Book tour stop! Today I’m delighted to be the host for Snug in Iceland, a contemporary romance written by Victoria Walker.
First thing first, let me thank Rachel and the publisher, Ever After Books, for providing me with an e-copy of this book. Much obliged *hat tip*
MEET THE BOOK
Rachel Richards is stuck in a rut. Her boyfriend Adam barely notices her most of the time and her life in London isn’t as exciting as it should be. When the company she works for, Snug, asks her to oversee the opening of a new store in Iceland, she jumps at the chance for a change of scenery. Exploring Reykjavik with the help of Icelandic tour guide Jonas, Rachel discovers that life is out there waiting to be lived. As she falls in love with Iceland, she begins to see what is important to her and wonders whether the life she left behind is what she wants after all…
Ever After Books
Publication date: 29/08/21
READ MY REVIEW
Cover: It fits the genre, and it references back to the story. Not really my thing, though.
Snug in Iceland—the title is a clever word play—is the story of Rachel, a woman who is tasked with the supervision of a new store. The company she works for is expanding abroad, and she agrees to move from London to Reykjavik in order to coordinate the grand opening. It’s a welcome change for Rachel, and also the start of a new journey.
Walker has a clear writing style, and her ideas are simple yet effective – the best combo, if you ask me. She handles her characters with ease, making them shine. Even the most unsympathetic one is well-crafted, as he reads true – a real troubled character who doesn’t sound flat or unidimensional. Good!
A special mention goes to the ending. Snug in Iceland is a romance novel, so we get the romantic bits down pat, but the ever after part doesn’t mean that everything else is solved. Rachel will still have a couple of issues to see through. Phew. Ten points for realism, a detail that’s easy to overlook if you’re not careful enough. The story itself is enjoyable and entertaining.
As it often happens, the flaw I need to point out has to do with the editing. Call it a professional bias—sorry!—but Snug in Iceland would have benefited from a stronger editing.
MEET THE AUTHOR
Victoria Walker lives in the Malvern Hills with her husband and two teenage children. She is an avid reader of contemporary romance but tempers this addiction by being a member of a book club where she is often surprised by her enjoyment of other genres. She also loves sewing and knitting and Scandinavian dramas.