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Women's Fiction
  • Author:
    Jackie Collins
  • ISBN:
    1849835446
  • ISBN13:
    978-1849835442
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  • Publisher:
    Simon & Schuster Ltd; Reissue edition (April 1, 2011)
  • Pages:
    528 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Women's Fiction
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  • Rating:
    4.9
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Drop Dead Beautiful marks Collins’s 25th entry in a genre she helped to refine and raise to new heights. The three little words were scrawled on the Cartier card Lucky Santangelo had just opened

Drop Dead Beautiful marks Collins’s 25th entry in a genre she helped to refine and raise to new heights. How fitting that this silver-anniversary publication celebrates her most popular character, a woman who lives by her wits but knows how to use her sexuality in equal measure. This is one author who knows her audience and doesn’t disappoint. The three little words were scrawled on the Cartier card Lucky Santangelo had just opened. Hand-delivered, the note had been brought up to the house in Bel Air by Philippe, her houseman, who’d discovered it in the mailbox at the end of the driveway. No signature, no return address.

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Internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins marks her twenty-fifth novel with another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance.

Feuding families, and simmering vendettas, punctuated by lusty liaisons. One for fans of The Sopranos and Desperate Housewives. Internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins marks her twenty-fifth novel with another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance. 18 Responses to Drop Dead Beautiful. theresa alawie says : Reply. January 27, 2010 at 9:33 pm.

Jackie Collins is not classic literature, but her books are flat-out fun. Her secret seems to lie in not having too much respect for any of her characters, though Lucky Santangelo has always been an exception to the rule.

Ships from and sold by jhsbooks2. Jackie Collins is not classic literature, but her books are flat-out fun. Raunchy, sexy, and at times violent, a Jackie Collins novel always delivers.

The three little words were scrawled on the Cartier card Lucky Santangelo had just opened. Nothing can make your summer sizzle better than a Jackie Collins novel. Her newest book is called Drop Dead Beautiful

The three little words were scrawled on the Cartier card Lucky Santangelo had just opened  . Her newest book is called Drop Dead Beautiful. And if history is any indication, it's bound to be yet another best seller. NBC's The Today Show.

He’d slumped forward in his seat, and when Jed tried to wake him, he’d failed to respond. Jed immediately began to panic. Max attempted to calm him. Has your grandpa been sick? she asked ills, Jed said, wiping his nose with the back of his hand. Max shook the old man’s shoulders. I think he might be unconscious, she whispered to Ace. Okay, we’re almost at Big Bear, Ace said, his eyes fixed firmly on the road ahead. Keep it together and find out where they live. Jed mumbled that they lived way back where they’d come from

Jackie Collins lived in Beverly Hills where she had a front row seat to the lives she so accurately captured in her compulsive plotlines

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! Библиографические данные.

A Lucky Santangelo Novel. Drop Dead Beautiful By Jackie Collins. Jackie Collins at her best. I love to read all kinds of novels, but there is nothing like a good ole trashy let's get it on book, like Jackie can create

A Lucky Santangelo Novel. I love to read all kinds of novels, but there is nothing like a good ole trashy let's get it on book, like Jackie can create. But even though the style is trashy, her characters for the main part are classy and respectable. Her characters are also very easy to become involved with, so when you finish the book, you feel like you have lost a friend.

Drop Dead Beautiful - Jackie Collins. Jackie Collins is one of the world’s top-selling writers, with more than four hundred million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries. Her twenty-seven bestselling novels have never been out of print, and have all been New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Beverly Hills, California. Praise for drop dead beautiful

From Miami to Beverly Hills, from Mexico City, Acapulco and Las Vegas, Lucky Santangelo is back! And so is the illegitimate son Anthony Bonar, of her one time Godfather and lethal enemy, Enzio Bonnati. Lucky is preparing for the opening of her new multi-billion dollar hotel complex in Las Vegas, The Keys. But Anthony Bonar - drug lord and vicious killer - is out to stop her in any way he can. Meanwhile, Max, Lucky's wild 16-year-old daughter, has run off to hook up with a man she met on the Internet. Instead of the gorgeous guy she thought she'd be meeting, he turns out to be an obsessed rich psycho with a deep-seated grudge against Lucky. And so the lethal games begin...

