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Bidding on the Bachelor by Kerri Carpenter

Bidding on the Bachelor by Kerri Carpenter

Bidding on the Bachelor by Kerri Carpenter is a delicious, fun, flirty story that involves bloggers, and a second chance romance. Are you ready?

Carissa Blackwell has returned to Bayside looking for a fresh start. Will her return bring clarity or will the notorious Bayside Blogger dig up the truth before she has time to sort it all out. Who is this mysterious blogger and why is everyone whispering when she walks by? Inquiring minds want to know.

Jasper Dumont is one of Baysides’ most eligible bachelors but when Carissa, his first love returns, it will throw his world upside down. What will Jasper do when the truth is revealed regarding why Carissa left town, never to return. Hearts were broken, lives were changed. Hopefully Carissa will stay for good, there is nothing better than a second chance at love, especially in Bayside.

Kerri has delivered another must read in a series centered around friendships that are all too real, family struggles, and falling in love so hard it changes you forever. Oh, and for inquiring minds, it seems the blogger might be next. I hope so. I’m dying to know who it is ;)!

While this can be read as a standalone, I recommend enjoying the series in order. It’s one to savor. Stop by the bakery and grab a sweet, a hot cuppa something warm, and find a cozy corner. This is one yummy book!

This two peppers spicy latte has just enough to make you tingle and is it’s for mature readers 18+. I received this ARC from the publisher for a fair and honest review.2 Jalepenos
 

EXCERPT:

“I’m back in town.”
“For how long?” he asked quickly, too quickly. In fact, if she wasn’t mistaken, anger laced his question. She must have reacted to it because his features softened. “Sorry, it’s none of my business. And I do remember that today is your birthday. So, happy birthday, Carissa.”
“Thanks,” she said, and meant it. She decided to offer an olive branch because the truth was that she’d dumped him and she hadn’t been kind about it. This icy reception she was receiving was well deserved. While she knew the reasons behind her decision, she’d never let Jasper in on it. She’d been a bratty, selfish teenager, not capable of understanding her emotions. Unwilling to admit that Jasper had always reminded her of her father and that summer her dad had dropped a bombshell on her.
“I don’t know how long I’ll be in town. I’m sort of in a transition period right now.” He waited patiently. After another long drink of beer, she finished. “I just got divorced.” Saying the words out loud left an awful taste in her mouth. An acidic aftertaste of yuckiness.
First, shock flashed on his face. Then, true concern shone in his eyes. “I’m sorry,” he said.
And that might have been her undoing. Because he had every reason to be stiff and awkward with her. Instead, any kind of compassion from him loosened her lips.
“Today is my twenty-ninth birthday. I’m having a beer next to my ex-boyfriend, who hates my guts, in a dive bar in the town I swore I would never step foot in again. An ex-boyfriend I should really apologize to because I was an evil witch to him.” The words were flying now. She gripped her hand tightly around her glass. “I’m not even thirty and already I’ve been married and divorced. And I got divorced because he freaking cheated on me.”
She couldn’t miss the way Jasper’s eyes narrowed, his hands curled into fists, and there was a definite tic in his clenched jaw. “He cheated on you?”
“Yep. Apparently, the fact that I was homecoming queen, prom queen and head cheerleader did nothing to impress him. Or keep his pants zipped up when anyone wearing a skirt in the Central Time Zone walked by. That probably makes your whole day, doesn’t it?”
He slammed his hand on the bar and she jumped. But she just as quickly composed herself. “What? You have every right to revel in my misery after the way I broke up with you. I got divorced. You win.”
His eyes narrowed. “I don’t want to win at that game. And I certainly don’t want to hear that some idiot cheated on you. I’m sorry you’re getting divorced.”
“That makes one of us.”

Copyright © 2017 Bidding on the Bachelor by Kerri Carpenter

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Author Bio:

Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she’s not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or subscribe to her newsletter.

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A must read from Kerri Carpenter in her new series

A must read from Kerri Carpenter in her new series

Kerri Carpenter "Falling for the Right Brother" book coverFalling for the Right Brother is refreshing, fun and just what I needed to kick off the holiday weekend. A story about a blogger whose postings are driving those in town of Bayside a bit bananas, is cleverly crafted and executed!

Elle Owens has returned to her hometown and is praying that no one remembers what happened in high school. However, when a blogger starts reporting about her whereabouts, she isn’t so sure. 

Cam Dumont is the older brother of her high school crush and is blown away by her transformation. Will he uncover the real story surrounding that horrible night? Will he give in to his feelings despite her interest in his younger brother? A love story that involves secrets, a lot of comical relief and little spice is again, a must read!

Sometimes assumptions push people to do things they might not normally do to protect those they love. I found this story to be a quick read, satisfying and I am super excited about this series. The secret of the mysterious blogger … oh Kerri…we need to know! Perhaps this time, being in the newspapers might not be such a bad thing ;).

This two peppers spicy latte hot 2 Jalepenosdelight has just enough sizzle to make you tingle. Oh, and yes, it’s for  mature readers 18+.

I received this ARC from the author for a fair and honest review.

 

Excerpt:

He liked being around Elle. Most women wanted to talk about their feelings. Not that there was anything wrong with that when it was needed. But there was a lot to be said for enjoying a quiet moment.
Plus, she could hold her own with him.
And she could cook.
And she was gorgeous.
Sneaking a glance at her, he felt his heart practically stop. She’d let her hair out of its ponytail. Now the wind was moving through it, light brown strands flying around her face. The setting sun cast an aura over her that highlighted her smooth skin. Awash in light, with a dreamy expression on her face, she looked serene, calm. Exquisite.
Exquisite? Ah, hell. He liked her.
“Damn.”
She turned her head at his oath. “What was that?” she asked, an amused expression on her face.
He couldn’t like her. Not if she had any feelings for his brother. That wouldn’t be right.
All he wanted to do was kiss her. With his body tensed and primed at her nearness, he desperately wanted to draw her to him. He wanted those lips on his, those arms around him.
“Cam?”
He met her curious gaze. Why couldn’t she be weird or crazy or just not his type?
“What are you thinking?” she wondered aloud.
“Do you still have feelings for my brother?” he blurted. Idiot. Her face fell and then he cursed himself for that. “Sorry, it’s none of my business.”
“It’s okay,” she said, waving her hand. “Jasper…I never really knew Jasper.”
“You were in the same class.” It sounded like an accusation.
“That doesn’t mean anything.,” she said slowly, taking a step toward him. “Dinner last night was the longest we’ve ever talked.”
It hit Cam then, crystal clear. Jealousy over that dinner was what had been bothering him all day. What had kept him awake the night before.
Feeling irritated even now, he wanted to pace. But she was standing so close. He could smell her perfume, a flowery scent that mixed with the aromas from the kitchen. Shouldn’t go together, but to him, it was intoxicating.
“Look, Elle, just tell me, once and for all, do you have feelings for my brother?”
“No,” she practically screamed. “And for the record, I would never go after someone who was taken.”
“Great. I don’t want you to do that.”
“Then what do you want, Cam?”
“I want to kiss you.”
“So kiss me.”

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Author Bio:
Award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter writes contemporary romances that are sweet, sexy, and sparkly. When she’s not writing, Kerri enjoys reading, cooking, watching movies, taking Zumba classes, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams, and anything sparkly. Kerri lives in Northern Virginia with her adorable (and mischievous) rescued poodle mix, Harry. Visit Kerri at her website, on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or subscribe to her newsletter.