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Goddess of Vengeance (Lucky Santangelo #8)

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Owner of the luxurious and exclusive Keys complex in Las Vegas, Lucky Santangelo comes up against Armet Askarani, a ruthless billionaire middle-easterner potentate with three wives, who has little regard for women except as sexual playthings or breeding mares. Armet wishes to purchase the Keys, and is shocked when he hears that Lucky has no desire to sell - whatever the pr ...more
Kindle Edition, 525 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Wendy Hines
What can I say about Goddess of Vengeance? If you've read any of Jackie Collin's novels, then you know it is pure unadulterated fun that you hate to see end.


Lucky Santangelo is back! Her and husband Lennie are very happy. He's directing indie films and she's busy running her new hotel and casino complex, The Keys, in LA. They have three children, and vibrant Max is about to turn eighteen. She's involved in an affair with a movie star that at all costs must be kept secret.

Lucky's son Bobby owns
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Rio (Lynne)
I know this is cliche, but this book requires wine to go with all the cheese or a cheese grater. We read Jackie Collins purely as a guilty pleasure. Lucky is a character that we love! I was looking forward to the latest Lucky saga and the old school mafia mixed with the Hollywood glamour that has made this series so popular. In this one Lucky owns the fabulous Keys Hotel in Las Vegas and is throwing her daughter Max an 18th birthday party there. Max, continues to be annoying and bratty like the ...more
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I admit it; I am a huge JC fan. I have always loved the sleaze and glamour that her books seem to hold. Jackie Collins is without a doubt in my eyes the Queen of Sleaze! She wrote her first book in 1968 and has been writing ever since. Her latest book wasreleased in April 2011 and was downloaded to my Kindle as soon as I could get my grubby mitts on it.

We first met the character Lucky Santangelo in the book Chances published way back in 1981. She has since gone on to appear in another 7 books in
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Krista
Let's face it, every Jackie Collins book over the past decade is the same as the last - just different characters. I decided to take this particular volume out of the library when I saw it was another Lucky novel. I have read every one of the Lucky novels so far and felt compelled to see what she was up to now. Also - how old is she supposed to be now?! I am assuming in her 50's but as with fine wine it seems Lucky just gets better with age.
Anyway, in this saga Lucky is propositioned by an Arab
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Samantha Janning
Lucky Santangelo is back! The dynamite Jackie Collins recently released number 27, Goddess of Vengeance, and the Santangelo family and friends (and enemies) are back in a big way. Goddess focuses mainly on Lucky’s daughter, the eighteen-year-old Max, as she stars to make adult decisions- like sleeping with her mom’s best friend’s soon to be ex-husband. Venus and Billy have headed for splitsville, and Billy finds himself besotted over Max, while Venus simply starts sleeping around. Lucky is somew ...more
Lisarenee
"Just look at everything you've accomplished. You've built hotels, run a movie studio, had three kids, and you're married to Mister Amazing. Admit it, you're a goddamn superwoman!"

"No," Lucky answered after a thoughtful pause,"I'm a woman who took chances every inch of the way. I had to fight for my independence. Believe me, It wasn't easy."

"Right," Venus said. "And that's exactly why you and I understand each other so well. We both know that being a strong, successful woman in this town ca
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Meghan
Collins needs to stop. Or maybe I need to stop trying to relive my youth. I have not been able to read Collins' last two books. Like get past the first couple of pages can't read. But I thought "hey, it's a Lucky Santangelo book. There has to be something that will grab me."

