Fool for Love (Gansett Island Series #2)

Fool for Love (Gansett Island Series #2)

by Marie Force


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Fool for Love (Gansett Island Series #2) by Marie Force

The McCarthys of Gansett Island: Book 2

Joe Cantrell, owner of the Gansett Island Ferry Company, has been in love with Janey McCarthy for as long as he can remember. At the same time, Janey has been dating or engaged to doctor-in-training David Lawrence. When things go horribly wrong between David and Janey, she calls her "fifth brother" Joe, one of the few people in her close circle who lives on the mainland. Janey decides a few days with Joe is just what she needs before she goes home to the island to face her parents and family with the news of her broken engagement. It was bad enough for Joe loving Janey from afar, but having her in his house is pure torture. Will he take advantage of this opportunity to show her what they could have together? And what will Joe's best friend and Janey's protective older brother Mac have to say about it?

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: 9781942295174
Publisher: HTJB, Inc. powered by EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 05/26/2011
Series: Gansett Island Series , #2
Pages: 260
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
The phone call Joe Cantrell had waited half his life to receive came in around nine on an otherwise average Tuesday evening. He’d put in a twelve-hour day on the ferries, done four round-trips to the island, and had just sat down to eat when his cell phone rang. Since he’d been in a foul mood all day, tortured by images of Janey in Boston with her fiancé, he’d almost ignored the call. Thank God he grabbed it on the last ring before voicemail picked up.


One word set his heart to racing. He’d know that voice anywhere. “Janey? Why are you calling me when you’re visiting David?” He kept his tone light, but just saying the guy’s name made Joe sick. He couldn’t stand the way David went weeks, sometimes months, without so much as a visit to his fiancée. Sometimes Joe wished he didn’t have front-row access to who came and went from the island. Some things he was better off not knowing.

He’d seen her earlier in the day, skipping ont the ferry on her way to surprise her doctor-in-training for their anniversary. Thirteen years together. Lucky thirteen, she’d joked. Joe had found nothing funny about it.

“I need. . .”

Was shecrying? “Janey, honey. What do you need?”


Joe almost swallowed his tongue. How long had he fantasized about hearing those very words from her? Forever, or so it seemed. “What’s wrong?”

“My car broke down on 95, just south of Foxboro.”

Why was she south of Boston when she’d gone to visit David for a few days? “Where’s David?”

“I’m callingyou, Joe. Can you come?” More sniffling. “What was I thinking? It’s too far—”

He was already leaving a cloud of dust behind his red pickup as he peeled out of the driveway. “Don’t be ridiculous. I’ll be there in less than an hour.” Under normal circumstances, it would take much longer to reach her, but these were anything but normal circumstances. Something had happened. Something bad. If the bad thing was between her and David, then all of Joe’s dreams had finally come true. But hers had been crushed. He had to remember that. No matter what this night might bring, he couldn’t forget that she’d been with David for almost as long as Joe had harbored a secret, burning love for his best friend’s little sister.

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Fool for Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 324 reviews.
BookaholicTracy More than 1 year ago
This was a great read and I liked it as much as the first book of the series. The writing is beautiful, the story wonderful. an excellent summer read!
Karen Johnson More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with romance and hot scenes. Characters are carried over from the first book to this one and we are introduced to some new characters. More family dynamics are brought out. One guys stupid action lays the groundwork for an entire new romance. Hope we find where the romance is headed in book three. Don't give up on the series! The more you read, the better it gets!
tdcole07 More than 1 year ago
After wasting all that time being engaged to a man and being in a long distance relationship, Janey finally attempts to right the wrongs in her life. Good for her for seducing a man even though it was a little wrong since she figured out pretty quickly that he loved her. I admired Joe for taking her as she was while trying to guard his heart at the same time. He didn't tell her how stupid she was for not just ending everything with her fiance right away or give her an ultimatum. He just basked in the joy of being with her. In this story the author really tells Janey's story and you realize how gullible she was about her fiance. Granted, she was in love but still. How can you be with someone who doesn't feel that your education is as important as his, who takes his time to call you back, who rarely visits? My heart almost broke for Joe when he overheard her say some things out of anger but was fairly happy with his midievil antics at the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Quick read but predictable and too much sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great love story. Great leason, if he doesn't encourage you to reach your goals run the other way. He just isn't worth your time.
ssmommie75TB More than 1 year ago
I am really loving this series.  Fool for Love is a great book with a wonderful story line and romance.
lovestoryreaderNM More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed getting to know the characters in Marie's stories. I love the way she keeps them showing up in all the books. Awesome!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these books
urbangirl72 More than 1 year ago
I liked the 1st book. Bought this one and liked it even more. I connected right off with the storyline and the main hero/heroine. Great tie in to other characters that just brings you back wanting more. I like "some" series about whole townspeople/setting like Robyn Carr and this is a winner. I think you need to start at 1 to fully wallow in each character but don't let it stop you from starting anywhere the storyline grabs you first. The steamy scenes are just right and not over the top. I admit if the love scenes are duds the book loses my interest. Read, enjoy living through this town as I am.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this author by accident and really enjoy reading about this family. The characters are so real and enjoy watching their lives unfold. I plan on ready every this author writes. A really great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To wait so long. Can love really be possible
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One word Awesome!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've enjoyed reading about the McCarthy's. I've read several of the books, but have not finished the series. My only problem with this series, is the length of the books. Seems there is so much catching up from other books and way too much explicit sex scenes. If all that's taken away, there is a great story, but just not long enough. Would have rather had less sex scenes and two of the characters in one book. Love reading them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite Gansett Island Couple! I love their chemistry!
Anonymous 11 months ago
Loved the first book. Had a little trouble with this second book, because of the main characters. Janey was an adult, but you'd never know it by her "little girl" needs and impulsive, whiney actions. Found it hard to believe she was in a 13-year relationship and still needed her daddy to comfort her so much. As for Joe, his undying love for all those years is a little unbelievable, too. The other characters in the book and their stories carried the story for me. Hope the next book is as good as the first.
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Most everyone on the island knows all the other people. Joe and Janey learn to solve their problems. Janey is a little immature at times with her desires but otherwise it's agood story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read the other book leading up to this one also . Both are great .
robodogs More than 1 year ago
everything about this book and series is amazing. get lost on a wonderful island with loads of wonderful people.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I began to read this book, I realized I had already read a previous one where Mac meets Maddie; so, I knew I was in for an interesting story. I was not let down. The characters are well written and relatively believable (for a romance novel). I can heartily recommend this.
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A beatiful hot love story