Kiss Me If You Can
Book 1, Most Eligible Bachelor Series
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Sam Cooper has just become the most eligible bachelor in New York City. Now that he has foiled a jewelry-store robbery and has been rewarded with the ring of his choice by the owner, single women all over the city are fawning over the crime reporter. But Coop isn't interested in the admirers sending racy underwear his way. His attention is centered solely on Lexie Davis, the only woman in the city who claims not to be interested in his bachelor status.
Instead, free-spirited Lexie is interested in Coop's antique ring and its - potentially scandalous - history in her family. But Coop is quickly becoming more than just her route to the ring. When his investigation starts to uncover the truth, will she trust her heart - and her family secrets - to this most eligible bachelor?
Fun, sexy story with great laugh out loud moments!
I forgot what a fun story this was....it has such great laugh out loud moments in it mostly from the heroine's grandma....and such great swoony moments from the hero, Sam "Coop" Cooper.
Sam Cooper tried to be a cop like his father and older brother but because of an old injury he wasn't successful. Instead, Coop is a crime reporter for The Daily Post in New York City. It pays the bills but he would prefer to be a successful author. When Coop is able to stop a robbery at a local jewelry story, he is rewarded with a ring of his choice, which he reluctantly takes. This ends up earning him the title of The Most Eligible Bachelor on the online blog at his New York City newspaper and brings him a lot of unwanted attention.
When Lexie Davis sees the story about Coop on TV and eyes the ring he ends up with, she realizes it looks like the ring that matches the necklace that her Grandma Charlotte has. With her grandma's 80th birthday coming up, Lexie wants to see if she can buy the ring off of Coop. When Coop and Lexie first meet, sparks instantly fly. When Lexie explains that she'd like to buy the ring from him, Coop is instantly curious because that is the second person who has expressed interest in the ring. As Lexie and Coop realize that there is a past history to this ring, they both agree to investigate the ring's past. Of course this means that they must spend more time together and quickly find themselves in each other's arms. As the mystery unfolds, and romantic feelings quickly form, family secrets also come to the surface.
This was a fun and entertaining ride. I really loved the character of Coop. He was sweet and caution, having been burned before but he was really drawn to Lexie. Lexie lived her life based on certain things that she always thought were correct, but found herself questioning those things as secrets were exposed. It took some changing in both of their lives, but these two finally got to their happy ending. I also just adore Lexie's Grandma Charlotte and her best friend, Sylvia...those two were a hoot! Overall, this was a fun and sexy story that I really enjoyed.
Fun Read with lots of Humor
Kiss Me If You the first book in Carly Phillips’ Most Eligible Bachelor series is another winner. Sam Cooper, a crime reporter, suddenly became the most eligible bachelor in New York City after a newspaper article mentions his prevention of a jewelry store robbery and the antique ring he received as a reward. He is not at all interested in all the women trying to catch his interest, except maybe Lexie Davis who appears not to interested. Lexie is only interested in the antique ring Coop received, its history and it connection to her family. Lexie has to decide if she can trust Coop with not only her heart, but also her family secrets.
Ms. Phillips is a wonderful storyteller which was demonstrated in this wonderful story. This book is a re-issue of a previously published story but with updated content. The humor and light hearted fun does remain. I really enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this outstanding book to other readers.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
ARC for honest review with no compensation 4.5 stars
Kiss Me if You Can is the 1st book in the Most Eligible Bachelor series and what a great way to start! ! Carly Phillips always seems to find the right plot in each of her stories and brings them to life! !
Sam Cooper, a NY crime reporter and struggling novelist foils a jewelry robbery attempt and is given a reward which he declines but the store owner’s daughter insists and he picks the ugliest ring he can find unbeknownst to him until one of his co-worker’s looks at the ring and tells him it’s from the 1950’s and probably worth lots of money.
Lexie Davis, a free spirit, web designer who lives with her grandmother when she is not exploring the world. While they are watching a news report on TV they hear about the almost robbery and a picture of the ring….which looks almost like the necklace her grandmother wears. Lexi decides to get in touch with Sam to see if she can buy the ring for her grandmother’s 80th birthday.
When these two meet sparks fly but so does the mystery behind the ring…can these two solve the mystery, maybe become a couple, and find a love worth staying for???