Resort to Love

Resort to Love

by Priscilla Oliveras

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Sometimes, going back to the beginning is the only answer.

Paradise Key Resort holds the best and the worst of Sofía Vargas's adolescent memories of love and heartbreak. Now, she hopes to wipe the slate clean and boost her career from resort manager to owner by winning a quirky town contest. But when an old flame throws his hat into the ring, Sofía realizes that protecting her heart will be the biggest challenge.

Nathan Patrick Hamilton III has played the part of the good son all his life with one exception--indulging in a secret on again-off again relationship with Sofia in high school and college, knowing that family duty would eventually tear them apart.

Years later, Nathan feels like he finally has a chance to win back the girl of his dreams and right the way he wronged her. But Sofía doesn't trust or forgive easily and it's going to take more than kooky town hall meetings, an emergency trip back to Key West, stolen kisses and a re-creation of their first date, for him to even be in the running. Is the ultimate prize the resort or winning back Sofía's heart?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162039716
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Series: Paradise Key , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 282,900
File size: 413 KB

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Resort to Love 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
tiggeruoSO More than 1 year ago
Sofia has her heart set on reopening the hotel that has always played a huge role in her and her familia's life, it seems just one person stands in the way. Nathan is back in Paradise Key's to place a bid on his families old hotel when he finds out there is one other bid. Can Nathen and Sofia come to terms in this crazy bid process or will Nathen's Dad be the catalyst to the end? What a sweet story. So far this series has been really fun and this book did not disappoint either. The love that these two had when they were teenagers follows through this whole story. It makes you think of your own high school sweetheart. The book was a super quick read and really makes you feel like you are catching up with friends not reading a fiction book, it just has a way of drawing you in. I loved how the family is so important to Sofia and how she loves so wholeheartedly. This book does have some adult situations but overall this book was a super fun read. This series is the perfect series to grab this summer for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oliveras does it again with this lovely story. What I love most about Oliveras's stories are the heroines who are so strong that they can't get out of their own way to find their true loves. Hard-headed and willful these women command their destinies almost to their detriment. Likewise the heroes are too proud while at the same time, they haven't got a clue. All of this makes for wonderful stories full of heart, family, friends, and fun that will pull you into their lives. What a wonderful time you have with her characters! I'm always left wanting more.
Suze-Lavender More than 1 year ago
For Sofía Paradise Key always felt like home. She spent many happy summers with her favorite aunt and found her best friends on the island. Sofía dreams of making Paradise Key her permanent home. The local resort, a place that only holds special memories, is for sale. It needs plenty of work, but Sofía has a clear vision of what it should be turned into and would be the ideal new owner. However, she isn't the only one bidding on the resort. Nathan, the man she used to love, is after it as well. He's acting in his father's name and the resort will be one of many businesses the company owns, while Sofía is looking for a more personal approach. Who will win the bid? Nathan has always done exactly what his father told him. This didn't lead to appreciation though and the only result is that Nathan lost the love of his life and works for a father who doesn't give him any credits for his ideas. When he meets Sofía after not seeing her for a long time, because he accepted the woman his father chose for him instead, Nathan realizes he made the biggest mistake of his life. He's determined to win Sofía back and doesn't want to mess up again. He broke Sofía's heart once already, is she willing to give him another chance while Nathan's father still calls the shots in a lot of areas of his life? Resort to Love is a fantastic romantic story. Sofía is a smart and capable woman. Family means everything to her and she has a big heart. She's always there for her loved ones and everyone likes her. I loved her warm personality. Nathan is a gentle man. He loves Sofía deeply, but doesn't know how to say no to his father. I kept hoping he'd find a way to stand up for himself. Sofía is clearly a lot better at making her own choices and she knows what she wants in life. In the short time she lets Nathan into her world again he learns a lot from her and I absolutely loved watching him grow. I couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to discover if he'd be able to convince his soul mate to give him another chance. Priscilla Oliveras has a wonderful feelgood writing style. She describes emotions with passion, empathy and understanding. I loved how she makes her main characters interact with each other. Her descriptions of their feelings are both accurate and fascinating and they kept me glued to the pages. She combines a fabulous love story with a stunning well loved setting. I could easily picture why people would want to stay in Paradise Key. Resort to Love is a captivating, sparkling love story. I highly recommend this amazing book.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
