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Room Service

3.28  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Claire and Hugo are two attractive medical professionals working in a hospital surgical unit. Claire's infatuation with her handsome, married boss is quickly noticed and rumour that an affair is in progress soon becomes rife. The couple's infidelity results in a mixture of romantic encounters and steamy scenes in hotel bedrooms until the final shocking denouement.
Paperback, New edition, 122 pages
Published March 5th 2019 (first published February 18th 2019)
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Kady Monroe
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Claire works in the recovery unit at a hospital and has a crush on a surgeon. (Hugo) She is determined to have a relationship with him. The only problem is, he is married and she has a partner. Nevertheless, she pursues the man of her dreams and is happy when he responds to her advances. However, things do not go smoothly.

The book keeps you guessing for quite a while as to whether there will be an affair and possible long-term relationship between the main character and her romantic
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Reviewed by: Annie Arcane

A free copy was provided by the author.

Initial thoughts:

The plot had potential and there were flashes of brilliance in the dialogue.

What I loved:

There was something very "genuine" about the writing style. It was almost as if the author had a movie playing in her head and was translating into book format as she watched the events unfold on screen. In a way, this kept the story continually flowing and well-paced.

James also did a great job of handling the cast, w/>What/>Initial/>A
J.P. Willson
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
First off I need to point out this is not a genre I normally read.
That doesn't matter in terms of a review. I liked the story, and it did keep me engaged. The writing is decent although I personally had a few issues with the vernacular. I'm Canadian and it got to be a little much, eh. C'mon that's funny?
Anyway, I do feel the story could have definitely used a further edit, I mean how many times do I seriously need to know Hugo's Mercedes was navy blue? (except at the start of chapter 19-s
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Room Service, by B.B. James, is a romance/drama story, mainly about Claire, who has a crush on Hugo. Claire has a steady boyfriend and Hugo is married, but that doesn’t stop her from pursuing him.

This is B.B. James first book, and for that I congratulate her. The story has action, teenage-type of humor, wit, and realistic dialogues between the characters. They felt like real people, although immature in some ways. I liked how the story showed the strained effects of the relationships
Laurette Long
Sep 11, 2019 rated it liked it
2.5 stars rounded up to 3.
As readers we all have our preferences. Personally, I enjoy novels in a variety of genres so long as they are character-driven. My problem with this book is that I didn’t find the characters particularly appealing, or convincingly portrayed. As a whole they came across as a large group of very similar people whose lives were structured around a limited number of shared activities– work, pubbing, clubbing and bedroom hijinks. The main protagonists, in particular, s
D. Miller
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
One piece of advice to the reader who is contemplating diving into this book: commit to reading it until the end, even if you’re tempted at times to put it down. If you don’t complete it, you’ll miss out on the main takeaway.
This novel revolves around the lives of the varied and at times colorful staff of a “cottage hospital” in the small town of Little Harvington, Britain. The main characters are listed in the front of the book as Claire and Hugo, both very accomplished at their jobs and
Brooke Bent
May 27, 2019 rated it liked it
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Jay Saph
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I found "Room Service" by BB.James to be very entertaining.

I'm usually difficult to please and it's not often I'm waiting to find out what happens next. I enjoyed this chick-flick style narrative set in a UK hospital and wanted more, even after I finished. The main thing for me is that although the character cast was quite wide, I was able to lock into a few of the main protagonists and identify with their situations. I suppose many women would find Claire to be a bit of a tart, but she isn't m
Cathleen Townsend
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
Not a romance! The edition of the book I’m reviewing has a cover with a gal winking and two hot-looking guys. The feel is that of a light-hearted romance, but I think that does this book a disservice by pulling in the wrong audience. I wouldn’t expect romance readers to like this book. It lacks one key element that romance readers require. (Not listed here to prevent spoilers.)

Other than that it’s a cohesive, well-developed story. I disliked the main character, Claire, but that means
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This book is a stand alone and has a shocking ending.

This book was enjoyable but some parts dreaded on and I kept getting whiplash on whether she loved her boyfriend or didn't. I liked the characters Claire's best friend seems to have her act together and she's on the right path. I think that is what triggers Claire because she feels she doesn't have the same spark as her friend.

The moral of the story, don't cheat.

Arriah Kiprujistho
Sep 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
The story is good and full of drama.. it was little fast paced but the characters keep you interested in them and the conversation between them is also very well written, however, it could have been more engrossing. A good read for people who like typical dramatic romance.
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this story to be different to what I normally read I did enjoy it it was intriguing I'm not giving spoilers away never do in my reviews but will read more from this author I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
Lillian Lee
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy the book although there were a few instances when the action seemed just a bit too much. However, the pace was good and the characters well rounded. I wasn't very sure I wanted to read the book in the beginning because I understood from previous reviews that the editing made everything confusing (I don't really care about a misspelling here and there - I've seen it in books published by the Big 5 so...) but probably the book had been edited because it was clear enough to read and I d ...more
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Room Service employs a shifting narrative and a tone that is light, conversational, and easy to read. Jinny’s perspective was my favorite. Her character had substance, her motivations were understandable, and her joys and sadnesses felt easy to identify with.

