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LOVERS AND PLAYERS
by Jackie Collins

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance

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Collins doesn't break any new ground with her first release from publisher St. Martin's, but, nonetheless, provides readers with scandal galore, a cast of beautiful people (with issues) and lively descriptions that are always fun to read.

Wealthy curmudgeon Red Diamond's mission in life is to tear down his three sons the minute they become too successful. Suffice it to say, he won't be winning any father-of-the-year awards anytime soon.

His sons -- Max, Jett and Chris, all born to different women -- are called back home to New York to hear Red's latest announcement. Back at their old stomping ground, each son is deluged with memories -- mostly horrifying ones revolving around dear old dad -- that will change their lives irrevocably. Throw in a struggling 19-year-old African-American singer named Liberty and a wedding engagement gone awry, and you have pure, unadulterated Collins at your fingertips. (Feb., 480 pp., 24.95)

Reviewed By: Lauren Spielberg

Publisher: St. Martin's

Published: February 2006

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