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Time for Love (Gansett Island Series #9)
     

Time for Love (Gansett Island Series #9)

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by Marie Force
 

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Time for Love

The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series

Dr. David Lawrence has spent the last two years atoning for his sins and recovering from the devastating breakup with Gansett Island golden girl Janey McCarthy. As the island's only doctor, he's had ample opportunity to show his fellow island residents that there's more to him than the guy who disappointed

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Time for Love

The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series

Dr. David Lawrence has spent the last two years atoning for his sins and recovering from the devastating breakup with Gansett Island golden girl Janey McCarthy. As the island's only doctor, he's had ample opportunity to show his fellow island residents that there's more to him than the guy who disappointed Janey so profoundly. Now if only he could find a way to forgive himself, he might be able to move on with his life without the woman he'd expected to love forever...

Daisy Babson, probationary director of housekeeping at McCarthy's Gansett Island Inn, is in bad need of a fresh start after her relationship with Truck Henry took a violent turn, leaving her battered and broken-in more ways than one. As she recovers from her injuries, her days are made brighter by her visits with David Lawrence. The kind and caring doctor who tended to her after the attack has become much more than a friend to her in recent weeks.

Will these two wounded hearts take comfort from one another and move forward on a new path toward love together? Or will ghosts from the past derail them before they get the chance for their own happily ever after?
Catch up with many of your favorite characters from earlier books in the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, and get set for another summer of love on Gansett!

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:
9781942295242
Publisher:
HTJB, Inc. powered by EverAfter Romance
Publication date:
07/23/2015
Series:
Gansett Island Series , #9
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
672,862
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Chapter 1
Daisy scurried about the spacious living room, picking up toys, folding blankets, plumping pillows and generally doing anything she could to stay busy. It had taken forever to get her friend Maddie's three-year-old son Thomas into bed. He'd been excited to have Daisy babysit for him and his sister Hailey, and Daisy was praying she'd heard the last of both kids as she prepared for her special guest.

Thinking of him made her stomach flutter with nerves. Why in the world had she invited him to come over to keep her company after the kids went to bed? Why in the world was she running around Mac and Maddie's house, straightening up as if it were her own home? As if she'd ever live anywhere this nice.

Maddie sure had tumbled into a pot of gold when she met and married Mac McCarthy. Not that Daisy begrudged her friend's happiness. Quite the opposite, in fact. Maddie was one of the best friends Daisy had ever had, and no one deserved to be happy more than Maddie did.

It's just that sometimes Daisy wondered if she'd ever find the kind of happiness Maddie had with her devoted husband. Daisy's most recent relationship with Truck Henry had turned into a disaster when he got violent with her—more than once. That was over now, and for good this time.

She'd learned her lesson about giving second chances to people who didn't deserve them. Too bad she'd had to suffer badly bruised ribs and a host of other injuries before she wised up. She'd rather not think about those unhappy memories when her new friend David Lawrence was coming over to hang out with her.

Whyhad she invited him?

It had been a weak moment the night before. He'd taken her out for a lovely dinner at Stephanie's Bistro and had asked what she was doing the next night, which was how she'd ended up inviting him to her babysitting gig.

Now she felt like a foolish teenager waiting for the captain of the football team to show up. No doubt he had far better things to do than hang out with her on one of his rare nights off. He'd probably felt obligated to accept her invitation, and the whole thing would be painfully awkward.

When it came right down to it, they had absolutely nothing in common. She was a hard-working—if perpetually poor—housekeeper at the McCarthy's hotel, and he was the island's only doctor. She'd come from a family that invented the term dysfunctional, whereas he'd been raised with his sisters on the island and gone to a top college and medical school in Boston.

She'd dated one loser after another, while he'd been engaged to Mac's sister, Janey McCarthy Cantrell. Janey was married now to Joe Cantrell and expecting their first child at the end of the summer.

Daisy had never heard what went wrong between David and Janey, but their long relationship had ended suddenly two summers ago. She could've asked Maddie and almost had a few times, but she'd been unable to bring herself to actually ask.

