Title: Spend The Night
Author: Elizabeth Lee
The Hotel Collection Serial: 3 episodes
Spend the Night – Episode 1
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.
Consider me hooked. The first episode of The Hotel Collection starts with a bang. Like a literal bang, up against the wall, with a mysterious stranger. The prologue gives you a taste of the sexy I can only hope continues in the following episodes.
Hannah is extremely hard working and driven as she prepares to take her rightful place as the next COO of her family's hugely successful hotel. To say she could use a night of stress relief and just letting go of her inhibitions is an understatement. She never expected to be consumed so completely by one encounter with a stranger. Too bad her mystery man hit it and quit it. Eight months later and she's ready to give up hope that destiny dick is ever coming back.
Then two guys show up that could potentially solve the mystery. Carter is a chef that Hannah met that night eight months ago. Now he's back and working in her Hotel. She hasn't seen Trenton Crawford in ten years but now he's back and looking to take her job as COO. The author includes the POV from "HIM". It adds a really cool suspense factor to the story. You don't know the identity of "HIM" or if he has the best of intentions for Hannah. I have a few ideas about who this guy will turn out to be but honestly with the way it's written there is no clear answer to his identity. It could be either Carter or Trenton. I guess it could even be someone we haven't met in the story yet. I really like both guys but I feel like I know more about Trenton. He and Hannah have a lot of history together and I'd love to see them together but there are a couple of moments where something seems a little off with him. The suspense is perfectly miserable. I'm left dying to read the next episode
Author Bio & Links
When I'm not writing or playing the part of wife and mother, you can find me dancing back-up for Beyonce, singing back-up for Miranda, or sunning myself on the beach with a drink in hand. Here's the thing about being born and raised in a small town—you have a very vivid imagination! Now, I channel it all to create stories where the girl always ends up with the right guy, first kisses are magical, and a happy ending is just that!