Thorndike Press

The Essence of Perfection

  • Nita Brooks
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  • ISBN-10: 1432878530
  • ISBN-13: 9781432878535
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs ( .57 kgs)
  • 458 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released August 2020



She’s the most highly sought-after fragrance maker. But designing a scent for pop’s newest superstar could take Nicola King’s business from elite to downright legendary. Of course, mystery is part of Nicola’s brand — so no one knows she’s an over-cautious person who always puts her own life on hold. Until her ultra-personal list of regrets is accidentally put on a social media blast — and she’s challenged to go after everything she really wants. But when she reveals her deepest secret of all to her sister, the fallout threatens her budding romance, her career, and her reputation. Nicola must risk the courage to fix the damage — and decide what success truly means.


Customer Reviews

“Readers looking for an escape will be drawn in by Nicola’s misadventures, her complicated family, and fascinating details of perfume-making. Most appealing, though, is Nicola, and Brooks (Redesigning Happiness, 2019) perfectly captures the voice of a smart, funny woman who is learning to live a little.”

— Booklist