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The bestselling author of Lovers & Players returns with her 25th fabulous novel and her most beloved character...Get ready for the scandalously scintillating read only Jackie Collins can deliver! Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance--still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las VThe bestselling author of Lovers & Players returns with her 25th fabulous novel and her most beloved character...Get ready for the scandalously scintillating read only Jackie Collins can deliver! Lucky Santangelo is back with a vengeance--still every bit as strong, sexy, and seductive as ever! But Lucky is older and wiser, and hot to reclaim her power position in Las Vegas. However, a deadly enemy from her past has resurfaced--a person determined to take everything from her, including the family she holds so dear: two sons and an out-of-control teenage daughter who is just as outrageous as Lucky herself. Like mother, like daughter. And if that old saying holds true, it's going to be one wild ride.Internationally bestselling author Jackie Collins marks her twenty-fifth novel with "another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance," (Publishers Weekly on Lovers and Players).  Aren't we lucky?!...

Title : Drop Dead Beautiful
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ISBN : 9780312341794
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 512 Pages
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Drop Dead Beautiful Reviews

  • Diane Wallace
    2018-12-21 05:58

    Lovely series! no disappointment in the plot..murder,sex,drugs and good writing (paperback!)

  • Christina
    2018-12-26 10:16

    I love the Lucky Santangelo series by jackie collins, so I picked this up at the library since it was the next in the series and it's been at least five years since the last one was out.really good, except it did get a bit annoying how often the past books kept being brought up, but I think that could help for someone who hasn't ever read any book in this usual, she had a kick ass surprise ending with lots of twists! :)

  • Nikki Nielsen
    2019-01-07 13:04

    Drop Dead Beautiful is based on the Santangelos, a wealthy Italian family living in LA. I love the Italian aura of Godfathers, tradition, and spicy meatballs :) Jackie Collins can hold ones attention, but this is not a book I would recommend to my fellow readers unless they are in the mood for a shallow 'eye for an eye' Hollywood story.

  • Kara Jorges
    2018-12-22 05:53

    Nobody writes better stories about rich, famous people than Jackie Collins. In the sixth book in her Lucky Santangelo series, she shows she’s still on top. No whiny chick-lit about life at the bottom of the ladder even comes close. Though I like her books that start with characters before they’re rich and famous more than the ones that start with the money and power already in place, after the first couple chapters are done gushing about how rich and famous everyone is, I get in my Jackie groove and go along for the ride.This story starts with Lucky on the brink of opening a posh new resort in Las Vegas, the Keys. Her life is already plenty hectic with two teenage kids at home, one her wild and impetuous 16-year-old daughter, Max. Max is dying to get together with the hottie she’s been chatting up on the internet. She concocts a story about going out of town with a girlfriend, and she’s off to meet Internet Guy in the KMart parking lot in Big Bear. Once there, she meets hot, 19-year-old Ace, just in time for the two of them to get kidnapped by her on-line buddy, who morphs into Internet Freak.Meanwhile, an old Santangelo enemy, Francesca Bonnatti, is poised to take revenge. When she discovered her dead son Enzio had left a bastard son behind in Italy, she took young Anthony under her wing and raised him to be a successful businessman/drug lord. Francesca tells Anthony that it’s time for vengeance on the Santangelos, so Anthony puts in place a plot to destroy the Keys Resort and put Lucky out of business. Anthony is a busy boy, flying between a number of cities where he does business, keeping two mistresses, and a wife trapped in Mexico City.Irma, Anthony’s wife, is growing bored and restless. Her restrictive existence doesn’t allow for much fun, especially since her husband quit visiting her bed after their children were born. Luis, the young gardener, starts to look like a tasty pastime. Soon, she craves his touch, but if Anthony ever found out, there would be hell to pay.The story jumps and spins from one character to another as the drama unfolds and the suspense builds. Will Max and Ace escape their kidnapper? Will Lucky’s best friend, superstar Venus Maria, stay with her younger boyfriend, movie star Billy Melina? Who keeps sending Lucky cards that say only “Drop Dead Beautiful”? Will Anthony find out about Irma’s infidelity with the gardener? And will his plot to destroy the Keys at its grand opening succeed?Jackie Collins is not classic literature, but her books are flat-out fun. Her secret seems to lie in not having too much respect for any of her characters, though Lucky Santangelo has always been an exception to the rule. Raunchy, sexy, and at times violent, a Jackie Collins novel always delivers.

