Publish Date: 7/27/10
How I got this book: NetGalley
Phillips starts yet another series with promise called The Bachelor Blogs! The first book, Kiss Me If You Can highlights Coop, the newest Bachelor to grace the blog. Coop gains semi fame status when he catches a jewelry store robber in the act. The store owner’s daughter is so grateful, she gives him the choice of any merchandise in the store. Coop, hating the theatrics, chooses something he things is gaudy and ugly and bolts as quickly as possible. The women of New York are thrilled at the prospect of the newest bachelor, and Coop soon finds himself the center of attention everywhere he goes.
Lexie is a woman on the go, always traveling around the world. When she sees the news story about Coop and gets a closer look at the ring, she is floored to realize that it looks to be a match to a necklace her beloved grandmother wears. She sets her sights on Coop, hoping to be able to get a chance to see the ring, and potentially buy it off him if it is a match.
After a strange phone call from the jewelry store owner about wanting the ring back, Coop and Lexie begin looking into the history of the ring, and discover that it was part of a stolen set. The two team up to discover what they can about the set. Once some of the signs point to Lexie’s grandfather possibly being involved, she starts becoming more and more suspicious.
The closer Lexie and Coop come to the truth, they closer they come together as a couple. The two must find a way to overcome their differences, and the truth behind the jewelry.
I really enjoyed Kiss Me If You Can, it is probably one of my new Phillips favorites. I love the premise of the bachelor blogs series, and can only imagine that there is probably an actual blog out there like this! (If not, I’m sure there will be soon!)
I loved the differences between Lexie and Coop’s desires out of life, and their willingness to change for each other. Although Lexie always lives with that fly by the seat of her pants attitude, once she realizes that she is in love, she takes the time to notice how great life can be when you settle somewhere with someone. Likewise Coop, who is desperate to fulfill the white picket fence fantasy, comes to admit that maybe traveling around the world with someone who means the world to you, can be just as exciting.
Charlotte and Sylvia kept me cracking up throughout the entire book! They truly are just like Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy! The hilarious stunts and antics kept the story interesting, and left me in stitches once the real culprit was revealed. As far as side characters go, even Coop’s family was great, reminding me a lot of my own.
I’m super excited for the next installment of the Bachelor Blogs, featuring Coop’s next door neighbor, best friend, and local police office Sara, and her ex-partner Rafe. We met this pair briefly at the end of this book, and can’t wait to see how this one turns out! I absolutely loved Sara, and can’t wait to see her have to drop some of her barriers and let the super sexy Rafe in!
All in all, I give Kiss Me If You Can 3.5 out of 5 stars!