Resort to Love is book three in the Paradise Key series. This is Sofía Vargas and Nathan "Nate" Patrick Hamilton III's story. I really liked Sofia and Nate's character. Nate has a chance to make it right with Sofia. Will Sofia be able to trust Nate? This is a sweet second chance romance. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Shweetsandi More than 1 year ago
Five summer girlfriends.... 4 brought back together to mourn the loss of the fifth. While they gather together where they all spent many a summertime we get to enjoy what happens. This is Sofias book. Her story is my favorite so far in the series. She has this thing with Nate that is just beyond belief. Rich guy/ working girl... He sees no difference but not his stick up the.... Dad. This is definitely one of the best second chance romances and it is a clean read at that. I love this series!!!
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
A Second chance romance between Nate and Sophia. Nate has returned to Paradise Key to bid on the same resort as Sophia, and now is his chance to make right that went wrong years back. They come from two different worlds, and now is the time for Nate to stand up to his dad. Sophia is all about family, which Nate did not have growing up. Loved this story of second chances, the importance of family and friendships. This is the third story in this series but can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend this book, along with the rest of the series.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Rcvd an ARC at no cost to author.(netgalley) So this is the third book in this series, this is Sophia's book. Sophia and Nate were young and in love but then she finds out that he was engaged. She is back on the island after a while and she is intent on buy the resort, come to find out that the person who is bidding against her is her ex Nate. While they are trying to fight attractions, secrets come out, the villain is still the villain, and eventually love will conquer all.
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Resort to Love by Priscilla Oliveras, book three in The Paradise Key series. This is a second chance love story between Sofía and Nate. While in Paradise Key for her friend’s funeral, Sofia decides to buy the old and rundown resort, that holds many memories from her youth; both happy and sad. However, when she discovers her old flame Nate is also interested in the resort, Sofía realizes protecting her heart might be her biggest challenge. Nate has tried to be the good son his entire life with the exception of his on and off relationship with Sofía. After a two year separation Nate believes he finally has a chance to win back the girl of his dreams and repair the wrong that tore them apart. Sofía doesn’t trust Nate nor does she easily forgive him. It is going to take more than crazy town hall meetings, an emergency trip back to Key West, stolen kisses and a re-creation of their first date, for Nate to even be in the running. Nate must decide if the ultimate prize is the resort or winning back Sofía's heart. I loved these two and all the demands each had. Sofía had a strong belief and love of family while Nate’s family did not seem to care about him or what he has accomplished as long as he did their bidding. Sofía taught Nate much about what family and love should look like. This was a fun book to read and easy to visualize the story as it occurred. I totally loved these characters and didn’t want to put this book down. Ms. Olivera did a fantastic job creating her characters, keeping the story interesting, making me forget the world around me and did not let me go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other reader and look forward to reading the next book in this four book series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
A new beginning for two people who more than deserve it. Former lovers, Sofía Vargas and Nate Hamilton, are brought together once again on Paradise Key where they are both interested in buying the old Paradise Key Resort, where they first met and fell in love. Each has their own reason wanting to buy the Resort. For Sofia, it’s the nostalgia of it. Paradise Key resort holds some of her best memories and she would love to bring the resort back to life again. She has been running a B&B in Key West and is ready to own her own hotel. Nate wants to prove to his father that he is dedicated to the family business. Buying the resort will be the proof his father needs. Nate and Sofia are surprised to find out they are competing bidders on the property. Will this be the end of their friendship or the start of something new? When Sofia is needed back in Key West for an emergency, Nate goes with her. They put aside their differences and rediscover the passion they once had. This changes everything. But, when they head back to Paradise Key, their relationship will face the biggest test of all time when they find out who wins the resort. I have never read any of this author’s books before and look forward to reading more. I liked Sofia’s determination to get what she wanted. Nate seemed a little wimpy at first always doing as his father told him, even getting engaged to someone he didn’t love because it was expected of him. But in the end, I liked how he stood up to him. The writing really brought the story to life. I could easily picture the scenes. The characters were fun and likable. All around, this was a fun book to read.