Hollywood divorces is another revealing tell-all by the mistress of Hollywood tell-alls, Jackie Collins. The story revolves around 3 women:
Shelby Cheyney: A beautiful, talented English actress married to the sexy Linc Blancwood who is a fading top action hero in Hollywood. She has just finished a Hollywood blockbuster that has earned her an Academy nomination. However, Linc’s drinking is getting out of hand………………..
Lola Sanchez: The hot upcoming Latin actress who is married to an ex-tennis pro who retired after he became Mr Sanchez to mooch off his famous wife. Lola is however lusting after her ex lover. She has a secret past and is out on a revenge mission……………….
Cat: The 18 year old new kid on the block. The story of her eccentric childhood that she wrote and directed became a Hollywood blockbuster and now she is on her second project. She is married to an Australian musician who saved her from a lifestyle of drugs. However, all is not well in paradise…………………….
The title suggest a Paul/Heather McCartney divorce scandal or Tiger/Elin Woods divorce saga. However , the story disappointingly turns out not to be so. The title is misleading as there’s really much about divorce in the book which is too bad as divorce is a going concern in Hollywood which is Jackie’s main area of interest. The author tries hard to portray the 3 women as strong and beautiful a little too desperately which only ends up in annoying the reader. For example, contrary to how a master in her art should write, she kept emphasizing their looks in almost every line as if to remind the reader. Shelby is anything but strong. She is a weak woman who allows her husband to walk all over her. Her good girl moves and naiveté is exaggerated and ends up as unconvincing. The friendship she strikes up with Cat is unrealistic. Lola doesn’t know what she wants. One minute her character is sassy and bitchy and the next devoted and remorseful. The revenge mission that is supposed to be an integral part of the book is executed lamely and the reason for the revenge is childish. Cat only came across as annoying as the author tries too hard to convince us of her strength. There are uncertainties any person, especially one so young must face having been thrust into the chaotic world of Hollywood which we don’t see with Cat.
The book doesn’t offer anything refreshing and new from what the author has written before. This time around the story is even annoying .This book and Thrill form the worst Jackie Collins I have read and I have read almost all of the author’s books. Jackie Collins was at one time my best author, I hope I wont have to have a complete turn-around where her books are concerned soon. A disappointing read.