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Publisher's Summary

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 19-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, is 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.

©2006 Chances, Inc.; (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC

Critic Reviews

"Another page-turning tale packed with intrigue, revenge, and romance." (Publishers Weekly)

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Red Diamond's Dysfunctional Family

I haven't read many Jackie Collins' books but I may have to go back and listen to a few more as I found this one to be pure entertainment. There are lots of characters to keep track of and somehow they all manage to intertwine in the end. Steamy sex scenes, tabloid scandals, murders, fashion models, business tycoons, Russian mobsters, coffee house waitresses, rap stars, and music business executives are some of the characters who mix it up to create a great time for the listener. I thought this was a good, easy fun listen. Very enjoyable.

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  • Crystal
  • Beeville, TX, United States
  • 02-13-13

Great 1st Novel

this is my 1st Jackie Collins book. A friend told me little about it. Once I picked it up, I was a fan. I love Jackie. She doesn't hold back.

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  • Lyn
  • Saskatoon, SK, Canada
  • 02-21-07

Interesting Characters

Jackie Collins does an excellent job of making the characters come to life in this story, so much so that I came to intensely dislike Red Diamond and became very frustrated with the actions of his eldest son, Max. The story line is complicated enough to keep your interest, but it was still easy enough to follow with some gaps between listening times. This was my first Jackie Collins read and I was not too sure what to expect. I find myself pleasantly surprised.

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  • DLA
  • USA
  • 05-10-06

Perfect as usual!

Jackie Collins is my ALL TIME favorite author! I have read and listened to ALL of her books and they NEVER get boring! I get excited when I see new material from her! Anything from this author is well worth listening to or reading! Enjoy!

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Good story telling at its best!

Good character development! As I hear the story it literally comes alive for me! I caught myself holding my breath and wondering what would happen next!
Very entertaining!

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good but annoying child character

overall good but the child character is extremely annoying to listen to and not really how a 5 year old speaks or acts.

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  • Michele
  • Alpine, UT, United States
  • 11-14-11

Another Average book by Jackie Collins!

I have read many of Ms Collins books and as I have stated in other reviews, her books are what I call my "garbage reads" something quick to read, easy to pick up and put down and not lose where you are at, and I really don't gain anything from them! This is just an okay book!

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Pretty good book!

This book kept me interested and I would have given it 5 stars if not for the horrible narrator. She was HORRIBLE at all of the accents to the point where it was distracting and almost racist. Anyway, the content of the book was good so if you can overlook the bad narration then it is worth it.

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  • Nicole
  • surprise, AZ, United States
  • 08-14-08

Blah

Nothing special.

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  • Ciara
  • Sunnyside, NY, USA
  • 03-12-07

Narration bad

I could not even get through the first twenty minutes. The narrator does a bad job of representing the character's voices and she is annoying to listen to.