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ISBN:0446302686
Author: Jackie Collins
ISBN13: 978-0446302685
Title: Chances
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Language: English
Publisher: Warner Books (August 1, 1982)

Chances by Jackie Collins



It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family. It introduces you to Gino Santangelo, the street kid who makes it all the way to the top. And then brings you Lucky-his sensual, stunningly beautiful, and passionate daughter; a woman who dares to win her father’s empire for herself; a woman unafraid of takin. HANCES. 12 Responses to Chances. Then 3 weeks ago I came across your book (Chances) at the local library, after reading the first chapper I couldn’t put it down. My husband is on the road right now to the book store looking for the rest of books on Lucky. He’s not much of a reader but he’s a movie fanatic, we can’t wait to see the movies.

Collins introduces Lucky Santangelo, a woman every bit as power-hungry and hot-blooded as her father, Gino. The book vividly details a 60-year period of lust, love and life in over 600 detailed pages. A brilliantly documented fiction about gangsters. - The Bookseller. This is a book to be savored. Its 600-plus pages should be taken slowly so you can come to know the characters. Collins makes it possible to move into this world and to live other lives and that’s the best any book has to offer. Contain. ll the goodies that make today’s.

It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family. Chances is the first book in the series, and it's where the reader meets Lucky, Gino's teenage daughter before she became famous. Filled with prostitutes, the mob, bad parenti I first read Chances when I was a teenager and thought I was reading contraband - haha. I consistently hid my book when my parents were around.

About book: Once again I read a book based on a Patrons love for it. Not so much THIS particular book was the patron interested in, mostly the author. Now, if many of my followers remember, I am a Librarian. I pretty much have heard of every author, popular or unpopular I have heard of them. by women of course, and all giddy to read it. I have heard that Jackie Collins write romance novels. Not really my cup of Tall Caramel Macchiato Whole Milk

The book that made Jackie Collins one of Britain's favourite authors sweeps you from the sophisticated playgrounds of Europe to the glittering gambling palaces of Las Vegas. It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family. The eighties saw Jackie hitting her stride with the seminal blockbuster, Hollywood Wives, as well as Lucky, Hollywood Husbands, and Rock Star. In recent years she kept fans entertained with Poor Little Bitch Girl, The Power Trip, and her final novel, The Santagelos, never wavering on her commitment to take her readers on a wild ride !

Chances by Jackie Collins is the first book of the Santangelo family series originally published in 1975. This 800 page saga is the story of Italian mobster Gino Santangelo, the patriarch of the Santangelo family, from a child who loses his mother and an abusive father to a bootlegger in his 20s and a Las Vegas hotel owner in his 40's, and his marriage to the love of his life and the birth of his children, especially lucky. It seemed like an awfully long book! There are books for everyone and I think Jackie Collins writes the kind of books many people like. personal preference more than anything else.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Lucky, Lady Boss, Vendetta: Lucky’s Revenge, and Dangerous Kis. ackie Collins’ sizzling Lucky saga all began with CHANCES. It plunges you into the reckless, dangerous world of the Santangelo crime family

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0 5 Author: Jackie Collins. Funny, sexy and glamorous' - JOJO MOYES The book that made Jackie Collins one of Britain's favourite authors sweeps you from the sophisticated playgrounds of Europe to the glittering gambling palaces of Las Vegas. And then it brings you Lucky - his sensual, stunningly beautiful, and passionate daughter; a woman who dares to win her father's empire for.

