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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Love finds a way

    When I first started reading The Right Choice by Carly Phillips, I didn't agree with Carly's attraction to Mike nor could I understand it. The Right Choice begins in the tuxedo shop where she is to meet up with her fiance, Peter. She's about to get married, shouldn't she be happy with her fiance? Why does she feel the way she does about her fiance's brother? As I kept reading, I started to understand why she felt the way she did with Mike. She felt something for Mike, but when she was with her fiance, she didn't seem to feel anything. We come to find out that Peter is only engaged to Carly for selfish reasons -- he wants to make partner at her father's law firm where he works. He admits to Mike that he does not love Carly!

    Carly wants marriage, kids, the house, and the white picket fence. She wants family. She wants to be settled down and feel safe. She thinks Peter can provide that for her. She is in need of feeling safe and secure in a marriage with Peter.

    Mike is only in town for his brother Peter's wedding. Mike works as a photojournalist, so he is always on the road for work. While he loves his work, can love settle him down in one place?

    Since Peter spends so much time at the office rather than help Carly plan their wedding, he asks his brother Mike to help Carly with whatever she needs. As Carly and Mike spend more time together, their feelings slowly seep to the surface for each other. Carly realizes that she shouldn't have to compromise about things regarding her own wedding. Her decisions and opinions don't seem to matter when she shared them with Peter.

    Carly finally comes to her senses and breaks off her engagement with Peter. She decides to escape to her parent's vacation home to get away for a while and catch up on her writing. Mike ends up on her doorstep, he says he's there for work and to see how she is doing. While alone, they have a chance to explore each other's feelings for one another. Carly falls hard for Mike, knowing he must leave at a moments notice for work.

    While they are apart, they realize their past shouldn't hold them back. What they thought was true, was not the truth at all. They both go on a self discovery to see they need and love each other.

    I found The Right Choice to be a great book to read. This is the perfect book to read if you need a little inspiration of self discovery or read a sweet love story.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    I recently had the pleasure of reading ¿The Right Choice,¿ an ol

    I recently had the pleasure of reading “The Right Choice,” an oldie but goody about two souls running from life and personal attachments.

    Originally written as Karen Drogin, Carly Phillips puts her unique twist on the standard tale of a girl engaged to the wrong guy for security due to past hurt until she meets his brother and put Phillips unique twist on it. As with most of her books, The Right Choice is told with warmth, humor and emotion.

    Each grapples with hurt, Carly Wexler with her dad’s infidelity and her mother’s refusal to acknowledge it happened afterward, her coldness during Carly’s teens. Carly learns to shut down. Brother and hero Mike Novak uses his job as a photojournalist to hightail it when the possiblity of a connections arise; he leaves so they won’t have the chance to leave him the way his parents abondoned him and brother Peter, Carly’s fiance.

    Both learn to live and trust again, to give themselves a chance to feel and to trust others. Of course, that means a lot of give, extracting Carly from her engagement to Peter and globetrotting Mike wanting a home.

    By the end of the book, you even learn to accept Peter as the friend he once was to Carly. 

    Phillips wraps this tale in fun, laughter and heightened emotions. The decriptions she uses, however, are a big part of what makes her tales so interesting.Here are a few examples: "a look that could freeze hot coffee" "The woman would never hold her own in a game of poker, but at least he’d never be left guessing about her true feelings."
    And thoughts don't just run through your mind in Phillips’ tales. They go "rampaging around her brain."
    Phillips is a master at using just the description to fit the situation, the locale she is describing. Even something as simple as 
    While describing Carly’s feelings toward Mike during an outting at an amusement park, Phillips uses terms like rush... dizziness... heady rush tidal wave of sensations... threatening, when describing the something as simple as goosebumps and attraction from a finger nip:
    "A rush of dizziness assaulted her, but that was like a small wave compared to the heady rush she received when he nibbled on her fingertip with his teeth. A tidal wave of sensations surged through her. Such a simple act threatened her very being."
    There are people who write books and then there are writers, true wordsmiths, storytellers. Carly Phillips, aka Karen Drogin, is a storyteller — her readers taste, smell, see, hear and feel everything her characters do.

