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Four years ago Jessica Taylor thought she was ready to leave small town living behind and headed West. Now she's back in Cedar Creek, a little older, a lot wiser, and ready to live the quiet life for a while. It's been eight months since her fiancée walked out and shattered Grace Donnelly's dreams of a happily ever after. Her friends tell her it's time to start living agaiFour years ago Jessica Taylor thought she was ready to leave small town living behind and headed West. Now she's back in Cedar Creek, a little older, a lot wiser, and ready to live the quiet life for a while. It's been eight months since her fiancée walked out and shattered Grace Donnelly's dreams of a happily ever after. Her friends tell her it's time to start living again, but the breakup with Emma was still just too raw for Grace to wash her hands and move on. After a chance meeting at her brother's bakery, Jessica finds herself unable to get Grace off of mind. She's sure she feels an attraction from Grace as well, but will Jessica be able to convince Grace to stop living in the past and take a chance on a future together with her......

Title : the scent of jasmine
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ISBN : 23315112
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 55 Pages
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the scent of jasmine Reviews

  • Corrie
    2018-12-01 23:26

    I give this 3.5 stars rounding it up to 4. It's a bit of candy, a few hours of fun reading. Quite some typos that need fixing though.

  • Inked Reads
    2018-12-08 19:50

    FourStarsThis is a quick, fun read full of sweetness (both of the love and the bakery variety).Characters are always my favorite part of any story, and I loved the two main characters, Jessica and Grace. They're both strong, independent professional women, yet they're remarkably down-to-earth and relatable. They each have their vulnerabilities which round them out as people.Personally, I would have liked to see this as a longer story. It seems like there's a lot underneath these two women that I would have loved to discover. There wasn't quite enough spark or tension to really grab my interest, but with a longer story, I think there would have been.I give it 4 stars.I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.AmyFourStarsThis book was a quick, easy and very sweet read. The characters had their own personalities that meshed together with a strong sexual tension throughout the majority of the book. I was worried for a while because it’s set up like it could be a full-length novel, but I was completely satisfied by the ending of it.The two characters run their own lives and are very successful women. They each have their careers but aren’t afraid of how a relationship will affect that. It was very nice to read and see that; I don’t think it’s done enough. Both women in this story carry their own.It’s very well-written. There are a few words missing here and there, which is distracting but not to the point where I wanted to put the book down. Overall, this is a fantastic read for a rainy day.I was given this in return for an honest review by Inked Rainbow Reads.~AJ

  • Sprinkles
    2018-12-05 19:45

    A sweet snack of a romance. In this short read, Grace and Jessica already intrigued me to know more. But, this is great on its own as a fluffy, humorous vignette into Southern ladies falling in love. And, it made my stomach growl.

  • SheLove2Read
    2018-12-06 01:32

    Great read.

  • Lexxi Kitty
    2018-11-12 23:29

    I'm vaguely surprised. This is my second story by Lila Bruce that I've read. The first one, Falling Slowly, I found to be cute and fun. This one . . .well. I kinda hated all the side characters. Heck, I even didn't particularly like the niece, and she's only 8 or something like that.Not exactly sure what the difference is between the two stories would be. I mean, in both the two who 'hook up' play hard to get - to a certain extent. In Falling Slowly, the two women have two bad meetings, then a good third one. This time, the two have several rather good meetings, but Grace kept trying to avoid Jessica. Because of how good the meetings were. Hmms. Maybe that's it. One story went from "I can't stand being in the same room with you because you are a rude bitch" to "that was a wrong impression of you that I developed, you are actually quite nice." While this one went from "my god you are so gorgeous . . NOOO I can't find you gorgeous! *flee*" to "I still find you gorgeous, I guess I can't fight my feelings any more." That might give a wrong impression, the trying to fight feelings part. All four women started the story as lesbians and remained so by the end. Which is a plus. I'm so bloody tired of "oops, guess I was wrong all this time, I'm actually a lesbian" stories. So, as I said, that's a plus in both stories.I mentioned I didn't like the side characters but I didn't mention the main. That's another difference between the two stories. I came to feel like I knew the two women in Falling Slowly. Here, I feel like I basically know nothing. Two women. One had a woman walk out on her shortly before marriage. And has a business doing decorations and stuff. Other just moved back to the small town. And apparently has a business. And has millions. That's basically all I know about both.

