cover image Budapest Romance

Budapest Romance

Rozsa Gaston. CreateSpace, $11.95 trade paper (266p) ISBN 978-1-4801-4063-9

The traditional healing properties and beauty of the thermal spa baths still enjoyed throughout Budapest are the true stars of this thoughtful romance, which focuses on emotional connection rather than the physical kind. Busy American conference planner Kati Dunai is in Budapest to settle her father’s estate and mourn his death. Though she certainly notices Jan Klassen, a large and attractive Dutchmen with a kind smile, she only offers him friendship, in light of her father’s death and her short stay in Europe. As Jan and Kati explore Budapest and savor its baths, she slows down his physical overtures in favor of digging deeper into his psychology, allowing Jan to open up about his own challenges at home, such as raising his disabled son. Gaston (Black Is Not a Color) explores whether true love can cross oceans; readers may be skeptical, as Kati puts up one obstacle after another, but they will cheer on Jan’s efforts to win her over. (BookLife)