Thanks to NetGalley and HQ Digital for a copy in return for an honest review.
Reviewed for NetGalley and HQ DigitalDue for publication 30th March 2018Seeing as it is the month of LOVE I thought I would read books with a romantic touch to them Rebecca Raisin s book was the perfect way to start.
I have not read any of the authors books up to this point so I had no idea what to expect What I discovered was an amazing heartfelt tale of loss, friendship and belief in your own abilities and finding the strength to change your life even when it feels you are making all the wrong decisions It is not just a tale about all those things, it is also a journey of the sensory kind, all the aroma s Del s experiences in the challenges set out for her make it a story not just for the eyes alone I was so drawn in immediately to this adventure I too could smell and see what Del could There is nothing that pleases me as a reader than to be able to connect to a character that way It is also an emotional journey Del had me laughing, crying and sometimes cringing The characters are bold, heartwarming and inspiring, I even had a soft spot for the not so nice Clementine who eventually showed her true colours when things didn t go the way she planned It is a rare thing for me to like a mean character but in this case, I did There are so many reasons you will fall in love with the story but I will let you find out for yourself All I will say is once you read one Rebecca Raisin books you will want to read.
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 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 S Bastien 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 I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Combine Paris, Romance and Perfume along with a competition and you have a n utterly charming read I fell in love with this story whe THE LITTLE PERFUME SHOP OFF THE CHAMPS LYS ES by Rebecca Raisin is a stunning romance that will melt your heart while taking you on a magical trip through stunning Paris, delighting your senses every step of the way Del has arrived in Paris to take part in a perfume competition that could change her life, even if it has changed a lot recently with her twin sister changing her mind on their plans and falling in love And as the competition heats up, Del will have to push her skills that she learned from her beloved Nan to the limits if she is to exceed the exacting standards from the best in the industry As she struggles to bottle true feelings, Del tries to listen to the advice that her Nan had always given her and open her heart, and with fate constantly throwing the brooding Sebastien into her path, can Del really let herself go and follow her heart rather than her head With crazy contestants, beautiful aromas that feel like they drift off the page, and the stunning backdrop of the city of light, who knows what could happen I loved this book as I have loved all of Rebecca Raisin s novels but this one is my favourite so far The characters are rich in detail, relatable, and you feel really invested in them as you delve into their lives The setting is stunning as always but the added element of perfume and all of the intricacies that it entails really brings the beauty of Paris to a whole new level I devoured this book in a few hours and as I came to the end I really didn t want it to finish and that is the magical element of Rebecca Raisin s books they make you never want to leave If you love adventure, friendship, self discovery, and romance that will make your heart soar, then THE LITTLE PERFUME SHOP OFF THE CHAMPS LYS ES by Rebecca Raisin is the book for you in fact, buy everything that this author writes because she never disappoints A superb story, as always I voluntarily reviewed this book from Netgalley A delightfully romantic tale I loved how the author described Paris It was a magical trip delighting senses in every sense of the word Del and her twin sister have a dream to open their own perfume shop in New York For the love of a man her sister leaves her dream behind leaving Del holding the bag when she doesn t have the financial backing to open the shop on her own Armed with her grandmother s notebook of scent formulas and notes she goes off to the city of love, Paris to compete in a perfume competition that if she wins will fund her dreams This was a fun chicklit romance that is the perfect summer holiday read.
Pub Date 02 Mar 2018 I received a complimentary copy of this book from HQ Digital through NetGalley All opinions expressed are my own.
I am loving The little Paris collection This is book three of the collection and it is a wonderful addition to this series of books If you haven t read books 1 and 2 don t worry, because each of these books can be read as a stand alone As they feature different characters But the thing connect them all is Paris In this book we meet Del Who thought that she had her whole life planned out Del and her sister were going to open their own Perfume shop in New York That was until her sister pulls out at the last minute Leaving everything for the love of a man Without her sisters help Del can no longer afford to peruse her dreams This finds Del in a predicament Still desperately wanting to open her own perfumery Del moves to Paris and enters herself into a perfume competition But if she wins the money could be used to peruse her dreams With her nans trusted recipes, her wonder inherited sense of smell and sheer determination Del is set on winning the competition But has Del bitten off than she can chew This is the perfect blend of funny, romantic, sad and happy It is a really lovely story that will make chicklit and romance fans extremely happy Lovely little book.
This is another deep loving novel wrote by Rebecca Raisin, she fully immerses you in each story and this is no exception You understand the basis of her skills by making perfume and so if you are into this kind of thing, it will get you wanting to start such a hobby I could have read of this, i would have liked to see characters with a storyline but maybe thats an option for her next sequel maybe Its an American small town girl going to live her dream, but its so much than that so much love and depth she has a twin who stayed home whilst Del went off to Paris for the perfume competition, Many of the other competitors do dirty tricks to try and win but Del doesn t sink this low and enters the competion 100% in truthful manners She is a very quiet girl but you warm to her instantly, I really enjoyed this book and i got through it relatively quick.
The story is about two people finding their way back to magic, the magic of perfume making, their love for the ingredients and their confidence Believe in yourself and love what you do is the theme which underruns this story.
Del enters a perfume making contest held by the Leclere Parfumerie and if she wins, it would open the skies for her and her dreams of having her own brand in New York Sebastian the owner of Leclere Parfumerie is going through his own stresses of managing such a huge empire.
Both the main characters are dealing with personal loss in their lives, Del, her nan and Sebastian, his dad Vincent the original perfume maker Both have lost their mojo for creating perfumes The entire story revolves around how they make their passions come alive, discover themselves, and find the song of their heart.
My first book by Rebecca Raisin, and it is a happy feel good tale with lots of information about perfume making, in some places, it overwhelms the story Sebastian and Del make a cute couple, their romance is woven along with the different contests The other characters make the contests extremely competitive and fast paced Paris is described beautifully I could feel as if I was literally in Paris The author Rebecca Raisin has this exceptional talent to make the descriptions of her prose come alive, both of Paris and the process of perfume making.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher HQ Digital, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.