Scruples, Judith Krantz's electrifying, world wide bestseller appeared fifteen years ago and made book publishing history. Now that unforgettable story, a story that marks an era, a story that millions of readers wish had never ended . . . continues. Only a single night's sleep seperates the lives of the characters in Scruples from this mesmerizing sequel. Billy Ikehorn is a contemporary woman living on a grand scale. A self-made beauty and the exquisite owner of a fabled Beverley Hills boutique called Scruples and married to the Oscar-winning producer Vito Orsini. To those who only know her from afar, she seems to lead a dream existence, wrapped in all the power of glamout, riches, and success. Then a stranger arrives in Billy's life--Gigi Orsini, Vito's sixteen-year-old daughter by an early marriage. Independent, deeply interesting, street-smart, and enchantingly humorous, Gigi captures Billy's heart and sets in motion a train of utterly unexpected events. Life with Gigi hold both joy and pain for Spider Elliot and Valentine O'Neill, Billy's partners in Scruples. The many new freinds Gigi makes during the next five years will grow important to Billy in ways she could never have forseen. Scruples Two moves swiflty and unexpectadly, filled with breathtaking change, from California to New York to Paris, following two of the most fascinating and touching females in modern fiction, Billy Ikehorn and Gigi Orsini.
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Judith Krantz, one of the world's bestselling novelists, lives in Bel Air and Newport Beach, California.From Kirkus Reviews:
Krantz gives fans another dizzying spin around the glitter world of high fashion, hot sex, and Hollywood, picking up in 1978 with a pregnant Billy Ikehorn (of Scruples, 1977) the night after her new husband, Italian producer Vito Orsini, wins the Oscar (but, of course). Billy's marital bliss lasts a nanosecond before Vito cheats, she miscarries, they divorce, and Billy once again is glamorously jet-setting to New York, Hong Kong, Paris, wherever, opening namesakes of her famous boutique worldwide. We're reacquainted with the old gang, especially partners Spider Elliot and Valentine O'Neill, as Krantz interweaves their lives with those of Billy's new and ever widening circle, which now places her teenage stepdaughter Gigi (from her marriage to Vito) right in the center and ripe for picking. Billy continues to pour her passionate energy into projects--her stores, Gigi, a mansion, and a double life with sculptor Sam Jamison in Paris, and--ultimately--a mail-order boutique called Scruples Two. Meanwhile, tragedies strike, loves are won and lost, loyalties betrayed, backs bitten, and sex--always hot and sometimes kinky--is had by almost all. Krantz's all-knowing narrator, the quintessential gossip mogul who has the goods on everyone, knowing each inside out, dishes it out with such relish and appeal that it's hard not to be hooked from beginning to end, even when the designer and dominatrix references begin to grow stale. Pure, delicious fun. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for August) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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