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Peek Inside Engaging the Bachelor

Hot, Southampton doctor, Carson Reynolds isn’t the kind of man Gemma Carr should be playing with. But his offer of a fake engagement comes with sexy, late night house calls, and despite her bad girl reputation, it’s been far too long since she’s taken two and called anyone in the morning. But is she asking for a prescription for trouble?

Engaging the Bachelor

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Pretending to date this doctor is a prescription for trouble...

Hot, Southampton doctor, Carson Reynolds isn’t the kind of man Gemma Carr should be playing with. But his offer of a fake engagement comes with sexy, late night house calls, and despite her bad girl reputation, it’s been far too long since she’s taken two and called anyone in the morning.

When Carson sees Gemma at a charity event, he knows he has to have her. It’s been ten years since he’s had her in his arms, but that hasn’t lessened his intense need for her. To save her reputation and get his parents off his back, he makes her an offer she can’t refuse.

It’s the perfect set-up--until this fake engagement starts to feel a little too real...

Each book in the Pulse series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Engaging the Bachelor
Book #2 Seducing the Boss
Book #3 Claiming the Enemy
Book #4 Shocking the Medic


"Holy moly. You guys are going to need a fan for this book." --Samantha, NetGalley

"A hot, sexy and quick read. The writing is so smooth and flowing that it keeps you glued and before you know you've finished the book." --Urvashi, NetGalley

"The heat and sparks were everywhere! Good story and a real page turner. " --Kitty's Book Spot

"Enjoyable and entertaining, this book is a fast-paced read that is well-written, filled with feels and supa hawt!" --Katrina B., Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781633756762
Series: Pulse, Book 1
Release Date: Jun 6, 2016
Page Count: 221
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: fake engagement

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By Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾ June 07, 2016


...I have a date tonight."
"Break it."
"I can't-"
"Doctor's orders."
"You're not my doctor," she argued.
A ghost of a smile played on his lips. "Not yet."

Hubida hubida *fans self*
It's been a long while since I've read a book by Cathryn Fox, and for the life of me I don't know why. The woman c ...more

By Michelle June 05, 2016

ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review

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As a Brazen book junkie, I have read several books by Cathryn Fox and so when I saw that she was releasing a book titled Engaging the Bachelor, I knew I had to get my hands on this book stat. And let me just say this book is hands down m ...more

By Carrie June 02, 2016

Attending a charity event after returning to Southampton Carson Reynolds walks in to find the one that got away. Years ago Carson had a wonderful night with a beautiful girl that he still hasn't gotten out of his mind and now after all these years she is standing in front of him. Now to only make su ...more

I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
'Engaging the Bachelor' by Cathryn Fox is book one in the "Pulse" Is the story of Carson Reynolds and Gemma Carr.
Gemma and Carson had a one night stand about 10 years ago. Gemma gave her virginity to Carson who ...more

By Tina "IRead2Escape" June 14, 2016

Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

Engaging the Bachelor is the first book of the Pulse series and my first Cathryn Fox read. The whole pretend engagement trope needs to be done just right or it goes south really quick. With this in mind I had my reservations, but there was just something that made me keep co ...more

By Kim Reads June 09, 2016

Summertime in the Hamptons has never been hotter. Cathryn Fox kicks off Entangled Brazen’s Pulse series. The series centers around four couples who happen to work and/or live near Hampton General Hospital.

Carson Reynolds and Gemma Carr have a history going back ten years. People often talk about the ...more

By Sam May 27, 2016

Holy moly. You guys are going to need a fan for this book. It is full of sexy scenes that leave you breathless and wanting more. This book was such a quick easy read but was also so so good. I couldn’t put this one down!
This story did not slow down for a single second. From the first page, you were ...more

By Elaine June 05, 2016

This is a hot and steamy read, living up to its Brazen branding but a great story too. Whilst celebrating his birthday a decade ago, Carson Reynolds had an unexpected, hot and very memorable encounter with a gate crasher at his party. He’s never forgotten her but didn’t know who she was or how to co ...more

By ❤Sana❤ July 17, 2016


This is my first book to Cathryn Fox and it definitely won't be the last.

Because this is an amazing hot as hell story involving a sexy doctor a gorgeous heroine and a fake engagement....

So I'm hooked.

