Palm Springs King
A former rockstar. A perfectionistic yoga teacher. You know what they say about how opposites attract, right?
Rockstar Austin Michaels never took much seriously—other than his music. But tragedy thrust him out of the spotlight and into the boardroom. Now, he's helping his brother run a luxury hotel chain and he couldn't be farther out of his comfort zone. He's doing his best––until his beautiful new spa manager arrives.
Yoga teacher Kenzie Banks earned her reputation as the best in the spa business by being a hyper-efficient perfectionist. Ready to plant roots after too many years on the road, she's thrilled to land her dream job working for the Hotel Kings — they're literally the family she always wished for. Except, her sexy boss Austin Michaels is driving her nuts with his impulsive decisions and smoldering glances.
The sparks between these two opposites burn so hot it's a wonder they don't spontaneously combust. But Kenzie knows what they say about fire…and she's come too far and worked too hard to get burned. Can the pair find a way to work together, or will everything they're building go up in flames?
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*Palm Springs King is the fourth book in award-winning and USA Today bestselling author Claire Marti's new spin off contemporary romance series, California Suits. The series follows the adventures of five best friends who are opening a string of luxury boutique hotels
Perfect mix of steamy and sweet
Austin and Kenzie’s opposites attract love story gave me all the feels. Despite their apparent differences—an ex-rockstar and a yoga teacher— they cannot resist the chemistry between them. These main characters are complex, interesting, and leap off the page they seem so real. There’s Marti’s signature banter and humor along with steamy scenes sure to raise your temperature. If you love fast-paced, fun romance with just enough angst…you’ll love this story. I also loved seeing all the characters from the earlier books in the California Suits series again. 5 shining stars!
Well the desert is always hot but this book makes it HAWT if you know what I mean. Kenzie has a weakness for bad boys that she has sworn off of, in exchange for her binder filled with tabs and dividers of a 5 year plan for her career. AFTER that she can think about adding a man to the picture. Add a crappy family upbringing and she is focused on making her place in her found-family in her hospitality career at Hotel Kings. Her smoking-hot-bad-boy boss threatens to derail her plan.
Austin is a "reformed" bad-boy rockstar, determined to make this Hotel his new passion, and a success. He doesn't need his new Spa Manager's tight yoga pants to distract him.
These two people with scarred emotional pasts are a perfect match for each other!
I love that Claire Marti writes these characters that have had some pretty horrible things happen in their pasts but they are never whiney, there is no "woe-is-me", you never think to yourself as you read, "ugh, come on, get over it". I connect with the humanity of their experiences and the determination to live their best lives.
This might be my favorite of the Hotel Kings (but then I think that after each one I read!). I loved the reunion of all my favorite characters from previous books in this series. (But you don't have to have read them to enjoy this book) This book is so good - has CM's trademark easy-read style, where you can blaze through it and be ready for the next in the series!
Definitely loved this book's steamy scenes, well written characters, and beautiful love story.
It’s hot in the Palm Springs Desert
Determined to prove he is worthy and qualified to successfully open and run The Monroe in Palm Spring, he’s not prepared for the attraction he feels for Kenzie, the manager of The Monroe’s spa. Kenzie is trying to overcome her troubled childhood and past mistakes to build a secure future for herself. Falling for her sexy boss isn’t part of her plan.
I loved how open and vulnerable Austin and Kenzie were with each in some respects but still kept their shields in place in others. The story was calm but with plenty of heat. This would be a great book to read by pool, imagining yourself relaxing at The Monroe. I’ve loved every story in this series, I can’t wait to read the next!