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A história apaixonante de uma mulher dividida entre dois modos de vida…Tanya dedicou-se por completo à sua família e pôs sempre a carreira em segundo plano, mas agora surgiu-lhe uma oportunidade imperdível: escrever o guião para uma grande produção cinematográfica.Hospedada num célebre hotel de Hollywood, vê-se rodeada de atores e modelos, de luxo e extravagância, de génioA história apaixonante de uma mulher dividida entre dois modos de vida…Tanya dedicou-se por completo à sua família e pôs sempre a carreira em segundo plano, mas agora surgiu-lhe uma oportunidade imperdível: escrever o guião para uma grande produção cinematográfica.Hospedada num célebre hotel de Hollywood, vê-se rodeada de atores e modelos, de luxo e extravagância, de génio e criatividade. É um mundo novo, onde se sente renascer, e não tarda que esteja a trabalhar com uma lenda de Hollywood: o produtor Douglas Wayne, um homem que consegue tudo o que quer. E parece que agora se fixou nela…Por outro lado, as suas idas a casa entre filmagens são complexas. A sua família parece precisar cada vez menos dela e é como se a vida que sempre conheceu lhe estivesse a fugir. Dividida entre as suas «duas vidas», Tanya terá de fazer as escolhas mais difíceis de sempre.Danielle Steel leva-nos ao mundo da fama e da fortuna, da criatividade e da extravagância, e revela-nos a verdadeira vida oculta sob o brilho de Hollywood.«Os fãs de Danielle Steel vão adorar.»Booklist...

Title : Hotel Hollywood
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ISBN : 9789722530378
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Hotel Hollywood Reviews

  • Stephanie Miles
    2018-12-30 05:30

    I just started reading this book last night. I got it becuase it sounded like an interesting plot. Who doesn't want to read about the rich glamourous life of celebrities? So far it's been a let down. I don't know if I can finish it. I got about 100 pages in but it took me about 3 hours to do it, because, it does not keep my attention at all. I think (so far) it has been poorly written. I don't need to read about how much she loves being a housewife or how good her sex life is 20 times a chapter, tell me once and I'll believe you. You don't have to keep repeating everything. So far it's been very repetitive and boring. I don't know if I'll finish it but I may try if I have nothing better to do.OK, I actually finished the book (it took a LOT of will-power). It never got better. Don't waste your time with this one.

  • Kelsie
    2019-01-23 09:36

    Okay, could DS get anymore predictable??? All of her books have the heroine lose love, find love, lose love, live happily ever after. I got bored with this book, but kept reading for lack of something else to read.....I think I'm done with her.

  • Amanda
    2019-01-18 05:22

    two words for you... Danielle Steel sucks rocks in a big way. So that was more than two words, but well... she freaking does. I bought this for a quick beach read and realized that I've never read DS before. And now I know why... because she's retarded. I absolutely hate the way this woman writes... beat a dead horse much? I'm retarded for buying it - even with the 40% off. I will gladly pay you to take it off my hands... else it will end up as starter wood in our chiminea.

  • Tim
    2019-01-07 07:33

    Quite the roller coaster ride, this story. Parts I could barley stand interspersed with enough good points to hold my interest to the end. 6 of 10 stars

  • Kathryn
    2019-01-07 04:23

    In the interest of not beating a dead horse or only repeating the same monotony complaint other reviewers have covered - I'd rather talk about the other problems with this book. Not to say it wasn't monotonous (it was) and that alone made it a 'scan' read. A book you don't read every single word on the page but rather scan paragraphs for some dialogue or action that is doing the job of moving the story forward.Tanya the perfect mother and wife has the perfect husband. And he encourages her to go live out her perfect fantasy in her perfect career. (Rest assured all of the perfects are told to you painstakingly again and again) He assures her he has things under control. Step one for disbelief when Steel sets this same husband up to fall into her best friends arms within three months of her being gone. My husband and I have a similar (though not perfect because it is reality) relationship as this couple. He went to work out of country for nine months and I was okay. I know without a shadow of a doubt in a reverse situation, I would not come home to find him sleeping with my best friend. Especially in such a short time span. So stop telling us it was perfect and start explaining to your reader how the marriage had actually broken down. Give us some real reasons to believe that this man would do this. Don't just make one of the main plot elements completely out of character for your characters with no reasoning. And the only reasoning to progress this plot was the big C. Really? That is the best you can do after all these years Ms Steel? Furthermore, Tanya's first boyfriend didn't like kids. We all got that drilled repeatedly into our thoughts. But her kids were not kids. Not even close. They were all three in college! That is young adults. What man would be too frightened to relate to them at all? I mean he couldn't even carry on a conversation with them? This suave, debonair, classy man whom works with young actors and actresses all the time, could not make a normal conversation with two college kids when they attempted to start one? That doesn't even make sense. At all.Predictable. Sappy. Over told. Repeated. Could forgive all those faults, might even enjoy some sap. Can not forgive how you just built a story to do everything you wanted it to do but did not build your characters or their reality into the plot at all.Bungalow 2 is the biggest fail I've ever read from Danielle Steel. And this is sad because some of her earlier work was pure magic. But readers reading this for the first time would never be inspired to read the real Danielle Steel. I even asked myself if this was a bad ghostwriter. I can't believe this is from the same author to give us Kalidescope and Thurston House.

