Review: The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken (The Bachelors of Arizona #3)

A second-chance romance from the #1 NYT bestseller of The Bet, Matchmaker and Elite series!

She’s everywhere.


Love of his life.

The last person in the world he wanted to see…ever.

And now that he’s working beside her every day, he can’t escape her. Her scent, glimpses of her smile, even the tension in the air that makes his body hum with the kind of need he’d only experienced with one person-all of it is driving him over the edge.

Brant Wellington was certain of three things:

Alcohol wasn’t going to solve this.

He really was losing his F-ing mind.

And his gorgeous ex-wife was going to be the death of him.




PSA: The Bachelor Contract is book number three in The Bachelors of Arizona series by Rachel Van Dyken. It is not necessary to read the previous two books before reading this one.

OH MY GOD. I’m DONE with Rachel Van Dyken. Just when I think I can’t love her writing any more than I already do, she proves I’m completely wrong. Every time I read one of her books I end up bawling, laughing, swooning, staying up all night and with the biggest book hangovers ever. I didn’t think I would make it out of this book without having my heart bursting out of my chest but here I am, barely alive and with a not-completely-ruined heart.

I don’t know what I expected going into this book. I honestly don’t even expect anything but greatness from Rachel because whatever it is you expect, it’s probably not happening. Rachel is one of the most unpredictable authors I’ve ever read. You might be thinking “oh, this is just another second chance romance to add to the bunch” and I’m here to tell you, you are mistaken. This story is not just another one to add to the bunch. Brant and Nikki’s story is by far one of the most emotional and unforgettable reads I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.

Brant and Nikki were married once. They had it all. And then they had nothing. After tragedy struck their lives and left Nikki legally blind and both completely destroyed, they started drifting apart. To say things ended pretty badly would be an understatement. Four years later, they are still not able to see face to face—no pun intended.

I feel like I might actually cry right now just remembering how much I loved Brant and Nikki and how much it hurt to read about all the things they went through. Reading glimpses of their past throughout the book destroyed me. I was desperate for them to work things out and get together again. Not once did it feel like the author was unnecessarily dragging their reunion. It is a perfectly paced book. Everything happens at the perfect moment.

I’m telling you guys, you have to give this book a try. It is one of the most emotional books I’ve read this year. And it was fun and romantic at the same time. It has banter and angst and heart breaking moments. You will fall in love with Brant and Nikki and they will leave a mark in your heart.


5 / 5 flowers

Massive thanks to Forever and Grand Central Publishing for sending me a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!


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