CONFESSIONS OF A WILD CHILD
Collins is a master! In this book, she explores the early years of her infamous character Lucky Santangelo. Through the background of this troubled young woman, you see the makings of the woman that she becomes in later books. The story is full of intrigue and helps the reader to understand Lucky a little better. Collins is at the top of her game!
Lucky Santangelo, aka Lucky Saint, was just a child when she discovered her mother’s dead body. Since then, her father, the infamous Gino Santangelo, has been protecting her by keeping her sequestered. But being a rambunctious teenager, Lucky finds ways to escape her prison. When one of her stunts gets her into trouble, her father decides to send her to a boarding school in England. Gino sees this as the only option for his out of control 15-year-old daughter. All Lucky wants is to take over Gino’s business when she is older, but her father refuses to believe that she could be a ruthless businesswoman. Having Gino dismiss her so quickly, Lucky starts down the wrong path, one that sends her on a downward spiral of school expulsions, drinking, drugs and sex. (ST. MARTIN’S, Feb., 304 pp., $26.99)