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Genre: Romantic fiction

Stars: 4

Links: Amazon UK and Amazon.com

 

The Blurb:

What if your entire life changed in the space of a weekend?

When Rebecca’s friend Abi convinces her to get away from it all at the fabulous Hawksley Manor hotel in York, it seems too good to be true. Pampering and relaxation is just what Rebecca needs to distract herself from the creeping suspicion that her husband, Greg, is hiding something from her.

She never imagined that by the end of the weekend she would have dined with celebrities or danced the night away in exclusive clubs. Nor could she have predicted she would meet famous footballer, Alex Heath, or that he would be the one to show her that she deserved so much more …

But no matter how amazing a weekend is, it’s always back to reality come Monday morning – isn’t it?

 

My Review:

A lovely read about finding romance when you least expect it and having the strength to stand up for yourself, As Weekends Go is one of those that makes you think while simultaneously putting a smile on your face.

Rebecca’s life seems to be one step ahead of her, with her post-redundancy plans slow in materialising and her husband, Greg, ever more distant. So when her friend Abi begs Rebecca to join her a Hawksley Manor for a weekend of free pampering, Rebecca jumps at the chance. But that was before she made a fool of herself in front of gorgeous footballer, Alex. And before Abi started misbehaving. Can a weekend really change everything?

With strong characterisation, a beautifully-woven plot, and a shying away from stereotypes, this is a great romantic read. The characters a multi-faceted and, while we do get a glimpse of the ‘bad-boy’ celebrity lifestyle, the author reminds us that the ones that make the headlines for the wrong reasons are far from being the only members of a football team. But there’s a deeper message there, too, about finding your feet again when you don’t even realise you’ve been knocked down. Recommended.

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