Reviews: The Suite Spot & In A New York Minute

pub 3/8/22 by St. Martin's Griffin • Women's Fiction - Romance • Received from pub for review⭐⭐⭐⭐  4 stars | Of the Beck Sisters series, I enjoyed The Suite Spot the most. And not just because the heroine has the same name as me (although, it doesn't hurt!). Rachel is raising a young daughter on her own since her ex isn't exactly a doting father, but luckily she has her mom to support her and help put a roof over their heads. When she loses her job as a manager at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, it feels like the final straw. And it's what ultimately pushes her to take a chance with a management position at a brewery hotel in Kelleys Island, a small town in Lake Erie. She moves cross country with her daughter and what she finds there is a hotel that's barely built and its handsome yet brooding owner Mason is in dire need of someone who can figure out the hospitality side of the house. She approaches the challenge head-on and that's a big reason why I enjoyed this book. I enjoyed seeing the way she thought about the hotel and how she brought it to life. I also enjoyed seeing her simply create a life for herself for the first time as she gets to know the tight-knit community in this quaint town. And naturally, I enjoyed the romance. It's a bit of a slow burn (but not too slow) as both Rachel and Mason each have internal struggles they're dealing with, which made the organic evolution of their relationship that much more satisfying. So if you're looking for a contemporary romance with more of an emotional core, this is worth giving a shot. 

pub 3/15/22 by Forever • Adult Contemporary Romance • Received from pub for review⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars |  In A New York Minute is one of my favorite books this year! It's wholesome, fun, charming, and reminds me of good old-fashioned rom-coms, except there's social media involved. I went into it with pretty high expectations and it not only met them, but exceeded them as well. When Franny Doyle heads home after being laid off, the last thing she expects is to have the subway doors rip her silk dress completely and then to be saved by a handsome stranger (later known as Hayes Montgomery III) who graciously gives her his Gucci (!) suit jacket and immediately walks away after. But to add insult to injury, a video of their (not-so) meet-cute is posted online and goes viral. Suddenly all of New York is shipping them and Franny and Hayes could not be more ill-suited for one another. Or.. so they thought. I love a good opposites-attract romance and Kate Spencer portrayed this perfectly. I was thoroughly invested as Franny and Hayes went from very awkward, to finding they enjoy each other's company, and slowly making their way to the part that made me swoon and smile. But the book doesn't just focus on romance. Franny's group of best friends is just as wonderfully portrayed. They're so present as Franny deals with the ups-and-downs of this new thing with Hayes, and more. It's also very much about how they are each finding their footing as individuals and what they want to do next. This was just an all-around amazing book and I cannot recommend it enough. 


  1. I've been so excited to read In a New York Minute and you've also gotten me interested in The Suite Spot! Love small town lakeside romances!

  2. I'm starting In a New York Minute this weekend and am so glad you loved it!


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