“Reading The Suite Spot is like wearing bunny slippers and drinking cocoa in a blanket fort (with a really hot guy)--the ultimate comfort read to escape into when you need a break from the world.” - Roni Loren, New York Times bestselling author of What If You & Me
We stand there on the brink of something we both feel but neither of us is ready to identify, and the little half grin he shoots me is nearly as devastating as his full-blown smile…
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.
Trish Doller’s The Suite Spot is about taking a chance on a new life and a new love.
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Sometimes you get lucky to be granted NetGalley approval for a book you are super excited about. Naturally you cancel all plans to read it immediately. Float Plan, book #1 in the Beck Sisters series, was one of my favorite books of 2021, so I’ve been eagerly anticipating The Suite Spot and I’m happy to say it did not disappoint. This is a charming book you can just fall into. I loved Rachel and Mason and the entire community surrounding them. Both books have a good balance between real world problems and the happily ever after of a romance novel. My only complaint is how small of a role Keane played in this book… If you haven’t already read Float Plan, start with that first. And if you love it as much as I did, chances are you will love this one as well.
Review will be published on my Instagram account @literarylu_ the week of March 6 before publication day on March 8 A “suite” Midwest is best book for lovers of the outdoors, diy, and of course some “forbidden” romance. I say forbidden because these two just deny deny deny their chemistry. Synopsis: This story focuses on the other Beck sister, Rachel. After being fired from her job at a luxury hotel, she takes a leap of faith and moves to a remote island in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio. Not only is the job not what she expected neither is the quite, handsome owner Mason. Over the course of the book you wonder if the job is all Rachel is falling for. My thoughts: Rachel is the perfect protagonist, she’s strong, daring, and the best mom she can be Mason is the quite, hardworking, and patient man you can’t wait to see without his guard up Throw in an adorable little girl, some wonderful small town friends, and the hotel project of a lifetime and you’ve got this awesome little read. I fell in LOVE with Trish Doller’s writing reading Float Plan. It’s clear she goes above and beyond to research and genuinely understand what she is writing about and that comes out in this novel too. I love the continuation of the Beck sisters, hearing a little about what Anna is up to after Float Plan really made my heart smile.
Thank you to @stmartinspress for my gifted copy of The Suite Spot, by @TrishDoller. This book is out March 8th, and I can’t wait to tell y’all all why I loved it so much! Rachel Beck is having a hard time at home (she lives with her mom and with her young daughter, and is trying to keep a relationship alive). Her bright spot is her job: she’s a night reservations manager at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach. However, she gets fired for something that is absolutely not her fault, and is devastated. On a whim, she applies to a management hotel in a small town on an island in Lake Erie. Upon arriving there, she meets Mason, a “handsome, moody” man who doesn’t know much about owning and running a hotel, so Rachel has the chance to help build it from the ground up. First and foremost, I LOVED Mason. He’s such a dreamy book boyfriend, especially how he warms up to Rachel’s daughter. I also loved Kelleys Island, the island that Rachel moves to. The community is so sweet and supportive, and it sounds like a total dream to live on (minus the isolation). Doller is extremely talented at creating a world you’d want to live in. I also loved how Doller worked in real world issues, so it wasn’t just a total dream every minute. The issues that were presented were very real life issues that anyone could be dealing with on a regular basis. If you want to know more, message me, or check out Doller’s trigger warnings in the front of the book. The Suite Spot is part of a series. You don’t need to read the first book (Float Plan) to read this book, but the ending of it will be spoiled. With that, happy reading!
The Suite Spot is the perfect comfort read. I enjoyed the details of the characters putting together a new resort and their design choices and also appreciate the diverse cast of characters (especially in a not so diverse setting) and the inclusion of parenting as a part of the daily life of the characters.
After loving the Float Plan last year, Trish Doller has been a must read author, so getting an arc through NetGalley was a major score for me! I absolutely loved the Suite Spot, and it was so fun to see some of my favorite characters from the Float Plan back as well. The Suite Spot was another well done romance book that warmed my heart and gave me travel FOMO once again. The Suite Spot is about taking chances, standing up for yourself and your family, and becoming a stronger person, with a side of love along the way. This book is a cold glass of beer on a hot day, or whatever else makes you smile!
Wow!! I loved this book! Such a great follow up to Float Plan. I loved Rachel and her endurance and strength and the gentleness of Mason and their stories intertwining. I don’t even like beer but I’m interested in their hotel!
This was a great addition to the Beck Sisters series and I really enjoyed every page. I love the nature aspects of it and how starting over is scary but it can lead to so many new and wonderful things.
Trish Doller has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I loved the Float Plan and was so excited to read the Suite Spot. This book has it all, forced proximity romance, plus a heroine on her way to fix up a dilapidated resort on an adorable island. I flew through this one on a recent flight, but loved every minute of it! The characters were fun and relatable, the story was enjoyable, and it felt like a made-for-Christmas story...just set in the dead of summer. I can't wait to recommend this one to all of my friends! Disclaimer: I received the ARC from the publisher through Net Galley. All opinions are my own.
