Narrator: Sarah Naughton
Series: The Beck Sisters #2
Published by Macmillan Audio on 2022-03-08
Length: 7 hours and 42 minutes
Reviewing Audiobook from TN R.E.A.D.S.
Reading Challenges: 2023 Audiobook Challenge, COYER 2023
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.
What is not to love about this book! The Suite Spot by Trish Doller is the second book in the series The Beck Sisters, and this one focuses on Rachel, a single mother who after losing her job packs up her young daughter for a job at a brewery hotel on Kelley Island in Ohio. Just like The Float Plan, this one is full of heart and unexpected emotions. Once I started it, I could not sit it down….and yes, I listened in one sitting 😀
Rachel Beck is stuck. She’s a single mother who didn’t plan on being a mother so young. She works at a swanky hotel on one of Florida’s beaches working her way from housekeeping to where she is now. When an unwanted advance from a rich guest causes her to lose her job, Rachel is desperate. Desperate for what her sister has (a loving relationship), desperate to move out of her mother’s house, desperate for a job which she finds in the least likely of places.
Then enters Mason. The owner of a soon-to-be brewery hotel, he hires Rachel on the spot without meeting her. He offers her a room and childcare. He just needs her now. So Rachel packs her things and moves from Florida to Ohio. Only when she gets there, nothing is what she expected. There is no hotel, and only a half finished brew house. Mason, it seems, is stuck too.
While the entire story is told from Rachel’s perspective, Mason is a large part of the story. His grief is large and present, filling up the house they share and giving Rachel a glimpse at what her sister went through losing her fiancé. Rachel is grieving as well, but something entirely different than Anna and now Mason. It’s interesting to see how this affects her and how she responds.
Sarah Naughton narrates, and she is fantastic. She breathes life into Rachel, her new friends, and her daughter Maisie. It was easy to keep them all apart and tell who was talking. I found that once I started listening, I couldn’t stop and finished in one sitting.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Suite Spot. Be prepared for Mason to pull on your heartstrings. Rachel is an easy character to relate to, and I enjoyed being in her head for this story. Fans of Beth O’Leary and Emily Henry will enjoy Trish Doller’s unique brand of second chance romance. Highly recommend!