I loved this story! From start to finish, this one pulled me in! I loved the characters and I connected with them immediately. They are the type of people that you want to get to know. You’ll want to sit down, drink a beer, and discuss a book with them!
When Rachel loses her job at a high-end resort, she knows she needs to find something fast. When she stumbles across a brewery manager position, she accepts and moves herself and her daughter from Florida to Kelleys Island. When she arrives at what is supposed to be her dream job, she discovers a half-completed renovation project, and a brewery and hotel that is not even close to being able to open. She meets the owner, Mason, and decides that she will stay, keep the job, and help get the hotel open.
Mason and Rachel had a great chemistry. It’s not really a trope I can come up with, they aren’t friends or enemies, so I guess it’s a workplace romance, but that doesn’t quite fit either. So…it’s a romance between two people who have chemistry, but some baggage to work through to be able to love one another.
This story brings a variety of body types and cultural backgrounds together, and I really enjoyed how it mixed together. I do want to make homemade ramen now because of this book! I liked how the backgrounds of people are explored and spoken about. It was a beautiful way to honor family that immigrated to America.
I loved the sincere moments and the laugh-out-loud ones! The location is on Kelley’s Island, and of course, I went to google it, and now I want to go visit! I know this lovely hotel won’t exist, but it would be a cool trip. I really enjoyed the evolution of the hotel renovations, the beer brewing, and the romantic relationship. They mixed together to create a beautiful story!
This is the second book in the Beck Sisters Series. I didn’t even realize it until after I finished, and I definitely hadn’t read the first book in the series. It can absolutely be read as a stand-alone, but this one was so good, I know I want to go back and read the first book!
There is a trigger warning for this one: child death (in the past, but discussed)
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Trish Doller’s The Suite Spot is a charming romance novel about taking a chance on a new life and a new love.
Rachel Beck has hit a brick wall. She’s a single mom, still living at home and trying to keep a dying relationship alive. Aside from her daughter, the one bright light in Rachel’s life is her job as the night reservations manager at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach—until the night she is fired for something she didn’t do.
On impulse, Rachel inquires about a management position at a brewery hotel on an island in Lake Erie called Kelleys Island. When she’s offered the job, Rachel packs up her daughter and makes the cross country move.
What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, moody 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 own life—from the ground up.
Just the Facts:
The Suite Spot by Trish Doller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Pub Date: March 8, 2022
I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.