Underlying Notes is a new romance novel with a perfume twist:
More than a cocktail for hot flashes and fluctuating libido, Underlying Notes strews crumbs of callousness, blame, self-sacrifice, repression, and restlessness along the unmarked trails of introspection and reinvention weaving through Carla Matteo’s journey to find her own niche in the Second Act of life.
Fragrance addiction numbs the pain of her father’s tragic death, wards off the sting of a severed adolescent friendship, fortifies her against the stench of employment in her husband’s waste management company on land purported to have been swindled from a downtrodden pig farmer by her shady father-in-law, and wafts through fantasies of having a fling with hubby’s paesano.
During a mid-life renaissance, the “juice” offers false security in Carla’s quest to reinvent herself, while the ominous rose note in Paloma Picasso forces her to confront a troubled past…Her account is as multi-layered as the fragrances she wears to permeate back-stories that illuminate the present and surrender underlying secrets one morsel at a time.
Underlying Notes by Eva Pasco is available now at Amazon in paperback, $15.95.