The Love Killers by Jackie Collins {Book Review}

I read a Jackie Collins novel! Shocker!!

It’s not a genre that I’d put high on my reading list but I try to give every book a chance, no matter the genre. You never know what you can find, even with a genre that isn’t one of the favourites.

I have a couple of her books still waiting to leave the ‘to be read‘ pile, and sometimes it takes me up to three books to decide if it’s an author I’ll invest in or not.

The plot of The Love Killers was the one that stood out the most to me from all the books I have so I thought I’d give it a try and see how her books landed up on the best sellers list.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

Book Review: The Love Killers by Jackie Collins #bookreview

Plot:

The very public murder of Margaret Brown sets three women on a path of revenge.

Beth, Lara and Beth will go to any lengths to avenge Margaret’s death and their targets are the heirs of the Bassalino crime family.

The weapon they choose: sex and mayhem combined.

As they carry out their plans, they realise that this might not be as easy as they thought. Still, they will stop at nothing to succeed.

My Opinion: Positive Thoughts

The book has a fast pace and written in plain language.

My Opinion: Negative Thoughts

The characters are shallow. There was no connection to any of them. In fact, their behaviours made me dislike them as the book went along and I didn’t get to a point where I wanted to support them in their (sex) crusade.

The plan they came up with compared to the plan that actually plays out, felt like a poor excuse to add poorly written sex scenes into the story.

While the revenge part makes sense, I didn’t get any feels of emotions from the three women. You’d expect to feel their loss and anger but there was a complete lack of it throughout the book.

The plot again: revenge through sex? Why would you use sex as revenge against men who are surrounded by it and wouldn’t take it on as one of their weaknesses? Major plot flaw right here.

The Lara side of things: from the tacky sex to the tacky romance? I have no idea what even happened there to change the relationship she was building on, but why, oh why?

Now Beth’s part in the plan was horrible, realistically speaking. Her actions in the story, and the role she needs to play to make her side of the plan work, very dangerously borders on child pornography and is completely inappropriate. She also ends up as an accomplice to murder (it happens right in front of her and partially because of her), and instead of doing the right thing, she runs away and hides. Sure, fear for your own safety takes over, but there’s not a sensible bone in her body.

Overview:

The book is all about sex, and a lot of it.

The whole plan that the women came up with made no sense, and then it’s not even by their doing that the revenge is achieved. The plan that actually happens makes more sense and has a proper impact.

I didn’t expect the book to end on the note that it did.It created a déjà vu concept and all I could think was please don’t let there be a sequel to this poorly thought-out plot!

Some typos in the text to sit through, and if you’re not too bothered about bad grammar and spelling, you probably won’t end up wanting to hit your head on a wall.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.82 on GoodReads. I gave it a 2.

The plot is very clear about the revenge through sex part but that doesn’t even happen. If that was set up to be a plot twist, it was an awful attempt at it. If you’re going to go with a plot like this-it has to be at least a little plausible.

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