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A Buckhorn Bachelor

(Buckhorn Brothers #5.4)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  786 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Adam Sommerville always thought he had it all—great family in a close-knit community, worthwhile job as a high school gym teacher, and no shortage of women eager to be on his arm. But it seems his luck has suddenly run out. Because Buckhorn’s most renowned bachelor has decided it’s time to settle down—and the one woman he wants just put him firmly in the friend zone.

Kindle Edition, 90 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by Harlequin
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Tpagirl Loves Romance
Feb 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-99-pages
A Buckhorn Bachelor was the eighth book in Lori Foster’s Buckhorn series. I read it as the republished version Adam & Kiss and Makeup.

Adam Sommerville was the Buckhorn high school gym teacher. Approaching thirty he was the town’s most gorgeous and eligible bachelor who had managed to avoid relationship commitments so far.

Isabella Presley was the school’s librarian. She was known as being conservative and not easily approachable beyond the professional friendship, but now she was ready to change
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Every year Lori Foster writes a "benefit book" where all proceeds go to local (to Lori) charities. For a full list off all her benefit books and more information on the charities go here:

If you are familiar with the Buckhorn Brother's series, you should recognize Adam as one of the kids from that series (he is Jordan's step-son). Well, now Adam is all grown up and approaching thirty. And turning the big 3-0 has brought on some thoughts that it MAY just be tim
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Sweet, novella story about a Buckhorn's most eligible bachelor and the middle school librarian. Hot romance and fun look at the leading family of Buckhorn's next generation. I made me sad that Lori Foster decided to make Sawyer, Morgan, Jordan and Gabe old men! Seriously, they are now in their early 60's? When did that happen? I guess to advance the young'uns age she had to make the older generation . . . well, older.

Adam Sommerville is the guy who has it all, wonderful community, a job he love
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I have a very soft spot in my heart for Lori Foster's Buckhorn series and I love these novellas as the "kids" from the original series grown up and find love. A Buckhorn Bachelor finds Adam Sommerville (Jordan's step-son) turning 30 and thinking it is time to settle down. One thing about the men in this series when they set their sights on someone, they fall fast and hard and when Adam realizes that the librarian from the school where he work
May 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
This review was originally posted at The Book Nympho

Love seeing a person get the object of their love in the end. Isabella has been in love with Adam for a while now. They've worked together at the school for five years. It takes some noisiness from the family's match-maker, Amber to get Adam to realize he's liked Isabella too.

What a great match, school librarian and gym teacher.

A Buckhorn Bachelor was fun to read. I really enjoyed seeing the original brothers from the earlier books. They were
Jun 17, 2016 rated it liked it
This one was very cute, although at the start I didn't want to like Adam. I didn't like that he seemed to take his friendship with Issy for granted and that just seeing her bare feet made him realize she was a woman. I think the best part of this one was how Adam's family all ribbed him about his new feelings for Issy. ...more
The eighth book in the Buckhorn Brothers series by Lori Foster. Adam Sommerville is on the prowl when he spies librarian Isabella Presley. Isabella has always put off uninterested vibes towards Adam but this day seems to be different. Meanwhile, Adam's cousin, Amber seems determined to find Isabella a match among the town's local men and Adam in not one of them.

A cute, entertaining novella. I liked it. As a novella there isn't a lot of development but it worked.
Jun 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Forever ago (OK, 5 years...), I had the pleasure of reading the original "Buckhorn Brothers" series, beginning with Sawyer. So what a pleasure it has been to be able to head back to Buckhorn County and check in with the next generation. A Buckhorn Bachelor is Adam's book. It was cool to see cute little Adam from Jordan's story all grown up and ready for love.

I really enjoyed Adam and Issy together. Issy has been in love with Adam for a long time but has never flirted or acted on her feelings. W
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
Cute short read. Really liked Adam and Issy was an okay h. I just felt that Adam's feelings came out of left field so fast. I needed more showing when it came to his change of heart around Issy and in the end it was all telling. Still a good quick read. Plus all the Buckhorn hotties make appearances! ...more

A Buckhorn Bachelor is another terrific addtion to what has become one of my favorite series from Lori Foster. The family and community she has created in Buckhorn, KY makes me want to pack up and move there!

Adam Sommerville, Buckhorn's favorite bachelor, and Isabelle Presley, school librarian, have been friends for years. Adam never thought of Issy as anything more than that, until one day, he does. Issy, though, has had feelings for Adam for quite awhile, but it takes some meddling from Adam's
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a sweet, lovely novella by Ms. Foster. She does a novella every summer as a benefits book for a couple of charities she supports and I think it is absolutely wonderful that she does this.

A Buckhorn Bachelor is the story of Adam--he is the step-son of Jordan from the original series, The Buckhorn Brothers. The kids are grown up and finding their own loves. Adam is a teacher and Isabella (Issy) is a school librarian. One day, Adam starts to see Issy in a different way and the sparks start
Karen Machamer
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lori-foster
Another great book in the Buckhorn series. Just love this series and can't wait for the next one. ...more
Renee Entress
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this super story. The story has laughs, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Sawyer (Buckhorn Brothers, #1)
Morgan (Buckhorn Brothers, #2)
Gabe (Buckhorn Brothers, #3)
Jordan (Buckhorn Brothers, #4)
Casey (Buckhorn Brothers, #5)
Animal Attraction (Buckhorn Brothers, #5.5)
Back to Buckhorn (Buckhorn Brothers, #5.6)
A Buckhorn Summer (Buckhorn Brothers, #5.7)

This is Isabella and Adam’s story. Isabella and Ada
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great new addition to the Buckhorn series.