This book....it was just how the author described in her acknowledgements, warms and gentle. It made me feel like I was sitting on the back porch of our Idaho vacation rental on a cold morning snuggled up under a cozy blanket with a good book and hot coffee. It was SO good. I love love loved the setting and want to live on Kelley's Island and be besties with Rachel and Avery. I loved the characters, the story line, the pace and everything from start to finish. It's definitely not an adventurous/exciting story like Float Plan so don't go in expecting that. Expect a sweet cozy romance that will leave you feeling like Trish Doller just reached through the book and gave you a big warm hug 🥰
Trish Doller is not afraid to write characters dealing with heavy issues and does it in a really beautiful way. For the second Beck Sisters book, The Suite Spot focuses on Rachel, a single mom who is at a low point and takes a job that isn't entirely what she thinks it is. I loved the setting, the friends Rachel makes and both her and Mason's multicultural families. And even though some of the themes are a bit heavy, it is a very comforting romance. It is full of beer references and I really enjoyed experiencing how the brewery hotel came together, down to the descriptive decor! If you haven't read Float Plan, you can definitely read this as a standalone! Thank you to NetGalley & St. Martin's Press for an advanced copy of this and the opportunity to share my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This is one of the best romance books I've read this year. I love the grump and sunshine trope and the small town setting made this rom-com even sweeter. While still in the same universe as The Float Plan the reader does not need to have read the first book as this one works perfectly as a standalone - might I even say I loved this one even more than the first in the series!
This is the second story of the Back sisters. I enjoyed it more than the first novel, and really appreciated the way Rachel was an overweight character but it wasn't made a big deal. When she accepts a job at a hotel and meets Mason - but the hotel doesn't exist yet which was a fun twist. As the pair got to know each other I really enjoyed that Mason had a past full of heartache that he had to deal with. Rachel was equally deep and the pairing made for a wonderful read.
The Suite Spot follows Rachel Beck, who moves from sunny Florida to an island on Lake Erie to manage a brewery hotel. But when she arrives, she discovers that the owner, Mason, has no idea how to set up the hotel and that the job is much more involved. Rachel, with her young daughter, starts to find her place at the hotel and with Mason and the island's residents, but Rachel's ex-boyfriend and her daughter's father might cause problems with them finding happiness in their new lives. The Suite Spot was such a cute, light book. It was an easy romance, and Rachel and Mason were very cute. The book was very lighthearted and there wasn't a major roadblock that could derail the romance. I love a good angsty romance but this lighthearted story was refreshing. Plus there were some really good friendships and I enjoyed those too.
The Suite Spot checks a list of boxes for me in a contemporary romance: small town, cozy setting, realistic and kind love-interest. The chemistry between main character Mason and Rachel is convincing, steamy and comfortable. I found myself rooting for them early on! Rachel is an independent single mom with an interesting and unique career in hotel design and a charming daughter. I loved the little island of Kelley’s Island on Lake Erie and the cast of characters that become Rachel’s friends.
4.5 stars! Truly such a sweet and cozy read -- especially with the sun setting at 4pm these days. Rachel Beck takes a job at a hotel on a small island and finds herself in close quarters with Mason, the hard exterior, gruff stranger we all always love as a love interest. I loved this book! I loved that it touched upon difficult topics like children of separated parents, and the development of Rachel and Mason's relationship was just so precious. So sweet -- now I want to move to a small island and manage a hotel, even though I have no idea how to do that. Many thanks to St. Martin's Press, Trish Doller, and NetGalley for this ARC! Can't wait to read more by Trish Doller.
So first I LOVED The Float Plan when I read back in March. I forgot these two were even sisters until I started this one. So like the first book this is another one that gives you all the feels! I was laughing, I was crying and I was angry at times. Rachel is a strong single mother trying to make a life for her and her daughter Maisie. She takes a risk and moves to Ohio to start a new hotel. The story then revolves around her building a new life in Ohio and the relationship she begins with Mason the hotel owner. Both the characters are so likable and well developed. I love how real the two of them felt with real life issues. This book was such a heartfelt and wonderful story about second chances.
Rachel Beck is the night manager at a luxury hotel, but not for long after a guest comes onto her and she doesn't give in. She finds herself in a slump. Single mom, living with her mother, and unemployed. She hears about a new hotel in Kelleys Island, very far away from Miami, and is offered the position. She feels like this is her chance to start over and provide for her daughter, but when she arrives things are not as she expected. She meets Mason who owns the property and knows a lot about beer but little about hotels. They begin to combine their expertise and build the hotel and brewery they have always dreamed of. I read this book in one day because I was invested in the characters. I liked Rachel's drive and Mason's personality. They fit together well and I enjoyed reading as their relationship began to form. They both had struggles form past relationships that they had to navigate before they could come together just as often happens in real life. The entire book was very realistic and not too steamy. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Books for my advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Float Plan is one of my favorite books of the year, so I was thrilled to get my hands on an arc of The Suite Spot. I knew it would be fabulous, and I was right! This book is as sweet as its title. Doller is an expert at creating romantic tension without resorting to drama and angst. Watching Rachel and Mason transform alongside the brewery was an emotional and tender experience. With a fully realized setting, characters, and community, reading The Suite Spot feels like skipping town for a weekend getaway just when you need it most. Refreshing and full of heart, The Suite Spot hits all the right notes. I can't wait to add the finished copy to my collection.
4.5-5 stars for this sweet, sweet book. I absolutely adored Float Plan and was thrilled to get my hands on an early copy of The Suite Spot. It did not disappoint. I read this book in practically one sitting and found myself smiling and swooning the entire time. Right from the beginning, I was rooting for Rachel as she uprooted her life to chase after better opportunities for her and her daughter. When she arrives on Kelleys Island and sees Mason for the first time, I was a goner. The two of them are so good together. Rachel’s daughter Maisie is adorable and I loved the found family aspect of the island community and Rachel and Maisie make themselves at home. The romance between Rachel and Mason develops so naturally and is so well written. Trish Doller writes grief and its impacts on relationships so well; Float Plan is a master study in this, but Suite Spot does it well too. I docked half a star because the conflict at the end was pretty predictable and Rachel’s actions didn’t feel entirely consistent with her character. But overall, I loved this book and cannot wait for the next book in this series! Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s for an early copy. All opinions are my own.