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3.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 53.61 out of 5 3.61 (41 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tilly Bagshawe Narrator: Sonya Walger Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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To the outside world, Siena McMahon has a fairy-tale life. Born into a great Hollywood dynasty-granddaughter of movie legend Duke McMahon, daughter of billionaire producer Pete McMahon: she is blessed with beauty, brains, and wealth: a proverbial princess.

Yet behind the wrought-iron gates of the sprawling McMahon mansion in Hancock Park, her life is far from idyllic. The McMahons are bound together not by love but by infighting and ambition. When a gold-digging English aristocrat, Caroline Berkeley, worms her way into their lives and their home, the family's potent mix of jealousy and wealth explodes.

Packed off to school in England, Siena starts making plans to leave the moment she arrives. She is determined to become a Hollywood star in her own right, just as her grandfather had said she would be. And once back in L.A., the rejections, betrayals, and failures she'll face will only make her stronger and tougher than ever before. But at what price? In the utterly dysfunctional landscape of her life, among friends, lovers, and family, she must find the people who will help her survive, help her become the person she was meant to be, help her be truly Adored.

Set in the most glamorous cities of the world, L.A., London, Paris, and New York, Tilly Bagshawe's debut novel is like the real-world Hollywood it mirrors: deliciously escapist, wickedly sexy, and always irresistibly compelling.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kara Herman | 2/14/2014

    " An amazing book. Lots of drama, lots of heart ache. All that glitters is not gold is pretty much what sums up this book. It's an excellent read. I read for three nights straight until I finished so I recommend this to anyone who loves a bit of drama, a bit of romance and a bit entertainment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nurlili | 2/9/2014

    " Reads like a Jackie Collins novel! Entertaining characters and interesting plots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthie | 2/7/2014

    " good guilty pleasure! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 2/5/2014

    " Well written, but really slow to get moving. I like some background on characters but really...Max and Sienna didn't even fall in love til halfway through. The ending was just anti-climactic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/29/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was surprisingly deeper than most "chick lit" and I found it interesting and hard to put down. It does a good job of offering a different view of the hollywood life and the ups and downs of the business. I really enjoyed this book and would reccomend it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenness | 1/21/2014

    " Good read although there is a lot of questionable language. An interesting look at the life of a girl who "has everything". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cassidy Montoya | 1/20/2014

    " Epic story. Did it audiobook style. Really liked it. Some prime assholes in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saradeta Ursula | 1/6/2014

    " I first read it in elementary school! In high school, i read it again, lot of things became make sense ha ha "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tanya | 12/31/2013

    " For what it was - a juicy, trashy, brain candy novel - Adored was a fun entertaining read. The main character was quite unlikable for much of the book but it was easy enough to overlook and enjoy the book for what it was... pure escapism. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jessica | 12/28/2013

    " This book was super trashy and slutty and it was a waste of my time. I got through the first 5 chapters and was over it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaye | 12/16/2013

    " was ok, but i felt it dragged on a little.Still, i enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sim | 12/10/2013

    " fame isn't always fun and games "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa T. | 10/30/2013

    " Good fiction story. I enjoy books that bring you into to know the characters and this one did that for me. I got mad with her, sad, excited and disappointed! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kim Bui | 9/15/2013

    " It was my cheesy, I'm on vacation book and definitely served it's purpose. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie *love my Ducks | 8/6/2013

    " Wow great debut!!!! love it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meg - A Bookish Affair | 4/29/2013

    " This book is not the most high brow but it was definitely enjoyable. It follows the story of Hollywood Elite, Sienna, through her life as part of one of the first families of Hollywood. It's definitely juicy but gets a little slow at the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 2/7/2013

    " Fun, trashy novel about Hollywood. not my usual type of book, but I really enjoyed this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 12/26/2012

    " Again another light and escapist fictional book I can't put down.. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ceilidh | 11/5/2012

    " Well, that was 700 pages of awful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 7/9/2012

    " loved the characters and storyline. didn't want it to end. not quite as raunchy as jackie collins...thank god. definitely will read her other book "showdown". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena | 6/5/2012

    " Surprisingly good, listened to the book on tape and it reminded me a little of Jackie Collins style plots. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redfox5 | 5/24/2012

    " Adored is wonderful. Makes you feel glad you're not caught up in Hollywood. A delightful read from beginning to end :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 5/17/2012

    " The story of Hollywood over 3 generations of actors. Enjoyable escape. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Leis | 4/30/2012

    " Awesomely trashy! I loved every minute of it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela Blackburn | 1/18/2012

    " More blunt than I expected; My first audiobook experience. I didn't think it followed freytag's pyramid very well, but I also don't think that hindered the book overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 11/20/2011

    " Good holiday/bedtime read. No thinking required! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 8/24/2011

    " A nice, easy, summer read. At parts, predictable and easy, but the characters are written well and you come to care for them in spite of (or because of) their flaws. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larissa | 8/14/2011

    " After I'd listened to Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos, Recorded Books recommended this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/22/2011

    " If you've never read her before, have to say enjoyed her more than I have an author in a while. She can be a bit vulger and there is def some bad language but great story, fun relationships, and a happy ending which I always like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 3/5/2011

    " Fun, trashy novel about Hollywood. not my usual type of book, but I really enjoyed this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/8/2011

    " I really liked this book. It was long and involved and at times a bit racey. It follows the life of a beautiful spoiled rich girl in the fast life of show business. Good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 1/28/2011

    " Such a trashy and guilty pleasure! Great summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Serena | 1/14/2011

    " Surprisingly good, listened to the book on tape and it reminded me a little of Jackie Collins style plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nurlili | 1/11/2011

    " Reads like a Jackie Collins novel! Entertaining characters and interesting plots! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/24/2010

    " More blunt than I expected; My first audiobook experience. I didn't think it followed freytag's pyramid very well, but I also don't think that hindered the book overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 11/3/2010

    " Again another light and escapist fictional book I can't put down.. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gina | 9/12/2010

    " Ugh. I've never been one to get into Hollywood and this book makes it less appealing. The language was a bit trashy at times and the characters and motives were generally hard to relate to or feel sympathy for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 7/19/2010

    " The story of Hollywood over 3 generations of actors. Enjoyable escape. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Redfox5 | 7/14/2010

    " Adored is wonderful. Makes you feel glad you're not caught up in Hollywood. A delightful read from beginning to end :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 6/9/2010

    " Totally trashy and fabulous. Just a little on the lengthy side. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 1/21/2010

    " It's never a good thing when an author is compared to Jackie Collins AND Danielle Steele. This was pretty standard Hollywood fare: Misunderstood starlet tries to make good. "

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About the Author
Author Tilly Bagshawe

Tilly Bagshawe is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to the Sunday TimesDaily Mail, and other major British publications. She lives in Los Angeles and London with her husband and children.