Series: Spritzer Chicks #1
Published by the author on November 6, 2017
Source: Rachel's Random Resources
Genres: Christmas Romance
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Love is like a fine perfume. The top note draws you in, an instant attraction, but the Heart Note is the true essence. Like true love – a great perfume should be a woman’s perfect match.
At least, that’s what perfume counter manager, Lily Lucas, tells her customers in one of Australia’s largest department stores.
It’s almost Christmas, the store is bedecked with baubles and Lily has about eleventy billion gifts to wrap and sell. She and her team of spritzer chicks are glamorous, professional and hoping they don’t have to wear the hideous red onesies and reindeer antlers the store manager has in mind.
The high point of Lily’s work life is Christos Cyriakos, ex-cop, security guard, possible Greek god. He's a mystery box she’d love to unwrap. But can she trust him?
All Lily wants for Christmas is to kiss Christos (and more), catch a band of thieves running amok in the store, and live happily ever after. Is that too much to wish for?
I love a sweet holiday romance and “Heart Note” fits the bill. Lily is adorable and Christos is sexy as all get out. Sparks start flying from the minute they meet, and I honestly liked them both. It was light-hearted and fun. Their romance is believable, and their are a couple of steamy-ish parts, but nothing to make you blush. They are just a good couple.
The other ladies who work at the perfume counter are enjoyable too. One’s very Parisian and the other is a bit of a gossip, but I can see why they are all friends.
The mystery aspect of the plot was a bit lacking, but that’s not really the focus anyway. The bad guy gets caught, Christos has to save Lily from a moderate amount of trouble, but it definitely doesn’t overshadow the romance.
The story takes place at Christmas in Australia, which makes it a bit different for me. It’s summer there this time of year, so hot outside, but then the girls have to wear reindeer outfits or sexy Mrs. Clause outfits that totally don’t fit the season. I haven’t read many Christmas books that take place in warm areas. I’m used to Christmas equaling cold and snowy.
Heart Note is a wonderful little Christmas romance. “Merry and sizzling.”