Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
In The Suite Spot Trish Doller offers another story that pivots around Second Chance After Loss.
In this case, MC Rachel Beck—hospitality expert & single mom—has decided to end her on & off again relationship with the man she has a child with to move to a remote island in Michigan. The other MC Mason Brown—a taciturn beer brewer / entrepreneur—is trying to figure out a path forward after losing his young daughter & his marriage as a result.
The Suite Spot is all about the slow changes each lead makes toward a bigger life: from picking out furniture & decor for the cabins & taproom Mason is about to open to accepting a book club invite & making new friendships to redecorating a den & sunroom & making new efforts with a grumpy cat.
Each change reinforces that Rachel & Mason have something to offer the other: a safe place, a home, a life that has the shine of potential again, and eventually, as the relationship between Rachel and Mason burns deeper—a family.
But despite these things, I felt largely unmoved by the book, which had an overall effect of being emotionally subdued to me. Maybe it was largely because of Rachel, who’s so matter-of-fact—even in her narration—that it was difficult for me to really emotionally connect with her.
So, with me feeling little excitement or zest powering the pages & setting off fireworks in my heart—despite the transformations taking place in the book The Suite Spot sadly didn’t make a huge impact on me.
Hopefully this one will work better for others 💙 💚 💙.
3 ⭐️. Release date: 03/08.
Give me that HEA, please.
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