In this sequel to Brooklyn Story, we find Samantha Bonti older and hopefully wiser. She has written a book about her life and is hoping to have it published. She has moved on from her controlling relationship with a mobster and has made a friend at work. She still dreams of moving to the City and when she meets Alec DeMarco, a Wall Street tycoon, she feels her dream will become her reality.
The Suite Life details the new life of Samantha Bonti and touches upon where she came from, briefly. I did not read the first book but did not find myself lost with this sequel. I enjoyed this book and found Samantha to be a strong woman who has been dealt a few struggles in her lifetime. Even though it is fictional, I found it to be motivating. The lesson being to make sure that you do not lose who you are as a person when you become part of a couple in which the other half is overpowering.