G. Bianco, 2019
Taking a chance at something you really want sometimes requires a risk. In Trish Doller’s new novel, The Suite Spot (set to be released on March 8th), our main character learns what it means to not only risk your career and life, but your heart.
One of the few bright lights in Rachel Beck’s life is her job at a Miami Beach luxury hotel—until she’s fired for something she didn’t do. As a single mom, Rachel knows she needs stability, and fast. On impulse, Rachel inquires about a position at a brewery hotel on a tiny island in Lake Erie called Kelleys Island. When she’s offered the job, not even the grumpy voice on the line can dissuade her from packing up her whole life and making the move. What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, reclusive man who knows everything about brewing beer and nothing about running a hotel. Especially one that’s barely more than foundation and studs. It’s not the job Rachel was looking for, but Mason offers her a chance to help build a hotel—and rebuild her life—from the ground up.
The Suite Spot hits the spot!! This is the perfect book to pull you out of a slump and/or binge read. This novel toes the line between romance and women’s fiction and Doller does a great job of giving the readers a romance-forward book without letting it encompass the entire plot. At its core, this is a book about a single mother trying to make her dreams come true, while also caring for her child and those she loves.
I almost wish this book had dual POVs so that we could hear more of Mason’s inner thoughts, but I still loved Rachel as a narrator. Another thing I loved was the little cameos of Anna and Keane from Float Plan (which if you haven’t read already, you must)! I appreciated the way Rachel and Mason’s relationship blossomed and how they acknowledged their rough pasts before just jumping into a new relationship.
This single-mom, grump/sunshine, forced proximity romance was just so endearing and has instantly made Doller an auto-buy author for me. While I think I liked Float Plan a bit better, I still really enjoyed this book. I look forward to seeing what Doller will write next.
*I received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for my honest opinion.
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