Olivia Callender has inherited her father’s New York hotel – and all of the problems that come along with it. Olivia doesn’t mind having to continually re-hang the sign outside, or the fact that the only guests the hotel seems to have these days are the people who live on the hotel’s residence floors. To Olivia, the hotel is all she’s ever known. Even though it’s starting to show its wear, Olivia knows how much history the old building holds, and she can’t bear to change things around. When her uncle threatens to sell the hotel out from under her, however, she realizes that in order to stay in business, Callender House is going to have to undergo massive renovations.
Rhys Spencer is a finalist on one of America’s hottest new cooking reality shows. He has a month off before he must return to L.A. to film the finale. Unsure of how to spend his free time, he checks into Callender House on a whim. Olivia is sexy and beautiful and appears to need help in updating the hotel. Maybe if he helps her repaint the walls, she’ll thank him with a kiss or two...or ten.
Room Service is a solid contemporary romance that makes for fun summer reading. The conflict between Rhys and Olivia is not contrived and serves to advance the story. The hotel staff that populate Callender House are quirky and well-drawn. Although Garvey’s previous books have often featured a romance mixed with mystery, fans will likely enjoy Room Service, even without the requisite dead body!