Jackie Collins is internationally famous for her New York Times bestselling novels about Hollywood, lovers and players, and married lovers. She began writing about Hollywood wives, Hollywood divorces, lethal seduction and sinners long before “E! News,” “Entertainment Tonight” and TMZ started bringing the images into your living room nightly. Collins’s fans will love the total immersion in the highly publicized celebrity lifestyle, as well as the secrets behind the velvet ropes of Hollywood glamour.
"GODDESS OF VENGEANCE is a thrilling, glamorous story that is sure to charm."
Vegas is the new Hollywood, and Lucky Santangelo, renowned “Goddess of Vengeance,” is enjoying the prime of her life with her soul mate, producer Lennie Golden. Lucky is Collins’s most charming character yet. She exudes passion, power, status, strength and a sexy bravado that makes her fearless. Her mission is to stop Armand Jordan, prince of the Middle Eastern country of Akramshar, from purchasing The Keys, her one-of-a-kind Las Vegas casino and hotel complex. Armand’s career was built upon a gamble of playthings bought with money garnered from strategic relationships and tawdry deals created in the temples of power-hungry billionaires.
Armand believes his title, power and money can force Lucky to give up The Keys, her Las Vegas crown jewel. He tosses aside Lucky’s dossier, which his able assistant Fouad Khan prepared for him, and finds himself face to face with a woman who has built an empire comparable to his. Armand has nothing but disdain for all women. His use of cocaine is escalating and feeding his desire to seek vengeance on Lucky, who dared say “no” to the mighty Prince Armand Jordan.
Meanwhile, a new generation of Santangelos is on the horizon. Lucky’s son, Bobby Santangelo Stanislopoulos, is heir to the Stanislopolous Greek shipping fortune, but wants to make it on his own merit, along with help from some Russian investors. Bobby owns Mood, a string of popular nightclubs in New York and Las Vegas that have become the hottest spots for Hollywood celebrities. Bobby’s girlfriend Denver loves him, but is intimidated by Lucky’s success and Bobby’s immense wealth --- not to mention the incessant string of females who throw themselves at him.
Jackie Collins’s signature wild fling is a masterpiece in descriptive writing. She takes the reader on a vivid journey through the indulgent, scandalous lives of the Hollywood elite. Filled with reckless but irresistible lovers and players, GODDESS OF VENGEANCE is a thrilling, glamorous story that is sure to charm.
Reviewed by Hillary Wagy on October 20, 2011