FBI Agent Jules Cassidy and Robin Chadwick, the Hollywood film star and recovering alcoholic, have finally slayed all the dragons and moved every obstacle that stood in their way to being in a relationship. They don’t just want to be together but are willing to take the big step, getting married in Boston, the one state where it is legal. It’s Christmas and the threat of serious snow is a reality. Their plan is for a small but intimate ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family but it wouldn’t be them if there wasn’t a bit of drama.
the heart of the story…
This is a reread and the story was first published in 2007 before same sex marriage became legal in every state. It brought back memories of a time when basic rights weren’t afforded to everyone and how Robin and Jules exemplified the unfairness of it all. While there are many funny moments and a bit of suspense brought about by uninvited guests, it is Robin and Jules who made this story special. The depth of their love and commitment was on display without reservation and made me happy. These two sacrificed so much just for the right to publicly declare their feelings let alone marry. It was so worthy of these two wonderful characters.
This was a new narrator and at first I questioned why but his voices for Robin and Jules suited them perfectly. It was the right decision.
the bottom line…
Though this was my second time reading it felt fresh and new, possibly because I listened to the audio version. It’s a wonderful celebration of two of my favorite characters and a tribute to the groundbreaking Massachusetts law that paved the way for it to later become US law. I’ll never take that for granted and this was a reminder of its impact. This was a beautiful story that managed to add a bit of fun and excitement as well.
- Release Date: June 25, 2008 (originally October 30, 2007)
- Series: Troubleshooters #12
- Narrator: Michael Holland
- Audio Length: 8 hours, 2 minutes
- Publisher: Brilliance Audio