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The Last Resort Motel: Room One

(The Last Resort Motel #1)

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Max Lawson doesn’t belong here. The California surf boy has no business being up Spruce Mountain or anywhere near The Last Resort Motel. There can only be one reason he’s hanging around, to search one of the old mines in hopes of striking it rich. And as soon as he’s done, he’ll be gone fast enough to make my head spin. Out here, a girl needs to take advantage of any oppor ...more
Kindle Edition, 149 pages
Published January 11th 2018
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 25, 2018 rated it liked it
After her parents died Aurora Clayton did what any good daughter would do, she moved back home with the good intentions to revitalize her parents business - The Last Resort Motel. The thing is that near the end her parents let it go and it is now a tad rundown and since there is a new Interstate, not many people pass through this way. It is a place where one night stands happen, people escape too and a place for those who are on the run. You know the type, the ones who pay in cash for no questio ...more
Heather Bass
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read from this author and wow she blew me away. I love romance novels but this author gives you twists and turns you don’t see coming. This is the first book in this series and I was hooked right from the start. This book is the perfect way to start off an amazing series. I devoured this book in only a couple of hours.
Aurora Clayton is a small town girl just trying to keep her family’s hotel alive. She knows it needs some work but she doesn’t have the money to do i
Pelusa Rivera
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Received n ARC at no cost to author..This was a wonderful story and was different than we are used to. We have lots of suspense, action, and thru all this they are extremely attracted but fighting it because they want to protect their hearts knowing their time is near to end date. So what happens, do they fight for each other? well you need to read.
Bobbi Wagner
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee is one of twelve books in this series by twelve different authors. If I had to describe this book with one word it would be WOW! I loved this book and can't wait for the next one to come out! This is one of my favorite books by this author. I love her books as I know I can always count on hot, steamy romance with suspense added, this one is no different. Her writing style is such that the story is easy flowing and fast paced. She pulled me in from ...more
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

The Last Resort: Room 101 by Gwyn McNamee is the first book in The Last Resort series. It is a contemporary romantic suspense, with tension, intrigue, mystery and a whole lot of SEXY fun. I just adore all of Ms. McNamee’s books- she never disappoints, always presenting stories that keep me totally rapt in every word, right from the beginning until the very last word. This story is certainly no exception- as it is every bit as good as I expected it to be, and more…
I love how Ms. McNamee i
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It may be a short story, but it sure is full of action!

Aurora Clayton tragically lost her parents in an accident six months ago & moved home from Vegas to take over their run down motel. Max Lawson inherited some land from his Grandfather that had been in his family for generations. Neither one of them expected the sparks that would fly when Max checked into “The Last Resort”.

