Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hollywood Wives: The New Generation by Jackie Collins

Continuning my reading of Jackie Collins’ books I read Hollywood Wives: A New Generation. This book was a fun read, though I did not read it as quickly as the other books from her. It was a nice read, though not as good as the others. I would rate it as a B+.

Whatever they don’t have, they want- and whatever these women want, they get. Once they lived in the shadows of their famous husbands. Now, Hollywood wives will stop at nothing for their chance in the stoplight. Today, there are no limits to their passions- or their excesses. Today, there are all new rules to the power game. And as megastar Lissa Roman is about to discover, the game itself can exact a deadly price…

I really enjoyed the main character of the story, Lissa. She was down to earth, even though she is the biggest star around Hollywood. She was a likeable character and I enjoyed getting to know her. Her daughter, Nicci, who I thought would be a spoiled brat, was a nice character as well. We really see her grow up and mature. There are plenty of romances and a little action and adventure.

I am not sure why I didn’t enjoy this one as much as the others, but I would suspect that is in part because there was so much focus on Lissa, and while I enjoyed her, I liked Ms. Collins’ previous books where there were a lot of other characters and we get to see how they all wind together.

Up next, is Kate Pepper’s newest book, which I am not too sure of the title. Her books are always a good suspenseful read. I do have one more of Ms. Collins’ books from the library to read though I am going to go for a darker read now.

Happy reading everyone!


Jodi_Lee said...

I really need to read at least one Jackie Collins book, but they are kind of like Nora Roberts for me - they have SO many that I don't even know where to I just don't read any. It's that whole opening a can of worms thing...I think. LOL

Kristie said...

I know what you are saying. Especially since it seems like a lot of her books are connected in a way, it is hard to know where to start.