Tanya Harris is the beautiful wife and mother of two college children. She is also a free lance writer whose dream
is to write a screenplay. Her dream is realized when she receives a call from her agent, Walter Drucker, who informs
her that movie producer Douglas Wayne wants her and only her to write the screen script for the best selling book
Mantra. She is reluctant to leave her husband, Peter, but he persuades her to take this opportunity to fulfill
her dream. Their two daughters are college bound and she could come home on weekends to be with him.
From her bungalow (Bungalow 2) in the famed Beverly Hills Hotel, she is plunged into a world of famous
actors and directors. The pace is frantic. She is no longer able to return home for those weekends. As her success
increases, she finds herself losing touch with her husband and family, while being attracted too much to director Wayne,
who is pursuing her. Then she discovers her husband, Peter, is having an affair with their next door neighbor. She
must decide which is more important to her...her family or continued success.
As usual, Steel has presented a well-written, well-plotted story complete with beautiful people and glamorous
settings. Tanya's struggle to find the reality beneath the glitter of Hollywood is well presented. We are
given a picture of the celebrities and the wealth of the Hollywood scene.
An excellent book to take to the beach or to the pool side on a summer's day.