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Reviewed by Samantha March for Readers' Favorite
The Big Dreams Beach Hotel by Lilly Bartlett follows Rosie, a hotel manager in her seaside hometown. Once a girl with big dreams, Rosie is still trying to recover from both a personal and professional setback from three years prior. While working at a hotel in New York, Rosie fell for a client and ended up getting burned - badly - and fleeing back to the UK, living at her parents’ house. The hotel she is managing now has seen better days, but comes with a colorful cast of characters and Rosie is happy … enough. But everything gets a shake-up when the owner sells the hotel to American buyers, and they bring in Rory, the transition manager, to help convert the British hotel to something more Americanized. When Rosie finds herself falling for the charming Rory, she fears it’s history repeating itself from her time in New York.
I had a lot of fun reading The Big Dreams Beach Hotel. I enjoyed that we got peeks into Rosie’s time in New York, and have to say my eyebrows went pretty high once I read how the situation between her and the hotel client ended up. The story line with the American owners and their vision for the quaint hotel was pretty funny, and of course the romance angle was a big part of the story and quite sweet. The secondary characters really added a lot of charm to this story, and overall I thought this chick lit novel was very well written and well paced. I would definitely recommend The Big Dreams Beach Hotel to readers in the mood for a fun and humorous read.