Monday, June 22, 2015

The Santangelos by Jackie Collins

Published June 16, 2015 by St. Martin’s Press

A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug addled Colombian club owner. A sex crazed Italian family. And the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while Max-her teenage daughter is becoming The "It" girl in Europe's modeling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable with her husband, Lennie, by her side she lives up to the family motto-Never cross a Santangelo.

My Thoughts…

Typical Jackie Collins.    She brings Hollywood to the everyday person.   The drama, the drugs, the paparazzi, the sex, and of course Lucky.   I have read many of the Santangelo’s books.  It was great to catch up with all the characters from the past and be brought up to speed on what is happening in their lives.  Lucky is amazing, always has been and always will be.    Then bring in her larger than life children and their escapades and you get a story that you won’t be able to put down.   

Bobby, Lucky’s son, has a girlfriend that he thinks he wants to marry.  Yet, his eyes are opened when he gets arrest for a crime he, of course, did not commit to how committed she is to him.     All he wants is to rush to his mother’s side and be there for her when she needs him the most, yet he is held up and he must deal with his life first.   At a huge family and friends function he runs into a long time friend of his mother’s and he realizes that maybe his ex isn’t all he thought she was.    

Max is on her way to becoming a face and name that would be familiar in every household until she starts to realize all the drama that comes with climbing that ladder.     As Max is rushing home to be with her family, her plans get derailed and tragedy strikes her.   During this tragedy she finds what she has been missing and realizes that what she thought she wanted in life may not be what she really wants and needs.

Of course, I couldn’t write a review without talking about Lucky.    Strong, sexy, racy Lucky.    She is definitely a force of nature.    While she would fight for a friend with all she has, I have no doubt that when you go against her there is no forgiveness.      In this book she has a score to settle.   She goes about finding out who is behind her pain and knows that it has to be at her hands that they pay for it.    Settles it she does, Santangelo style. 

This is a racy, sexy, soap opera like book.    While the amount of pages may seem daunting, it was an incredible quick read.    There is some vulgar parts, but if you have read other Santangelo books you know to expect it.     The Santangelos is part of a series, but can definitely be read alone.     

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