The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona #3)
Love of his life.
The last person in the world he wanted to see...ever.
And now that he's working beside her every day, he can't escape her. Her scent, glimpses of her smile, even the tension in the air that makes his body hum with the kind of need he'd only ex ...more
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I don't honestly know how I survived this book because these characters broke my heart. Reading how devastated they both were had me tearing up so much throughout the story, especially Brant.
Brant was just a mess and completely losing his shit when this book opened up. I felt so many emotions for him because his pain was right there on the surface as he was trying so hard to hide it. He was one of those characters that I wish was real j ...more
Title: The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona #3)
Author: Rachel Van Dyken
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 28, 2017
This book was a surprise.
Even before the first chapter ended, I was gutted, my heart hurt for these two souls.
The Bachelors Contract was not what I expected. It wasn't one of my favourite second chance romance book but It still was heartwarmingly blissful. It would never be a RVD book without it's dose of sexiness and My God did she provide that.
I have loved the Bachelors of Arizona as individual standalone stories and a series. The dynamic between each couple and as a family has been unique and intriguing with secrets and pain and so much love necessary to heal beaten, battered hearts. For the past four years, Brandt’s life has been defined by pain, guilt ...more
This is the third Bachelors of Arizona book and is Brant's story. Now Brant is a hot mess. He is numbing his pain and loss in unhealthy ways and is angry, lost, guilt-ridden, and broken. His self worth took a major hit and he is just not happy in life.
His ex-wife Nikki's life also changed in the course rapidly and her life was never the same either. Four years later, she is still hurt, angry, and trying to deal with the fall-out from the past. She has made a new life with new frie ...more
Brant Wellington is heading, on the order of Grandma Nadine, to work at one of her hotels. But what he finds when he arrives is more than he expected: his ex-wife. Though he hasn’t seen her in years, he still feels grief, guilt, and anger about the events that led to their divorce and working with her brings everything back to the surface.
Nikki’s life changed drastically during and after her marriage to Brent collapsed. Her independence as a massage therapist is huge for her, and the ...more
The heroine is pathetic, just takes him straight back (after his 4 years of fucking around non-stop). Let's just call her the perfect "martyr".
Really pathetic story. Last time I will read this author. She writes the WORST H's!
Brant is all sorts of broody, he's a time bomb and is literally on the road to destruction in this book.
Nikki dear gawd she has gone through so much I couldn't even imagine how she manages each day.
Watching these two reunite was hilarious at times, gut wrenching at others and literally had me wrapped up in them.
There is a lot of pain with Brant and his ex-w ...more
Okay, my bad, I've realised that I don't get on with Rachel Van Dyken's novels so it's on me for requesting a book by her. The trouble is she changes genre and the 'look' of her books so I don't instantly recall that I don't like her writing and then it's too late.
Anyway, I liked the look of the cover and the blurb sounded good so I requested an ARC.
All that aside, or taking that into account, this was just one big hot mess for me. Brant and Nikki were married, they were young and poo ...more
No matter where she went, she was still a part of him, a beautiful reminder of his ugly past.
Brant Wellington has been a shell of his former self ever since his entire life fell apart four years ago. He’s managed to keep the pain at bay via an endless parade of meaningless hookups and plenty of alcohol. But now that he’s forced to not only see his ex ...more
This was my first read from Rachel Van Dyken, and I have heard good things about her books. Unfortunately this one just didn't work for me. But I'm not giving up yet, I will try another one and see if it's a better fit.
I should mention that this is the third book in the Bachelors of Arizona series, and I have not read the earlier books. I didn't feel like I was lost or missing too much information, but after reading some other reviews I understand that this story may have been playing out in ear ...more
The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken carries more of a deeper emotional storyline than her typical romantic stories that are interlaced with humor. Instead this book was definitely all about the feels, heartbreak and forgiveness. As humans, we tend to place blame as to why a relationship failed but in this book Rachel Van Dyken allowed readers to be immersed in the journey of Brant and Nikki as they reconnect, learn to forgive and get ...more
This is the lowest rating I have ever given RVD and I pray it's the only time too. Cause, lord knows my heart is breaking not being able to rate this higher.
