• The Scent of Rome

  • By: Lise Gold
  • Narrated by: TJ Richards
  • Length: 11 hrs
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In a last-ditch attempt to secure an investor for an app she’s developed, Rome Foster travels to her namesake city hoping her luck is going to change. Just as she’s about to pitch her life’s work, she meets the charming and captivating Nadine, a high-end escort who shocks Rome by flirting with her. Rome is straight, but Nadine sparks up a fire in her so strong that it seems impossible to extinguish.

Nadine Costa is pleased with the way her life is going. She lives in a fantastic apartment in the city she loves, and her lucrative job provides the funds she needs to support her expensive passion: perfume-making. When Rome crosses her path, she knows she’s never smelled anything quite so exquisite in her life.

Rome is a loner and doesn’t let people in, but when an incident occurs and Nadine steps in to save her, she realizes her feelings go deeper than just lust. Neither of them was looking for something more than physical, but when the stars are aligned, it’s hard to escape destiny!

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I really like Lise Gold books

This doesn’t disappoint. It’s sweet, and touches on important issues. The live story felt good. Not too overwhelming. Just sweet and perfect.

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One of Lise Gold’s Best

Great stories with focus on two women rather than many. Great setting giving many travel ideas

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Wow i really want to see Rome now

Not only was this love story amazing and the plot really good but the writer made you see Rome in the eyes of the characters and it sounds absolutely beautiful and romantic and amazing all in one TJ Richards did an amazing job narrating the book also it makes me want to look for more books that she has narrated all in all this was amazing the book the storyline and the narrator thank you

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  • 11-03-20

Loved it

Another great romance by Lise Gold. It’s not just great romance but she makes you feel invested in the characters. There are multiple mini plot lines going on and she’s able to weave them together and blend with the overall story line. Would recommend this and anything else written by Ms. Gold.

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Such a beautifully written story

There wasn't a moment where I thought, this would never happen. The characters, their dilmenas, their evolution, it all nicely progressed. Lise Good also dealt with a difficult topic in a way that didn't detract from the romance. I enjoyed getting to know Nadine the most and Eliza! The narration was great too! Very much recommend it.

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Love it!!! one of the better touching love stories

This story will take you on a roller coaster of emotions. I must say it makes you want to visit Rome and find a passionate lover as these two MC's were. Lise and TJ work together so well, it makes such a difference.

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Wonderful story

Audible version as good as the book, but better listening to it. The only thing is that Nadines character should have had a more sultry voice than the screechy voice she had in this book. The image portrayed by the description provided by the author would have called for a deeper sexier voice, other than that this book was fantastic.

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This listen could have been better. The story was GREAT!! The lack of accents Blew It!!! The Italian language and accent is Beautiful!!!

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Another great book

A great love story by Lise Gold. She draws you in and describes the characters and locations perfectly! Now I want to go to Rome!! Thank you Lise! TJ Richards does a fabulous job at narrating and bringing the characters to life. One of my favorite narrators!

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Ok but a little tedious

I love Rome, and I loved the large part of this book, but about 6 hours into listening it started to annoy me, the story was not flowing naturally, beside for a book taking place in Rome I wanted more descriptions of one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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  • Jude
  • 11-07-20

Wonderful narration of an excellent story

While I’d needed a little time to get know and appreciate Nadine when I first read The Scent of Rome, I liked her immediately this time around. I didn’t feel as overwhelmed when listening to the audiobook, and I wonder if it’s because I already knew the story, the characters, the atmosphere, or if it comes from the nature of audiobooks. As paradoxical as it may seem, when I read, I hear the sounds the author conjures. When listening to a narrated book, there’s no background noise. All there is is the voice. It falls entirely to the narrator to bring everything to life, the characters obviously but also the environment they exist in. And that’s the difference between a good narrator, who will make listening nice and enjoyable, and an excellent one, who will breathe life into the narration. TJ Richards falls into the second category.

The voice TJ Richards gave Nadine didn’t sound like the one I had imagined for her but it still worked perfectly. And Rome’s voice, in particular when she tells her best friend about Nadine, gave me goosebumps. I think what impressed me most is all the tiny nuances, especially the vulnerability TJ Richards manages to inject. Nothing is sexier than a strong woman allowing her vulnerability to show or a vulnerable woman finding her strength. We get both from both women in this novel.

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  • N.I.A.
  • 10-12-20

So Sensual!

A lovely story with beautiful and interesting characters and all of this in one of the most beautiful, exciting and sensual cities in the world.
I read the book within 9 hours, because the love story between Rome and Nadine grabbed me immediately and never let go.
They are so different in nature and yet with so much in common are these two wonderfully mature characters.
Their chemistry is incredible from the start and the profession of a perfumer contributes to the sensuality ... the fact how often Nadine sniffs Rome‘s skin is really sexy and at the same time so gentle and intimate and right from the start! This story left me with such a good and warm feeling.
Wow. I love it!