The Summer Palace: A Captive Prince Short Story (Captive Prince Short Stories Book 2) eBy also had a lot ofmotions swirling around that could have been xpanded upon And of course Adam and Abby s love affair BUTI also couldn t do without the latest with Mac my fav and Maddie Joe Janey BlaineTiffany LukeSyd tc And I adore Big Mac and voodoo mama Linda Big Mac could lay me out in a puddle of drool if he called me sweetheart Yea he s an old guy but who cares I continue to crush big time Have to say I felt a bit unsettled about the McCarthy brothers and friend Dan involved in the boating accident By the nd of the story we get what happened to Grant but did all the brothers troubles go away after that Are there still some residual thoughtsemotions stirring about the trauma surrounding the accident Just not sure that was all resolved And what about DanKara s relationship I need to that than the uickie we got in the last bk Maybe since these two aren t McCarthy s or related to they don t get as much print time That would be a shame Overall this series has ambled around to these mini romances and am guessing that s the Way It Will Go From it will go from on out since I hear there are cousins to come out of the woodwork Also who thinks Betsey Steve s mom and Frank Bic Mac s bro may have a romance in the works I personally hope MF keeps up with the rest of the characters while adding new ones just wish the main romance could be a longer story Here s another wishfor MF to include a map of the island for her readers much like Jan Karon did in her last bk of The Mitford Series Count me in as looking forward to David and Daisy s story as well as all the latest from the Gansett characters when bk 9 comes around 35 starsA lengthy blurbsynopsis pretty much tells the story of this one Adam Abby Who would have thought it Two people come home to Gansett Island to lick their wounds from recent relationships gone bad Two people decide to throw caution to the wind and let it all hang out together Interesting dynamic when Abby is Adam s brother Grant s x fianc Let the fireworks begin Lot of insta lust and insta love in this one I had a little trouble buying into it specially given their past which included zero attraction But this is romance and I Loved Catching Up loved catching up some of the other couples so Yes Another Must Read in this series And may I add Hll yeah Carolina and Seamus She s baaaaaaaaack Third time s the charm right Well we shall see when we board the ferry along with Abby Callahan and Adam McCarthy for another visit with the McCarthy family and all our island friends Another love gone bad for Abby and she s ready to make some big changes in her life And she s making no secrets about how she plans to do just that Adam McCarthy has recently had some bad luck of his own When McCarthy has recently had some bad luck of his own When x girlfriend helps steal his company right out from underneath him he heads back home for a little RR of his own Will Adam and Abby find what they re looking for as they return home To get the rest of the story you ll have to read Waiting for Love Book 8 in the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series There s nothing like a visit to the Island and this time around is just as full of fun and romance as all the others MF s trademark for writing sassy wit and colorful humor is always present along with the fabulous character development meaningful and Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars emotional interaction between these characters and yes let s not forget the sizzling romance You ll love the stories surrounding the McCarthys and folks who live on Gansett Island andspecially how Marie Force delivers them into your heart As another chapter closes on the McCarthy family I m already filled with xcitement in anticipation of my next visit If you have. Ome fun and she's shaking things up in a big way The new Abby swears drinks gets a tattoo sleeps around and generally does anything her kinder gentler alter go wouldn't have dreamed of doingBefore too long Adam has appointed himself her guardian and is determined that the only sleeping around she's doing is with him That is unless his brother Grant is willing to risk his newfound happiness with Stephanie to keep Adam from rebounding with his Crazy Love ex And what happens when Adam and Abby realize their summer fling has taken a serious turnspecially when he gets the chance to return to New York and fight for the company that's rightfully his Abby has already followed two men off the island Does she have it in her to find out if the third time really is the charmAnother wild summer on Gansett Island is under way complete with new stories for many of your favorite couples from past books You'll also see of Da. .
N t xperienced the treasures found on Gansett Island reserve a seat on the ferry and join the crowd who on Gansett Island reserve a seat on the ferry and join the crowd who already made the discovery I bet it won t be your last trip I feel like this series just keeps going downhill While I like appearances by past couples the series has become like a Where Are They Now read and the main couple no longer gets their features story like the first books Many plot lines are also becoming too much like soap opera plots I already had a difficult time with Adam going for his Brother S Ex It Doesn T Help s x It doesn t help I found myself rolling my yes at some other plots coming up There was also so much repetition in the writing itself that I m now wondering if all the books were like this but I just never realized it I have really njoyed the Gansett Island series by Marie Force But I have to admit that this one was a disappointment This book was about catching up with other couples than telling AdamAbby s story But that was actually a good thing The whole story of Adam falling in love and sleeping with the woman his brother Grant lived and slept with for 10 years is preposterous I can only imagine what Thanksgiving dinner will be like Stephanie s insecurities aren t going anywhere and she is unlikely to befriend Abby Abby has told Adam how his beloved brother Grant never satisfied her in bed Now there s some pillow talk Adam should have found another girl and Abby should have stayed away from the McCarthy s Good thing Evan and Mac were already taken 35 Frusterating Gansett Island StarsAs much as I love this series I think it s probably best I uit while I m ahead The Gansett Island books no longer read like contemporary romances to me but rather like a daytime soap opera that just keeps going and going Adam and Abby who are the supposed focus of this book got very little actual page time compared to all of the other stories being concurrently discussed While I like to read about the other characters and how their lives are progressing it leaves me feeling very hollow as far as Abby and Adam s love story is concerned Mac and Maddie got an ntire book just for their story Joe and Janey got an ntire book as well Sydney and Luke Yep them too I miss those Gansett Island books and as much as I Black Heart, Red Ruby enjoy reading about the other characters