There have been many imitators, but only Jackie Collins can tell you what really goes on in the fastest lane of all. I will be in the washroom peeling my eyeballs. Dallas is a beauty queen whose sky-high ambition stems from a sordid and secret past. Gorgeous Al had groupies throwing their bodies in his direction. I would definately recommend this to my friends to read.
It's been years since I read a Collins book and forgot how baudy and brash they were. I first read this book about 20 years ago and just finished reading it for a second time, I enjoyed how the characters evolved over the course of the book, it was kind of obvious to me how most of it would play out with Al and Dallas,,there was a lot of twists and turns along the way with a lot of unexpected happenings. Filled with the expected depravity, boundary pushing, unlimited hookups and the total lack of any shame from the myriad cast of characters this was a wild ride that gave the kind of mindless entertainment that I needed and enjoyed without worrying about having found complete closure when the last page was read. Hard to tell from this one exactly, but I'm thinking no. It was so risqué, scandalous, dirty, glorious! I just needed to tell it to myself and take it from there.
You just fell in love with Dallas, and Evan and Paul and Al. As with her other books, we find ourselves in the world of Hollywood stars and starlets, film premieres, models and everything in between. This foray into the world of beautiful people takes you from London to New York, from Hollywood to Rio, and climaxes in the Amazonian jungles. I just wish editors actually knew Portuguese so they could correct all the Spanish terms and names that are supposed to be Portuguese. It was during that era when Collins' books were all reprinted with just the name on the cover and a really garish colour in the background this one was purple! It's been years since I read a Collins book and forgot how baudy and brash they were. Jackie just keeps getting better and better.
Cody and Linda were the ones I was following more. Lovers And Gamblers 1978 About book: Sexy beauty queen Dallas met Al King Super Star. If you're looking for a good beach read, this would do the trick. It was well written, and held my interest from the very 1st page. With over 500 million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries, and with some 30 New York Times bestsellers to her credit, Jackie Collins is one of the world's top-selling novelists.
Ambitious beauty queen, Dallas scrambles her way to the top of the heap, desparate to put her lurid past behind her. Overall I admit I did enjoy it. I first read this book at the tender age of 12 years old thanks to my elementary bff who secretly snatched it from her parents. Married and dissatisfied Al wants something more in his life. Between the years it spans and the history of those years and how you incorporated that true history perfectly into the story, which gives the book an incredibly authentic feel, to the Characters of Gino, Costa, Maria, Lucky, Dario, Marco, Olympia and Dimitri, which you brilliantly wrote so they could easily be brought back into future books in a natural way, I was a fan before I finished the first chapter! She lives in Beverly Hills, California. After Jackie Collins passed, I realized I'd never read one of her books. Married and dissatisfied Al wants something more in his life.
As with her other books, we find ourselves in the world of Hollywood stars and starlets, film premieres, models and everything in between. Jackie Collins has been called a raunchy moralist by the late director Louis Malle and Hollywoods own Marcel Proust by Vanity Fair mthe Amazon—where all their dreams and nightmares are about to come true. As usual Jackie Collins gives us sex, This is a reissue of the 1977 edition. The other characters are thrown in for good measure. I have re-read this book more than twice just because I loved it so much! This is a reissue of the 1977 edition.
Seeing them deal with becoming a part of the world again and then progressing to current day would be fascinating. Yes, as odd as it may seem, it took a superficial book like this one to ground me. They're not too serious, they're funny, entertaining, and the characters always have a little bit of somebody you know in them. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. Be that as it may, I couldn't put it down. A book that left burn marks on night tables across continents, 'Lovers And Gamblers 'has become a Collins classic.
Amazing characters, wonderful sub plots amid a world of the rich, the infamous and the wanna be's. The last portion of the story's third act was a little over-the-top, but it was kind of fun, definitely unexpected. I didnt enjoy what they do to Al's son after I started liking him. This also had a surprise ending, which was not predictable, and when some didn't survive the plane crash, it was sad, but in one case, I felt it was poetic justice. I decided to stick with it, just to say I'd read one.