Sunday, August 24, 2008

Lady Boss by Jackie Collins

Yes, I am still on my Jackie Collins' kick. I love her bookos and all of the juicy characters and Lady Boss was not an exception. I give it a A-.

From Amazon:
The dangerously beautiful Lucky -- star of two of Jackie Collins'previous smash, international number one bestsellers, Chancesand Lucky -- returns in Lady Boss. And thistime the shockingly sensual, ruthlessly clever Lucky is out to conquerHollywood!
In Chances Lucky grew up in a top crime family. InLucky, she was married three times. And now, in LadyBoss, she takes on Hollywood and wins!
Panther Studios is the prize and Lucky wants it... In her quest for power shemeets adversaries and enemies, friends and betrayers. And her relationship withher husband, charismatic comedian and movie star, Lennie Goldenis put to the test.
Lucky's first challenge is to buy the only movie studio still not controlled bya powerful conglomerate -- Panther Studios, owned by the retired, irascible, oldAbe Panther. But Abe won't sell his beloved studio to Luckyuntil she proves she has the guts to make it in Hollywood. It's his idea thatshe disguise herself as a secretary and go in undercover to find out what'sreally going on. It's a challenge that also satisfies Lucky's passionfor adventure -- and her desire to take chances...
In the process, Lucky uncovers a world of financial scheming, big-timebetrayal, and bizarre sex.
Panther Studios and Lucky Santangelo... a dangerous mix...
When Lucky makes her final move, assuming the role of Lady Boss at Panther Studios, she stuns the entire industry and sets offa series of shock waves, not only threatening her marriage to Lennie, butbringing down on her head the hatred of crime boss CarlosBonnatti -- a hatred that goes back generations, putting in peril herlife, and the lives of everyone close to her!

There are so many characters and so many problems and they just continue to add to the usual steamy sex and inside look to Hollywood and how people and celebrities really act. I really like the main character Lucky as she is such a strong-willed woman who works her butt off to get all that she wants. She can be a bitch at times, but she is very likeable. I love connecting with these characters that I have an emotional connection with from the previous books. This book was over 600 pages long, but it is never daunting or seeming to be way too long. I really enjoy her books and loved this one as well.

Up next is another Jackie Collins book I got from the library. After that I will probably take a little break from her and read something different. This weekend I hit up a couple of thrift stores and bought over 20 books and only spent $5.00. Then is having a wonderful sale where all of the books were buy one get one free. Since I love their Mira line, I ended up buying some. As signing up as a new member (I used my hubbys name), I got $4.00 off and free shipping. Then with their usual discounts and the buy one get one free, I got 10 brand new books for $23.00, including shipping. I needed all of these like I need I a hole in my head, but oh well. This will hold me over until Christmas time and I am sure to get more gift cards. I haven't even stepped foot in a Borders in quite awhile. And the thrift store is like a hobby, searching and looking for books I may not be able to get otherwise. Plus my money goes to a good cause, and then when I am done reading them, I mostly donate them back to Purple Heart or the Salvation Army or my library. I hope everyone had a great weekend, I had a little bit too much fun last night at a BBQ with some of the people on our bowling league and am paying for it now. This is why I never drink... a sniff of wine and I am hungover. So not worth it, but once in awhile it isn't too bad. Happy Reading!!!!


Anonymous said...

I have yet to read one of her books! I have got to get one though.

Kristie said...

I have this one and I think Lucky, the first one if you would like me to send to you. They are really good.

Anonymous said...

That's SO SWEET! Thank you!! Our library has them. I have been meaning to check her books out and always forget.

Kristie said...

Send me an email with your address and I will get them out to you tomorrow.

Heidi said...

Sounds like you had a fun shopping spree. What books did you order from Mira.