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- File Size: 3132 KB
- Print Length: 181 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Tule Publishing (7 Mar. 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MU8YEX4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #438,818 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A Recipe for Romance (The Bachelor Bake-Off Book 5) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the fifth novel and, sadly, the last book in this series and this time the main characters are wealthy businessman, Wesley St Clare, and ex-ballerina now dance teacher Noelle. Wes is visiting his father, brother and niece in Marietta, only intending to stay for a little while before returning to his home and work in New York. He initially can’t understand why the other three have settled in the small community but does admit that all seem much better and very settled there. Wes can’t help remembering how his mother suffered and eventually died in the small town and those memories detract the location from his point of view. However, his father seems to be playing quite an active role in the community and both his brother and niece seem happier there, too. One night he goes out to the local saloon for a drink and that’s where he sees Noelle for the first time. After a deliberately clumsy encounter he introduces himself and gets her to dance with him. The attraction is starting but a phone call tears him away and he doesn’t even know her name . . . but his father enters him in the Bachelor Bake-Off and his niece volunteers her dance teacher – Noelle – to help him!Read more ›
It is slightly lacking in spark, though. Noelle is nice, but fairly muted as a character. She has a fair bit of tragedy packed into her recent past and there’s a risk of losing her business looming on the horizon, but for the most part you wouldn’t know it. She is good for Wes, because she doesn’t seem to care about his money, but a little more depth to their relationship would have been nice.
Wes is a total cliché. Rich businessman very much in the mould of his father, doesn’t like to think of sad stuff, hasn’t got time for relationships because women only want his money anyway, falls for the ordinary woman who also happens to need his help – even if it takes them all far too long to figure out the obvious solution. He’s nice enough, but a little lacking in interesting characteristics. Although he must be a super baker underneath it all, because it only takes one (not very good) lesson from Noelle each week to turn him into a competent baker.
None of which makes for a bad read. It’s all very nice and enjoyable, but I’ll admit I found Wes’ family – his father, his brother and his adorable niece – far more interesting than him. Likewise, I liked Noelle’s sister Holly and her best friend quite a bit more than Noelle herself.Read more ›
Noelle was a professional ballerina until an accident took not only her parents, but her ability to dance professionally. When her sister convinces her that she can start over, they settle in Marietta and Noelle starts a dance school.
Wes meets a beautiful stranger at Gray’s, then leaves without getting her name, but can’t get her out of his mind. When his dad signs him up for the Bake-off, and his beloved niece volunteers her dance teacher as his baking teacher, he finds himself face to face with the beautiful stranger and more invested in Marietta. As they work together, Wes finds himself understanding what his Dad and his brother have found in Marietta.
A sweet story, Wes and Noelle find fresh start, romance, and a home in Marietta. This is part of the Bake-Off series, but can easily stand alone.
**I received an advanced reader’s copy from the publisher and voluntarily provided this review.
Wesley and Noelle are complete opposites. Wes is a wealthy businessman who planned a quick trip to Marietta to see his family and help his father with a business deal before heading back to his home in New York. Noelle is a former ballerina who moved to Marietta and opened a dance studio.
Wes’ father enters him into the Bachelor Bake-Off, a fundraiser to help build Harry’s House. But, since Wes can’t bake, his niece volunteers her dance teacher, Noelle, to teach him. Neither one of them expected their working together to lead to love.
This is one of those stories that you just don’t want to end. It is the perfect romance and full of surprises.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Bachelor Bake-Off series continues with book 5, A Recipe for Romance by Lara Van Hulzen. I enjoyed Noelle and Wes from the first page to the last. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Debbie
This was a very sweet story. Noelle is the local dance teacher, former dancer, and very down to earth. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JBoehmke