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Romancing the Bachelor

(Hamilton Family #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  118 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.

Shelby Jefferson can’t wa
ebook, 190 pages
Published May 15th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Indulgence)
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4 stars

Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts was a very entertaining read.

The storyline held my interest, both Eric and Shelby were likable, believable characters that I easily connected with and watching them fall in love filled my heart with happy feels.
These two were going to have a wonderful life together.


Romancing the Bachelor is another great read by the talented Diana Alberts and I highly recommend it.

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May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, reviewed, netgalley, own
ROMANCING THE BACHELOR, the second book in Diane Alberts' new Hamilton Family series starts off great. Shelby's sass and dismissal wasn't what Eric was used to from women. He was hooked and so was I.

Once Eric convinces Shelby to give him a chance to be her "friend" (since neither wants a relationship), after promising her he absolutely will not fall in love with her or ask her to stay in Atlanta with him rather than going for her dream job in a small town. Shelby isn't about to let another man
Eric Hamilton has no plan to settle down but when he meets Shelby Jefferson he is smitten. Shelby knows who Eric is, in fact they have been in the same apartment building and she has been court reporter for a few of his cases but he never noticed her until now. Shelby knows Eric is not going to leave her alone until he gets what he wants, her so she turns the table.

There is quite a bit more to this story that I am not going to divulge to not giveaway too much of the plot. This was very good and
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given this ARC by NetGalley for an honest review. I really enjoyed reading this book, it had a little bit of everything comedy, romance and steamy scenes. Shelby and Eric's relationship might have started as friends then changed to friends with benefits but it soon became a lot more. It was fun to read how they both struggled to come to terms with the changes in their relationship and the feelings that started to develop for each other. I'm glad that at the end they got their HEA. I hope t ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

I definitely enjoyed this one, and I am going back and reading the first book

What I liked most about this book was that it captured your interest from the first page. And it actually copied what happens in a actual relationship.
People meet, they date, they fall in love and that's how its suppose to be

And this story was just that. A nice love romance that you can actually picture happening in real life.

Definitely a book that will have you finishing the bo
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 3.25/5

Review to come!
Elizabeth Neal
May 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Eric, a lawyer, is taking time to notice his surroundings. Of course, that's only because he's sitting in a courtroom, waiting on the opposing counsel, who is late, to appear. Later, he'll be attending a family dinner where he thinks Anna, his sister, will be proposed to by her boyfriend, Brett. (See book one, The CEO's Seduction, for their story.) Eric knows Anna will eagerly accept, but marriage isn't something Eric sees for himself. Not only is his life already complicated enough, but he also ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Romancing the Bachelor is another great entry in the Hamilton Family series. This time it's Eric's (one of Anna's big brothers, from The CEO's Seduction) turn to fall in love. Shelby is the lady in question. She's a court reporter and has been Eric's neighbor for 6 months, but not once during that time has he ever noticed her, or even said one word to her. But, today he's noticing her while he's in the courtroom waiting for opposing counsel, who's late. He notices her because she's got a shorter ...more


I positively just blew through this book. I sat down to read it in the morning and then all of the sudden I was at the end of the book and I have no clue where those hours went. I was completely immersed.

I think what may have drawn me so deep into the book were the characters. Every single thing about Shelby and Eric was absolutely perfect. Shelby is this snarky little spitfire that will just tell you how it is. While this does come off as icy at times, I found myself frequently saying "DAAAAMM
Char (1RadReader59)
May 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very cute book. I really enjoyed the transformation of the relationship between Shelby Jefferson and Eric Hamilton.
It was cute how they lived in the same apartment building and worked at the same courthouse from time to time. Not to mention Shelby had many a lustful dream about Eric. Yet, he never knew she existed until opposing counsel was late to court as was she.
Shelby was a few steps ahead of Brian the other lawyer Eric was to argue against. When she walked in he lost his breath and maybe
Jessica Alcazar
So I was right ... the Hamilton men are a very entertaining read :)

The best part of this romance story is the actual romance progression. They meet ~ they become friendly ~ they date ~ they fall in love .. That's how it happens in life, mostly lol so I really like it when my stories mirror that and this one did. The progression was slow and sexy and very entertaining. Both Eric and Shelby were strong characters with passion and fortitude. Willing to meet anything thrown at them head on.

