Rachel’s Random Resources / Blog Tour : A Greek Affair – Linn B. Halton

a greek affair

Synopsis :

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More than just a holiday romance?

Her daughter, her job and divorcing her untrustworthy ex are Leah’s main priorities. She isn’t really bothered that her life might be missing a few things. But after winning a prestigious travel blogger award, she’s inundated with offers to review glamorous holiday destinations. Lying around drinking exotic cocktails and being paid for it! What could be better?

Perhaps a romantic trip to idyllic Greece to find the one man who might make Leah risk her heart again…

About the Author :

linnFrom interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’
Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.
When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.
Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.
Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.
Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

Social Media Links :
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Review :

‘A Greek Affair’ by Linn B. Halton is not only my first read of the year, but also my first read by this author.
Although it wasn’t love at first sight for me I can say that by the end of the book I really liked it.
Leah and her daughter Rosie are great characters! (As are most of the others of course.)
I loved their journey throughout as it was very realistic and relatable.
I definitely enjoyed reading about them meeting new people, their trip(s), them dealing with the past and other stuff.
It got me somehow hooked and that’s a great start of the reading year for me!
However I had some issues with how things clicked sometimes.
The beginning wasn’t as strong and engaging as I would like my books to be.
I knew I would be reading about a traveler-blogger, but I had difficulties with all the things involving just that.
It dragged on and put a strain on the plot for me.
I had the feeling it took ages to get to the real storyline and when it finally started there was again a lot of information about sightseeing / blogging rather than the people themselves.
I think I would have loved more knowing about all the characters.
A bit more flow in the actual story, a less rushed ending and sometimes less weird changes in the storyline (especially in the beginning) and loosing some of these descriptions would have made it a perfect read for me.
This said though, I did really enjoy the book as it was worth reading until the end.
It brightened up my awful winter days and made me long for a nice, sunny holiday(romance)!

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