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A few months ago I was fortunate enough to receive a copy of Seduction by MJ Rose to read and review and I found I really enjoyed it The novel was actually the fifth installment in a series called The Reincarnationist and even though each book can be read as a one shot I'd learned that the protagonist Jac L'Etoile actually first appeared in the previous book Long story short I was intrigued enough by her character after reading Seduction that I was motivated to pick up its predecessor and that's how I came to read The Book of Lost FragrancesI went backwards in the reading order so here we're given a formal introduction of Jac L'Etoile and her brother Robbie heirs to a preeminent French perfume company Haunted by memories of her mother's suicide however Jac moves to America to become a TV host of a show about mythology leaving her sibling to take care of the family businessLike all the other books in the series this one explores themes around the idea of reincarnation and other paranormal occurrences While going through the old archives Robbie stumbles across a collection of ancient pottery shards and a family secret about a scent rud to enable a person to remember past lives Robbie has big plans for the discovery but there are others who would do anything to stop them from happening When Robbie goes missing leaving the dead body of a stranger at the scene of the crime Jac and her former lover Griffin North are drawn into the search becoming embroiled in politics suspense passion and a mystery that goes back thousands of yearsThe first thing I gleaned about this book is that it suffers from a problem I also noticed in its seuel except to a greater degree the fact that there's so much going on We have multiple plot threads and multiple character points of view and when some of these character perspectives are also past reincarnations it just makes this book feel even complicated and jumbled In addition to Jac Robbie and Griffin we also have the story lines about the Panchen Lama the members of the Chinese mafia the Parisian police flashback seuences involving a L'Etoile ancestor and his lover flashback seuences about an affair in ancient Egypt involving Cleopatra's perfume maker sections about Jac's past and her psychological disorder sections focusing on Jac's doctor MalachaiI think I've caught most of them but it's possible I still missed someDespite being called A Novel of Suspense I didn't find this to be very suspenseful at all and I have a feeling this is because all the plot threads going on might have watered it down a little I once saw an interview with MJ Rose in which she said that booksellers often have trouble categorizing her books and I can see why this would be the case since this series appears to cross multiple genres including suspense fantasy romance historical fiction mystery and paranormal I loved Seduction because it managed to incorporate all these genre elements and still made it work but I didn't think it did so much in The Book of Lost FragrancesIn some ways the writing and characters feel completely different when I compare the two books almost like they were written by two separate people TBoLF felt awkward whereas Seduction was incredible; it's like the latter was a refined and improved presentation of all the ideas put forth in the former Perhaps it was because of all the subjects crammed into this novel ranging from ancient Egypt to Chinese politics to Tibetan Buddhism and how some of the character perspectives jump all over the place in history The author tried to weave it all together but it didn't end up very well The last few chapters of the book started to fizzle out after what I suppose was the climax because it still had to wrap up all the other story linesAlso Robbie and Griffin had little to no presence in Seduction which might be another reason why I liked that book so much I found both their characters extremely unlikeable in TBoLF; Robbie was like a stubborn child than a grown man in many ways and Griffin made for a very frustrating and unsympathetic romantic interest I have to say though MJ Rose can write one hell of a love scene That one torrid and intense chapter notwithstanding I still couldn't really get into the JacGriffin relationship at all and that was even with the eternal love and soulmates angle the book was emphasizingAnyway my opinion would be to save this one and pick up Seduction instead if you can And one final note I half read this and half listened to the audiobook If I could do it again I wouldn't have opted for the Whispersync bundle Phil Gigante is a narrator I've listened to and enjoyed for many books in the past but I admit was a little surprised he was chosen for this one since it doesn't seem like a book suited for his voice He also mispronounces a lot of French words which was a pretty big distraction

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Of Lost PDF #203 A sweeping and suspenseful tale of secrets intrigue and lovers separated by time all connected through the mystical ualities of a perfume created in the days of Cleopatra and lost for yearsJac L’Etoile has always been haunted by the past her memories infused with the exotic scents that she grew up surrounded by as the heir to a storied French perfume company In order to flee the pain of those remembrances. I enjoyed this book a great deal I have a than passing okay voracious interest in all things mythological and specifically archetypal this spoke directly to one of my passions However that is not by any means the subject of this work Rose manages to incorporate mythology psychology reincarnation Chinese politics Tibetan history the Chinese Mafia in places as far flung as Paris along with the science of perfumery archaeology and metaphysical exploration into one surprisingly coherent wholeFor those of you who cannot stand a story without a love story it's there If you want a thriller it's there If you want history ancient and contemporary it's there So is science and a host of other issues that all wind around each other to create one of those intricate Chinese decorative knots each strand necessary and holding together the wholeTowards the end I began to wonder about why not as background had been given for one character in particular and why two other past life memory aids kept being mentioned It finally occurred to me that the author had a previous book entitled The Reincarnationist and that is the term used to describe the troubling character I need to do a bit of digging but I bet he showed up in some of her earlier work Rest assured however this book can and does stand on its own uite well


The Book of Lost FragrancesAnd of her mother’s suicide she moves to America leaving the company in the hands of her brother Robbie But when Robbie hints at an earth shattering discovery The Book ePUB #10003 in the family archives and then suddenly goes missing leaving a dead body in his wake Jac is plunged into a world she thought she’d left behindBack in Paris to investigate her brother’s disappearance Jac discovers a secret the House of L’. A French perfumer is commissioned in the 1800s to recreate a scent formula from Cleopatra’s fragrance factory It is believed that those who smell the euphoric scent find a portal to past lives The Book of Lost Fragrances—part thriller part ancient history and part romance—surprises on many levelsMartyred Tibetan monks attempting to prove reincarnation Napoleon Cleopatra’s secret soul mate fragrance formula A modern day near bankrupt perfume company The famous 18th century French L’Etoile House of Fragrance Children cooking up scents to be used as a secret language for the nose A jazz musician and martial arts instructor tied to the Chinese mafia A past life therapistAll are linked by a secret fragranceJac L’Etoile haunted by the past and her psychotic episodes tries to cope when her brother Robbie disappears Preferring to live in reality Jac reluctantly delves into the hazy history of her family’s two hundred and fifty year old perfume business to find her brother and save their legacyWell known for her erotic thrillers best selling author M J Rose produces a new historical fiction suspense novel Fascinated with reincarnation as evidenced by her three book Reincarnationist series Ms Rose imbues her new novel with a uniue plot lineThis is bold writing with an intriguing original plot Ms Rose is a master of intrigue Suspense and sensuality build through the novel as the characters embark on separate treasure hunts for the mysterious fragrance While the plot concept is compelling the execution is less impressive The novel is overpopulated dampening its intensity The story line digresses into so many changing points of view and scenes that the reading is frustrating The many elements are fascinating and informative but don’t relate well to each other Finally congruence is found but seems forced If the reader is patient the last third of the novel satisfies as an electrifying thriller The book’s most interesting elements are the art of fragrance making the reoccurring link to reincarnation and unexpected rekindled romanceAtria Books through Netgalley graciously provided the review copyReviewed by Holly Weiss author of Crestmont