Hollywood Wives: The New Generation

Hollywood Wives: The New Generation

by Jackie Collins
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Hollywood Wives: The New Generation by Jackie Collins

Newly repackaged—classic novels from New York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins!

Power. Sex. Money. Fame. The new Hollywood wives have it all. And if they don’t have it—they want it. And whatever these women want—they get. Ambitious, young, smart, and lethal, the Hollywood wives are back with a vengeance, pushing their way to the forefront. Forget shopping—they’re into achieving everything their famous husbands have and more, and they don’t care how they do it.

Three talented, ambitious dreamers have struggled for super-stardom—and lived hard and fast in a mind-bending whirl of parties, drugs, and sex. Now their fates collide at the plush Los Angeles estate of a powerful music industry magnate, where one man’s secret vendetta will trap them in its sudden, murderous heat....

Nick and Lauren can never forget each other. Teenage small-town lovers—he from the wrong side of the tracks, she the prettiest girl in town—their love was the town scandal, forbidden, sizzling and unforgettable, ending abruptly in a tragedy that sent them into separate orbits. As Nick and Lauren both rise to fame, haunted by the secret they share, they try to live without each other—only to find they can’t.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743423687
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication date: 05/21/2002
Series: Hollywood Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 399,605
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 4.22(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

There have been many imitators, but only ever one Jackie Collins.

The iconic British author has been called a “raunchy moralist” by the director Louis Malle and “Hollywood’s own Marcel Proust” by Vanity Fair.

With millions of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with thirty-one New York Times bestsellers to her credit, she is one of the world’s top-selling novelists.

From glamorous Beverly Hills bedrooms to Hollywood move studios; from glittering rock concerts in London to the yachts of Russian billionaires, Jackie Collins chronicled the scandalous lives of the rich, famous, and infamous from the inside looking out.

“I write about real people in disguise,” she once said. “If anything, my characters are toned down—the truth is much more bizarre!”

Her first novel, The World is Full of Married Men, was published in 1968 and established Collins as an author who dared to step where no other female writers had gone before. She followed it year after year with one successful title after another, including Chances, the first installment of a sprawling nine-book saga introducing the street-smart, sexy, and dynamic Lucky Santangelo. The eighties saw Jackie hitting her stride with the seminal blockbuster, Hollywood Wives, as well as Lucky, Hollywood Husbands, and Rock Star. In recent years she kept fans entertained with Poor Little Bitch Girl, The Power Trip, and her final novel, The Santagelos, never wavering on her commitment to take her readers on a “wild ride”!

Six of her novels have been adapted for film or TV and Universal Pictures has recently optioned the Santangelo series with a view to bringing Lucky to the big screen.

Jackie was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by the Queen of England in 2013 for her services to literature and charity. When accepting the honor 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!”

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

October 4, 1941

Place of Birth:

London, England

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Hollywood Wives - the New Generation 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a Fun page turner and the characters are easy to identify with as well to like or dislike. If you are a fan of her novels you will like this book.
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LookingCalifornia More than 1 year ago
I know Jackie Collins is the queen of trashy celebrity fiction so I didn't expect much, but this book was just bad! Not only does Collins use the most obnoxious phrasing in her dialogue, such as " I dunno" and "wanna" and the like, but I detested the way she made every sentence contain a word in italics to emphasize how stupid the characters could sound. If you read Collins, you must know what I mean. All her characters sound like they didn't finish grade school. The women are all depicted as s l u t s, b i t c h e s, airheads, or money-grubbing sharks and the men are all portrayed as either dopeheads, killers, sexual deviants or complete whimps. I realize that people are in fact like this, but not everyone is! This gets boring after a while. If all the characters are like this, then no one stands out and that's exactly what happens in Collins books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
After reading Chances, Lucky, Hollywood Wives etc..This book really didn't get me as involved but it still made me giddy with the little flirtations and all the sexual tension that Jackie Collins is oh so famous for. It just needed to be a few thousand pages longer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As with any other Jackie Collins' book, I couldn't put it down! I loved the story's plot and the climax was killer. She still writes with same strong and accurate feeling as she always has. It's a great read that you won't want to put down. Famous and familiar characters return to entice with new drama.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of Jackie Collins' books and this one was right up there with the rest of them. I read the book in less than a day because once I got started I couldn't put it down. She knows how to draw people into her books and keep your attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In her usual shocking and sultry style, Jackie Collins hits us with another one of her amazing books. As they always do, this book draws you in from the first page and leaves you thinking about the larger-than-life characters long after you have finished the book. Too bad she only writes one book a year because I am hooked!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book proves to me that Jackie Collins' style is becoming repetitive, and lacks the punch of her earlier novels that shocked readers.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Hollywood superstar Lissa Roman thinks her fourth spouse Gregg Lynch is seeing another woman. Lissa puts up with a lot from her men, but refuses to accept womanizing. Will she toss Gregg out of her life?

Lissa¿s daughter Nicci feels confused between her fiancé Evan Richer and her future brother-in-law Brian. She loves both of them yet finds she is more attracted to Brian. Will she choose Brian over Evan?

Lissa visits private investigator Michael Scorsinni to make inquiries into Gregg¿s philandering. When Lissa and Michael first meet, a spark ignites, but both keep the relationship strictly business. Michael has tapes of Gregg¿s cheating and promises to handle everything required to throw him out of Lissa¿s home. Will Lissa and Michael follow up on that initial attraction?

Meanwhile ex-con Eric Vernon sets a plot in motion to kidnap Nicci. He pretends to be gay to attain information from Lissa¿s assistant Danny and begins to follow Nicci to learn her habits. Will Eric succeed in abducting Nicci?

Jackie Collins is a strange phenomenon that defies the logic of literature. Though the readers know its fluff Ms. Collins somehow hooks you for no logical reason into a one sitting read in which you feel totally entertained but not sure why. The HOLLYWOOD WIVES ¿ THE NEW GENERATION fits that classification as the story contains two intriguing major subplots and three other unnecessary but enticing minor subplots. Ms. Collins has done it again, as her fans will savor her latest contemporary fiction. Will the audience finally understand why we love Ms Collins?

Harriet Klausner