*Featuring a new, intimate introduction from the wonderful Jessie Burton talking about what Jackie and her books mean to her! Discover the empowerment, sex, scandal and glamour of Lucky, a book ‘so hot it will have to be printed on asbestos’, from the insatiable number one bestseller Jackie Collins.*
In the world of the rich, love and power are just games to play – and Lucky Santangelo is determined to win . . .
Lucky is a woman with the strength and determination to accomplish anything. A shrewd businesswoman in a world of demanding old men and petty women, Lucky rules with an iron grip - when she wants something, she gets it, no matter who she is up against. But she's not the only player and this game certainly isn't fair . . .
There's Lennie Golden, a comic struggling to make it, who has been spurned by love before, Olympia Stanislopoulos, an oft-married heiress with a penchant for cocaine, Dmitri Stanislopoulos, a rich man used to getting his way, and Santino Bonatti, a man determined to get revenge on the Santangelos no matter the cost.
As their lives become entwined and the stakes grow higher and higher, the thirst for revenge is never far away. It will take all the backbone Lucky possesses to reach the climax that she deserves - and come out on top . . .
Why everyone needs Jackie in their lives . . .
'I was also hooked by Collins’ glitzy, glamorous, steamy world of beauties and sculpted bodies and sex and murder' Guardian
'Impossible to put down' Wall Street Journal
'I'm hooked! She has such tremendous insight into the underbelly of society one wonders where and how she acquired her knowledge!
'Can't get enough of these books and can never put them down'
'Exciting and romantic . . . kept me hooked'
'I have not read a Jackie Collins book for years. But boy have I enjoyed this one - fantastic read, couldn't put it down'
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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