The Ladies of Beverly Hills by Sharleen Cooper Cohen
Four women are linked by a passion for the same man, Belson McKintridge, a legendary screen idol and notorious womanizer. McKintridge risks everything for one desperate, international scam, setting forces in motion that will change the ladies' exotic world forever. In Beverly Hills, nearly everything and everyone is for sale.
Phyllis McKintridge, the beautiful daughter of Felix Anhalt, a wealthy real estate magnate, is married to Belson's grandson, Peter. Peter is heir to the fabulous McKintridge estate that includes thousands of acres of choice Beverly Hills property, several houses, a golf course and a huge staff of servants. But Phyllis must learn the painful cost of love and how fleeting her happiness can be in the face of much stronger forces.
Marla Gilbert is not content to stay home with her two children and wonders if it's truly her husband's business that keeps him away so much. When she throws herself into a new career as an interior designer, it opens up avenues of fulfillment she did not associate with the business world.
Vicky Feinstein is a novelist, struggling desperately to be accepted by the right people. She grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in the Beverly Hills and fights her own needs and desires in an attempt to get what she thinks she wants. Kept on the outside by the powerful Belson McKintridge and the vindictive Leslie Paxton Winokur, she claws her way until she gains entry into their exclusive inner sanctum, only to discover it is rotten to the core.
Leslie Paxton Winokur used her talent and fierce ambition to escape her life in a small Texas town and become the top interior designer in Beverly Hills. But her many secrets and strong desire for revenge finally destroy her only chance to have what she really craves.
Here in this golden lotus land of glamour, sensuality and seduction, these four women share a rivalry and drama that no other playground of the rich and famous can match. And no pleasure or passion can compare to the sweetness of revenge against Belson McKintridge.