THE POWER TRIP

Jackie Collins

Come aboard the Bianca’s maiden voyage. Here you’ll meet Aleksandr Kasianenko, a billionaire Russian oligarch, and his sexy supermodel girlfriend, for whom the yacht is named. Other couples in tow include Hammond Patterson, a driven Senator, and his lovely but unhappy wife, Sierra; Cliff Baxter, a bachelor movie star, and his ex-waitress girlfriend, Lori; Taye Sherwin, a famous black UK footballer, and his interior designer wife, Ashley; Luca Perez, a Latin singing sensation with his older decadent English boyfriend, Jeromy; and Flynn, a maverick journalist, with his Asian renegade female friend, Xuan.You’ll also meet Russian mobster Sergei Zukov,

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Come aboard the Bianca’s maiden voyage. Here you’ll meet Aleksandr Kasianenko, a billionaire Russian oligarch, and his sexy supermodel girlfriend, for whom the yacht is named. Other couples in tow include Hammond Patterson, a driven Senator, and his lovely but unhappy wife, Sierra; Cliff Baxter, a bachelor movie star, and his ex-waitress girlfriend, Lori; Taye Sherwin, a famous black UK footballer, and his interior designer wife, Ashley; Luca Perez, a Latin singing sensation with his older decadent English boyfriend, Jeromy; and Flynn, a maverick journalist, with his Asian renegade female friend, Xuan.You’ll also meet Russian mobster Sergei Zukov, a man with a grudge against Aleksandr, and Sergei’s Mexican beauty-queen girlfriend, Ina, whose brother, Cruz, is a master pirate with orders to take the Bianca and its illustrious guests for ransom. Ahoy!

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  • St Martin's Paperbacks
  • Paperback
  • October 2013
  • 512 Pages
  • 9780312569839

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About Jackie Collins

Jackie Collins is the author of twenty-eight New York Times bestselling novels. More than 500 million of her books have sold in more than forty countries. From Hollywood Wives to Lady Boss, from Chances to Poor Little Bitch Girl, Jackie Collins has chronicled the lives of the rich and famous with “devastating accuracy” (Los Angeles Times). She lives in Beverly Hills.

Praise

“A birthday cruise on the Sea of Cortez with some of the most beautiful people in the world is threatened first by personal intrigues and then by pirates. Life in the fast lane has hit the open seas.”Kirkus Reviews

“Bin your Fifty Shades—there are no better bedroom (or any other room, for that matter) scenes than in a Jackie book. And with its backdrop of extreme wealth, enviable jewels and a whole lot of designer togs, you won’t fail to be seduced.”Heat World

“The tenuously connected group gathers for a cruise on a luxury yacht, a pretext that allows for much display of gorgeous bikinied bodies and provides the perfect claustrophobic setting to either bring lovers closer together or drive them apart. To this romantic intrigue, Collins adds a hijacking plot so that the final act reads like an action movie, complete with high-speed boat chases and Somali pirates. Classic Collins at her best.”Booklist

Discussion Questions

The Power Trip takes you on a journey with a group of people—most of them famous and rich. As their journey progresses what shifts do you see in their relationships?

In the first half of The Power Trip you meet all the couples who are about to be invited on a fabulous luxury cruise on Alexsandr Kasianko’s fantastic yacht to celebrate his girlfriend, supermodel, Bianca’s 30th birthday. Which couple strikes you as the most likable and why?

To what extent do you think Aleksandr’s feelings for Bianca are genuine, beyond loving the fact that she’s a world famous supermodel?

How do you feel about the relationship between cheating Senator Hammond Patterson and his lovely wife Sierra, whom he verbally abuses? At what point do you think she should divorce him?

Russian mobster, Sergei Zukov has an ax to grind. Is he justified in seeking revenge? Why or why not?

Do you think movie star Cliff Baxter’s feelings for his young girlfriend, Lori, are real, or is she just convenient arm-candy?

Beautiful and exotic locations are a big part of The Power Trip. While reading the book which scenes made you feel most transported to life on a yacht exploring uninhabited and glorious islands, and what makes that life so appealing?

Who is your favorite character in the book and why?

Who is your most hated and why?

Latin singing star Luca Perez is such a nice guy—too nice?

Who do you consider to be the real hero of the book? And would you like to read more about him in a future book?

True love. Does it truly exist between Flynn and Sierra? What evidence is there one way or the other?

Was your sympathy with the pirates or the passengers, and why?

Which character would you most like to spend the night with!?!