The Weekend Spa Break by Anne John-Ligali – Book Review

The Weekend Spa Break by Anne John-Ligali – Book Review

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The Weekend Spa Break
Friendships Online Short Story Series Part Two

Author – Anne John-Ligali
Publisher – Books and Authors Pub
Released – 30th April 2018
Format – ebook
Reviewer – Stacey
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book
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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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Continuing on from book one, ‘The Big Event‘ in the Friendships Online Short Story Series, Author Constance asks her friend and author Estelle to go for a weekend spa break with her, using the gift voucher that Estelle gave her for a Christmas present.

The two have fun together, finding out lots of things they didn’t know about one another and realising how similar their lives are. However, the weekend doesn’t quite end the way they were hoping though, with Constance getting the shock of a lifetime with a showdown with a stranger that puts her life into perspective.

I loved the first book in the series and was eager to get started on this one, which was slightly longer and mainly involved just the two characters, Constance and Estelle, with the others from the first book getting coverage via Instagram posts at the start of each chapter.

It was lovely to find out more about the two authors, their lives and how they were leading quite similar lives. Especially when it came to their sons.

I love a good spa, and the place they stayed at sounded amazing. This is a warm-hearted, beautiful short story that is character led and was just a real pleasure to read.

I now can’t wait for book three now. Hopefully, some of the other authors will feature more.

Reviewed by Stacey

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About the Author

Anne John Ligali

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. Since then, Anne has been writing on and off and enjoys participating in writing groups. Twice in 2014, she proudly won the monthly Novelicious Pintrest Prompt Fiction Competition.

When Anne is not writing, she is likely to be at soft play with her kids, taking long evening walks in Hyde Park, making green smoothies, window shopping, or having a pampering session at her local beauty salon (whenever she gets the chance). She can also be found watching box sets (albeit with a bit of shame at still having to catch up on Scandal, Grey’s, and Downton).

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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22 Responses

  1. Nicole says:

    Something about that cover makes me want to book a spa day! 😉

  2. DJ Sakata says:

    I wants them all – entered the contest

  3. Finitha Jose says:

    I fell for the cover. Will sure to pick this up sometime.

  4. Tasha says:

    That book cover is wonderful! I really must look into this series, it sounds great.

  5. Stormi says:

    This sounds like a fun series!

  6. Heidi says:

    Sounds like a cute book! The cover is just too darn cute!

  7. Allie Bock says:

    Love a spa day!!! Great review!

  8. Kiss Like a Girl says:

    I do love spa days! Glad you enjoyed the book.

  9. Terri A. Wilson says:

    This series sounds awesome.

  10. Megan @ Ginger Mom and the Kindle Quest says:

    Oh my gosh, I love that cover! I know, poor way to judge a book, but it grabbed my attention right away. Great job on your review and so glad it was one that you enjoyed 🙂

  11. Great review, the cover is really cute this book looks and sounds like a fun book I’m glad you are enjoying the series. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  12. I know what you mean.

  13. Brilliant, I hope you enjoy it too.

  14. It is a great series and you should give it a try.

  15. It is very cute.

  16. Thank you. I do too.

  17. Thanks, I do too.

  18. I agree, the cover is gorgeous. Thanks.

  19. Thank you. The book is a lot of fun.