Deanna Reynolds and Angela Perkins are both smart, talented, attractive, and ambitious. The big difference between the two talk- show hosts is that Angela is an attention-hungry woman desperate to maintain her fading charms and worshipful audience at all costs, while Dee maintains her Midwestern values even as her Chicago-based show makes her a star and threatens Angela's in New York. Angela, who was once Dee's mentor, has never forgiven the younger woman for turning down her offer to come to New York with her. Even less forgivable is Dee's romance with Finn Riley, a footloose foreign correspondent and once Angela's lover. Finn, who coolly calls in exclusives from a crash-landing 747, shrugs off a bullet wound while he broadcasts live during a shootout, and indisputably earns the nickname ``Desert Hunk'' during the Gulf War, finds his match in the unbelievably beautiful, desirable, and sweet Deanna. While the two make seismic love on any available surface and Angela plots Dee's downfall in the ratings, a secret admirer (whose identity is more obvious than the author must have intended) writes her love notes. Then, one by one, he begins to kill off all the people who have hurt or betrayed her--and attempts to realize his insane dream of making Deanna entirely his own.
Behind the glamour and pulse of television talk shows lies a story more sensational than any told on air. And here, the fierce rivalry of two ambitious women, fought with public smiles and private betrayals, is recounted with all the passion and power that have made Nora Roberts a New York Times best seller.
I thought this was a pretty decent Nora Roberts book.
Great book. Kept me guessing til the end.
Dark secrets hide behind the brightest of stars.From the fly leaf
"Nora Roberts Private Scandals is right on target.She turns the world of television inside out and then outside in,all the while creating a plot of nail-biting suspence." Rex Reed