In the meantime, David had been so nice about coming by to check on her injuries and gentle with her as she recovered. They'd fallen into an unlikely friendship that continued when she stopped by the clinic a couple of times to share the influx of food her friends had brought her. David worked so hard that he often missed meals, and it had seemed only fitting to share with him when he'd been so good to her.

It was foolish, she knew, to let her heart get all pitter-pattery over a guy who was just being nice to her because that was his job. It was doubly foolish, she also knew, to nurture the world-class crush that had come from his many kindnesses. Thus, it was triply foolish to be hoping that something might come of the time they'd been spending together.

Meet 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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Time for Love 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 158 reviews.
truereader More than 1 year ago
One of the best books in the series! David & Daisy have wonderful chemistry and what a touching story the two share.  Nice job, Marie, writing this book!  Absolutely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This newest book definately does not disappoint! I love catching up with past characters while reading about new love! I cannot wait to see what else is in store for some of the islanders!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marie is a outstanding writer that makes her characters seem like part of the family. Each additional book in the series hooks you in further and has you counting the months until a new addition is available. Thank you again for all of the updates with the other island residents. I am anxiously awaiting the next book!
meggue More than 1 year ago
Marie Force is one of the best authors I have come across in a long time. I have read every book in the Gansett Island Series. Once you read the first book you will be totally hooked! You will get to know all the characters in her stories and you will feel like you are a part of their life and family. I have also read her "Fatal Series" -- absolutely wonderful. Romance and mystery have made her Fatal series almost impossible to put down. Read Marie Force --- you won't be sorry! You will definitely keep going back for more.
bonjovi01 More than 1 year ago
I finished Time for Love this am. I really loved it I knew I would! This entire series has been amazing. This book was about David and Daisy and of course some of my favorites- Mac and Maddie, Tiffany and Blaine, Joe and Janey and of course Caroline and Seamus. I laughed out loud with the incident with Maddie and Thomas! I sobbed with the Janey and Joe scene-it took me several minutes to compose myself so that I could continue to read on. Marie Force you have once again outdone yourself with this book and this series. I can not wait for the next one! Thank you for writing these I am forever a fan.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
awesome book.. they keep getting better and better!!! deserves 10 stars but will give it 5 cause that's all BN will let me give!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book...and all the books she has written. By far my favorite author ever!! Cant wait for the next one or the new series she will be starting!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome!!! Another great read of the series.... Keep it up Marie Force!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series just gets better with each book!! Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow!  I finished this one by flashlight due to power outage.
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badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This is the 9th book in this series and I recommend they be read in order to fully get the story. This book focuses on Daisy and David (Janey’s ex-fiancé). David has been living in a bit of a fog since he royally messed things up with Janey. He took the job as the island doc after Cal had to leave because of his mother’s stroke. It was a job he had always thought he would have so didn’t give it a second though at the time. However he is feeling out of sorts now because of how things ended with Janey and the island gossip being what it is. He meets Daisy when she is brought into the clinic after her then boyfriend Truck beat on her. This started their unlikely romance. He began checking on her after on her after he was done at the clinic and then began bringing him food at the clinic. They discovered that they may be able to help each other move forward and be just what the other needs. Will Daisy be ready so quickly after what has recently happened? As with the other books in this series, other relationships are talked about in this book. Janey and Joe have a bit of excitement in this book as well as Tiffany and Blaine. Seamus and Carolina have their spot also. These characters and their stories are so fantastic I can’t put it into words. I am always excited to immediately jump into the next to read more about everyone. Marie Force I can’t say enough about you and have been recommending you to all my friends who read. This series is a MUST READ. So much happens and the stories and characters suck me right in. If only there was more time in the day to read. Off to read book 10.
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Loved it
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sueb913 More than 1 year ago
Just love the island of Gansett and the stories!
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She just annoys me plus with reviewer caro and seamus not cool
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I love the story of David and Daisy. I also love the twist and action the story takes.