A fun light read set in London! Issy Randall a typical 8-5 office worker, who rides the bus to work and shares her flat with Helena, an emergency nurse. Issy has a thing for her boss, and he seems to have a thing for her– at times. Helena thinks she is crazy to keep going back to Graeme who doesn’t want the people at work to know about their relationship.
With a layoff at work, Issy is given severance pay which she uses to fulfill her life time ambition– to own her own bakery as her grandfather had. Of course Graeme thinks she will fail and come crawling back to him, but when the banker Austin comes into the picture Issy’s love life may take a new turn.
Issy struggles with her new establishment, the Cupcake Café, where she becomes very innovative in making sure that it succeeds. Her grandfather, now in a nursing home, sends her luscious sounding recipes for sweets along with his quirky instructions. (They really do sound wonderful, although I have not tried any of them yet.) Meet me at the Cupcake Café has several interesting characters including the ironmonger who resides next door. Watch out! You may find your mouth watering for cakes and your mind wandering to London.