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Private Scandals
Private Scandals
Author: Nora Roberts
ISBN-13: 9780515114003
ISBN-10: 0515114006
Publication Date: 5/1/1994
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 246 ratings
Publisher: Jove Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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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.
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After TV talk-show host Angela Perkins taught Deanna Reynolds all about the business, Deanna becomes a star in her own right--with the ratings and Angela's ex-lover, sexy foreign correspondent Finn Riley, to prove it. Consumed with jealousy, Angela declares war. Backstage back-stabbing, after all, is her forte.
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I reached a point while reading ALL Nora's stories where I did not want to pick up another one... until this story! Really brought me back, charged me up, and kept me going! I love the characters and the complex storyline and would certainly recommend this book to you!
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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.
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This is an older Roberts book, but very good. A captivating novel set in the world of television talk shows. Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: She'd start out in the newsroom of a small Cicago statio, then move up to one day host her own talk show.
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I thought this was a pretty decent Nora Roberts book.
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Great book. Kept me guessing til the end.
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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
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Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: She'd start out in the newsroom of a small Chicago station, then move up to one day host her own talk show. When her mentor Angela Perkins leaves for the big time in New York, Deanna risks everything for the chance to replace Angela on the air. Finn Riley, the network's sexiest journalist, falls for the risk-taker in the small town girl. But soon they are caught up in the bitter backlash of Angela's revenge... Together Finn and Deanna must unmask the hidden betrayals of Deanna's fiercest rival by taking the biggest risk of all...
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Never had a clue as to whodunit in this one!
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A captivation novel set in the world of television talk shows. Private Scandals reveals the ambitious dreams of a savvy young woman, and the dark obsessions that threaten all she's worked for...
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Secrets, betrayals and suspense. Romance rules the day.
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very good
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good read. plot twist in the who-done-it?
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secrets, that should stay secrets but as usual they don't and then the trouble starts. very good book!!!
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Very good read. The twists and turns keep you guessing until the end.
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Modern day romance/mystery set in the television broadcast communication mileiu. Enjoyed the story line and read.
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Based in Chicago and New York - and Television talk shows - great suspense
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great, loved it! oh my goodness
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Filled with memorable characters and suspense. Fast paced reading.
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Just what you expect from Nora Roberts - a great story that is fun to read.
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Deabba Reynolds and Angelea Perkens are the reigning queens of afternoon talk shows, television personalitites who off screen competition has more at stake than ratings.
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great story and keeps you guessing until the end
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Great Nora Roberts book
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Inside the world of television talk shows, an ambitious young woman is fighting to find her place in the spotlight. But dark secrets hide behind its brightest stars...
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Nora Roberts is very entertainig in her stories She has never disappointed me.You will enjoy reading this book as I did very good reading.
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Read this book all night...:)
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Romance, too slow for me, I read a lot of mysteries. Quit 1/3 of the way.
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As like all Nora Roberts books, this book is a great read!
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Deanna Reynolds starts out in the news room but wishes to move up to her own talk show. Her mentor Angela tries to block this move.
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Great book!
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From Publishers Weekly
The latest from veteran Roberts ( Genuine Lies ) is set in the glamorous world of television and concerns the rise of hot new talk-show host Deanna Reynolds. Deanna, a sincere and dedicated one-time local reporter in Chicago, has moved to New York, determined to be number one in the field. This pits her against her former mentor, the high strung and manipulative current talk-show queen, Angela Perkins. Angela doesn't take well to the competition and resorts to stealing guests, blackmail and crossing boundaries of good journalism in her effort to fight Deanna's increasing popularity. Deanna's romance with the handsome and much lauded reporter Finn Riley, Angela's former love interest, only increases the tension. But the novel's main question is who will do in Deanna first, the obsessed fan who seems to know her every move, or Angela, whose bitter vows for revenge are hastening her own downfall. Despite one weak plot device--the identity of the obsessed fan is too clear, too early--the novel is a fun read with a good pace and both thoroughly likable and thoroughly loathsome characters.
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ANOTHER FUN TO READ FAST PACED BOOK BY NORA ROBERTS YOU'LL FALL IN LOVE WITH THE CHARACTERS
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"Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: She'd start out in the newsroom of a small Chicago station, then move up to one day host her own talk show. When her mentor Angela Perkins leaves for the big time in New York, Deanna risks everything for the chance to replace Angela on the air. Finn Riley, the network's sexiest journalist, falls for the risk-taker in the small town girl. But soon they are caught up in the bitter backlash of Angela's revenge? Together Finn and Deanna must unmask the hidden betrayals of Deanna's fiercest rival by taking the biggest risk of all...."
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Loved it.
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great book
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Deanna Reynolds is an up-and-coming young news anchor in Chicago. Angela Perkins is a popular veteran talk show host who begins to mentor Deanna. She sees her as bright, beautiful, and a possible competitor in the tough field of women television stars. Angela's cutthroat tactics drive Deanna to break from her shadow and forge a career of her own. But an admirer is watching Deanna's rise to fame, and will let nothing stand in her way, or his way to her.
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A captivating novel set in the world of television talk shows, Private Scandals reveals the ambitious dreams of a savvy young woman, and the dark obsessions that threaten all she's worked for...

Deanna Reynolds had it all planned: She'd start out in the newsroom of a small Chicago station, then move up to one day host her own talk show. When her mentor Angela Perkins leaves for the big time in New York, Deanna risks everything for the chance to replace Angela on the air. Finn Riley, the network's sexiest journalist, falls for the risk-taker in the small town girl. But soon they are caught up in the bitter backlash of Angela's revenge...Together Finn and Deanna must unmask the hidden betrayals of Deanna's fiercest rival by taking the bigged risk of all...
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were not private for long
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In the world of television talk shows, dark secrets hide behind its brightest stars. Young and successful, Deanna Reynolds is about to find out the price of her success...when her one-time mentor becomes her vengeful rival.
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This book is slightly used. It was a book that has been passed arond through a senior building. The front cover is 95% in good order except for one corner piece that is missing.