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by Jan Moran


by Jan Moran

Hardcover(Large Type)

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An old family secret. A handsome Formula 1 race car driver. Can Dahlia handle the dangerous curves ahead when their worlds collide? A fun, circle-of-friends book from a USA Today bestselling author.

When indie perfumer Dahlia Dubois steps in to lead the iconic, international perfume house her grandmother founded, she soon discovers that nothing is as it seems-including the intriguing man she met in Cannes, France.

Soon, tensions rise in Monaco, where Dahlia juggles a search for her missing mother, a corporate takeover, and a volatile, passionate relationship with Alain, a legendary Formula 1 race car driver-all just days before the glamorous Monaco Grand Prix race. As long-held family secrets emerge and threaten her future, Dahlia must find the courage to face the dangerous truth.

Essence is part of the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels that can be ready in any order. Set in Southern California with international travel, this fun, heartfelt series features a group of best friends determined to live the lives of their dreams while navigating the turbulences of dating and family life.

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FLAWLESS (Verena and Lance in Beverly Hills and Paris)

BEAUTY MARK (Scarlett and Johnny in Beverly Hills and Spain)

RUNWAY (Fianna and Niall in Malibu and Ireland)

ESSENCE (Dahlia and Alain in Paris and Monaco)

STYLE (Penelope and Stefan in New York and Copenhagen)

SPARKLE (Elena and Jake in LA and Sydney)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781647780739
Publisher: Jan Moran
Publication date: 05/03/2022
Series: Love California , #4
Edition description: Large Type
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 759,716
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Jan Moran is the author of the novels Scent of Triumph and Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list. A fragrance and beauty expert, she has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, InStyle, and O Magazine. She earned her MBA from Harvard Business school and attended the University of California at Los Angeles Extension Writers' Program.

Erin Bennett is an actress, singer, and voice-over artist. As an actress, she has performed at numerous theaters, including the Pasadena Playhouse, the Arizona Theatre Company, and the International City Theatre. Her voice-over work includes animation, BBC radio plays, video games, commercials for radio & television, and a wide range of audiobooks, including contemporary fiction, mysteries, science fiction, and romance.

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