Swedish Nathaniel Sjolander owns Sjolander’s Garden Nursery along with his brother. Except for his brother and a few cousins, his family still resides in Sweden and if his mother has her way, Nicholas will be returning home to stay. Since his first meeting with Kim, he has been unable to forget her and has been sending her roses daily. He knows that her bakery will be supplying cupcakes for his brother’s wedding, but he is determined to see her again before then. So when she agrees to a date with him, he is overjoyed.
Kim and her partners have one month to come up with enough money to buy the building or they may be out of business. To complicate matters, there is a cupcake thief who is cutting into their profits. Working together to find out the identity of the cupcake thief, Nathaniel and Kim’s feelings for each other deepen. But he is due to return to Sweden. Will her fear of flying destroy any chance they have at a future together? Will they find the cupcake thief before he/she destroys the bakery?
A fun read, TASTE OF ROMANCE, the third novella in author Darlene Panzera's CUPCAKE DIARIES series, is an intriguing, witty contemporary novella. Kim is torn, not knowing whether to stay with her sister and friends or join a group of friends who are investing in a gallery. But before she can become involved in a gallery, she has to help her partners save the bakery. This series follows three women who find love after starting their own business. Packed with humor, a clever thief, a mistaken diagnosis, cupcakes, mystery, fears, healing and love, this story is a delight. I have thoroughly enjoyed each of the three novellas in this series and recommend that you read them in order, starting with SWEET ON YOU, followed by RECIPE FOR LOVE and finally, TASTE OF ROMANCE. I recommend this story to anyone who enjoys adventure, humor and romance, but a word of warning, it may leave you with a craving for cupcakes. Fortunately, Ms. Panzera provides you with a recipe for cupcakes at the end of the story.