  • Vette32
    2018-12-26 09:58

    This book was...not good. Like most reviewers have mentioned, I didn't care for ANY of the characters and got tired of the constant praise for the Santangelo family. The plot wasn't even stimulating. Another Bonatti(gasp) wants revenge on the Santangelos. This plot has been done to death now. The other plot revolving around Max (hate that name) wasn't even interesting. She spent exactly one whole weekend being "kidnapped" and then back to usual family life. Lennie was reduced to Lucky's "Yes Man". What happened to the amazing personality he used to have? After a while you get tired of Lucky's "Nobody tells me what to do" attitude. It's time to grow up a bit. I hated that Lennie allowed both of his kids to be named after Lucky's parents, too. Her father, Gino, is NOT dead, so why should he get the honor of having a kid named after him? If Lucky HAD to name a kid after him, she should have gave the name to Bobby. Speaking of Bobby, he was just creepy to me in this book with his constant lusting after his neice, Brigitte. I'm sick to death of Venus Maria and the constant addition of new characters is getting tiring. A few major discrepancies are: Carioca (Steven and Mary Lou daughter, NOT Lina's) is OLDER than Max, Gino is older than the finally mentioned again Costa (though deceased now), and please stop pretending Lucky is not in her fifties. Enough with the descriptions of her constant beauty and sexiness. Gag. Also, why does Leonardo need a nanny? He's at least thirteen now. The whole "Drop Dead Beautiful" plot was weak and uninteresting. What is the point of Alex Woods still pining over Lucky and their one night stand if Lennie is never going to find out about it? Whatever happened to Lennie's best friend Jess and her husband, Matt? Where's Alice the Swizzle? Can we remember the story did revolve around Lennie having a life of his own?

  • Minty McBunny
    2019-01-07 11:15

    I heard Jackie Collins on the NPR recently & realized I hadn't checked in with her in several years. She was a favorite of mine in late high school and college, I thought I'd see what Lucky Santagelo was up to these days. All I can assume is that Jackie Collins is laying by the pool, fanning herself with money and dictating bad stories into her dictaphone to keep milking the cash cow that is Lucky Santangelo.This one was not as horrible as Confessions of a Wild Child which was just embarrassing, but it was pretty bad. The high point of my eye-rolling was when (view spoiler)[Max goes missing, they know she's with some creep she "met" on the internet and yet no one is freaking out or panicking, they're having a party and assuming she's fine. What the what? (hide spoiler)] that's not what old-school Gino or Lucky would have done ever if someone they love was in peril. After that it was all downhill and predictable. I would have been far better off re-reading Chances or Hollywood Wives for the 20th time.

  • Ilene
    2018-12-23 06:18

    2.5 stars...Venus is with Billy. Lennie & Lucky are still strong and Alex is still fascinated with her. Maria goes by Max and u trying to lose her virginity with a guy she meets online who is if course not who he says he is. Gino is turning 95 and everyone is coming in for the celebration.Never go meet someone that you met online. Thank goodness for Ace. He seems like a really, really good guy. Max is definitely Lucky's daughter but she still isn't Lucky. Her valley girl talk is driving me NUTS.Ups and downs, love and break ups, death and destruction; JC's recipe for success. Not sure why I am still reading this series, it is really starting to drag. Too many new characters, it's starting to get dizzying.Billy and Venus married? Kind of a joke.

  •  PuMbA's MoMmy*•.♥.•*
    2018-12-24 13:04

    What can I say!!?? Jackie Collins is my naughty delight to read!!! I always love her vivid rich spoiled characters! "Drop Dead Beautiful" did not disappoint! I was immediately drawn into the Santangelo family drama again. Even though I am not reading the books in order, I was glad that I read the first book in the series "Chances" first because it gave me a small background on some of the characters. This book in particular though can be read as a stand alone. But I still recommend reading "Chances" first.Highly recommend this book to other Jackie Collins fans or people who like to read family drama that is kinda TMZ meets Days of our Lives!

  • Emily
    2019-01-08 08:18

    There was a point, maybe 100 pages in, where I swore if I saw the words "totally," "major," or "way" again I was going to throw the book out the window. As in "he has a like [totally, major, or way:] hot bod." However, I kept reading because as annoyed as I was I really wanted to know what happened to the characters (who all had stripper names like Chyna, Lucky, Venus, Cookie, and so on.) I would give this book a solid 2 stars because I couldn't put it down, but it was like reading a trashy soap opera and the valley girl writing like totally made me major annoyed.