But it's not even about Lucky except repetitive phrases of fantastic her life is, how perfect her family is, and how gorgeous she remains. This one is about her daughter, Max. And let's all be honest, Max is no Lucky--in any
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Chris
I loved this book--couldn't put it down, until it was finished, so I read it in two days, and then I didn't want it to end. I love the way Jackie Collins tells a tale about rich, exciting, strong women and this one does not disappoint. This book continues the story of Lucky Santangelo and her daughter, Max, who is just turning 18. The story evolves around the upcoming 18th birthday party at her mother's hotel, "The Keys" in Las Vegas. You don't have to have read the previous books, as Collins fi ...more
S.L. Pierce
Sorry everyone! Have I changed or has Jackie Collins changed? I have loved all of her books over the years. They were my un-guilty pleasure. So I don't know what happened. The story was flat. Extremely repetitive thoughts and dialogue (I felt like I was reading Danielle Steel for a while there). I, for once, didn't care what happened to Lucky, or Max, or anyone else. I got about halfway, skipped to the end to see if anyone died, then stopped. C'mon Jackie, either give up Lucky and move on the th ...more
Carol Harlow
I haven't read a novel by Jackie Collins in a long time, so I had forgotten what type of book she writes. This was actual the audio version that I got to listen to, so it was a real treat because Jackie Collins is actually reading it along with SydneyPoitier.

This book is part of a series, but it is very easy to pick up the story line if you read them out of order. So, if you are looking for a book that will let you escape for a while, this is a good choice! The cast of characters keeps the book
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Chris
I have enjoyed Jackie’s novels for so many years. I was sent this book on Audio CD to review and it was different from any other audio book I have listened to. This one used several different readers for the characters and while that was fun to listen to, there was one voice I could not get my head around. It just did not fit into the story at all and that threw me a bit.

Story wise, this is a typical Jackie and Lucky story. Sassy, crass, people full of themselves and filled with loads of turns a
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Minty McBunny
I used to love JC in late high school and college, but when I heard a recent NPR interview with her, I realized I hadn't read anything of hers in probably 10 years.

So I figured I'd get a few of the more recent Lucky Santangelo books. This one was better than the other two I got. It was pretty middle if the road expected Jackie Collins, I think she definitely peaked in the 80s, but at least this one didn't feel like she phoned it in while having a poolside massage and fanning herself with her mon
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Miranda
Throughout the first 2/3 of the book, I was anxious to see what happens, and it was a page turner. However, towards the end Collins rushes to tie up all of the loose ends in her plotline. This book is ok, but not one I would ever read again or suggest to a friend. Scintillating, but unoriginal.
Kristin
Jackie Collins is my to go to for trashy books. If you want sex, drugs and beautiful people then she has it all. This was book 7 in the Lucky series. I like the first few a lot more than the more recent ones, but they are still fun and engaging.
Lisa
Brilliant, had me hooked from the beginning to the end with the true style of a Jackie Collins storyline, it had glamour, raunchiness, money, revenge...it's been a while since i've read one of her books, will be looking out for more by her.
Vickie
This book STINKS...don't waste 5 minutes reading it, don't read it if somebody gives it to you for free. I'm a long time fan of the fluff and sometimes 'dirty' Jackie Collins books, but this one isn't worth a second of your time.
Susie
I could not finish this - guess it was not my kind of book as others have really liked it.
Lesley
I love Jackie! 
Merel
This book I read as a dare, and it was not easy, too. The mind numbing flatness of the characters, absence of anything resembling a plot and the rarity of any dialogue were only matched by the book's dissatisfying 'deus-ex-machina' ending presented as an afterthought by the narrator. I found it a superficial book about superficial people who have nothing to say or do, and very badly written at that. So no more Jacky Collins for me (but I am passing two of her classics back to my friend in reveng ...more
Shonda
Mini-Review: I first began reading about Gino and Lucky Santangelo in high school. My summer vacations were spent devouring Collins’s books. Goddess of Vengeance is just as good as the first books in the Lucky series.

In Goddess of Vengeance, we find Lucky and Lennie still married and crazy about each other. Lucky hasn’t slowed down and is still the successful business woman. She’s trying to find a balance between work and family as her daughter’s Max’s 18th birthday is fast approaching. Max has
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Michelle
Jackie Collins has found her niche and she sticks with it. Her latest book, Goddess of Vengeance, returns to the now famous/notorious Lucky Santangelo. The events of Dangerous Kiss (which I just finished reading before this) seem to have been completely forgotten about which is a shame, and there were a couple of details I was a little iffy on. They didn't seem quite right. But the good thing about Jackie is she does not write difficult books. You can slip right back into them, right back into L ...more
Autumn Blues Reviews
Great cast of voice-overs, non-stop suspense, naughtiness and raunchy to the core.

