Hoping for Love, The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 5

Hoping for Love, The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 5

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by Marie Force
     
 
The Gansett Island Series, Book 5

All her life, Grace Ryan was the "fat girl." Taunted and teased and ignored by her peers, she tried every diet ever invented to no avail. Desperate to change her life as her twenties slipped away, she decided it was time for drastic measures and had lap-band surgery. More than a year later, she's lost 130 pounds and is

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The Gansett Island Series, Book 5

All her life, Grace Ryan was the "fat girl." Taunted and teased and ignored by her peers, she tried every diet ever invented to no avail. Desperate to change her life as her twenties slipped away, she decided it was time for drastic measures and had lap-band surgery. More than a year later, she's lost 130 pounds and is venturing into the dating world for the first time. During a boat trip to Gansett Island with the new guy in her life, Grace refuses to have sex with him and finds herself abandoned without a dollar to her name at McCarthy's Gansett Island Marina.

At home for the summer awaiting the launch of his debut CD, music star-in-the-making Evan McCarthy is performing at the Tiki Bar when he notices Grace looking lost in a sea of happy people. Evan comes to her aid and quickly finds himself smitten. But the last thing Grace needs after all she's been through is a guy who "doesn't do relationships." Will Evan change his ways to win Grace's heart?

"Another solid entry into the McCarthy's of Gansett Island series. Marie Force continues to create characters that readers can identify with and make you want to visit fictional Gansett Island and its residents." --Night Owl Reviews

The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series
Book 1: Maid for Love
Book 2: Fool for Love
Book 3: Ready for Love
Book 4: Falling for Love
Book 5: Hoping for Love
Book 6: Season for Love
Book 7: Longing for Love
Book 8: Waiting for Love
Book 9: Time for Love
Book 10: Meant for Love
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella
Book 11: Gansett After Dark
Book 12: Kisses After Dark

Editorial Reviews

USA Today - Happy Ever After
This is the first Gansett Island book I've read, but it's clear that Force makes a habit of creating irresistible characters and dramatic situations. Hang out with Evan and Grace and you'll want to stay on Gansett Island, too!
Happy Ever After
This is the first Gansett Island book I've read, but it's clear that Force makes a habit of creating irresistible characters and dramatic situations. Hang out with Evan and Grace and you'll want to stay on Gansett Island, too!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013910942
Publisher:
HTJB, Inc.
Publication date:
03/05/2012
Series:
McCarthys of Gansett Island Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
10,380
File size:
884 KB

Meet the Author

With more than 3 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 35 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1.5 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, among other books and series. 

While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. 

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Hoping for Love, The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Book 5 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 196 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marie Force is turning out to be my favorite author....I am loving the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the books keep getting better n better this was my Favorite so far but looking forward to the next in this series. a great read I couldn't put the book down
Pinky47 More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love w/this series by Marie Force! This book is so good and I could not put it down until I read it in one night! I accidentally discovered Marie while browsing and I am so in love w/her style of writing romance books...she makes you feel like you are there while all the action is taking place :)
onmtntime More than 1 year ago
Marie Force, a relatively new author, has given us a wonderful new sequel in her fabulous series about the McCarthy Family of Gansett Island. Each one is different, and focuses on a mixture of real life issues and a little fantasy, converging on all the emotions from Way out loud laughter to tears. I am one that does not like to read reviews that give the whole story away, so I will just say start with Book #1 and enjoy the lives of the McCarthy’s and their friends. Charlene Miller
SaraBetty More than 1 year ago
Like the rest of this series this is a five star effort... Grace has been the proverbial "fat girl" all of her life ridiculed by everyone including her parents. After getting brave, having surgery, losing 130 pounds she moves to Gansett Island where she meets Evan McCarthy... The rest is history and a moving love story.. Don't miss this series... Marie Force is a FABULOUS author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all the books in this series and can't wait to read more. I like the interconnectedness of all the characters on Gansett Island and the fact that each book includes updates of the characters from the other books. I want to move to this island since all the men seem to be expert lovers! LOL!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting for Book 6. I am hooked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I read from the series and I totally loved it! I already purchased the first 4 books of the series. I'm sure I will not be disappointed! Great stories!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marie Force is wonderful!! She brings excellent emotions and storylines! Her characters are well developed and are fun to get to know. You will not be disappointed....start by reading the first book! You won't be sorry you did!
badkat17us 11 months ago
This is the fifth book in this series and I think that they need to be read in order to get the full story. This book focuses on Evan and Grace. Evan is another one of Mac’s brothers and his back on the island waiting for his record to be released around Christmas. Erin is in on island on a date that turns out horribly. Grace has spent her whole life being the fat girl. She had lap band surgery after trying everything else and has lost 130lbs. She never dreamed a boy like Evan would ever pay any attention to her. Evan has never wanted to have a girlfriend; he likes his freedom and can’t figure out why his siblings and friends are dropping like flies around him. Then he meets Grace and everything changes. At first he is scared and runs but he quickly realizes he doesn’t want to spend any more time without her. Erin is this sweet naïve girl; she doesn’t really have any experience with boys. She is determined to start the next part her life now that she has lost all the weight and feels more confident in herself. Stephanie and Laure help her and well as Evan. Of course theirs isn’t the only relationship talked about in this book. I absolutely love that you get to read about the characters from previous books each time. These books pull you in and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters and their lives. Marie Force is a fantastic author. This series is a MUST READ. I don’t want to give too much away so I will stop here. I can’t recommend Marie Force enough.
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Wonderful characters, laugh out loud times, emotions high, well written.
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Loved it
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rere-wil More than 1 year ago
This series is a good read i highly recommend you to read books by this author.
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MichelleKemp More than 1 year ago
I am loving the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Great series i can't wait to read the rest.
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