Flesh and Blood
Robyn can’t picture life without her childhood best friend Jayden. And now that they’re in high school in the sleepy town of Shadow Hills, she’s hoping they can take their friendship to the next level. But when their parents suddenly forbid them from seeing each other because of a centuries-old family quarrel, the few blocks between them might as well be worlds apart. She also can’t help but wonder if the flirty new girl in their neighborhood with her sights set on Jayden has put another nail in the coffin.
Eric Foster, a student at the top perfume school in France, creates a scent based on the fragrance the Queen of Sheba used to seduce King Solomon. Eric tests it surreptitiously at a party, and the results surpass his wildest dreams. It is an aphrodisiac of astonishing potency. Eric sees fame and fortune on the horizon, until he is kicked out of school for a theft he did not commit. Penniless, he is reduced to taking a job with a NY manufacturer of scent additives for supermarket products.