Title: The Suite Spot
Author: Trish Doller
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication date: March 8th, 2022
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.
The Suite Spot is another win from Trish Doller for me after loving Float Plan last year. Rachel loses her job after being sexually harassed by a wealthy client, and with a young daughter she is the single parent too, she has no idea what to do next. When the opportunity comes to move to Ohio from Florida to manage a new luxury property with cabins and a brewery, Rachel decides to take a chance and get a fresh start. But when she arrives, she find the owner, Mason, and a very much no built yet property…
In love with Mason and Rachel and Maisie, I never wanted this book to end. Trish Doller has a way of writing romances that makes it feel like a warm hug. Definitely more of a slow burn romance but it makes sense in the context of the partners. There are a lot of emotions and history built into the story AND it features beer, which is one of my favorite things ever so this was a story built for me. Frankly I want the Limestone to be real so I can stay there myself.
There are a few scenes that are more open and then fade to black, but this is not a smutty romance. It is just sweet, lovely, and heartwarming. I read it at work but I almost wish I had read it while at home with a blanket and a cup of tea because that environment fits it so much for.
Thank you to St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for an honest review.
Happy reading, folks!