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The Wrong Bachelor

(The Wrong Match #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  5,451 ratings  ·  508 reviews
Bachelor: A desirable potential boyfriend. AKA not Cole Kingston.

Seventeen-year-old Madison (Madi) Matthews wants nothing to do with the dating competition her school is holding to raise money for charity. She's never been interested in chasing a guy before and she certainly isn't interested in competing for one in front of the whole school.

But, when Madi is voted as one o
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published July 8th 2018
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Jody McGrath
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Fun, Sweet Romance

This was really sweet. The plot, about a girl and a guy who fight all the time, getting drawn into a school competition, isn't exactly new, but it was a really fun read. There was some forced commentary about anti bullying, that was hard to believe considering how it was staged and who was being bullied, but the message was a good one despite the "yeah right" factor.

4 stars!
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed The wrong Bachelor. It was everything I expected. High school teen read about a girl who is dating the wrong guy. The school want to raise money for charity so they do their own version of the Bachelor.

Cole Kingston has only been interested in one girl. Unfortunately, she’s the only girl who can say no to him. Cole and Madi used to be friends, but when she started dating her controlling boyfriend, Cole didn’t handle it well. Now Cole is the hottest Bachelor in school and Madi i
Dec 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Sometimes I like to buy books on kindle in the middle of the night and make myself read them when I can´t sleep. One of most expensive and irritating qualities I can´t give up. This one was one of those. Not really a book I would recommend if you like sentences that make sense.
cute and predictable.

The Wrong Bachelor was the high school version of the.. well.. the bachelor. I honestly don't like that show one bit so it surprised me that I was enjoying this book so much. In it, you will meet Madison and Cole. It was completely obvious that these two had so much sexual tension in the beginning and then throughout the competition their chemistry was amazing.

This was definitely a friendship to enemies to loves kind of book. There was also a bunch of drama in this book. Whe
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OMG OMG OMG .. I never expected to give this book a solid five stars but I was blown away by it
Cole and Madi are a couple shipped so hard that I feel my heart flying right now <3 <3
so the story is about a competition at a school that is similar to The Bachelor where the guy is in love with one of the contestants ... perfect for a light read, couldn't put it down :D
I thought it was cute and predictable but I think I am the wrong demographic for this one. I would have loved it in my early to mid teens though. So, with the 14 year old version of me in mind, I give it 4 solid "so, like, dreamy and stuff" stars :-)
Ana  Lelis
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was such a fun reading. This book is so nice and delightful. All I could feel was my heart warming through the reading. I can't wait to read more books by the author. ...more
Mary ツ⋆
Apr 25, 2021 rated it really liked it

The enemies-friends-lovers trope may be a predictable one and the whole plot may come along as a cheesy one, but I was certainly all in for the ride!

Madi and Cole were the sweetest and their chemistry was inevitable. They were just that perfect ingredient to complete each other, even if all they are always at each other’s throat. (view spoiler)
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Very cute

This was a super cute story and I enjoyed it. It's a little silly to think that a high school would authorize doing a bachelor dating show for charity, but it made for an interesting plot. I liked the little dates they went on and the friendships between the girls. Laurie was the worst, she was so mean to Madi and I didn't like her, even at the end. I thought Cole was sweet, he liked Madi so much. Teagan, Evan, and Willow were good allies and friends to Madi. This was a quick read and a
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
The high school decides to do a "Bachelor" type show to raise money for charity. Despite having a boyfriend, Madi, is chosen as one of the female contestants. The Bachelor is the star football player, Cole, who used to be friends with Madi until he turned into a huge jerk overnight. Add in a few mean girl contestants, and the high school ends up having a viral show on their hands. Cole is the last person that Madi wants anything to do with, but as they are forced to spend time with each other th ...more
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
Even though I pretty much despise all things The Bachelor, this was kinda cute? And I love the hate-to-love trope, but I've definitely seen it done better. Especially since this was more boy-next-door-to-more since the main characters didn't actually hate each other. Just a misunderstanding of sorts that led them to act like they hated each other. But under the guise of a reality dating show for charity -- yeah, I can totally see a school district being down for that...NOT! -- they find their wa ...more
Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
Taking a star off for the fact of unbelievable villains and outrageous antics done by them. It just made everything seem fake and dramatic. However, the enemies to lovers romance was super cute.
✨ Lucy ✨
Apr 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
✨✨✨BACHELOR: a desirable potential boyfriend aka COLE KINGSTON .
I loved this book, every page is filled with so much feelings , I couldn't put it down.
How can't Madi see what has always been under her eyes. it's so old school Cole's way of attract Madi attention that even a kid can see it. All the things Cole did to make her see him has a possibility even if it should have been the opposite... But when she finally noticed him the sparks are inevitable . I confirmed my theory for this one too: LO
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
The dialogue is unbearable and the ideas are dated for 2019. Those might be forgivable if the characters were strong, but they all were stereotypes come to life: the girl who’s gorgeous and doesn’t know it, the bad boy who has a secret soft side.