I often find novellas lacking when it comes to the believability of a couple’s relationship & the “insta-love” f
Viper Spaulding
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story has everything! Wonderfully unique setting, authentic yet heroic characters, and lots of action and suspense to keep the story moving. Max and Aurora have an almost instant connection, but recognizing the temporary nature of their time together they each are trying to protect their hearts. This author doesn't pull any punches with the danger inherent in the situation, so be prepared to gasp and hang on for a few white-knuckle chapters! I enjoyed the pace of the romance, moving along s ...more
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. There was action and suspense, there were steamy scenes, the characters had a connection, everything was well written. The connection made by the characters was almost instant, but they knew the situation would only be short-lived. They tried to protect their hearts, but ultimately found their HEA. The set-up is great for the books that will be following from the other authors. Another great quick read story by a great author.
Kim Shofner
Jan 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Short but awesome!!! Max and Aurora happen fast but the writing is so good it's totally believable. The suspense is intriguing and captivating. The romance isn't over the top. And the action is fantastic. Every book I've read of this author's has been spot on for me. It's exactly what my English teacher would call a skirt story. Long enough to cover the subject but short enough to keep it interesting. Great start to this series.
Teresa Lara
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing concept. love all the authors.Max and Aurora love.Different and exciting
Sabrina Samples
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an absolute great read. I loved how the characters had depth and they had goals. Even though this was a short read the story still progressed at a decent pace. It wasn’t rushed and I loved the evolution of their relationship. I can’t wait to read the rest of the stories in this book!!
Carla Krissinger
Jan 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great start to a new multi author series! Even though it's a novella, you do get a good story, decent detail and there's enough time for a little organic chemistry and Not as much insta love, which is my biggest turn off on novellas that aren't featuring an already established couple.
Sara Oxton
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel: Room 1 by Gwen McNamee a sublime five-star read. This is the first story about a place called the Last Resort Motel each book tells the story of a different room twelve rooms by twelve authors and this room is number one, the room that Mr Maxwell Lawson a well-muscled California hunk is staying in for a couple of nights this peaks the interest of motel manager/owner Aurora Clayton she doesn’t see many men like Max arrive at the motel and when she finds out what he’s gettin ...more
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first book of the new year is done, and wow what a journey.
Living in the middle of nowhere doesn't come with a lot of perks, but when California Boy Max shows up at the last resort motel, Things go from downright dull to adventurous for Aurora.
Max is there to see if his family's legacy was all he thought it would be. He's not expecting Aurora.
This book may be short but it packs a lot of action into it.
I enjoyed reading Aurora and Max's journey. from The point he shows up Aurora 's world
The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee was a surprising fast pace action/steaming mystery thriller that had me capture from the first word until the last.

I don't know what it is about this year, but so far I'm having a wicket streak of find new books, that are blowing me away. This is a short read coming in at 149 pages, but though it is short I felt like the story as a whole hit everything that it was meant too. Nothing felt opened ended, but I would like to point out that some more c
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“But let’s be terrified together.”

I am super excited for this series. It takes the idea of an anthology and gives it a special spin. A new story every month by a new author set in the same motel. Ummmm, yes please sign me up! And how much can you get that is starts with a winner of one of my favorite top ten authors Gwynn McNamee? You can’t. She sticks true to herself and makes this one hot steamy short but delectable novel to devour in one hot sitting.
With that said, Aurora is back at home tr
Chantelle Smith
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Hotel - Book 1 by Gwyn McNamee. This is my first read in this series but my fourth book from this author and it was great to read something from her in a different genre. This just proves how versatile and brilliant that she can she write! She continually captivates the reader with her incredible writing style, brilliant storyline and characters.

This book was thrilling, suspenseful, romantic, fast-paced and sexy and had me captivated from the get go! I thoroughly enjoyed this boo
Lisa Gonzales
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel Room One by Gwyn McNamee was a 5 star read! It was a very simple love story, that taken place in basically the middle of nowhere in Nevada. You have Aurora, who is the owner of the Last Resort, and there is never any clients or basically anyone who stays there. It is always empty at all times. Besides her and Maggie. So when this new hot guy, who she has her eyes set on, comes into this motel of hers, she wonders what is his real purpose for being up there, then realizes it ...more
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel has a perfect mix of unique, lovable characters in this brilliantly written adventure full of action and steamy romance. Utterly entertaining from cover to cover. I absolutely LOVE Gwyn's work. Every beautifully articulated chapter had me holding my breath or panting with lust.

Excited to see what the next eleven installments in this series bring.

Aurora is young, beautiful and alone. Trying to keep the hotel her parents left her afloat. However Spruce Mountain is a lonely, d
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee was a great book. It is the first in a series, by 12 different authors, and I am excited to see where it leads, and how it pieces together. It is the first book I've read by the author, but it wont be the last. I really enjoyed the story, characters, and writing style. There was a little bit of romance, some suspense and mystery. It had me on the edge of my seat at times, and I didn't want to put it down! I kind of hope the rest of the series will ...more
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gwyn McNamee kicks things off brilliantly in this first instalment of The Last Resort Motel series. We start the story in Room One; the room belonging to owner, Aurora. After the death of her parents, she is forced to move back to the failing motel and decide what the future holds for it. This sudden change in her life is evident in Aurora feelings toward the motel, as she struggles with enjoying the childhood it gave her and the sad and sorry state it is in now. The idea of owning some kind of ...more
Roxs Reads
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Last Resort Motel is going to be an amazing book. An anthology of novellas by 12 awesome authors, one delivered every month, that all promise to be just what the doctor ordered. This one will have a story for everyone featuring romance, mystery, suspense and a little paranormal.

