Book Review: The Santangelos by Jackie Collins

In memory of Jackie Collins ~

The Santangelos: A Novel by Jackie Collins

The Santangelos: A Novel

A vicious hit. A vengeful enemy. A drug addled Colombian club owner. A sex crazed Italian family. And the ever powerful Lucky Santangelo has to deal with them all, while Max-her teenage daughter is becoming The “It” girl in Europe’s modeling 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 cross a Santangelo.

Lucky rules. The Santangelos always come out on top. An epic family saga filled with love, lust, revenge and passion.

Amazon Customer Review

 20890-5-stars-rating-bmp    Jackie Collins’ THE SANTANGELOS gives us another thrilling chapter of one of fiction’s favorite families   by Cyrus Webb

 We had to wait a little longer this year to get another Jackie Collins’ novel, but I can tell you that THE SANTANGELOS was DEFINITELY worth the wait.

Jackie has a way of thrusting you in the lives of her characters, making you feel their desires, their hatred and the love that comes from one of the most beloved families in fiction.

In this book we are able to see the extent that Lucky is willing to go in order to protect her own, but we are also given the reminder that some things are out of our control. When tragedy hits the Santangelos family will it break them apart or bring them closer together? That is one of the most fascinating layers of the book.

I also love the fact that Max finds her own “voice” so to speak, and come to rely not only on the strength of her mother but the words of her grandfather as well. “You’re a Santangelo—an’ Santangelos don’t quit.”

The other interesting things about this novel is that it reminds us that in a digital age EVERYTHING is fair game and the truth is not always something that others feel the need to spotlight. Bobby Santangelo Stanislopoulos realizes this firsthand, and he has to live with the thoughts of others thanks to the world wide web.

This book allows other characters to step up and be noticed, giving readers something to look forward to when it comes to the future of the Santangelo family in other books. Whether this is your first book to read about the family or you’ve been a fan for some time, you won’t be able to forget.

About the Author

Jackie Collins started writing as a teenager, making up steamy stories her schoolmates paid to devour. Her first book, “The World is Full of Married Men,” became a sensational bestseller because of its open sexuality and the way it dealt honestly with the double standard. After that came “The Stud,” “Sinners,” “The Love Killers,” “The World is Full of Divorced Women,” “The Bitch,” “Lovers And Gamblers,” “Chances,” and then the international sensation, “Hollywood Wives” — a #1 New York Times bestseller, which was made into one of ABC’s highest-rated miniseries starring Anthony Hopkins and Candice Bergen. She wrote more than 30 books during her career.

Ms. Collins passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the age of 77 after battling breast cancer.

Jacqueline Jill “Jackie” Collins was born on Oct. 4, 1937, in London. Survivors include her three daughters, Tracy, Tiffany and Rory, and her sister, Joan.