Unfortunately, that’s where my enjoyment of the book ends. Jinny is relegated to more of a side character, to serve as a sounding board for our main protagonist Claire. A stark contrast in terms of personality, Jinny also illuminates Claire
Margaret Standafer
Apr 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Room Service, by B. B. James, is hard to pin down. It’s not a romantic comedy, as I feel the cover indicates. It’s not a mystery as the reader is in on most everything that happens. It’s more a story with the moral that’s used as part of the book’s description, “The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence.” The story had a lot of potential and I found myself thinking throughout that any page now things will really start to happen. Unfortunately, they never really did and that’ ...more
Sharon Hass
2 guys working in the same place who are hot for each other. Love it. A gorgeous gal who has the hots for a well built orthopedic consultant surgeon who happens to be married. She- Claire--decides to make friends with his wife-what is she doing? Trying to get closer to him?
The whole time that I was reading this great book I felt as if a Lifetime movie was playing in my head. The story flowed so well. The characters were a great cast even though the book was a short one. I really enjoyed this bo
J.B. Trepagnier
Mar 24, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a hard review to write, mainly because I don't know how I feel after a good sleep after finishing reading. I don't know how I feel about the characters or plot. On the surface, the book follows Claire as she attempts to cheat on her partner.

Through most of the book, I didn't like Claire and it wasn't just because she was trying so hard to cheat. Every time Claire is described it's as "stunning". That word is used a lot and Claire knows it. I think once, Hugo tells her she's beautiful an
Dylan Fairchild
May 15, 2018 rated it liked it
A Passionate Debut

"Room Service" is the debut work from Brit author B.B. James. It is a tale of passion, lust, and longing. It centers around the gorgeous Claire, a striking gal on the prowl for something extra in her love life.

I'm afraid I have to agree with some other reviewers on this one. This book seemed pretty flat to me. There was nothing particularly interesting about the characters or storyline. It seems like throughout the book the characters talk, and eat, and
S.D. Mayes
Mar 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
I always like to find something positive to say about a book if I can, but I'm sorry to say that I just didn't enjoy this story or meeting the unlikeable protagonist, Claire Frazer. And I wasn't that keen on the other characters either who lacked depth and were very one dimensional.

It's a in-depth plot with a big cast, so I was excited to read it, but the storyline also fell flat for me. I understand that authors sometimes like to rebel against the writing rules, but they are there f
Jacqui Letran
Feb 07, 2018 rated it liked it
I have to agree with the other reviewers- the story is intriguing and has a lot of potentials. However, the sheer number of characters, the repetitions, and some awkward writing/words made it difficult to fully enjoy- and yet I kept reading. As another reviewer mentioned, it seems almost like the author was watching a movie in her head and retelling the story. With an edit or two, this book could be amazing!
Angela DeBartolo
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was nNot what I expected . I thought it was going to be a murder mystery and it ended up being more intrigue but in a good way. It kept you guessing until the end whether Claire would choose Hugo or Ritchie and when she does make a choice it's with dire consequences ....Good Read
Erin Bomboy
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Every once in a while you meet a character who rubs you the wrong way, in every way. The heroine of Room Service, Claire Frazer, is that person for me.

Claire is exceptionally beautiful, a point made ad nauseam. In the second paragraph of chapter one, Claire is described as a “stunningly beautiful blonde.” In chapter two, we’re told that “She looked stunning and tan” and that “She was a showstopper.” Sometimes, it’s dropped into a paragraph about someone else. (. . . and then their eyes met meaningfully
Jul 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
What did I just read? This book had potential to be good but it just missed the mark for me! The beginning was confusing with so many characters being introduced at one time that I didn’t know who was who (especially when some of the characters had almost identical names.) As the story progressed i figured out the characters so it became less confusing but then I was disgusted by the amount of drinking the one pregnant character was doing and the infidelity was terrible and so cliche. As the boo ...more
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Making Connections: 5493. ROOM SERVICE by B.B. James 10 27 Aug 14, 2019 09:42AM  
Hi! I'm B. B. James (but call me Bev).

I am a mother, grandmother, book lover, cat lover and avid creator. I enjoy stories that are fast-paced and have a bit of frisson to them, and I hope that comes out in my writing. I love Dramas and I'm also a fan of thrillers by such masters as Stephen King, James Patterson and so on.

I like to take inspiration from all areas of my life
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