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THE BACHELOR by Carly Phillips

The Chandler Brothers from New York Times Bestselling Author Carly Phillips are back!
He’s got wanderlust and no intention of settling down.She’s home to stay and has put her bad boy ex in her rearview mirror.
After spending his life abroad, embracing his freedom at every turn as a foreign correspondent, Roman Chandler finds himself the brother nominated to deal with his ailing mother’s matchmaking shenanigans. Thanks to a coin toss, he needs to find someone to marry and fast. It shouldn’t be that hard in sleepy Yorkshire Falls where women fall over themselves to hook a Chandler man.
But Roman only wants the one woman who got away.
Charlotte Bronson is back home to put down roots and get her lingerie business off the ground. She’s not interested in her past or a man that chose to chase breaking news stories to the far corners of the earth over her. No matter how good they used to be or how combustible their chemistry still burns.
It’s up to Roman to convince Charlotte he’s a changed man and here to stay.
In honor of THE BACHELOR’s 20th Anniversary all three books have been updated and will be reissued with gorgeous NEW covers with the same content but modernized for your reading pleasure. The BACHELOR was the first book that Kelly Ripa chose for her Reading with Ripa Bookclub.

The Bachelor (Chandler Brothers, #1) by Carly Phillips
Series: The Chandler Brothers #1
Published by CP Publishing on January 1, 2002

Genres: 3 Flames: Rated R, Contemporary Romance, Family Life

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I received a complimentary ARC from Author in exchange for an honest review.


THE BACHELOR by Carly Phillips

Sue thoughts

The Bachelor by Carly Phillips is the first book in the Chandler Brothers series.

Roman Chandler is the youngest of the three infamous Chandler brothers.  He has spent his adult life as a foreign news correspondent chasing stories all over the world.  When he gets word that his mother has a heart issue, he flies back home to be by her side.

Raina Chandler tells her sons, Chase, Rick and Roman, about her heart problems and then tells them that her life dream is to have a grandchild.  When the boys flip a coin to see who will be the lucky son to give up their bachelorhood, get married, and then give Raina a grandchild, Roman is the unlucky one!

Roman’s perfect choice of a wife would be someone from Yorkshire Falls, NY, who wants to stay in town, marry a Chandler boy, and not mind if he is rarely home…..this should be easy!  There is just one problem with this plan…..Charlotte Bronson, the girl who Roman always wanted, but never had.  Charlotte has recently moved back to town and opened up a ladies boutique shop, aptly named Charlotte’s Attic.

The more time Roman spends with Charlotte, the harder he is falling and he may just realize that there could be a great benefit from not traveling as much!  Now Roman needs to convince Charlotte that he is really committed to her and will not just be like her wayward dad.

I really loved revisiting this book and the way that it was modernized.  It was the first book of Carly Phillip’s I ever read and from there I was hooked.  I loved how Roman lost the coin flip, but in the end he really won out!  I just adored Charlotte.  She had such abandonment issues from her past that it was wonderful to see her deal with those.  I also loved Raina.  She was such a hoot.  I couldn’t imagine doing that to my kids, but it sure was entertaining!


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Reviewer:  Sue is a retired IT Computer Programmer who loves to read just about any type of romance….Contemporary, Historical, Comedy,  or Suspense.  She tends to like sassy heroines and hot alpha heroes (although the occasional nerds are fun too!) with lots of fun witty banter.  She lives in a small suburb of Cleveland, OH with her almost perfect husband.  She has three adult daughters who all live nearby, with the oldest being married.


About Carly Phillips

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at

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