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No Vacancy

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  600 ratings  ·  203 reviews
Can you really fall in love with a stranger?

At thirty-three, my life was passing me by and I hadn’t even noticed. After walking in on my cheating ex, I took off on a solo vacation to figure out where things had gone wrong.

I wandered into the restaurant across the street from my hotel late that night for a beer and something deep-fried. Instead, I found a gorgeous man
Paperback, 284 pages
Published October 16th 2019
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Ariadna Basulto
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Steam, swoons, sizzling chemistry, and romance for days!

Ladies and gentlemen, *this* was romance. No Vacancy is the kind of book that you want to get lost and swept away in. Joe and Cat have the kind of love I want to daydream about and that makes reading romance such a great escape. These two were fantastic characters on their own and perfection together. There wasn’t a second that I didn’t root for them. Also, can we get a round of applause for the deliciousness that is Joseph Kellan Hunter!
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Oh my lord!!!! No Vacancy is such a heartwarming and gorgeous romance that made me feel so good and full of warmth and love for these characters. It’s low on angst and so goddamn romantic. I couldn’t ask for more. The steam is off the charts thanks to Joe and his filthy mouth. He’s such a good man and it was amazing to see him with his parents, Samantha and Lucas who has their own book Always You, and with his brother in law Owen, from Finding Me. No Vacancy can easily be read as a standalon
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Gah, I loved this book! Stephanie Rose is so talented—she can make me swoon and my heart palpitate with a sweet, sexy love story that's low on drama and high on feels. And that's exactly why she (and this book) is one of my favorites.

No Vacancy is perfect instalovey goodness. Joe and Caterina may fall fast, but so did I . . . with both of them. Caterina, who is overcoming the painful end of her relationship and rediscovering what it is to live, and Joe, whose dirty mouth hides a huge, gentle he
Dilek VT
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: uneventful
2,25 points...

This is about an insta-love – like "one look and fall in love" type of love!

Her ex cheats on her saying she was too occupied with her work and neglected him. She breaks up with him and drives to a beach town for a short holiday where she will also meet her friends. She meets the hero there and boom, they fall for each other.

First, she wants to see it as a one-night stand and tries to stay friends but after a few days, she sees that she cannot stay away from him. He feels the same
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book meant for people who believes in love at the first sight. Becasue literally Joe and Catalina falls for each other just from the eye contact alone.

Gradually with the story progress, Miss Rose does not add any depth into their connection. There is too much insta lust happening the suddenly love. Why they fall in love, I have no idea why.

On the bright side, I do feel swoon by Joe courting. He is a really sweet gentle hero.

3 stars
Stephanie Rose
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing
Maybe we could work out a way to see each other—sometimes. The old me would love an arrangement like this: casual and part-time, nothing dragging me from all the things in my life that needed to stay a priority.

But I already knew that when it came to Caterina, casual would never be enough.

Warm up with this steamy, vacation romance—FREE on KU!

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Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You had me at mozzarella sticks...

But seriously, though, Joe's ability to feed a girl all the bar apps she could ever want is secondary to his ability to DIRTY TALK. Because HELL TO THE YASSSSS can he bring it. He also brings the swoon factor. So I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers. Love the way Caterina finally finds herself through this chance meeting and the journey the two take.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4, Meant To Be, Stars!!

“Peace among the chaos. Reminds you that there are forces bigger than you, and you have no choice but to go with the flow, sometimes.”

“Any man would be out of his mind to not want to get close to you.”

No Vacancy is a heartwarming romance about second chances and finding love when you least expect it.

No Vacancy follows the story of Joe and Caterina. Caterina is the good girl. She works hard and never takes time for herself. She hopes that one day, all of her hard work would
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
From the minute I found Ms. Rose I was in love with her work. Every time she releases I get excited because I can’t wait to read what she’s written. And each time it gets better and better. And each time she adds little surprises in there that I love. And each time I walk away more in love with her writing and characters then I ever am. And Joe and Cat’s story is no different. Almost from the minute I started I was in love. I say almost because I mean I had to read a page before I knew what was ...more
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Catarina (Cat) walks in on her boyfriend cheating on her only days before she’s leaving for a beach vacation with her friends. So Cat decides to leave the city and go to the beach early to get some much-needed time away from her problems. Until the beach house rental is ready, Cat checks into a vintage motel along the beach, right across from a beachy pub that’s highly recommended by the motel attendant.

