After being a part of the cover reveal for this book I’m excited to be one of the bloggers kicking off the tour for The Weekend Spa Break, today I am reviewing the book before I let you in on my thoughts here is what it’s about.
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?
The Weekend Spa Break kicks off from where The Big Event, the first part in the series, ends. This book was a lot more in-depth than the last book, it was a bit longer and had a bit more meat to it which I enjoyed and I liked that you got to see more of Constance and find out her backstory.
I liked Constance, after not getting much time to get to know her in the first book it was nice to have the opportunity here. There were a few things that irked me on occasion like her calling her son “my Charlie” constantly but other than the few small things she was still someone I was interested in reading about.
I loved the setting of the Spa Hotel it made me eager to book myself in for some luxurious pamper time and it was nice that Constance and Estelle got to have some time for themselves. It also gave us a chance to see their friendship blossom, although I still think there is something a little bit suspicious about Estelle like she’s not being entirely honest.
The added dimension of Maxwell to this story was interesting, I was curious to find out who he was and what had happened between him and Constance. I was, to be honest, more interested in this than with the flirtation between Constance and Julio, they had a bit of a spark but it didn’t capture my attention in the same way.
I really liked the social media updates from the other friends interspersed throughout the book, after seeing in the first book how they usually exaggerated their posts it was funny to wonder how much of it was true or not.
This was a fun second part of the story and I’m really looking forward to the next instalment.
Since this is the start of the tour you have all these other stops that you can check out…
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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