  • Rosina Lippi
    2018-12-28 06:38

    Tanya Harris is a forty-something mother and homemaker, and a part time, moderately successful writer of short stories and soap opera scripts. She is still beautiful, with stable, happy teenagers, a fulfilling and sexually active marriage, a career she loves, and no desire for any other life. Then her agent calls with an offer that's very hard to refuse: a major director wants her and her alone for a new high profile film. Tanya's first reaction is distress -- her daughters are just starting their senior year, how can she leave them, even if she could be home on weekends? Her long and detailed deliberations are cut short by her attorney husband, who convinces her that this is her big opportunity, and she goes off to Hollywood reluctantly to find that everything about Bungalow 2 at the Beverly Hills Hotel is perfect. She's cosseted in every possible way by her director and producer, she takes to the work immediately and without a hitch, she learns to appreciate room service and the luxurious perks that come her way. But she misses her family. The weekend trips home aren't enough, and her worries turn out to be well founded when her husband falls prey to a lonely neighbor. Steel follows Tanya as she copes with the disappointment and pain of separation and divorce, all the time pushing ahead with her screenwriting career, always returning to Bungalow 2 when she starts a new project. A series of relationships, each seriously flawed, result in an epiphany that sends her back home, where what she was looking for comes to find her. Steel's characters spend a lot of time debating and contemplating problems, and Tanya is especially good at wringing her hands, a modern day and forlorn Dorothy torn between Oz and Kansas.

  • Wendy Kurtz
    2019-01-12 04:15

    Started it on vacation and still reading, but like it. DS is one of my 3 favorite fiction authors, so of course I like it ;)Update: a good read. Ending was a little disappinting - more than half the book was spent on detailing the main character's life, but then the pace changed and the last part, where the character was really being challenged, seemed rushed, to the point that I wondered if a publisher's deadline has snuck up on the author. Ending was fine, I just would have preferred as much detail/story development with the last part as was given to the first part, even if the first part had been shortened.

  • Kimberly
    2019-01-06 08:41

    This was the first book I've read in my lifetime that I wanted to return to the store for a refund. I also contemplated burning it to spare others the agony of picking it up and reading it. The characters were shallow and self-centered, but the worst was the doormat mentality of the "heroine" in the story. Danielle Steel should be ashamed of herself for offering up the same tired storyline in every book and selling it to the gullible. I would give this book a negative five stars if Goodreads would allow it.

  • Joanna
    2018-12-28 10:19

    I hated the 1st two chapters. I will give the book a chance as, when in need of a light, quick read, I have enjoyed other Danielle Steel novels. Update: It never gets better. This book is aggravatingly bad. I usually like a book like this after a serious read or when nursing a hangover and can't quite get thru anything else. This book is headache inducing. I would rather drink a bucket of margaritas and wake up in the Sahara then go through this experience again.

