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The Suite Spot

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Having enjoyed Float Plan, I was looking forward to the story of the other Beck sister but was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book, as in I stayed up wait to late reading it because I just couldn't put it down. The characters in this books are so good; I love a small town story with well developed characters. The love story at the core of the story is thoughtfully developed and felt real. And I really loved the building a hotel from scratch story line!
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Rachel is a single mother, trying to take care of a  3 going on 4 year old, work a full time job, and somewhere in there find love.  One night, Rachel is fired from her  job after being sexually assaulted by a guest. The guest turned the tables and said it was Rachel who assaulted him. After trying another bad job at a motel she realizes that maybe she just needs to uproot everything and start over.  And start over she does in Ohio with Mason and The Limestone, a brewery/hotel in need of a lot of love (and work).

Mason Brown is a grump mid-30s divorced man who is working through his own guarded issues and heartbreak after losing his 4yr old daughter and wife leaving him. Rachel and her daughter are what he needs to heal and move forward. 

I never read the Float Plan and don't feel I need to. While some of the characters crossed over from the first book, it didn't affect this story.  I thought it was a really fun, sweet, easy read.  Perfect to devour in a weekend.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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The Suite Spot by Trish Doller follows Rachel Beck, the sister of Anna from Float Plan.  While this is the second book in the Beck Sister series, I think it can be read as a stand alone (Float Plan is worth the read - I highly recommend!) 

Rachel is the night manager for a boutique hotel in Miami.  One night, a wealthy and frequent guest makes an inappropriate advance which Rachel declines.  It turns into a he said-she said issue and Rachel loses her job.  Rachel is a single mom and lives with her mom, so she knows she will be ok for awhile but the loss has thwarted her plans to progress in the field.  Through a friend, Rachel gets a job lead for an upcoming boutique hotel and brewery.  The only issue is that it is on an island in Ohio! 

Mason is building a boutique hotel on Kelley's Island near Lake Erie. Not many people are willing to move to an island in the cold northern winters.  Mason has a sad past and is difficult to read.  Rachel's resume far exceeds what Mason needs, but he is desperate for the help.

The chemistry between the Rachel and Mason develops slowly while uncovering their past experiences.  I enjoyed the scenery as well as the secondary characters.  This was a quick and enjoyable read. 

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martins Griffin for a digital ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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This comes out in March but  whatever I'm posting about it now lol.  Since this doesn't come out until March, I won't say much. 

A book about seizing the moment, trusting yourself, not backing down. 

The opening to each chapter, loved this touch. 

The way she writes speaks to my soul. I feel the words and story so deep.  If you liked float plan, def check this one out. 

TYSM for this gifted copy.
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This book has been such a nice breathe if fresh air and is definitely one of those books that sometimes you just need. I’m saying that, I did thoroughly enjoy it and I really love the setup for the story. I’ve not read the float plan however it’s been on my tbr for quite a while and it definitely moved up on list! 
*spoilers maybe* 
I think my favorite part of the entire book was when Rachel arrived to find out that the hotel hadn’t even really been started despite what he had said and I think it was the most I guess electric part of the book.

Pros: love the atmosphere, the story around getting the hotel ready, seeing Mason rebuild faith in himself a little bit 
Cons: there were a few parts that were just straightforward in a way that seemed a little cringe as it felt a tad abrasive, as much as I wanted to be thoroughly invested in Mason and Rachel’s story it felt like there was a little bit of a disconnect that could make it hard to invest yourself in what was happening but you do eventually get there it just felt like we were missing something to really bring that out to its full potential
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Just finished reading “The Suite Spot” by Trish Doller. What a sweet feel good book. It was such an easy read and thoroughly enjoyable!  

We were introduced to Rachel in “Float Plan” and this is a great story about second chance love. Single mom Rachel gets fired from her hotel management job and moves to Ohio where she meets Mason. Mason is a newly divorced man who recently lost his daughter and is in the process of opening a brew hotel. 

They both learn to work together and navigate a new way of life and a beautiful relationship is born - with a bump or two along the way!