I have never been so indecisive on writing a review before. And I think part of the reason is because I love RVD and her books. She always intrigues me with her characters and their stories. But with this book, I am beyond torn. Part of me liked this book and another part (big part) was just really annoyed with this book and the s ...more
“Rollercoaster of emotions, 5 stars”
If you have read the other two Bachelor books by RVD you know that Brant is a hot mess. If you haven’t that’s okay, you’ll figure it out soon enough. RVD takes us through a rollercoaster of emotions. I was so into the story that I didn’t move and forgot about my wine glass that was sitting right next to me until I hit the last page.
Brant is a disaster. I never expected to like him. But then I found out why he was a mess ...more
Never have I lost my heart as quickly as I have with Rachel Van Dyken's, Bachelors of Arizona series. Brock and Jane were the beginning of something wonderful. Bentley and Margot were the culmination of something special and Brant and Nikki were like a dance with destiny. The Bachelor Contract is as captivating as it is heartbreaking. What began as a beautiful romance, lost it's innocence and became a journey of pain, guil ...more
Nikki's life is as good as it's going to get. Since losing her sight and her ex-husband, Brant, she's settled for working as a masseuse at a prestigious hotel with her best friend, Cole. The last time she saw Brant, they were both broken beyond repair and he never came back to fix her. When Brant sho ...more
As a huge fan of Rachel Van Dyken and having only read one book in this series, it wasn't the best thing I have read from her. While you can see some of Rachel's humor creeping out of the pages, it was a little heavier than I am use to with her writing.
Brant was a tough character to like. He came across as a poor, rich boy, wah wah wah, my life is a mess somebody fix it for me type. I didn't like him right off the bat, now Cole was a different story. Brant is being f ...more
This second chance romance leaves you breathless searching for what originally ended Brant and Nikki's picture perfe ...more
I struggled with this book. I did end up liking it at the end, but I had a hard time with both Brandt and Nikki. I was not totally convinced I believed in their actions and their reactions. the story never felt real to me, and I am not sure the actions of the characters really acted in a way that worked for me as a plot and story.
As the book went on, I warmed up to Nikki and I started to believe in her and to think that I was hanging out with a chara ...more
Rachel does humor wonderfully and she does deeper and heavier stuff wonderfully. I love that she kinda combined both in this book. The story line took a bit of a turn I wasn't e ...more
I'll be going back and reading the previous books in this series.
*thanks to Social Butterfly for sharing a copy of this with me*
“The eyes are the windows to the soul,” he whispered. “And you’ve always owned mine.”
“I’ll always choose her.” Even when it hurt. Even when he knew it could destroy them all over again. If they couldn’t face their demons four years ago, then what the hell made him think they could face them now? Hope. And the face that ...more
As you know from The Bachelor Auction, all three brothers were put as auction items - a "win a date with".
Brant's winning bidder is his ex wife. The woman he was madly in love with against his families wishes. Tragedy upon tragedy befell them and with no where to turn, Brant turned to booze.
He's been so lost, and feels so guilty for everything that happened between him and Nikki, he struggles to surface. But when the two of them are "stu ...more
Brant and Nikki’s story touch my heart through their struggles, suffering, and finding their way back to each other again...and best of all the love for each other that never died. The author has brought these characters to li ...more
This is a second chance at love story and it's almost lyrical in the way that it's written. It's hard to describe it, but there is most definitely a unique style to the writing of this book and it really worked for me.
This book is so emotional. It's been four years since Nikki and Brant's marriage fell apart in the worst way. They were both left completely broken and that's a wound that's just not healing. So powers that be converge to get them together so they can heal.
The pain from ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.
How cute is this cover? I'm enjoying this series from Van Dyken as three damaged brothers are totally, and by no means forcibly, given the choice to pull their shit together and clean up their lives. And maybe wind up finding love along the way.
The Gist: Manipulation. Older people are crafty and Brant and Nikki? Yeah, they've found themselves front and center in a scheme hatched by his granddad and her boss to get them b ...more
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