That’s where Cat meets Joe, the owner of the pub. And the two of them end up sharing one hot
Mika Jolie
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stephanie Rose's writing continues to impress. No Vacancy is heartwarming with plenty of sexy moments, delicious scenes and a high swoon factor. Joe Hunter is a sweetheart with a dirty-talking side. And Caterina has finally found the man that will help her see her self-worth.

In my opinion this is Author Stephanie Rose's best book yet. As someone who lives in New Jersey, it was a wonderful treat to read about a familiar location. The attraction between Joe and Caterina sizzles throughout the nov
Jules Chyoma
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful and intense, I was rooting for them all the way. I like how they both honest with their feelings. Worth a read.
Whoo Gives A Hoot
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No Vacancy by Stephanie Rose was a beautifully heartwarming love at first sight romance that gave me all the warm and fuzzies deep inside my soul.

Caterina Longo's entire life was turned upside down when she walked in on her longtime boyfriend with another woman. Fleeing to Ocean Cove a few days ahead of her friends seemed like the perfect solution at the time, what she didn't plan on was meeting a man that would turn her entire world upside down
book bruin
Oct 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always a huge fan of spin-offs and so when I heard Stephanie Rose was writing a story about Lucas and Sam's son, Joe, I couldn't wait! And let me tell you, little Joey Hunter has definitely grown up! Even if you haven't met Lucas and Sam from Always You yet, you can still enjoy No Vacancy as a standalone.

I really liked that there wasn't a lot of drama and angst in this book. The issues and problems Joe and Catarina face are realistic and understandable. Things may start off because of instal
Vanessa (nessreads)
4.5 “You had me at mozzarella sticks” Stars

I am filled with so many warm and fuzzy feelings after finishing this sweet book.

Caterina and Joe stole my heart. It’s apparent from their first encounter that they have a connection. Their attraction is undeniable and their chemistry is electric. Things may have started off fast and fall under the instalust/instalove category, but still it didn’t feel rushed—everything felt smooth and moved seamlessly. Caterina and Joe took time and got to know each o
Zilpha Owens
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-2019
Stephanie Rose writes to-the-point romance and I really like it. It’s no-nonsense, adult romance that gets to the heart of the relationship and everything that goes along with it. Her Second Chances series (read it) sucked me in and No Vacancy has done the exact same thing.

Caterina Longo and Joe Hunter have that mutual first attraction. It’s so strong you feel it all over. Their chemistry is electric. Both characters had that pull, magnetism, it made you want to know them, share in their victor
Audible Review

Overall 4 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 4 out of 5 stars

Sweet, sexy, insta-love.


No Vacancy is a second generation spin-off from Stephanie Rose's Second Chances series. I'm on the fence as to how I feel about second generation books, mostly because I don't want to think of the characters I've loved from the previous books as old! In saying that, my beloved Owen, (and Bella, Lucas, and Sam), only appeared briefly here so it didn't hit me too terribly much that h
Meg K
Oct 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No Vacancy

I’ve never disliked anything that Stephanie Rose has written. I definitely LOVED No Vacancy more than anything else though. This book is so real. The story sucks you in will demand you out of everything until it’s finished. Absolute perfection.
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, 2019-books
No Vacancy is beyond wonderful. Stephanie Rose has upped her game once more with this unexpected, love at first sight kind of romance. One that had me swooning and sighing all over the place as Joe and Caterina meet and find that perfect someone neither ever thought they would find. And certainly not that fast. But it all makes sense as the beach getaway Cat and her girlfriends embark upon suddenly becomes the beginning of the most beautiful, "I can't keep my hands off of you" kind of relationsh ...more
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-favorites
“You were everything I didn’t know I was looking for. And I don’t think I can let you go.” What an amazing, sexy seaside romance! Dirty Joe, sweet Caterina, and the backdrop of the shore I spent my summers at growing up all add up to sexy, swoony perfection!!! Stephanie Rose is an author I can always count on when I want sexy, realistic stories. This is my favorite book of hers yet!! I loved that the characters were in their 30’s, and there was no immature and unnecessary drama. Just amazing che ...more
Dawn Strickland
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A No Reservations Kind of Love!
No Vacancy swept me away immediately. Once I was pulled into Cat and Joe's world, I didn't want to leave. This book is sweet and sexy!

