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  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Warner Books; Reprint edition (22 Aug. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446610542
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446610544
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.2 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 629,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roman Chandler glared at his oldest brother, or more accurately he glared at the quarter in Chase's right hand. Read the first page
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By V. Tran on 3 Mar. 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This book was amazingly written it was great. This is the first time i read a book by Carly Philips and i'm pretty sure it wont be the last.I seriously could not put the book down it took me 2 days to finish the book i didn't want to go sleep until i finished it but i made myself stop reading it and when i woke up the next morning i just stayed in bed and finished reading the book. But i had a strange feeling; I so wanted to read on yet i did not want the story to end.

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It is set in a small town, there are 3 gorgrous brothers the story is mainly on the youngest, Roman Chandler who as the title suggests is a "bachelor" who has never really had a relationship longer than a month or so. Then he looses a coin toss between his brothers and must get married and have kids to meet his ill mother's demands. He starts of looking for candidates for his wife to be; has to have childrens for him, she would have to be ok with him not really being there coz he likes to travel and have his freedom...but he falls again for this women who rejected him in the pass and she is completely different to the wife he is trying to get.... But will he be able to change her mind? or will she change him?

This book is full of love, humour, family devotion, family problems and life.

A Must Read Book!!
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Oct. 2002
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Romances of the millenium isn't easy stuff with all the bagage people have. This book has successful and beautiful Charlotte, a fantastic and interesting hunk named Roman and his 2 brothers equally wonderful plus some sex and mystery combined with modern problems. Will Roman, who is scared of attachment say and do the right things ? Will his mother stay out of his lovelife ? Will his brother stop acting like he's in love with the same woman as Roman ? And who steals the panties ?
Great for a lazy day or night, or on the beach with a glass of wine and some chocolate...And PLEASE give us the story of Rick right now!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
I Liked It 6 Aug. 2002
By A Customer - Published on
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I have learned over the many years that I have been reading that you shouldn't expect every book you read to become your favorite. Many reviewers have claimed that they were disappointed with this selection. They read it because Kelly Ripa suggested it. I, too, am one of those people that read THE BACHELOR because it was recommended by Kelly. I bought the book to enjoy the fluff. That is all that "Reading with Ripa" promised. The books on her list don't require companion books to explain the premise. The selections don't make great promises to lure the reader to make huge life decisions. This book is intended for a quick summer read that is light and fluffy and easy to read. THE BACHELOR comes through.
The story is fun and cute. Three brothers swearing off marriage and their mom who would do anything to get a grandbaby... It's funny and simple, the perfect beach book. Sit back, enjoy, and don't expect life-altering messages like Oprah, and you'll will love and anticipate the rest of the series!
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Couldn't Get Past Page 38 3 Sept. 2002
By Sharon, Avid Fan of Believable Characters and Plot - Published on
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This one is going back to the bookstore before I even break the binding. I'll admit, I bought it with some reserve but I was influenced by the hype surrounding it. Big mistake. My intelligence was insulted too many times in just 38 pages. First off, there's the premise we're supposed to believe that three strong, male, adult characters are going to flip a coin (literally) to see which one will interrupt their life and career to find someone to marry and impregnate as soon as possible. This, because of a deceitful mother who is pretending to be seriously ill just so she can trick her very successful, handsome and presumably intelligent sons into giving her a grandchild (thoroughly non-believable). Then there was the paragraph on page 33 that took my breath away for its total stupidity. "Roman took a bite of his burger without waiting for Chase to finish with the ketchup. He chewed and swallowed." Had the author not written that, I might not have known that the characters were actually going to eat the food they'd just been served! This was followed closely by a scene in the same restaurant where Roman meets up with the girl he dated in high school and hasn't seen in ten years. They literally bump into each other near the restrooms and in one fell swoop he's asking her when she's "going to give in to him", and how "years melted away as his hands bracketed either side of her head and his lips hovered near her jaw" which made her wonder "why she'd resisted him for so long". Excuse me? Maybe because you haven't seen him in ten years??? This scene continues on - remember, they haven't seen each other in ten years - to where he is now passionately kissing her in the doorway of the women's restroom and was lapping at her earlobe at "exactly the right spot" while tapping into the "deepest desire she'd ever harbored". What a bunch of inane tripe! The only thing missing from this book is Fabio on the cover. At least then the reader would know what they're in for.
I gave this one star for the author's savvy in actually getting it published.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Simple Reading 23 Aug. 2002
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I was looking forward to reading this "light-reading" book...and that it was. I wouldn't say that it is bad, but there were some things that were hard to take. The two main characters (Roman and Charlotte) had one date in high school, now years later they're still into each other and he thinks she's the one he is to marry. Give me a break. His mom leads him to believe she has a fatal heart condition (so that her sons will get married and give her a grandchild...again...give me a break), Roman, and his two brothers are like "okay, take it easy mom, let us know if you need anything". Also, the person who breaks into peoples homes to steal crocheted panties to keep the local business in business???? What was that all about? Who cares??? I found myself skipping whole paragraphs of these characters thoughts (I got sick of their whining) just to get through the book. But, I pressed on and in the end, kind of liked it for what it was... light reading and no major commitment into the characters (though I probably will read the next book in this trilogy...Playboy...just to see what happens to the next brother).
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Shallow and lame 21 Oct. 2002
By Dizziey - Published on
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I read this book thinking that it was one of those post Bridget Jones-type chick flicks (because of the cover) and boy, was I wrong. This storyline is thin, hardly any plots, and the characters are very lame. The book deals with the Chandler brothers, who had a coin toss to see who would find a wife and have children in order to satisfy their mother's wish for grandchildren. Roman, a foreign correspondent lost the toss and agree to be on a quest to find a wife. All he wanted was to marry her, have kids and then leave the country to continue his job.
This book reminds me of the teenage books I used to read, where all the characters are dashing, irresistible and intelligent and the heroines are equally irresistible, beautiful, wonderful and kind. The author did not let her readers discover the inner personality of her characters but on a numerous occasion, just simply states them, such as the Chandlers men were extremely loyal. Both the main characters, Roman and his high school sweetheart (like the teenage books) did not want each other even though they secretly desire to be one another. And of course, you can very well predict the ending even within the first few pages of the book. In addition, the book also lack humor and this would definitely be harmful to the Kelly Ripa's book club. However, if you want to read an extremely simple book, basic writing and predictable happy ending, then maybe this book is for you. But, bear in mind, this is not a feel-good book or a book that average person can relate to.
15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A Good "In-Between" Book 11 July 2002
By Kelly A. fuller - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I have to first admit that I only bought this book because it was recommended by Kelly Ripa. I was very eager to read along with her book club and could not wait to start this book. However, I was really disappointed. I realize The Bachelor was chosen because it is a easy and light read, but it was a little too light for me. The story was very predictable. I could pretty much figure out how it was going to end from the first few pages. I could have given this book an even lower rating, but it does have some redeeming qualities. The Bachelor is a great "beach book". Its simple to read, not alot of concentration involved. The sex scenes are very explicit, just what you need in a summer novel. I can't say that this book has alot of great literary content, but its a great "in-between" book. I sometimes like to read something easy as a break from heavier, more serious novels. As a whole, it was a nice break, but not something I can really recommend to serious readers.
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