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D and still living in their mother's basement Cassie can scarcely say ‘No' to Phoebe but how will she ever find decent girlfriends let alone wives for these wildly sexy and wildly impractical bachelor boysKate Saunders's Bachelor Boys is a story about love and loss that's moving wise and wickedly fun. 45 out of 5 starsSince I m basically an historical romance and mystery enthusiast I don t often read contemporary romance But I really enjoyed Kate Saunders historical mystery series starting with The Secrets of Wishtide She so far written two books in that series and I hope that there will be many to come So on the strength of Saunders historical mysteries I tried her contemporary romance and I am so glad that I didOn the surface this book would seem to be a light fluffy romance part of the chick lit genre No way The book deals with some very profound themes Love in all its guises parent for child child for parent friend for friend and of course romantic love And loss the aching loss of someone we love And finding and accepting ourselves in a way that s true to life and not a fiction uick fixCassie the protagonist was an only child who had two parents who were totally negligent and uncaring On top of that her father was cold controlling and extremely passive aggressive Cassie gets informally adopted by the family next door who literally save her life after an action of her parents puts her at risk The family consists of Jimmy the dad Phoebe the mom and their two boys Fritz and Ben both close in age to Cassie It s a happy loving functional family everything Cassie s parents are not and they warmly and willingly embrace her as she becomes part of them Right away I fell in love with this familyWhen the book opens Phoebe asks Cassie now in her early 30 s to do her a favor Phoebe has cancer and she s worried about Fritz and Ben who have failed to launch and live in her basement Phoebe wants Cassie to find them wives so Phoebe can stop worrying that her sons will be alone when she s gone Cassie thinks that this is a harebrained idea but she ll do anything for Phoebe so comes up with a plan to find life mates for Ben and FritzThis book is beautifully written The relationship between Cassie and Phoebe is heart warming and heartbreaking because Phoebe is terminally ill Phoebe is such a wonderful and vivid character that I spent the whole book rooting for her to survive In fact all the characters are extremely well written with nuance and complexity I got totally lost in this book and invested in the outcome It s a great story with great dialogue wonderful characters and even though one of the main characters is dying there is nothing depressing whatsoever about the book And it is also a romance so romance lovers will definitely get their romance fix Get out your tissues when you read this book and I mean that in the best sense Marriage by Deception your tissues when A Tangled Affair (The Pearl House you read this book and I mean that in the best sense

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Cassie is grown up now living a suitable life with a suitable boyfriend until her beloved Phoebe falls ill and comes to Cassie with one last reuest Will Cassie help her sons a pair of incorrigible bachelors find wives to look after them It's true they are gorgeously handsome but they are also unemploye. This was a cute book in my opinion There were some expected plots but it kept my brain working It left me thinking I knew what was going on but some of my assumptions were totally wrong I say if you re looking for a good beach read this is a great choice And I got it in the bargin bin so you probably can get a good deal for it Devoted to Drew you re looking for a good beach read this is a great choice And I got it in the bargin bin so

