Sunday, 7 February 2016

Review | Five Go Glamping ~ Liz Tipping


Glamping Check list
Festival tickets

Double check best Instagram filter

Avoid thinking about work/Connor/five year plan!!
A four day break from her hectic life to relax in the countryside and hang out at a local festival (for free!) is just what Fiona Delaney needs. With her best friends, great tunes and a cool looking hat her Instagram shots are going to look A-Mazing!
Until suddenly glamping starts to feel a lot more like camping and Fiona’s in desperate search of a comfy chair, wi-fi and a chilled glass of wine. But when she finally makes it to the local pub she discovers this trip could be more than just a holiday, it might just change her life forever…

Five Go Glampimg was a great light hearted read, which came at the perfect time for me as I've had some real in depth books of late.

The story features Fiona, a lady with a plan -a five year plan that's now in its sixth year to be exact and one that involves her having a fabulous job (yes she's been doing the same thing for years), having a gorgeous place to live rather than her little flat and living with Connor - the boyfriend who is wrapped up in his own world. 

When Fiona's friends suggest they all live a little and go away for a weekend, free tickets to a festival couldn't have come at a better time. With the prospect of Glampng, drinking, music and good company, their bank holiday weekend doesn't quite go to plan with broken down cars, muddle puddles and hippy style yoga!

Sam is the local landlord who seems to keep popping up every time Fiona needs rescuing and the pair seem to have an instant attraction. Sam is carefree and lives in the moment - completely opposite to Fiona and her plans, but when he ropes her in to help cook for the festival goers, Fiona realises that cooking is where her passion is.

At the end of the weekend, Fiona is torn between Sam and Connor who she witnesses kiss another girl, and torn between a life of planning or living.

Five Go Glamping was full of humour and wit, it was described well and I could just picture the scenes happening. I loved Fiona and Sam's characters.. Both were warm and as a reader you knew they were just right for each other.
Overall the book was a little short compared to others I've read but was full of descriptive details and came complete with a "One Year Later"  epilogue which brought its own surprises too.

A great, fun, romantic read exploring friendship, love and self recognition.

I would like to thank the publishers, Carina UK, for supplying a review copy via Net Galley. This is my honest opinion.

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