Friday, 4 May 2018

Blog Tour and #Review | Bittersweet by Carmen Jenner and Lauren McKellar | #NEW #Contemporay #Excerpt


Title: Bittersweet 

Authors: Carmen Jenner | Lauren McKellar

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: Available NOW!



Romy Love knows weddings. As the author of a hugely successful wedding blog, you’d think she’d have love covered. It is her last name, after all.

When it comes to her big day, Romy has the flowers picked out, a dress collecting dust in the back of her closet, and a preacher on standby. 

There’s just one problem: the groom doesn’t know it yet.

Romy has eyes for the Italian coffee god and single dad who owns the bakery in her building—she also has plans for his delicious buns—but in order to get her happily-ever-after, she has a few things to check off her list first:
Lose twenty pounds
Take over the blogging world one wedding at a time
Make Coffee Hottie fall in love with me

Yeah, this shouldn’t be difficult at all.


Romy loves everything weddings, she lives and breathes the romance and the love that surrounds weddings. So much is her passion for weddings, she runs her own successful blog advising soon to be wed lovers. But one thing that seems to be lacking in Romy’s life is her own Prince Charming and somebody to sweep her off her feet. She fantasises about Elio who owns the coffee shop below her apartment where she spends most of her days writing her blog with intermittent swooning at the hot barista. She knows she has no chance with the handsome man but when he starts to possibly flirt with her, could this be a chance for her dreams to come true?

This was a sweet and slow burn romance with lots of distance between the pair when things got a little murky and misunderstanding were played out. There was a slight curveball I didn’t see coming but looking back I felt this was a little too farfetched. The storyline didn’t really need it either as it had enough substance to stand as a pure sweet (but hot) romance.

Overall though an engaging and pleasant read and I loved both characters and Elio’s family (apart from one!) Three and a half stars. 



Confident I no longer look like a cave troll, I grab my keys and wallet and rush downstairs. Elio is just turning the sign in the window when I virtually slam my body against it because I was running full-tilt down the stairs, and I can’t slow my velocity. He gives a startled laugh, and I flame bright red.

Elio abandons his ‘closed sign and opens the door.“Hey.”

“Hi. Sorry about that.”

“Couldn’t wait to see me, huh?” His eyes burn with mischief. I blush and desire arcs through me, because really, it should be illegal for anyone to look that delicious in jeans and a T-shirt with a dishtowel slung over his shoulder.

“Ha! Yeah.” I shake my head.“I mean no. I mean, Coffee. I’m lagging. Please, I’m really sorry. I know you’re closed and you wanna get home, and why wouldn’t you? It’s not like you want to stay at the shop all day when there’s wine to drink and cheese to nibble and classic books to read.”

He frowns.“That’s your impression of me? That I nibble cheese while reading classic literature.”

“And the wine,” my mouth supplies unhelpfully.

He chuckles.“You may need a crash course in what men do after work. Here’s a hint: it’s not nibbling anything. Unless, of course, it comes to ear lobes.”

Oh, wow. Okay. I would definitely prefer that to an expensive gouda.

He grins.“Come on. I’ll do you better than just a coffee.”

“Excuse me?” I squeak.

Now he laughs outright.“Relax,Romy. My nonna is here, my sister too, and a bossy four-year-old. I promise, I won’t bite.”

Not even if I want you to?


Meet the Authors
Carmen Jenner and Lauren K. McKellar are USA Today bestselling authors of a combined twenty-seven books.

They share a love of rom-com, hot baristas and muffins.
You can find more of their books on their websites.

Carmen Jenner

Lauren K. McKellar
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