[Epub] ➞ Last Dance With Valentino Author Daisy Waugh – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk



10 thoughts on “Last Dance With Valentino

  1. says:

    Packed full of spoilers You ve been warned You ll thank me by the end Seriously Also ranty Real ranty It s long, and I don t care PSo there s this British immigrant chick called Jennifer who, on her first night in America, hides behind a plant on a veranda and falls in love at first sight with the gigolo dance instructor pssst.Valentino before he was famous of her new boss wife.And because this is a nearly 400 page soggy self insert celebrity banging wish fulfillment saga, the said gigolo dance instructor falls in love with her too because of course he does.And since Daisy Waugh decided that there would be no real plot in these nearly 400 pages, the reader gets to feast upon the exercise in extreme frustration that is an epic wallow of willful indecision and pointless self sabotage on the part of the heroine.Because that s what makes a cracking good read, people.I am disappointed in this book, you guys The odious blurb should have been a warning bell but, you know, those things aren t always reliable so, optimistic chump that I was, I ignored all my spidey senses My silent movie fangirl self of yore was excited at the prospect of a novel with Rudolph Valentino as not only a character, but the hero love interest.So while the jaded, snarky 41 year old I am now side eyed this obvious bit of romantic tosh, my l...


  2. says:

    I couldn t put this down Made me cry It was absolutely gripping from the moment I started I had to pretend to be ill just so i could be left alone to read it I thought this was brilliant So romantic You have to read it


  3. says:

    Overwrought, full of histrionics yet dull and plodding and full of one dimensional, dumb as wood, unlikable characters If this book could feebly call for smelling salts, put a hand to its own fevered brow and daintily collapse onto a fainting couch, it would But only if that fainting couch were in the middle of a room full of people With a spotlight shining on it With dramatic music playing in the background Seriously, this book is THAT overdramatic Jennifer Doyle is the teenage daughter of a lowlife scumbag negligent drunk of a father who moves to the US in 1916 Her father immediately dumps her off to be the nanny for the child of a rich couple who paid for their passage to America On her first night at her new job, the couple throws a party and Jennifer sneaks outside and peeks through the windows to watch a not yet famous Rudolph Valentino dance She s mesmerized She hides in the bushes while he sneaks out for a smoke and eventually overhears him arguing with the lady of the house Rudy knows Jenny is in the bushes and he s charmed and they dance on the patio They see each other a few other times when Rudy...


  4. says:

    I was very unsure about this at first I thought the writing seemed unconvincing and the narrator character annoying Then I got fairly interested in the plot and I did want to get to the end I m still not sure whether the narrator is supposed to be irritating and unreliable or whether that is because it is not well written enough but I suspect the latter I didn t buy that he would have stayed enamoured or that she turned out to be a fantastic writer she s a mess It s not bad I stayed r...


  5. says:

    I imagine a lot of people give up on this book as it is really very slow and quite hard to get into But Jenny Lola really grows on you once you get your head around the time switches and also that for some of it she is off h...


  6. says:

    Although I knew nothing of Valentino i found this book to be utterly intriguing and interesting Had I had time and hours in the days I would have read it in one sitting it was that gripping but it made it all the better having to wait to find out what happened next Highly recommended


  7. says:

    This perfectly provided an un put downable isn t that horrible grammar book for a rainy day.Not knowing much about Rudolph Valentino, other than that he was an actor and a dancer, I found the book fascinating It is an imagined story featuring Jenny , an unknown woman whose name Valentino is said to have repeated on his way to hospital probably dying from arsenic poisoning Jenny in this book is the only fictitious main character but she comes across as highly possible She is a young English woman who arrives in America, penniless and under false pretenses, to be a servant in the household of a wealthy family living, in Great Gatsby style, on Long Island There she meets Valentino, reluctant lover of the lady of the house Jenny and Valentino form a relationship fractured by their individual circumstance, as they are both strangers in the cou...


  8. says:

    This was a very enjoyable read and whilst its not an era that I m familiar with, I had heard of some of the characters like Mary Pickford and Clara Bow and obviously Valentino, although fiction has been merged with fact it made for very interesting reading The characterisations and the description of 20th century New York were very well written and you imagine and feel the glamour of those times The story of the de Saulles could warrant a book on its own I did find the time shifts in this book quite confusing however, I m normally quite happy with dual time frames but this didn t seem to work as well and after coming to the end, I had to go back to the beginning and re read that part for it to make some sense The narrator, Jennifer Lola had a self destructive personality and there were times when I wanted to shake her because she seemed to be sabotaging her own chance of ...


  9. says:

    I have started and put down this book so many times I have lost count However after reading reviews on here that once you get past the slow and confusing start it is imposable to not get lost in it Which I must stay is 100% right, the start is slow and confusing, but I do think when I next re read it, it will make sense Its odd because I have never loved and hated a character so much as I did Jenny Lola, I found her lovely but her personal issues a bit dire I really enjoyed ...


  10. says:

    I remember my sister raving about this book when she gave it to me about 3 years ago And I can see what she means I ve never heard of Rudolph Valentino but then I don t know much about the Golden Era of Hollywood.And I suppose I still don t know a great deal about him as this was historical fiction based on the fact he said the name Jenny on his death bed This story starts ...


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Last Dance With Valentino One Night One Dance One Love To Last A Lifetime.1916 Leaving War Ravaged London, Jenny Doyle Sets Sail For New York Where She Is To Work For The De Saulles Family Their Home, Gatsby Like In Elegance, Is Rife With Intrigue And Madness Only Jenny S Friendship With Dancer Rodolfo Offers Escape Until, One Tragic Day, The Household Is Changed Forever 1926 America Booms, Prohibition Rules And Rodolfo Has Taken His Place On The Silver Screen As Rudolph Valentino Will The World S Most Desired Film Star And His Lost Love Have Their Hollywood Happy Ending, Or Will The Tragic Echoes From Their Time With The De Saulles Thwart Them One Last Time