Drop Dead Beautiful

Drop Dead Beautiful

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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...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 43mm | 360g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • geneal table
  • 1849835446
  • 9781849835442
  • 241,216

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The blockbuster bestselling author of "Lovers & Players "returns with her 25th novel. Get ready for a sexy, scandalous read that only Jackie Collins can deliver!"Delicious!"--"Cosmopolitan" "Like mother, like daughter. "No truer words for Lucky Santangelo's sixteen-year-old Max, who goes looking for trouble when she hooks up with some guy she met on the Internet. Soon the beautiful, willful Max finds herself in deeper waters than she can imagine as she becomes a pawn in a greater scheme that leads back to Lucky and Billy Melina, the studly movie-star boyfriend of Lucky's best friend, superstar Venus. """[Collins's] best yet." --"Entertainment Weekly"""If Max's troubles weren't enough, Lucky has her multi-billion-dollar Las Vegas hotel complex to contend with...along with Anthony Bonar, the illegitimate grandson of her one-time Godfather and lethal enemy, Enzio Bonnati. So begins a non-stop thrill ride as Lucky builds her dream resort--and gambles with all she holds dear. Max, too, is following her dreams, and as her high-flying triumphs prove, she's more than just a little Lucky."Max promises to grow up in future sequels as troublesome and triumphant as her glitzy mom."--"Publishers Weekly"
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Review quote

"Delicious!" -John Searles, "Cosmopolitan""[F]euding families, and simmering vendettas, punctuated by lusty liaisons. One for fans of "The Sopranos" and "Desperate Housewives.""-"The Telegraph"

""Beautiful" may be the best novel starring Lucky Santangelo yet." -"Entertainment Weekly"

"Collins delivers Lucky's usual mix of celebrity fantasy and godfather justice while Max promises to grow up in future sequels as troublesome and triumphant as her glitzy mom." -"Publishers Weekly"

"[Collins's] can't-put-it-down style and feisty drop-dead glamorous characters transport us to a beyond-fabulous world. Yet with Jackie as our guide, we feel right at home." -"Glamour"

"Wry, cheeky, and outrageously entertaining." -Michelle Buonfiglio, Lifetime TV

"Breathless."-"Kirkus Reviews"

"Nothing can make your summer sizzle better than a Jack "Delicious!"--"Cosmopolitan" "[Collins's] best yet." --"Entertainment Weekly"

"Max promises to grow up in future sequels as troublesome and triumphant as her glitzy mom."--"Publishers Weekly"

"Collins's classic can't-put-it-down style and feisty drop-dead glamorous characters transport us to a beyond-fabulous world. Yet with Jackie as our guide, we feel right at home."--"Glamour"

"That goddess of vengeance, Lucky, strides again."--"New York"" Daily News"

"It's so full of fun and vitality, glamour, bitchiness and murderous intent. Just when you think Jackie Collins must surely run out of puff, off she goes again."--"The Mirror "(5-star rating)

"Wry, cheeky, and outrageously entertaining."--Michelle Buonfiglio, Lifetime TV

"Nothing can make your summer sizzle better than a Jackie Collins novel. Her newest book is called "Drop Dead Beautiful," And if history is any indication, it's bound to be yet another best seller..."--NBC News's "The Today Show"

"Breathless."--"Kirkus Reviews"""

"Dysfunctional relationships, feuding families, and simmering vendettas, punctuated by lusty liaisons. One for fans of "The Sopranos" and "Desperate Housewives,""--"The Telegraph"

"The latest book in her continuing saga of Lucky Santangelo and her clan careens between Bel Air, Vegas and Mexico. Collins can still weave an entertaining spell as she visits the lives of the rich and infamous."--"Romantic Times BOOKreviews"

"In this big, splashy Hollywood-based novel, Collins resurrects one of her favorite characters, the hard-edged, rich, talented, and beautiful Lucky Santangelo...Collins' fans, and fans of the genre, will be clamoring for this one." --"Booklist"

"Pure joy frombeginning to end."--"Daily Express"

""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. Each storyline is equally engrossing, which is a rarity, and zips the reader along through the ins and outs of big money dealings and high-stakes showdowns. What more could one want from a summer read?"
--Bookreporter.com "Delicious!"--"Cosmopolitan"
"[Collins's] best yet." --"Entertainment Weekly"