Owomed
I just finished reading this one last night. To date, I've read all of Ms. Collin's novels with the exception of the last three, which I'll be working on. This one was a bit disappointing. Why oh why is this book built around Lucky’s daughter Max aka Maria? Lucky should be the main character and the emphasis. Otherwise, why have her in it. As it is, it is disappointing to see that both Lucky and Lennie are merely in the background as if they are just supporting characters. I expected another Lucky Santangelo book and was disappointed with this one. I would have it enjoyed it much more had Lucky been the subject of this novel. I hope it wasn’t because Lucky is a mature woman now at what about fifty? She can still kick butt with the rest of them. Hopefully, the next Santangelo book is better than this one could have been. It’s a shame, because I really like the Lucky character. I hope Lucky hasn’t been put out to pasture. She has lots of good years in her still. I mean, the author is way older than Lucky is and still going strong. Maybe the author ran out of ideas for Lucky. Who knows? This was a big disappointment for a Lucky Santangelo fan. Sadly,the synopsis is far better than the execution of the story.
Overall, for me, it was okay, but not up to par for a Lucky novel. The story is fast reading once you get past the first fifty pages or so and is what you expect of a JC novel.
Beabandis
Nobody writes better stories about rich, famous people than Jackie Collins. In the sixth book in her Lucky Santangelo series, she shows she's still on top. No whiny chick-lit about life at the bottom of the ladder even comes close. Though I like her books that start with characters before they're rich and famous more than the ones that start with the money and power already in place, after the first couple chapters are done gushing about how rich and famous everyone is, I get in my Jackie groove and go along for the ride.

This story starts with Lucky on the brink of opening a posh new resort in Las Vegas, the Keys. Her life is already plenty hectic with two teenage kids at home, one her wild and impetuous 16-year-old daughter, Max. Max is dying to get together with the hottie she's been chatting up on the internet. She concocts a story about going out of town with a girlfriend, and she's off to meet Internet Guy in the KMart parking lot in Big Bear. Once there, she meets hot, 19-year-old Ace, just in time for the two of them to get kidnapped by her on-line buddy, who morphs into Internet Freak.

Meanwhile, an old Santangelo enemy, Francesca Bonnatti, is poised to take revenge. When she discovered her dead son Enzio had left a bastard son behind in Italy, she took young Anthony under her wing and raised him to be a successful businessman/drug lord. Francesca tells Anthony that it's time for vengeance on the Santangelos, so Anthony puts in place a plot to destroy the Keys Resort and put Lucky out of business. Anthony is a busy boy, flying between a number of cities where he does business, keeping two mistresses, and a wife trapped in Mexico City.

Irma, Anthony's wife, is growing bored and restless. Her restrictive existence doesn't allow for much fun, especially since her husband quit visiting her bed after their children were born. Luis, the young gardener, starts to look like a tasty pastime. Soon, she craves his touch, but if Anthony ever found out, there would be hell to pay.

The story jumps and spins from one character to another as the drama unfolds and the suspense builds. Will Max and Ace escape their kidnapper? Will Lucky's best friend, superstar Venus Maria, stay with her younger boyfriend, movie star Billy Melina? Who keeps sending Lucky cards that say only "Drop Dead Beautiful"? Will Anthony find out about Irma's infidelity with the gardener? And will his plot to destroy the Keys at its grand opening succeed?

Jackie Collins is not classic literature, but her books are flat-out fun. Her secret seems to lie in not having too much respect for any of her characters, though Lucky Santangelo has always been an exception to the rule. Raunchy, sexy, and at times violent, a Jackie Collins novel always delivers.
Shakataxe
I enjoyed revisting Lucky and the whole Santangelo clan.

The only bad thing about the book was that nothing new really happened. Lucky worried about her kid and her hotel, but this isn't the Lucky we're used to, who normally takes the world by storm. It seemed like JC was trying to pass the torch to Max for future books, but she never really developed Max as a strong enough character to carry a single book, let alone continue the saga. There also wasn't nearly enough Gino -- it seemed like he, along with the rest of Lucky's live-out family, were forced into the book just to make an appearance rather than having anything substantial to do.

The world of the Santangeos is a good one to get lost in for a couple of days. I just wish this one had been a bit less "domestic" and a bit more "Lucky."
Rocky Basilisk
Looks like I've got some catching up to do as I haven't read all the Lucky/Lennie history. I heard this book advertised and thought, "this will be my summer trashy novel". And while it met that criteria, I was a bit disappointed. Personally I was able to put this book down, and walk away from it for a while and come back to it. I've read/heard lots of talk about Lucky Santangelo and didn't see her as the primary character in this story. This book didn't focus on those two but rather more on Max who may be getting primed for the continued saga of the Santangelos in books to come. Anyway - there was alot of build up to what appeared to be the big foreshadowed climax of the book. Many subplots led to the finale' as everyone converged on the big event, with their own agendas to be carried out. Eventually I got to about 20 pages left in the book and thought with all this build up there is no way this can be wrapped up in 20 pages. Well it was wrapped up but for all the effort put into that big build up (~475 pages) - the finale didn't measure up. I was disappointed in the ending, and with that the overall result.
Faulkree
I never pay for kindle books, waiting for them to be free. That said, the first book of this series was under $2.00 and once I read it, I was hooked. Now I pay whatever the asking price for the Kindle book, and am up to book #7! Love, love, love these characters, especially Lucky!
Lonesome Orange Kid
I love Jackie Collins. No stone is left unturned, no question is left unanswered. Just one mor book to go.
JoJolar
great book with a little grit to it.