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Flawless is an astute, intelligent, gripping romance for the modern woman. Jan Moran expertly transports the reader to Beverly Hills and, for a period, Paris, and offers a glimpse of glamour while showing those who work hard behind the scenes to create that glamour. The compelling plot had me turning the pages faster and faster. The characters reach out of the pages and pull you into their lives, and they stay with you long after you close the book. I love that Jan's writing took me to the edge; that she creates a heroine whom you can't fail to care for and understand. A fabulous first book in the series; I can't wait to read the next one. --Hannah Fielding, Author of The Echoes of Love
Jan Moran knows her stuff. Her knowledge of fashion, and food and the cosmetic industry, shine throughout the story. Flawless is a classic romantic tale with a modern business twist. It's a pleasure to read; the story kept me turning the pages. A five-star rating! --Anne Riley, Author of Aerie
If you're a Jackie Collins or Danielle Steel fan, you'll love Jan Moran's Flawless. --Debbie White, Author of Salty Dog
About the Author
Jan Moran is a bestselling and award winning author. She writes historical women's fiction for St. Martin's Press, contemporary women's fiction, 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 JanMoran.com.
Jan has been featured in numerous prestigious media, including CNN, Women's Wear Daily, Wall Street Journal, Allure, InStyle, O Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Elle, and Costco Connection. As a serial entrepreneur, Jan is the founder and creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen software program for retailers and brands. The fragrance and skincare programs are at Sephora stores in the US, Canada, and international locations.
Verena Valent at 18 years old became the head of her families skin care company. She and her twin sister's had lost their parents in a terrible car accident. Their grandmother Mia had taken them in to console and comfort them after this tragedy. As the CEO of Valent Skin Care she hoped to expand their company into the Asian market, but the economy was tanking and investors would not loan her anymore funds to reach her goal. The writer has brought to light the culture of venture capitalists, most who are legitimate and showing the after effects of those who are not honest.
I really enjoyed this well written story. I felt the characters were real people, and I was constantly surprised that I couldn't figure out how things were going to end, I thought it was one of those typical romance stories, I was wrong, there were so many things going on -- good, bad, sad, some things made me mad, other things were more like-- "well, I didn't see that coming!" Just when I had it all figured out, everything changed, and that happened over and over. As I said, I really enjoyed it, this was my kind of book. I recommend this book to everyone that enjoys, real life problems that need to be worked out, and constant surprises, I wish there were more books like this one.
This was great read. This was the first book that I have by Jan Moran and it was great. Can't wait to read the next. Verena had so much tragedy in her life and needed someone to care about her. She was dating a man she thought she loved. Then she met Lance. Lance made her feel like she could just be herself. Although Verena had so much going on she kept pushing him away. Lance never gave up on her. A must read to find out what happen between the two.
Like everything else she has done, Jan Moran's latest book, Flawless, is exactly that. Her attention to detail: from the way something looks to how it feels, make you think that the book is haute couture for the mind.
Verena Verdent lives with her grandmere Mia and her twin sisters. Ever since her parents died, she has become the third generation of Verdents to head the family beauty company Verdent Swiss Spas, a high end, luxury brand.
The economy is reigning in, and her plans to expand into the Asian market are tanking due to unforseen curcumstances. Add a venture capitalist with no scurples, a conniving boyfriend, and a five star chef, and this is a five star book and the beginning of a new series I can hardly wait to read more of
There are so many many reasons to read Flawless. The decadence is one reason - all the descriptions of clothing, beauty and exotic locales like Paris and Beverly Hills was like going on vacation to a place I could never afford in real life. But I actually enjoyed this book more for the well-drawn characters and exciting plot. Verena Valent is heiress to a cosmetics company, but when her parents die suddenly she takes charge, taking care of her sisters and her grandmother. Of course there are lots of challenges along the way, including a romance that kept me guessing. Ultimately Verena has to learn about the power of love while she is finding her own personal strength; she must save herself while she saves her company and the people she cares about. It's her journey along the way that is so fun to read!
I have followed Jan on Twitter for years and always enjoy her smart, thoughtful commentary. This book was a delight. She takes such care with the details of a book that I often found myself feeling like it was being read to me. It's that effortless. You are right there with the characters almost as if you're watching them on-screen. As a business leader and a writer, I found the plot points and characters so interesting, often wondering if I would make the same choices if I were in their shoes. So looking forward to the remainder of this series, and to all of Jan's future works!
This book was very entertaining. The story line flowed and was interesting. Family connection was great and then throw in a little romance to complete the story. I enjoyed this book because it was modern but somehow old fashion in the sense of manners and respect. Great combination.
This was so thrilling to read. You just get caught up in the lives and loves of this wonderful woman and her family. What happens to her is so heartbreaking and then she turns it all around. Loved this read!