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Man of Fate (The Best Men #1)

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Close friends since childhood, Kyle, Duncan and Ivan have become rich, successful co-owners of a beautiful Harlem brownstone. The one thing each of them lacks is a special woman to share his life with—until true love steps in to transform three sexy single guys into grooms-to-be…A fender bender seems like a stroke of lousy luck, until attorney Kyle Chatham glimpses the wom ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 19th 2009 by Harlequin Kimani (first published January 1st 2009)
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Shawnette
Apr 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
This is the first story in the Best Men Series and it's a GREAT start...I enjoyed Kyle and Ava's budding romance...I like the fact that they were open and honest from the beginning...there is NO game playing...a grown, SENSUAL and mutually consensual relationship...I also found myself CAUGHT UP in the beautifully descriptive and well written details in regards to the cultural scenery of NY...I love the camaraderie between Kyle and his circle of friends...I also thought it was nice to catch up wi ...more
Susan
May 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Great Read! Well developed characters, Can't wait for Duncan and Ivan's stories. Great summer reads!
Sheila Jackson
Aug 20, 2009 rated it liked it
The story was okay. I wish that it spent more time on Kyle and Ava relationship than their professions.
Misherald Brown
Sep 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Rochelle Alers brings us a man who is the epitome of grace and beauty but he is also a very passionate man who finds himself falling in love. When he realizes he is in love he falls with grace, which makes him the replica of a great man.

Kyle Chatman is a lawyer who knows what he wants and often goes to get what he wants with a confidence that allows him to come back successful. When he finds himself in a fender binder he finds himself intrigued by the cause of the fender bender Miss Ava Warrick
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Andrea Jackson
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: a-a-romance
Well, that didn't thrill me. It was a little too predictable and mundane. Alers managed to make sex> boring. Love scenes were open door, but no graphic language or description. However, I've read some really sensual books like that. No this was because the couple talked to each other about their underwear and other pedestrian things. He even asked her if her boobs were real on their first time! Wouldn't you smack a man who asked you that after he got your clothes off?
Daphney Lebrun Howell
Rochelle has yet to fail

I was looking for another series and as usual Rochelle did not disappoint! This story has the heartwarming aspects that keep me smiling and looking forward to the happy ending that I know will ensue.
Sharon Eikenberry-Deary
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ava is not a believeer in fate until she meets Kyle Chatham and Harlem lawyer and home owner. She has a finder bender and she begins throughout the weeks there is something to fate
Cynthia Lampkin
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

I enjoyed reading this book. The characters were believable. Purchased the book years ago. Refreshing re-read of Ms Alers best man series.
Claudia
Sep 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
Lose consciousness briefly brings love

A morning accident brings two totally different people together. Kyle was so into making sure that Ava was alright in the mist of it all he caught feelings for her. The swelling of her face cause him to get weak along with losing conscious in his arm. With all the madness once Ava awakes, Kyle stayed a gentleman with her crying about her car, but the accident was her fault. All of the peace, love and happiness that came from Kyle was so unreal to Ava. She’s
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D.lee
Jan 21, 2012 rated it liked it
I have been a Rochelle Alers fan for years and I usually love all of her books. This one was just ok. The chemistry between Kyle and Ava just didn't jump off the page for me. They had what a would consider a slow comfortable friendship and the love between them grew to a rumble, but not the usual explosion. Like I said the story was ok, but not one of my favorites. I still will be buy the other two books, because I'm curious about Ivan and Duncan too. I wouldn't say I was disappointed, because I ...more
Jazz
Jan 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rochelle Alers is one of my favorite authors and I've read her for over 15 years. This book was good, not great. Loved the Kyle character and felt like most aspects of his character and storyline were great. Ava, on the other hand, was hard to like at times. She was a little too prickly and too quick to be on the defensive, like when meeting Ivan and him saying something nice about Kyle and her jumping down his throat. Luckily, she wasn't normally that bad, just in a few instances, and I did lik ...more
Gina StyleRocks
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I read it in one day. It was HOT!!! The passion between Kyle and Ava leaped off the pages. She was a feisty somethin', but Kyle went toe to toe with her...I loved that. The only thing I did not like was the repeated use of the word "darling". That term of endearment just did not flow in my opinion. Baby, Sweetie, Honey and Sweetheart are ALL winners when it comes to terms of endearment. Saying "darling" is like say "Snuckums" or something like that...LOL. Nevertheless ...more
Layeshia
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Enjoyed Ava and Kyle's love journey. Ava miss trusted anything to do with the word love even if it was coming from a handsome successful man. Ava had good cause not to trust love she had been burned twice seriously in the pass by her boyfriends. But in the end, I was able to convince her that he was deeply in love with her. Do you need a man of fate.
Karla
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Carla
Jul 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book, the entire series was very romantic. See Man of Fantasy for more of a review.
Cheryl Dixon
Nov 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
I thought it was a good book, I enjoooyed it
Dyannah
This was very good. Very adult. The storey line was very good and kept my interest. I bonded with the characters after reading the other two books I felt like I knew them.
Temptingat40
Jul 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Good read
Tammy
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
The author wrote a really good story. I thought the progression of Ava and Kyle's love was sweet and really entertaining.
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Rochelle Alers was born in Manhattan, New York, USA, where she raised. She obtained degrees in Sociology and Psychology, before started to work. She is a member of the Iota Theta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and her interests include gourmet cooking and traveling. She has traveled to countries in North, Central and South America, and Europe. She is also in accomplished in knitting ...more
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