There are better contemporaries out there. Don’t spend your time on this one.
Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Jul 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun Characters!

This book had excellent build up and chemistry. I loved the main characters, the dual perspectives and the gradual shift in emotions. All the high school drama was swirling and I thought the incorporation of the Bachelor idea was fun. It definitely ramped up the drama! I had a hard time putting this one down.

Content: swearing, kissing, some crude and sexual references
descriptionYou like me?” I asked, still not quite able to believe it even after all he’d said. “Madi, I’m crazy about you, and only you could be blind enough not to see it.”

Someday's I live for the cliche stuff and this book just happened to be that. This is high school romance meets The Bachelor and you know what? Even though it was predictable at every turn I enjoyed reading every single minute of this book.
If this feels the kind of book that you would enjoy, go for it!

4 Stars!

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Jennifer Dale
Ok story. I can normally read a teen book “even though I am 40” 🙄. But this one just wasn’t all that good. The characters were ok; i skimmed and the whole bachelor + 10 girl contestant for charity was a little out there. To me it was cheesy and stupid. Sorry just wasn’t for me.

But I would recommend for actual teens.
Sep 27, 2020 rated it liked it
It was really not bad. Of course, the concept sounds a bit shallow and implausible for a high school, but I actually liked the main characters and the story was interesting enough to keep me on board until the very end. The writing style was also very enjoyable and if you´re looking for a cute, very romantic teen book, this is a good choice.
It could have been even better if it hadn´t so many tropes in it (the main protagonist is super pretty without trying, the cheerleader is the "evil one" and
Sep 30, 2018 marked it as dnf
Shelves: 2018, romance, contemporary, ya
DNF at 11%

So basically the plot is the teenage version of The Bachelor: cringeworthy moments, awkward group dates, and the token bitchy/mean cheerleader. No thanks.
Alina Nshanyan
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks, romance
So cute and heartwarming. I’ve been craving a cute contemporary for a bit now and this definitely was worth it.
2.5 stars

In order to raise money for charity, Lincoln High school decides to create a dating competition involving its students. Madison is chosen as one of the contestants, despite having a boyfriend and - worse of all - the bachelor who is chosen is Cole, her sworn enemy.

First of all, yes the concept is ridiculous. I don't believe that a school would recreate The Bachelor (including it being filmed) even if it is for charity. The fact that students don't really get a choice if they want to c

Cute, quick, clean, bachelor style romance.
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2018
The Wrong Bachelor is a book I've had my eye on for a while—though it's not my absolute favorite trope, the enemies falling in love plot line is usually pretty enjoyable.

I absolutely loved certain aspects of this book! Madi and Cole have great chemistry, and I really enjoyed their story. The Bachelor-type dates were fun to read about, and I really enjoyed the relationships Madi built with most of the other girls.

However, there are a couple things that bothered me about the book. First of all, I
Aug 06, 2018 rated it liked it

Totally can see this story as a teen movie, it's cliché and has a way too corny ending for my taste. Madi and Cole are exactly the same as every other couple in books that has high school angst love as the setting and they don't add anything new to make it more remarkable. Of course, it's not easy for them to get together, there's a lack of communication which could have made things way faster and simpler, a lot of misunderstandings and a sad female rivalry that led to verbal attacks and wor
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I’m sure teenagers will love this.
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book basically contained every possible cliche ever conceived by a YA author. It still managed to be cute though, so 2 stars in the end 👍🏼
Kami Dodson-Perry
Feb 25, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: primeloan
Cold & Madi I are neighbors and they were best friends until Made started dating them Come disappeared and only said rude things to Madi. Now Madi's relationship is on the rocks and there is a contest to win Cole's heart to raise money for charity. Mad i just overcome her hatred for Coke and find herself and her voice during the process.

I love Cole and Madi's relationship after they start to be friends again. I wish during the story Cole would have revealed why he left their friendship in the d
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
Loved this book more than what I thought I would. Would highly recommend. (view spoiler) ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Probably one of the most predictable and cheezy YA romance I've recently read. But it was funny and entertaining and sometimes that's all it takes to enjoy reading. ...more
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ALEXANDRA MOODY is an Australian author. She studied Law and Commerce in her hometown, Adelaide, before going on to spend several years living abroad in Canada and the UK. She is a serious dog-lover, avid snowboarder and has a love/hate relationship with the gym. She can often be found on and ...more

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