  • Cheryl
    2019-01-01 13:14

    My girl, Lucky!!!

  • April Shepherd
    2019-01-07 12:53

    Great summer book , not a masterpiece but very engaging :-)

  • Jool
    2018-12-21 07:19

    I've enjoyed all the Lucky Santangelo books I have read so far. The characters are really fleshed out and the reader connects with them, either loving or hating them. The plots are tight and suspenseful. I like the Jackie Collins books because they give me a glimpse into a fascinating world of wealth, glamour, suspense - and in my opinion a book always gives me a better visual (one built in my imagination) than watching it on television or on the big screen.

  • Danielle Stephenson
    2019-01-10 05:03

    I think I've already read this but it must have been 10 years or more ago so I read it again and enjoyed it just as much. These books don't age! Nobody can beat Jackie. I'm going to re-read them all again from the beginning.

  • Joann Krause Radke
    2019-01-09 12:23

    An interesting read

  • Justina Hevia
    2019-01-18 08:06

    Good luckI love Jackie Collins. No stone is left unturned, no question is left unanswered. Just one mor book to go.

  • Mammie
    2019-01-04 12:01

    Wonderful writing with characters coming to life.

  • Amanda
    2019-01-03 09:05

    Whoa. That was an unexpected ending. I was slightly dissatisfied with the end though, but it was fine. The book was really entertaining, but like the other Jackie Collins novel I read, it was not really anything more. It's like watching a TV show like Gossip Girl or 91201, you don't gain anything from it and you sort of forget about it over time. In a few months I will probably only vaguely remember what happened in this book and just say "Yeah... I read that... it was okay I guess." Despite the negativity in the last paragraph, it was a great book for just reading for fun. It's pretty much a billion stories that all merge into one in the end, a set up Jackie Collins apparently enjoys doing. I think I would read another Jackie Collins book, but maybe in the summer. Her books are page turners because you want to know what happens next. Her characters are really good in the way you think about some of them even after the book ends. However, the ending doesn't leave much for the imagination, so that may make it easily forgettable. I didn't really wonder about the ending, I was more just in shock that it ended a little suddenly. Anyways, I would recommend this book if you wanted a fun book to read in the summer or during break. It is quite entertaining and reminds me of a soap opera.

  • Allyssa grace potts
    2019-01-06 06:23

    The book has very many settings in it. It kind of jumps around, from a small cabin in the woods to big hotel in Las vegas. The mood of the book changes a lot. The setting mostly took place in hollywood, but it jumps around to each character’s life. Max is one of the characters in the story and she is the daughter of lucky and lennie. Max is a round character, she is also dynamic. She had changed throughout the story when the man who kidnapped her took her out to the cabin and didnt let her go. Lucky is also a round character she was never boring at one point she was always adventurous and she became a mom. Lucky’s husband lennie was also round because he left his wife when she was pregnant and at the time he didnt know. I really enjoyed this book. I couldnt put the book down. It had ALOT of twists in it as well. It did get quite annoying at times because they used “totally’’ and “major” quite often. But i was rather pleased with this book.

  • Georgina
    2019-01-02 12:56

    I was at the library the other day and came across Drop Dead Beautiful by Jackie Collins. I always look for Jackie Collins if I want an easy going book filled with luxury, the rich and famous and Hollywood. This book is part of the Lucky Santangelo series and while I have not read the previous books it was easy to get into the story line due to Jackie Collins making many references to the previous books throughout. The book was pretty fast paced, fill with lots of different characters, without there being too many to keep track of. The book definatly was not a stand out but I enjoyed it. Jackie Collins seems to have a way of keeping you entertained with the 'Hollywood' lifestyles of her characters and a couple of twists thrown in for good measure. I may check out the rest of the Lucky Santangelo series if I come across them but they are not on my current to-read list

  • George
    2018-12-29 13:09

    One of the many Lucky Santangelo books, but the first I've read. It was long (15 hours plus) but was on sale and I had put it on haitus for awhile. Now, it's back. I could recognize the serialness of the book because it referred to previous events in Lucky's life. It seemed that every few minutes someone was jumping in the sack with someone else. Is that sexy? The book is also about the movie business, something I'm not particularly enamored with. So, maybe that's why it didn't click very well. The book seemed slow at first, but then, after all the characters were introduced and had sex at least once, it moved on. The epilogue tied it all up after an exciting conclusion (aren't they all?) Doubt if I'll read any more Collins--not my style.

