The Playboy Book Summary and Study Guide

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Warner, Jan 2003, 5.99, 384 pp.
ISBN: 0446610550

Yorkshire Falls police officer Rick Chandler is known as much for his work holding up the law as for his reputation with the women. Several years, Rick married a pregnant woman, who eventually dumped him for the boyfriend who originally deserted her. Following that episode, in spite of the machinations of his ailing mother, Rick vows never again.
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Rick pulls over to help stranded driver Kendall Sutton, who still wearing a bridal gown, was jilted by her fiancÚ. Kendall has moved into the home of her deceased aunt, an abode that needs lots of work. Rick offers her a deal. If she pretends to be his lover and thus help him ward off his mother's minions, he will fix her house and help her with her teenage sister. As they put up a pretense of a loving couple, Rick and Kendall find neither want the sham to end as they are in love, but both has been burned once before in a loving relationship.

The second Chandler family contemporary romance, THE PLAYBOY, is an engaging tale that fans of Carly Phillips will fully relish. The story line focuses on two weary warriors whose wary looks at love make for a fine novel. His two brothers and mom and her sister provide depth so that the audience will gain pleasure in this novel, obtain the previous book (see THE BACHELOR) and anxiously await the finale (the exempt brother's story).

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   small businessman


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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