Monday 5 June 2017


Saved by the blog! 
Saved by the Blog #1
Kerri Carpenter
Released June 1, 2017

In Falling for the Right Brother (Saved by the Blog #1) by Kerri Carpenter, Elle Owens has returned home after spending years abroad in Italy. However, it seems no one has forgotten about the embarrassing video that made her leave in the first place. Yet, there's one person that doesn't make her feel like a fool for what she did in the past and that someone is Cam Dumont, the brother of the guy she was in love with in school. Can Cam convince Elle to give him a shot at happy ever after?

What a fascinating and engaging read Ms. Carmichael has penned in this first story of her Saved by the Blog series, which started off wonderfully and had me liking Elle immediately, because she's changed from the shy girl she was in school and has done really well for herself. However, it was from the moment where she came face-to-face with Cam for the first time in this book, which made this story a real page turner for me. Because their chemistry is strong and had me determined to discover if they could overcome the fact that she had such strong feelings for his brother so long ago and what The Bayside Blogger would post about the pair.

As for the dialogue, it had me hooked due to the main characters back stories, what The Bayside Blogger reports, whether Elle can overcome her past and how she'll manage to do it when she's finally ready. The dialogue was also a wonderful mix of fun moments, especially when Elle does things that make the townspeople remember what she did in the past; and intense dialogue due to the heroine's back story as well as the tension between Cam and his parents because he ended up following his heart when it came to his career.  

Both the main characters were compelling and drew me into the story due to their growing relationship and their back stories. No one makes it easy for Elle to forget what she did in the past, but she's determined to make it up to the one person that means the most to her, her father. Moreover, Elle has changed so much since high school. She's more confident and I loved how she helped people with her artistic skills and the enthusiasm and adoration everyone had for her work. Yet, I couldn't help but sympathize with her when it came to The Bayside Blogger posts and the way people still remind her of the most embarrassing moment in her life, which wasn't even her fault anyway.

While the hero, he's brave in the way he went against what his parents wanted for his life when it came to his career. I also liked how kind and caring he was to the heroine whenever she wasn't coping being the talk of the town and that he would do anything for his brother because their parents don't treat them as equals. But what I liked most about the hero was his determination to fight for their relationship when Elle wasn't ready, which led to a very interesting moment from the heroine that had me cheering for her. Since it was finally time to fight back against all that everyone was saying about her.      

Lastly, the way this story ended was brilliant, as Elle was willing to fight for her relationship with Cam and I liked the way she did it, because it showed she's no longer afraid to set the record straight when it comes to what happened to her in school and it also shows how much in love she is with the hero that she could make such a public declaration. However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up really well, because of what The Bayside Blogger is looking to do next and wanting to help. I would recommend Falling for the Right Brother by Kerri Carpenter, if you enjoy small town romances or books by authors Kat Cantrell, Vicki Lewis Thompson, Trish Milburn or Rachel Lee.

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.


Gazing at her now, with moonlight washing over, her eyes alight with amusement, her slender body swimming in his jacket, he thought he’d never seen any woman look so beautiful. He took a step closer. “So you really didn’t know me at all.”
Staying in place, she angled her head to look up at him. “Apparently not.”
“How do you feel now that you are learning a little about me?” Was he flirting with her? Some part of his brain screamed for him to stop, but standing this close felt too damn good.
“I feel like I might be interested in hearing more.”
And she was flirting back. Double damn. Elle Owens had been in love with his brother her entire life. Maybe Jasper hadn’t been into her back in high school, but if what Cam witnessed earlier tonight was any indication, he was interested now. Cam would not, could not, interfere with his brother. Not after what his brother had done for him.

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 FacebookTwitter, or Instagram, or subscribe to her newsletter



  1. This sounds really good. I love HQN books.

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  3. Thanks so much for reviewing my book and having me here! I hope everyone loves Falling for the Right Brother as much as I enjoyed writing it. I can't wait for you all to continue the series. Up next, Jasper's story....