I was always a fan of the Lucky Santangelo series by Jackie Collins so when the opportunity came up to review the latest in the series, Goddess of Vengeance, I jumped at it. I was in my 30’s when I started this series I think and it was just great getting back to all these characters that I remember from so long ago especially Lucky who was always my favorite. Who doesn’t like a heroine that can kick butt and rule her own empire as well as any man?
Goddess of Vengeance finds Lucky as an extremely successful business woman who owns her own hotel, The Keys, in Vegas and of course she’s still sporting the same attitude of ‘don’t f—- with a Santangelo!’ Lucky has always been tough as nails and she is no different now. She still wants the best and expects the best.
This novel takes us a bit deeper into her family and focuses somewhat on her daughter Max who is just turning eighteen and her son Bobby who owns his own successful business. Max seems like a pretty cool kid and I got a kick out of some of the things she said. She doesn’t seem to have that tough attitude her mom has but maybe that will come in future books. Bobby who’s always been a playboy seems to have finally found a woman who can make him settle down. There’s still a lot of Lucky in this book and I was glad to see that plus she’s still with Lennie which was good to see as well.
The storyline moves along at a pretty good clip. As usual we get in on the scene of the high rollers and celebrities and there is never a dull moment. Lucky has a run in with a man who really doesn’t like women at all especially as business women and those of us who know anything about Lucky know that wouldn’t go over too well. As we were nearing the end I kept wondering if Lucky was going to get herself into something she couldn’t get out of so I had those pages flipping pretty fast.
All in all Goddess of Vengeance was a good read for me. I’ve always considered these novels as escapism reading and that’s what I got from it. I don’t have to think too hard or try to glean more from the story than what is there and I really enjoy that once in a while. I think this novel could stand alone but it’s much better if you’ve read some of the past ones especially the first few, Lucky and Chances. Anyhow, if you’d like to escape reality for a while this is surely the book to do it with. Be warned though for those of you not fond of bad language, there is a lot of it in this book.
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