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Read "Lucky" by Jackie Collins available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. SHE'S A HOT-BLOODED BEAUTY IN LOVE WITH. Read "Lucky" by Jackie Collins available from Rakuten Kobo. SHE'S A HOT- BLOODED BEAUTY IN LOVE WITH POWER, HUNGRY FOR PLEASURE WILD. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Marvelous Fast-moving Suspense-filled." -- Houston Chronicle Collins. Contemporary Romance Kindle eBooks @ site .com.
And this time the shockingly sensual, ruthlessly clever Lucky is out to conquer Hollywood!. She is the star of two of Jackie Collins' previous smash, international number one bestsellers, Chances and Lucky. In Chances, Lucky grew up in a top crime family. In Lucky, she was married three times. And now, in Lady Boss, she takes on Hollywood and wins! Panther Studios is the prize and Lucky wants it… In her quest for power she meets adversaries and enemies, friends and betrayers.
Oct 30, S. The recent death of Jackie Collins after her struggle with breast cancer inspired me to read one of her books.
In a second hand store I happened upon this book, Lucky, which I bought for a dollar. The copy is worn, with a creased back cover, a torn spine and dog-eared pages. Clearly it has made a few trips to the beach and has probably ridden on a few airplanes. Lucky tells the story of several characters in addition to that of its protagonist, Lucky Santangelo, who made appeared in an earlier Collins book, Chances.
A successful businesswoman, Lucky owns a hotel in Las Vegas with her father, a man with connections to organized crime. The chief strength of this novel is its characters. Lucky has her flaws. Early in the book, she fires an employee of her casino after he refuses her advances.
She later becomes involved with a wealthy tycoon who is the father of an old school chum of hers from many years ago. She uses this relationship to finance the construction of her Atlantic City hotel. Other characters in the book are also well done, especially the mother of the love interest and the old school friend who becomes an enemy.
Once again, the flaws in the character make him or her an interesting person to read about. In addition to her confident hand with the characters, Collins keeps the action bouncing along, with several illicit affairs, a kidnapping, and a murder.
There was a point where the action did become contrived, but all the same it never let up. I found none of the action in this book credible or interesting, and I ended up putting it down after reading forty pages. I have much more respect for a writer who can keep the reader turning pages, the whole point of writing a novel. The passing of Jackie Collins is certainly a sad loss to her fans, and whether or not one can call them classics, her books surely had their place.
Feb 25, Gemma rated it it was amazing. This book was fun to read. I liked how Lucky doesn't let anyone push her around and how she's her own woman.
Dec 30, Andrea Newland rated it liked it. Smut book, but it was entertaining, Lucky is a woman not to be messed with: Apr 25, Heather A rated it it was amazing Shelves: Lucky is one if my all time favourite female characters.
She kicks ass, knows what she wants, she's smart, strong and doesn't take any shit from anyone. She's made of total win.
I love reading about how she became a huge roaring success in the saga. I much prefer these older books actually building the hotel empire and learning about While I was reading Poor Little Bitch Girl I saw the mini series LUcky Chances and immediately went out and bought al, the Santangelo books I could get my hands on.
I much prefer these older books actually building the hotel empire and learning about GIno and Lenny and how everyone met and came to be. The writing is hot, snaps and crackles and pulls you into the story. The characters are vivid and larger than life and fully engaging. A brilliant series I love reading. Jul 25, Lori Schiele rated it it was ok Shelves: I have read Jackie Collins novels in the past and decided to try one again.
The biggest issue I have with her novels is that she has too many characters and it is hard to keep them straight. By the end of the book, all of the characters manage to come together, but in the meantime, it can be very confusing. View 2 comments. Apr 24, Lanette rated it it was amazing.
I enjoy reading family sagas and this one doesn't disappoint. Jackie Collins earlier novels are worth reading. This was the very first one that I'd read. I liked Lucky because she was adventurous and terribly head strong. Anything having to do with Gangsters, Thugs, crime- I'm in! This book, I could just fall into, after some deep reading or life's problems. Better than mindless television!
Apr 04, Lorma rated it it was amazing. I just love me some Jackie Collins!!! I especially enjoy reading the Santangelo family sagas and later on discussing it with my cousin who was also a big fan. Lucky Santangelo is your typical head strong, gutsy, Italian mob princess you just can't get enough of.
