Sunday, 29 May 2016

Perfume and Promises – by Ellen Faith

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Chloe Richards is a small town girl with a big heart. At least, that’s what the local folk of Rosehip Village think. But when her parents turn up on her doorstep asking for help, her secret past is about to be revealed.

Being the daughter of Hollywood royalty was never going to be easy, but at 19, Chloe Richards managed to leave that life behind along with the scandals that almost destroyed her. A fresh start was all she needed, and a fresh start was what she got in Rosehip. Girlfriend of a local bookshop owner, best friends with fiercely loyal café owner and owner of a perfume business herself, Chloe has a happy life. But her parents are about to turn her perfect life on its head. Again.

What do you do when you’re torn between loyalty and protecting yourself? Should you trust your heart when your head is telling you not to?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Can we just first take a moment to look at this gorgeous cover?! I love it!

Chloe Richards is at a good point of her life when we meet her. She has a boyfriend, does what she loves and lives in a small town. When her parents turn up however everything is turned upside down. Her past catches up with her again and suddenly everything comes back.
Her parents are famous actors and they bring attention to Rosehip Village.

Her past almost destroyed her and now it’s all coming back. Her parents, the couple that comes with them (rockstar Reilly and actress Bree) and then there is also her boyfriend Billy.

A big plot twist shakes everything upside down and adds a lot of drama. I just felt with Chloe all the time. The things she had to go through come basically back to haunt her and her parents are finally there to help her, but will she let them?! And then there is Reilly who comes across arrogant at first, but proves to be charming and caring!

Ellen striked again! The writing of this story is beautiful and I love how well the characters were lined out and how they were all connected. Some unexpected moments added great excitement and drama to the gorgeous setting of Rosehip. Ellen has a wonderful way to include emotions in a story and take you right into it, as if your part of it.


My possible cast:

Chloe: Merritt Patterson


About the Author

Ellen lives in the wonderful county of Yorkshire, England with her husband where she spends most of her time with her nose in her laptop, a book or plate of food.

Legal secretary and daydreamer by day, writer and serial tweeter by night, Ellen finally decided to put all the magic in her head to some use one day and put finger to laptop where The Story of Us was born and became her debut novel. Four novels later, the daydreams are still going strong, thankfully!

She loves to travel and enjoys taking her readers on a journey to escape with her, in whatever country or village she decides on next.


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