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The Bachelor (Chandler Brothers #1)

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Foreign correspondent Roman Chandler has always prized his freedom above all else. Now losing a coin toss has sealed this youngest brother's fate. Finding someone to escort down the aisle is the easy part-every wannabe bride in sleepy Yorkshire Falls is itching to get hitched to this gorgeous, globe-trotting Chandler man. But Roman still lusts after the woman who got away. ...more
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published July 12th 2004 (first published 2002)
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Lisa
May 30, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
¡Esta mujer se repite más que los ajos! Abandono el barco porque es increíble en menos de 100 páginas las veces que me ha recordado que "es un pueblo muy tradicional" y no sé cuántas cosas más.

La pena es que tenía muchísimas ganas de leer el libro, estaba ansiosa por catar a esta mujer y el batacazo que me he llevado se ha oído desde la luna :(
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
3.5 for some reason :p

REASON : this story was a perfect blend of strong characters and solid plot.Yet some how this book seemed to DRAG..AND DRAG...AND DRAG..AND DRAG..well u get the picture.

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YEAH.

yeah so this book gets a -1 from not being the ultimate awesome.

and a -1.5 stars for boring me....

hence,

3.5 for that reason.
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
Wow now I see why this had bad ratings. I forced myself to keep reading until page 53. I'm sorry but this book just drags on and on. I'm so shocked because I love this author. I never found myself not wanting to keep reading. I didn't finish it so my review is based on the beginning. The story was there just had to be juiced up a bit. It was funny at times.
Michelle
Jan 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: beach readers, romance fans, gals from upstate NY
Shelves: romance
I don't normally read romance novels, but I picked up this book on a whim. I was looking for a quick and enjoyable beach read; that's exactly what I found. The novel is set outside of my hometown (Albany, NY) which gained my interest from the start. The Chandler brothers are likable characters; I was completely entertained by their girl dramas. For those afraid to read it because it is labled "romance," it wasn't too steamy -- I'm the kind that gets a little embarassed by that. It was just pure ...more
Thenia
The story of Roman Chandler, the youngest of the three heartbreaking Chandler brothers, and Charlotte Bronson, the one that got away.

Roman has been all over the world as a journalist, doing what he loves, and has every intention of continuing to do so, but a coin toss between him and his brothers changes everything. Their beloved mother whose health is ailing, (view spoiler) wants them to gi
...more
Deanne
Nov 06, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
With Valentine's Day slowly approaching I felt like reading some light romantic novels , and what a better way to start with The Bachelor , by Ms Carly Philips . This was the first installment of the Chandler Series

This is the story about the youngest Chandler brother Roman , an international journalist who enjoys his job , his freedom and his bachelorhood more than anything , but everything changes when he was called back home for a family 'emergency' and when he goes back to his hometown he g
...more
Desirée
Jan 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporanea
Leído el 22/08/2009
Tina "IRead2Escape"
The Bachelor is the first book in the Chandler Brothers series by Carly Phillips. I really wanted to go into this book and fall madly in love. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. However, I did get a good base for a series that I still have high hopes for.

Raina Chandler is the matriarch of her family and she’ll stop at nothing to see her 3 sons settled and happy. Faking a heart condition she mentions to the boys that she is to take it easy and avoid stress. If she happens to drop the hint that g
...more
Kathy
Jan 30, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, humor, sensuous
Chandler Brothers, handsome, honorable, charming, women magnets, all against marriage though... Their father died when they were young, and Raina, their mother, mourned for a long time... (hence anti marriage - anti hurt?)... and they all love their mother a lot...

Charlotte - her father left for Hollywood when she was young, her mother (frail and depressed) refused to go - but they still loved... he would come home periodically, and her mother was only really alive (lively) when he is home... an
...more
Morgan Mayer
Oct 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the book the Bachelor. I think the author’s purpose was to entertain, and provide a romantic fantasy for readers to escape in. I think this way because it was a fiction piece and the other books she has written have all been fiction as well. She tells a story about love and I think this has no other purpose than to entertain the reader.

I think the theme of this book is: You should never give up on true love. In the story the two main characters: Roman and Charlotte are madly in love but
...more
Barbara ★
Roman Chandler, the foreign news correspondent, has returned home temporarily to find a wife and get her with child. He then intends to desert her and return to his own life of hunting down the next story. Admirably, he is doing this to appease his ill mother who wants grandkids before she dies. However, this scenario is hardly admirable. he's looking for a broodmare who will live alone with no assistance from her husband.

So I really can't say that I enjoyed this book. Roman is a nice enough gu
...more
LorettaLynn
Sorry it took so long, my computer was being all werid..


