From Publishers Weekly
Romance titan Deveraux (Someone to Love, etc.) packs her latest with jagged surprises, but the pieces fail to fall together satisfyingly. At age 12, Cassandra Madden has been in love with also 'tween Jefferson Ames, whom she meets on a business trip with her mother. After college, Cassie moves to Jeff's hometown of Williamsburg, Va., and eventually becomes nanny to widower Jeff's daughter, Elsbeth. Jeff treats Cassie as part of the family, but reserves his romantic feelings for gorgeous Skylar, who despises Cassie and ignores Elsbeth. When she hears gunshots next door and finds aging film star Althea Fairmont lying prone but unharmed, she and the famous Althea become friends. As Cassie begins to archive Althea's Hollywood memorabilia, she uncovers Althea's hidden history and is drawn, with Jeff, into a dangerous web of secrets, lies and murder. The story has moments of humor and romantic chemistry, but they do little to salvage the unruly plot.
Now I've stated before that her recent books are no where near as good as her previous works by I was really enjoying this new one. Even with the plot jumping from one "secret" to the next. So I did like it up until I got to the end. It just fell completely flat. The book is just going along then bam! you hit a wall and that's it, the book is done. It's like she sat down to write a certain number of pages and once she hit that number she didn't care how it ended. If you don't get a book ruined for you by a lackluster ending, then go ahead and read this new one.
I just don't know what happened to one of my favorite authors and how are the editors/publishers letting her get away with this mediocre work?