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All the warmth and love in Cassie's childhood came from the Darling family Escaping from her own remote chilly parents Cassie reveled in the exuberant chaos she found at the home of the Darlings two boys a cheerful father and a glorious mother Phoebe who always welcomed the lonely little girl next door. I picked this one up based on the recommendation of the trusty Emily of Emily and Her Little Pink Notes may she blog again soon Prior to Emily s review I d never heard of Kate Saunders before and so went in knowing next to nothing but that it was a rather obscure British chick lit and Emily was awfully fond of it And that s essentially enough in my book I had a little trouble finding a copy but then my Christmas elves came through for me once and I received a copy of BACHELOR BOYS as a gift this year I ll tell you I ve just been in the mood for these kinds of books lately And by lately I really mean since the beginning of the year Smart sassy beleaguered women up to their eyeballs in the competing forces of work family dating or the extreme lack thereof I don t know what it is But these witty artful and sometimes emotionally wringing British stories have just been doing it for me in spadesCassie grew up next door to a home Her mother was a psychiatrist deeply involved in her work and inclined to view her only child as a specimen to be studied than an actual you know daughter Her father was well a real piece of work is about the only way to describe him As parents they were less than desirable presenting a united front of frigid indifference But next door Next door lived the Darling family The big teddy bear like dad the two boys Fritz and Ben and the mother Phoebe To Cassie the Darlings represent everything that is warm and welcoming and good When they spot her peeping over the fence one day the Darlings immediately invite her over And from that point on Cassie has a home and a family Real ones Years later now the editor of a lit mag Cassie receives a phone call from Phoebe informing her that she has the most incandescent of plans In short she intends to marry off her two bachelor boys and it is up to Cassie who knows them better than anyone to find them suitable women And fast You see Phoebe would like to see them both safely married And she has a limited amount of time left before the leukemia that s eating away at her And so despite her myriad misgivings Cassie promises to help uite simply she would do anything for the woman who was her mother in every way that counted The problem is of course the boys Charming as hell insanely talented and rakes to the core how will she ever whip them into shape in order to be married off in timeLet me just start by saying it was the writing that impressed me first with this book It was unexpectedly layered and leisurely Kate Saunders certainly understands how to take her time telling the story in order to give the reader enough space to absorb the wealth of history that lies between Cassie and the Darling family The luminous relationship between Cassie and Phoebe is what comes out first and most startlingly And wow is it lovely The book is worth the read just for that dynamic alone Phoebe is artful and elegant and full of love and style and a heart big enough to encompass any and all who come across her path She reminded me a fair bit of my own mother in law and I understood Cassie s enchantment and love for this woman who put her arms around her as a child and never let go Of course no one in this book is perfect Not even Phoebe Some of them are woefully flawed than others why yes Fritz ole boy I am looking at you but they all occupy the gray areas when it comes to their insecurities vices and motivations Cassie herself is charming and a worthy heroine despite her blind spots when it comes to the proper men to date But you can t help but sympathize with each and every one of them We none of us cope perfectly when love ambition and our dratted pasts get in the way It was a delight to trace their winding course toward the finish The ending was hard won and came at a price for all of them But the journey was decidedly worth it Highly recommended for readers who like their chick lit with a hearty dose of depth emotion and exuisitely drawn family interactions Mischief and Marriage year I ll tell Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, you I ve just been in the mood for these kinds of books lately And by lately I really mean since the beginning of the Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, year Smart sassy beleaguered women up to their eyeballs in the competing forces of work family dating or the extreme lack thereof I don t know what it is But these witty artful and sometimes emotionally wringing British stories have just been doing it for me in spadesCassie grew up next door to a home Her mother was a psychiatrist deeply involved in her work and inclined to view her only child as a specimen to be studied than an actual Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you know daughter Her father was well a real piece of work is about the only way to describe him As parents they were less than desirable presenting a united front of frigid indifference But next door Next door lived the Darling family The big teddy bear like dad the two boys Fritz and Ben and the mother Phoebe To Cassie the Darlings represent everything that is warm and welcoming and good When they spot her peeping over the fence one day the Darlings immediately invite her over And from that point on Cassie has a home and a family Real ones Years later now the editor of a lit mag Cassie receives a phone call from Phoebe informing her that she has the most incandescent of plans In short she intends to marry off her two bachelor boys and it is up to Cassie who knows them better than anyone to find them suitable women And fast You see Phoebe would like to see them both safely married And she has a limited amount of time left before the leukemia that s eating away at her And so despite her myriad misgivings Cassie promises to help uite simply she would do anything for the woman who was her mother in every way that counted The problem is of course the boys Charming as hell insanely talented and rakes to the core how will she ever whip them into shape in order to be married off in timeLet me just start by saying it was the writing that impressed me first with this book It was unexpectedly layered and leisurely Kate Saunders certainly understands how to take her time telling the story in order to give the reader enough space to absorb the wealth of history that lies between Cassie and the Darling family The luminous relationship between Cassie and Phoebe is what comes out first and most startlingly And wow is it lovely The book is worth the read just for that dynamic alone Phoebe is artful and elegant and full of love and style and a heart big enough to encompass any and all who come across her path She reminded me a fair bit of my own mother in law and I understood Cassie s enchantment and love for this woman who put her arms around her as a child and never let go Of course no one in this book is perfect Not even Phoebe Some of them are woefully flawed than others why The Geography of Witchcraft yes Fritz ole boy I am looking at Hold On To Me you but they all occupy the gray areas when it comes to their insecurities vices and motivations Cassie herself is charming and a worthy heroine despite her blind spots when it comes to the proper men to date But Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you can t help but sympathize with each and every one of them We none of us cope perfectly when love ambition and our dratted pasts get in the way It was a delight to trace their winding course toward the finish The ending was hard won and came at a price for all of them But the journey was decidedly worth it Highly recommended for readers who like their chick lit with a hearty dose of depth emotion and exuisitely drawn family interactions


10 thoughts on “Bachelor Boys

  1. says:

    After a rather depressing experience with the umpteenth vampire book I was looking for some shallow vapid preferably British chick lit that would hopefully keep occupied only 2 neurons of my brainI picked up this book hoping that the cherries

  2. says:

    I picked this one up based on the recommendation of the trusty Emily of Emily and Her Little Pink Notes may she blog again soon Prior to Emily's review I'd never heard of Kate Saunders before and so went in knowing next t

  3. says:

    I definitely wasn’t looking for it I sure as hell didn’t expect to find it This book as been sitting by my bed for six weeks a library book with 3 renewals I was pretty sure I was going to have to renewal for a fourth time if I didn’t pick it up soon and read it SoI picked it up I picked it up this morning; while the rain came down and

  4. says:

    4th read Still one of my very favorite chick lit novels Those Darling brothers are uite the catch So glad I chose to reread it on vacation 3rd read Still as awesome as the first time I read it It's funny makes you cry and le

  5. says:

    This was a cute book in my opinion There were some expected plots but it kept my brain working It left me thinking I knew what was going on but some of my assumptions were totally wrong I say if you're looking for a good beach read this is a great choice And I got it in the bargin bin so you probably can get a good deal for it

  6. says:

    I'm embarrassed to admit this but I'll go ahead and tell you Even though this is mostly silly chick lit it actually made me cry Something about the author's portrayal of these men and their relationships with women just tore me up

  7. says:

    45 out of 5 starsSince I'm basically an historical romance and mystery enthusiast I don't often read contemporary romance But I really enjoyed Kate Saunders' historical mystery series starting with The Secrets of Wishtide She so far written

  8. says:

    You know from the very beginning that Phoebe has cancer and that she's dying from it That is why when you read this and you start crying your eyes out you know this is a great book When an author can tell you what's going to happen and you still don't want to accept it and when you are forced to you start bawling you know you have

  9. says:

    I picked up this book years ago while I was in a bookstore I had no idea who Kate Saunders was I love cherries and the cover got my attentionThis it’s an obscure piece of chick lit unfortunately so because it’s a brilliant book fresh and wisePhoebe Darling is dying of leukemia and worried about what will be

  10. says:

    When I picked up Bachelor Boys I had expected a light romantic chick lit By the time I put it down I felt like I had been kicked in the stomach Just having lost my father to cancer I thought the book did a beautiful job of portraying living life the best you can while trying to deal with someone close to you dying and the

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