Hollywood Wives: The New Generation Book Summary and Study Guide

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Simon & Schuster, June 2001,26.00, 528pp.
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ISBN: 0743216342

    Hollywood superstar Lissa Roman thinks her fourth spouse Gregg Lynch is seeing another woman. Lissa puts up with a lot from her men, but refuses to accept womanizing. Will she toss Gregg out of her life?

    Lissa's daughter Nicci feels confused between her fiancé Evan Richer and her future brother-in-law Brian. She loves both of them yet finds she is more attracted to Brian. Will she choose Brian over Evan?

    Lissa visits private investigator Michael Scorsinni to make inquiries into Gregg's philandering. When Lissa and Michael first meet, a spark ignites, but both keep the relationship strictly business. Michael has tapes of Gregg's cheating and promises to handle everything required to throw him out of Lissa's home. Will Lissa and Michael follow up on that initial attraction?

    Meanwhile ex-con Eric Vernon sets a plot in motion to kidnap Nicci. He pretends to be gay to attain information from Lissa's assistant Danny and begins to follow Nicci to learn her habits. Will Eric succeed in abducting Nicci?

    Jackie Collins is a strange phenomenon that defies the logic of literature. Though the readers know its fluff Ms. Collins somehow hooks you for no logical reason into a one sitting read in which you feel totally entertained but not sure why. The HOLLYWOOD WIVES – THE NEW GENERATION fits that classification as the story contains two intriguing major subplots and three other unnecessary but enticing minor subplots. Ms. Collins has done it again, as her fans will savor her latest contemporary fiction. Will the audience finally understand why we love Ms Collins?

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Abusive:    -   strongly verbal Difficult/unusual lover?    -   Yes Love Triangles/Polygons    -   Yes What kind:    -   one woman-two men Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   chased by/chasing kidnapper/killer    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character Is really...    -   not in love (pretended so) Abusive lover?    -   Yes

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age/status:    -   40's-50's Sex makes him    -   sensitive

Main Female Character

Age/status:    -   40's-50's Profession/status:    -   entertainer Effect of sexing    -   confused


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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