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Happy End à Hollywood

3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  669 ratings  ·  48 reviews

A story of love, life and going completely la-la in LA, from the internationally bestselling author of Bare Necessity and For Better, For Worse, Carole Matthews.

One girl in love with two guys…
Isn't that the sweetest taboo?

Sadie Nelson knows that falling in love can be big trouble - especially when she discovers that the best things in life are never free. Her heart start

Paperback, 542 pages
Published 2009 by Marabout (first published 2004)
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This book was first published in 2003 and is set mainly in Los Angeles, particularly around Hollywood. The story is about Sadie Nelson who has two men in her life and is finding it hard to choose between them.
This is the lowest rating I have given a Carole Matthews book and that is for two reasons: firstly, unlike most other Carole Matthews books I have read, including some of her earlier work, this one seemed a little dated and that detracted from me making a quick connection with Sadie's char
Judul: The Sweetest Taboo
Pengarang: Carole Matthews
Penerbit: Gramedia Pustaka Utama/Chicklit

Sadie Nelson jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama pada Gil Mcgann, orang yang baru sekali ditemuinya di London yang kemudian mengajaknya untuk pergi dan tinggal dengannya di Amerika.
Kok bisa-bisanya percaya sama orang asing yang belum lama dikenal begitu aja...

Belum lagi ternyata si Gil udah punya istri dan masih tahap cerai, tapi masih ngajak Sadie untuk tinggal bareng???

Tapi, seenggaknya karakter travis y
Veronica Widya
well, kalo menurutku sih ceritanya lumayan sebenernya.
Yang aku suka dari buku yang ditulis sama Carole adalah cara nulisnya, karena enaak banget dibacanya, jadi seru dan ga ngebosenin. Walo bisa aku akui, ada banyak selipan di buku ini tentang hal yang ga penting. Kalo satu dua hal aja sih ga masalah, tapi kalo terlalu banyak, jadi kesannya malah ngelantur. Bener kata Christian, saking terlalu banyak yang diceritain, jadi agak sedikit melenceng dari cerita.
Sebenernya kalo penulis mau menceritaka
Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec Happy End à Hollywood?

"Je vous ai déjà parlé de cette petite collection Marabout que j'aime beaucoup, notamment avec le Prince Charmant Met de l'Autobronzant, ou encore avec Cinq Filles, Trois Cadavres mais plus de Volant. Celui-ci m'a fait de l'oeil à ma dernière visite en librairie."

Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire...

"Sadie n'a pas grand chose qui la retienne en Angleterre actuellement, alors quand elle croise ce magnifique
Well, I’d never heard of Carole Matthews before, and then I read two of her books in a row. Unfortunately I found this one to be the weaker one.
Sadie used to have a job in the high-flying banking world, until she was laid off. Since then she has been forced to grab every temporary job that’s offered to her in order to make ends meet. During a stint of handing out leaflets at a book fair she is approached by Gil McGann, a Hollywood movie producer who is on his last day in London, and they end up
Monica Akinyi Odhiambo
Wow I know that this book was fun,and really relatable.Sadie obviously is a down to earth woman who wants commitment and a serious relationship,she meets Gil and expects that things will be better only to find the guy still stuck up with his ex wife,who always seems to be the biggest hindrance.Then there is always available Travis who was amazing.
It was a fast read that was enjoyable,and thats what matters.So long as you turn the pages,what is left really.
Lori Whitwam
4 stars instead of 3, purely because the ending has a unique, non-cliche twist.

Sadie's life in England is not going well, and when she meets handsome Hollywood movie producer Gil, and he asks her to come to California, she takes the leap and goes. However, nothing goes right. Her luggage is stolen, Gil fails to pick her up from the airport, she has nowhere to stay, and Gil's not-so-ex-wife won't go away. Gil keeps trying to make things right, but he manages to botch things at every turn. Sadie f
Feb 24, 2014 Jessica marked it as abandoned  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
A random pick up from the library that held some promise. However, the will they won't they scenario sours quickly.

Not enough energy to see how it turns out and to be honest, I really don't care.

