Charm! by Kendall Hart

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Harley Wilkins is in her prime: 30-years-old, living in Manhattan, and working tirelessly to make her cosmetics company, Flair, a success. As she works to introduce her first perfume, multitudes of complications begin to infiltrate Harley's life. Trying to get things done at work, she constantly has to play babysitter to her partner Parker, who is little more than a partying socialite who used her nepotism to get undeserved equal-footing with Harley at the top of the company. She relies on the comic relief and smart perspective of her delightfully flamboyant friend, confidante, and co-worker Justin who helps Harley keep her head on straight amidst the drama that is her life. After being informed by a gleeful Parker of her boyfriend Marcus' infidelity, Harley meets the intriguing and successful Brad-but her hope for pleasurable preoccupation is extinguished when she is confronted with a startling truth about the woman she had always believed to be her mother.

Torn between reconciling with a cheating boyfriend or taking a chance on new love, trying to make sense of the new developments regarding her family, and all the while toiling endlessly to make her perfume launch a triumph, Harley's open heart and ability to trust is tried and tested as she is incessantly betrayed. A chaotic chain of events ensues-brimming with scandal, back-stabbing, and even a kidnapping-all the scintillating components necessary to make this immensely engaging story the ultimate soap opera tale!

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Kendall Hart is a popular All My Children character who founded and owns Fusion Cosmetics. Scarred by her conception through rape and raised by a family where she felt like a stranger, Kendall's constantly attempting to overcome her demons and often gets into trouble doing it. Kendall is played by actor Alicia Minshew, who joined the cast of All My Children in January 2002. Sebastian Stuart is an accomplised writer, having authored two successful novels: the psychological thriller THE MENTOR and the hilariously entertaining 24-KARAT KIDS, which was a bestseller. His expertise in both dramatic and fun and breezy literature is the perfect combination to bring to life this soap opera-influenced story.
Published February 5, 2008 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Close-up on Avery’s startled green eyes as she learns that it’s a famous actress, now on the skids, claiming to be her birth mother.

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