Adored [Tilly Bagshawe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A deliciously sexy blockbuster of Hollywood ambition, greed and intrigue. To the . Adored [Tilly Bagshawe] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. To the outside world, Siena McMahon has a fairy-tale life. Born into a great. Adored. To the outside world, Siena McMahon has a fairytale life. Born into a great Hollywood dynasty – granddaughter of forties movie legend Duke McMahon.

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Return to Book Page. Preview — Adored by Tilly Bagshawe. Adored by Tilly Bagshawe. Sienna McMahon was born into glamour. The granddaughter of film legend and ogre Duke McMahon, she grows up amid Hollywood scandal and opulence.

Determined to forge her own identity, she becomes first a successful supermodel, then an actress; but unhappiness and tragedy keep breaking through. Then, in the time-honored tradition of Jackie Collins and Danielle Steel, the love of a good man brings her happiness and fulfillment. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Adored addored, please sign up.

See 1 question about Adored…. Lists with This Book. Jun 12, Carolyn rated it did not like it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Bagshawe is an unimaginative, creativity-challenged author who can barely assemble a readable sentence.

I could stop there, but where’s the fun in that? First of all, I fully realize that “Adored” is a so-called “trashy novel”. I didn’t expect great literature or a life-changing experience when I picked it up. While I didn’t asored great literature, I “Adored” is a dreadful book.

While I didn’t expect great literature, I did expect to be entertained by a competent writer. That was my first mistake. My second was continuing to read even though I knew what a dog I had on my hands.

It was so bad that I had to finish it bagahawe to make sure it was SO bad. The story was unbelievable, the characters unlikable, and the writing undecipherable at times.

In the 70s a legendary movie star Duke!! Hunter and Siena become close friends. Pete hates his adoged, Duke. So why does he keep living under Duke’s roof? Why put up with the torment of it all? Pete hates that Siena and Hunter are close, and that Duke and Siena are close.


Abgshawe why continue to live in the same house? Duke dies when Siena is 10, so Pete finally has a chance to have some influence on his own daughter. Hunter and his mother are kicked out of the house, and Duke is dead, remember?

What is Pete’s response? Send Siena to boarding school in England. Claire, meanwhile, stands by and lets Pete do whatever he wants regarding Siena. Sends her to boarding school. Cuts her out of their lives completely when, at 18, Siena decided to pursue a career in modeling and bagahawe instead of going to medical school.

Claire doesn’t like it, but she loves Pete so bagsawe much that she goes along with it. Why Claire loves Pete is a mystery. He’s just as big a prick as his father, but in different ways.

The story goes on, blah blah blah. It is just so flawed, from beginning to end. There wasn’t a single character I liked enough to even care how they turned out. Most of the men bxgshawe jerks; most of the women were weak.

Most of the time I was annoyed. Did I mention that Tilly Bagshawe is a horrible writer? Honestly, I do not understand why this book was published. It seems like there was no bagshawr done at all.

I know that can’t be true, so Itlly shudder to think what the first drafts were like. Here is an example of some of the stuff that DID make it into the book: Too much ‘you’ bagxhawe ‘your’; not enough ‘he’ and ‘his’.

Sorry, but marzipan is not, by definition, or association, yellow. Like say, a taxi-cab might be considered. Something can be described as taxi-cab yellow, but not marzipan-yellow. Please, make it stop. Seriously, Tilly; are you trying to give me an aneurysm??

Siena then finds Duke dead in the kitchen. Plus, way back on page it was established that Siena adore taken to and picked up from school by either the nanny or her mother!! If I, a disinterested, casual reader am able to catch these mistakes in one reading, why can’t the person who wrote it do so? Or perhaps the person who is paid to edit? Why does it fall on my shoulders to do this important work?? Wait, it IS important that I work late into the night to trash this 3 year old book that nobody cares about, right??

Reading along about Siena this, Siena that. But in yilly middle of it, without quotation marks, or any kind sdored break, is “I mean, what did he have to do today that was so earth-shatteringly important that he couldn’t spend five minutes talking to that stupid whale of a woman about how happy he was to be with her?


You see, I put quotes in because I’m quoting the book. Tilly, though, just decided she’d slip into bagshade 1st person for one sentence. One portion of a sentence, actually, because by the end she had moved from “I” back to “her” meaning Siena, not the ‘whale of a woman’. It wasn’t Siena ‘thinking’ a quote. Just “I” out of nowhere. Speaking of the ‘whale of itlly woman’.

In Tilly-land all you need to know about a person to hate them sufficiently is that they’re fat. Duke and Minnie’s daughter Laurie is “fat, useless”. Well, Tilly, she’s only useless because you don’t have the imagination to make her anything else.

The ‘whale of a woman’ is a journalist. Is that the best you can do?

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Could I go on about why this book sucked? I’ve barely touched on the plot. The glaring errors of the presentation jump out at me so much that I tend to focus on them instead of the overall badness of the story, though.

I wonder what book didn’t get published bavshawe that this one could be published. I wonder why somebody wanted to possibly stake their reputation in pushing this one through when it was so flawed. I wonder who encouraged the author to keep plugging away at it.


I notice that her sister Louise Bagshawe is the author of several books; perhaps that has a lot to do with this one being published. I wonder why I’ve spent so much time going on and on about it.

I see that Tilly has written two other books which I have no interest in reading. View all 3 comments. Jun 27, Katie OD rated it really liked it Recommends it for: 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! Jun 13, Rosemary Ibekwe rated it really liked it Shelves: