Release date: March 8, 2022
Publisher: St. Martin’s
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rachel Beck has hit a brick wall. She’s a single mom, still living at home and trying to keep a dying relationship alive. Aside from her daughter, the one bright light in Rachel’s life is her job as the night reservations manager at a luxury hotel in Miami Beach—until the night she is fired for something she didn’t do.
On impulse, Rachel inquires about a management position at a brewery hotel on an island in Lake Erie called Kelleys Island. When she’s offered the job, Rachel packs up her daughter and makes the cross country move.
What she finds on Kelleys Island is Mason, a handsome, moody 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 own life—from the ground up.
Float Plan was one of my favorite reads last year so it’s safe to say I’ve been dying to read this follow up ever since. The author wrote such a beautiful and tender love story that really pulled on my heartstrings but also made me laugh too. A winning combination for me always and I’m so happy to say I loved this one just as much.
There’s a sunshine and grump trope here and I’m quickly realizing that it’s one of my latest faves. Rachel and Mason are both incredibly likable so you’re behind their pairing pretty fast and the addition of Rachel’s daughter, Maisie was just delightful. You do get to check in with Anna and Keane from the first book which is always a treat and it’s set in a cute little town which is another bonus. There is a grief element here once again but the author handles this really beautifully and delivers a really well rounded romance that I adored.
Overall rating: 5/5
Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.