Publish Date: March 14th 2018
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What is French for falling in love?When Del leaves small town America to compete in a perfume competition in Paris, she thinks it is just the next step on her five-year-plan. It’s an exciting opportunity. What started out as just a dream for Del and her twin sister is nearly in her grasp. If she wins this competition, they are on their way to opening their very own perfume boutique!
Arriving in Paris, watching the sun glinting off the Seine and wandering the Champs-Elysees, Del discovers the most perfect perfumery she’s ever seen. Yet, as the competition dawns Del realises that whilst she might have had the best nose in her small village, her competitors seem to know more than she could ever have dreamed. This competition isn’t going to be easy…
Del has the romance of Paris to sweep her away from her worries, but as the competition heats up, so does her desire for that which she cannot have! If only the dashing owner Sébastien didn’t smell so seductive, look so handsome and make her heart flutter like it never has before. They say love smells as sweet as a red rose in bloom, but Del would tell anyone that true love can’t be bottled – it’s beautiful and unique to everyone…even herself. With everything on the line for her future, can Del really let a little attraction get in the way of securing her dreams?
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My Review of
The Little Perfume Shop Off The Champs-Élysées by Rebecca Raisin
Combine Paris, Romance and Perfume along with a competition and you have a n utterly charming read. I fell in love with this story when Del landed in Paris, literally bumped into a handsome stranger and from there the adventure began. I especially loved Sebastien with his good looks and charm he is a perfect male specimen. Del is on a mission to break away from her small town and be independent form her twin sister Jen. The perfume contest with Paris as a backdrop should be the perfect opportunity but with all of the antics of the other contestants and the complex art of perfume making may just be a bit too much. The sights, the drama of the contest and the budding romance between Del and Sebastien had me hooked and I devoured, practically inhaled this in one sitting. I loved the contest aspect of the book and all of the complexity involved in making perfume had me amazed at how much actually goes into creating a fragrance. Del is an honest, lovable, smart as a whip and sometimes clumsy lead character. The tension between Del and Sebastien had me wanting to just get them together already!
If you enjoy an honest to goodness romance with charm and a beautiful setting then you are in for a treat.
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