Falling for Love (Gansett Island Series #4)

Falling for Love (Gansett Island Series #4)

by Marie Force


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With more than 1.5 million copies of the New York Times Bestselling McCarthys of Gansett Island Series sold since MAID FOR LOVE debuted in April 2011, this series has quickly become a fan favorite!


Since he won the Academy Award for best original screenplay a few years ago, Grant McCarthy's personal and professional lives have fallen apart. Abby, the woman he was supposed to marry, is engaged to someone else, and Grant is back at home on Gansett Island helping to run the family marina business while his father recovers from a serious injury. While all Grant's focus should be on winning back the love of his life, pesky Stephanie, who runs the marina restaurant, is working her way under his skin and into his bed. As Tropical Storm Hailey cuts off Gansett Island from the mainland, Grant suspects Stephanie is hiding something big from her past. When he finds out what it is, what will be more important to him? Winning Abby back or helping Stephanie to right a terrible wrong?

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

Book 13: Love After Dark

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942295198
Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2012
Series: Gansett Island Series , #4
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 127,497
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

With more than 4 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 40 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published Gansett Island Series has sold 2 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. Marie's new erotic Quantum Trilogy was released under the name of M.S. Force in April 2015, and all three books were New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. The trilogy is now set to become a series.

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Chapter 1
This whole thing was Janey’s fault. If she hadn’t gotten married, Grant wouldn’t have had to watchhiswoman, wearing a slinky, sexy bridesmaid gown, prance around at the wedding with her newfiancéhanging all over her. If it hadn’t been for Janey and her stupid wedding, Grant wouldn’t have felt the need to make Abby jealous by dancing with Stephanie from the marina.

Too bad it hadn’t ended there. No, he’d had to make sure Abby wastrulyjealous by leaving with Stephanie. And now, as the hammer in his head reminded him of how much alcohol it had taken to get through the nuptials, the warm body sleeping next to him was an even bigger reminder of what a disaster last night had been.

Damn Janey and her damned wedding.

Grant was trying frantically to remember just how far things had gone with Stephanie. He was pretty sure there’d been some kissing in the cab on the way to his now-married sister’s place. Janey had traded him the use of her house in exchange for pet-sitting duties while she and Joe were on their honeymoon. Since their mother had been driving him crazy with questions about the mess he’d made of his life, it had seemed like a good deal at the time because it would get him out of his parents’ house. But now he was mad with his sister for getting married in the first place, and the sweet deal didn’t seem so sweet anymore.

He wished he could escape, but he couldn’t exactly leave his one-night stand in his sister’s bed. What to do?

Then the warm body stirred.

Grant stayed perfectly still, hoping she wouldn’t look at him or, God forbid, try to talk to him. He’d been with Abby so long he’d never had the chance to indulge in one-night stands. He had no idea what the etiquette was, and with a thousand hammers at work in his head, he had no desire to figure it out.

Out of the corner of his eye, he watched Stephanie—ohJesus, she was totally naked—slide from the bed and get busy rounding up her clothes. Still pretending to be asleep, he caught glimpses of small breasts and pretty pink nipples that quickly had the attention of a part of him that didn’t know enough to fake sleep. As his cock rubbed against the sheet, he realized he was naked, too.

He was desperately trying to remember how he’d ended up naked in bed with Stephanie, but he couldn’t recall a single thing after being in the cab. Not that being naked with Stephanie hadn’t crossed his mind far too often in the last few weeks. . . He’d even bought condoms, just in case his horny body won the war with his better judgment. But he’d never expected to actually gothroughwith it. Maybe he hadn’t. Maybe nothing actually happened. That was possible, right? Naked didn’t automatically mean sex, did it?

Shit, shit,shit! If Abby heard about this, he’d never get her back, not to mention what his father, who’d taken a special interest in Stephanie since she came to work for them, would have to say about it.

