Secrets Mass Market Paperback – Feb 17 2009
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From Publishers Weekly
Romance titan Deveraux (Someone to Love, etc.) packs her latest with jagged surprises, but the pieces fail to fall together satisfyingly. At age 12, Cassandra Madden has been in love with also 'tween Jefferson Ames, whom she meets on a business trip with her mother. After college, Cassie moves to Jeff's hometown of Williamsburg, Va., and eventually becomes nanny to widower Jeff's daughter, Elsbeth. Jeff treats Cassie as part of the family, but reserves his romantic feelings for gorgeous Skylar, who despises Cassie and ignores Elsbeth. When she hears gunshots next door and finds aging film star Althea Fairmont lying prone but unharmed, she and the famous Althea become friends. As Cassie begins to archive Althea's Hollywood memorabilia, she uncovers Althea's hidden history and is drawn, with Jeff, into a dangerous web of secrets, lies and murder. The story has moments of humor and romantic chemistry, but they do little to salvage the unruly plot. (May)
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"A sweet love story filled with twists and turns." -- Booklist
"Deveraux's touch is gold." -- Publishers Weekly
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Top Customer Reviews
it started out great...i kinda liked the idea that the heroine was being ignored by the man she loved even though she's right under her nose, but then, all these characters come up one by one and i began to get confused about who was who and what their parts where...
It was a long read for me, i didn't quite like it and how the characters ended up together was a little too abrupt and anti-climactic than what I would have liked...
The best part i liked was when she went out with another guy and her boss got jealous...
Still... Velvet Series and A Knight in Shining Armor hold my heart...
This was not the greatest book, perhaps i'll try to read it again one day, but only after i've finished with everything...
I'm writing this two weeks after i read the book, i can't really remember the names now...
If you want a guilty, summer-read...look someplace else! This one is far too convulted and poorly written! It's times like these that I wish I were an editor!!
Usually her books are page turners, this one was not.
It was an old theme which I found not that original.
Her characters were cliché and not that interesting.
It was a disappointment.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
There's young love, CIA, murder and nothing to grab onto, everything is glossed over and rushed when perhaps something, ANYTHING good might have happened.
It has to be the oddest book I've ever finished- I would suggest passing this one up. A total disappointment.
The opening chapters had the potential to become a good story. Unfortunately, it quickly became a maze of confusing story lines that went nowhere interesting and were populated by characters that were undeveloped and boring shells. Most of the dialogue was trite and just plain silly.
I advise you take a pass on this offering and hope Ms. Deveraux's next book is more up to her usual standard.
readers. Boring, Boring, Boring
I was very disapointed. If you feel compelled to read this book because you are a Devereaux fan, get it from the library. Save your money.