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is the third story in the Paradise Key series but they can each be read as a standalone . . . . All the stories feature young women who met whilst spent their summers in Paradise Key as teenagers and have kept in touch as best friends ever since. There were five of them but one of them, Lily, has tragically died. The remaining four meet up again whilst attending her funeral and each story focusses on one of the friends - in this case it is Sofia Vargas who has the starring role. Sofia spent many summer holidays working at the Holiday resort where her beloved Aunt and Uncle also worked. It was there she met resort owners’ son, Nathan Patrick Hamilton III who was also working there - some of the time, any way! The two had a long lasting, relationship which she ended when learning he was getting engaged to someone else. Now that resort is somewhat derelict and is up for sale - and Sofia dreams of owning and running it. However, the rival bidder is Nathan! As the two meet again, will love finally find a way to bring these two back together again? Trust, family and illness all have key roles in this lovely second chance romance. There are dramatic dashes, happy memories, new opportunities and family secrets in this page turner romance. It is a great addition to the series and I thoroughly enjoyed escaping again to Paradise Key in this delightful romance. I requested and was given a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review of the book after choosing to read it.
ReadingLlama More than 1 year ago
Priscilla Oliveras is fast becoming one of my favorite authors. I’ve read the first two books in her Matched to Perfection trilogy (and am eagerly awaiting the third!), so I was very excited when the ever amazing Sil tweeted that she had a new book coming out. Resort to Love is the third of four books in the Paradise Keys series, each written by a different author, and I initially read it as a stand-alone – though I immediately went back and requested the other three books afterwards! The main character, Sofía, goes to the beach when she needs to energize and reset, and Ms. Oliveras’ books do the same for me. They’re wonderful comfort reads, mildly angsty but still sweet and adorable. One of my favorite things about all her books is how family-centered they are. To an extent, they’ve all been about how your relationships with your family can help or hinder you. Sofía and Nate originally met as teenagers while working at the Paradise Key resort, Sofía as a summer employee and Nate in management. They start dating, and stay together through college, until a choice by Nate torpedoed their chances at anything more. While back in Paradise Key for the funeral of one of her best friends, she decides to place a bid on the abandoned resort. The big problem? There’s another bidder, and it’s Nate, representing his father’s company. With them competing for the resort, is there any way they can have a second chance at love? Sofía worked her way up to be the manager of a trio of B&Bs in Key West, but longs to set off on her own. She’s not blind to the roadblocks placed in her way solely because she’s young, female, and Latina, but she chooses to focus on what she can do to prove those small-minded people wrong rather than dwell on the unfairness of it. Family is everything to Sofía – she gave up several scholarships to out-of-state colleges to stay close to home, helped her tía set up her own cleaning business, and, despite plenty of reason to, never spoke out against Nate’s father. Even during their teen years, Sofía held back from her relationship with Nate, realizing that she’d never be good enough for his family, and she insists on referring to their relationship as noting more than a summer fling. Nate has tried to live up to his business mogul father since he was a child. Even his hard work at developing a line of boutique hotels for his father’s chain has gone unappreciated and unnoticed. He even went along with an engagement to a family friend to please his parents. He’s frustrated, but finds himself unable to stand up to his father. Sofía’s keeping a big secret from Nate, one that spurred her to not say anything when told her about his future engagement, and the reasoning behind her actions comes from her strong commitment to family. I’m not a terribly big fan of one character in a romance keeping a giant secret from the other, as so often it feels like the character is taking away the other person’s agency or trying to “protect” them as if they’re a child, but I felt like for Sofía to have done anything else would’ve been against her character – even though she believes his father is suffocating him, she would never say a word to turn him against his family. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’d recommend to fans of second-chance romances, and anyone looking for a summery beach read! I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content o
DJTP More than 1 year ago
Paradise Key, book three, Resort to love by Priscilla Oliveras. A great addition to the series. A possible second chance at love storyline, I love the small beach town setting. I look forward to seeing what the next book in the series brings us and hope to read more by this author.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the Paradise Key multi author series. Since all four of these stories occur concurrently these books can be read in any order you choose or as standalones. This is Sophia & Nate's story. It's a second chance story as these two are reunited after several years apart. They had a glorious summer together and stayed in touch even after going their separate ways. They come from two different worlds and when Nathan chose to do his father's bidding Sophia cut all ties. Now they are both back in Paradise Key looking to buy the same resort property. Can they find their way back to each other or will Nathan continue to let his father rule his life? This is a fantastic story and one I think everyone will enjoy.