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Do Not Disturb

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  1,620 ratings  ·  95 reviews
What would you give for one night in the world's most luxurious hotel? Now imagine you own it. Honor is trying to save the family hotel that shares her name. Palmers, a beautiful old jewel of a building nestled on the coast of the Hamptons, used to be the most glamorous destination in the world. Now Honor wants to restore its reputation, its glitz and its guestlist. But th ...more
Paperback, 576 pages
Published December 29th 2008 by Orion (first published 2008)
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Sep 28, 2009 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bollocks, 2009
Ugh. Who'd have thought that a bonkbuster set in the uber rich, 5-star hotel world of the Hamptons could be so blah?

Clearly I've been spoiled by the glorious bitches and magnificent bastards over on Gossip Girl, but while it seemed that this was what was being aimed for, the characters within this were almost exclusively just unpleasant people, with all of the mean-spiritedness and none of the charm.

Whilst the world it was set in could have been ripe for titillation (to go with the 'wickedly sex
May 19, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chic-lit, 2013
I'm still not sure what to make of this book. Parts were very good and well written, others felt all over the place. The pace was odd (it would take multiple chapters to get through a few days, then all of the sudden we were 3 years down the road) but it allowed for a rather broad and involved story to be told.

This is a cross between a light beachy kind of read and a more involved story, so don't go in to it thinking it will be quick. There are a decent amount of characters, but they all tie to
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you want pure escapism then this is the book for you. The main characters are fun and feisty you want to know what happens to them. Only criticism probably could have been 100 pages shorter. Enjoy.
Tinea Smith
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it!!!
Goddess Of Blah
Dec 06, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Trashy clichéd, badly written and trite. Fluff is a compliment. A caricature of the so-called glitzy life.
Aug 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good holiday read fodder. A few twists to keep entertained but ever so slightly predictable
عمران ابن مصر
Hotel heiress Honor Palmer dreams of revitalizing the faded Palmers Hotel into the glamorous Hamptons hot spot it once was. When she inherits the property, she finally has her chance. But she’ll have to deal with a greedy stepmother after her trust fund, a celebutante sister spending money faster than you can say “AmEx,” and a chic new hotel opening down the street — owned by evil tycoon Anton Tisch and run by a hot young playboy who’s got ambitions of his own…

The luxury of falling in love

Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
If you’re looking for a substantial read which is credible and gripping then put this book back on the shelf. If however you want a light read (not so light in terms of this lengthy volume) then sit back and enjoy the ludicrousness of all things hotel. The book had me interested in parts but overall it was simply a book to pass the time. The characters were unbelievable and predictable and the storyline was so over the top it was pure cheese.

Read it, forget about it and then move on. Prefer Lou
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A chick-flick. Stupid, but that makes it fun. The protagonists are likeable, the evil characters are almost comically stereotypically evil, and the setting is in a world that’s easy to dream of. Makes for an easy quite entertaining read.

Don’t read if you want anything intellectually stimulating and challenging. Do read if you want to escape in a cliche world full of rich and beautiful people in luxury hotels.
Bonni Schumann
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Decent plot, multiple twists. The various romantic pairings were glaringly obvious re who would end up with whom. The multiple “star crossed lovers” were never really in any jeopardy of not ending up happily ever after. Lots of graphic sex, including language that is pretty demeaning to women; read with caution if this is offensive.
Jul 31, 2018 rated it liked it
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Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

I am in love with Ms Bagshawes writing style and storylines. This was a great read from the moment I started reading. It's been since the last Tilly Bagshawe novel that I had a book I couldn't wait to have a moment to get back to reading!
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bough this book on Amazon in 2009 and read it.
I loved Tilly's world of glamour and fame.
It is just relaxation mode on.
I through the book away when doing the house renovation and do not dispose of the book anymore.
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story! So far, there hasn't been a Tilly Bagshawe book I haven't loved! ...more
Fay Bishop
Jul 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book but I was puzzled why Lucas never asked Ben to back him in his ventures.
rachel driver
Mar 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
Waste of my time reading this,but a friend gave it to me,so felt obliged to read it
Paige G.
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Fine if you’re into douchey characters, hotels, sex, and mediocre writing I guess?
Sharon Eidinger
Oct 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of twists and turns

I really enjoyed the characters and how they worked against each other and then together. I also love a happy ending.
Emily Mee
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely love how humour and romance is tied in with the glamour and the career setting
Feb 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Finished reading the entire book with in a week. I fell in love with the characters. They were all so passionate!
I received Do Not Disturb for free from the Goodreads First Reads program in exchange for an honest review.

