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The Suite Spot: 10/04/22

The Suite Spot

The Suite Spot by Trish Doller (2022) is the second book in the Beck Sisters romance series. This one follows younger sister, Rachel, who is a single mom, working in the hospitality sector, and living at home with her mother. All that changes when a high roller tries to rape her and the hotel lets her go rather than press charges.

While Rachel faces the prospect of working at a motel that charges by the hour, a friend sends her a lead for the resort management job of her dreams. The only down side is that it's out of state, meaning a long drive from Florida to Ohio.

It also means a move to a remote location. It's not a remote as Anna and her boyfriend who live on her boat. But it's still a small island in Lake Erie — Kelley's Island. The resort she's been promised isn't even finished and she and her daughter will be living with her boss.

Despite the odd introduction, there's instant chemistry between Rachel and Mason. He's good with Rachel's daughter. He gives her the freedom to make this resort in her own vision. He clearly enjoys Rachel's company.

But like Keane from Float Plan (2021), Mason has emotional baggage he needs to work through. Despite all that, this second book is a kinder, more cuddly romance. In the afterword Trish Doller explains that this book needed to be cozier in response to the stress of living in the time of COVID.

Like the first book, The Suite Spot sits on the road narrative spectrum. Both books, being romances, have couples as the travelers, although with Rachel's child, she's also in a traveling family (33). Their destination is a place they can call home (66). Their route there is the Blue Highway as represented by the drive there (33).

The third book is Off the Map and is scheduled for release in 2023.

Five stars

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