Title: Hotel King
Author: Claire Marti
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Everyone knows not to mix business and pleasure. Don’t they?
Entrepreneur Ryan Michaels never loses. Well, except that time, a few years ago when he lost a promotion to spoiled rich girl, Charlotte “Charlie” Ray. Now he’s forced to hire his nemesis to secure funding to develop a string of luxury boutique hotels. Not only does she not fit his corporate vision, but she’s too damn attractive for her own good. And his.
Working as VP of Sales and Marketing for a luxury hotel is Charlie’s dream job. Too bad her boss is Ryan Michaels, the same pompous stick-in-the-mud that she remembers. If he tells her that this project is his legacy one more time, she might scream. Or maybe kissing him will get him to shut up?
Because that’s the other thing. The sizzling attraction between Ryan and Charlie is impossible to ignore. But everyone knows not to mix business and pleasure. Don’t they?
You never mix business with pleasure… said no one who’s ever been around Ryan Michaels. Charlotte ‘Charlie’ Ray works hard, harder than most to overcompensate for her family’s money. Teaming up with arrogant Ryan Michaels isn’t her dream, that is until he hires her for his new project, a line of boutique hotels. If she hears him utter the word legacy one more time, she’ll throw him in the Pacific. Kissing him? Well, that’s okay, if it’ll keep his viper words from leaving his mouth. Passion heats up between them and Charlie’s left wondering how this will look on her resume. She must end this before it overtakes them both. But she can’t seem to stop. One thing’s for sure: fireworks make for interesting bedmates but she’s not positive the same can be said for love.
Hotel King is a sizzling enemies to lovers romance I couldn’t put down. Claire Marti is the queen when it comes to enemies to lovers romance. She adds just the right amount of animosity, chemistry, sparring, and passion without it being over the top. The results are an unputdownable romance readers can’t get enough of. In Hotel King, Claire Marti transports the reader to beautiful La Jolla, California. The setting is lush and vibrant so that it feels like you’re on vacation while reading. The descriptive narration plunges the reader deep into the story and characters which makes for an intoxicating reading experience. The characters are as luxurious as the setting. Ryan and Charlie are perfectly matched, detailed through snappy dialogue. The plot moves at a terrific pace and I was so invested in the story, I didn’t want to leave. The chemistry is off the charts. The romance burns hot with plenty of emotion. I kept rooting for Ryan and Charlie to work things out. Claire Marti has penned another gem with Hotel King. I look forward to reading more in this series. If you love romance, pick up Hotel King. If enemies to lovers romance is your reading jam, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Hotel King. Whisk yourself away to sunny California with Hotel King. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Claire Marti is an award-winning and USA Today Bestselling author of swoon-worthy Contemporary Romance novels set in Southern California, including the Pacific Vista Ranch series and the California Suits series. She lives in San Diego with her husband, silly dog and two clever cats.
Claire started writing stories as soon as she was old enough to pick up pencil and paper. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a BA in English Literature, Claire was sidetracked by other careers, including practicing law, selling software for legal publishers, and managing a non-profit animal rescue for a Hollywood actress.
Finally, Claire followed her heart and now focuses on two of her true passions: writing romance and teaching yoga.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N