Eve Benedict is the kind of subject who could make any biographer’s career. Last of the movie goddesses, she has t...more
In "Who's Afraid of Happy Endings?" there's a clip of Nora Roberts describing an encounter with a woman who, upon learning Roberts' identity, said "Oh, you write that smut." Nora's response? "No, I do not write smut. What the hell is wrong with you?"
My instant response was to think Lady, lighten up -- how can you write romance and still be that easily offended? My response now, after reading one of her novels, is...yeah, she's still too easily offe...more
“Standing beside Eve as she lay on a weight bench doing leg curls was Mr. Muscle…He had to be nearly seven feet – a Nordic god whose bronze body bulged out of an incredibly brief unitard.”
Only in the 80′s (-ish) could this be possible....more
"It's worth everything. I wouldn't waste a day, not an hour, not a moment. Take what you want, and damn caution. Or the biggest regret you'll have at the end of your life is wasted time."
When Julia Summers is asked by wildly famous and legendary Hollywood actress Eve Benedict to write her biography, she agrees but has no idea what she is getting herself into. Certainly not the amount of people in Eve's life that do not want the book written. Certainly not the growing friendshi...more
Julia Summers is the biographer Eve has handpicked to tell her story. Transported from her quiet life in Connecticut to glitzy Beverly Hills, Julia hates the limelight but loves her work...more
The key characters are Eve Benedict, a famous movie goddess, Julia Summers, a biographer, and Paul Winthrop, Eve's handsome stepson. Alot of other movie stars are involved. Who plots against Eve, disliking the fact about her writing out her biography.
Eve Benedict who is now in retirement, decides to write a biography about her and the things she did and went through in order to get the top of Hollywood. She planned on spilling every detail, leaving nothing out, including the people wh...more
There was a lot of old Hollywood glamour in this book and I think I enjoyed that the most about it: the aging leading lady who has held her appeal all these years, illicit affairs, organized crime, general betrayal all made for a s...more
A book to die for...
Eve Benedict is the last of the movie goddesses, a smoky-voiced sex symbol with two Oscars, four ex-husbands, and a legion of lovers to her name. There is no secret, no scandal she doesn't know. Now Eve has decided to write her memoirs--no holds barred. All Hollywood begs her not to. But Eve has her reasons....
Julia Summers is the biographer Eve has handpicked to tell her story. Transported from her quiet life in Connecticut to glitzy Beverly Hills, Julia hates the limelight
Furthermor Roberts converts Paul, Julia and Eve into sex machines; thereby robbing them of their humaneness. I hate her treatment of characters and her repetitive storyline. does she have anything else but truckloads of casual and unsafe sex to offer? Totally di...more
Mentiras Genuínas tem um estilo clássico de história de suspense. É um típico “Who Did It” (Quem Matou), em que todos os personagens parecem culpados e são suspeitos, lembrando muito a dinâmica de livros da Dama Agatha Christie. Como já sabemos desde praticamente a primeira página que Eve será assassinada, a questão é saber quando e comoisso irá acontecer e,claro, prestando a atenção a cada “p...more
"I’m serious." Nina set the cup on the dressing table, among Eve’s lotions and creams. The scent of the room was pure female, not floral or fussy, but mysterious and erotic. "You know—well, I’ve already told you how I feel. And now … Anthony Kincade’s reaction the other night really worried me."...more
"Tony’s not worth a moment’s worry." She patted Nina’s hand before picking up her tea. "He’s slime," she said mildly, drawing in the subtle scent and taste of jasmine. "And it’s more than past time someon
Maybe it didn't help that I didn't care for any of the characters and the book...more
Julia Summers travels across the country with her son to write a biography of a movie goddess, Eve. Eve decided she wanted her story told and all the lies from her past to be revealed, and handpicks Julia out of the crowd of writers. Their relationship begins all business, but slowly over time they begin to develop a more personal relationship as well. Throu...more
Gostei, como gosto de qualquer livro da NR. Não está nos meus favoritos, mas gostei bastante de vários pormenores que achei interessantes. Houve outros aspectos que não me surpreenderem, à falta de melhor palavra.
Foi um livro que me pôs a pensar sobre as injustiças da vida.
Começando pelas partes que não achei tanta piada... - foi uma história bastante previsível. Todas aquelas relações familiares, filhas de este fulano e do outro, consegui deduzir tudo. Toda e qualquer atitude da Eve esta...more
Nora Roberts has been a queen of...more
Eve Benedict is the kind of subject who could make any biographer’s career. Last of the movie goddesses, she has two Oscars, four ex-husbands, and a legion of lovers, both famous and infamous. Now she is ready to write a...more
Although I have to admit it was a bit dark for me, darker than the other Nora Robert's I've read, I have to say I enjoyed reading until the end. I had a bit of a hunch who the killer was which disappointed me a little bit but eith...more
Já há algum tempo que um livro na Nora não me prendia tanto. O último que li da autora "A Villa" foi bom, mas este "Mentiras Cruéis" é um dos melhores dela! Adorei do princípio ao fim e conseguiu verdadeiramente surpreender-me. É um livro parecido com outro que já li (lá está eu dizer que pro vezes as histórias são recicladas) que é o Escândalos Privados, mas acho este ainda melhor.
Ao princípio pensava que não ia gostar nada da Eve, mas adorei-a, tem um bom coração e sofreu muito para c...more
Por isso mesmo, logo nos primeiros dias da sua chegada a casa da famosa actriz, Julia começou a receber estranhos bilhetes anónimos com ameaças.
Primeiro foi o...more
Anyway, this story is about Hollywood`s finest Superstar ,bar Marilyn Monroe`s (if not better) , Eve Benedict. Her knowledge of famous people`s dark secrets a...more
Um livro típico de Nora Roberts: uma mistura envolvente de romance, suspense, intriga, mistério e comicidade.
Gostei bastante de Julia, uma mulher decidida, escolhida a dedo para escrever sobre a vida da diva do cinema: Eve Benedict. Ao contrário do que é costume com Nora Roberts, que gosta de se focar na família e nos amigos, a protagonista é bastante solitária dividindo o seu tempo entre o trabalho e o filho. As cenas que relatam a interação entre...more
Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more