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review 2017-10-10 20:19
The Royal Wedding: A Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy, Book 2 - Melanie Summers,MJ Summers

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and was very excited to start right into this one as I read them back to back. Unfortunately, the excitement waned pretty early in this book. Gone were the laugh out loud moments and there were a lot fewer smiles this time around.

Also, I felt Tessa was a very strong personality in the first book. Throughout this one, however, she seemed a lot weaker. She did come around in the end, but by that time it was a little too late for me.

And personally, the heir inhibitor bit was not funny at all. I had that happen with the "sponge" years ago and no one was laughing. It was actually downright scary. Although I did like the name used for a condom.

In conclusion, decent read just not as good as the first.

Thanks to Gretz Corp, Indigo Group and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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review 2017-10-03 08:10
Book Blitz w/Review - Bidding On The Bachelor

 

 

 

Recently divorced Carissa Blackwell returns to her hometown and reconnects with her first love Jasper Dumont, while the ubiquitous Bayside Blogger reports their every move for the town newspaper in this delightful & playful novel by award-winning romance author Kerri Carpenter.

 

About Bidding on the Bachelor:

 

Title: Bidding on the Bachelor
Author: Kerri Carpenter
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 1, 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Special Edition
Series: Saved by the Blog #2
Format: Print/Digital
Print ISBN: 9780373623792
Digital ISBN: 9781488079146

 

Another roll of the dice


Big news, fair readers! Bayside High's favorite It Girl is back. Would you have bet Clarissa Blackwell would ever return? Ten years ago, she crushed Jasper Dumont's heart under her Jimmy Choos and left town for a bigger, better life. Her return raises one question: What is she running from (or is it to) now?

 

Perhaps Jasper knows? One look at Carissa and he fell in the bay! (Rich, single and devastatingly handsome, Jasper's our catch of the day.) That icy plunge should have brought him to his senses, yet "Casper" has been spotted together all over town. Does this mean Bayside's legendary couple may reunite? The stakes are high, but the Bayside Blogger's money is riding on love!


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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

 

 

 

 

Bidding on the Bachelor (Saved by the Blog, #2)Bidding on the Bachelor by Kerri Carpenter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is book #2, in the Saved By The Blog series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

Jasper finds out that his high school sweetheart who dumped him is back in town. He cannot help but be attracted to the even better looking beauty. Even to the detriment of all his dating.

Carissa just wants to start over. She has gone back to her hometown with her tail between her legs following a divorce. Now all she wants to do is start her own business.

Sweet and funny story. The characters are easy to relate to. It is also kind of frustrating since the blogger could not have been in some places without being seen. Is the author trying to tell us something?


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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Other Books in the Saved by the Blog series:

 

Falling for the Right Brother

 

Saved by the blog!

 

This just in, fair readers! Chic and stunning, that gorgeous new woman about town is none other than our very own little Ellie--now Elle--Owens. She's a far cry from the frumpy, bookish student we used to know, but then, living in Italy will do that to a girl! Still, this blogger can't forget the infamous video that caused her to leave!

 

Apparently Miss Elle has been spotted with yummy contractor Cam Dumont...but we thought her heart belonged to his little brother. Are Cam and Elle a new couple? They were seen cooling their passions in the bay...in April! If this is love, let's hope she's swimming with the right brother. The Bayside Blogger will keep you posted.

 

Available at: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks

 

 

 

 

About Kerri Carpenter:

 

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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review 2017-10-02 01:45
Somehow
Bidding on the Bachelor (Saved by the Blog) - Kerri Carpenter

This is book #2, in the Saved By The Blog series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment and understanding, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Jasper finds out that his high school sweetheart who dumped him is back in town.  He cannot help but be attracted to the even better looking beauty.  Even to the detriment of all his dating.

 

Carissa just wants to start over.  She has gone back to her hometown with her tail between her legs following a divorce.  Now all she wants to do is start her own business.

 

Sweet and funny story.  The characters are easy to relate to.  It is also kind of frustrating since the blogger could not have been in some places without being seen.  Is the author trying to tell us something?  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2017-09-27 04:29
good story and characters
The Royal Treatment: A Crown Jewels Romantic Comedy, Book 1 - Melanie Summers,MJ Summers

Tessa was now engaged to the crown prince of Avonia -Arthur Laugesen. Tessa knew once Arthur put the ring on her finger she could no longer be the clumsy, blogger struggling reporter normal woman. She must transform into an elegant fabulous princess like Grace Kelly. After Tessa said yes to Arthur she was determined she would no longer do the old things to humiliate herself. Right now Tessa was in her brother Finn’s room at her parents= Reuben and Eve- house. Eve and Reuben also believe Tessa was incapable of almost any worthwhile accomplishment. Tessa had moved back to her parents house five months earlier. Tessa only had a part time job at The Weekly Observer. Tessa’s main source of income were her two remaining blogs. She had a photography website and her Smart Runner blog which she reviews clothes, shoes, and devices used by jogging enthusiasts. Tessa and Arthur hadn’t seen each other for six days as Arthur had to go to Genovia. Tessa even had a bodyguard now named Xavier. But her eleven year old niece pointed out that many tweets were out there against Arthur marrying Tessa. There were hundreds of I Hate Tessa tweets who didn’t want to see Tessa and Arthur marry, they wanted Arthur to marry Lady Dr. Brooke Beddingfield. The first thing King Winston had done when he found out about Arthur and Tessa impending marrying was assign Xavier to Tessa. Tessa took it as his version of throwing down the gauntlet that he would never see the wedding happen. Then Tessa and Arthur decide to marry in six months as he owes it to his people to have their festivities because their crown prince was getting married. Arthur told Tessa if it weren’t for his obligations he would whisk her off to Vegas  and have Elvis marry them. Since Tessa had been fourteen years old all she ever really wanted to do was be a successful journalist now she knew she had to give it up as she was the one everyone wanted a news scoop from.

I liked this story but in some ways it was very realistic like Tessa’s stress. I felt bad for her that this should be a time of great excitement for her and happiness. I loved Arthur’s grandmother and how she backed Tessa. I didn’t like Brooke and how she played up to Tessa. I was glad Tessa saw saw through her.For the most part this just didn’t have realism for me why would a prince fall for someone who used to down his family. I didn’t like how Tessa lashed at her mother but did feel she got her payback when everyone heard. I think Tessa was losing her real self and I didn’t like that. Arthur was supposedly in love with her for herself. Not someone she was trying to turn herself into. I did like how things turned around and even the king had changed his mind after Tessa went and told him off and Arthur finally saw Brooke for who she really was. I also loved how Arthur stood up to his father. I also loved the ending. So as I said somethings I really liked and others I didn’t. But all and all this still deserved a four rating. I loved the characters and the ins and outs of this book and I recommend it.

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review 2017-09-25 22:45
Charmingly awesome
The Charmer (A Hot Romantic Comedy) (Harbor City) - Avery Flynn

I absolutely loved the second book in Avery Flynn’s Harbor City series. Hudson is the brother of Sawyer from the first book in the series, he is hiding who he is from his family, plus helps his mother trying to get Sawyer back with his best friend Tyler. Felicia is an Ant specialist and believes she is in love with Tyler who she has known for years. So Hudson agrees to teach her how to have Tyler notice her, Hudson has a ulterior motive and that is he wants to paint her and get her out of his system, but can he.

This was a great rom com and and another hit by Avery Flynn she did not disappoint.

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