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Publisher's 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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Terrible book

I used to live reading Danielle Steele books, I don’t know what had happen in recent years her story are boring and predictable and annoying.

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Exceptionally good story

Loved it a must read it your a Danielle steel fan couldn't put it down

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O. M. G

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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Great Read

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

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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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perfect

Loved it.. it's a book that all book lovers should read. Money does not bring happiness... True love and understanding is all we need.
I truly enjoyed listening to this book.

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Excellent book! I never would have thought…

This book kept me on the edge of my seat What a wonderful way for Paul to see the light, except she walked out.

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Nine Lives

The narrator did a terrific job but the story was a normal DS novel. Knew how it was going to end from the beginning.

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It was wonderful

I always love her books. this was one of her best. I lo rd it.

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Lost Love, Found Love

I really enjoyed this story. It reached across the years and had me remembering a young love as well. You just never know what the future holds until it arrives.

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  • 08-14-21

Not one of her best but still worth a listen

Danielle Steel is prolific, writing half a dozen novels a year, she has a great talent for a good story with triumph over adversity and a satisfying feel good ending. I love her books for these very reasons and listen to all of them.
Nine Lives was still a companionable listen but not one of her better books. It was extremely predictable and a bit wooden in places, and I felt that the ending was rushed.
The narrator made it a more pleasurable listen. It took me away from reality but I won’t be revisiting this one as I do with many of my much loved Steel novels.
If you’re a loyal fan you won’t regret listening to this, if you’re new to Danielle Steel I’d suggest you try one of her other bestsellers first.

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  • 07-14-21

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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  • 09-14-21

Another fantastic novel from DS..

Wow is all I can say about this novel.. you definitely will not regret purchasing this one! The man who narrates this is also my fav! His voice is just perfect for the story line..