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Lovers & Players [Mass Market Paperback]

Jackie Collins
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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28 Jan 2014
Amy Scott-Simon, a young New York heiress, is engaged to marry Max Diamond, an older powerful real estate tycoon. At her bachelorette party, she runs into Jett, Max's younger half-brother who is fresh back from Italy, where he is a successful male model. They have no idea who each other are. A one night fling leads to complications and regrets. Meanwhile, Chris Diamond -- a hot L.A entertainment lawyer -- flies into town to meet with his two brothers and Red Diamond, the boys' dysfunctional billionaire father. Working as Red's housekeeper is Diahann, whose stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty, does not approve of her mother's occupation. As Liberty pursues the dreams her mother once had, to sing, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her. And then there is Mariska, Max's Russian socialite ex-wife, a woman with more secrets than anyone, secrets that ultimately lead to her brutal and mysterious murder. As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, love, sex, money and fame are the ties that bind in this highly charged love story about family relationships, deadly choices and dangerous sex.
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  • Mass Market Paperback: 548 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (28 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250052637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250052636
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 10.4 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,542,178 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jackie Collins is one of the world's top-selling writers, with more than 500 million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries. Her twenty-eight bestselling novels have never been out of print, and have all been NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers. She lives in Beverly Hills, California. Visit her website on www.jackiecollins.com, follow her on Pinterest and Twitter at JackieJCollins and on Facebook at facebook.com/jackiecollins.

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"[A] fast-paced, glamour-heavy Collins extravaganza . . . packed with intrigue, revenge and romance." --"Publishers Weekly""A totally delicious read." --"Complete Woman""A decadent concoction sure to appeal . . . a fast lane take on the lives of the rich and fabulous." --"Kirkus Reviews""Vintage Collins here: Sex, love, betrayal and deception. Her fans will certainly enjoy." --"Booklist""Collins is back with another sexy page-turner." --"New York Post""Scandal galore, a cast of beautiful people (with issues) and lively descriptions that are always fun to read. . . . pure, unadulterated Collins." --"Romantic Times""A classic Collins fiasco. Love, murder, glamour, sex, and betrayal are all covered, natch." --"OK!" magazine"A smorgasbord of love, sex, power, and money." --"Elle" magazine (UK)"Settle down with Jett, Chris and Max, whose overnight stands, debts, and divorces make sizzling reading." --"Sunday Express" (UK)"[Collins] seems to know every Hollywood p --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jackie Collins is one of the world's top-selling writers, with more than 400 million copies of her books sold in more than forty countries. Her twenty-six bestselling novels have never been out of print, and have all been NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers. She lives in Beverly Hills, California. Visit her website on www.jackiecollins.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping, Sexy, FANTASTIC READ! 12 Aug 2006
By Sarah
Format:Paperback
I bought this on a spur of the moment thing. fancied a summer read and this Book caught my eye. It took awhile for the story to start, lots of charecters to introduce and storylines set out, but it begins to get really good right in the middle of the book, after that, its very difficult to put down. The charecters, all different and Vibrant in Many ways. I love the scandal, the secrets, the lies, the deception, the love, the Hate. ITS ALL GOOD! i definatly recomend this book. I am now a fan of jackie Collins, after reading this book, how could you not be.

