Hollywood Husbands is a Jackie Collins novel, which means it’s about sex among the rich, powerful, and glamorous.
Here the setting is the entertainment industry.
The Hollywood husbands are two currently married jerks and one divorced jerk-in-rehab.
The two currently married jerks, once-divorced actor Mannon Cable and three-times-divorced film studio head Howard Solomon, haven’t a brain between them.
The only one of the three husbands who seems to have an ounce of sense is Jack Python, host of a top-rated television interview show.
Divorced once, Jack is in a sexual relationship with an Oscar-winning actress who he’d just as soon drop.
When model Jade Johnson, who is supposedly as smart as she is beautiful, comes to Hollywood to pose for a TV commercial, she gets sucked into the cesspool in which the husbands, wives, and their exes swim.
Collins doesn’t try to make any of three husbands interesting.
Instead, Collins focuses on daytime soaps megastar Silver Anderson’s marriage to an ex-bartender. Poor Wes had the misfortune to walk off with a gun and thousands of dollars belonging to the mob.
Hollywood Husbands serves up more than you want to know about people you wouldn’t want to know at all.
Hollywood Husbands by Jackie Collins
Simon and Schuster, ©1986. 543 p.
1986 bestseller #5; my grade: C-
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