My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Charming and downright fun!
Lily is just an ordinary fifteen year-old girl living a simple life in Texas with her father. So, spending the summer in New York with her perfume mogul mother, Hya Laroche, and her top model sister, feels an awful lot like Cinderella with no date to the ball. She takes comfort in the fact that she will at least get to go back to Texas to spend her 16th birthday with her dad. But, even that is in jeopardy when Lily is unexpectedly thrown into the spotlight with heartthrob, Chase Donovan, the star of Laroche cosmetics new ad campaign, and her sister Jasmine’s crush. Things quickly spiral out of control for Lily. Especially, her feelings for Chase.
“I tell myself he must be a jerk. Has to be, right? But what an adorable jerk.”
The author does a great job of making you feel like you’re immersed in the glamour of New York and then Paris as the characters become caught up in Laroche cosmetics latest perfume campaign. In the midst of all that, we watch Lily struggle with trying to please her mother and sister and just wanting to be herself without fear of being judged.
It’s the perfect book if you just want to escape for a weekend, or need a great beach read. If you’re a fan of Jennifer E Smith (i.e. The Statistical Probability of Falling in Love), you’re going to love Perfume Princess. I had a hard time putting it down!
*Bonus – This book receives my “Clean Teen Fiction” seal of approval.