Hotel Queens by Lee Winter

When I think of an Ice Queen, I automatically pull up some of the amazing characters Lee Winter has given us over the years. No one, writes and Ice Queen like Lee Winter, and I am here for it. I love them and I fear them and I want them in my life.

In her latest novel, Hotel Queens, Winter gives us two amazing leading ladies who are exceptional at what they do and can cut the throat of any rival that dares step in their way. The hotel business genius and ice queen, Amelia Duxton wants to be the CEO of her family’s hotel empire. She is 100% qualified and the best person for the job but patriarchy and homophobia have locked her out of the top spot for years. Now with her brother becoming a national scandal, the job is being dangled at her but she has to close the deal on the world’s most luxurious hotel, the Mayfair Palace.

Kai Fisher is a dragon in the hotel industry. If she wants its she will get it. Known as “The Closer”, Kai is exceptional at sealing the deal and buying hotels all over North America. Her boss now has his sights set to expand overseas with his latest desire to acquire, of course, the Mayfair. Where Amalia is cold and at times, cutting Kai is no less ruthless but uses charm and heat to her advantage.

This novel is so well written and it is often times complex. There is a lot of hotel industry and moving pieces coming at you fast. With all of this authors work, you will notice that the books are smart, well thought out and are rich in complexities. This one is no doubt the same. With that being said, I think where her other books went above and beyond was the romance. While this book is hot and steamy and there is definite chemistry. I was not sold on the big four-letter word, LOVE. I wanted more romance. It was almost as if there where too many moving pieces and additional characters. Still an a marvelous read and well worthy of your time. Everything by Lee Winter is magnificent.

4 out of 5 stars

Publisher: Ylva Publishing https://www.ylva-publishing.com/product/hotel-queens-by-lee-winter/

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Entangled by Melissa Brayden

Entangled by Melissa Brayden
Swoon! That is the best way to describe Brayden’s newest novel, Entangled. The book just makes you swoon. This book makes your heart happy. It is sweet, romantic, fun and there is wine. How can you not love that delicious combination?

Joey Wilder inherits her family’s small but mighty Oregon winery. The grapes, the land, it is her life and she loves it. She wants to make her family proud and continue making world-renowned wine but she has some changes she wants to make as well, and she does by bringing in two friends to take Tangle Valley Vineyard to the next level. As open as Joey is to some change, she is definitely not okay with the new resort that is opening up in her town.

Becca Crawford is amazing at what she does. Opening successful resorts are her jam and she is excited about her latest project, The Jade, is Whisper Wall, Oregon. She wants to make this place her home, finally putting all f her attention in one resort from the ground up. Becca is stunned to find out that most of the residents while polite really don’t want The Jade to open. She has some fancy footwork to do to get her neighbors to accept the resort and the hardest to win over might be Joey Wilder.

As always Melissa Brayden writes a really good book. While this isn’t my favorite of her works, I enjoyed my time with it immensely. Being the first in a series, Brayden had a lot of characters and settings to get the reader familiar with. This is where I think the book lost traction in the romance department. I wanted just a bit more one on one with Becca and Joey. Still a fantastic read, one I highly recommend.

3.75 stars out of 5

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books https://www.boldstrokesbooks.com/books/entangled-by-melissa-brayden-3283-b

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One Walk in Winter by Georgia Beers

I want a book that gives me all the feels. When you open up a new book and that delicious anticipation of will this be a good one? Fingers crossed it will be a great one. That is an amazing feeling when it actually comes to fruition. You know pretty early on with Georgia Beers newest book, One Walk in Winter, that you have a special book in your hands.

Hayley Boyd Markham lost her mother two years ago to cancer. Since her mother’s death, she has been lost. No direction, no interests, and far too many nights burning up the Manhattan nightlife to find a band-aid for her pain. Her dad has had enough, after spending thousands on bottle service at NYC club, Hayley has been assigned to take over the manager role of one of the Markham family’s smaller hotels, the Evergreen. Hayley has no interest or experience in the hotel industry. She is an artist at heart. Her father gives her no choice, she is to manage the hotel or be cut-off from her family’s funds for good.

Olivia Santini is the assistant manager of the high-end vacation resort. She works her tail off to provide each and every one of the Evergreen’s customers a world-class experience. She loves the hotel and her staff, and she knows that there is work to be done to make this place even better. What she does not care for is being passed for the manager’s position. She knows it’s not Hayley’s fault she did not get the role, but it stings that once again she has been passed over for a job she has already been doing.

What makes this book rise above the rest is Beers creates amazing chemistry between the two leads. The feelings, the attraction, the anticipation of an epic romance, it all just jumps off the page. I found myself hanging on every word, feverously turning the page for the next interaction between Hayley and Olivia. This is a delightful romance that made me smile and made my heart happy.

5 out of 5 stars

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Room Service by Fiona Riley

Room Service is a nice romance with a solid storyline, good dialogue and a lot of hot sexiness. I do not think this Is Riley’s best book though. Is it good? Yes, it is. In the acknowledgments portion of the book, the author writes that she wrote this book before Miss Match. From Miss Match through her Perfect Match Series you see each book get better and better. The writing goes from really good to freaking fantastic. With this book, I felt not quite there with the protagonists, the supporting characters add little to the story and were distracting. I felt like I was reading this story from afar rather than being in the moment. The ending dragged and seemed a bit overdramatic given the characters actions in two-thirds of the book. This book is super hot though. Riley cranks up the tension and the sexiness sizzles off the page.

3 out of 5 stars

Room Service