  • Ana Luisa Henriques
    2018-12-23 12:39

    Tanya é uma dona de casa que levou a vida atratar do marido e dos filhos, legando para 2º plano e para as noites o seu trabalho de escrita. Quando o sonho da vida dela, escrever um filme, se lhe apresenta ela pensa em negar-se a esse prazer pois terá de mudar de cidade e deixar o marido e os filhos por 9 meses. No entanto, o marido sabe que é o sonho dela e incentiva-a a persegui-lo.Tanya aceita o trabalho mas sente-se solitária em Hollywood, faz-lhe diferença dormir sem o marido e não ter as filhas para tratar mas, ao mesmo tempo, o seu trabalho absorve-a quase todo o tempo. Tenta vir a casa todos os fins-de semana mas vai-se sentindo cada vez mais à parte na sua própria vida, alguém quase transparente, e ver a sua melhor amiga a quase tomar o papel de dona da casa... e, no limite, consegue-o pois o marido de Tanya atraiçoa-a e deixa-a por esta mulher. Peter teve medo que a mulher não voltasse de Hollywood mas foi ele a dar o passo decisivo que leva Tanya a aceitar outro filme e mais outro pois, com as filhas na universidade e sem um marido para o qual voltar, a vida em Marin tornou-se estranha e solitária.Entre filmes conhece muitas estrelas e vai tendo alguns relacionamentos que a dividem e desiludem pois Hollywood é aparências e poder e ela farta-se desse mundo, decidindo que não vai fazer mais argumentos para cinema... mas uma proposta de um filme independente apaixona-a e ajuda também que o filme seja passado na sua cidade e que o realizador seja um homem fantástico com dois filhos amorosos que entram na vida dela para não mais sair. Finalmente Tanya tem a felicidade que merece embora ainda não saiba bem como será a logística da sua vida já que o realizador é de Londres e ela não quer abandonar as filhas nos EUA.Uma história pungente de sentimentos e traição, de abandono mas também de superação e de uma mulher que merece muito mais do que aquilo que tinha.

  • Linda
    2019-01-23 04:40

    Okay all you Danielle Steel fans (and I know that there are millions of you out there - how else would this author keep selling so many books), you're probably not going to agree with my review. Every time I pick up a Danielle Steel novel and start reading, I remember why I hate this author's style of writing. I learned back in high school English that the first sentence of a paragraph is supposed to be the most important sentence and set the stage for the rest of the paragraph. In essence, if you only read the first sentence of each paragraph, you would be able to progress the story along. Ms. Steel takes this concept to new heights. She basically repeats the same thought over and over and over in each paragraph to the point of tedium. Not only that, she then revisits that same thought numerous times in the next few paragraphs, in the next few chapters, and basically throughout the whole story. Enough, we get the point the first time. Secondly, I like my novels to have more dialogue and less narrative - I find that the story moves along better that way and the characters come more to life. There are authors who employ narrative to great effect and the use of excessive dialogue is not necessary. This author is not one of them. On a positive note, most of Ms. Steel's storylines are interesting and believable. The problem is that they could just as well be written as short stories; they don't merit a whole novel in the style in which they are written. For all my criticism, however, this is just my opinion and obviously this author enjoys a huge following evidenced by the number of books she sells and the number of books her editor continues to publish.

  • Taylor Fan
    2019-01-15 04:42

    So so book. Didn't love it. It was overly simplistic, predictable and unrealistic. DS wrote the most one dimensional, enormously self-centered characters and it made this book hard to finish. One daughter in particular is so selfish and spoiled that she will make you wish she were real just so you could slap her. By far the worst character in this book--well, right behind her father. Also, I hated how the book developed so fast. In one chapter, Tanya husband is the greatest husband any woman could ask for then in the next, he is betraying her in a huge way. No progression at all, no in-between explaining why he would betray the person who put her own happiness second to her families for so long. Read this in one sitting because I knew if I put it down, I wouldn’t pick it back up. Wish I checked it out at the library instead of purchasing it because I will never read it again.Bungalow 2

  • Janjohn
    2019-01-08 12:28

    okay. after reading this, what i really said was "WHAT WAS THAT?" i mean, i've come to love danielle steel but this one really disappointed me. i would have loved it if she stopped the story when Tanya broke up with Douglas Wayne, but instead, she continued the story and introduced to more boys to Tanya's life just so that it'll have a happy ending. I THINK I WOULD HAVE WRITTEN THIS STORY BETTER THAN HER. HAHAHA!one star for Danielle Steel's effort. one star for the thought of having it published. so two stars.

  • Andrea
    2019-01-07 04:19

    This book dragged on way too long, and i lost count of how many times the phrase "made love" was used. It was cute at parts, but it dragged on and on..Is it bad that it was somewhat entertaining to me when she got cheated on? All the perfection was getting to me haha. I'm not heartless, I promise, but after I finished it, I left it on the plane. I never wanted to even look at it again

  • Melanie
    2018-12-28 09:21

    Very poorly written, the author kept on repeating herself as if she was trying to fill out pages. Steel's earlier work was fabulous, but the latest books I've read of hers were awful. It's like she writing to meet a quota, her stories have no depth. I found myself skimming through this book and it felt like it was never going to end. No more Danielle Steel books for this girl!

