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How did Lucky Santangelo become the kick-ass woman she is today? Only bestselling author Jackie Collins can tell in this prequel to all of the Santangelo novels, featuring a young, beautiful and headstrong teenaged Lucky
Lucky Saint is a fifteen-year-old wild child who discovered her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool when she was only five years old. She is the daughter of the notorious Gino, who's kept her cloistered in their Bel Air mansion ever since. But she's about to discover the world: boys, sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. And no one can stop her now...
CONFESSIONS OF A WILD CHILD
Lucky navigates her teen years-from first kisses and brushes with famous older men to attending boarding school and adventuring through exotic Greek islands-as Gino, a powerful Vegas hotel owner, struggles to control her. Meanwhile, her brother, Dario, is too scared to tell Gino that he's gay. But fearless Lucky will not be held back by her father...or anyone else. Soon she has no choice but to strike out on her own path-one that will lead her to become the powerful and charismatic woman that she was destined to be...
"Jackie Collins knows a thing or two about life in the fast lane...[with] her wry sense of humor and spitfire approach." -Bazaar
Ambitious, cunning Lucky Santangelo, daughter of gangster Gino Santangelo, is one of Jackie Collins's most popular heroines. In this prequel, Collins goes back in time to tell the tale of Lucky's misspent youth as a wild 15-year-old: fooling around with countless boys, getting kicked out of stuffy boarding schools, secretly running off with a friend for a crazy adventure, and ultimately, being forced into an arranged marriage by her father. Narrator Poitier is well cast as Lucky, perfectly capturing the carefree, rebellious, defiant tone of a teen impatient to grow up and unwilling to play by anyone's rules. Poitier also has a lot of fun producing over-the-top character voices, including a strict French schoolmistress and a sassy fashion consultant. Ca ez narrates chapters told from Gino's point of view. His narration is serviceable and straightforward; it works, but Poitier is much more entertaining. A St. Martin's hardcover.