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Undercover Bachelor

(Undercover Matchmakers #1)

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4.55  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  43 reviews
A Sleepless in Seattle meets The Bachelor romantic comedy!

When third-generation Texas oil tycoon Sam DeLuca reluctantly goes on America’s favorite TV dating show, he doesn’t expect to be kicked off on the first night. Embarrassing? Hell, yeah. Then something even worse happens. The Twittersphere erupts with outrage, and single women everywhere suddenly want to date him. Ma
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Kindle Edition, 192 pages
Published December 15th 2020 by Chihuahua Publishing
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Undercover Bachelor is the first book in Maria Geraci’s brand new series, Undercover Matchmakers. This was such a fun little book. It’s kind of a spoof on the television show, The Bachelorette. If you like small town romance with lots of fun, quirky characters, then you should definitely check this out.

Annie Esposito never thought she’d end up back in her home town in Florida working for her Dad’s automobile sales company. But after “the unfortunate incident,” this is where her life is. Annie wa
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Maureen Fink
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this new series. Humor, great characters and a fun story. Maria Geraci does it again. I can't wait for the next book ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for a while for this author’s next romance and this one was even better than I had hoped for.
Sam DeLuca is a thirty-five year old Texan oil tycoon whose young sister finagled him into participating on a reality dating show. His request, that she considered going to college and skip her “year off” ideas.
His worse nightmare occurs when he’s the first one eliminated from the show. America is furious and the paparazzi are all over him. Especially after in morning show interview.
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Feb 12, 2021 marked it as to-read
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JoAnne
Dec 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Geraci does it again whether a contemporary romance or a cozy mystery. UNDERCOVER BACHELOR held my interest from the first page to the last and while savoring every word I still managed to finish it in one sitting.

Sam takes part in a reality TV dating show after making a deal with his sister who's in high school. He goes from Texas to California for the show but doesn't realize how his life will change even after not getting a rose and getting booted off the show in the first round. Annie li
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Paula
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Undercover Bachelor by Maria Geraci is a fun easy to read, totally enjoyable story. I do so love Lucy and Paco from the Whispering Bay Mystery Series that Ms. Geraci writes but it was her contemporary romances that sealed her as one of my go-to authors. She had done it again starting us off with a look at reality shows. Those are something I would never watch but am so glad that I was able to see it through Annie eyes along with the rest of the fictional women watching. Annie’s book club members ...more
Barbara Tobey
Dec 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. I do not watch reality shows. I do know a few things about them, so the rose and the other antics mentioned were understandable. Cute small town gossip issues. Entertaining and a quick read. Thanks to the author for providing a copy.
Isha Coleman
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Maria Geraci has a quirky sense of humor that shines brighter than her characters. That's what makes it so easy to give your heart over to most every story that she writes. Undercover Bachelor is no exception. I detest The Bachelor and had lukewarm feelings for Sleepless in Seattle, but despite all that I fell in love with Sam and Annie. These characters take the best parts of their counterparts and create a brand of magic that will wrap itself around your heart. ...more
Marcia
Nov 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I never have watched a reality show, and only read this as part of the author's Review Crew. Maria Geraci has a wonderful sense of humor that flows through her books. Her characters are engaging people that the reader can connect with. This is as delightful read.

Sam DeLuca agrees to go on a reality show, Single Gal, as a bargain with his little sister to apply to colleges, while she wants to take a gap year and backpack through Europe. He is released from the show, the first night, to his embarr
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Lucy Lakestone
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to read an advance copy of Undercover Bachelor, a winning, funny romance by Maria Geraci. When a rancher/oil tycoon gets roped into a dating show and is bounced on the first night, he wins the hearts of women all over America anyway. And one of them, restless and vaguely dissatisfied with her life in a quirky Florida town, writes a letter to him that she never intends to send. Needless to say, through the magic of friends, fate and romance, they connect anyway, and what follows i ...more
Suzan
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: onmykindle
I absolutely love this fun romantic story. Sam DeLuca becomes America's sweetheart bachelor when he is ousted from a reality TV dating show "Single Gal". Women everywhere are outraged that he was dismissed and many write him letters. The press follow him everywhere. His younger sister had a role is getting him on the show to start with, by promising to apply to college. Then she intervenes again and Sam ends up agreeing to meet with one of the letter writers. Annie and Sam feel that zing when th ...more
Elaine
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I just finished the new novella Undercover Bachelor and it left me with such a nice warm feeling. We all need things to give us a lift right now and this novella does the trick. Remember how you felt after watching Sleepless in Seattle? All warm and romantic? Well Undercover Bachelor is similar in that Annie writes a heartfelt letter to the nation's newest heartthrob from reality TV, but never sends it. A well-meaning employee takes the letter out of the trash and sends it to Sam and his sister ...more
Monica
Nov 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a cute novella to start a new series. You just never know where life will lead you and this story is perfect to show you that. So the question is does fate have anything to do with our lives or are we in control? In this book I think fate had a lot to do with Annie and Sam meeting. But let's not get all serious here as the book is a fun read also. It is definitely a different premise on how two people meet and fall in love. I would call this book a love at first sight novella. You will ...more
Lori R
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was the perfect prequel book to lead into Maria's new Undercover Matchmakers series. It was a fun, romantic comedy based on the Bachelor and Bachelorette series with Sam DeLuca getting booted off of the Single Gal during the first rose ceremony. It was fun to see the media storm that immediately followed.

