A Recipe for Romance
Book 5, The Bachelor Bake-Off series
Lara Van Hulzen
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Wes planned a drive by trip to Marietta, Montana to help his dad close a business deal and then to head back to his life in New York. But when his dad volunteers him for the Bachelor Bake Off to commemorate a local fallen first responder, Wes can’t say no, even though Marietta holds painful memories and baking eludes his skill set.
After an accident sidelines Noelle Olsen’s career as a dancer, she moves to Montana to pursue a new dream: opening a dance studio in Marietta’s historic and charming downtown. When one of her students suckers her into helping the handsome Wes St. Clare whip up some winning recipes, Noelle finds herself dreaming about more than teaching dance.
Falling in love wasn’t part of Wes’ plans, and definitely not in Marietta, and as Noelle learns more about Wes and his business dealings, she fears she’ll lose her business along with her heart. Will cozy kitchens and a nudge from the St. Claire family help Wes and Noelle find the love they didn’t know they were looking for?
Recipe for Romance
I truly enjoyed reading A Recipe for Romance written by Lara Van Hulzen, the fifth entry in the Bachelor Bake-Off series. This is Wes St. Claire and Noelle Olsen’s story. It is a story about how life can throw a wrench in your life path yet not take you off course. As Noelle teaches Wes about baking they both learn that life can offer more than the life each was currently living. I loved how they learned from each other that they are special just as they are and that their love for each other is all they needed. This story really resonated with me, exemplifying all that a small town should be and how friends really do have each other’s back. I enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down, reading it in one day. I highly recommend this book to other readers.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
This is the fifth book in the Bachelor Bake-Off series and it's a very sweet nice read. The characters, Wes and Noelle, are interesting. I would have liked a little more spark to their relationship but they are good for each other. Wes is in Marietta visiting his father when he is wrangled into the bake-off. Knowing nothing about baking he's certain this crazy idea will be a bust, but when his niece convinces the local dance teacher to help him out, things start looking up!
A sweet read that is very enjoyable.
Recipe for Romance
This was a very sweet story. Noelle is the local dance teacher, former dancer, and very down to earth. Wes is from a filthy rich family, and not to happy that his father signed him up for the bachelor bake off in town.
All of the characters were lovable. Wes was amazing, so down to earth and as normal as can be expected for someone who has a driver and someone to cook for him. It was interesting watching him learn how to bake, considering he has never even been grocery shopping before.
I was torn between rushing to the end to see a happy ending, and wanting the story to last forever.