Reviews: 7
Goldendragon
Chances by Jackie Collins is the first book of the Santangelo family series originally published in 1975. This 800 page saga is the story of Italian mobster Gino Santangelo, the patriarch of the Santangelo family, from a child who loses his mother and an abusive father to a bootlegger in his 20s and a Las Vegas hotel owner in his 40's, and his marriage to the love of his life and the birth of his children, especially lucky Santangelo who appears in the subsequent Santangelo novels. There is a lot of sex, violence and foul language, but it is an integral part of the story. There is a corresponding story of Carrie Berkeley and her being sold into prostitution as a young child and the unbelievable abuse that she endures. Carrie has a child, Steven, who is also a major character is this story. The novel begins in the present which is during the 1977 blackout, with lucky Santangelo and Steven Berkeley being stuck in an elevator, Dario Santangelo held up in his apartment, and Gino Santangelo sequestered out of the country. Then the timeline shifts to Gino's childhood and shifts around between the past and the present.
If you've read some of the subsequent novels already as they are newer and more readily available you will recognize the names of characters and know their fate. I found this made the book even better. All of the characters plot lines come together at the end. Many parts of the book are exciting cliffhangers.
My only criticisms are that the book was a tad too long, yet paradoxically I didn't want to see it end. The author constantly talks about taking care of "things". She constantly uses the terms terms like "running things", "taking care of things" etc. it is a bit lazy , I.e., she could have even said running the operation, taking care of the business etc., however there is a reason why Jackie Collins, who passed away recently, was such a huge New York Times best selling author. You can really lose yourself in this book. I recommend it as a fantastic beach read, train read or just for anyone who wants to read an engrossing escapist gangster romance novel.
Andromajurus
As well written I assume as her other books are as I have only read one or two other books. But at least with Kindle nobody can tell what you are reading unless they look at the device. This book is about the Santangelo family and some other characters. It mainly flashes back between 1977 and the past starting with the twenties and builds it's way back up to 1977. As you continue to read the book she does a good job of exclaiming why Carrie is so worried about her past coming back to haunt her, why Lucky is dreading her father's return to the States and other things. The book is lengthy but since the book deals with several characters and the story unfolds over such a long period of time, the book keeps moving along. I really thought Carrie had a really raw deal in life and it was nice to find out how she had managed to finally turn things around for herself. All in all I was fairly happy with how everything was resolved at the end of the book. Jackie Collins books are perfect when you are looking for an escape.
Teonyo
Being a 52 yr old female...I can't believe I had never read a Jackie Collins book. SO GLAD I DID!!! I recently read that the author had unfortunately passed away and decided to try one of her novels. It reminded me of a recent TV series called Magic City. Maybe they got the idea from her novels. Don't know but the book was fabulous!!! Just ordered the 2nd one and these books are not small!!!! I had plowed through several hundred pages in 3 days and looking for more!!! This book obviously kept me occupied and that really doesn't happen often for me these days. Most series end up being cookie cutter novels after enjoying the 1st book, the subsequent one's are usually a let down so hopefully I'll be just as obsessed with the 2nd book to this series as I was the 1st. Great character development and plot!!!!
Kagaramar
Only 3 out or 5 stars for Chances by Jackie Collins... I know she's well loved by her fans but her style of writing isn't really the kind I like. Her story telling is pretty good... I wanted to know how it ended and so I read it from beginning to end. It seemed like an awfully long book! There are books for everyone and I think Jackie Collins writes the kind of books many people like. This is my first and after reading it I don't want to read more... personal preference more than anything else.
Usaxma
From the queen of the trashy novel--who sadly is no more. How could you not like it? She was an extraordinary story-teller. I haven't read one since back in the day (could have been this one for all I can remember) and don't think I could get through the whole series but she knew how to grab you and keep you turning the pages with just enough of everything--a sprinkling of psychology, a lot of sex, tantalizing gossip; as I said, who could resist?
Boyn
Jackie Collins has been writing great erotic books probably longer than some of you younger people have been alive and this series is awesome,, this book and the rest of the series are awesome, lots of twists and turns and you can't put it down.. I got the first few at a yard sale and I was hooked... When it comes to hot romance or erotica look to Jackie to give you all you want.... also read her book Rockstar..... Jackie rocks and you'll see that even the older books by her are still relevant today.... so never count her out as one to watch for and follow and go back and read all the series she has written and single books..... you will not find a bad book out of the tons she has written.
Stonewing
Chances was a great read. The only problem I had was the telling vs the actual writing of some poignant happenings in the book. I loved Lucky and Gino's conflict of a father and daughter, but what I didn't like was how Dario was treated as an afterthought by Lucky just because they didn't speak as often as they did as children. Point being, you're still his big sister and should have regarded him more with love instead of just disappointment. I can't wait to read other books starring the Santangelos.