didn't even read this book and I was planning on it..but then I read some of the reviews and it pissed me off so much that I can't even read it....*spoilers*

Apparently the main guy is a complete idiot and stupid and ignorant and a prick...I didn't read it like I said but What i gathered with all the negative comments were what was on all of them and it was always the same and like them I couldn't look past it...the main guy met up with the heroiness sister without her knowledge to surprise her
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally Posted on Fabulous and Fun

I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review

I really enjoyed the first half of this book. We’re introduced to the “Bad Boys of Beverly Hills” and most of the major characters in the book in a nice defining prologue before we get down to the story at hand. From here things play out rather enjoyably. A lot of playful banter, frolicking in the sun, a bit of drama, and some spicy scenes. Almost reminds me of an American Pie movie at this po
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MJ Carnal is a USA TODAY bestselling author who lives in South Carolina with her husband, gorgeous daughter and two loving and super furry dogs. When she isn't writing, you can find her watching episodes of The Walking Dead with her hubby, having tea parties with her Princess, Singing karaoke for anyone that will listen and reading just about anything she can get her hands on.

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“She gasped as he pushed her back against the wall of the elevator.  He bit her bottom lip and tugged it.  His hand ran up her thigh and pushed her panties aside.  His fingers plunged into her core, instantly slick with wetness. He licked his lips. “And this, this is all mine.” 1 likes
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