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A teachers' conference doesn’t sound like a sexy place. And that’s because it’s not. But shy literature teacher Chloe Price and brash PE teacher Jess Cooper are about to be thrown together at this particular conference at a time of crisis in each of their young-ish lives. And it will lead them to what they both believe will be a simple one-night stand... But each year, bacA teachers' conference doesn’t sound like a sexy place. And that’s because it’s not. But shy literature teacher Chloe Price and brash PE teacher Jess Cooper are about to be thrown together at this particular conference at a time of crisis in each of their young-ish lives. And it will lead them to what they both believe will be a simple one-night stand... But each year, back they come to the conference, always finding themselves intertwined. And as the years pass, their relationship grows in all sorts of unexpected ways. Even as their lives take them in opposite directions, the annual weekend keeps pulling them back together. Whether they like it or not. A book reminiscent of One Day (‘One Gay’ if you will) taking place on the same annual weekend over the course of a decade. It’s a tale of what happens when no matter what you do and how far you go, life just keeps bouncing you back to the same spot, to the same person and the same pull to them that you just can’t seem to shake. ...

Title : Something for the Weekend
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ISBN : 31315977
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 229 Pages
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Something for the Weekend Reviews

  • Kate
    2018-12-26 14:45

    I enjoyed this authors other book The Plus One so much I went and bought this one straight away and I wasn't disappointed. As a teacher just back in school after the summer I should have been planning lessons, seating plans etc instead I spent my Sunday reading about teachers and ignoring my pile of work :)Jess and Chloe meet at a teachers union conference and hit it off, each year they spend one weekend at this conference and then both go home to their own lives. Throughout the years many things get in the way of these two women including poor timing, disagreements, insecurities and girlfriends. But, there is still a pull that both women are aware of. I enjoyed reading about these two women as their story spanned over ten years, they are both really likeable characters and as with her previous book that I've read Natasha West managed to make me laugh on numerous occasions. I wouldn't call myself a romantic(despite my taste in books) but I love the idea that two people are meant for each other and despite obstacles will eventually find each other. I'm a sucker for a good love story.

  • Lexxi Kitty
    2019-01-16 09:44

    This book is more of a slice of life book than anything else. I went into it expecting some kind of romance involving teachers who meet at a teachers conference. What I got was . . . this.Over a ten year period, two women only ever meet each other once a year (and, at least once, they don't meet one year) at a teacher's conference. Both kind of thought the other was fuckable when first seen in that first conference. So they do. Eventually. Twice. Over the ten years. This is part of me not knowing what the heck I'm reading. For, see, it's edging on the cheating/infedility trope, and arguably some of what they did edged close enough to the line to go over a little (and with cheating, cheating a little is like saying you are a little pregnant). Both seemed to like the other but, for reasons, neither saw the other as . . .. Okay no both did see the other as being girlfriend material. Crap, I don't know. it's not like neither were capable of relationships - unlike many lesbian fiction romance books, neither were 'players', and neither had problems getting into and keeping relationships going. Hell, both had long term relationships during that ten year period the book is set. So if they had the balls, so to speak, to actually move from awkwardness to actually dating with others, what the fuck was I reading regarding the relationship, or lack thereof despite desires of both - there was a piece missing.Right, and 'piece missing' - this is a kind of thin book. Over ten years two teachers lived their lives. Getting into and out of serious relationships. Living, breathing, working, teaching students, etc. And the reader saw, of that, roughly 0.5% of that. If that much. Barely saw a few seconds of a teachers conference. Maybe some eating and drinking. Some awkwardness involving two teachers and then . . . and then it's bloody another year already. For fuck sake. This is not a fucking romance.There was a comment made - Chloe was looking for her contact lenses, and one or the other (Jess) made a comment that Jess hadn't eaten them. Something like - 'don't look at me, I didn't eat them'; with a thought that crossed Chloe's mind of 'knowing her, she might have'. And yes, something like. I do not recall exact phrases used. I mention because I had a mild smile when this exchange occurred and it suddenly hit me - wasn't this supposed to be a humor book? All this angst to wade through, and I smiled, mildly, once. mmphs.I don't like either character, Chloe Price or Jess Cooper. Both hot-headed morons. Oh - before I go - both characters are 22 at the beginning of the book, and 32 at the end. I mention this because I do not wish someone seeing that I've placed this book onto both my age-20s, and age-30s shelves and assume that this is an age difference book. No, this is probably one of the very few books I've ever read in lesbian fiction wherein both were exactly the same age. Even young adult books seem to have one or the other being a year older or younger (not always, but enough times for me to make the comment).Rating: 2.0August 18 2017