If you're
Bette Hansen
May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
So very good! I really enjoyed reading this one. It's fun, sexy, and completely entertaining. Eric Hamilton is a hardworking dedicated attorney working on his five year plan. No where in that plan is there time for a woman. Yet when he meets Shelby, a beautiful court reporter, he knows he needs to make time for this woman. Too bad she wants nothing to do with him or any other man.

This is one I recommend to everyone.
Heather andrews
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eric knows how to back off when he needs too, “you’re about to tell me to back off. I can see it. Did I come on too strong?” He crossed his arms. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to scare you. Like I said, I don’t play games.” I liked this book, I loved the persistence amd patience Eric had.

Shelby Jefferson has already been hurt by a man and she's not about to fall for a guy similar to the one that broke her heart, so she's determined to resist Eric Hamilton. However, her plan backfires, especially since Eric is a persistent guy that she finds difficult not to like once she gets to know him better. Yet, with her other plan to leave the city and hopefully settle into small town life once she secures a job, will she leave or will history repeat itself by her changing her plans for a
A Klue
Well, the synopsis is mostly accurate here, folks. You pretty much get what is promised except for a big notable exception. Shelby, the heroine, didn’t just walk into the hero’s life out of the blue. She had been living and even working in very close proximity to him for several months. Apparently, she just wasn’t worthy of his time or attention until “bam” one day he noticed her short skirt. Yeah, that pretty much sums him up this unapologetic, yet implied he’s a good guy man ho hero’s attentio ...more
Angel Hatfield
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After being at court had a meeting with George, Wallace, and Mark and then he had a consultation with a possible client. Eric didn’t really believe in love and wouldn’t be getting married anytime soon. Eric loved his brothers Cole. Chris and Wyatt even Brett his soon to be brother in law. And his sister Anne. He also had a special place in his heart for his parents. All his life things have come easy for him so he was looking in the shelter one time a week for the last month but hadn’t found the ...more
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 out of 5

There are several reasons why I got this book. Once again the shallow reason is the first one. The cover model reminds me of Oliver Hudson, who I think is very cute. Google it, you will see what I mean. Secondly, the price was right, and, thirdly, the story sounded cute.

And this is a really cute story. That’s the best word I can think of, and cute just hit the spot when I was reading it.

Eric is a very career-driven lawyer and doesn’t really come out of the lawyer cloud much. He does
Gwyn Plummer
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fun, flirty read with just enough heat and sass!

Eric is busy. Plain and simple. He’s vying for a junior partner position at the law firm and he barely has time for his family, let alone a relationship. When he sees court reporter Shelby for the first time – or I should say notices her for the first time, his jaw almost lands next to her stilettos.

Shelby has always noticed Eric. Noticed his handsomeness, his intelligence, his impatience, his determination. He’s been the costar in her sexy dream
Sherry Lynn
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Getting into the first few chapters I couldn't help but think
Pretty Woman/Sleepless In Settle. And that was good.
Eric's character reminded my so much of Richard Gere's character in Pretty Woman. The womanizing executive that has a hidden soft spot.
Once he notices and immediately desires Shelby he's stuck in a Sleepless in Seattle type friendship.
It doesn't take long for the two to take the next step and become
'more than friends'.
Therein lies the problem as they struggle with their feelings
Jennifer Pierson
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eric Hamilton has a five year plan for his life with his career front and center, which leaves him no time, no desire for relationships, so he's not even looking. He's perfectly content to have random hookups on the weekend, until the day he noticed Shelby. Now his world is turned upside down, and he's determined to make her his. The problem is that she seems to hate him. Shelby Jefferson left everything behind to move to the city with her boyfriend, and not too long after, he left her. Now she' ...more
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Talk about a fabulous read. We have Eric Hamilton who notices this girl at work and he was like I have to have her, and she shoots him down. Who doesn't love an opening like that. Shelby shoots him down hard.
"You're clearly quite accustomed to women swooning in your presence, and maybe if I had met you a few years ago, I would be one of them. But I'm not one of them. I won't giggle and flirt, or tell you how cute you are. I won't go to dinner with you, take my dress of
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eric and Shelby both had a plan. And in that plan there was nothing about falling in love. But then one day, Eric looked up from his work fog and saw Shelby really for the very first time. Shelby had her own opinion of Eric Hamilton. She'd known him for years, since he was a lawyer and she was a court reporter. Plus they both lived in the same building and Eric had never given her the time of day. So to all of a sudden to be under his skin, seemed like a stretch. So Eric had to prove that Shelby ...more
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
A fun read!

