Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review.
The anonymous Bayside Blogger is back, and the mischievous matchmaker has her sights set on high school sweethearts Jasper Dumont and Carissa Blackwell. They spent their senior year together, but upon their graduation, Carissa had made up her mind--Jasper wasn't driven nor focused enough on the future for her to pin her hopes on him. Not only did she break up with him, but she broke his heart in the process, making him question the kind of person that he was. She went on to marry someone she met in college and live a comfortable life while he went on to get his act together and now the reins of the family-owned business have been passed on to him. Ten years since they last saw each other, Carissa finds herself divorced and without much direction in her life. She's back in her hometown--the same hometown she told Jasper she would never go back to when she broke up with him. She walked away from everything and everyone a decade ago, but maybe returning to Bayside is her chance to start over and find herself. She may bump into Jasper, but will her ex welcome her back or wish she were gone?
Kerri Carpenter's second release in her Saved by the Blog series is a second chance romance that shows that sometimes, your heart belongs in the place that's always been home. Bidding on the Bachelor has Jasper Dumont, the younger brother of Cameron Dumont and introduced in the series starter, Falling for the Right Brother. Carpenter makes a note of her not having any book planned for Jasper but then her editor talker her into it. Thank goodness for her editor because Jasper is just as endearing as Cam and he deserved his own happy ending as well. Cam may have been the "right" brother in book one, but so was Jasper, except he was right for someone else--that being his high school girlfriend, Carissa Blackwell. While Carissa was a tad painfully blunt when she ended things with him ten years ago, she wasn't this evil woman who I wished unhappiness upon. I liked watching these two get to know one another again, seeing the familiar as well as discovering the more mature versions of one another. I'm curious as to who the blogger is, and it's possible her story is up next! I'm giving Bidding on the Bachelor four stars. ♥
Read my reviews for the Saved by the Blog series:
Falling for the Right Brother (book one) - four stars - My Review
Bidding on the Bachelor (book two) - four stars - My Review (posted above)
Date Read: 06 October 2017