Another great feel good story!
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One of my favorite books last year was Float Plan by Trish Doller.  So when I saw that she not only had a new book out, but it was about Anna's sister, I had to have it.  And it did not disappoint.

Last summer, I fell in love with Anna and Keane's story.  This summer is for Rachel and Mason (and Maisie).  Rachel is a single mother, trying to wrangle a 4 year old, work a full time job, and somewhere in there find love.  One night, Rachel is fired from her lucrative job after being sexually assaulted by a guest and she realizes that maybe she just needs to uproot everything and start over.  And start over she does in Ohio with Mason and The Limestone, a brewery/hotel in need of a lot of love (and work).

While I didn't love it as much as I loved Float Plan, I thought it was a really fun, sweet, easy read.  Perfect to devour in a weekend.

I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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This book was just what I needed - a breath of fresh air and an escape into nature. To be honest, I hadn't read Float Plan and didn't even know this was a companion book going into it. So for a book like this to really shine on its own says a lot. Rachel had spunk and gorgeous interior design ideas, and I loved how she and Mason interacted. A craft beer maker? Love it! Her relationship with Maisie also really grew within the story and every Yokai moment made me squeal. I honestly just want to live in this book. Save me a cabin for the summer!

*Thank you to St. Martin's Griffin and NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review*
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I would like to start this review off with a demand: if you have not read Float Plan by Trish Doller yet, you need to immediately get on that. It is easily in my top 5 books of 2021 so far. When I found out there was a second book coming out about Anna's sister, Rachel, I HAD to have it. I might have begged the people at St. Martin's Press to give me an early copy... and I was delighted that they listened.   

Quick synopsis:
Rachel is a single mama who loses her job unexpectedly. She is fed up with living at her mom's house and dealing with her daughter's deadbeat dad for the last few years. She impulsively decides to up and move to Ohio to manage a brewery hotel run by "grumpy" Mason. They are both working through personal issues and connect while renovating the hotel. 

While I binged this book in a couple of days and thought it was cute, it is not in the same league as Float Plan. I went in with the impression that it was enemies to lovers and it is definitely not. I really liked both Rachel and Mason, but did not feel the chemistry that I was hoping to feel. I loved Rachel's relationship with her daughter, but also was put off that she often left her with random strangers to babysit. This mama bear could not get past that. 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 One aspect of the book that I really loved was all of the craft beer talk! I learned a lot about brewing beer and it definitely made me crave a good IPA. I also loved that our leading lady is plus-size. It was refreshing to not picture a supermodel in my head while reading. 🍻

I gave this one 3 stars, but have seen a lot of 5 star reviews.  It comes out March 8th. ❤
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I loved this fun new contemporary romance. It was swoon worthy and was very heartwarming to read about Rachel and her journey. I loved the setting and the secondary characters too. They added a lot to the book and made me laugh. I also loved Maisie and her role in the book. Pick this one up and don’t hesitate if you are looking for something sweet. TW : Mention of child loss prior to the novel and sexual harassment.
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I have so many books on my TBR list - I have no business reading a Spring 2022 book so far in advance but I couldn't help myself!  I loved this book!  From page one to the end!  The author said the crazy events of 2020 helped her decide to craft this book into a warm and gentle story, and I AM SO GLAD SHE DID!  It was just what I needed for my reading life!  I enjoyed so many facets of this book and I am recommending it to all of my friends!
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Fun and easy to read

The righting flowed and the characters shared every day life issues that made your relate to the story
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This was so cute and made me romanticize Ohio and beer which are two very unromantic things to me so that in itself is a major accomplishment. 

This is a very soft and cute book without tons of major conflict which made it the perfect read! It does touch on some serious topics which made it feel real, but it's not a sad book. I am also a sucker for a small town book with quirky characters and this town has just that. 

I loved Rachel and Mason as characters and loved them together. I loved that Rachel was able to shine in her new job and that her and Mason got to build something together.

