Monday, March 30, 2015

Review ~ Spend the Night Episode 2 ~ Elizabeth Lee

Spend the Night II (The Hotel Collection, #2)Spend the Night Episode 2
The Hotel Collection 
Release Date: February 3, 2015
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 3.5 Bookworms

This is the second episode of the Spend the Night serial.

Someone's playing a deadly game...

Two men vying for your attention--seems like every girl's dream come true. For Hannah Wellesley, the dream has become a nightmare. As she continues to navigate her feelings to determine which man she truly belongs with--the first love who's become her current business rival or the enticing new chef who's testing her sexual limits at every turn--a new set of problems presents itself. One that includes a breach in hotel security that has her fearing for her own safety and the reputation of the Wellesley-Crawford.

Soon she finds herself playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse that might just cost her everything she's worked for--and maybe even her life.

If you missed me review of Spend the Night Episode 1, you can read it here.


And the mystery continues...

Lee kept me in the dark in this second installment. The story continues to be told in dual POV between Hannah and 'Him'. Here we see how Hannah has slipped from being driven and organized to being consumed by the confusion she feels over Trent and Carter as well as the fear over whoever is stalking her. Through the POV of 'Him' we get little clues as to who might be Hannah's stalker, but I readily admit that I vacillated between thinking 'it's him"... "no, it's him". And honestly, I can't figure it out.

I love a story that keeps me guessing and Spend the Night delivers on that point. I do wish I knew each character a bit better but with the guys, I'm sure that's intentional. The background we get on Hannah makes her more relatable but I do think that what we've seen of her in this installment doesn't reconcile with how she was originally described. Of course, all she's had thrown at her recently is probably enough to knock any career-minded women off her game.

The mystery and suspense are the real draw. And I'm anxious to put the puzzle together.


  1. Yes, being kept guessing is good - I'll wait until the whole serial is released before I decide if I read it, though, I'll be stalking your reviews !

  2. I know the torture of Him. Its the same way with Lisa Renee Jones' Rebecca's Journals. The anxiety!

  3. The mystery and suspense sound well done in this one

  4. It would appear we have a well written mystery here, which is not so common. I love it when I come across a book that keeps me guessing. Alas, it's very rare... I need to check this one out!

  5. I always am impressed when I don't figure out the mystery of a book. This sounds good :)

  6. My review of the 3rd and last episode should post soon! :)

  7. It does have a similar feel, Braine. The mystery in LRJ's series is deeper though, I think.

  8. It is, Brandi. I love it when an author can keep me guessing.

  9. It certainly kept me guessing, Ramona. :)

  10. It is a good read - I liked how it wrapped up for the most part. My review of the last episode will post later this week or early next. I liked that she kept me guessing. I really did bounce back and forth between who I thought 'dun-it'.


Now you know what I think...what are your thoughts??