(Chandler Brothers #1)

I always like a story about a bad boy! Who don’t right?
I was not 100% sure though when I first started to read The Bachelor what I was going to think about It. It does have it difficulties though. A few times, I was thinking that it could be better and others I found my self lost in the pages.
There are some very interesting characters in the Bachelor.
I found it a fun and sexy read in the end. I am going to have to
...more
20012206
Me lo esperaba mejor, tiene muchos clichés del tipo mujeriego que se reencuentra con el amor de su juventud y de un momento a otro se da cuenta que no la puede perder, pero que quiere seguier con su libertad y su vida alrededor del mundo

Hay varias cosas que no me cuadran, como ese amor de juventud de un día, en el que además no paso nada, no sé

Pero los personajes son tiernos y me gusto mucho la relación entre los hermanos, cómo te pego pero igual te quiero (será porque me vi identificada con la
...more
Deranged Dreamer
Jun 10, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: never-finished
Too repetitive and annoying.
Also, the best friend had sex with the hero back in high school.
After the heroine dumped him. So How do you drown your sorrows and save your ego? By sleeping with her best fri nd. And yes, they are still best friends after ten years.WTF?
Every couple of paragraphs we need to know how the hero doesnt want to stay in one place.
And on the other paragraphs why the heroine needs stability.
the mother ploy is ridiculous. Just not as ridiculous as the sons solution.

Blaire
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG!! I laughed so hard!! Raina reminds me sooo much of my great aunt. I could actually picture her in some of the scenarios, especially when discussing "her condition". My mom is reading it now and she has called a couple of times just to laugh at some of Raina's conniving shenanigans! Roman and Charlotte are amazing. I loved the whole story!
Nicole
Jan 29, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am rating this low mainly because it was a lot more risqué than I like. I had to fast forward through an entire disk because it was a lot more explicit than I like or am used to.

The story wasn't bad and really the only reason I finished the book. I was bothered that the female character blamed her life's problems on her father all the while repeating her mother's problems.
Eli
Jan 14, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Una porquer��a de libro, la autora debe tener un coagulo en el cerebro porque no logra hilvanar un gui��n que no sea lineal al cansancio. En fin, no gaste su dinero ni su tiempo! Si lo hace de todas formas, yo por lo menos no me voy a sentir culpable ya que YO SE LO ADVERTI :)
Valentina Markasović
Not the first book of the series that I read, but definitely my favourite
Christi
Oct 14, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's a fun silly romantic story that can keep a single girl dreaming that someday prince charming will come. Best to read during the summer!
Jennifer Probst
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Phillips' wonderful series is funny and heartfelt - love her writing!
Kristelle
Jul 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the love story in the book, The Bachelor. Like Phillips' other novels, this one includes adult romance. I would recommend this novel to people who enjoy books by Jennifer Crusie.
Chocalicious Love
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice but forgettable. The mom was a hoot, though. Loved her scheming. :-)
Sonja
Well thank goodness that's over!

This could have been a great story, but it was just too.... too everything! Too predictable! Too obvious! Too irritatingly full of clichés. And too much repetition.
It was my second attempt with this author and I really did want to like it. But I nearly DNF...

The series (gaah a series of this?!) starts with the youngest of three brothers from a small town. He's the stereotypical bachelor, travelling all over the world as a foreign news correspondent, and obvious
...more
Angie Reed
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Chandler brothers are the most eligible bachelors in Yorkshire Falls but their mother is tired of waiting for Grand babies. After a hospital visit which turned out to be heartburn she devises a plan to get her sons married. Foreign correspondent Ramon Chandler returns home and is the loser of the coin toss and must now get married and get his wife pregnant. After that is back to the field. Charlotte Bronson was the girl who turned him down back in high school and now is the girl he can't get ...more
ReBecca
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book frustrates me and here is why...I got really annoyed with the mother and this lie she told that pretty much forced the sons to take action. I know some will say oo but it worked out how it should...and while yes it did, she shouldn't have meddled in their lives. Let it all happen on its own terms, not with her meddling. I think that just threw me off the book and made me be like blugh to it! It was a quick read and for those who like romance.
Jen Bruggeman
Jun 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dnf
Danni
Dec 23, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay book. Typical. No surprises.
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
It was fun getting to know the Chandler brothers and the sacrifices they would make to please their mother. First up was Roman, he loved being free to do as he pleased go where he wanted to go. Being first on the chopping block was not all that satisfying to his ego until Charlotte. They finally have that chance to pick up where things could have lead to all those years ago.
Jessica Alcazar
I'm gonna do this review as a whole for the Chandler clan LOL
I loved all three books. If I was to pt them in order of like it wold go as follows:
1. The Heartbreaker
2. The Playboy
3. The Bachelor
Let me say that all 3 books were very easy to read, cute, fun and witty. And I loved that everyone seemed to be in everyone's book in some capacity. That's my favorite part about reading a series, when an author incorporates previous H/h in further books, especially family series.

The Bachelor in review: Ro
...more
Ann
Raina Chandler wants her sons to get married and have children, but everybody in town knows the Chandler brothers are notorious singles. Raina hatches a plan that will give her boys the catalyst needed to settle down. She fakes a heart condition and not so subtly informs them of her wish for grandchildren. The brothers will do anything for their mother so they flip a coin to determine who has to give up being a bachelor. Roman loses. He plans to marry a woman who is willing to bear and raise his ...more
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Chandler Brothers (3 books)
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