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by Clare Naylor


Love: A User's Guide: A Novel Paperback – July 6, 1999. Naylor even tries to spice it up with a lesbian encounter, but it feels confusingly random. And somebody needs to tell Clare Naylor that it takes more to make a smart character than name-dropping Bronte and Baudelaire.

Love: A User's Guide: A Novel Paperback – July 6, 1999. by. Clare Naylor (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Speaking of which, the greatest flaw of the book is Amy - a naive, neurotic, brainless mess who believes she is intelligent if she can ramble off a few lines from Shakespeare. A genuinely intelligent woman would be smart enough to not try to flaunt her taste for Bronte on the beach.

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.

Is her love for Orlando stronger than her lust for the limelight-or is she merely fated to be the paparazzi’s latest prey? . CLARE NAYLOR is the author of The Goddess Rules, Catching Alice, and Dog Handling, and the co-author of The Second Assistant with Mimi Hare. She lives in England. Библиографические данные. Love: A User's Guide: A Novel.

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Working for Vogue, Amy spends her days dressing waif models in London's latest apparel while fending off insults from the Gucci-garbed staff. Working 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.

Love: A User& Guide, Naylor, Clare. Варианты приобретения. Описание: Here's the delightful new novel from Clare Naylor, whose sleeper hit Dog Handling was one of Cosmopolitan's Best Beach Reads for 2002

Love: A User& Guide, Naylor, Clare. Описание: Here's the delightful new novel from Clare Naylor, whose sleeper hit Dog Handling was one of Cosmopolitan's Best Beach Reads for 2002. Fresh and fun, The Goddess Rules is an outrageous, wry, and razor-sharp portrait of a girl who thinks her life is just fine-until she meets a woman who swears by the belief that life is meant to be fabulous.

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Love: A User's Guide : A Novel. What a fabulous book! I'm very partial to this sort of brit chick lit, and I must say, this is quite possibly the best I've read, since Bridget Jones's Diary. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Love: A User's Guide : A Novel. I completely related to the main character, Amy, and of course, imagined Orlando Rock as a Colin Firth-esque character.

Love: A User's Guide. Clare Naylor is the author of several novels, including Love: A User’s Guide, The First Assistant, The Second Assistant, The Goddess Rules, Catching Alic, and Dog Handling. More from Clare Naylor. Love: A User's Guide. Published by Ballantine Books -. Paperback E-Book.

Title: Love: A User's Guide - eBook By: Clare Naylor Format: DRM Protected ePub Vendor: Ballantine Books. Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 9780345464217 ISBN-13: 9780345464217 Stock No: WW29039EB. ▲. Have a question about this product? Ask us here. Find Related Products.

Working 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. . . .
Kelerana
This book tends to take the most simple sentence and turn it into a long, winded embellishment that sometimes makes the story hard to follow. The actual plot of the story is ok, a little ridiculous and outlandish, but entertaining.

Amy has a crush on THE most beautiful and popular movie star of the day and it just so happens they meet through mutual friends, become involved and fall madly in love. The ups and downs along with the story are of course paparazzi and an infamous sex tape scandal from a previous relationship. It's all a little little too cliché and expected, but does the trick entertainment-wise.
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This novel is like "Notting Hill" with genders reversed -- and with a leading lady who is actually appealing (unlike Julia Roberts). The author's asides, like a hipper-than-thou Greek chorus, were cute, and amusing and valid observations about life are sprinkled throughout. The cleverness and archness can almost be too much at times, so it's best not to read in one sitting. A dash of Joan Collins, a large helping of Bridget Jones, a sprinkle of Katie Fforde, mixed together with the Cosmo "I can have it all" sensibility.
Gashakar
I loved this book. It was fun, smart, energetic, and down right lovable. I couldn't stop reading it and stayed up til 4am to get it done. It's a fast read, but you can savor every page and know that you have been treated with the enternal thoughts and feelings of a girl just like anyother. We can only hope to meet "our" prince charming as our lovely main character did....and, maybe he'll even be a movie star.
from earth
This book was a great little "quickie" while I was between other novels. Do not expect it to be Sex and the City and you Bridget Jones fans will probably be let down. But it was far more realistic than I would like to admit. Ahhh...the naive mistakes people make when fame knocks on the door. Trust me...it can happen! (unfortunately) Don't look at the book to be bigger than it is, and you'll enjoy it as I did.
Bu
Imagine -- a gorgeous, world-famous, universally desired yet down-to-earth celebrity falls madly in love with your quirky smart beauty, in spite of malicious press and his sexy costar. Sounds like a teenybopper fantasy? That's pretty much the description of "Love: A User's Guide," where Clare Naylor tries to make a smarter version of Bridget Jones... and fails miserably.

