"Astor and Raquel’s chemistry was molten hot! They seriously scored the very air around them!" - Craves the Angst
AUTHOR: Vanessa Fewings
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Erotic/Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2018
PUBLISHER: Vanessa Fewings
PAGES: Approx. 317
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Buoni Amici Press, LLC.
COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
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RATING: 5 Stars!
True passion can't be bottled.
A stolen formula. A seductive suspect. A dangerous romance.
Raquel Wren’s world has fallen apart. Her husband has divorced her. Close friends have abandoned her. The money has run out. The pieces of a once idyllic life have completely crumbled. And now, the only thing that can save Raquel from total ruin…
...has been stolen.
Raquel is the owner of the small town boutique store Perfume Girl, a quaint location offering bottled scents from around the globe, including her own personal formulas. Creating perfume has been a passion since she was a little girl, but her latest work, a scent years in the making, is her masterpiece. The one that will make her mark on the industry and save her life in the process.
But now it’s gone. Stolen right from her shop. All would be lost if Raquel didn’t feel she knew who was behind the theft. Devastated to her core, she decides to do something about it.
Astor Beauregard is the sexy, enigmatic owner of House of Beauregard, the renowned cologne empire based in the notorious city of South Beach, Miami. It’s within this luxurious kingdom that Raquel will delve to unravel the mystery of the crime, a path that will lead her directly to Astor, sparking an unforgettable passion while uncovering a shocking truth.
It’s on the famous, sun-soaked, salsa-fueled streets of South Beach that USA Today Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings releases PERFUME GIRL, a heart-racing romance novel that will have readers feeling the heat like never before.
In this new STAND-ALONE novel, a fiery romance is ignited, one that will burn its way to a stunning revelation.
REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Perfume Girl is a supremely satisfying page-turner with high-stakes thrills, enticing suspense, and sharp, polished characters. Add in a generous dose of sensual, erotic romance and a gripping mystery that effortlessly ticks forward until the dazzling ending, and this is a definite MUST READ!
Raquel Wren has been passionate about flowers, the scents they produce and what happens when you combine their chemistry since she was a young girl. At the age of nine, her world changed forever when her obsession brought her near death. She lost everything that day but spent years building a new life she could be proud of.
At the age of thirty, she finds herself about to lose it all once more. With a cheating ex-husband trying to take what she’s worked her whole life for, her beloved little perfumery shop is on the line. But she has an ace up her sleeve - a new scent, years in the making, that’s sure to wow the perfume industry.
Except, she’s not the only one who knows of its existence.
After Raquel’s formula and uncompleted sample are stolen, she embarks on a mission to save her work, her store, and her dreams. Stepping into enemy territory, The House of Beauregard, a massive multi-million dollar industry, she never expected to find the refined Astor Beauregard so enigmatic. Now, she not only has to find a way to save her dreams but also her heart.
I loved Astor! He did control and demanding so well. I also enjoyed his playful, seductive side. He was a layered, lively character with very real emotions. The man he portrayed to the world was distant - almost untouchable, with a mysterious past. But underneath the hard exterior is a man who knows love, sacrifice, and compassion. He has a vulnerability that is endearing and quickly stole my heart. Not to mention, he gave me the all the swoons.
Raquel was lovely! She might have had a painful past and an uncertain present, but she was warm and spirited, even if a bit love-shy. It seemed things were spiraling downhill fast for her, but she stood strong, had faith in herself and knew what she needed to do. Her passion and courage were written so well.
This read didn’t move in the way I thought it was going to, and I absolutely LOVED that. Usually, I can predict where a story is headed within a few chapters. I thoroughly enjoyed the turns this book took. It kept me guessing and it was completely unpredictable. It’s been a long time since that’s happened and I felt all giddy at the unexpected. Also, the backdrop to this story was rich and prismatic. Every bit of that is due to the genius and creativity put into the story with flawless writing from the author.
And can we please talk about how steamy those bedroom scenes were? WOWZA! Astor and Raquel’s chemistry was molten hot! They seriously scorched the very air around them!
The Wrap Up:
Vanessa Fewings is my go-to author for epicurean plots, jaw-dropping adventures, bewitching characters and of course, unwavering sexy romance. Perfume Girl is at the top of my 2018 “Favorites” list! Loved this read so hard!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR...
Vanessa Fewings is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Her latest series is The Icon Trilogy, a romantic suspense about Zara Leighton, London’s most brilliant art investigator on the hunt for the notorious thief known as Icon.
PERFUME GIRL (standalone) is scheduled for a fall release.
Vanessa’s previous novels include the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, a romance series spanning eight books about a woman who gets swept up into Enthrall, L.A.’s premier club that caters to the secret desires of the elite.
Readers can also listen to Vanessa as she hosts the weekly podcast The Romance Show, a captivating podcast featuring authors and industry professionals in the romance world.
Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.
Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides on the East Coast with her husband.
Vanessa can be found on her Facebook Fan Page, and in The Romance Lounge, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. She enjoys connecting with fans all around the world.
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The author is giving away...
* Signed Copy of Perfume Girl ( US Only)
& £10 Amazon Gift Card (Open Internationally)