I am delighted to be sharing “The Weekend Spa Break” by Anne John-Ligali with you today. My thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour and also to Anne for my copy of the book. Purchase from – Amazon UK
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?
After meeting up with various online virtual friends in the first book The Big Event (my thoughts here) Constance and Estelle make an agreement to keep in touch. This they do and and have a weekend spa break and discover they have more in common than they actually realised.
This is a series I am really starting to enjoy, the first story was a novella. In this one we start to get to know more about the group, some away from their online persona’s. The author uses the social media elements that many of us have and incorporates them into a story as she wraps around to create a very addictive and a believable read.
It is a very relevant series and within a subject that many bloggers, authors, publishers and social media users will find identifiable. We have friendships online, some live every moments of their lives on there others just share occasional things. So to see two friends find out more about each other and discover that their real lives have many similarities is a wonderful and heartwarming.
Having briefly been introduced to Constance it was really great to be able to meet her again in more than a passing acquaintance way, to find out what makes her tick and this book certainly starts to do that.
This is a series i would definitely recommend to readers of short stories and women’s fiction. I am looking forward to reading the next in the series that is due out in autumn.
About the Author:
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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