Amy works at Vogue, but in one of the less glamourous jobs -- she dresses anorexic models and fashionistas in the latest styles. She's also mired in her high-school inferiority complex -- she's one of those infuriating characters who are gorgeous, believe themselves to be Quasimodo. Despite this, she has quite a few quickies, including a fling with another woman.

Then she meets Orlando Rock, a broodingly handsome celebrity who immediately falls for her. Amy tentatively enters a relationship with him, rife with her own insecurities -- which only gets worse when she sees tabloid pics of his sultry costar smooching him.

The only thing that makes an idiot look even more profoundly stupid is when the idiot tries to pass himself off as an intellectual. And Clare Naylor's efforts to create a "smart" chick-lit fail miserably -- the book comes across as aimless, plodding and hyperdramatic.

Naylor obviously had no real plot in mind, beyond celebrity-falls-for-everywoman. The plot wanders around aimlessly, trying to be dramatic over Amy's jealousy or poor gorgeous Orlando being pursued by beautiful women. Naylor even tries to spice it up with a lesbian encounter, but it feels confusingly random. And somebody needs to tell Clare Naylor that it takes more to make a smart character than name-dropping Bronte and Baudelaire.

Speaking of which, the greatest flaw of the book is Amy -- a naive, neurotic, brainless mess who believes she is intelligent if she can ramble off a few lines from Shakespeare. A genuinely intelligent woman would be smart enough to not try to flaunt her taste for Bronte on the beach. And Orlando is merely a walking Ken doll who is tailor-made for Amy's neurotic desires. The more interesting supporting characters like Lucy are given short shrift.

A meandering mess, "Love: A User's Guide" comes across merely as an embarrassing schoolgirl fantasy. This shallow disaster is what gives chick-lit a bad name.
Rasmus
I have come to the conclusion that the sub-genre "Chick Lit" is an acquired taste and one that perhaps only comes with time...a long time to be exact. Actually that's not fair to say, I've read several books within this genre and have been thoroughly entertained. "Love: A User's Guide" was mildly entertaining with a fun premise. The fact that I lived in England for several years aided in my understanding of several scenes and I did indeed see the humor.

Overall this is an average read. Amy is your pro-typical "chick-lit" heroine. A little ditzy, confused about exactly what will make her happy, and clueless as to how to go about getting "it." She thinks that spouting nonsense and pretending to be chic will do the trick. When confronted by having a handsome hunk of a movie star having a crush on her...plain Amy she chooses to again act the flake...not understanding Orlando's need for privacy. This is where I thought of the movie "Notting Hill." Loved the movie, loved the concept...problem here was execution of the concept and the style of writing.

This story did have a tendency to wander...but again this does seem to be "normal" within this genre. So that didn't bother me...much. Although this read was entertaining it's not one that would have gone out and bought new. Thank heaven's I had the forethought to purchase this read second hand. Ms. Naylor does have potential as an author. I'm not sure where this effort falls (is it her first effort, or fifth?) in her writing career but she has room for improvement and this is a good thing. Author's that start off with a bang tend to loose their drive early on. Bottom line...this is not a read or an author to avoid, but I suggest that you come to this read with an open mind, remember this is not a brain surgery read and you will perhaps be okay. Chick-lit is a popular genre for a reason but it's not for everyone.

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Love: A User's Guide: A Novel ebook
Author:
Clare Naylor
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