Goddess of Vengeance is as raunchy as I expected, plus so much more. I had forgotten how wild Jackie Collins novels can be, it had been a long time since I had read one. However, this was quite different as I got to listen to it instead. My first audiobook experience with Jackie Collins was quite surprising, as this was also my first time in actually hearing her voice. Although, I did find Jackie's voice to sound e
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M
In many ways, this book was a relief to me as I felt that Jackie Collins was back on form with this one. I am, however, getting a bit tired of the Santangelo books. I read my first one when I was in secondary school, so Lucky must be about 100 years old by now. I've never really warmed to her as a character - I preferred the tension of the stories, and the peripheral characters. And in this novel she particularly irritated me - I didn't need to be constantly told how beautiful she was(no referen ...more
Georgina
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Goddess of Vengeance is the seventh book in the Lucky Santangelo series. Now before I carry on I want to say two things; the first that even though this novel is part of a series you do not need to have read the other novels in order to enjoy this one. And second, the list of novels in the series is listed at the bottom of this review in the order of newest to oldest. Now I have those two pieces of information out of the way, I was really excited when I heard th
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Michele
The latest in a string of Hollywood novels featuring Jackie's kick-ass protagonist Lucky Santiego, Collins once again gives us back-handed lessons in love, forgiveness, and where deceit and self-deception can take you, all wrapped up in Las Vegas sparkle. Like them or not, Collin's characters are so real its like reading a really fun gossip column, and this accomplished writers needs only a few strokes of the pen for us to understand each character from the inside out. She's not judgmental, eith ...more
Cindy
Het verhaal komt een beetje traag op gang en het duurt vrij lang voordat je eindelijk bij het punt aangekomen bent waar alles om lijkt te gaan. Wat vooral goed is aan dit boek is de manier waarop de personages worden neergezet. Allen worden zeer beeldend omschreven en dit zorgt ervoor dat je meer bij het verhaal betrokken raakt. In het bijzonder de manier waarop Armand Jordan wordt neergezet maakt het verhaal interessant. Beetje bij beetje krijg je steeds meer een kijkje in zijn verwrongen geest ...more
Heather
Very disappointing considering how good the early Santangelo books were. I'm currently reading Lucky and its ten times better than Goddess of Vengeance. I loved its predecessor Poor Little Bitch Girl and was excited to see all the characters back again, plus more focus on Lucky who I love.

Unfortunately, I found GOV to be very dull and extremely repetitive. Yes, I know Lucky is awesome but I don't need to be told over and over again. Yes, I get that the bad guy Armand is supposed to be a real as
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Rhoda
I was first introduced to Lucky Santangelo years ago. I think I was in middle school when Lucky first came out. I read it after having read Rock Star. Lucky and Rock Star were the only Jackie Collins novels I ever read. I only picked this one up because I recently saw an interview with Jackie Collins on the Nate Berkus show (love him!!) and I thought, "Wow, a new Lucky Santangelo book?" Little did I know that there had been a whole slew of Lucky Santangelo novels since the first one! It was easy ...more
Adrian
I've never read Jackie Collins before, and I have to say I found this book quite enjoyable.

I'm not usually into romance novels, but this one kept me hooked because it has a fast plot and is about a world the author clearly has a lot of knowledge about - superstars and CEOs.

The main story concerns a billionaire who wants to take over a casino called The Keys in Las Vegas. Although Armand is well drawn, he lacks any real threat to the other characters in the story. He represents the problem with
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Victoria Evangelina Belyavskaya

well..... it was a disappointment, although I knew I was wasting my time with this book from the very first pages. Shallow, filthy rich, and wanna-be-dirty story. IF the author WAS writing for a different audience, the book MIGHT have been a success. Olivia Goldsmith's Flavor of the Month is a great example of deep characters on Hollywood's playground... I do not think I will read another book by Collins but it is nice to know what she is up to. Every reading experience is a useful one! :)
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