Mack Petersen, manager of the hotel, has been working at The Beach Club for 12 summers. Only this summer is different. His boss, the owner of the hotel, Bill Elliot, shows up in the spring with a new set of demands. His girlfriend Maribel is pressing Mack to get married and Vance, the African-American bellman, who has hated Mack since the day Mack stole his job 12 years ago, threatens him in a deadly scene. Mack knows something’s got to give.
Love O’Donnell, the new front desk person straight from the slopes of Aspen, is desperately searching for a stranger to father her child. The bellman, Jem Crandall, who posed as Mr. November in his college calendar, is on his way to LA to break into agenting, until he falls in love with Maribel. Emotions are at a peak when a hurricane threatens to wash away The Beach Club and all it stands for.
An engrossing, sexy novel that will sweep you away to the beach any time of the year.
The Beach Club brings a full cast of characters to the hotel, spotlighting the staff and the guests. Mack kept my interest up as he navigated his position while trying to decide whether or not to marry his girlfriend of twelve years. Maribel had one goal in mind: to marry her live-in lover. But would it ever happen?
Other contenders for the role of husband were other staff members, especially young Jem Crandall who is eager to step up.
Meanwhile, Love was in search of a man to impregnate her. Someone who wouldn’t want to stand in as the father…just the “sperm donor.”
Would the competitive staff at the hotel keep everyone on their toes? Would a hurricane change the dynamic as they each struggled to achieve their desires?
By the end, there were happy moments and unexpected ones that kept me turning the pages. 4.5 stars.