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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Goddess of Vengeance (Jackie Collins)

Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance - in a novel full of power, passion, revenge and the raging family dynamics of the Santangelo clan - and, as always, our favourite goddess comes out on top!
Lucky rules with her high profile casino and hotel complex, The Keys, in Vegas. Lennie, her ex-movie-star husband, is still writing and directing successful movies; while Max, her wild and gorgeous teenage daughter, is about to celebrate her 18th birthday; and her son, Bobby, owns a string of hot clubs.
Lucky has everything: Family; Love; Life.
And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her one way or the other.
Born a Prince in the small but affluent Middle Eastern country of Akramshar, Armand moves to America with his mother at an early age and rises to become a real estate business titan. Women in his eyes are nothing more than breeding objects or sexual playthings, so when he is told that the one property he covets more than anything, The Keys, is not for sale, he is shocked. That a mere woman would turn down his offer is unthinkable, so Armand vows to force Lucky's hand, whatever it takes.
Therefore, the battle for power begins...
Meanwhile Bobby and Max are getting into their own trouble.
Bobby inadvertently becomes involved in his best friend, M.J.'s problems, causing friction between Bobby and his girlfriend, L.A. Deputy D.A., Denver Jones; While young Max is entering the world of forbidden love. Will she be able to keep Billy a secret from her mum? Read and find out...

Quote: "It kind of irked Max that she lurked so far behind in the sex stakes, but then again she didn't want to give it up to just anyone. The first time had to be special, and she was making sure that it was."

What I liked about this book: I love Jackie Collins novels, in particularly the Lucky Santangelo collection, since she manages to include the Hollywood glamour, romance, humour and suspense all rolled into one. If you have been following the world news you will relate to what goes on throughout the story, since it is based on recent events and people, but you also have lessons on life, love and relationships from several of her characters.

What I disliked about this book: I have raised the bar very high for Jackie Collins and this time the action started much later than I would have expected, which disappointed me.

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