Love, California Series - Beverly Hills, Book 1
by Jan Moran
Contemporary Romance, Literature and Fiction: Women's Fiction
August 15, 2014
Available in: Audio, e-Book, Trade Size
Verena Valent is at the helm of her family’s legendary
Swiss skincare company, which caters to a glamorous
clientele in the heart of Beverly Hills. After her parents
are killed in an automobile accident, she becomes the sole
provider for her younger twin sisters and her grandmother.
Instead of attending college with her friends as planned,
she rises to the challenge to guide and expand her
family’s business. She is in the midst of a critical
international expansion into Asia when her carefully
organized life begins to unravel.
Verena is shaken to discover that her fiancé,
Derrick, might be behind a scheme to take over her growing
company. While she struggles to save the business that means
everything to her, she meets Lance, an executive chef at the
Beverly Hills Hotel. She encounters this intriguing man
again while on a business trip to Paris, and soon gains a
new perspective on love, romance, and relationships.
When the unthinkable occurs and Verena’s world
collapses, her friends rally around her, among them Scarlett
Sandoval, a top intellectual property attorney; Dahlia
DuBois, a perfumer from an esteemed line of French
perfumers; and Fianna Fitzgerald, a fashion designer with
her own trendy boutique.
Ultimately, Verena learns that truth, family, friendship,
and love are the unshakable pillars of life. But will she
get a second chance in business, or in love?
Rating: PG for mild language and sexual content. (No strong
language, graphic sex, rape, or violence).
Flawless is the first book in the Love, California
series. Follow a group of smart, stylish, entrepreneurial
friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life in
the business of beauty. Set in Beverly Hills with action
flung across the globe, this engaging series features gutsy,
determined best friends, and how they manage to live the
lives of their dreams.
Jan Moran is a Rizzoli bestselling and award-winning author. She writes historical women's fiction for St. Martin's Press (The Winemakers, Scent of Triumph), a contemporary women's fiction series (The Love, California series), and nonfiction books. Her stories are smart and stylish, and written with emotional depth. Jan often draws on her international travel and business experiences, infusing her books with realistic details. The Midwest Book Review and Kirkus have recommended her books, calling her heroines strong, complex, and resourceful. She blogs for ProjectEve and at www.janmoran.com. Jan has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, Women's Wear Daily, Allure, InStyle, and O Magazine. As an editor and writer, she has covered fragrance, beauty, and spa travel for a variety of publications such as Cosmopolitan, Elle, Costco Connection, and Porthole Cruise. Clients have included Sephora, DFS, JCPenney, and Nordstrom. Jan speaks before many groups, including Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media on behalf of several public relations companies, including Edelman and DeVries. Jan is available for speaking engagements. Jan enjoys receiving letters and emails from readers, and is available to speak to book clubs about her writing and entrepreneurship. Visit her personal website or blog to contact her.