Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Last Dance in Havana Book Review


Blooming Fiction, lifestyle blog, book review, Last Dance In Havana

Cuba, 1958. Elisa is only sixteen years old when she meets Duardo and she knows he's the love of her life from the moment they first dance the rumba together in downtown Havana. But Duardo is a rebel, determined to fight in Castro's army, and Elisa is forced to leave behind her homeland and rebuild her life in distant England. But how can she stop longing for the warmth of Havana, when the music of the rumba still calls to her?

England, 2012. Grace has a troubled relationship with her father, whom she blames for her beloved mother's untimely death. And this year more than ever she could do with a shoulder to cry on - Grace's career is in flux, she isn't sure she wants the baby her husband is so desperate to have and, worst of all, she's begun to develop feelings for their best friend Theo. Theo is a Cuban born magician but even he can't make Grace's problems disappear. Is the passion Grace feels for Theo enough to risk her family's happiness?
front cover of paperback book
Last Dance In Havana
by Rosanna Ley

Publisher: Quercus

Publish Date: 19 May 2016

Language: English
ISBN-10: 1784292079
Rating: 4/5

Review


Welcome to Havana! From the word go you are plunged in to the deep end in the middle of a saucy and erotic dance scene, which oozes every essence of the first time we see Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing. This is Elisa's first glimpse of this side of dance and she becomes intoxicated with it. The passion, heat and sensuality is incredible - and this is only in the first chapter!

Moving to present time ( well 2012 anyway ) we meet Elisa again in England. Vastly different to revolutionary Cuba, the 'normal' life in the UK leaves Elisa craving her Cuban roots. But why does she leave Cuba in the first place?? No spoilers here :D

As we progress through Last Dance In Havana we are effortlessly moved between the two time zones of then and now, to discover the hidden secrets of Elisa's past and to become involved in her later life including all the complications that come with it. When in England we meet Elisa's stepdaughter, Grace. Working as a self employed massage therapist she struggles to get any love or common ground with her alcoholic father.

Still in despair after his first wife's, and Grace's mother, death he fights the ills of drink with the assistance of his second wife Elisa. In addition to her father, Grace is also having two very large problems at home. One being a pressing husband who wants children and the other her growing feelings for their mutual best friend Theo. Both life changing elements play key roles in the plot but what happens? You'll have to read Last Dance in Havana to find out.

Delving deeper into a world of lust, love and deceit we uncover even more frolics and secrets which keep the plot twisting till the end of the book. With a bit of sadness, a sub story from old flame Duardo and an ending which will make you clap with glee this is the perfect book to get your summer off to a sizzling start.

If you love the Cuban feel, you might also like the Caribbean ruse of The Killing Of Polly Carter.

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