Lucky Author:Jackie Collins Wildly, darkly beautiful, and trouble- just like daddy- Lucky is the only woman smart and ruthless enough to take his territory away. — Lucky wants it all. With sex and the rich fruits of crime her aphrodisiacs, Lucky requires- needs- just as much power as her father. And power, for Lucky, means the ability to rule an empire, or the heart of a ma... more »n, on her terms.
Olympia Stansilopoulos is one of the world's richest heiresses. Yet neither unaccountable wealth nor three husbands before the age of thirty have succeeded in satisfying her. Lucky and Olympia, best friends in their boarding school days in Switzerland, are now unacknowledged rivals- especially when Lucy turns to Olympia's billionaire shipowner father, Dimitri, for the love and support Gino, her own father, denies her. And Olympia retaliates by throwing herself and her hundreds of millions at Lennie Golden, the charismatic stand-up comedian whose first-night appearance at Lucky's Hotel Magiriano- the fabulously successful Las Vegas casino she built during her father's FBI-induced tax exile- ignites a passion between them that nearly captures her gambler's heart. Lennie Golden may well prove to be Lucky Santangelo's wild card.
Moving from Las Vegas to Paris to New York to Beverly Hills to the private Greek Island where Dimitri Stanislopoulos wields his own absolute dominion, these passionate seekers travel in the fastest lane of all. Mixing power with pleasure, love with hate, ambition with one crime lord's sinister, sadistic, insatiable need to avenge, Lucky shows Jacki Collins at the very top of the inimitable form.« less
The New York Times called Lucky "a brash and suspenseful story. Crammed with beautiful people scheming to advance themselves..Miss Collins is at her raunchy best when describing the collisions between rivals at parties or in bedrooms. She also excels at pacing her narrative, which races forward, mirroring the frenetic lives chronicled with wit."