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Summary

A woman who longs to avoid risk at all cost learns that men who love danger are the most exciting in this moving novel from New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel. 

After a carefree childhood, Mary Margaret Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a dashing daredevil Air Force pilot, died when she was nine. Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. As the family moved from one city to the next, her mother warned her to beware of daredevil men and avoid risk at all cost. 

Following her mother’s advice, and forgoing the magic of first love with a high school boyfriend who was too wild to feel safe, Maggie instead sought out all the things her mother had lost - a predictable partner, a stable home, and a regular paycheck. She chose to marry a dependable, kind man who was a reliable husband and successful accountant. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life. Until tragedy struck again.  

Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from San Francisco to Rome, Paris, and Monaco. But when her travels reconnect her with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she’s spent 30 years trying to forget, Maggie becomes terrified that rushing into love and sharing his life may very well end in disaster. But ultimately, while Maggie tries to outrun her fears and painful memories of her past, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love.

©2021 Danielle Steel (P)2021 Recorded Books

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Very little to like any of the characters

It could have been an article in a Women’s Magazine. Very disappointing . Waste of Credit.

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  • Michele G
  • 13-07-21

Great Read

I love Danielle Steel and she never fails to write great books. It’s a great read!

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  • ava durr
  • 09-07-21

very good,will recommend

Love this, book listen to it twice. classic DS, been reading her books since I was 18 yrs old.now 60 .

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  • phyllis hartsfield
  • 31-07-21

another great book!!

another great book! I didn't want it to end! love all her books and look forward to the next one!

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  • Stacey Palmer
  • 28-07-21

Disconnected

This book seemed disconnected. The story never really connected to the characters. The timeline would jump over months and seemed superficial. Many of Danielle Steel's novels you get drawn in and attached to the characters. You don't want to put the book down. This one however was just blah.

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  • Sunshine Mama
  • 24-07-21

Terrible narrator

I couldn’t get past chapter 2. The narrator’s inflection was over the top! He sounds like he should be in a radio commercial but NOT reading a novel. Disappointing to say the least - especially after spending money for this book. 🤨

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  • Ruth Scheeler
  • 20-07-21

Great!

Loved the storyline, but I was not a fan of the narrator for this story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-07-21

great job once again DS I could not put it down .

the book had me from the first chapter until the very to end . Your descriptive writing always has my attention.

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  • Xavier C.
  • 15-07-21

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Excellent book! Great story! As a person who doesn’t like romantic ANYTHING, I’d never thought I’d fall in love with a book like this. The narrator takes you on a heart felt and satisfying ride of the fluctuating emotional highs and lows of the main character. Almost brought me to tears. I love this book and I may just give this author’s extensive work of other books a listen♥️

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  • Karen
  • 14-07-21

heart break and willing to take a chane at new

when you loose one thing after another you begin to wonder how much one person can taake. not only you but those you love. you need to protct them too.

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  • Hereford
  • 11-07-21

Nice story

Another great listen from Danielle Steel. Could of been longer and more in-depth. However, worth a listen.