Rock Fiction Coveting: Havana Jazz Club by Lola Marine

Posted: October 22, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Remember when I said I was looking for new and different? I found me some!

Like Lady Day, Billie is young when she falls in love for the first time. Lured by her new playboy husband, the beautiful, trusting woman leaves her close-knit and caring family in Cuba to follow him to Spain. Once there, he reveals his true—and violent—nature, and Billie chooses the dangers of the street over the abuses of the man she once loved. Soon she finds herself with trouble to spare and nowhere to turn, but when her voice lands her a spot at the Havana Jazz Club, she discovers a new, unconventional family in a city far from the one she left behind. And with every high note and heartbreak, Billie skirts destiny to write her own song.

Okay, so there’s some cliched stuff here. Playboy, abusive husband. Woman on the run who makes her own way in the world by story’s end.

But this is set in Cuba and Spain! And this doesn’t sound like a romance, which is fine by me — for the time being. I love romances, but yeah, even I need a break. Or maybe that’s especially I need a break. Rock Fiction is made for romance!

This, though, sounds like women’s fiction and I would love love love to get my hands on it. Can it overcome the sorta Oprah-like storyline and be something new and fresh? Boy oh boy oh boy, I hope so.

  1. olganm says:

    I read the original in Spanish first and really enjoyed it. It’s not your usual love story. The book was available in NetGalley when it first came out but I suspect no longer. A very interesting author.

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