"Max promises to grow up in future sequels as troublesome and triumphant as her glitzy mom."--"Publishers Weekly"
"Collins's classic can't-put-it-down style and feisty drop-dead glamorous characters transport us to a beyond-fabulous world. Yet with Jackie as our guide, we feel right at home."--"Glamour"


"That goddess of vengeance, Lucky, strides again."--"New York"" Daily News"


"It's so full of fun and vitality, glamour, bitchiness and murderous intent. Just when you think Jackie Collins must surely run out of puff, off she goes again."--"The Mirror "(5-star rating)


"Wry, cheeky, and outrageously entertaining."--Michelle Buonfiglio, Lifetime TV


"Nothing can make your summer sizzle better than a Jackie Collins novel. Her newest book is called "Drop Dead Beautiful," And if history is any indication, it's bound to be yet another best seller..."--NBC News's "The Today Show"


"Breathless."--"Kirkus Reviews"""


"Dysfunctional relationships, feuding families, and simmering vendettas, punctuated by lusty liaisons. One for fans of "The Sopranos" and "Desperate Housewives,""--"The Telegraph"


"The latest book in her continuing saga of Lucky Santangelo and her clan careens between Bel Air, Vegas and Mexico. Collins can still weave an entertaining spell as she visits the lives of the rich and infamous."--"Romantic Times BOOKreviews"


"In this big, splashy Hollywood-based novel, Collins resurrects one of her favorite characters, the hard-edged, rich, talented, and beautiful Lucky Santangelo...Collins' fans, and fans of the genre, will be clamoringfor this one." --"Booklist"


"Pure joy from beginning to end."--"Daily Express"


""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. Each storyline is equally engrossing, which is a rarity, and zips the reader along through the ins and outs of big money dealings and high-stakes showdowns. What more could one want from a summer read?"
--Bookreporter.com Praise for "Lovers & Players": " Scandal galore, a cast of beautiful people (with issues) and lively descriptions that are always fun to read... .pure, unadulterated Collins."
- "Romantic Times"

" A totally delicious read."
- "Complete Woman"

" Another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance."
- "Publishers Weekly"

" A decadent concoction sure to appeal... a fast lane take on the lives of the rich and fabulous."
- "Kirkus"

" Vintage Collins here: Sex, love, betrayal and deception. Her fans will certainly enjoy."
- "Booklist"

" Collins is back with another sexy page-turner."
- "New York"" Post"

" A classic Collins fiasco. Love, murder, glamour, sex, and betrayal are all covered, natch."
- "OK! "magazine Praise for "Lovers & Players": "Scandal galore, a cast of beautiful people (with issues) and lively descriptions that are always fun to read....pure, unadulterated Collins."
-"Romantic Times"
"A totally delicious read."
-"Complete Woman"
"Another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance."
-"Publishers Weekly"
"A decadent concoction sure to appeal...a fast lane take on the lives of the rich and fabulous."
-"Kirkus"
"Vintage Collins here: Sex, love, betrayal and deception. Her fans will certainly enjoy."
-"Booklist"
"Collins is back with another sexy page-turner."
-"New York"" Post"
"A classic Collins fiasco. Love, murder, glamour, sex, and betrayal are all covered, natch."
-"OK! "magazine
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About Jackie Collins

There have been many imitators but only ever one Jackie Collins. The iconic British author was called 'the definition of a class act' by Graham Norton and a 'smart, talented and gorgeous woman who paved the road for many of us' by Sandra Bullock. With millions of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with thirty-one international bestsellers to her credit, she is one of the world's top-selling novelists. Her first novel, The World Is Full of Married Men, was published in 1968 and established Jackie as an author who dared to step where no other female writers had gone before. Jackie was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her services to literature and charity. When accepting the honour she said to the Queen, 'Not bad for a school drop-out' - a revelation capturing her belief that both passion and determination can lead to big dreams coming true. 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!'
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Rating details

4,617 ratings
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4 31% (1,419)
3 22% (1,026)
2 5% (247)
1 2% (78)
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