This is the second in a series of short stories about friends who met first online and then in real life. Although there was a brief intro summarising the first part, I was a bit confused at first as of course I didn’t know the characters. But once the focus was on the two women, it didn’t matter and was really enjoyable. My advice though would be to read both stories and I’m sure once you’ve read this one, you’ll be keen to read the next part too. The little insights into the other characters through their social media posts gave a fun glimpse into what they were like and what they were up to.
This story was about Estelle and Constance who are spending a weekend at Glitzy’s Spa. Over the course of the weekend, as well as enjoying the relaxation and pampering at the spa, their friendship develops as they begin to find out more about each other. They discover they have a lot more in common than being romantic novelists, particularly when it comes to their young sons.
The spa sounded wonderful – who doesn’t love a spa?! It put me right in the mood for a visit to my favourite spa, Stobo Castle. The description of the delicious food on offer will have your mouth watering. There’s also a little bit of mystery in the story regarding what has happened with Maxwell, a man Constance clearly had very strong feelings for. What has he done to hurt her so badly and why? Although this was partly explained, there is a hint that there is more to be revealed in the next part of the series.
The Weekend Spa Break was a light and fun read and thanks to the author, you have the chance to win a bound copy and some other goodies in this lovely giveaway.
To mark the release of part two in the friendships series, Anne John-Ligali is 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 her Twitter page https://twitter.com/AnneJohnLigali 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.
Have a look at the book trailer to get you in the spa mood!
My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of the book and for inviting me to take part in the blogtour. The Weekend Spa Break is available now as an e-book and you can order a copy online here: The Weekend Spa Break
From the back of the book
Friendships Online Series – Part Two
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?
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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