  • CLo
    2018-12-22 11:47

    Not my cup o teaI liked it but for some reason couldn't really connect with the characters because their interactions were too minimum which I get is what the story is about. It just didn't do it for me. I like Natasha West's books and writing style and will always read her stuff...this just wasn't for me

  • Margaret
    2019-01-20 12:41

    Detailed score: 3.5 but not good enough for a round upShallow - exacerbated but the third person 'commentary' style narrative - but pleasant enough

  • Christie
    2019-01-16 08:55

    Cute but very drawn outCute story but it was very drawn out. It made me want to choke both of the main characters at different points of the story so the story did grab me. Thankfully it did have a happy ending.

  • Lesley Bateman
    2019-01-02 15:58

    Ok, but not as good as Plus OneI bought this book after reading Plus One which I thoroughly enjoyed. This is a very pleasant read, but it is missing something that Plus One had. Books like this, where the main characters meet once a year in a different venue, but for the same event are hard to do well because after a while it starts to become a bit repetitive. Still it is, as I said, a pleasant enough story which kept me reading until the end, although if you like your romances to have hot steamy descriptive sex, then you will be disappointed.

  • alissa
    2019-01-18 14:00

    Initially I was pretty certain I was going to give this one a 2.5 but by the halfway point the issues I had with the book became less of a problem and it went up to a 3 or maybe a very shaky 3.5. Although the issues were still there, I started rooting for the characters in spite of their constant (and often unnecessary) dramas in other relationships that as a reader you knew were just placeholders and ways of stalling the two main characters becoming an established Thing. I think this book had tremendous potential to be a great "one day" type story (with its own differences of course) but ultimately both the characters and the plot felt a little half-baked and I would have given a lot for another level of nuance. That being said the book was entirely what I signed up for, and I did like the main characters and was rooting for them to be happy.

  • Rachel Casteel
    2019-01-12 13:30

    By far my favoriteI have read all but one of your books so far and don't worry I am about to start it next. But I have to say this was my favorite one so far. I really like them all but this one just hit home with me. I loved the banter between the two of them and so happy with the ending. Great book

  • Megan
    2018-12-26 11:58

    Disclaimer - I'm adding just about every book I read in 2016 to Goodreads in December. I read a ton of lesbian romance novels on Kindle Unlimited this year. I have no idea why. All of them were of decidedly average quality, and most of them mesh together in my memory. However, this one I distinctly remember as I thought it was quite original and enjoyed it a fair amount more than others I read around the same time. The story takes place over several years. You really get to know the characters, who have medium-level angst but WITH REASON, not just "oh, but she could never feel that way about me..." insecurity. They start off barely knowing each other, hook up once, try to be friends, but it's hard to confuse sex and relationships, and even harder to know how you really feel about someone you only interact with one weekend a year, maybe. It's very realistic but not in a boring way. I thought the romance was sweet, entertaining, true-to-life. I liked that they fought more than hooked up before getting together. Since they did hook up - with each other and with others - a few times before the end, there's medium-low steaminess. (I think the sex scenes were rather scant in their description.) While I still wouldn't recommend this to just anyone, or anyone who doesn't have any interest in the lesbian romance genre, this would be top of my list for books for fans of the genre to recommend - for anyone who has Kindle Unlimited anyway.

  • Layce Gardner
    2019-01-10 09:58

    I really enjoyed this book. I loved the plot! The characters were well-rounded and interesting. A great book for escapism.

  • Lynn
    2019-01-06 13:33

    A slow burner. The character development was nice

  • Heather Henkel
    2018-12-26 07:47

    Good storyI really liked this story. It reminded me of an old time movie I saw with Alan Alfa in it, except with lesbians...