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Publisher's Summary

In this captivating novel from number one New York Times best-selling author Danielle Steel, four successful women play for high stakes in their careers at a boutique literary and talent agency.  

Jane Addison is an ambitious young woman with big dreams of owning her own company someday. At 28, she arrives in New York to start a job at Fletcher and Benson, a prestigious talent agency. Eager to impress her new colleagues, Jane jumps right in as an assistant to Hailey West, one of the agents in the literary department.  

Hailey is dedicated to the authors she represents, but her home life is chaotic and challenging. After her husband's tragic and untimely death, she was left widowed with three children to raise on her own.  

Then there's Francine Rivers, the stern and accomplished head of the literary department. Also a single mom after her husband's affair with the nanny, she has overcome the resulting financial hardships, but only with unbearable sacrifice.  

Compared to Hailey and Francine, drama agent Allie Moore's life seems much more carefree and uncomplicated. She relishes her success and loves working with the talented actors they represent - until a passionate relationship with one of her rising star clients threatens to derail her career.  

Merriwether Jones is the CFO for the agency. She appears to have it all - beauty, success, and a perfect marriage until her husband's jealousy over her career threatens to blow everything up.  

Even though she's a newcomer, Jane quickly realizes that there are damaging secrets hidden behind the doors of Fletcher and Benson. As one of the youngest employees, she has the least power but is also the least willing to accept things as they have been for years. When she puts everything on the line to right these wrongs, the consequences will leave no one unscathed.  

In this riveting novel, Danielle Steel tells the story of a group of remarkable women navigating the challenges of balancing their families, their personal lives, and the high stakes of ambition at the top of their game.

©2022 Danielle Steel (P)2022 Recorded Books

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on point

beautiful rendering of current events and positive outcomes. thank you Ms Steele you continue to impress me.

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Just Rewards

Good storyline. As a woman that worked in a corporate environment, I can tell you, this story hit the nail on the head. He got his just Rewards in the end.

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High stakes

As usual, Danielle Steel wrote another great book. could not stop listening to the story.

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loved it

I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. Kept my attention fully and was hard to put it down.

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very entertaining almost like a movie

this book had everything brown real life scenario for women trying to make a career to the struggles of being a career Woman and still maintaining A life Both emotionally and socially

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Wonderful read

One of DS’s best. I enjoyed it immensely. I’ve read many books of hers.
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Great book!

I really enjoyed this book. The characters are well-developed. The book itself has a good message, although the ending is a little too good to be true.

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I’m s huge DS fan and have gotten used to some of her writing quirks like repetitive sentences so while I’m not fond of that, I don’t downgrade a book because of it. For this one the issue is that the story never really comes together. Too many characters and their ‘stories’ were too thin for me to ever really feel invested in them. She tried to force the ‘me too’ story line into this book and it just never developed.

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the plot was not believable the chactctors were portrayed in negitave light at all times did not like poor me situations no joy at anytime


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Where was the plot? I kept waiting for it. Disappointing. I did listen until the end, thinking it was just around the corner.