I also liked down to earth Annie Esposito who has not had the best of luck in the romance department and who was instantly smitten by Sam. What followed was a fun story that I enjoyed read
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Christyg
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had me laughing from the start. I pretty much read it in one sitting. I loved it. The story was a perfect rom-com and paid homage to one of my favorites Sleepless in Seattle. Sam and Annie are fabulous characters who both end up doing things they normally wouldn't do. And it leads them to each other. I loved every page. This is a novella that kicks off a new series. I can't wait for the rest of the series as this author does excel at writing love stories that are full of humor and hear ...more
Susan
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new series, and it is a wonderful beginning. It is a Rom Com that will keep you laughing, but at the same time, it is a really good story. It centers around a Bachelorette type reality show that is a great beginning that brings you right into story, and then before you know it, you don't want to put it down. Sam and Annie are great together, with so much chemistry between them. I liked this one so much, I have already pre-ordered the next book in the series. I know th ...more
Rikki Baugh
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Totally adorable and relatable story.. i used to watch the bachelor until one night buying groceries it was announced in one of the magazines who won the night before the finale it definitely ruined the whole experience. You become super invested in the show and definitely pick your favorites. Sam is the total package the one you would root for hes right
you definitely should never settle and should wait for that zing.
Bobbie
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another winner for Maria Geraci! This is such a fun, romantic comedy easy read. Loved both Annie and Sam. There is a reality dating show, a small Florida town where everyone knows everything and one man looking for one woman with whom he will feel the “zing”. If you need some cheering up this holiday season, this is a great read. It looks like it is the beginning of a new series and one I will be anxiously waiting for.
Bookish
Dec 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was a fun, quirky read. A first read for me by author Maria Geraci it was really good and more than I expected. A TV dating show elimination gone wrong, the girl who messed up big time and the letter she wrote (that was never meant to be read) has brought him to her town. First meetings between these two Sam and Annie did not go as expected either but the chemistry is strong and their love story is fun and full of humor.
Shari
Jan 18, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Sam and Annie. Reality TV is not a favorite of mine, so I loved that Sam got voted off so fast, so he could really find his true love. We all need a man in our lives like Sam!!! Family, good looks and money. Loved the letter from Annie, so happy that she realized that there is more to life.

This was a fun sweet rom com, that I didn't want to see end. Loved these characters along with their families. I highly recommend this read. I read through my kindle unlimited.
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Lisa R
Dec 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great start to a new series! Loved Sam and Annie, Sam is on the show as a bribe to his sister when he gets kicked off the first night. Getting tons of letters, his sister and mom find Annie's and just love her and to get away from everything he goes to confront her about it. And the love story goes from there. ...more
Jane
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sweet, Easy Read! This was a cute beginning to a new series. Sam and Annie were meant to be together. There is no drama or emotional moments. Just two people meeting in unusual circumstances and having a connection. It was fun to read and also an escape from our everyday chaos. Looking for a quick and light hearted read during your holiday down time, this is the book for you.
Rachael
Dec 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Undercover Bachelor was a fun, entertaining read. I loved the comedy throughout, especially the banter between Sam and his sister Becks. I can't wait to read the next book in this series and, hopefully, get an update on Sam & Annie!

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
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Liz
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Undercover Bachelor is the first book in Maria Geraci’s brand new series, Undercover Matchmaker & was an adorable read!!

Don't want to give to much away but Sam & Annie's relationship was so fun to watch grow & finally find their HEA

I love forward to reading more in this new series!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
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Deb Fernow
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Funny and enjoyable story about Sam, a reluctant reality star loser, and Annie, a single woman known for the ‘incident’ break up. Two people who don’t enjoy being the center of attention are drawn together in this delightful story of romance and HEA.

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
M W
Dec 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Let me preface this review by saying that I can’t stand reality shows especially like the one in this book. Even so, I enjoyed Undercover Bachelor and found myself rooting for the main characters and how their story developed. This is a good book for those who enjoy small town romances and are looking for a quick read.
I was gifted an ARC by the author. The review is given of my own volition.
Pamela Devereux
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun to read. Sam DeLuca, black-mailed by his sister to going on a reality dating show. Annie Esposito is an accountant working for her family's used car dealership. Sam laid it all out there what he was looking for but was booted off. Annie never could get over what Sam said. So old fashioned Annie wrote a letter. The rest is history. ...more
Alicia Cronin
Nov 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Pretty cute story and little spinoff of Sleepless in Seattle, one of my favorite movies! I think my only qualm was that it was too short! Isn’t that always the case with books you like?! But it was just what I needed today too! A light quick read! Made me smile ☺️
Fran Howe
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How one thing can lead to another......very innocently. “Undercover “ is full of twists & turns depicting what happens when “ best laid plans “ go astray & when they do happen to come to frutation. The author makes the reader feel the frustration & happiness of her characters
Christina Dougan
Nov 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Sam and Annie definitely made me feel the “zing”. These characters were down to earth and could be the folks next door. I loved their story and their quirky families. I can’t wait for the next book in this new series.
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Maria Geraci writes quirky, fun, romantic women's fiction and cozy mysteries. She's a two-time RITA® Finalist, as well as a National Reader's Choice Award and Romantic Times American Title finalist. Her books feature strong women, dreamy heroes, lots of laughs and a little bit of heat. And if it's one of her mysteries, look for a dead body, as well. She lives in central Florida and is always on th ...more

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