Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Scent of Rain by Kristin Billerbeck

Daphne Sweeten has a "nose" for perfume, but when she is left alone at the alter that gift disappears along with all of her dreams. Hopeful that her condition is just temporary Daphne starts her new job as a "nose" for Gibraltar Products in Dayton, Ohio.

Jesse left his job at Procter & Gamble to work at Gibraltar in hopes that he would have more time with his son Ben. He knows that the company does not have funds or the need for a "nose" but it seems his boss has set out to cause him to fail in his career and this is another step in that direction.

Both wounded from relationships, Daphne from a man that she still seems to love and Jesse who's wife passed away, deny to themselves and each other that there is any attraction between them. If that is so then why do they feel the need to protect each other?

This was a cute story that I enjoyed very much. I liked that Daphne didn't wallow in despair over being left at the alter. Even as she questioned what God's plan for her was she continued to move forward. She also didn't let a co-worker named Kinsey get away with snide comments, which added a little snap to the story and dialog! I also liked Jesse's character. Trying to raise his son and be a good father, yet the demands of his work seem to cause him to be absent more than he liked. From the minute he sets eyes on Daphne his heart is a gonner! This was the first time I've read anything by this author and I don't think it will be my last!

I received my copy from Thomas Nelson Publishers through Booksneeze.

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