  • Molly Lolly
    2018-12-09 02:31

    Original review on Molly LollyFour stars!This book is a definite slow burn. I loved the build up between the characters throughout the story. The side characters kept trying to push them together, but they weren’t ready. They don’t have their first date until almost 80% into the book. I enjoyed the fact that Grace and Jess were cautious about starting a relationship. There could easily be a sequel to the book. But if there’s not one, it’s still an enjoyable story. It’s more of a “happy for now” type of ending than a solid “happily ever after”. My only issue with the book was getting bumped out of the story more than I would have liked for errors. Words missing, wrong word used. There’s always going to be some of that in a book, but this one was more than I would have liked.My favorite scene in the book was the opening scene. The first line had me laughing so hard. Grace’s friend Kendra was a total character and would love to see more with her!

  • qrbooks
    2018-12-06 19:28

    2.8 stars**** short story / 56 pages ****F/F romanceAside from too many missing words and the occasional half sentence that didn't make any sense, the writing is actually pretty decent and engaging. There are some overdone scenes and details that could have been evened out (Who gets that angry over cinnamon rolls?) and I don't need to know one lead has green eyes THAT many times, etc etc. But the characters are likable and the storyline and sex scene was okay. The "let's wait" ending wasn't very logical. But the opening was strong enough to give me hope that this author would write a pretty good book after a few more tries. I'm also partial to new southern writers... I want to see more of their stories out there!I'm willing to check out her other stories as they come out to some degree, but not if they continue to be overpriced and poorly edited. (As far as I'm concerned, indie books with editing issues should be free or not more than .99 cents.) In any case, I'd love to see a full-length novel from this author.1/7/2015

  • Joanna Darrell
    2018-12-09 21:50

    I really enjoyed this Novella. it's fun, sweet, full of love and even features cake (yummy all round)The down to earth narrative style of the story really appealed to me. The books two main characters are confident, strong women each with their own insecurities and vulnerabilities which draw you into the book and want learn more about them. Although some people have written that they would have enjoyed a longer story, I felt the book was just right, it gave enough of the characters backgrounds to allow you to fill in details about them for yourself, which adds to the personalisation of the book and enjoy it more. Would cheerfully recommend this to a friend as a happy go to book for a rainy sunday feel good cheer up. Good fun.

  • A.M. Leibowitz
    2018-11-19 20:33

    This is a quick, fun read full of sweetness (both of the love and the bakery variety).Characters are always my favorite part of any story, and I loved the two main characters, Jessica and Grace. They’re both strong, independent professional women, yet they’re remarkably down-to-earth and relatable. They each have their vulnerabilities which round them out as people.Personally, I would have liked to see this as a longer story. It seems like there’s a lot underneath these two women that I would have loved to discover. There wasn’t quite enough spark or tension to really grab my interest, but with a longer story, I think there would have been.

  • Ameliah Faith
    2018-11-13 19:45

    Sweet and CharmingThis is the tale of an Interior Decorator Grace, and a Hot Sauce Mogul, Jessica. Both of the women have no desire to meet anyone after their last relationships. Jessica has just moved back to her home town after the death of her mother. Needing the place to be re-done, she hires Grace. Maybe with the instant attraction they have met someone anyway. This is a sweet and fast read. It was quite enjoyable with a good plot line before the inevitable sex scene. It is a perfect book to take to the beach or for a lazy afternoon on the patio. Enjoy it, I know I did!

  • Anja
    2018-11-30 01:31

    I really like this author, she writes wonderful little stories like this one. The only negative thing about this book is, it's definitey too short. I'd love to read more and here more from the main characters.

  • Lisa Wellott
    2018-12-11 02:51

    Loved this storyline! Only wish that it was much longer because I really got invested quickly into all of the characters.