Thursday, May 4, 2017

Book Review | The Santangelos by Jackie Collins

The Santangelos Jackie Collins Book Review

It was a sad day for many when Jackie Collins past away but thankfully her legacy of books remains and I for one have been reading her novels for years, I'm sure earlier than was even age appropriate. Jackie Collins is the queen of the 'bonkbuster' and was sharing tales of Hollywood glamour, grit and sexploits way before any of us had heard of Mr Grey.

Lucky Santangelo and the Santangelo clan have had their stories told over a number of books and The Santangelos is the final book in this series and its easy read was the perfect companion for my holiday to St Lucia.

A vicious hit, a vengeful enemy, a drug addled Colombian club owner and a sex crazed Italian family...the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all. Meanwhile Max - her teenage daughter - is becoming the 'It' girl in Europe's modelling world. And her Kennedyesque son, Bobby, is being set up for a murder he didn't commit. But Lucky can deal. Always strong and unpredictable, with her husband Lennie by her side, she lives up to the family motto - Never fuck with a Santangelo. Lucky roles... the Santangelos always come out on top. The Santangelos is an epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.

Whilst it had been some years since I last read about The Santangelo's I happily dived straight in and was able to enjoy it as it's own tale with enough background added into remind me of what had led the characters to the current time.

Jackie Collins allows you to be transported to another world and yes they can be a little far fetched, exaggerated even but I enjoy that and it's known that Jackie would be 'inspired' by people she met in her Hollywood travels so it's always fun to try and work out who she might be talking about in the 'real world'.

Characters are glossy, some you love, others you love to hate and I can almost be grateful for my simple life with no fears of enemies taking a deadly turn but this is escapism at it's best.

Jackie Collins books are perfect for holidays or those of you who only have snatched moments to read. There are a lot of breaks in the story as it moves between locations and characters so you're able to find natural stops to reapply sun cream, go for a swim or perhaps give your loved ones attention. It's an easy read and perhaps not the most high brow of books but it's a great read and I whizzed through this in only a couple of days.

Are you a Jackie Collins fan?

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  1. I've never read any of her books but deffo putting this one on my list! xx

  2. My name is Ali and I started to read Jackie Collins before I should have too lol this will be great to pack on my holiday xx

  3. Can you believe I've never read a Jackie Collins novel!?! I definitely need to change this. They often pop up in the local charity shops, so I'll be keeping my eyes peeled. Xx

    Tania | When Tania Talks

    1. Oh yes they can always be found in the charity shops, definitely give one a go if you want a bit of 'fluff'.

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