Book Reviews of Genuine Lies

Genuine Lies
Genuine Lies
Author: Nora Roberts
ISBN-13: 9780553108347
ISBN-10: 0553108344
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 74 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
This story is about a screen queen whom decides to have her story told, no holds barred. She knows many secrets however that many wish would not be brought to light including ex husbands, ex lovers, current lovers and so-called friends. Everyone scrambles to find out if their truths will be told and attempt in some form or another, to silence them. She selects Julia to tell her story and brings her and her 10 year old son out to California to be able to accomplish that.

This is so far one of the most boring Nora Roberts books, ever. It was OK but it seriously was a PUSH to get through it, and usually I simply just fly through her novels. The characters are very flat and uninvolved. I was able to guess whodunit way before the act was even done, as well as guess some of the plot twists. The book was fun for the trip to Hollywood-land but besides that it was a LONG book (528 pages) that really would have been better off slimmed down. Lots ado about nothing which leads to boring repeat events (how many times can Julia's house get broken into) and pointless happenings.
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This book was a real treat! I've read more than 30 of Nora Roberts' books and this one is my favorite thus far. It had just the right combination of intrigue, mystery, suspense and love. The characters were varied- so many different personalities represented - and the overall story kept me guessing right until the end. I loved the way the story revealed some shockers along the way, too. An excellent read!
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A page turner! Couldn't put it down til the last page was read.
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Great story!
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I really enjoyed this book - it's nothing terribly surprising or deep, but it was a fun read that lived up to it's promise of movie star 'scandals', including enough potential villans to keep me guessing.
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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 tell-all memoir that has even Hollywood's richest and most powerful worried.

Julie Summers never dreamed of being chosen to tell Eve's story. Even if it means transplanting herself and her ten-year-old son from their quiet life in Connecticut to the withering limelight of Beverly Hills, it's an opportunity too great to pass up. But Julia never imagined how far someone would go to keep Eve Benedict's book from being published...until she discovers just how dark Eve's secrets are. And one man Julia hopes she can trust--Eve's stepson, Paul Winthrop--may have the most to gain if his stepmother's story is never told...and if Julia's life ends before she can write a word of the truth.
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I really liked this story. Good complexity, good characters (not to predictable or shallow), and good plot twists. A typical Roberts story, but better than the earlier pure-romance stories. I enjoyed the read.
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Sexy and Intriguing

I get lost in the fascination with the glitsy movie star, Eve, and all the unique people in her life that she has maneuvered herself around and manipulated with her stunning beauty.
And the biographer, Julia, who gets lured into the deep secrets and intrigue of Eve's life. She's got to listen to all of it and make detailed notes to capture the true essence of Eve's life to write the biography completely.
Eve insists it is time to write her memoirs. Her step-son seems intent on privacy, and doesn't think its the best thing to do. There are also lots of other people who don't want their dirty secrets shared in the book, and will do anything to stop Eve and Julia.
Its only a surprise to come to find out that Julia and Eve's sexy step-son, Paul eventually hit it off and start to trust one another.
I love this twisted drama. I have read this book 3 times. I am riveted.
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I really enjoyed this book. There's mystery and suspense as well as the romance. Quite a good read.
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A hollywood goddesses who decides to write her memoirs and everyone tries to stop this from hasppening.
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Although this story was very predictable without many surprises, I still enjoyed it. I think this story is a good choice for any fan of Nora Roberts or for someone who isnt familiar with her work.

Julia and Eve were exceptional characters and I liked both of them immediately. It took me a little longer to warm up to Paul, but once I did, I thought he was perfect for Julia and her son.

I really enjoyed the premise of a celebrity movie star deciding to write her memoirs and the secrets she plans to reveal are jaw-dropping and some of the characters would do anything to keep those secrets buried.

