Wriggle your toes in the sand and feel the warm breeze on your face at the hotel that’s full of dreams…
Three years after ditching her career in New York City, Rosie never thought she’d still be managing the quaint faded Victorian hotel in her seaside hometown.
What’s worse, the hotel’s new owners are turning it into a copy of their Florida properties. Flamingos and all. Cultures are clashing and the hotel’s residents stand in the way of the developers’ plans. The hotel is both their home and their family.
That’s going to make Rory’s job difficult when he arrives to enforce the changes. And Rosie isn’t exactly on his side, even though it’s the chance to finally restart her career. Rory might be charming, but he’s still there to evict her friends.
How can she follow her dreams if it means ending everyone else’s?
After having her heart broken by a guy named Chuck in New York, Rosie rushed back home, giving up on her career working in top flight hotels and started working in a small run down hotel in the seaside town she grew up in. When three years later the hotel is sold and Rory is brought in to manage the transition she realises she may have to learn to trust and love again because Rory is determined to break down her walls.
Lilly Bartlett has created a beautiful story here, we get to see in flashback chapters exactly what happened with Chuck, how he created the perfect relationship and ripped it all away. Why her trust is no longer won easily and why she can only see the worst in Rory.
Rory does everything he possibly can to show her he is honest and kind but she cannot see it. She looks at each situation and see’s betrayal and deceit. His job doesn’t help and other circumstances which happen making things look worse than they are.
There are a wonderful cast of characters in this book, there are such a lot of laugh out loud moments from these flamboyant characters who keep the mood up. It leaves you in no doubt why Rosie has continued working at the hotel for so long with such hilarious permanent residents to keep her entertained.
This is definitely a book you will want to go back to again and again, it’s a perfect pick me up and will keep your shelf happily warm.
A huge thanks to Lilly Bartlett and Harper Impulse for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this wonderful novel.
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Title: The Big Dreams Beach Hotel
Author: Lilly Bartlett
Genre: Women’s Fiction | Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Publication Date: 18 August 2017
Review Format: N/A
Other Formats: eBook | Paperback
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