My only critique is that Rachel's daughter didn't feel as developed as I like kids in romance to be and Rachel doesn't even discuss that she starts dating Mason with her which felt odd. I did like seeing her with her friend and felt that Mason's relationship with her could have been discussed a bit more. 

Honestly this could have had another 50 pages to fully flesh out a few minor plot points, but it works as a short and quick read. 

Also, Anna and Keane cameo and it is EXCELLENT. 

TW: sexual harassment at work, death of a child (prior to novel, non POV character), grief
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A sweet story about two people who help each other to begin to heal and move beyond the traumas holding them back. I loved the characters and the small island home. A great escape , just as the author intended.
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Breweries aren't my thing, but sign me up for a weekend there! I loved how Rachel adapted, was brave, and stepped into herself during this title. The way the small town embraced her was beautiful. I loved this story so much and can't wait for the next Doller title!
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I enjoyed Float Plan (Beck Sisters #1), and was excited to read the follow-up, THE SUITE SPOT. Sweet indeed. 

𝘘𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘚𝘺𝘯𝘰𝘱𝘴𝘪𝘴: Single Mom Rachel and her young daughter Maisie find themselves starting over at a brewery hotel on a small island on Lake Erie. They are joined by Mason, a somewhat reclusive brew master and would-be hotelier. 

- Real: The story felt realistic. The conversations, the relationship, personal struggles, the community- all felt very real. Even the young daughter felt authentic vs. overly cutesy. 
- Beer: I love beer, so the brewery aspect made me crave a seasonal brew and I was here for it. 
- A simple, sweet story of love and second chances with a heartfelt, genuine tone. 
- Not too steamy. There was certainly an element of romance, but it was more about self discovery. and leaning into a new life. 

- The end felt rushed.. I wish more time was spent developing the culmination of the story. 

CW: Loss of child, attempted sexual assault, single parent. 

Thanks to St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the advanced review copy.
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I loved this book! I fell in love with the authors writing of The Float Plan and this follow up book did not disappoint one bit.  I love how we get to read a book that the characters are living a sunshine and roses type of life. We get to connect with real characters and see them grow and develop and yes get their happy ending. But Trish takes us on a realistic journey of love and romance.
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There is something so genuine about Ms Doller's books. The emotion and connection she makes me feel for these fictional characters is so strong, I dont think Ive ever experienced it before when reading. 

You know they say the sophomore book from an author always seems to be a flop. This couldnt. be further from the truth. Reading about Mason and Maisie and her mom, Rachel in the second book of the Beck sisters was just as good as when I read Float Plan with Anna and Keane. The story just flows effortlessly and was a joy to read. This author really gets me excited about reading a GOOD BOOK. 

Thank you to Netgalley and publishers for the complimentary arc in exchange for my honest review.
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I can’t pinpoint exactly why I fell in love with this book, but as I read it, it just spoke to me. 

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Now be warned, this isn’t a spicy book. Its more of a character development which I KNOW! I typically don’t like. Anyway… huge thank you to @netgalley and @st for the advanced read and to @trish for writing it. 

Rachel is a single mom to Maisie living in Florida. Maisie’s father is local, but not in the picture reliably. Rachel is also plus sized, which has caused her to go for guys that show her any attention.

So when Rachel is improperly fired and a friend has a lead in Ohio for a new hotel attached to a microbrewery. Rachel figured why not. 

After a road trip from Florida to Ohio Rachel and Maisie meet Mason, the quiet owner who has more microbrewery, less hotel. The situation is not what Mason has described, but Rachel sees the potential. 

Eventually Mason opens up to Rachel and his past and Rachel hers. 

I saw the twist coming and knew what it was, but I was thankful it didn’t become a huge thing. I saw that some had trouble with the end, but I thought it was perfect based on the characters and the story. 

Loved how Kelleys Island was both a character and location. The town and people were a perfect balance. 

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I enjoyed reading Float Plan and was excited to have an opportunity to read The Suite Spot. I liked it even more. I appreciated the unique setting (I don't know that I've even read a romance that takes place in Lake Erie). Also, at this time I wanted to read something a little lighter than what I'd been reading, and this fit my needs.
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