Jen is almost 30 and when her current boyfriend breaks up with her, by not really realising that they were actually properly together, she knows that it is time to take action. A pact with her best friend sees her vowing to put herself first and be single for six months rather than drift from one bad relationship to another. Packing up her flat and giving up her job is a leap in the dark but soon she is on the way to the snow resort of Whistler in Canada.
A job for the season at the ski resort sees her having to deal with snowboard instructor Art. He’s aloof and grumpy and only seems to be friendly to the well-to-do children that he collects for their lessons from the hotel. Jen and Art seem to have become arch enemies from their very first encounter. The trouble is that the more Jen sees of Art the harder it is to stick to her six month pledge of singledom.
Although this is pitched as a seasonal romcom there is a lot more to Single in the Snow than you’d first expect. A cast of very likeable characters make this a fully rounded story that would make a great Christmas movie. Its a beautiful setting and the tragic back stories create enough pathos to counteract the sickliest hot chocolate you’ve ever imagined! Ignore the title on this book and pick it up anyway. I know that it sounds like a dodgy self published romcom but it is one of the best festive finds of the year.
Supplied by Net Galley and Hodder & Stoughton in exchange for an honest review.
UK Publication date: Ebook Nov 17 2022, Paperback Dec 29 2022. 384 pages.
Categories: 4 Stars Book Review
Prolific reader, enthusiastic theatre and movie-goer and ex-Olivier Awards judge who spent twenty years working in the music industry in London. Sharing my house with a gorgeous cockapoo called Harry who has taken over completely.
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