The Bachelor - Carly Phillips

The Bachelor

By Carly Phillips

  • Release Date: 2002-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 357 Ratings



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.


  • Pretty good

    By Txreadingqueen
    Not a true 5, but a definite 4.5. I enjoyed that it was a complete story in that all the loose ends were tied up and not in a sudden hard to explain rush. Good story and decent characters. My main complaint is the hero came across as a stalker at first and not just an “alpha male”.
  • First book is great!

    By Jmoms
    This book was my first Carly book! It’s still just as good! Roman and his brothers make a plan to get married and he’s up first. Charlotte is the one who got away. Now it time for the Chandler boys to start settling down. Stay for all three books! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
  • Sweet story

    By charlligirl
    This was such a sweet romance, with some hot moments. Roman has traveled far and wide covering hot topics. Charlotte went to New York in order to become a fashion designer and come home and open her own shop. These two are so different and yet deep down they are the same. They don't want to repeat their parents' mistakes. The one thing I did not like about Charlotte was at times she acted like a petulant child. Her beef with her father is based on misinformation yet she is unwilling to even talk to him. Roman seems too willing to give up his dreams to make Charlotte happy and that kind of bothered me. But I think deep down, they are meant for each other. She really wants to travel and see the world and who better to do it with than someone who has been there and can show her the hidden treasures. I hope they take advantage of their time and go many places. As for Raina, she needs a better hobby than matchmaking. And what's up with her and good Doctor. Hopefully we will see more of them and see how their relationship progresses.
  • Great reread

    By tree7404
    This is one of my favorite all time books. I read this book first when it was picked for kelly Ripas book club and I got addicted to all of Carly Phillips books. I have read every book from her but this is still my favorite. Roman and Charlotte are a great coup,e you can’t help but root for. They both try to put family first and live their life to make them happy. Second chances are alway a good trope but this one I loved because it just seems so real. I loved getting to meet Raina and of course Rick and Chase and Love seeing their stories in the next books in this series. I love this series and have reread and listened to many times.