Ten years ago, Gemma rewarded Carson with her virginity for saving her from his friend then disap ...more

By Elizabeth June 06, 2016

He found her. It took years, but Carson finally found her. Since that night, ten years ago on his nineteenth birthday, Carson has been haunted by the memory of his explosive night with her...the one that disappeared without leaving her name. Now Carson, back where it all began due to a temporary Dr. ...more

By April June 12, 2016

Engaging the Bachelor' by Cathryn Fox is book one in the "Pulse" line by the author. Gemma and Carson had a one night stand about 10 years ago-Gemma had given her virginity to Carson and they didn’t get to exchange names- see Gemma wasn’t even an invited guest to his party , she snuck in yet she att ...more

By Fiction June 06, 2016

This was the first time reading anything by Cathryn Fox and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet story. This story was strongly written the chemistry was super hot, and the characters were lovable and fun to read about. Cathryn Fox has given us a story that's awesome and quite sexy and th ...more

By Patricia June 07, 2016

Upon meeting Gemma and Carson they are young and at a party and share one night. When Carson wakes Gemma is gone and we propel 10 years later.

Carson is now a doctor and spending his summer near his families home working at their local hospital for the summer. After his shift he goes across the stree ...more

By Samantha May 29, 2016

For more reviews like this, see my blog: Musings of Madjy

Ah, one of my favorite tropes: fake dating. This one does not disappoint, especially since it isn't just fake dating, but fake dating + friends with benefits.

Carson and Gemma's story is almost predictable, but still gives some pleasant surpris ...more

By April ~ The Reading Belles June 06, 2016

ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Engaging the Bachelor will set you on fire!!

Dr. McHottie Carson Reynolds couldn’t believe his very eyes when he saw the girl he’s been looking for, for ten years, after crashing his party, giving him her virginity and then she ran away without backwa ...more

By 2kasmom May 30, 2016

Carson and Gemma have a HOT history. Only he never knew her name to find her. Now that he has, he never wants to let her out of his sight.

Gemma is not sure if she should take a chance on Carson. They come from different worlds. How can they make it work? Well, there is always the heat between them.. ...more

By Katrina May 31, 2016

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

Engaging the Bachelor by Cathryn Fox is Book 1 of the Pulse Series. I’ve read several books by this author and true-to-form I wasn’t disappointed with Ms. Fox’s newest read, Engaging the Bachelor. Enjoyable and entertaining, this book is a fast- ...more

By Bette May 31, 2016

An awesome super sexy yet incredibly sweet read! I fell in love with Carson from the very beginning and the chemistry between him and Gemma jumps from the pages. This is a second chance / fake engagement story and I loved every single word of it. Great writing, pace, and characters, as expected from ...more

By K.K. June 20, 2016

This is nice. Everything was great. Nice story. Nice pace. Lovable characters. quite light-heartedly enjoyable and sweet.

4.5 Stars ...more

By Heather in FL May 28, 2018

This was cute. Ten years ago, Carson and Gemma had a one-night-stand (surprisingly -- to him -- giving her his virginity) at a party where he stood up for her. She was from the "wrong side of the tracks"... Carson clearly had his life mapped out to follow in his father's footsteps to become a lawyer ...more

By Darcie June 22, 2017

Love these two!

Wow! These two have chemistry that is off the charts. They both were so cautious with their hearts and afraid to admit what they really felt. I loved watching them fall. ...more

By Suzie March 11, 2017

I liked parts of this book. I thought closer to a 3 1/2 stars but am giving it a 4. Parts frustrated me as been a cliche others I really enjoyed. Carson and Gemma definitely have chemistry. Every scene has sex, or feels that way. The only one that didn't but should have was when Gemma waited outside ...more

When Carson Reynolds walks into the Score he swears his eyes are playing tricks on him, the woman who has been lingering in his mind for the last ten years is now standing before him, and is even more beautiful than he could have imagined she'd be. The moment their eyes connect everything they share ...more

By LJT June 10, 2016

I really like "engagement of convenience" romances and Engaging the Bachelor by Cathryn Fox is a steamy addition to the popular trope. This book pulled me in immediately, and the fast-paced story kept me entertained from start to finish. The two main characters, waitress and jewelry designer Gemma C ...more

By Becky June 15, 2016

A cute (yet steamy!) fake relationship/lovers-with-a-past story!

I really liked both Carson and Gemma. Her less-than-ideal upbringing has led her to believe that relationships are toxic and to be avoided--she's built up a fake "bad girl" rep to protect her heart. Carson's spent ten years searching fo ...more

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Cathryn Fox

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Cathryn Fox

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn has two teenagers who keep her busy and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found laughing over lunch with friends, hanging out with her kids, or watching a big action flick with her husband.

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