I gave it 3.5 stars.
Although the book is quite entertaining, but lots of things in the story that doesn't make sense. This book tells the story about Gil McGann who is deeply in love with Sadie Nelson in only one meeting, which makes him able to ask Sadie to come from London to LA to see him. But when finally Sadie comes to LA, Gil was not quite "bold" left his "crazy" wife (Gina) to start a normal life with Sadie. Sadie always be the second woman for Gil. This situation makes Sadie met Tavis,
I enjoyed this book as it follows our heroine overseas from drab London to sunny Hollywood. It took a bit of a leap when our heroine understands her new potential lover's invitation to 'come to California' as her understand him to say 'move here forever', but I guess that is exactly the kind of misunderstanding that happens in real life all the time. The tension between the main characters and the other people in their lives was believable, and I felt that the story moved along at a good pace. T ...more
Great beach read! Bridget Jones little sister??
Fun, Light read, humorous - British humor
Sharal Hunter
Well, I have to admit that initially I had my doubts about this book. The last book I read by this author totally turned me off so I was a little hesitant. I was surprised at how quickly it reads and how fast I was able to get to the 10th chapter. I really enjoyed the story and wasn't sure how the author was going to resolve the triangle between Sadie, Gil and Tavis. I liked both guys and would be torn if I were in Sadie's shoes. The ending didn't surprise me and I was happy with the way it turn ...more
Un très bon chick lit !! En voyant le nombre de pages j'avais peur que ça soit une histoire toute en longueur et qui aurait des moments creux, mais c'est tout le contraire!
Finalement j'ai été transporté en Californie (à mon plus grand plaisir d'y retourner:), j'ai vécu avec Sadie toute son aventure, ses découvertes, ses yeux écarquillés face au signe Hollywood, également lors de la visite d'Universal Studios, de Venice Beach etc.
Bref, un excellent roman qui fait bon de lire en cette période est
Didn't finish this one
Kaytee Muir
I thought this book was really cute. Sometimes, things got a little bit old but only because it was a problem of one of the characters that kept reoccurring but I suppose that helped get the point across. I just thought I got the point a lot earlier than I think the author assumed people would.

The story is a sort of Hollywood fairy tale but it's nice to think that it could actually happen. The ending was a surprise but I think it was for the best.
Takinchi Purnomo
I Love it!

Aku suka banget sama adegan awal pertemuan antara Sadie sama Gil. Romantis awwwwwwww ><.
Buku ini benar-benar lucu dan menggemaskan. Meskipun aku harus akuin, hatiku terbang ke Tavis setelah semua yang dia lakukan untuk Sadie. Dan sorry buat Gil. Dia terlalu plin-plan dan... nggak jelas.
Meskipun sejujurnya endingnya kurang memuaskan.
Tapi aku bakalan seneng buat nyoba karya Carole Matthews yang lain.
3,5 stars
Karen Caruana
The Sweetest Taboo by Carole Matthews

I am so happy that I am into Carole Matthews books.. This was such a great read... It was the first one by her, but I have already ordered more...
Beli buku ini karena Carole Matthews-nya. Actually, sekali ini gue harus bilang... kecewa. For Better and Worse tuh keren abis, sementara ini? Ugh. Mana POV-nya berantakan lagi. Terlalu banyak yang pengen penulisnya ceritain sampe lupa logika cerita. Kecewa. Maaf, Mbak.
It got off to a slow start, but I became really engrossed in story of Sadie, who I think is a sassy likeable character that you really want her to have a happy ending. The characters are great although Gill is a bit annoying, but the ending was good!
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I am currently working my way through all of Carole Matthews books. I loved this book it had me laughing a lot. I loved Sadie the main character. The way Sadie was confused really came across well in the book. Highly recommend this book.
Oct 01, 2007 Misha rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Women/Gay Guys
I could not put this book down. It is what so many people really do go through in life, Mr. Right or Mr. Right now? Very compelling book, Very well written. Suspenseful at moments, and very comical!
Ditto Pappilanda
hee, lucu juga neh buku, gak nyangka gw mo juga baca buku yang ke-cewe2-an, tapi lumayanlah buat hiburan. akhir buku ini seh mank ketebak, tapi seru kok.
Janet Merrill
Very slow going. 2nd book I've read by Matthews, and was expecting so much more. Probably won't be continuing with the rest of her catalogue.
Crystal Ledger
Carole Matthews is one of my favorite authors but this book was very predicable. Wasn't one of her best. but cute story.
Laura Rittenhouse
The guy was too fab, the girl too sappy, not my cup of tea. Closed this book for the last time 1/4 of the way through.

bertele-tele dan endingnya klise
tapi, what do you expected? this is chicklit anyway :D

terjemahannya oke sih
The very definition of the term fluffy, but it was nontaxing and I didn't have to think too hard about it.
good book. I cheated and pre read athe ending and was mad but when I read the set up it was okay :O)
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Carole Matthews is an international bestselling author of hugely successful romantic comedy novels. Her unique sense of humour has won her legions of fans and critical acclaim all over the world.

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