Series: Hotel Collection #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC, 67 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Welcome to The Wellesley-Crawford...
Hannah Wellesley has spent her entire life running the halls of her family-owned hotel, the infamous and opulent Wellesley-Crawford. Noted as one of the city's richest, most luxurious hotels in Chicago, the WC is what Hannah has devoted her life and career to.
The hotel’s Annual Masquerade Gala is the event of the year, but this year Hannah’s evening involves more than just handing out masks. After a mysterious rendezvous in a secluded stairwell with an irresistible and unidentifiable man, Hannah becomes consumed with discovering the identity of her masked lover. Just as she’s about to give up the search, two men blow back into her life with drastically different intentions. They both have secrets and uncovering them will lead Hannah down a darkly dangerous path.
Drawn to both of the intriguing bachelors, she’ll have to determine which one is after her heart and which one plans to do her deadly harm before it’s too late.
I know there are a lot of mixed feelings out there regarding serials. Even I, myself, am torn at times. I have a love/hate relationship with cliffhangers and sometimes serials are brutal. But you know what? I mostly enjoy them. As long as there isn’t too much of a delay between installments, I find them to be delicious little bite-sized stories. That’s exactly what Spend the Night I was.
I’m a huge fan of Elizabeth Lee’s books – gotta love those country boys and girls – and I was eager to get my hands on her latest work. It is so very different and I loved it because of that. I think she shows her range here nicely. (Not that, you know, I’ll ever get sick of her other characters or books!) Spend the Night I is every bit as well-written as I expect her books to be, but it was edgier and a bit darker. Totally intriguing! I’ve always said the purpose of the first book in a serial is to hook me, and trust me when I say she totally did.
I can’t say much about the book for fear of giving something away, so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Spend the Night I was a super quick read. It starts off with a bang (ahem) and a hint of mystery. Hannah was a great heroine. She’s smart, strong and successful. There are two delicious leading men in this story and I can’t wait to find out more about each of them. Is one of them the mysterious “Him” from whom we get a few short chapters? Oh boy. This was such a wonderful tease. I can’t wait for the second episode!
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.