  • Marianne Jay
    2019-01-05 07:18

    Ok, who doesn't love Danielle Steel. I mean she is classic chick lit.Take 413 pages of sappy and add 2 parts men who are jerks, 1 part misunderstood man, mix in 1 bratty kid, and finally add 1 gorgeous man who is so in touch with his feminine side that he could be a chick. Stir gently, and you have a Danielle Steel Novel and guess what ~ WE LOVE EM.

    2018-12-27 09:14


  • Bridget
    2019-01-22 11:28

    The worst book I've ever read.

  • Miranda
    2019-01-21 12:34

    Couldn't even get through half of it- so redundant!!!

  • Andrea
    2019-01-08 07:26

    Don't waste your time reading this one! Ugh...

  • Greetje Raftopoulou-heuving
    2018-12-24 05:39


  • Fernanda
    2019-01-06 12:23

  • Andrea
    2018-12-25 12:23

    I haven't read a Danielle Steele novel in quite a while. Bungalow 2 brought back the reason I don't read DS.Pretty pictures painted brightly, but lack dimensions.Tanya Harris is the heroine of Bungalow 2. She and her husband married when he finished Stanford Law School. They have 3 children; a son, 18, and twin daughters 17. Their son starts college in the Fall, and the daughters will be seniors in high school.Peter Harris has a law practice in the City. The family lives in Ross, in Marin County CA.Tanya is a stay-at-home mom, who writes from home. She writes short stories, has published two books, and occasionally writes episodes for soap operas.She receives a call from her agent that a producer wants her to write a screenplay for a major motion picture. Tanya wants to turn down the offer but it is a lot of money and her husband encourages her to accept the job. He can handle the daughters and the home, and their neighbor and close friend will help out.So who doesn't know what is coming next?After encouraging Tanya to accept the job which requires that she relocate to Los Angeles and move into the Beverly Hills Hotel, Bungalow 2, Tanya comes home Thanksgiving weekend to a house and family in an uproar, her husband pouting. He is having an affair with the friend and blames it on Tanya as he is sure she won't return to Marin County after her glamorous work for the movie.At this point I thought about putting the book, but continues despite my disappointment.Most of the authors I read I really love and have read most all of their books.I had forgotten how disappointed I had been with Danielle Steele until Bungalow reminded me!

  • Adeline Kam
    2018-12-29 04:39

    I will never read this book again! The title and synopsis is nice but the story is very very lengthy. It will be nice if DS can shorten this story, I believed it will be an interesting read if she can do this. There are just too many minute details....I noticed this is her writing style. Maybe some details will be enough but she has put in too many minute details, from A to Z and back to A again!!! irritates me to read them in every chapters!!! I am glad I have finished reading fact not really reading but just glancing through, just to finish off this book!

  • Debra McEathron
    2019-01-04 05:34

    I stopped reading her books for a long time because of how sad they made you feel about the main character and what they were going through. This book took me a long time to read first I thought Tanya was too perfect and then she became this whinny person who was doing what she had wanted to do her whole life, Yes her husband was an idiot, and the other 2 men she knew wouldn't last either because of their personality. Hello they were obvious train wrecks for her.

  • Iveta
    2019-01-19 11:23

    Briesmīgākais darbs, kas ir lasīts. Gribējās atvilkt nervu un kas gan labāk var palīdzēt, ja ne skaists, glamūrīgs dāmu romāns - lai būtu paredzams, lai būtu pārspīlēts, bet skaists un mīlīgs. Iespējams, vaina tulkojumā - valoda nabadzīga, noteikta veida frāzes atkārtojas katrā lapā un kļūst apnicīgas kā mušas karstumā. Žēl izniekotā laika, ko pavadīju lasot, jo visu laiku cerēju, ka kļūs interesantāk, labāk, aizraujošāk.

  • Geneva(GG)
    2019-01-18 08:21

    A great read! I love Danielle Steel, one of my most favorite authors. Her stories always touch my heart in some manner because, they are so relatable. I haven't read one book by her that I have disliked.

  • Deepika Tyagi
    2019-01-20 04:12

    Only If I could give it a 0 star. This book is the worst ever book I have ever read. Oh wait. I have note even completed it. Its just a scan read. Just read 1 per 20 page and you can know the plot. Oh wait, the book doesn't have a plot. Disappointed.

  • Irene Ann
    2019-01-09 05:41

    NO STARS. Ridiculous book.

  • Jane J. Janas, Ph.D.
    2019-01-02 06:18

    Couldn't believe it, but I loved the romance in this tale by Steel. I'm turing into a sap ... but I love it!