Hotel Queens by Lee Winter

These fire and ice queens will have you on the edge of your seat – settle in because you won’t want to put this one down.

What was the book about?
Amelia Duxton is VP of the European leg of her family’s hotel empire. She’s all ice (she even prefers the temperature at a cool 66), and cannot tell a lie. Amelia’s world is ordered, controlled, and efficient. To top it all off, she’s a genius, brilliant at what she does, and constantly passed over for promotions by her father because of her sexuality. Kai (pronounced “Kay”) Fisher couldn’t be more different. Kai is known as The Closer, closing deals for a rival hotel chain in the US, and she is a charismatic but cunning people person. Kai and Amelia are both after the same prize – Mayfair Palace – a futuristic luxury hotel in London. Fiery (and somewhat cocky) Kai and icy Amelia have an immediate and exciting connection in Las Vegas … until they realize that they are sworn enemies. Underneath it all is a delightfully suspenseful and intriguing plot involving the mysterious businessman selling Mayfair Palace and his dealings. 

Featured Tropes
Suspense/intrigue, opposites attract, ice queen

Book Strengths
I (along with many a lesfic reader) am a sucker for Lee Winter’s ice queens, plain and simple, so I just knew I would love Amelia and her world. What I didn’t know was how much I would love Winter’s fire queen as well. And the secondary characters in Milly and Quinn! Joy! Along with her stellar characters, Lee Winter knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat. I couldn’t have put Hotel Queens down if I wanted to (and … I really wanted to. I have 2 little kids who are up with the sun and yet I was burrowed under the covers with my Kindle at 1:30am trying to get to a good stopping point). Hotel Queens was truly a joy to read.

Note for readers
If you’re not someone who easily suspends disbelief to get lost in characters and situations that are unlikely to exist in the real world … I have to beg you to try for this one. Sure, it’s a touch unbelievable, but the ride is worth it, believe me. The suspension of disbelief has to extend to some of the dialogue – it may be hard to believe anyone would talk like that, but Lee is taking you on a journey! Go along for the ride. 

Character Chemistry
Amelia and Kai’s chemistry leaps off the page. The lust! The hate! The mystery! It’s a joy to read.

Heat Rating
🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

Wrap up
If you’re looking for a book to get lost in, Hotel Queens is for you. Come for the ice queen (we all know you want to) and stay for the intrigue. The suspense will keep your nose in the book, likely to the detriment of your responsibilities, so best to have some pre-made meals in the freezer and your away message on.


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