Before I begin my review I have to send out a huge thank you to Rozsa for sending me her book to read and review and thank you to Dorothy from Pump Up Your Book for allowing me to be a part of the blog tour for this book.
I was sent an email from Pump Up Your Book looking for bloggers to be a part of this blog tour and I quickly replied back with a yes please include me in this tour.
I was lucky enough to have gone to Budapest in the summer of 2013 and instantly fell in love with the city. I want to go back one day and actually see more of Budapest because there is so much to see and do and I would love to see the city at night. I believe the banner picture is the Chain Bridge and the Hungarian Parliament building.
This was the first time I heard of Rozsa Gaston and her books and after reading Budapest Romance I will be checking out her other books thats for sure.
I really enjoyed reading the book and actually any books that takes place in places that I have been too because I always look for mentions of places I went to and this book was no exception. We didn’t go to the baths but we have been to the market and it was beautiful.
Reading Budapest Romance made me feel like I was transported back to Budapest. Rozsa did an amazing job and maked you feel like your a part of the story. Perhaps it was because I was there that made me feel like that but I have to say after reading this book I really want to go back very soon.
The main character, Kati lives in NYC (another favorite city of mine) and she is a international conference planner who is going to Budapest to wrap up her father’s estate. The last thing on Kati’s mind is finding someone and falling in love with them and this is exactly what happens to Kati because she thinks that this is the right time for a romance to happen.
Its at one of the Hungarian bath house that she meets Jan who is a social worker from Holland. Jan goes to Budapest yearly on doctor’s orders to take advantage of the bath houses to help him with his neck and back pains that he had suffered when he was in a motorcycle accident. The relationship started out sweet with smiles and glances across the baths until Jan finally has enough courage to approach Kati.
Kati hestiated at first because she is still grieving the loss of her father and I think she realized that this long distance relationship couldn’t possibly work but gradually with signs from her father to move on with her life she lets things progress with Jan.
Can their love survive the distance?
This was a super fun read and it was just what I needed.