When indie perfumer Dahlia Dubois reluctantly 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, who turns out to be Alain Delamare, a legendary Formula 1 race car driver. Soon, tensions rise in Monaco, where Dahlia juggles a search for her missing mother, a corporate takeover, and a volatile, passionate relationship with Alain - 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 the fourth book in the Love, California series of linked, stand-alone novels. Follow a group of smart, stylish friends as they navigate the turbulences of modern life and dating. 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.