and the direction their lives are taking I don t think I ll be reading any of this series until it gets back to a one heroone heroine driven romance Why can t I live on Gansett Island Loved it thanks Marie for getting back to all our old friends I will admit to being in the minority with the last book Blaine and Tiffany too muchmphasis on the sex toys tc not that I don t love all that kind of stuff but just wanted Marie to stick to her tried and trusted formula Plenty of sex in this one too from the older to the younger ones but it was like her other books from the Gansett series Can t wait for the next one not sure who it will be about Jenny maybe Or have we been told already There are times when you need a sweet fun romantic book and Marie Force delivers hands down You know there is definitely a HEA and you njoy New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood every minute of it This book is 8 in a fabulous series about the McCarthy Family Every book includes all characters from past books they all become your family because you know them so well I would recommend thentire series to all who are die hard romantics and love reading sweet fabulous love stories Sometimes after reading some of those intense crazy stories a loveable book is needed to calm you soothe you and just make you happy and this one did it for me So worth the wait An amazing read Congratulations Mari. N and Kara David and Daisy and find out whether Carolina has made peace with her relationship with the much younger and very sexy Irishman Seamus O'Grady Ready Set Let's go back to Gansett IslandGansett Island Reading OrderMaid for Love Mac MaddieFool for Love Joe JaneyReady for Love Luke SydneyFalling for Love Grant StephanieHoping for Love Evan GraceSeason for Love Owen LauraLonging for Love Blaine TiffanyWaiting for Love Adam AbbyTime for Love Daisy DavidMeant for Love Jenny AlexChance for Love A Gansett Island Novella Jared LizzieGansett After Dark Owen LauraKisses After Dark Shane KatieLove After Dark Paul HopeCelebration After Dark Big Mac LindaDesire After Dark Slim ErinLight After Dark Mallory uinnVictoria Shannon Episode 1Kevin Chelsea Episode 2A Gansett Island Christmas NovellaMine After Dark Riley NikkiYours After Dark Finn ChloeTrouble After Dark Deacon JuliaRescue After Dark Mason Jordan. 10 3 19 I originally rated this book three stars and it didn t get any better the second time throughAdam and Abby and their story 2 starsDan and Kara 5 starsSeeing the othersIn Waiting For Love we get to witness the repercussions of the boating accident that occured in the previous book and how it affects all of our Gansett Island Friends specially the McCarthy family This book features the love story of Abby and Adam Abby had been with Grant Adam s brother for ten long years While she is on the Ferry returning to Gansett Island after leaving her second fiancee she runs into Adam She is ready to leave her good girl image behind and live on the wild side Adam nds up volunteering to be her partner in crime The main thing that troubled me in this book is that Abby had a good deal of sexual problems and hang ups In fact it made her seem so very prudish and frigid It angered me that she was with Grant for ten years and all that time she faked her O on very sexual ncounter including when she got with Cal She lied to Grant for ten years and then lied to Cal I thought a lot less of her that she was not brave ЯED enough to face this problem head on I felt sorry for Grant that he went ten years only having lousy sex occasionally and she wouldn t allow any type of oralAfter ten years with a person you would think she would have been comfortablenough with Grant to face it and work through it I labeled her as hopeless I feel she was very neglectful with Grant and taking no interest in their intimate life Actually for me it made her appear ignorant She really knew very little about sex because she did nothing on her own to learn and research I mean really I was so frustrated with that and then we had to read about very move Adam made to make sure she had an O during very tiny fricken detail over and over with The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs eachncounter Abby is a coward and was very unfair to her Moreno ex Grant for faking ten years of orgasms and sexual dysfunction That is an out and out lie I know ten year old kids who know about sex than Abby and what was really pathetic is the fact she didn t want to learn or work on her sexual problems I loved seeing the other couples butspecially Dan and Kara as they discover their relationship has gone to the next levelI would recommend this book 40 to 45 stars On one hand a person could read this bk roll their yes and think of it like Fantasy Island than Gansett Island An island of couples who fall in love hard fast and deep Beautiful people perfect couples with a perfect fast and deep Beautiful people perfect couples with a perfect with some veryday lifedrama thrown in Kind of like a long running TV showsoap You want A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author escapethis is it However despite all that and 8 bks in I still love this series Waiting for Love was a rip off for AdamAbby since they didn t really get than 3 days to their relationship To go from hey how ya been to I love you was a bit of a stretch to the ole imagination It s not that I didn t like their story I did but this seriescharacter base has grown so large that there s just notnough time to What If encompassveryone and The Exhaustion Breakthrough everything andxpand a love interest Unless of course it was a lengthier bk and I m all for that So Adam and Abby The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good end up with a uickie novella relationship within a story of the current goings on with island life This all sounds like complaint it is and isn t I would have liked a longer love story for Adam and Abby while still not leaving out a thing to the rest of the story Would have been great for MF toxpand a bit on Adam s place in the family and some of the hinted at Supplemental Book emotions The slight antagonism between Evan and Adam Adam being the loner about what his life was like in New Yorktc Ab. Sometimes the best offense is a good reboundAdam McCarthy has had a really bad week In addition to nearly losing his three brothers in a tragic boating accident his now Hark! The Herald Angels Scream ex girlfriend has double crossed him right out of the successful computer company he founded in New York City What he needs is a few days at home on Gansett Island to make sure his beloved brothers are safe and to get back in touch with what really matters his family his friends and the tiny island that soothes his battered soul On the ferry ride home he runs into an old family friend who's had her own share of heartache and Adam helps her through some rough moments sparking an unlikely allianceAbby Callahan has come home to Gansett single once again after her relationship with Dr Cal Maitland blows up in her face After twopic failures in the game of love she's decided this is going to be the summer she busts loose and finally has