Erotic Lola Montez was the world’s most beautiful woman in the 19th century, and she knew it. There were many captivated by her sparkling blue eyes and midnight black hair. She was enamored by the stage, power and money. As a stage performer she managed to achieve all three as she danced her way through the lives of renowned men like Alexandre Dumas and Czar Nicholas of Russia until she eventually became the Duchess of Landsfeld.
This historical fiction has been researched and written by the award-winning author, Dov Silverman, and edited by Leslie Fish. Inspired by Barbara Tuchman’s use of historical fiction to tell the truth, he sometimes extrapolated time and location about the most fascinating, intelligent and extraordinarily beautiful woman of her time. He believes Lola would have approved.
Fans of naughty historical fiction will love having a nibble on this one!
By Piaras on 15th December 2017 (Emerald Book Reviews)
Whatever flaws we might identify or frustrations we might feel are trivial in comparison to a reader’s pure joy in losing himself/herself in a narrative. When all the elements come together: an intriguing plot, thoughtful, profound themes, complex, troubling, characters, and language that will unsettle for its clarity, directness and confidence; we gratefully set all analysis aside and give ourselves up to the sheer magic of a great book. And for me, What Lola Wants Lola Gets, is such a book.
Award-winning author Dov Silverman weaves a noteworthy tale of sensual historical fiction, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a steamy story of love and lust in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a relatively fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The erotica is accomplished in the delivery of exciting and titillating prose. From mild illusions through detailed, sexy scenes, the concept is wonderfully delivered in truly amazing writing.
This historical fiction is based on the extraordinary life of Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert, Countess of Landsfeld, better known by her stage name Lola Montez. ‘She was an Irish dancer and actress who became famous as a Spanish dancer, courtesan, and mistress of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, who made her Countess of Landsfeld. Montez used her influence to institute liberal reforms. However, at the start of the Revolutions of 1848 in the German states, she was forced to flee. She proceeded to the United States via Switzerland, France and London, returning to her work as an entertainer and lecturer.’
The book description gives a deceptively sneak preview; ‘Good girls never make history. Lola Montez was anything but a good girl. Erotic Lola Montez was the world’s most beautiful woman in the 19th century, and she knew it. There were many enamored by her sparkling blue eyes and midnight black hair. She was enamored by the stage, power and money. As a stage performer she managed to achieve all three as she danced her way through the lives of renowned men like Alexandre Dumas and Czar Nicholas of Russia until she eventually became the Duchess of Landsfeld…’
Now, if that’s not enough to get your curiosity juices flowing, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.
Captivating and commendable, this work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of attention-grabbing moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly fascinating and intriguing journey!
It’s one of those books that come along occasionally that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader.
If this book is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Dov Silverman in the future. I would recommend this book, but not for people who blush easily and not for anyone under voting age. Nevertheless, I have no doubt that fans of historical fiction who like getting a little hot under the collar, will love having a nibble on this one! I could easily see this being adapted as a television series or even receiving a Hollywood treatment. A well-deserved five stars from me.