Thursday, 12 April 2018

#~~~** BOOK REVIEW - THE LAST RESORT MOTEL: Room 13 by K. Kelly **~~~#

The Last Resort Motel: Room 13
The Last Resort Motel #4

by D. Kelly

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2018

Never in a million years did Sage Garcia think she would be spending her three-day weekend at The Last Resort Motel with the man she swore off years ago. If she hadn’t agreed to do a favor for her best friend Baxter, she would be enjoying her time off instead of being stuck up on a mountain with him. 
After tricking Baxter into picking him up, Gabriel Ross is looking forward to a guys’ weekend. Besides, he can use all the help he can get while he runs the motel restaurant for the weekend. When he opens the door and finds Sage on the other side, he’s anything but disappointed. Too bad he can’t say the same about her. Sage still holds a grudge from a hookup years ago, but Gabe isn’t the boy he was back in the day and is looking forward to proving it to her. 
With their chemistry burning hotter than ever, will Sage give in and let Gabe make amends? Or will she remain resentful while keeping her heart under lock and key? 

The Last Resort Motel is the last place Sage wants to be on her long weekend off. Even worse is who she finds behind the door of room 13

The Last Resort Motel is a series of books by a multitude of talented authors. Its a delightful second-chance, sexy and fun contemporary romance. This story is quite short, about 90 minutes to read, but it is packed full of story. As an unashamed fan of the author, and having met Sage in The Evolution of Us, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. Having said that I love my full length novels, and for me the longer the better. I'm not normally a huge fan of a novella or short story as they often lack depth or feel rushed, but this is one occasion where neither of those proved to be an issue. Yes I'd love to read more about Sage and Gabe but when I finished this book I was happy that a good tale had been told.

Sage agrees to do a favour for best friend Baxter. Has she known just who she was collecting after a 12 hour drive she would never have left home. Worse still, Gabe needs her to spend her few days off helping him on the midnight shift at his friends restaurant. Gabe and Sage have history, and not the good kind. Gabe not only broke her heart but stomped it into tiny pieces. Trouble is Sage just can't resist him. So will Sage understand when Gabe explains his actions and more importantly can she forgive and forget?

Room 13 is written in first person, with alternating point of view's. I do like this format for a contemporary romance as I find it allows me to engage with and connect to the main characters more readily. As mentioned before, I can find novella's to be disappointing to read as either the characters or the plot can feel underdeveloped. By keeping the story line simple and focusing on only a few characters, I felt that the author avoided this really well. I adored Sage, she came across as a strong and very normal woman. I loved her sense of humour and her sass. It took me a little longer to warm to Gabe, but we learn enough about his background to understand his lack of commitment at times. The plot held my attention and I read this book straight through, I was utterly mesmerised by this wonderful pair and desperately wanted to see them get a HEA. What really surprised me was just how much emotion and feeling was packed into what is quite a short read. This book really took me on a wonderful journey, even though not all of it was easy.

This book can be read entirely as a stand alone. There is no need to have read either The Evolution of Us, nor the previous Last Resort Motel books. It does have some bad language in it, and a few bedroom scenes, though these are not excessive, and feel a natural part of the story. If you love a well written second-chance story, with excellent characters then I definitely recommend this book as one to read.

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February - Crystal Perkins - Room 10 - Available NOW
March - S Van Horne - Room 519​​ - Available NOW
April - Dee Kelly - Room 13 - Available NOW
May - B.T. Clearwater - Room 58 
June - M.C. Webb - Room 212
July - Megan Matthews - Room 29
August - Elizabeth Otto - Room 100 
September - Ann Mayburn - Room 419 
October - Geri Glenn - Room 666
November - Winter Travers - Room 19
December - Betty Shreffler - Room 15

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan. 

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better. 

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. 

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