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It's the night before The Palace Hotel opens, and the entire city is abuzz with what everyone is calling a throwback to the Gilded Age. Everyone, that is, except Consuelo De la Red. Faced with a destiny picked out for her and a dream she just can't forget, she confronts the choices she has made and the man she was forced to reject. When the past comes crashing into the pre ...more
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Published February 14th 2014
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K.J. Charles
A sexy novella about old-money Consuelo, who is under the thumb of her parents' demands to keep up the faded glory of their family name with a high society marriage, and Sam, the Filipino expat from a hard-working background she fell in love with in America before her family dragged her back home. This is very much a 'rich-people-problems' story, but Sam knows that too and is pretty trenchant about the way Consuelo is in truth as much a participant in trammelling her own choices and enforcing th ...more
Carmela
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This story follows one monumental night in Consuelo's life, with some flashbacks from the best time of her life in Chicago. The setting of this story is in the high society of the Philippines, where wealthy people actually exist and socialize.

Reading the first few chapters, I thought, well the writing style reminds me of a harlequin historical-romance novel, but it's in the present time (at least that's what I think). I
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Charlie
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I was given a copy of the story for free in exchange for a review. It's a short story, and a quick read, so I said yes.

To be honest, I was a bit put off by the beginning of the story. Everything sounded so... superficial. I honestly don't know if there are any others who felt the same, but I'm pretty sure I was really put off. Nonetheless, I continued reading, because even if the background of the main character was off-putting, it was still interest
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Chrissie Peria
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
One Night at the Palace Hotel is an awesome read. Despite its length, it packed a substantial, engrossing story and great writing that brought everything to life. The steam factor is high too, but that's a bonus. The story really shines, making it much more than your usual sexy read.
 Jera
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I discovered this book through the live reading during #AprilFeelsFest. So engrossing and fun read. I loved it. It will make you want to read more.
H. Bentham
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
“It’s not my fault you can’t pronounce for shit.”

I love witty banter, especially when snarky sassiness is used to cover up attraction and/or underlying inconvenient truths (like feelings! LOL). Consuelo’s old-rich family background is enough to fuel the conflict against her relationship with Sam, but Bianca Mori delved deeper into her POV and gave us more of her insecurities, her fears, and well, her love for Sam. I also loved that Sam didn’t push Consuelo into anything, but also didn’t just si
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Jay Tria
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot, steamy, vividly written with Mori's signature bright flowing prose. Feelings assault you in full color and leave you reeling in the aftermath. In this novella, Mori delves into the lives of Manila’s old elite and she writes with equal parts empathy, stark fascination and wild curiosity that it makes me wonder if she has ever lived the life, or at least has lived tangent to it. My one wish is that I experienced the last few pages of the story through different eyes (one or the other, I remai ...more
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Bianca Mori writes contemporary romances, romantic suspense and crime fiction set in the Philippines, Europe, the United States and all points in between. Her steamy stories have been called “fast-paced and super-hot,” “engaging,” “vivid” and “engrossing.” She lives in Manila with her family and a hyperactive pug. Find Bianca on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as thebiancamori or at her website (w ...more