Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Victoria Walker for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
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…
Well there is simply no way I was ever going to pass up the opportunity to read and review Snug in Iceland. Beautiful cover – check! Travel romance – check! Pure escapism – check!
I loved that this novel was set in Iceland. Not only have I never been but it’s not a common place in books I have read. I felt as though Rachel was my tour guide and being alongside her as she experienced everything for the first time made me appreciate how wonderful Iceland and Reykjavik is. I really want to visit.
I love the idea of the company Snug, setting up stores with small business concessions. Reminded me of Not on the High Street but in actual real life. It’s somewhere I would definitely shop and I loved the idea.
I enjoyed seeing Rachel evaluate her life. It was fairly clear from the beginning that things were not good or fair in her relationship with Adam. She was a sweet character with a lot of potential within her job and I was frustrated that she was being held back a little in several aspects of life. The sparks between Rachel and Jonas had me hooked and I love that style of romance novel where there is a bit of a love triangle.
This is such a cosy book with a beautiful setting and lovely characters. Warning though – it will make you want to visit Iceland!
Author Bio – Victoria Walker
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.