Saturday 28 June 2014

Review - Poor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins

Poor Little Bitch GirlPoor Little Bitch Girl by Jackie Collins
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Time taken to read - 1 day

Publisher - Simon & Schuster

Pages - 436

Blurb from Goodreads

First there's Denver Jones, the hotshot attorney working in L.A. and Carolyn Henderson - personal assistant to a powerful and very married Senator in Washington with whom she is having an affair. Then there's Annabelle Maestro - daughter of two movie stars - who has carved out a career for herself in New York as the madame of choice for discerning famous men. The three twenty-something women used to go to high school together in Beverly Hills and Denver and Carolyn have always kept in touch, but Annabelle is out on her own with her cocaine addicted boyfriend Frankie.
Bobby is Frankie's best friend - Bobby Santangelo Stanislopolous, that is, Kennedy-esque son of Lucky Santangelo and deceased Greek shipping billionaire Dimitri Stanislopolous. Now he owns Mood, the hottest club in New York, but back in the day he went to high school with Denver, Carolyn and Annabelle, and hung out with all three of them. Which means that Bobby knows everyone's secrets - and he has some of his own, too.

My Review

I am a Jackie Collins fan, her books are laid out for you. Theres deception, lust, love, lies, sex, drink, drugs and thats usually just scratching the surface. When you have had a hectic day and your brain is fried, this is the kind of book that is perfect to sink into and loose reality with. Annabelle Maestro, daughter of two of Hollywood's large and loved stars has always played second fiddle to her parents and their career. She has shacked up with her drug dependent boyfriend and set up a discreet, high rolling, elite adult business. Her old school friend, Denver, is a hotshot attorney who is hired by Annabelle's father after a high profile murder. Soon Denver is dragged into a world, surrounded by people who, at high school, didn't give her a second glance but now she has something to offer. Amongst the pretty, rich, big named people is none other than Bobby Santangelo Stanisopolous, son of a billionaire, hottest guy at school and still pretty smoldering as an adult. Denver finds herself trying to keep focused on doing her job and keeping her personal life in check whilst dealing with Annabelle, father and the press who are always blood thirsty for some dirty laundry. If all that isn't enough, Denver's best friend Carolyn has gone missing in suspicious circumstances and Denver is looked upon to assist.

Collins is not an author to suit everyone, her books are junk food for the brain, the characters antics based upon actual happenings in Hollywood, although tamed down apparently. The characters are mostly familiar if you have read her previous titles from the series however if you haven't, you could follow this no problem.

The chapters are short, there is drama, disgrace, trouble and antics throughout the book, there is crime, passion and something to keep your interest peeked as you soon get drawn to the characters. Most are unlikeable, one or two you are rooting for however, love or hate them, you can't put the book down until you find out how it all unravels for them, or maybe that is just me! 4/5 for me this time, I have read Collins before and will read her again, just what is needed at the end of a long day!

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  1. This is the type of book I call brain candy. I like your name for it--junk food--too. :-)

    I have never read anything by Jackie Collins although I know the name. I will have to give her books a try some time.

  2. Great post, Jackie Collins books are as you so aptly put it, junk food and are not suited to everyone, but I still like them, they are great holiday reads, when your brain can only cope with much lighter literary offerings! LOL

    BTW I've added your button to my blog directory and thanks for adding me here too.

    Have a fabulous day


  3. A long time since I read anything by this author as I found the books very formulaic and therefore not something I could read on a regular basis but as you say perfect reading at the end of a long day I may well give this one a go.

  4. Gosh I remember reading the Collins sisters novels many many years ago, did not know Jackie was even still writing!

  5. I’ve never read a Jackie Collins – can you believe it? Her books sound like a lot of fun and just the thing for a long flight or lounging on the beach. Maybe I will start with this one and see how it goes. Thanks for the review. Have a good weekend, Barbara.

  6. I need to check out Jackie Collins books. I enjoy these type of escapist reads. "Junk food for the brain" sounds good to me!

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