I am actually quite sad i finished the book, Would love to see a sequel *hint, hint*
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 12 Nov 2005
Format:Hardcover
I have read nearly all of Jackie Collins books and I feel that they seemed to have gone steadily downhill since Rock Star. Unfortunately her latest offering has followed the same pattern. The 'bad guy' Red is a caricature of a villain and the main players the sons, seem to be terrified of him in the first half of the book, then suddenly start standing up to him for no reason in the second. Also I cannot believe that Red would have done what he did (I won't spoil it for you by telling you) to his son Max without any seeming repercussions and Max still was in contact with him in later years!
The character of Liberty does not seem to really fit in with the storyline, I presume Jackie Collins was intending to use her as the surprise twist at the end but then realised it was so obvious that she dropped the 'twist' and unveiled it about 2 chapters before the end of the book. I feel that Liberty and all associated characters could have been dropped without losing anything from the plot, indeed some more depth could have been given to some of the other characters.
I do not know how other readers feel, but have any of you noticed that a lot of her characters in her later books, seem to have conversations in single sentances? It makes them come across as very shallow and I find it really annoying when reading the story!
I loved Jackie Collins earlier books, Lovers and Gamblers (for me) was Jackie Collins at her best and the way she bought all the different characters together at the end of the book was fantastic. I feel she has never repeated this as successfully in following books.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another fantastic 'get away from it all' book 23 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Format:Hardcover
I have just finished this book in 1 sitting! Fantastic. I have read all her books and although this isn't one of her very best I could not put it down.
It is a great book to get lost in and to read about what the half get up to.
Can't wait for her next one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointed 14 Feb 2006
Format:Hardcover
I had expected it to be better. The only character I thought was likeable was Chris, I found Amy annoying. I guessed the plot twist, and I didn't really warm to Damon either. I usually like Jackie Collins, but this book was not really up to her usual standards, although still a fairly good read. The plot was interesting enough to keep me hooked, it was the characters I had trouble warming to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Lovers and Players" by Jackie Collins 3 Oct 2005
Format:Hardcover
The Diamond brothers, Max, Chris and Jett, have been summoned,with no reason given, to the New York home of Red, their estranged, despotic father.
Their lives have been variously blighted by business problems, gambling debts and drink and drug abuse. Some of which has been exacerbated or even engineered by their cruel patriarch.
Lovely, virginal heiress Amy Scott-Simon is about to be married to Max. Egged on by her girlfriends on a pre-wedding night out, she lets her hair down and ends up being swept off her feet by a fascinating stranger.
Bi-racial beauty Liberty is a waitress/would-be singer trying to catch the eye of hip-hop mogul Damon P Donnell as she serves him coffee. Hoping for the opportunity to pass on her demo CD to the man that could help her fulfil her dream of a musical career.
Thus the roller coaster ride begins. The lives of these and other captivating characters intertwine over a period of seven days and woven into the fabric of the story is a mixture of sex, money, murder and intrigue which combines to make the vivid tapestry that is "Lovers and Players" another un-put-down-able book from Jackie Collins.
Having read and enjoyed all Jackie Collins' previous work, I'm pleased to say this book does not disappoint. It is another terrific page-turner from The Mistress of the genre.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another brilliant Jackie Collins novel 7 Aug 2012
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Fantastic storyline, like all her books, it's a good and quick read with plenty of excitement and mini mysteries, this book isn't as erotic as some of her books, but the characters and writing is still pure class!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Its Ok 8 Feb 2008
Format:Hardcover
I didn't find this book quite as gripping as some of Ms Collins' other books. However once I was about half way through I found my self rushing towards the end. I did guess some of what was going on, but not all of it.

I would probably suggest that this is a book just for light hearted reading, on the beach or something, but not as a book for great excitement.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You've got to love her! 5 April 2009
Format:Paperback
This was my first foray into Jackie Collins, or indeed anything belonging to this genre. It was specifically bought for a beach holiday, and it made perfect holiday reading. I got into it within 5 pages and was hooked to the (larger than life) characters. Great literature is not what you're getting, but who cares, it's a damn good read.
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Published 14 days ago by paul strutt
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read.
Just like Jackie's other books; another good read that you just can't put down and don't want the story to end!!!
Published 5 months ago by Denise O'Connor
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovers and Players
OMG I want Jackie Collins as a buddie her books are so amazing, and she doesn't fail to deliver on this one,it's as good as all the other books I've read, i really have become a... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Pammy lou
2.0 out of 5 stars It ok
The story/book itself is great, Jackie Colins never fails, however the book was tiny, meaing the text inside was small, smaller than usual, thats the only put off, but was a bargin... Read more
Published 6 months ago by kayleigh owen
5.0 out of 5 stars Good holiday read
Had a good storyline will appeal to others who have read her works previously.
A bit of intrigue and everything else usually included in her storyline.
Published 7 months ago by kathryn horne
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT & SEXY
Sexy.What can one say,apart from 'sexy'.
I loved it so much that I had to read the book again.so if you are a Jackie Collins fan,you are sure going to like this Hot read. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ange
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
A very good read for people that like a Jackie Collins book and can be picked up at any time.
Published 10 months ago by Carla Tostevin
5.0 out of 5 stars great
reading, just typical Jackie Collins novel, very enjoyable, easy going and great for sitting in the garden, nightime reading or holidays
Published 16 months ago by elaine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Reading
A very interesting story. Keeps you in suspense throughout. Highly recommended. Good value too on the Kindle. Worth a look.
Published 18 months ago by Brenshirl
4.0 out of 5 stars jolly good read
read lots of Jackie Collins books, Jackie never fails her readers. I just totally loved this book and recommend it
Published 18 months ago by ireadnovels
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