Beck Sisters (Book 2)
The Suite Spot by Trish Doller is a story about love, family, and new beginnings. This is Book 2 of the Beck Sisters series.
Book 1 was the story of Anna’s struggle to find her place in life without Ben. Anna’s sister is Rachel, and Book 2 is her story. This story is about Rachel’s journey as she struggles to create the best life possible her herself and her young daughter.
Rachel Beck is a twenty-eight year old single mom to three-year old Maisie. She works at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach, and lives with her mom. When she’s unfairly fired from her job, she’s forced to rethink her priorities and possibilities. Soon enough she’s hired by Mason, the owner of a brewery-themed hotel on Kelleys Island in Lake Erie. Rachel’s excited about the opportunity, packs up her life and daughter, and moves to the island. Her excitement changes, though, when she arrives and finds out the hotel is still under construction 😬.
Mason is a grumpy man who keeps to himself and is more interested in brewing beer than overseeing the construction of the hotel. Rachel’s hesitant but accepts the job anyway, and she and Maisie move into the only home on site: Mason’s home. What follows is an enjoyable and touching story of the grumpy/sunshine trope. As the story unfolds, we learn much more about Mason’s his past and the issues he’s trying to overcome at present. Although I liked Rachel and Mason individually, I didn’t like them as a couple. Everything about their relationship was just too convenient.
I enjoyed the small-town setting and supportive characters. It was also nice to catch up with Anna and Keane (from Book 1). Overall, this is a sweet story about family, love, grief, and new beginnings.
I loved Float Plan (Book 1), and hoped I’d love this one as much. As it turns out, I didn’t like it as much because it was a bit bland and predictable. Regardless, I enjoy the author’s storytelling style and character development, and look forward to Book 3. In my opinion, Book 2 can be read as a standalone. I listened to the audiobook, and enjoyed the narration by Sarah Naughton.
This book reminded me of The Simplicity of Cider. If you enjoyed that story, you’ll likely enjoy this one.
Have you read this book yet? Are you enjoying the series?