Jackie Collins' American Star is a love story for the nineties. Atits heart are two extraordinary lovers, separated by tragic circumstances,yearning for each other, yet seemingly never able to be together again. Nick and Lauren can neverforget each other. Teenage small-town lovers -- he from the wrong side of thetracks, she the prettiest girl in town -- their love was the town scandal,forbidden, sizzling and unforgettable, ending abruptly in a tragedy that sentthem into separate orbits. Nick pursues his dream of acting, and after a series ofwild adventures begins the slow rise that will make him one of Hollywood'sbiggest stars. Lauren goes to New York and enters the modeling world,surprising everyone with a career that takes off in a direction she neverexpected. American Star follows them both on their trips to fame, asNick and Lauren, haunted by the secret theyshare, try to live without each other -- only to find they can't. American Star is a compelling story of love, sex and murder, setagainst the glamorous backgrounds of New York and Hollywood, as only JackieCollins can tell it.