  • Susan Adair
    2019-01-09 11:12

    I enjoy Jackie Collins books as some light reading but this book took me months to finish because I found I didn't like any of the characters and I was sick of hearing how amazing the Santangelo family were. I also found that the story was strangely unfinished but am unsure as to how I would have expected it to end. The only reason I went back to reading this book was because my tablet (which I usual read on) needed to be charged and I had some time to do some reading. I still like Collins and love reading her books during the summer when I want a break from all the other more taxing books on my to read list but I don't think I could stand to read another book about Lucky and her 'amazing' family.

  • Kristine
    2019-01-04 07:10

    I liked this book. The only problem that I had was that it was the last book in the series but inside the cover it said it was the first so when I was half way through, I went to the library to get the next one only to find there wasn't another. All of the covers of the Jackie Collins books said different orders. When I go to the library I use those listing to get the next book so it was upsetting to learn that I just finished the series in the first book I read. It was a good book that jump around from person to person but did so in ways that you didn't get lost (unlike the Girl with that Dragon Tattoo series). It was a quick read that kept me interested

  • Alaina Hulvey
    2019-01-14 11:14

    Pretty good book. Typical Jackie Collins, deception, glamour, action, and murder. Ah the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Lol! The book was a little repetitive at times, but half way through I realized I was glued to it. I've only read two Jackie Collins books now and I will say they are a guilty pleasure. The only problem I have with them is, that there always seems to be one story line that seems unnecessary until the end. Then those characters seem to help tie up the other (better) story lines. Alex and Ling pointless until the end and only because she dropped her gun! though Max was kind of a bore too!

  • Kathryn
    2018-12-26 10:00

    So yeah, we're coming to the decline of the Santangelos series. I don't know what to expect in the next book (I'm reading it, I'm invested enough to see it through) but here's what I hope:1) I hope all the Bonnattis are finally dead. No cousins or illegitimate children coming out of the woodwork with evil plans.2) I hope Venus doesn't hook up with another asshole.3) I hope there isn't another kidnapping plot.DDB was more wack-a-doo than the previous books. Fun at times, but more cringeworthy.

  • Vivien
    2019-01-03 05:53

    Lucky Santangelo a long time Las Vegas star has come back with more pizzazz. Lucky is not a teenager anymore she is grown-up and intelligent, and prepared to maintain her place in Las Vegas. On the other hand, a fatal rival is now out for her. He thinks he has his second chance to revenge, to take everything from Lucky, her money, her family, mainly her life. He knows his chance in revenging on Lucky is one out of one-million. He decides to take one of her prize possessions. Will this thing that this deadly man takes away change Lucky forever?

  • Virginia Markhart
    2018-12-30 11:01

    Pretty predictable for a Jackie Collins. She is so into sex and cheating men. Wow. Very good story line. I like all the subplots. The line about her daughter Max being kidnapped by an internet predator was totally unbelievable. I did like the entire story about the opening of her new hotel in Vegas and the plot by the Bonnati family to bring it down. Some of the lines where pretty um...forced and just didn't work for me.

  • Lynann Barr
    2019-01-14 06:14

    Written in third person omniscient, this book chronicles the main character's, Lucky Santangelo, brand new Las Vegas hotel opening. With so many different people trying to sabotage the grand opening of The Keys for so many different reasons, Lucky faces challenge after challenge posed by her daughter, secret enemies from her past, 'frenimies', and age old family enemies. Collins also throws in other antidotes of love and sex, which gives the book a whole other element of sexy and interesting.

  • Michelle Tremblett
    2019-01-16 12:20

    Loved this book,Jackie Collins keeps you turning the page. I love that all her books tie together with references from other books yet you can pick up any of her books at any time and jump right in without have read any others. Drop dead beautiful is about the Santangelo family,very rich, very powerful, always hunted, always an adventure with this family. must read

  • Jessica
    2019-01-04 11:11

    Have to admit, this was a lazy/slow read at first. It finally picked up after 100 pages. But you can always expect a nice, beach read about Lucky Santangelo and her wonderful family. What I like most about this was the ending, everyone got their fair share. I just wished Gino got into some of the action with the Bonnatti's

  • Carrie Kellenberger
    2019-01-17 13:09

    I love a good story about Lucky Santangelo and her crazy family. Jackie Collin's excels at mindless and entertaining reading. This book lacked luster though. It was her daughter Maria's time to get kidnapped, make a dramatic escape, and then they all had to deal with another Bonnatti relative looking for revenge. Eh.