THE WEEKEND SPA BREAK
Friendships Online Series
After finally meeting in person at the publishing party of the season, Constance and Estelle are determined not to let their friendship return to mere virtual champagne bottles and uploaded pictures of food.
It’s been a busy year, and Constance feels it’s time to reward herself with the spa break Estelle gave her for Christmas. Naturally, Constance wouldn’t dream of taking anyone other than Estelle, and this will provide the perfect opportunity to bond with her new chum.
As the excited pair spend some quality time together, they realise it’s not just writing books they have in common, but something that goes much deeper. After a few Jacuzzi sessions, facials, pedicures, and a massage by sexy Senior Therapist, Julio, everything seems to be peachy until an unexpected visitor turns Constance’s weekend of bliss … on its head.
A two-day spa break.
Sparkling water on tap.
And the perfect massage.
But who’s rubbing who up the wrong way?
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Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews. She loves all things books: reading, writing, going to book events, and meeting other book lovers. She has written a series of short stories and is currently writing her first novel.
Anne has always loved stories and read many books as a child, including the entire Sweet Valley High and Caitlyn series. Her interest in writing fiction came years later, when she began writing for pleasure in 2007.
Originally from Peterborough, Anne now lives in London. After moving to London, she studied graphic design at the University of Arts and has held a number IT administration jobs in the city. Anne continues writing and aspires to write more women’s fiction books, a non-fiction book and several children’s books.
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Going into this book, I didn’t know that this is a part two of a series. Or maybe I have just missed it while reading but, I can say that this book can be read on it’s own. In the beginning you might be a bit confused, specially during the prologue but when the story picks up, you can’t even tell that this is a second book. It could easily be a standalone.
What I really liked about this book is how the friendship between two characters has started on the internet. Internet is something that’s in our lives and sometimes we meet great people there. I, myself, have met a lot of friends over the internet. Some of them are my great friends today. Being a part of a book community, internet allows us to meet people from all over the world and connect over something that we all love.
Constance, our main character, is an author which appealed to me as well. I would love to be an author myself, specially of the romance just like Constance is. It would be a dream come true.
In this book, we follow Constance and Estelle over their weekend in the spa and we get to know them better. You really wish you are there with them in the spa resort and get all pampered up. They connect much more, realizing that they have a lot more in common than just being authors. Their life is similar and they can understand each other with what are they going through. At some point, you just wish to jump in jacuzzi with them and hug them tightly.
The twist at the end is something I didn’t expect and I must say I liked it. It made me want to read the next book (which is coming up in November) just to see what will future bring for those two friends. And, girls, it seems like we all need to have that one friend that wears heels.
Rating: 4* out of 5
If you have missed the other spots for the tour; here is the list of the blog that participated.
Thank you Rachel for a free copy of this book.
PS Anne is doing a giveaway on her Twitter:
To mark the release of part two in the friendships series, I’m giving away a Sanctuary Spa gift set and a signed printed and binded copy of The Weekend Spa Break to one lucky winner. At present, there are no physical copies of The Weekend Spa Break available, so this is a treat. To enter you only have to do is visit my Twitter page and retweet the pinned tweet showing this GIVEAWAY.
A winner will be chosen at random by Tweet Draw and announced on Saturday the 19th of May at 20:00hrs.
Competition is open worldwide.