Welcome to the Paradise Motel.


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Welcome to the Paradise Motel is a novelized retelling of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing set in present-day Florida. In the fictional small town of Paradise, Beatrice Bright is poised to become the editor-in-chief at her local newspaper, but her quick temper and sharp wit keep getting the better of her. Matters only become worse when the brilliant, exasperating Ben Constant moves back to Paradise to open the new headquarters of his successful video game company. Sparks fly as Bea and Ben renew their old rivalry, facing off in duels of words (and swords). Trouble strikes and the lines between reality and make-believe blur when Bea and Ben discover that someone has brought the racy plot of Ben’s video game to life to smear the reputation of their friend Honey. As they work to uncover the truth, they find themselves further entangled in the stories that they consume and create.



Shakespeare. Fiction. Florida.