Wednesday 2 December 2015

Review of As Weekends Go by Jan Brigden - Four *


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? 

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I enjoyed this book - it was different from many of the usual scenarios and made me laugh in places as well.

Rebecca is married to Greg - an ambitious sales exec, who has really been ruling the roost for the past year or so - he is about to go away to a very important sales conference.. Abi is seeing Nick and he is off on a stag weekend in Spain. Abi's boss gives her a weekend at a luxury hotel in York and Abi and Rebecca go for a weekend of pampering.

While there, they meet a couple of professional footballers and Rebecca is very affected by Alex Heath. He is equally smitten -but she is married.

How all the problems are resolved, both for Rebecca and Abi made for great reading and the ending is wonderful!

I would have given it 5*, but Greg bothered me slightly. I just cannot see how Rebecca would have ever married him. For me, there is insufficient background to make it believable that he was once a nice person.

But overall, it was a great read and I wish Jan luck with this, her debut novel.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Annie, I wanted to formally thank you on here for the fabulous review of As Weekends Go. I very much appreciate your support and the time you've taken to write it. I'm so pleased you enjoyed it. :) X