- Series: Gansett Island Series (Book 1)
- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: HTJB, Inc. powered by EverAfter Romance (April 28, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781942295167
- ISBN-13: 978-1942295167
- ASIN: 1942295162
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,294 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,007,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!
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If this series starter sets the precedence for the rest of the Gansett Island books, then this series has a tamer and sweeter feel to it than the two other Marie Force series that I've read, which isn't really a surprise given that majority of small-town romances that I've perused are more sweet than sexy. Mac and Maddie have an interesting story to tell, given that the latter has been the target of gossip and rumor mongers on the island. She's basically suffered in silence and simply focused on creating a better life for herself and her baby, but Mac isn't the kind of guy to sit idly by while someone's reputation is being disparaged, especially if it happens to be the woman he's falling for. Maid for Love's a very sugary-sweet, small-town romance that's worthy of four stars. ♥
Mac McCarthy is the oldest of 5 siblings. He's away from Gansett Island and build a lide and a career. But he's lonely, bored and burned out. When his mother calls him for help i'ts just the right time to go back to Gansett. And because fate has a thing for him he runs into his soulamtes path.
Madeline Chester has had a rough life. Shunned by the islands people, falsely accused and generally misunderstood, she works hard to make ends meet for herself and her babyboy. When she runs over a handsome not-so-stranger her life is about to change.
Both are from different sides of the track. While his family is wealthy and known, her's is any than that.
But the heart wants what the heart wants. And to get his HEA, Mac goes to great length to win Maddie over, again and again.
Maid for Love is the first book in the Gansett Island Series and I can't expresshow much I love this feel good story. I laughed, I cried and I swooned with the characters. I can't wait to read the next installment, Fool for Love, Janey and Joe's story.
This is my first book I’ve read by Marie Force. I met Ms. Force at a conference where she was the keynote speaker and enjoyed her talk a great deal. She is a true success story. At the time, I got the impression that she wrote romantic suspense novels, which are not my first go-to read. After seeing her again at another conference, I decided I needed to read one of her books. Since I enjoy romances set in a small town involving family dynasties, I chose Maid for Love, the first book in her McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series. I’m so glad I found this book!
Maddie Chester is an unwed mother and has been looked down on by the citizens of the island since her high school days. Rumors abound concerning her supposed promiscuous ways. Maddie has no faith in men and her one foray into having a relationship leaves her pregnant and alone, further destroying her trust in the male species.
Mac McCarthy has returned home for a visit after being away for years and steps off a curb causing Maddie Chester to crash her bike and that moment changes his life and outlook forever. Feeling responsible for Maddie’s accident, he barges his way into her life determined to help her during her recovery. His father had told him that when he met the right woman he would know instantly, and Mac knows that Maddie is that woman.
Will Mac break through the barrier surrounding Maddie’s heart, or will his take charge attitude and determination to right the wrongs concerning her reputation send her away forever?
Maid for Love is a moving portrayal of a how a rumor can affect a person’s life, changing the course of one’s very existence. That is the case with Maddie. I found her story heart-breaking. I loved Mac’s dedication to right the wrong that happened years before, even if he goes about it in the wrong way.
Maddie is an endearing heroine. Her character is a waif with a touch of spunky kid rolled together. Even though she should resent her nine month old son, Thomas, for making her difficult life harder, her love for him is fierce and protective. I could feel her pain over what has shadowed her life since she was a teenager, but I admired her determination to rise above and carry on.
Mac is a hero that women love, and I’m one of them. He’s protective, caring and loves whole-heartedly. I fell in love with him right away. When his misguided attempt to restore Maddie’s standing in their small community backfires in his face, tears clouded my eyes. At first he is bewildered over Maddie’s reaction, but once he realizes his mistake, he fights to re-gain her trust.
Since I listened to the audio version as well as reading this book, I want to mention the narration. Eva Kaminsky reads with a great deal of emotion, helping to pull me into the story. She give the male voice a bit of a raspy quality that helps distinguish them from the female characters. I would have enjoyed it more if she had been able to make each voice unique to the character, but I'm sure that is difficult for many narrators.
I truly enjoyed Maid for Love, and I have already bought the next book in this great series. I look forward to reading Janey and Joe’s romance. If you haven’t read books by Marie Force and enjoy stories set in small towns, then Maid for Love is a great introduction to Ms. Force’s enchanting books. Happy reading!