The first CD was slow going. I thought if it didn't get any better on the 2nd CD, I wouldn't continue. WELL! Was I glad I held out. Once you got to the 2nd CD, the story picked right up to Ms Deveraux's usual wonderful writing.
A 12 year old girl has a crush on an older man. Cassie never loses her feelings even though Jeff married and had a little girl. After college, Cassie becomes a nanny to Jeff's little girl as Jeff has been widowed.
Jeff, his father, Tom, Jeff's daughter and Cassie all live quietly until one day, Cassie meets the neighbor, Althea Fairmont. Althea is a famous actress who has a gardener who looks like anything but a gardener. Once Althea connives to meet Cassie, everything changes. Cassie begins to discover that everyone is not who they claim to be.
Cassie only wanted Jeff to notice her and is still in love with him. Jeff steadfastly keeps his distance. After a year of trying to get Jeff's attention, Cassie leaves his house, with Althea's help and starts to live her own life.
Jeff now finds he is miserable but is afraid of putting Cassie in danger. Between Althea wishes and Cassie's desires, Jeff and Cassie meet again at a murder mystery weekend. Instead of a recreation of a past murder, a real one occurs and Jeff and Cassie work together to solve it.
Natalie Moore reads the story with passion and voice inflections to help the listener understand who is speaking. She is easy to listen to and understand.
This is another great romance story from Jude Deveraux.