Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lucky by Jackie Collins

Lucky by Jackie Collins is an '80s paperback romance novel I once picked up at a drugstore. I don't remember the whole story, but in it appear perfume classics Joy (known as "the costliest perfume in the world") and Wild Musk (from the humble drugstore division, a particularly raunchy number). Some insist on keeping the status quo, while those rare ones, like heroine Lucky Santangelo, fly in the face of tradition that says only men can be Casanovas. The '80s were a definitive time in herstory when free women took control of their own sex life; "lady in the living room and a whore in bed" was the slogan to rile against or live by.

Lucky Santangelo on Wikipedia

"British bestselling novelist, now living in California, the younger sister of the actress Joan Collins. Her stories about lust, love, power, and violence in Hollywood have gained wide success. Part of the fun of her books is their not-so-well hidden references to well-known celebrities, hot shots, and juicy events reported in such magazines as National Enquirer." Jackie Collins by Petri Liukkonen (author) & Ari Pesonen. Kuusankosken kaupunginkirjasto 2008