The Suite Spot By Trish Doller
Book/Novel Author: Trish Doller
Book/Novel Title: The Suite Spot
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.
I did not read or listen to The Float Plan (Beck Sisters #1) but sure will now. I loved The Suite Spot and highly recommend it. Rachel Beck is a single mom, still living at home and trying to keep some semblance a relationship with the father of her daughter alive. She loves her job working nights at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, until the night she is fired due to a complaint by a misogynistic jerk. A colleague recommends 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. When she arrives, she finds a handsome man who knows everything about brewing beer and nothing about running a hotel. The hotel isn’t even built yet, but Mason offers her carte blanche to build the hotel and with the need for a fresh start, Rachel accepts. As she gets to know the moody Mason, they begin to have feelings toward one another and she begins to love the community realizing what she has been missing in her life.Rachel is such a great character. First, she is an amazing mom who tried to keep a relationship alive between her and her baby daddy for the sake of her daughter. I would not have been so generous. She does have self-esteem issues due to her size. She has been put down so often, she has doubts about finding a man to have a relationship with. She does stand up for what she believes in and to support her daughter she was willing to move far away to a place where she has no family to lean on. Throw in that she is kind, caring, professional, talented and a dedicated worker. I so wanted her to find her happily ever after. Mason is a handsome man who also has some baggage. He has things to work through that are difficult, but if he can, they will have a chance at a future together. I fell in love with Maisie, she was so adorable. I love when kids are involved with bringing their parent together with someone. She was so real, honest and cute. I loved how she latched onto her new friend, Leo. This was a great story of new beginnings, family, community, grief, standing up for yourself, acceptance and of course romance. I definitely recommend this story.
Boring, predictable and uneventful. No basis for the romance. Character development was limited. Kept reading in the hope that it would get better but it became less logical and more haphazard. Struggled to get through it.
Another fun romance by this author! This one started with Rachel getting fired from her job. After getting an offer states away, she decides to pack up hers and her daughter’s lives and travel to the new job. Her new boss, Mason, has his own issues he’s dealing with but they bond and grow together. I liked the ending and hope these characters pop up in the next novel!
This book touches so many real emotions, so much so that you feel like you are one of the characters. At least I did because I have the same decorating taste that Rachel has and would have reacted to things exactly as she did. This book is probably the best I’ve read in the last couple of years! Thank you, Trish Doller.
This was a surprising read! I didn’t realize it was book 2 in a series, but you can read it as a standalone. In fact, I thought it was a standalone until I came over here and saw it was book #2. I had no issues following along with the characters from the first book. I loved reading about a heroine who was a single mom just trying to do her best. She was equal parts realistic and dream-oriented. The hero was definitely someone to gush over. He’s kind, sympathetic, and gentle in all the best ways. I don’t really drink beer, but his brewery made me want to try some of his out! There are some open door love scenes, but they aren’t overly detailed and I feel like it fades to black quickly. Triggers for death of child and divorce.
Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Griffin, & St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read and review this book before it’s publication date! This in no way affected my review, opinions are my own.✨ ✨ B̷O̷R̷R̷O̷W̷ B̷Y̷P̷A̷S̷S̷Love, love, LOVED. I loved Float Plan (this is technically a “sequel” to that, but you can read them independent of one another) and I LOVED Suite Spot. My absolute favorite thing about this book? The conflict. I loved the conflict. LOVED IT. I loved how real it was, and I love how it in no way whatsoever cheapened the love story between these two characters.There’s a chance, looking at it with super critical eyes, that a lot of the characters are surface level and you don’t really get to get *into their lives,* maybe. There’s a chance it’s not dramatic enough for some people, maybe. There’s a chance others won’t like this book.But I do not care. Because I loved it. And honestly, as much as I use fiction (and especially romance) to escape? Sometimes it’s nice to see something reflected in books that just feels REAL. Where there’s not one moment of “yeah, in an exaggerated world I could see that happening.” No – every single part of this book was just … real. And beautiful. And lovely.And also has this super non-beer drinker gal strongly considering a trip to a local brewery with her husband for a flight.