Review: The Mini Break by Jane Costello

Title: The Mini Break

Author: Jane Costello

Pages: 69 Pages

The Blurb

An exclusive eBook short story from the bestselling author of The Wish List, Jane Costello. Featuring extracts from The Time of Our Lives and Jane’s brand new novel, The Love Shack, coming April 2015!

When Sophie’s friend Anisha is sent on her first foreign trip in her job at a travel agency – and gets to take Sophie with her – she jumps at the chance of some time away.

But what Sophie doesn’t realise is that there is a catch – a rather large catch. The five-star hotel is also a world-renowned golf resort. And its owners have offered the holiday on the basis of the girls’ golfing prowess. Of which they possess quite literally none…

A laugh-out-loud short story from the brilliant bestselling author, Jane Costello.

The Review

Sophie needs a break (don’t we all?) and when her friend Anisha offers her a holiday in a fancy pants hotel she almost bites her fingers off. If you are thinking that this seems too good to be true then you would be right. For the duration of their stay, Sophie and Anisha have to pretend to be experienced golf players – and since neither of them even know what a ‘birdy’ is they are almost definitely screwed. Can the two manage to keep their subterfuge under wraps?

So, as far as short stories go this wasn’t my favourite. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed The Mini Break but I felt that it would have made a better buddy novel. The capers and mistakes that Sophie and Anisha got up to could have been embellished a bit more. There was so much that could have been done with the basis of this story. I also think that it would have read better if it wasn’t told in the first person.

I just wish that this had been a full length novel.

The Mini Break by Jane Costello is available now.

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