Title: The Secret of A Heart Note
Author: Stacey Lee
Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes.
Mimosa is one of the last aromateurs on the planet. As an aromateur she can smell emotions, personality traits and heart notes and everything else that she needs to concoct elixirs that help people fall in love. Yet she must remain alone. The rules for aromateurs state that if she falls in love, her nose becomes useless. But Mim has dreams of being normal, of going to high school, falling in love and having a boyfriend. When she gives a love elixir to the wrong woman, Mim rushes to fix her mistake with the help of Court, the lovesick woman’s son the high school soccer star.
The Secret of A Heart Note is a fun, light-hearted, and cute read. But it’s even more because it’s also original, magical and full of hopes and dreams. Mim is a curious, intelligent, kind and caring protagonist. I really enjoyed the slow burn, realistic romance between Court and Mim, but I think the real gem is the relationships Mim has with the women close to her, such as her mother, her aunt and her best friend.
It has such a unique premise and I loved how Stacey Lee used flowers and scents to write such a compelling story and I loved Mim’s passion for her gift and her unwillingness to choose between her gift and living a normal, teenage life.
The Secret of A Heart Note was a lovely, heart-warming read that I can’t recommend enough. Seriously, put it on your TBR already.