Lovers & Players (Compact Disc, Abridged)
Macmillan Audio, 9781593978549
Publication Date: February 7, 2006
Dangerous sex, family secrets, irresistible power, mega money and two murders equal one reckless week in New York. Lovers and Players takes you on a high-powered trip from Park Avenue to Brooklyn.
Jackie Collins is back—in her most deliciously scandalous novel yet. And she’s giving her readers a revealing look into the private realms of her fabulously rich and sexy cast of characters.
In Lovers and Players, the Diamond family’s power extends from coast to coast. Max—a real estate tycoon; Chris—a Hollywood lawyer; and Jett—a young, handsome ex-druggie, now a successful model in Italy, must finally come face to face with their tyrannical father, Red, who has been controlling their world for as long as they can remember.
Working as Red’s housekeeper is Diahann, a beautiful black ex-singer. Her stunning bi-racial nineteen-year-old daughter, Liberty—a waitress who is a would-be singer herself—does not approve of her mother working as a housekeeper. Liberty has dreams of her own and while she pursues them, Damon P. Donnell, married hip-hop mogul supreme, pursues her.
Amy Scott-Simon, a beguilingly pretty young New York heiress, in engaged to marry Max Diamond. At her bachelorette party she runs into Jett, Max’s younger brother. Jet has no idea who Amy is. She also doesn’t realize who he is. A one-night fling leads to major complications.
As the lives of these characters intertwine, power, money, fame and love are the ties that bind—emotionally and otherwise—in this highly charged love story about family relationships and deadly choices.
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Praise For Lovers & Players…
“Take one vindictive aging tycoon and three charismatic, ambitious sons; add one naïve heiress, one aspiring R&B diva, one British (titled, natch) lady of the house; throw in a dash of Russian mafia, kinky sex and a pinch of rap mogul, fabulous locations and a sprinkling of murders, and you have the ingredients for a fast-paced, glamour-heavy Collins extravaganza…the ever-stylin’ Collins manages to tie the scattered plot lines together into another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge and romance for her St. Martin’s debut.”–Publishers Weekly
“Vintage Collins here: Sex, love, betrayal, and deception. Her fans will certainly enjoy.”
“Power, money and sex in the lives of America’s beautiful people…bartender, pour us a dirty martini and keep them coming. This is vintage Jackie Collins and we’ll be here ‘til closing.”
–Heat magazine (UK)
“Escapism doesn’t come racier than Jackie Collins.”–YOU magazine (UK)
“[Collins] seems to know every Hollywood player and just where to find their dirty laundry basket. She is a consummate observer, an outsider with an insider’s knowledge. That’s her signature trick. She is at once both intimate and detached.”–Daily Mail (UK)
“Jackie at her very best. The plot has more twists and turns than Sunset Boulevard and is faster than a Ferrari on a Los Angeles freeway. Her style is pure escapism, her heroines strong and ambitious, and her men, well, like the book they’ll keep you up all night. In her novels Jackie’s taught women how to get their man, keep him, get to the top, and stay there.”
–Company magazine (UK)
“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)