Danielle Steel may be formulaic in her treatment of story lines but she gives you, your money’s worth. After a week of hectic juggling between work and home, weekend arrives and you find yourself looking for a respite. If that’s the case with you, her books should be your go to reads. They are quick and satisfying. They might not contain stuff written for the next Man Booker Prize but they make the readers happy.
In her tried and tested pattern of strong female protagonists with certain unique vulnerabilities, Danielle Steel introduces Timmie O’Neill. Timmie is a fashion designer extraordinaire with the Midas touch. Her line of clothes, perfume, accessories, even her personal sense of style are winners. Given that romance in her life is zilch, Timmie hardly dwells on that fact. Her time is spent in New York, Paris and other cities around the world travelling for her fashion shows with her trusted team. The international empire that she has created has also been nurtured by Timmie lovingly paying utmost attention to detail. This has also made her draw a curtain over a painful past and take each day as it comes.
During one of her business trips to Paris, Timmie meets a man, who might just be one she needs in her life. Jean Charles slowly goes from being just a friend to much more but will her past that she has so well repressed let her move ahead with this?
This book sound’s a lot like some of her previous novels especially the part about troubled childhood and her other issues with commitment, but it’s done well and had a satisfying end. Timmie was a character I liked and romance of the not so young couple was fun filled and had the needed spark to it.
Overall an easy read.
Review copy provided by the publisher
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