- Series: Gansett Island Series (Book 9)
- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: HTJB, Inc.; Large type / large print edition edition (February 10, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942295243
- ISBN-13: 978-1942295242
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 649 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #113,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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***Start reading Marie's New York Times Bestselling Gansett Island Series today with Maid for Love, free on Amazon.***
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!
Her goals in life are simple--to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.
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Chapter 1 Daisy scurried about the spacious living room, picking up toys, folding blankets, plumping pillows and generally doing anything she could to stay busy. It had taken forever to get her friend Maddie's three-year-old son Thomas into bed. He'd been excited to have Daisy babysit for him and his sister Hailey, and Daisy was praying she'd heard the last of both kids as she prepared for her special guest.
Thinking of him made her stomach flutter with nerves. Why in the world had she invited him to come over to keep her company after the kids went to bed? Why in the world was she running around Mac and Maddie's house, straightening up as if it were her own home? As if she'd ever live anywhere this nice.
Maddie sure had tumbled into a pot of gold when she met and married Mac McCarthy. Not that Daisy begrudged her friend's happiness. Quite the opposite, in fact. Maddie was one of the best friends Daisy had ever had, and no one deserved to be happy more than Maddie did.
It's just that sometimes Daisy wondered if she'd ever find the kind of happiness Maddie had with her devoted husband. Daisy's most recent relationship with Truck Henry had turned into a disaster when he got violent with her―more than once. That was over now, and for good this time.
She'd learned her lesson about giving second chances to people who didn't deserve them. Too bad she'd had to suffer badly bruised ribs and a host of other injuries before she wised up. She'd rather not think about those unhappy memories when her new friend David Lawrence was coming over to hang out with her.
Why had she invited him?
It had been a weak moment the night before. He'd taken her out for a lovely dinner at Stephanie's Bistro and had asked what she was doing the next night, which was how she'd ended up inviting him to her babysitting gig.
Now she felt like a foolish teenager waiting for the captain of the football team to show up. No doubt he had far better things to do than hang out with her on one of his rare nights off. He'd probably felt obligated to accept her invitation, and the whole thing would be painfully awkward.
When it came right down to it, they had absolutely nothing in common. She was a hard-working―if perpetually poor―housekeeper at the McCarthy's hotel, and he was the island's only doctor. She'd come from a family that invented the term dysfunctional, whereas he'd been raised with his sisters on the island and gone to a top college and medical school in Boston.
She'd dated one loser after another, while he'd been engaged to Mac's sister, Janey McCarthy Cantrell. Janey was married now to Joe Cantrell and expecting their first child at the end of the summer.
Daisy had never heard what went wrong between David and Janey, but their long relationship had ended suddenly two summers ago. She could've asked Maddie and almost had a few times, but she'd been unable to bring herself to actually ask.
In the meantime, David had been so nice about coming by to check on her injuries and gentle with her as she recovered. They'd fallen into an unlikely friendship that continued when she stopped by the clinic a couple of times to share the influx of food her friends had brought her. David worked so hard that he often missed meals, and it had seemed only fitting to share with him when he'd been so good to her.
It was foolish, she knew, to let her heart get all pitter-pattery over a guy who was just being nice to her because that was his job. It was doubly foolish, she also knew, to nurture the world-class crush that had come from his many kindnesses. Thus, it was triply foolish to be hoping that something might come of the time they'd been spending together.
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I understand it's a romance novel and all, but people don't really talk like that to each other.
It felt unrealistic. That said, I do like how she brings in previous characters with their "happily ever after" stories. It's pretty cool, although, in this book, it seemed to be a sex scene every other chapter, and very little of David and Daisy's developing romance.
It is also extremely repetitive. I don't need to hear how David saved Haley's life over and over and over again. Ms. Force wants for David to come across as an amazing person so badly, that it feels like she's shoving down our throats that he's done good things despite having done something bad. He's human, we get it. It would have been far more effective if she'd shown us how good he is, instead of reminding us of all the things he's done every chapter.
** SPOILER ALERT**
I didn't like how Daisy and David were having a heavy petting and makeout session on the first chapter. It felt rushed and strange, especially since he's been her doctor through her entire sexual assault and beating ordeal.
The whole Daisy being scared of having sexual contact goes back and forth too much to be believable. She's heavy petting in the first chapter, on the second one she's scared; on the third, she's hot for him again, telling him what she wants; on the fourth, she's scared again, then they have another makeout session that ends with them grinding and finishing each other off with their hands; fifth, she's ready to have sex and then stops him when he's ready for full on sex with her, then on the next pages, they keep on going with the heavy petting sessions, until finally, they do it and she's all of a sudden perfectly healed.
It became too much after a while and I found myself skipping paragraphs as soon as David started talking of how he didn't want to hurt her (which happened ever other page).
HOWEVER, this book has a number of flaws. The main one, in my opinion, is that the author tries to include every character who has ever set foot on the island, and to reassure us that those relationships are great by writing sex scenes for all these couples. I don't know these people and most of them are not described well. I found this confusing, since I couldn't keep them straight, and I just didn't care about them.
Additionally, the inclusion of all these other couples doesn't give us much time with the main characters, and I did not find any development of their relationship. It seemed they had one or two big issues, and the resolution of those conflicts may have been very interesting. Instead, poof - the conflict is over and we're back to hearing about their individual pasts, over and over again.
The book felt like a reunion, which is only interesting to people who have been there from the start. Not much to interest a newcomer, and not intriguing enough that I will go back and read the earlier books.
This was the redemption of David book. David did a number of hurtful and selfish things when he was with Janey, but in this book, he acknowledged them and seemed to understand why he did them. I think it all comes down to the fact that sometimes a relationship is not the "right" relationship. The fact that he came clean with Daisy gave him points in his favor, but I'm not sure I would have move forward as fast as she did.
David and Daisy didn't have the kind of chemistry like Blaine and Tiffany, or even Mac and Maddie. They were sweet. They seemed to need each other in order to move past their issues.
As usual, there were a number of things going on at the same time with previous characters. Isn't that how it is in life? Friends and family sometimes moving from one crisis to another and trying to support each other through the good and bad. Seems as though that is what Gansett Island is all about.
I thought it was a very good story. I enjoyed catching up with other characters and events on the island. It is a very good series and I think it would be fun to just read one after the other without having to wait for one to come to print. I definitely recommend the series. This story deals with abusive men and the women they terrorize. Also, friends and family that stand by and try to help the victims. It is certainly an issue that plagues our society today. Good read and good story line.
I was not paid for this review. I am not an author nor do I know one. I am not kin to this writer. I am a reader and this is my opinion, nothing more, nothing less. 6/29/17