If you are looking for a good story with interesting characters, romance, suspense and mystery, then I recommend this story to provide the perfect choice.
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Good book! Loved it, as I do all Nora Roberts books.
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Mystery suspense in movie world. Very good.
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A Nora Roberts classic you will love, especially if you are a buff of the lives of 'golden era' movies stars. You definitely won't put this one down until you finish.
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Normally, I like Nora Roberts but this one failed to get me interested in it.
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Great story..I even read it twice
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She is going to write a biography of a movie goddess, with aid from the goddess and problems with people who don't want it written...
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Another Roberts books to read...if you love the movie stars you will love read this mystery!
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I absolutely adored this book! It has mystery, crazy triangles that really keep you guessing, indepth detail, and great romance.
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Another good book from Nora Roberts.
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Great Book!!
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If you are a Nora Roberts Fan, this is a must read!
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An old time movie star, think Bette Davis, decides to tell her life story and she doesn't care how many lives might be destroyed by her tell-all. Beautiful love story between her almost-son and the woman who arrives to ghostwrite the biography.
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small town girl makes aHollywood star
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Well worth the time to read!
Another Awesome book by Nora Roberts!
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Very good. Intriguing story.
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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 Eve doesn't know and now she has decided to write her memoir-no holds barred. All of Hollywood begs her not to. But Eve has her reasons....A wonderfully exciting book by Nora Roberts. It is a real page turner!
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A BOOK TO DIE FOR
Eve Benedict is the last of the movie goddesses, a smokey-voiced sex symbol with two oscar, 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 of Hollywood begs her not to. But Eve has her reasons...
Julie Summers is the biographer Eve has handpicked totell her story.Transported from her quiet life in Connecticut to glitzy Beverly Hills, Julie hates the limelight but loves her work-and the home it built for the ten year old son she is raising alone.
How can she refuse this chance of a lifetime?
But Eve's elegantly sexy stepson, Paul Winthrop, will challenge Eve's determination to tell her story- and Julie's resolve to guard her heart. And as Julie learns just how far Eve's enemies will goto keep her book from publication, she also discovers that Eve has one last,dark secret to share. It is one that will change Julie's life - and could cut it brutally short.
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Great mystery about Eve Benedict, the last of the movie goddesses and the biographer who she has picked to tell her story.
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Eve Benedict is the last of the movie goddesses decides to write her memoirs.
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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 tel her story. Transported from her quiet life in Conecticut to glitzy Beverly Hills, Julia hates the limelight but loves her work -- and the home it built for the ten year old son she's raising alone. How can she refuse this chance of a lifetime?

But Eve's elegantly sexy stepson, Paul Winthrop, will challenge Eve's determination to tell her story -- and Julia's resolve to guard her heart. And as Julia learns just how far Eve's enemies will go to keep her book from publication, she also discovers that Eve has one last, dark secret to share. It is one that will change Julia's life -- and could cut it brutally short.
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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 but loves her work- and the home it built for the ten-year-old son she's raising alone. How can she refuse this chance of a lifetime?
But Eve's elegantly sexy steopson, Paul Winthrop, will challenge Eve's determination to tell her story- and Julia's resolve to guard her heart. And as Julia learns just how far Eve's enemies will go to keep her book from publication, she also discovers that Eve has one last dark secret to share. It is one that will change Julia's life- and could cut it brutally short.
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Excellent story with twists and turns. A book to get hooked on.
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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 in 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...and the home it built for the ten-year-old son she's raising alone. How can she refuse this chance of a lifetime?
But Eve's elegantly sexy stepson, Paul Winthrop, will challenge Eve's determination to tell her story...and Julia's resolve to guard her heart. And as Julia learns just how far Eve's enemies will go to keep her book from publication, she also discovers that Eve has one last, dark secret to share. It is one that will change Julia's life...and could cut it brutally short.
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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 Hils, Julia hates the limelight but loves her work--and the home it built for the ten-year-son she's raising alone. How can she refuse this chance of a lifetime?

But Eve's elegantly sexy stepson, Paul Winthrop, will challenge Eve's determination to tell her story--and Julia's resolve to guard her heart. And as Julia learns just how far Eve's enemies will go to keep her book from publication, she also discovers that Eve has one last, dark secret to share. It is one that will change Julia's life--and could cut it brutally short.
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