I really enjoyed both Eric and Shelby's early relationship (she won't give him the time of day, he's determined to win her over like a gentleman instead of his usual manwh*rish persona) and their "friendship"--because man, can he pull out all the stops when he wants to, and even though Shelby really is pretty wowed by him (abs. And butt. And actually a nice guy in there somewhere) she still gives even better than she gets in their relationship. And though he's never done it before, Er
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.

Shelby Jefferson can’t wait to get out of the city, and back to her country roots. She moved to Atlanta for a guy who promptly left her, and the last
Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
Eric Hamilton has goals and women are not on his agenda. But in walks Shelby Jefferson and all of a sudden he can't focus on these very important plans and goals. All he can think about is her.

Shelby Jefferson followed her heart once and it led her to heartbreak and left her in the big city. She isn't going to make the same mistake twice. She is focused on moving back to the country; once she finds the right job. But in walks Eric Hamilton and very persistent and he wants her. She is falling aga
Sofia Lazaridou
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Romancing the Bachelor is an improvement from the first book in the series. It wasn't without its faults, but it was better. That drama in the end, lasted longer than I would have wanted it to and I was wondering what the eff was happening. I kinda get Eric's side even if I don't like it and Shelby almost had a point. I would have preferred to see some honesty instead of lying to make things better. I hope in the third book we will get a chance to see how they are doing. The book is ano
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
The man that could have any woman he wants, any time he wants, and in any way he wants has found the one woman that would sass him, ignore him, and just plain right out refuse him. Eric Hamilton was young, successful, determined, and on a mission to complete his five-year plan. Never was sexy, sassy, independent, determined Shelby ever part of those plans. A mere court reporter with spunk-n-sass. She could not stand the sight of the strong, sexy, take-control attorney.

A little this and a little
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun and lighthearted romantic comedy that would definitely drive you crazy since the main leads are just too funny and sometimes frustrating with the way their relationship develops. We meet Eric and Shelby as if the former was suddenly and instantly attracted to the latter. Turns out that Shelby has been court stenographer for the last six months and it's only now that Eric, a lawyer, has noticed her. But that's not the clincher. Apparently, they live in the same building and often t ...more
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Romancing the Bachelor was such a great novel. I really loved the fact that neither the heroine (Shelby) or te hero (Eric) are looking for love but love find them when the least expect or want it. Both have goals in life and a relationship isn’t on their radar. Shelby has been tainted by love gone wrong and isn’t looking to be held back again from a man who’s just going to go in his merry way when a better option arises. Shelby is ready to leave the city that love brought her to and is waiting f ...more
Isha Coleman
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading a Diane Alberts story is like being caught in a Riptide. It's easy to become entangled and hard to find the way out. I love reading Ms. Alberts. She can maneuver from light and entertaining to emotionally frustrating, but she always manages to grab hold of her readers and never let go. The Hamiltons are my favorite series because, each story has little more heart, alot more mischief and that dynamic only a family gave make. Romancing the Bachelor is Eric's moment to shine. The man with t ...more
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Diane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin RandomHouse. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fur ...more

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