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Okay...until the end.
on 17 October 2002
This Jackie Collins book is okay, not good nor brilliant, just okay.
The characters are lively, and possibly the best thing about the book itself. Madison Castelli is a sharp tongued journalist who I would love to meet if she existed. Salli T Turner is a big bosomed Pamela Lee type. Natalie De Burge is a black news anchor woman, who loves matchmaking and dreams of a TV career.
There are plenty more including Kristin, the high priced call girl and Freddie Leon the cold hearted agent.
The storyline is a bit dull, but pacy. It's like she made it up as she went along. The ending is a mess. You expect a great big climax that will explode and shock you. Instead you get a tiny sizzle that just scrapes your satisfaction. Even the identity of the elusive Mr X isn't a great big shock, not that you will suspect who it is, merely the character itself.
This is a book for Jackie fans, but don't expect another "Hollywood Wives" or "Chances" because it's a modern book, and not up to her usual standards...Still I like it.