*Whether you're new to the world of Jackie Collins, or you know her books intimately, you’ll find something to love in the achingly sexy Hollywood Wives, featuring an introduction from the wonderful Helen Ellis.*
In the land of the rich and famous, nothing is as it seems, but as long as it seems perfect, nothing else matters. They lunch at Ma Maison and the Bistro on salads and hot gossip. They cruise Rodeo Drive in their Mercedes and Rolls, turning shopping at Giorgio and Gucci into an art form. They pursue the body beautiful at the Workout and Body Asylum. They are theHollywood Wives, a privileged breed of women whose ticket to ride is a famous husband: Hollywood. At its most flamboyant.
But underneath this perfect veneer, cracks are beginning to form. Affairs, secrets, kleptomania, and even murder threaten to overwhelm them. Can they maintain their perfect world? Or will the Hollywood wives be forced to confront the truth?
Appearance is everything in another scandalous and sizzling bestseller from the fabulous, insatiable Jackie Collins.
Why everyone needs Jackie in their lives . . .
‘The definition of a class act’ Graham Norton
'Scandalous. Outrageous. And completely fabulous!' Veronica Henry
‘Jackie was absolutely marvellous, she was lovely. She was a very, very good writer’ Jilly Cooper
‘Jackie to me was the best writer of those risqué, amusing, fun novels – full of Hollywood characters and lots of sex’ Barbara Taylor Bradford
‘That smart, talented and gorgeous woman paved the road for many of us so that we could experience a smoother journey . . . with or without heels’ Sandra Bullock
‘RIP Jackie Collins. I always loved our interviews’ Oprah Winfrey
There have been many imitators, but only ever one Jackie Collins.
The iconic British author has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair.
With millions of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with thirty-one New York Times bestsellers to her credit, she is one of the world’s top-selling novelists.
From glamorous Beverly Hills bedrooms to Hollywood move studios; from glittering rock concerts in London to the yachts of Russian billionaires, Jackie Collins chronicled the scandalous lives of the rich, famous, and infamous from the inside looking out.
“I write about real people in disguise,” she once said. “If anything, my characters are toned down—the truth is much more bizarre!”
Her first novel, The World is Full of Married Men, was published in 1968 and established Collins as an author who dared to step where no other female writers had gone before. She followed it year after year with one successful title after another, including Chances, the first installment of a sprawling nine-book saga introducing the street-smart, sexy, and dynamic Lucky Santangelo. The eighties saw Jackie hitting her stride with the seminal blockbuster, Hollywood Wives, as well as Lucky, Hollywood Husbands, and Rock Star. In recent years she kept fans entertained with Poor Little Bitch Girl, The Power Trip, and her final novel, The Santagelos, never wavering on her commitment to take her readers on a “wild ride”!
Six of her novels have been adapted for film or TV and Universal Pictures has recently optioned the Santangelo series with a view to bringing Lucky to the big screen.
Jackie was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England in 2013 for her services to literature and charity. When accepting the honor she said to the Queen, “Not bad for a school drop-out”—a revelation capturing her belief that both passion and determination can lead to big dreams coming true.
Jackie Collins lived in Beverly Hills where she had a front row seat to the lives she so accurately captured in her compulsive plotlines. She was a creative force, a trailblazer for women in fiction and in her own words “A kick-ass writer!”
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