She was a lonely child, with a cold mother, and holding onto her love for Jeff helped her cope with her isolated life. But the tranquility is broken one misty morning when she sees a gorgeous naked man on the porch of her cottage. This book sounds like something I would have written when I was 13, and I mean that in the worst sort of way. The main heroine, Cassie, was such a throwback. I found myself not wanting to put this book down once a chapter finished because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Cassie becomes the child's nanny, but, even though she sees the object of her desire every day, Jeff has yet to even notice her. Everyone had secrets, and until Cassie unraveled those secrets, there was no chance for happiness between her and Jeff.
I am a huge fan of Ms. But then, one day, she heard shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, a woman the world called the greatest living actress. Everyone has secrets -- and until Cassie unravels those secrets, she and Jeff will never have a chance to be happy together. He liked her as she was, and she didn't need to suddenly lose weight. I can accept that as a future romance.
The protagonists' romantic journey is a sweet tale to watch unfold, while the sheer number of deceptions and multiple characters will keep the readers trying to guess the next plot twist. Author Jude Deveraux has created another book full of interesting characters and although the love story between Cassie and Jefferson is a bit tepid and boring the character of the aging movie star Althea is the highlight of the book. I loved Althea and wish I had a neighbor like her to visit with. You have a young woman who's had an uber crush on the hero for like. She is a master as romantic suspense writing, and I was completely engrossed in this book. I also appreciated the absence of vulgar language. Now, Lillian's unexpected circumstances are leading her to a made-over life in Calburn, an exciting business - and a sweet new love with a handsome local man.
Sed aliquam, urna ut sollicitudin molestie, lacus justo aliquam mauris, interdum aliquam sapien nisi cursus mauris. I enjoyed the story and the characters although I felt, again, that the story was rushed. Meanwhile he knows she is in love with him. Finally she gets some self respect. Something light and nice with a basic romance plot. The thing I like about Jude Deveraux is that she puts just enough fantasy in her stories to remind me that things don't work like that in real life.
She weasels her way into his family and somehow becomes his nanny. Cassie becomes the child's nanny, but, even though she sees the object of her desire every day, Jeff has yet to even notice her. When she grew up, she went to college and even met a man she thought she'd marry, but Jeff was still in her head. Unfortunately, Angus McCairn - her new stepfather - controls the purse strings to her substantial inheritance. Deveraux tells the story of Cassandra Madden who is the unwanted child of an ambitious woman.
I've read many of them multiple times but this will not be one of them. But the object of her desire barely notices her. This alone made the book lose a star. I always go out and buy Jude's books as soon as they hit the bookstore but I might hesitate the next time I see a new one of her titles. The plot went in every direction - except the direction that would have given the story an actual plot. Then, one day, she hears shots coming from the mansion of Althea Fairmont, an eccentric woman who is thought of as the world's greatest living actress.
At age twelve, Cassandra Madden fell in love with Jefferson Ames, a young man she met at one of her mother's business conferences. I loved Jeff's father, Thomas, and his daughter, Elsbeth. And once the town gets talking, they begin to see that there are more secrets buried in quiet Lachlan than anyone could have imagined…. That is, until the day she hears shots coming from the mansion of an eccentric neighbor, a world-renowned actress. Deveraux's next book is more up to her usual standard.
They end up finding out that not everything or everyone is as it seems, and even have their own friends and family spilling secrets that shake them to their core. Upon meeting her Cassie she reveals things about Jeff that makes Cassie question her complete devotion to him and all of the things she thought she knew about the man she had loved for most of her life. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Usually Jude Deveraux is a sure hit, but this one kind of missed. You should read it if you're feeling bad about your own writing ability, just to know that anything can get published. I've been leary of her recent attempts at writing after the books I mentioned above, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I buy any more of her new stuff, not if she's just going to keep phoning in the sloppy, lazy mess like what I just finished reading. Although this is the first book I have ever read by Jude Deveraux, I have seen her name all over book sites and the web for some time.