"Contains… all the goodies that make today’s bestsellers." – New York Post
In the internationally bestselling first book of the iconic Lucky Santangelo series, smart, sexy and savvy Lucky Santangelo finds running her family’s criminal empire exhilarating. She will do whatever it takes to ensure her self-made mob boss father, Gino, doesn’t return from his self-imposed exile. But of course, Gino has other plans. Lucky tries to enlist the help of Costa Zennocotti, her father’s right-hand man but quickly learns his loyalty lies only with Gino. . . at least for now.
As Lucky impressively plots to keep control, suspense builds through a series of interwoven stories, past and present, that create a rich tantalizing tapestry of intrigue involving an unforgettable cast of characters. There’s Lucky’s younger brother, Dario, who’s being terrorized by his manipulative male lover. There’s Steven Berkely, the charismatic lawyer Lucky gets trapped with in an elevator during the New York City blackout of 1977. And then there’s Steven’s mother, Carrie, the elegant society wife, who’s being blackmailed to keep the shocking events of her past concealed—and by an adversary that may hit too close to home.
As secrets old and new are revealed, Jackie Collins’s masterful storytelling sweeps readers from the height of the family’s power in the 1970s, to the streets of 1920s New York City, where the crime enterprise first originated, from the playgrounds of Europe to the glittering gambling palaces of Las Vegas, in a steamy, sensual, page-turning epic saga that builds to a stunning climax and leaves you yearning for more.
Adapted in the 90s into a highly successful NBC mini-series, the Santangelo novels are currently being developed for TV once again by Working Title Productions and the updated series is set to be compulsive, sexy and totally binge-worthy!
"Chances should be called The Godfather goes to bed.” – CNN
"Chances starts out with a bang – and never lets up for over 600 sex-packed pages." – Variety
Read the whole Lucky Santangelo series!
3. Lady Boss
4. Vendetta: Lucky's Revenge
5. Dangerous Kiss
6. Drop Dead Beautiful
7. Poor Little Bitch Girl
8. Goddess of Vengeance
9. Confessions of a Wild Child - Lucky: The Early Years
10. The Santangelos
11. A Santangelo Story
Epic tale, or is it tail?
In any organization, including the mob, there are real people with lives and stories. Collin's expertly spins the tale. She layers smart with dumb, rich and poor, honest and crooked, and ties them together with sex as the common denominator.