While, I liked this book, I did not enjoy it as much as Lydon’s book, London Calling. This is mostly because I was expecting the same light romance feel.
The Long Weekend is not a light romance but it is a good, original story in its own right.
The book follows three lesbian couples, a gay couple and their single lesbian friend during their 20 year university reunion at the most wonderful sounding beach house in Devon.
The story features the resurrection of a marriage on the rocks, a one-night-stand, a break up and an engagement.
The Long Weekend is made up of an ensemble cast, which is something that I usually like, however I felt that the characters or couples were at times difficult to tell apart, particularly Laura and Tash, and Kat and Abby.
They were all different and should have been easy to tell apart, but a lack of character depth made them somewhat interchangeable.
I did love Geri, the lone singleton in the group and I was sad that she didn’t get a bigger storyline. I loved her so much that I would read a book where she was the main character (pretty please Clare!).
The Writing Style
The writing style is clean and nicely paced. You will enjoy it if you are a fan of the chick lit genre.
I like the way Lydon writes. Her books are well paced and easy to read.
The Long Weekend is light lesbian chick lit with an entertaining storyline that does not rely on sex to keep it interesting.
Some of the characters could have been more fleshed out.
The Long Weekend by Clare Lydon is worth a read. Don’t expect a romance and you will enjoy it.
Excerpt from The Long Weekend by Clare Lydon
On the plus side, Geri was now a CID sergeant in London. As well as a desire to help others, the desire to be Christine Cagney had always been at the forefront of Geri’s life and she’d achieved her dream. A by-product of that dream was that it made her ridiculously attractive to women, something that’d never been lost on Geri.
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Publisher: Custard Books
Note: I received a free review copy of this book for review. No money was exchanged for this review. I will always endeavour to review books as honestly as possible and on occasion I refuse to review books.