I bought the Kindle version of this book and, having been a huge Jilly Cooper fan for about 15 years, couldn't wait to read it. I have to say it was a big disappointment. The main protagonist, Etta, has many of the qualities I loved about Daisy MacLeod in 'Polo' but the spark that goes hand in hand with Daisy's kindness and naivete still hadn't emerged by the time I gave up on the book, half-way through. Etta was just a bit wet. I thought there were very few genuinely likeable or genuinely sexy characters in 'Jump!', of which I have found so many in Cooper's books over the years, amazing really since, as usual, there was a huge cast. I also missed the fantastic chemistry between characters and the outlandish sex scenes she used to write so well. There were lots of lecherous people of both sexes here but nothing much comes to fruition! I gave this book two stars because Cooper still writes some of the most evocative descriptions of the countryside and nature I've ever read, and I truly love them. I'm just sorry that on this occasion the rest of the book failed to move me in the same way. I've never not finished a Jilly Cooper novel - in fact, most of mine are dog-eared from many re-readings - so it was quite painful to admit that I couldn't care less what happened to Etta anyone else in 'Jump!' by the mid-way point. This experience left me feeling more than a little sad.