Waiting for Love, The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 8

Waiting for Love, The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 8

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by Marie Force
     
 
The Gansett Island Series, Book 8

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller!

Sometimes the best offense is a good rebound...

Adam McCarthy has had a really bad week. In addition to nearly losing his three brothers in a tragic boating accident, his now ex-girlfriend has double-crossed him right out of the successful

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The Gansett Island Series, Book 8

A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller!

Sometimes the best offense is a good rebound...

Adam McCarthy has had a really bad week. In addition to nearly losing his three brothers in a tragic boating accident, his now 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 alliance.

Abby Callahan has come home to Gansett, single once again after her relationship with Dr. Cal Maitland blows up in her face. After two epic failures in the game of love, she's decided this is going to be the summer she busts loose and finally has some 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 ego wouldn't have dreamed of doing.

Before 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 ex. And what happens when Adam and Abby realize their summer fling has taken a serious turn, especially 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 charm?

Another 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 more of Dan 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 Island!

Author's Note: While Waiting for Love is *more or less* intended to be a stand-alone story, you'll enjoy it so much more if you read the earlier books first:

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

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single little thing about Longing For Love!!! It was simply PERFECT!! I think that it is definitely my favorite of the series so far!! I love Blaine and Tiffany and I love how Marie Force wrote their relationship with such a mixture of love and laughter. I was sucked in immediately and I never wanted to leave!! Blaine *sigh* I never wanted Longing For Love to end and I found myself trying to read slower to prolong the story. I wasn't ready to leave Gansett Island!! Just an awesome book filled with romance, love, laughter, tears, conflict, a little angst, HOT SEX, more laughter and more tears~everything that I have come to expect and love from Marie Force and this series." BEST OF THE BEST rating." --Belle's Book Bag

Editorial Reviews

Belle's BookBag
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE every single little thing about Longing For Love!!! It was simply PERFECT!! I think that it is definitely my favorite of the series so far!! I love Blaine and Tiffany and I love how Marie Force wrote their relationship with such a mixture of love and laughter. I was sucked in immediately and I never wanted to leave!! Blaine *sigh* I never wanted Longing For Love to end and I found myself trying to read slower to prolong the story. I wasn't ready to leave Gansett Island!!
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!" --USA Today's Happy Ever After on HOPING FOR LOVE
USA Today - 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!" --USA Today's Happy Ever After on HOPING FOR LOVE
Night Owl Reviews
"I always look forward to a Marie Force release. She manages to create lovable characters who can get a reader to fall in love with them in as little as five words (Hi, my name is...). There is something special about the group that lives on Gansett Island. It's always enjoyable to be able to reconnect with our friends from previous stories, drop in on their lives or meet new friends. They're a fun, friendly, loving group of people who make you want to go back to Gansett Island again and again."
Joyfully Reviewed
"Ms. Force has the ability to make you fall in love with her Island and all of the quirky and sweet characters that reside there. I can't wait to read the next story in this fantastic series! FALLING FOR LOVE is another keeper in the McCarthy's of Gansett Island series!" ----Joyfully Reviewed

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016398143
Publisher:
HTJB, Inc.
Publication date:
02/18/2013
Series:
McCarthys of Gansett Island Series , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
12,829
File size:
839 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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Waiting for Love, The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 8 4.6 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 164 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh My another fantastic book but now I'm sad because I finished reading it. Loved Adam & Abby and the great way you keep all the characters involved. Now what to read next as I've been anticipating for this book:-( .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read as always and I love how she includes all past characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the way Marie develops all past and new characters in each book. It truly makes you feel like you might run into them on the island. Thank you for another wonderful addition in the series!
PhoebesGrammy More than 1 year ago
Once again Marie Forece blows it out of the water! Waiting for Love will not disappoint. She weaves the stories of the characters we have come to know and love right into the story of the present. If you are looking for a great read that weaves all emotions into one fabulous tapestry, you have landed in the right spot. Congratulations, Marie Force, on another job well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the first book of this Series Maid for Love in my library and finally got around to reading it and was blown away before I even finished reading it I purchased the rest of the series and I am so happy I did I loved the journey I went on with each book I call it my Gansett Island soap opera and became highly addicted to it I am sad to have just finished last book but am looking forward to the next one I absolutely cannot wait Marie Force does an amazing job keeping you captivated through the whole series with every emotion you can think of including humor which I loved I found myself laughing out loud many times during the series I highly recommend this series you wont be sorry because once you start you wont be able to stop. Happy Reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Besides books 1 and 7 this was by far one of my favorites. It was emotional funny and so everyday life. I love the way that you always know what's going on with characters from previous books. Great Read I want to move to Gansett Island
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
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badkat17us 5 months ago
This is the 8th book in this series and I think you should read them in order to fully get the story. This book focuses on Adam and Abby (Grant’s ex-fiancé). Both Adam and Abby are back on the island and they happened to come back on the same ferry. That is how they reconnected. Abby has called off yet another engagement. Everything was different with Cal in Texas. Sure he spent a lot of time with his mother and at work which didn’t leave much for her but that isn’t what caused Abby to leave. No another woman was. Twice now Abby has left the island for a man she was in love with and twice no good came of it. She has sworn to curse, drink, sleep around, and more. She is going to be a new Abby. Adam has lost his company and his girlfriend in one swoop. After finding Abby in the bar drunk on tequila and surrounded by men Adam takes her to her room where so tells him some embarrassing secrets. The next morning Adam lets her know that he wants to help her and if she is going to sleep with anyone he wants it to be him. Will it turn into something more? How will Grant take the news of one of his brothers dating his ex? Adam and Abby find an attraction to each other after knowing each other for so long and never really giving each other a second look. Is it a matter of right time, time place? As always there are other couples starting or continuing in this book. The boys are all recovering from the accident in the previous book. Grant is taking it harder than others. Owen and Laura get some unexpected news as well as Ned and Francine. I can’t say how much I love these characters enough. These books are fantastic and always leave you wanting more. Marie Force you are a fantastic author. As always I can’t wait to read the next one.
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LittleBookie More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all of the McCarthys of Gansett Island books, I wish that Marie would continue with this series like in a follow up series as to how all of the McCarthy couples and their families grew up and their children and grandchildren are doing. There is enough content in each of those individual books that Marie could easily make another series of books. One could only hope. EXCELLENT JOB MARIE FORCE, ONE OF THE GREATEST SERIES OF BOOKS I HAVE READ.
MamaJillJH More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed stories of the entire family. Wish there were more!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marie Force is my new favorite author! I have fallen in love with all of her characters. I have a difficult time putting her books down.
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I was wondering if poor Abby would do...love these books
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MichelleKemp More than 1 year ago
5 Stars I loved Adam to me he is so different from his brothers . Thw wholes series is great can't wait to read Book 9 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots and lots of adventure and excitment.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All of this series is sooooo goooood I am a romantic at heart love happy endings!!! Please keep them coming.