    This is why I have been a Carly Phillips fan for well over a decade.

    "The Right Choice" has recently been released in ebook format. Get a copy now for a couple of hours of enjoyable reading.JaymyM.

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

    Very enjoyable story about Carly, a woman who has set out to pro

    Very enjoyable story about Carly, a woman who has set out to protect herself from the pain that can come from loving and trusting someone by choosing a "safe" guy to marry. She chooses her friend Peter, an ambitious and single-minded attorney who works hard to make partner in her father's law firm. Neither feels passion for the other but both believe they will get something they want from marriage with a partner who understands their needs and isn't expecting great love in return. There marriage plans all seem to be going well until just weeks before the wedding Peter's brother Mike comes to town and he and Carly are drawn to each other with chemistry that is practically combustible. Carly is attracted to Mike which beyond terrifies her so she tries to fight her feelings. Mike feels that same intense attraction but doesn't want to betray his brother and only living relative. He is also a world traveling photojournalist with serious commitment fears. Yet Peter, who is oblivious to what's going on with anyone but himself, keeps pushing them together for wedding things so he can carry on uninterrupted. Eventually things come to a head. Everyone not only has to face what's really going on, but the root of their issues. Of course, in her usual wonderful way, Ms. Phillips wraps it all up neatly and manages to not only leave all the characters friends with most of their personal fears resolved, but we romantics get our HEA. What more can you ask?

    *I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Blackfrost

    Hello?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    Good book

    Not one of Carly Phillips best but still a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Carly Phillips is not one of my favorite authors, but it seems I

    Carly Phillips is not one of my favorite authors, but it seems I always come back to her books, and somewhat enjoy them, even though this one was completely predictable, I still enjoyed it.

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    Great series

    Love the book, love the series. Can't wait for the next one. A fast read that keeps you attention the whole way. Really liked all the characters.

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  • Posted March 4, 2012

    A match made in professional heaven......hmmm

    This is about choices and what could go wrong. It is about friendship, brothers, and choices. Good read. Highly Recommend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Really???

    It wasnt romantic, it wasnt funny, it wasnt sweet! It was a waste of time and money! It makes me wonder how she got published after writting this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2012

    Very entertaining!Highly recommend!

    This was such a cute story! I really enjoyed this book, but was a bit nervous when I saw the disclaimer that this was one of her early works. Definitively worth buying. I wish more authors and publishers would release these "classic works." This is why we love our authors in the first place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Predictable

    Kind of cheesy and very predictable.

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  • Posted August 19, 2011

    Engaging Read

    What if the predetermined Right Choice isn't the right choice at all?

    Hooray for individuality and realizing one's true desires. I know when I grab any one of Carly Phillips' books, I am in for a treat. The Right Choice is more than a treat. The writing flows well and drew me in right away. One sitting. I literally started at page one and didn't get up until the end. Why? I had to know what would happen. There are so many plot twists that are not at all what I expected that once I thought I knew what would happen--the story zagged. And it all worked so well.

    Carly knows exactly what she wants in life. Or so she thinks. She's easy for lots of us to relate to. We think we know what we want and then when presented with it, we realize it might not be what we thought. Sure, there are times when she comes across rather fretful and almost weepy. Come on. We've all been there. Confusion, desire, and one darned hot guy to stir the pot.

    Then there's Mike. The man is headstrong. Like Carly, he knows what he wants and takes it. Sometimes he comes across as a steamroller, just doing what he wanted without thought to her. But being all male and very alpha. I didn't agree with some of the things he did, but I could forgive it because his heart is in the right place. Oh, and when he and Carly mix it up? The emotion, though not blatantly obvious is palpable. You feel it.

    If you want a book that shows the true strength of the human psyche, then you need to read The Right Choice. 4.5 books, definitely.

    Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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