Mar 10, Victoria Fox rated it it was amazing. Lucky Bitchessssssss. Feb 09, H. Moat rated it really liked it. I never expected to like this book. I put it in my book case next to Proust's Swann's Way and found it hilarious.
Well, joke was on me because I found Lucky a million more times enjoyable than La Recherche la temps perdu. I'm not saying it's a beautifully crafted novel. I'm not saying it's well-written sample quote "She was beautiful in an I never expected to like this book. I'm not saying it's well-written sample quote "She was beautiful in an exotic and dangerous way". I'm not even saying you'll be left satisfied by the ending.
But my god, what a queen of trash Jackie Collins was. I was gripped by the inter-linking stories, held together by gossamer and with the addictive urgency of the best soap-operas. Collins is far better at writing sex than your D. H Lawrence's and your Tom Wolfe's they make me gag and I've never made it past a single paragraph of E.
L James without wanting to declare celibacy , and also, even by standards her characters are diverse and totally rad - she includes multiple strong women, a ridiculously awesome lady of colour in her twilight years, a hugely attractive obese socialite, a chic Beverley Hills lesbian and a sexy something bisexual who ultimately is not punished for swinging both ways, among her protagonists.
Most modern books and TV shows can't boast such a mix and the amazing JC was doing this back in the early eighties. Yes, the main character of this book, Lucky, is tiresome in that she isn't like other women, she's a cool girl and she has unruly hair and blazing black gypsy eyes Collins's words not mine but if you set that aside this is a fascinating take on love and deception and scandal and heartache. It's SO good. There are story beats that are predictable because I read this some 34 years after publication it's basically the same age as me, but honestly, once I got about a third into the book I didn't want to put it down and I say that as a person who genuinely counts War and Peace in their top 5 of all time.
As an added bonus, I liked imagining all the characters and settings in their 80s pomp - maybe I watched too much GLOW but it was a fabulous image.
View all 3 comments. Aug 17, Eva Mato rated it it was amazing. Absolutely entertaining, high paced and with addictive stories. Oct 08, Aanchal rated it really liked it. This was my second Jackie collin's book and i must say it was very good. Sometimes i felt there's too much mention of drugs and sex but this book is about how the characters overcame tough time which made the end really worth reading plus pages.
I may be a decade or two late in reading the Lucky Santangelo series but by golly I feel like it is worth the wait.
I didn't enjoy this second novel as much as the first. I loved Chances because it was such an in depth study of the life of Gino Santangelo from his humble beginnings to his big shot present, it was so developed and detailed and so wonderfully crafted that you were within Gina every step of the way.
When he hurt, you hurt. When he was happy, you were happy As this novel was entit I may be a decade or two late in reading the Lucky Santangelo series but by golly I feel like it is worth the wait. As this novel was entitled Lucky I assumed that this would be the Chances for Lucky. Her life mapped out from her wild beginnings to her big shot present, yet Gino, Costa and a wide variety of characters were as much a part of this book as Lucky.
It was like my strings were being tightened and tightened and then at the last SNAP. My emotions were everywhere and my eyes couldn't devour the words quickly enough The reason this was a four star rather than a five star is simply because I felt that halfway through it just descended into a so-and-so slept with so-and-so and he married her and she married him and no one was happy.
There was very little progression beyond relationships being formed and then disintegrating. It all felt a bit boring and repetative. Luckily that didn't last for too long. Cannot wait to get onto the next installment!
Apr 10, Ian N. I love the characters in this book, as I usually do in all her books. There's so much I have to say about this omfg.
Lucky is such a fierce woman and I love her independent nature so much, she doesn't take shit from no one and she does things her own way if it suits her with out anyone's opinion. She adores her father and expects undying attention from him. Lennie and her have the same character and they think the same, they both didn't notice each other because of their ex's but when they did n I love the characters in this book, as I usually do in all her books.
Lennie and her have the same character and they think the same, they both didn't notice each other because of their ex's but when they did notice each other, they didn't even know what they were getting themselves into, they were destined for each other but they didn't know it hahaha.
