"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases which bloggers are eagerly anticipating.
My pick this week is Jackie Collins' new book which is due out April 2011 in the UK.
I've read all of Jackie Collins' books to date, I thoroughly enjoy the celebrity settings, gangster lifestyles and hard and fast lives of the Santangelos. These books for me are pure escapism...I can loose myself in these books really easily.
Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance - in a novel full of power, passion, revenge, and the raging family dynamics of the Santangelo clan - and, as always, Lucky comes out on top! In Goddess of Vengeance Lucky Santangelo rules with her high profile casino and hotel complex - The Keys in Vegas. Lennie, her ex-movie star husband is still writing and directing successful independent movies, while Max, her wild and gorgeous teenage daughter is about to celebrate her 18th birthday, and her son, Bobby, owns a string of hot clubs.
Lucky has everything. Family. Love. Life. And everything is exactly what billionaire businessman Armand Jordan is determined to take from her one way or the other. Born a Prince in the small but affluent Middle Eastern country of Akramshar, Armand comes to America with his American mother at an early age, and rises to become a real estate business titan. Armand regards women as nothing more than breeding mares or sexual playthings, so when his people inform him that the one property he covets more than anything, The Keys, is not for sale, he is shocked. That a mere woman would turn down his offer to buy The Keys is unthinkable, and Armand vows to force Lucky's hand whatever it takes. And so the battle for power begins ...Meanwhile Bobby and Max are getting into their own trouble. Bobby inadvertently becomes involved in his ex-best friend, Frankie Romano's, drug problems, causing friction between him and his girlfriend, L.A. Deputy D.A., Denver Jones. And young Max is getting restless. Not interested in college, she fights with Lucky, and embarks on a series of adventures that could turn out to have deadly consequences. But Max is like a little Lucky, and eventually she proves her strength in more ways than one.