Vacancies – Room 1 by Gwyn McNamee had everything I need in a short romance and I loved it. The characters intrigued me and brought me into their little world. It was a quick read that delivered a hot alpha male, a sh
Tracy Antonelli Manderson
Jan 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee
5 out of 5 stars

This isn’t my first book that I have read by Ms. McNamee that I have read and she hasn’t disappointed me yet. This is a short love/action story. With its unique setting, and well developed characters, hot steamy scenes, and lots of action and suspense to keep the story moving.

We meet Max and Aurora at the he Last Resort Motel where Max is checking in for an undetermined time. Aurora the owner of motel is checking him in. Curios as t
Jan 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fantastic read about finding something you don't expect. When Max Lawson travels to discover some land in an iron mine left by his grandfather, he expects to be gone in a few days. But when he finds a dilapidated hotel managed by Aurora, an attractive woman, his plans begin to change. But when he discovers no iron to mine, will he stay for Aurora?
a great read. well developed plot. well developed characters, especially with Aurora and Max. Auroras mix of strength and vulnerabilities rounded he
Angela Mansfield
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee is the first book in the Last Resort Motel series. This series will come out with a new book each month this year by a different author. I am very excited to read a series set up like this. Different authors with different styles and ideas about the same subject.

Aurora Clayton is all alone in the middle of nowhere Nevada. She was attending college in Vegas but since the death of her parents six months ago her life has changed drastically. Aurora i
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
1st I’d like to say I love this concept: a new book every month of the year, with a different author every month, featuring 12 different rooms at the The Last Resort Motel depicting various genres - as a reader you just gotta love this premise. That being said, the series is off to a great start with Room One by Gwyn McNamee.

Ms. McNamee is new to me (as are several of the upcoming authors in this series) and I thoroughly enjoyed her writing style. The storyline has laughs, suspense and romance.
Angela Shirley
Jan 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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The Last Resort Motel: Room 1 by Gwyn McNamee is a great story about second chances and love at first sight.

This not the first book I have read by this author which I love and this book is no different, well written, great story and characters that are relate able and a page turn what more can you ask for.

Aurora has had tragedy in her life and has inherited a run down motel, she is bored with the day to day running of the establishment until he walks into the room and sweeped her off feet and wh
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5  Star

The Last Resort Motel : Room One by Gwyn McNamee


The Last Resort Motel : Room One by Gwyn McNamee is one of the 12 books  in this series by 12 different authors.OH my goodness! I freaking loved this book,I can't even begin to say how much I not only loved this book but Gwyn McNamee is freaking amazing author.Ive loved every single book of hers I've read . She's one of my favorite authors.I devoured this book in less than 2 hours I couldn't put it down once I started reading. This story h
Karyn Taylor
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee may be short but it’s action packed and keeps you gripped from start to finish.
It’s the first time I’ve read a book by Gwyn McNamee and I’ll definitely be adding her to my list of much loved authors.
Max Lawson has inherited an old mine and checks into the ‘Last Resort Motel’ as a base to go exploring in the mine to see if there is anything of value there. Aurora Clayton has recently moved back to run the motel after the death of her parents. Neit
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I give The Last Resort Motel: Room One by Gwyn McNamee 4 stars.

This is a great romance book! It's not very big, so you could easily spend the afternoon curled up on the couch, enjoying this book. And there's so much more going on than just the heated romance that seems to be happening.

Aurora is stuck at this crumbling down motel in the middle of nowhere. Then he walks in. A gorgeous California surfer dude type. He is so hot, she feels things she hasn't felt in a long time. But people don't hang
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