The Boot Camp, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Three women, each with a reason to change their lives.

But will they survive the next seven days? From the bestselling author of the Secret Shopper series. How far would YOU go to feel good about yourself? It's New Year and three desperate women begin the toughest week of their lives ...No booze, no carbs, no men, no excuses. Steph invents puddings for a living - now the only part of her body she doesn't hate is her wrists.

Will she prove to herself - and her ex - that she can change? TV presenter Darcy is living the dream - yet haunted by nightmares of a single night where she made the wrong choice.

Can she let go of the past? Mum of three Vicki is under doctor's orders to lose weight - but it's not the only burden she's carrying.

Three women, seven days ...and one last chance to change their lives for good.


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(03 July 2013 – gift from my friend, Verity)This was one of a pair of books my friend Verity kindly sent to me back in July. She said she’d enjoyed it, and it looked to be based around exercise, so that’ll do me! Steph, Darcy and Vicki attend a boot camp in the countryside (one that promises – but spectacularly fails to deliver – luxury alongside the sweating and lycra) for very different reasons. What will they learn about themselves, their reasons for being there and the two ex-Army chaps running the fitness side of things? And will the snow that’s threatened trap them there forever?Well-written and funny, there’s a range of different characters, with different voices, and although romance is present, it’s not the sole focus of the book. Different topics, for example Afghanistan, are skilfully woven into the story without being gratuitous or jarring, and the men are written as well as the women, and there is a satisfying and believable amount of information about the exercise regime. Funny and heart-warming, and I would read more by this author. Releasing via BookCrossing with my friend's permission.