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Cleopatra's Perfume

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Europe 1939
The world may be teetering on the brink of war, but that's no reason for the privileged classes to deny themselves the satisfaction of their deepest lusts. In exotic and exclusive clubs, they pursue the delights of the flesh with little thought to the world crumbling around them. Marlowe has everything she needs to lead the most decadent of lives, money, nobili
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Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Spice (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jane Stewart
Sep 25, 2010 Jane Stewart rated it did not like it
Hard to follow. Story jumps around too much. Too many incomplete scenes. Not enough emotional or romantic development.

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Eve Charles is a high school dropout from a poor family in New York City. She works as a nightclub dancer in Berlin in the 1920s. In 1931 she marries wealthy Lord Marlowe and becomes Lady Marlowe. They enjoy eight years together with a lot of kinky sex. He dies in 1939. She goes to Egypt and falls in lust with Ramzi, a handsome Eqyptian. She is lonely and has an insat
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Naomi
Jun 21, 2012 Naomi rated it liked it
I found this book quite confusing. The book starts in April 1941 in Chuck's POV, then jumps back to March 1941 when Eve starts writing the diary because of her role in WWII, but then she flicks back to 1939, when her adventure starts after the death of her husband. But in her diary she is often jumping between the present and 1939, as well as remembering some of her moments with her late husband. We go back to Chuck in the middle of the book, and towards the end. Then the book finishes with Eve ...more
Cristina Contilli
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Un romance che esce fuori dai canoni di questo genere per la struttura (il diario invece della classica narrazione in terza persona), la caratterizzazione della protagonista (lady Eve Marlowe giovane vedova di un nobile inglese che a ridosso della seconda guerra mondiale si innamora di un misterioso uomo egiziano che sostiene di aver ritrovato il profumo di Cleopatra dal potere di essere afrodisiaco e di proteggere dalla morte) ed infine le numerose e dettagliate scene erot
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Robert Scott
Jul 02, 2015 Robert Scott rated it it was ok
Finished 01/05/2011. Pretty good story, but typical Bacarr erotic novel in that lots of innuendo and leading on, but very little explicit action and it does go on forever. +
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