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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Buoni Amici Press Presents: Perfume Girl by Vanessa Fewings; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Title: Perfume Girl 
Author: Vanessa Fewings 
Genre:Erotic Romance/Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: November 27th 
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber (Najla Qamber Designs) 
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC. 
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Buoni Amici Press and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".

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.

My Thoughts:

In our opening chapter, Raquel Wren seems to use a big word for a young girl.  Thank goodness that my book connects with a dictionary.  It’s then I realize that I know the object as one thing so maybe not so big word for her after all.  Her beginning is not a good one but not every child has one – just makes the character seem more real.

Astor Beauregard doesn’t seem to care about others feelings.  He seems to expect others to literally bow down to him.  You can definitely tell that he’s the one in charge.  He has a strong personality and he will not be ignored.  I will say that he was a hard character to like especially when he tried to browbeat Raquel.

What I liked most was how Raquel fights for herself and what she believes in instead of letting people beat her down – even though at times she seems unsure of herself.  Even though Astor seems “loud”, Raquel stands out because she’s someone that we can identify with.  This isn’t just a story about a couple meeting and finding out where their story was going.  It’s also a story with a mystery and intrigue.  It was that mystery and how things get resolved that grabbed my attention.  Raquel grabbed my heart and Astor had me wanting to kick him in the shins.  But in his favor, I loved how the author gives us a peak at the heart behind the tough exterior of the man people seem to love to hate but yet want to impress.

This is a story that builds momentum.  It starts off slow but just like Astor’s toys it builds up speed.  It’s also a temptation that became hard to resist.  Heat takes time to build and it does do that here.  Once things start to gain speed and the heat starts to flare the book becomes hard to put down.  The ending shows how far Raquel has come since we saw the girl at the beginning of her story.  It couldn’t have been more perfect and that includes seeing that Astor finally redeems himself in my eyes.

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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