Cat or Caterina is goal oriented, hard working, and a bit solitary. That is, until her perfectly planned future derails and she meets Joe. Joe is a sweet, sexy, dirty talking, delicious man. The spark between them is instantaneous and is intensified by their easy conversation. They communicate as if they have known one another foreve
Shasta Hope
So Ahhmazing!!! I love me some Joe. This romance is a perfect tale of finding something and someone when you least expect it. Caterina and Joe were the ultimate love story and I couldn't get enough.

Book Snob Sue
So many stars, I loved this book so much. And yes, I am already following the author everywhere...and yes, she knows, because I am subtle like that. How I have went this long having never read a Stephanie Rose idea. I feel like I should apologize for that, and consider this the apology. So glad I won this book, because that mishap has all been corrected. Such a fantastic writer. This book is nothing but highlights, because I highlighted everything...see, great...just sayin.

Caterina fin
Victoria Weston
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I didn't know what to expect. This book is a real vacation romance read and a beautiful love story that is also sizzlingly good. The cover and title really intrigued me too and I couldn't wait to start reading this book.

Caterina or Cat is a very very hard-working woman that sometimes needs to believe in herself, she is also very independent but she has had things pretty tough in the men department and when she arrives home from work ear
Jill M
Mar 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hot-sexy-men
I really loved this story. It was a little different from the usual storylines. I loved that it was set in an area I could relate to and close to home. The characters were engaging and the chemistry was electric. It was an insta-love story with a sexy hero and a reluctant heroine.

And even though I loved the story I wasn’t a fan of the narration. I didn’t think the voices fit with the age of the characters. Also Rita Fleur’s male voice seemed to have an accent that sorry just didn’t fit with the
May 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story was incredible! The narration was completely phenomenal! Everything about this book just drew me in and the narrators brought it to life beautifully ♥️
* A review copy was provided by the author *

~ 5 Mozzarella Sticks Stars ~

Can a summer fling become a love of a lifetime???

That is the question Stephanie Rose answers in her latest novel No Vacancy.

This is a love story that is swoony, sexy and overall heartwarming. It gave me the warm fuzzies while reading it. I melted everytime Joe opened his mouth. He was the perfect mix of swoon and dirty ;)

When I started this book I just thought it was a standalone novel by Stephanie, but that was until I
Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
No Vacancy is the kind of book that makes you want to sit down with your favorite drink, get real comfy and luxuriate in the swoon that is Cat & Joe!

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Stephanie Rose is the Queen of perfecting the quintessential book boyfriend and if it's even possible I fell for Joe quicker than my last Rose hero! Just a few chapters in and he had me!

Responsible, straight laced, workaholic Caterina Longo is having a really bad day, she just walked in on her boyfriend i
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Those summer niiiiii – iigghhhhhts”
“Tell me more, tell me mooooore!!!”

I love the movie Grease but who knew references to the movie would further increase my enjoyment of a book? Not me. And yet, so it was proved in Stephanie Rose’s NO VACANCY. It’s an all-round enjoyable book. It’s sweet. It’s sincere. The steam factor is high. And you just want to jump right into the book and do what you can to make sure Caterina and Joe end up together.

It’s certainly not all sugar and lightness, because beyo
Thuy Taylor
Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Can you really fall in love in such a short time? I really enjoy when authors do spin offs. Especially of the couples children. If you've read Stephanie's other books, you know that this is Lucas and Samantha's son in Always You and Bella's brother in 'Finding Me'. They are definitely standalones but worth the reads.

This book has all the attraction, the chemistry , the dirty talking Joe, the complications of long distance relationshipping.

Caterina is a workaholic, driven to succeed, never really
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Stephanie Rose is a badass New Yorker, a wife, a mother, and lover of all things chocolate. Most days you'll find her trying to avoid standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next. Her debut novel, Always You, released in 2015 and since then she's written several more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for hundreds to come.

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