Firstly, the characters. And the POVs. There are an awful lot of characters. In addition to our two main characters, we have friends, lovers, relatives, rivals, co-workers, all playing equally important roles in the story. Each character is well-developed and has a significant plot line, but wow. There is a lot to remember. The POV switches constantly, which isn't much of a problem unless y
Tim Roast
Jan 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I ordered this book I didn’t realise that it was over 600-pages in length. I was hoping then that it wouldn’t be rubbish as I was going to be stuck with it for a while. Luckily I needn’t have worried. It just meant that I had longer to spend in the character’s world that was built up right from the beginning.

The book is split into two halves. The first half focuses on the rivalry of two hotels and their managers. “Honor Palmer and Lucas Ruiz are the protagonists at the heart of what is bein
Do not disturb was super frustrating for me. I rated this book a two.

My reasons are as follows.

1) The book was catagorized as a erotic romance but there was only two actual sex acts that you could call erotic the rest was degrading and disgusting. It was not what I expected. The sex scenes they did show was about the villain. I could care less to know the villans sex life with his mistresses. As for the catagory of the book. I'm not sure where this book would fall into. It is a little dramatic b
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
This wasn't a bad read. I did feel that it was long and drawn out with the story line. What interested me about the book when I entered to win it on Goodreads was the rivalry between two people with ambition of up and coming hotels. What I didn't like about the book was the excessive swearing, it seemed like every page there was some form of swearing. I don't mind some in a story, but this was way excessive and it puts me off to think that writers seem to think without it, they won't sell a book ...more
I went into this understanding it was a racy, undemanding beach read, and I wasn't dissapointed. This is never going to be a literary work of art, but neither does it claim to be. But it was enjoyable, plot rich, and full of very interesting, complicated characters, mostly without any morals or integrity. The shockingly ruthless and bad behaviour of some of the characters was so entertaining. There were a lot of people, from all around the world, who all managed to become entangled and intertwin ...more
Constance Griffith
I'd really say this is more of a 3.5 than a plain three, but this having been my 2nd Tilly Bagshawe book I have to say the formula is showing a bit. Still a great read, especially while on vacation, but my preoccupation with US Weekly-type drama can only go so far without something stiffer to give it substance.

Like Flawless, you've got a woman with a glamorous background (rich East Coast heiress) in an exciting profession (hotelier), throw in a sexy bad boy (ambitious, oversexed, and vastly arr
The Book Cove

I've yet to read a book about Hoteliers battling it out. So, when I found this book I thought it would be an interesting concept. And for the most part it was.

One thing that took a little getting used to with this book was all of the different POVs. There are 3 main ones (Honor and two competitors) that switch frequently. For the most part it changes each chapter, but sometimes I had to re-read a section because I thought I was reading one persons life and it turned out I wasn't. There are al
Oct 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I won this book through Goodreads first reads.

I have to say I entered the giveaway because this book sounded interesting. Little did I know I would be skimming the book. I mean there were times where it would pick up and there was action but then it die out.
There are lots of characters with very detailed back history. I mean don't get me wrong I like details of how the character got to where they are in the book. But oh my..seemed like every time a character was introduced it took 2 pages to ca
Sharang Limaye
Tilly Bagshawe's 'Do Not Disturb' is like the junk food binge one has after days of healthy eating - totally trashy while being thoroughly satisfying! Its fun while it lasts and like all good instant-consumption food, leaves no lasting impressions.

Though it sounds otherwise, this is not an attempt to run down the book. DND is superbly paced with some lovely characters. The author makes no attempt at being realistic in her narrative of a young woman's fight to protect her family's hospitality bu
May 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is Tilly Bagshawe's third book (having followed in her sister Louise's footsteps into the realm of the bonkbuster) and it is a distinct improvement on her first two, which were middling. Yes, it's predictable, yes it's unrealistic but it is pure fantasy, in the tradition of Jilly Cooper, Jackie Collins et al and as such it is well done. This is a brilliant escapist read full of glamour, sex, romance and luxury, along with the requiste struggles for the protagonists along the way. The charac ...more
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Matilda Emily N. Bagshawe was born on 12 June 1973 in England, UK. She attended local all-girls Catholic schools near her family home in Surrey. She was a single mother at 17, but she won a place at Cambridge University and took Persephone, her ten-month-old baby daughter with her. As a journalist, she went on to enjoy a successful career in London, and contributed regularly to The Sunday Times, D ...more

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