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Flawless, A Hostile Beauty Novel #1 by Jan Moran

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I received a free kindle copy of Flawless (A Hostile Beauty Novel, #1) by Jan Moran, published by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for a fair review. I gave it four stars.

It’s about the hostile takeover of a family run exclusive skin care business. Mia Valent, Verena’s grandmother & her twin sisters Anika & Bella who are approaching the cusp of womanhood, live together & are all strikingly attractive. She has a circle of strong minded active women friends, Fianna, Scarlett & Dahlia who had supported her during the time after her parents were killed in an automobile accident. In addition to being a friend Scarlett is an attorney who helps Verena with contracts & other legal matters.

Verena is in Beverly Hills receiving a beautiful crystal award for being Visionary of the Year.  Right before the ceremony, she receives a cryptic voice mail from a friend & banker Marvin Panetta to get in touch with him immediately.  It distracts her from the events of the evening. Her fiance, Derrick Logan, had previously been with Greta Hicks, a fashion journalist in Hollywood. She’s sharp tongued & hostile toward Verena. Derrick is a man of many moods & actions. He’s not a kind, sensitive man, quite the opposite. He’s highly placed in a venture capital group.

Verena is preparing to extend the cosmetics into Asia & already had products in place sent there.

She never eats before a presentation & meets Lance, the executive chef at the Beverly Hills Hotel. He prepares an exclusive meal for her in the kitchen.

Will Verena see through Greta & her machinations?  Will she entrust her fiance Derrick with the future of her company? Will she be able to keep the company up & running after the hostile takeover? Will Lance stimulate more than her appetite for good food?

Flawless is the first of A Hostile Beauty Novel.  Watch for more to come from Jan Moran.

Link to purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MK8Q0UE?ie=UTF8&creativeASIN=B00MK8Q0UE&linkCode=xm2&tag=injoslifethin-20

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Author: carolyninjoy

I’m a happily married, retired mother of two adults & grandmother of four children. Adjusted at last to my move from WA state & all the green trees & abundant moisture to a different beauty of desert mountains in AZ. The winters in the Mojave Desert are bliss, the 127 degree summers are a test. It is a climate change for sure. I’ve learned to bloom where I’m planted. I must remember, plants have roots, people have legs & to use mine! I am an avid reader of almost all genres & usually have a baker’s dozen books being read at the same time. I craft greeting cards & enjoy sharing my creativity with family & friends. I also surf the internet looking for artists, photographs, quotes, etc. for my Joy is a Choice! Choose Joy Moment by Moment webpage. http://www.facebook.com/Joyisachoice I also make online jigsaw puzzles. http://www.facebook.com/Injoyspuzzlesforfun I'm a voracious reader & have started a book review page on facebook. I now have the freedom to read all night long, should I so choose & don't suffer the repercussions since I can nap the following day. It's the best time of my life. The link for InJoyful Book Reviews is: http://www.facebook.com/InJoyfulBookReviews

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