From the Author
While each book in the series can be read as a stand-alone, they do share the following:
- Setting - Southern California. Specifically, the coastal area that encompasses Santa Monica, Venice, and Playa Vista, and is home to 500+ tech startups. Touted as the new "Silicon Valley," this westside region of Los Angeles has been nicknamed "Silicon Beach."
- Characters - The series follows the interconnected lives of two families who left Russia to settle in the U.S. In order, the books tell the stories of Anna Lazarev (Beyond the Ivory, Book 1), her childhood friend Leo Kogan (Sweet Indulgence, Book 2), and their younger siblings: Anna's sister Klara, and Leo's brother Vlad (A Matter of Trust, Book 3).