The Weekend Spa Break

Written by Anne John-Ligali


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?




Fabulous Feel-Good Read!   5 stars


As the second book in this series, this is an excellent read. Following on from the first one, it expands on the friendship between Constance and Estelle allowing us an insight into their lives.

When Constance finally decides the time is right to use the spa voucher Estelle gifted at Christmas, there is only one person she wants to take with her. So off they go, out of the city and heading for a relaxing break – or so they hope! As they get to know each other better, they discover they have more in common that they first realised and the friendship is sealed. But all is not rosy during their spa visit and problems are lurking …

Just reading of the spa treatments has a wonderful restorative effect – and I thoroughly enjoyed their weekend even if it was vicariously. Then there’s the food .. wonderful, fresh array of yummy treats to tempt my tastebuds even though it was all on the page. This author’s writing creates lots of visual images to alert the senses which definitely adds to the reading experience. This is a terrific story, and I look forward to the next part. A fabulous feel-good read, and one I fully recommend to lovers of an enjoyable series of rom-coms.

My thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for providing my copy of this novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1470 KB
  • Publisher: Books and Authors Publishing UK
  • Publication Date: 30 April 2018
  • Link to Buy:


Meet the Author


Meet Anne.pngAnne 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 of 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.


Giveaway Final Picture


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.

Good luck!




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