Love, California Book 5
by Jan Moran
Sunny Palms Press
Contemporary Romance, Literature and Fiction: Women's Fiction
May 3, 2022
Available in: Hardcover, Audio, e-Book, Trade Size (reprint)
A thrilling romantic suspense saga...
As a top international model, hard-working Penelope Plessen changes her hair like other women change shoes. Jetting between runways in the world's most glamorous cities is the life she's dreamed of, yet it all implodes during Fashion Week in New York City when a run-in with a paparazzi turns deadly. Navy SEAL-turned-bodyguard, Stefan Armstrong, the man who once broke her heart, whisks her to safety.
With a killer threatening her life and paparazzi hounding her for photos, Penelope flees to her hometown of Copenhagen, where tech billionaire Kristo Demopoulos offers her sanctuary on his yacht. Yet Penelope is anxious to salvage her career and regain control of her life. Returning to her home in the Hollywood Hills, Penelope calls on Stefan for close protective services. Despite her resolve, she finds herself more attracted than ever to Stefan.
When the paparazzi threat intensifies and the threads that tie Penelope, Stefan, and Kristo tighten, the stakes escalate in a threat to end Penelope's career -- and her life.
originally published August 17, 2016
Jan Moran is a USA Today bestselling author of heartwarming fiction, including the feel-good, contemporary beach series of Summer Beach, Coral Cottage, and Love California. Her riveting, immersive historical family sagas include Hepburn's Necklace, The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and The Perfumer. St. Martin's Press, Goldmann/Penguin Random, and Newton Compton have published her novels, along with her imprint, Sunny Palms Press. Jan's books are also available in large print and audiobook editions. Her work is translated into German, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Portuguese, Turkish, Lithuanian, Polish, Bulgarian, and other languages. At present, Jan is working on the next books in her series, adapting The Winemakers for a dramatic television series, expanding her catalog of books and screenplays, and forming partnerships for film and television projects. She 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 various publications from Cosmopolitan to the Costco Connection. Jan is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and the University of Texas at Austin. As an entrepreneur and former CEO and board member, she speaks on entrepreneurship, the business of writing, women in business, and other topics. In her former life, Jan was the founder and creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen software program for retailers and brands. The fragrance and skincare programs (FragranceIQ, SkinIQ) are at Sephora stores in the US, Canada, France, Mexico, Brazil, and Denmark. The Scentsa program was sold to Sephora. As a speaker, consultant, and major brand/retailer spokesperson, Jan has spoken before numerous groups such as libraries, the San Diego State University Writer's Conference, Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She has represented brands and retailers in media for several major PR companies, including Edelman and DeVries. Jan lives in San Diego County and is available for select in-person or online consulting, training, and speaking engagements.