Love: A User's Guide

Love: A User's GuideWorking For Vogue, Amy Spends Her Days Dressing Waif Models In London S Latest Apparel While Fending Off Insults From The Gucci Garbed Staff Hardly The Glamorous Job She Hoped It Would Be But That Won T Stop Her From Fantasizing About The Jet Set Life She Knows She S Destined For Or The Prince Who S Bound To Redeem Her From A Less Than Glowing Record In Romance.However, Beneath Her Dreamy Exterior, Amy Has A Sure Streak Of Common Sense So When The Impossible Happens And Her Path Crosses That Of London S Hottest Film Star She Swoons With Longing, Expecting Nothing In Return But Orlando Rock Has Other Ideas For Amy Is Just The Kind Of Girl He S After Smart And Witty, With A Penchant For Quoting From The Classics, Different From The Daft Supermodels And Vain Leading Ladies He S Dated Before Or Is She For With Fame, Fortune, And True Love Just Around The Corner, Amy S Head Is Spinning, Her Jet Fueled Imagination Poised For Takeoff Is Her Love For Orlando Stronger Than Her Lust For The Limelight Or Is She Merely Fated To Be The Paparazzi S Latest Prey Hip And Hilarious, This Enchanting, Sizzlingly Sexy Tale Of A Winsome Twenty Something Caught Between Romance And Reality Will Have You Rooting Her On Through Each Outrageous Mishap And Daring Plunge Toward Love. 1.5 . girl meets famous boy girl and boy have a whirlwind romance girl and boy think it will lead to something boy finds girl and boy on the frontpage of a newspaper boy accuses girl girl gets angry girl leaves fame goes to girl s head boy tricks girl into coming back to him boy and girl presumably live happily ever afterreally predictable, but a fun read Everybody in this frigging stupid story is unreal Fuck, I really need to pick books I am interested in as lately it s been crap city I am so bad, I am barely reading these books too I just need to get through this stack that has been sitting around for months and get it back to the library and then I can take it slower next time and read quality over quantity Anyway, this title sucked and does not represent the book at all Takes place in the UK and some girl is like obsessed with like becoming a celebrity of some sort, as it seems most people in the UK tend to be, being famous for no reason She works for some fashion mag and meets like the biggest celeb in the world and he likes her because she is normal and on the surface, not interested in him because he is famous What little he knows Anyway, part of it takes place in Australia yay and then he is on the movie set and rumours come out that he is sleeping with his costar, which is so not true and the girl freaks out Something else happens and everyone finds out that this nobody is dating the movie star and she loves the attention and they break up because of it of course She does all this tabloid stuff and of course, the movie star hates it Somehow they get back together in the end, but I am sure it was lame, because I can t remember how it happens Lame Lame Lame. It s been a long time since I ve read a book this bad And when I say bad I mean stinky bad filled with clunky writing, unrealistic characters, stupid plot So I m lying a bit when I count it as a book I ve actually read mostly I skimmed.Amy works for Vogue in London She s beautiful and smart and funny and quirky and perfect and fashionable and and and Orlando Rock is a movie star He s gorgeous and perfect and kind and hot and not even remotely stuck on himself.Amy and Orlando meet on a beach shortly after Amy has her first sexual encounter of the lesbian kind with someone who happens to be a dear friend of Orlando s He s smitten So is she.What followes is a completely ridiculous courtship followed by even ridiculous plot machinations aka tabloids which drive a temporary wedge between our lovers Every once and a while the author speaks about the characters as if she s some sort of benevolent angel watching over their love affair we have to make allowances for love and hope that the lesson they learn won t be too painful 170 Yeah okay what about the pain you re causing your readers, Ms Naylor I m only giving it 2 stars b c i finished it I had to b c I m reading an a z list and this my 3rd N author book I couldn t finish the other two books This one gets two stars by default The characters were shallow, the plot was shallow, and I got lost in the writers point of view Sometimes it seemed like it was written in 2nd point of view and sometimes 3rd point of view I often had to re read something b c I got lost or actually lost interest and couldn t follow along I thought this would be a quick British chic lit read and it took way too long I hope the author reads the reviews and learns from them. UGH This novel makes me want to stay away from chick lit books from now on The title should have been Lust A User s Guide Basically, simple Amy meets and falls in love or lust, since all they do is have sex with this hot, divorced actor Orlando Rock The conflict in this story is the green eyed monster that takes over Amy when she sees a picture of her actor prince charming with his foxy co star.The way I see it, Amy just wants to become famous herself she s practically begging for everyone to notice her This is the first time I ve read a story wherein I really hate the main character. I really didn t like this book very much The story is written with a lot of British references that were hard to follow The characters were okay but nothing great The story was written in the third person which is usually very enlightening, but not in this case It seemed as if there was someone trying to narrate the story that wanted to be funny, but failed I skipped so many long written sections that did nothing to add to the story that I probably only read half the book, and still missed nothing. It was hard to me to find into this story I didn t like the book at the beginning and had to force myself to keep reading But it got a bit better.I didn t really like the Amy character and her obsession for good press coverage Orlando on the other hand seemed likable, I always pictured Orlando Bloom in his role I couldn t help it, since this name is not so common.In the end I asked myself why Clare Naylor chose this title It s not a guide at all girl meets famous boy girl and boy have a whirlwind romance girl and boy think it will lead to something boy finds girl and boy on the frontpage of a newspaper boy accuses girl girl gets angry girl leaves fame goes to girl s head boy tricks girl into coming back to him boy and girl presumably live happily ever afterreally predictable, but a fun read

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  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Love: A User's Guide
  • Clare Naylor
  • English
  • 15 April 2017
  • 9780345478962