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Falling for Love: The Mccarthys of Gansett Island, Book 4 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 185 reviews.
Stephyb More than 1 year ago
After 4 books in the series you would think the story about the McCarthys would run it's course but with Marie Force as the author you are sorely mistaken. This series just keeps getting better and better. You will fall in love with every single charater . Once you start make sure you have enough time to read the whole book you will not be able to put it down. Can not wait for the 5th book to come out This spring.
donnasilDS More than 1 year ago
It is a great read and you don't want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like this author but this book had way to much going on...there were three different stories going on at the same time. Took to much focus away from the main couple...iwould like to read more of Owen and Lauras story though
frosty1 More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Marie Force, which is why it pains me to admit...I really didn't like this book. There was a LOT going on in this book. To me, it didn't seem like there was one focused couple. Not only did Grant and Stephanie get a storyline, but in come Mac and Maddie....then Francine and Ned had quite a story to tell as well. There was a little triangle with David, Joe and Janey...I admit it didn't last long, but I felt it was unnecessary. The ending really annoyed me, it was so...abrupt. I admit, I did like getting to visit with Mac, Maddie, Joe and Janey...but it just seemed to much to cram it all in one book. My favorite part of the book, was the birth of the baby. There was so much emotion packed in that delivery room it was very well written. I am the first to say, I understand not everyone likes every book, this just happens to be one I didn't care for.
CityBella More than 1 year ago
I am still loving Gansett Island Series!  I especially love that we get to keep up with all the characters that too me is the best. Grant McCarthy has returned home after a tragic accident happened injuring Luke, Mac, & Big Mac! While home he also find out his ex fiance Abby has moved on with her life & is now engaged to another man name Cal Maitland!  Whom by the way happens to be the new doctor in town!  While still wanting her back & realizing he messed up he meets a girl named Stephanie & who knew the romance that would unfold between those two! Its juicy & romantic so you might wanna read the book to find out all the sweet, loving & exotic details! Also do not forget that with each book you learn even more on the previous characters & what is now going on in their lives :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait until the next one comes out! This whole series has been wonderful!
eyeread4pleasure More than 1 year ago
I will buy another of her series
KatieCM More than 1 year ago
love this whole series.
Pinky47 More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love w/Marie Force's McCarthys of Gansett series and this fourth one is right up there w/the others. I loved it and read the book in one night! This family and friends that live on this island are so fascinating. Marie keeps me wanting more and more...you got to read the series and you will not be disappointed for sure.
MarthaV More than 1 year ago
Although I'm not much of a romance reader, this series is one that I will follow until the end! (Which is hopefully never.) The McCarthy men are the quintessential knights on white horses, and gorgeous to boot. Can't wait to read more about them!
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Rented from local library. It's just as great as the other three. Love this series!
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This is the forth book in this series and I think they should be read in order to get the full story. This book focuses on Mac’s brother Grant and Stephanie a girl who works at their family’s marina restaurant. You read a little bit about Grant and Stephanie in the previous book. This book picks up the day after Janey and Joe’s wedding. The island is hit with a tropical storm and no one is going anywhere anytime soon. Grant wakes up and finds himself in bed with Stephanie; both of them are naked. Grant can’t remember much from the night before. Stephanie and Grant have a snarky back and forth kind of relationship prior to sleeping together. Grant is finally being to realize that he won’t be getting another shot with Abby and finds himself more and more attracted to Stephanie. Stephanie has a secret of her own and has been dealing with it for some time. While Grant and her relationship has just been physical once he hears her story something changes for him. Steph has only been allowing herself to think of it as just sex she feels the change as well. Now that Grant knows her story it brings out a protective side of him and he wants to do everything he can to help her. Will Grant to be able to convince Steph to allow him to help? You get to read about all the character once again in this book. I love that about this series. Once again there are some side relationships and stories in this book involving other characters. Once again I can’t say enough about this series or Marie Force. I can’t recommend this series enough. I already have the next book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Third book in the series that I've read, and all were very well written. Off to buy another!
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Enjoy Marie Force books. Am a romantic, so enjoy her love stories. Sometimes wonder about meeting someone and then they end up in bed.
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The McCarthys are one of my favorite families. A must read But start from book 1 and youll be addicted
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I love this series and can't wait for the next.
quilterKT More than 1 year ago
I loved this whole series. I loved how the characters continued to be part of the on going series. However, once we got a few books in, there were so many characters that it got a little difficult to keep up. I believe the author is letting some of the characters go without them being referenced which i appreciate after book 8 or 9. But this did feel like a series where some books reference the previous characters once and you didn't really need to read the previous books. Not sure if I'll keep up with the series since I'll forget who everyone is by the time the next book comes out.
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