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To think that Dino Ferranti was a manipulative ass?

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bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 16:08:37

Just re-reading Riders and its struck me that he was being a complete ass to Fen - telling her that he wasn't going to wait around for her and if she wouldn't sleep with him he'd just go elsewhere. hmm

Crinkle77 Tue 30-Jul-13 16:21:33

Read Riders, Polo etc... years ago and loved them but can't remember much about the story lines I'm afraid but your post has inspired me to read them again. I used to skim read the pages looking for all the juicy sex scenes.

YoureAllABunchOfBastards Tue 30-Jul-13 16:29:03

Yes, but Rupert is such an arse in Riders that Dino looks like the perfect gent in comparison!

bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 16:36:44

smile Crinkle. I love them for summer reading. Nice and light and I know then so well that I don't mind the million interruptions from the boys!

Very true bunchofbastards - your name is very appropriate! Except for Billy...he was quite sweet. Janey was a total bitch to him.

anonacfr Tue 30-Jul-13 16:37:42

Shut up! Dino was lovely... grin

Pollydon Tue 30-Jul-13 16:38:44

YANBU at all, he dyed his hair grey, ffs !!!!!

Most of the blokes in JC are total gits. Even the ones we are supposed to think are lovely have affairs etc.

MrsYamada Tue 30-Jul-13 17:34:48

:D I'm just reading this again too. YANBU - but I was more shock @ supposedly lovely Jake shagging the groom after his win.

bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 18:07:07

Yes MrsYamada! He did go off with Helen too...hmmm. Are there any faithful husbands in JC at all?

bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 18:08:10

Maybe dear old Crispin. Although, Hilary was cheating on him.

MrsYamada Tue 30-Jul-13 18:12:08

Shhh bumble, I've not got to that bit yet grin.

MrsYamada Tue 30-Jul-13 18:13:00

I'm a sucker for Billy, but even he broke Fen's heart. Bunch of bastards.

RedHelenB Tue 30-Jul-13 18:13:19

Sounds honest to me!

bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 18:16:16

Oops! Didn't mean to spoil it for you wink

I know. I hated that Billy went back to Janey.

Bowlersarm Tue 30-Jul-13 18:22:01

They all have the morals of alley cats.

I have just been re-reading 'Jump' but finding it really hard going shock

I used to love Jilly but am struggling at the moment with her books.

How do I get back on track??

bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 18:57:35

Go back to Riders, Rivals and Polo - they're the best IMO. I didn't think Jump! was that great tbh. I think she has a new one coming out this year.

Alconleigh Tue 30-Jul-13 19:09:26

I am re-reading Rivals, and loving it. I realised with horror today though that when I first read it I was Taggie's age, and now I am Rupert's. Yikes.

pointythings Tue 30-Jul-13 19:11:22

Malise Gordon was an OK kind of guy.

Can't think of any others that were though.

JerseySpud Tue 30-Jul-13 19:11:42

Aaaahhhh Jilly Cooper books.

I just started reading Jump! again

Alconleigh Tue 30-Jul-13 19:14:43

Even the nice men are pretty horrendous. Billy basically rapes Helen in the Kenya foursome. Declan sleeps with Cameron in Ireland. I do love them though; well, up to about Apassionata, they go downhill from there.

Bowlersarm Tue 30-Jul-13 19:15:27

bumbley am bit worried by her new book.

1) because it's her newer ones I struggle with
2) because in any interviews she always says something along the lines of Rupert being such a wanderer that he can't possibly stay faithful to Taggie. Nooo. I couldn't bear it.

bumbleymummy Tue 30-Jul-13 19:21:43

pointy, true, Malise was nice.

Bowlersarm - Noooooooooooooooooooo! She better not!

weblette Tue 30-Jul-13 19:24:38

It all went wobbly after Appassionata and even that was iffy in places. Reading TMWMHJ atm, excellent stuff!

BeautifulBlondePineapple Tue 30-Jul-13 19:32:19

I'm re-reading Rivals at the mo. It is my absolute favourite JC book and has a fair share of cad free men e.g Declan &, Patrick O'Hara.

But I'd go for Rupert every time.

AudrinaAdare Tue 30-Jul-13 19:32:44

grin at all of us re-reading Jump. I just skimmed it the first time and reading am it properly now. It isn't great but I did cry yesterday at Billy / Amber / Rupert in the hospital sad

There was also that terrible scene in the hotel with the teenager and the foursome and it was just as horrible as the Helen, Janey, Billy and Rupert one. I was amazed that it wasn't seen for what it was all these years later and the aggressors ending up in prison!

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