Title: The Suite Spot
Author(s): Trish Doller
Release Date: March 8, 2022
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance
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 a beautifully written romance about a single mother who takes a chance not only for herself but for her daughter. Trish Doller’s writing is sensitive and poignant making it so easy to connect with the story.
Rachel is a single mom who is doing her best to give her daughter the best life possible. She has a job as the night reservations manager at a posh hotel and she enjoys it so much. So, she is heartbroken when she is fired for something that she didn’t even do. This moment in her life makes her want to take a chance and start over. That’s why she accepts a position for a job in a new state. Leaving isn’t going to be easy because she doesn’t want to leave her mother and doesn’t know how to break the news to Maisie’s (her daughter) father (Brian). Brian has never had his life together at least when it comes to being a parent. He doesn’t prioritize time with Maisie and even though he isn’t the best for Rachel she always took him back. She didn’t think she could do better. But this is why moving to Ohio is just the change she needed.
When she arrives in Ohio, she meets her boss Mason. He is rugged and handsome but she has to stop thinking like that. Keep things professional. She is taken aback when she sees the hotel because it isn’t anything like Mason promised. To be honest, it isn’t even ready to open. Opening a hotel has always been a dream, and Mason is giving her the authority to make decisions about the hotel like she is in charge and she loves it. This is going to be very interesting.
Mason is a man who keeps to himself. He has been through it with the loss of his daughter and a divorce. That’s why he doesn’t open up to just anyone. But he finds himself wanting to tear down his falls with Rachel. And Maisie helps with that too. She is so young and innocent he can’t help but smile when she is around.
Mason and Rachel spend just about every moment together and it’s not surprising when feelings arise. I love that Mason makes Rachel feel like she is beautiful and worthy of love. And Rachel makes Mason feel like his heart is finally able to burst with love. It is truly breathtaking watching Rachel and Mason feel comfortable with each other and open their hearts. And to see how great Mason is with Maisie just made me smile so wide.
I give The Suite Spot 5 stars. It is a heartwarming romance about second chances, taking chances, and finding love. This is my first time reading Trish Doller and I can’t wait to read more!