And they ended up with each in such a glorious way! Olympia Stanislopoulos was another character, she never appreciated anything good in her life. So she actually learnt to appreciate all the wrong things in life, she adored Flash who was really ugly and a drug addict and she got into drugs, a crazy cocaine addiction which led to heroine after she got bored. Then when they mixed all these drugs together with Flash in a hotel room after probably having sex they obviously overdosed and died.
Here's something that every reader knows: There are books for every mood. I sometimes find myself in the mood for some scandal and drama situations in the books I read. So I went and read accidentally a book writen in the 80's. When Lucky gets crossed, she shows people who's the boss. She does everything she wants to , and sex for her is always for herself. She's nobody's victim and I did not see her whine neither in her thoughts.
What I liked about Lucky is that if a man wants to join the ride, he better get his own car: May 30, Stephanie rated it it was amazing. In Collins' sophomore release of the Santangelo saga we get reaquainted with the business savy and headstrong Lucky Santangelo, daughter of the notorious Gino "The Ram" Santagelo, former mob boss. Not one iota of what Collins' writes in this book comes off as being unrealistic or boring.
Writing a book like this takes pure, unadulturated talent. How she manages to come up with new and exciting characters, keep us thouroughly updated on old ones, intertwine all of their storylines flawlessly and l In Collins' sophomore release of the Santangelo saga we get reaquainted with the business savy and headstrong Lucky Santangelo, daughter of the notorious Gino "The Ram" Santagelo, former mob boss.
How she manages to come up with new and exciting characters, keep us thouroughly updated on old ones, intertwine all of their storylines flawlessly and leave her fans begging for more hard to comprehend.
Lucky comes back geared and ready for all new adventures. I don't know if there is much I can say about this book without giving too much away.
But, I will say that we are introduced to some brand spanking new characters, Lennie Golden being the main one. We're also reuninited with some old ones many of us may have thought wouldn't come back like Olympia and Dimirti Stanislopolous.
These three characters will influenece Lucky's life in a major way. Yet another brilliant read from Collins. I have been taking it too seriously, and it stresses me out! Jackie Collins is so entertaining!!! I can't wait to read more of her books I own most of them! For me, this book had an exceptionally slow start. I kept putting it down and starting other books. I would read a few pages here and there, in between other books. About 5 days ago, around page , this book totally took off!
It became very difficult to put down! I am so happy that I read it! I hope that other readers do not give up if they find the beginning to be slow. Sometimes that happens with some of my favorite authors, and you just have to keep reading!
It had been years since I visited Lucky Santangelo, but I recently decided to pay her another visit. I do suggest reading, "Chances" first, but this book is More awesome than Chances. It wasn't.
It was just super slow to me. I have read this series from the end to now therefore I know most of the big plot lines that occur in the beginning books.
I noticed that this book had smaller font than the past books I've read by her. Her other books I've been able to fly through and this one was chock full pages with tiny font and with Jackie Collins books it's like a soap opera with tons of details building before you realize how they tie t 3 stars does not mean this book was bad.
Her other books I've been able to fly through and this one was chock full pages with tiny font and with Jackie Collins books it's like a soap opera with tons of details building before you realize how they tie together so it was a lot to get through.
It was good, but because I now what is going to happen and it was slow that is why I gave it 3 stars. Feb 11, Jeanne rated it really liked it. Another great Lucky story by Jackie Collins!! I got pulled into the story immediately and was totally engaged throughout the entire book!!
Gino says that Tiny passed away two years earlier would have been and he had attended the funeral in Los Angeles. Well, that would be kind of hard since Another great Lucky story by Jackie Collins!! Well, that would be kind of hard since Gino was not in the States at that time. Oct 07, Bookcase Jim rated it really liked it.
Take with a grain of salt.. I read this as a frustrated 16 yr old male virgin and found the sex scenes particularly titillating. So much so that the story kept flowing and I wasn't particularly concerned with the quality of writing, the cliches, the superficiality of it all. I enjoyed it a lot.
Wow, it was junk.
I assume I'd have the same opinion of Lucky today, but hey, w Take with a grain of salt.. I assume I'd have the same opinion of Lucky today, but hey, why ruin good memories.
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