She also sees love bloom all around her and wants her share at romance. One day she meets Nathaniel, a Swede who is a rosarian. It was in many ways an old fashioned courtship. Of course the cupcake business is the main character in Taste of Romance. Kim is the primary cupcake decorator and when the new employees come to work, they wreak havoc on the place. I understand Andi wanted to give them a chance, but it just felt way too drawn out. Taste of Romance is a satisfying ending to a charming trilogy.
Review originally posted at Literary, etc. I received a review copy in exchange for my participation in the blog tour.
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All thoughts are my own. I have loved this series and was looking forward to Kim's story. Though Rachel is my favorite of the three, I really wanted to get to know Kim as well as she's come off as kind of standoffish. That and because she was left behind I received a review copy in exchange for my participation in the blog tour. That and because she was left behind by an ex-boyfriend she can't forget. While she loves decorating cupcakes, her true passion is her art. Kim dreams of owning her own art gallery one day, but suddenly her life is up in chaos.
If Jake and Andi move in together, that means Kim will have to find a new place to live I verified that this is an actual "holiday" in the town. While I sympathized with Kim's plight, I also found her kind of The mere thought of having to find her own place to live nearly sent her into a panic attack and she couldn't seem to find the gumption to be happy for her sister.
Nathaniel brought some much needed romance into Kim's life When I read how she wanted to smell one hundred roses I thought about adding it to my bucket list Overall I found this to be a cute, light read - something you can curl up with on the couch after a long day at the beach or whatnot. I have a feeling the Cupcake Diaries is over, unless Ms. Panzera decides that Guy needs to find true love of his own Oh and we need to read about weddings as well.
Definitely need more of this lighthearted series! I am happy to report that the third installment, Taste of Romance ranked right up there with the rest of the series. I was waiting with bated breath for this story. Taste of Romance is Kim's story. Throughout the rest of the Cupcake Diaries stories, Kim is kind of an engima. She is Andi's sweet little sister with big dreams of being an artist. There are hints that her college boyfriend left her broken hearted, but you don't really get to know Kim until Taste of Romance. It is written in the same vein as the rest of the series, sweetly with romance and adventure.
Everything ties up with a neat little bow. For some people, this could be an issue, but I'm a sucker for happy endings. I loved getting inside Kim's head in this book.
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I loved learning about her pain, her heartbreak and her dreams. She struggles with wondering if Creative Cupcakes is the ideal place for her. She struggles with combating big fears centering around her mother's death. From the beginning, the town's new nursery owner is by her side. Nathaniel is the kind of guy we all fall in love with.
He sees Kim in a light that is stronger than how she sees herself. He believes in her, challenges here and sweeps her off her feet. Everything is not simple for them. A near disaster at Creative Cupcakes threatens her trust in him, so does a trip back to his home country.
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I love that it is written in a novella form. It's a quick, tasty read Disclaimer: I was gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. However, all opinions are my own. To give a little background info on Kim: her mother died in an airplane crash so now she has a fear of flying and although she loves her friends and helping to run the cupcake shop it is not her true passion. Kim has also given up on love. As in each of the two previous books in the series, there is someone there is someone threatening their business and this time it is the Cupcake Bandit.
The ladies have no idea who it is so they ask their other friends to help them with an investigation. A friendship develops between the two and begins to develop into more. But, Kim must decide if she will continue to live in fear or let go and let life happen. Taste of Romance was a wonderful end to the Cupcake Diaries series. It was short, cute, sweet, full of fluff plus there was a little mystery involved. I have truly enjoyed all three books and look forward to reading more from Darlene Panzera! After Kim lost her mother in a plane crash, she quit taking risks of all kinds.
She not only gave up her dream of travel, but would not take a chance on love. Now Andi and Rachel have both found love, and she is still alone. Until she meets Nathaniel. But when he has to go back to his home in Sweden, Kim has to decide whether she is ready to take a chance again. Again, Ms. Panzera has written another great installment in The Cupcake Diaries series.
Not only do we finally see Kim in a romantic rel After Kim lost her mother in a plane crash, she quit taking risks of all kinds. Not only do we finally see Kim in a romantic relationship, but we get another mystery. This time out, we have the Cupcake Bandit. Admittedly, it is easy to guess the solution, but it still makes for a fun read. We have the same engaging characters and short, snappy chapters.
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Hopefully, the author will continue this series, or begin another in the same vein. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. A nice way to start off my sick day was finishing this book. I love the way Darlene writes. A quick romantic and mystery read. It has a hint of action, baking, family matters, romance, and mystery.
They are all nicely concluded by the end. I can not wait for the next book in the series to come out. I really enjoy the interlocking stories of Kim, Andi, and Rachel. My favorite quotes are "All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
A quick, sweet read. I thought this was the best book out of all three because the author turned it into a mystery, and you won't guess who the cupcake bandit is! Great fun summer reading series. Jan 09, Pooja Banga rated it liked it. For fans of Debbie Macomber comes Taste of Romance, the third installment in the Cupcake Diaries series Kimberly Burke has avoided all types of risk since her mother's deadly plane crash—including risky relationships.
He loves her passion, and when For fans of Debbie Macomber comes Taste of Romance, the third installment in the Cupcake Diaries series Kimberly Burke has avoided all types of risk since her mother's deadly plane crash—including risky relationships. Jul 15, Jessica rated it did not like it Shelves: library. See review for book 2. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. Andi, Rachel and Kim continue on their path to make Creative Cupcakes a success, even though the odds are stacked against them. The trilogy started of with Sweet on You that told us all about Andi. The second was A Recipe for Love with the story of Rachel. This installment picks up with Kim, the artist of the group. Kim was traumatized by the loss her mother and Aunt in a tragic airplane accident. She longs to travel and see the world, but her fear of flying has held her back.
She lost her first love due to this fear. He left her at the airport when she could not bring herself to get on the plane.
He returned to Ireland after college, leaving her alone ever since. Her partners in Creative Cupcakes are blissfully happy, both finding love and engaged to be married. She takes their advice and wanders into the life of a Nathaniel, a handsome Swed. These three women still cannot catch a break. Everything that could possible go wrong… does. There is a cupcake thief, a ransom note, a missing grandfather and a wedding disaster. A high-pitched alarm drowned out Nathaniel and all other sounds in the shop.
The double doors to the kitchen burst open, and Eric fell through, his white pants and shirt outlined by the cloud of thick black smoke behind him. Kim is still sheltering her heart after the terrible breakup with her college sweetheart. Kim glanced at his mouth. This was my favorite story of the trilogy.
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These women are resilient and determined, despite all that happens to them. Everything that could possible go wrong, does. The full cast of characters the author has created through the trilogy are all included in this book. Each one of them has their own special charm adding so much to the story. The romance between Kim and Nathanial is endearing, heartbreaking and sweet making it a real roller coaster of a ride.
Will Cupcake Creations survive the series of almost comical calamites? Will Nathanial manage to get Kim to let go of the past and fly into the future? A great series. Nice summer read. Kimberly, like Andi and Rachel from books one and two, has been unlucky in love. The cupcake shop the three opened in again threatened and in danger of failing. Kimberly is offered the chance to open an art gallery with other artists but that would mean walking away from the burgeoning new bakery and her sister and friend.
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