Friday, October 12, 2012

Review: The Boot Camp - Kate Harrison

Do you love Chick Lit ?
Are UK authors your cup of tea ?
Have you read the series "Secret Shopper" by Kate Harrison and loved it ?
If so, readers you are in for a treat as I bring you a review of the lovely Kate Harrison's new book "The Boot Camp".
Review: The Boot Camp - Kate Harrison - August 2012
Ever since I first picked up that very first title in the Secret Shopper series by Kate Harrison - The Secret Shopper affair , I was hooked and I went back through her list of titles and read all the ones that the library had. When I saw that we were getting The Boot Camp in , I was excited. 
The Boot Camp follows a group of women through a week of hardcore training and sparrow meals destined to help them lose weight and for each of them to find themselves as we learn that for three women in particular , attending the Boot Camp will help them re-discover themselves as a person and find deep down the soul they used to be.
On the camp we have mother and daughter Liz and Natalia - each doing the Bootcamp to make themselves look not only great for their husbands but also to outdo each other , when the going gets tough though for Liz , will she be the first to quit "The Boot Camp" ?
Other campers include the two Boot Camp Groupies , who say that "Once you've been through one boot camp, you will be hooked for life" - this quote got me thinking as I think if you enjoy it the first time, then it could be quite addicting in the end if you go with the right attitude and as Kate replied in my FB message - If you love getting bossed around and yelled at by military type men". Then , there is Agatha who is the oldest boot camper around who has been everywhere and lived a very adventurous life. She reminded me of a lady I work with , whose husband's a tour guide and they go all over the place on treks etc including Nepal.  Then of course we meet Darcy, a TV presenter who has been sent to the Boot Camp for some tough love by the station's producer Marion , Vicki who was entered into a competition by her sister Christie and Steph who joined The Boot Camp to prove that she wasn't just a fat , lazy so and so . Pair this lot with two bootcamp drill Staff Pepper and Staff Ryan and you are in for a fun but scary and hardworking week - who will make their goals , will anyone take the easy road out and quit and most importantly who will be The Boot Camp's Biggest Loser ?
A fun read , that call me crazy but it does make the thought of joining a Boot Camp seem like a good idea to lose weight or in my case, lose a little bit of weight but mainly tone myself and get fitter in the process.


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