Adam finally realizes Izzy is the one for him. Izzy finally decides to try and get Adam's attention.

Adam Sommerville always thought he had it all—a great family in a close-knit community, a worthwhile job as a high school gym teacher and no shortage of women eager to be on his arm. But it seems his luck has suddenly run out. Because Buckhorn's most renowned bachelor has decided it's time to settle down—and the one woman he wants has just put him firml
Rebecca Whaley
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Such a sweet novella. Been a fan of the Buckhorn series from the very beginning. The characters are so great and reading this one feels lie coming home. The storyline was fast paced and so entertaining. Definitely a good story to buy and read over and over!
This book was given to me by the author they netgalley for an honest review.
Veronica Rivera
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
This novella was a super quick read. At about 90 or so pages, but wow alot was out in here. Adam is the son of Jordan the lical vet, and he serves as the lcal gym teacher. He also has a couple of things that is making him consider the future. All his cousins are getting married some are now having children of their own, and he is 30.

Isbella is the school librarian and she has a few dilemmas of her own. One is Adam she likes him, well no she loves him, and has for 5 years, but now she just wants
Jun 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Heroine has pined for years, whilst hero has been with lots of other women.
I am never a fan of books where the woman has been pining for years while the male has been having sex with lots of other women.
Adams about face in regards to Isabel gave me whiplash.
There was not enough emotional showing of how he felt for me.
He paraded her in front of his family to gain their backing.
He does say at the end he had shown interest in her a year previously but I just couldn’t see it.
Izzy would have taken
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adam is the town playboy who constantly has a different woman on his arm. Issy is the school librarian who has kept her feelings for Adam to herself. When Adam finally notices Issy, she suddenly has a line of men waiting to go out with her and Adam's cousin bringing more to her.

I enjoyed the small town charm where everyone knows each other's business. I couldn't live in a place like that, but I do enjoy reading about it.
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novella, contemporary

A excellent addition to the Buckhorn series. I like how many of the older characters are included. Issy and Adam make a good couple. I'm looking forward to Amber's story given how she seems to be in the middle of so many couples already.
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two cute short stories: A Buckhorn Bachelor & A Buckhorn Summer! Love the small community, large close family and matchmaker cousin! Also like that my paperback purchased benefited the Animal Adoption Foundation!
Christine D
Jan 17, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Sep 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
A cute story of Adam and Isabella falling in love.
May 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, all-books, romance
Ehhhh - another round of the next generation of Buckhorn brothers that doesn't really show much of any connection bw the couple other than sex. Just didn't do it for me. ...more
Sep 03, 2019 rated it liked it
It took me a minute to place Adam; Issy was a hoot also.
Adam and Isabella's story. He is a gym teacher and she is the librarian. ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Adam Sommerville has always been known has Buckhorn's most unattainable bachelor, the mere thought of tying himself down to one woman has never been something that he willingly wanted to do... that is until now. Lately he has been growing tired of the one night game and the idea of adding regularity to his dating life and spending his time with only one woman can be thought about without him feeling the urge to run. The problem is he can't seem to find that one woman who is perfect for the task, ...more
Debby (Alwaysbooking)
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am so excited to be back in Buckhorn again!! These stories will always put a smile on my face. This series is one of those great series where you can get all the feels in a smaller package. None of the Buckhorn books are super long but they stay in your memory forever. I think the kindle edition (which I had) was 90 pages. However I learned very fast with the first Buckhorn books that you will receive a whole bunch of feelings for these characters in a short amount of time.

Lets start with Adam
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Okay, I'm going to admit that The Buckhorn series was my first series I read of Lori's and I've loved her writing ever since. That being said it's like visiting your relatives and "catching up" when you read another Buckhorn story. I don't want to add any spoilers but it's fun to get to see some of the previous characters and get a glimpse of characters who'll hopefully get their own stories in the future.
As with most families they all want "what's best" for Adam and they can't help but get invo
Kim Green
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In Lori Foster’s latest installment in the Buckhorn universe, The Buckhorn Bachelor, I was immediately drawn in by Adam Sommerville. His swagger, that only a committed bachelor emanates, is always noticed among the unmarried ladies of Buckhorn and it’s all he can do to keep their minds off it. He’s a ‘heat of the moment’ kind of guy, that is, until he starts seeing his friend and co-worker, Isabella Presley, or Issy, in a different light. It’s like she has flipped a switch within herself and is ...more
Amanda [Novel Addiction]
I've said it before and I will say it again - Lori Foster is one of my all-time favorite go-tos for a seriously good contemporary romance. If you saw my review of Don't Tempt Me, you'll know I think she's the master of the full length romance. But A Buckhorn Bachelor just proves that she also rocks the novella. This is actually my first Buckhorn book, even though I know this is one of her more popular series. And man, I didn't realize how much I was missing until now!

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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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