Bittersweet by Carmen Jenner & Lauren K. McKellar Blog Tour & Review

Posted May 5, 2018 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Reviews by Liz / 1 Comment

Bittersweet by Carmen Jenner & Lauren K. McKellar Blog Tour & ReviewBittersweet by Carmen Jenner, Lauren K. McKellar
Published by Self on 05/01/2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy
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From two USA Today bestselling authors comes a tale of miscommunication and muffins.

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.


Bittersweet, an all-new hilarious romantic standalone from USA Today bestselling authors Carmen Jenner & Lauren McKellar is available NOW!

I have read books separately from each of these authors, so when I heard they were teaming up on a story together, I knew I had to read it. Bittersweet by Carmen Jenner and Lauren K. McKellar was a sweet and charming read with lots of laugh out loud moments.

Romy Love’s life is all about weddings, as a successful wedding blogger, you would think her love life would be perfect. But it is not. Even if she has the wedding dress, the one she planned on wearing on her wedding day, before everything fell apart. But that single dad who rans the bakery/coffee shop downstairs from where she lives may be able to change all that.

Elio has been a single dad for a long time and the most important thing to him has always been Coco, his daughter. But Romy has wormed her way into his heart, but he has no idea how to let her in. He has to think about his daughter first and foremost. But he was so sweet, caring and had a big heart.

I loved Roy and Elio so much. Romy was smart but was vulnerable and had insecurities. But Elio has a way of bringing out the best in her. She has wanted Elio for so long but has no idea how he feels. But when he starts flirting with her, can it mean what she wants it to mean? They have such strong chemistry and connection. I loved the secondary characters so much as well, including Elio’s sister and Coco so much.

I really enjoyed reading Bittersweet by Carmen Jenner and Lauren K. Keller. It was funny and charming. I loved Elio, Romy and Coco so much. Coco was so sweet and stole the show many times. The story was romantic, and a light read with a bit of angst and a great read!


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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?

About 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: &


Connect with the Authors:

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About Carmen Jenner

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

About Lauren K. McKellar

Lauren K. McKellar is a writer of contemporary romance reads that make you feel. This hybrid-published USA Today best-selling author loves writing books with stunning local settings, heart-throb heroes, and leading ladies who overcome great hardships in their lives.

In addition to writing, Lauren loves to read, and you can often find her up at all hours of the night with a glass of wine, some chocolate, and a good book. She lives by the beach in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband, infant son, and their two dogs. Most of the time, all four of them are well behaved.

Posted May 5, 2018 by sultrysirens in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Reviews by Liz / 1 Comment


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