Waiting for Love (Gansett Island Series #8)

Waiting for Love (Gansett Island Series #8)

by Marie Force


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ISBN-13: 9781942295235
Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
Publication date: 02/18/2013
Series: Gansett Island Series , #8
Pages: 370
Sales rank: 99,929
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(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
“I’m absolutely, positively, totally andcompletelydone with men,” the woman sitting behind Adam McCarthy announced—loudly—to everyone on the noon ferry to Gansett Island. “Done, done,done.”

The voice was familiar, so he sat up taller, hoping to overhear enough to figure out who she was without having to get involved.

“I’ve followed two men to the ends of the earth and regretted it both times. From now on, I’m off men. You heard it here first.”

A slight slur to her words had him wondering if she’d been drinking.Who cares? What business is it of yours? Ignore her.

“Did I mention I’mdonewith men?”

Adam had no idea who she was talking to, and figuring that out would require him to turn around. And there was no way he was turning around. He had his own problems and no desire to take on someone else’s, even if it was possible that he knew her. He knew a lot of people. That didn’t mean he had to jump to their rescue when they were on the verge of making fools of themselves.

With the day stormy and the seas rough, the woman played to a captive audience inside the crowded cabin. Adam was used to rough rides. He’d been taking the ferry all his life. Others weren’t so fortunate, and the distinctive sound of barfing soon filled the airless cabin.

Rough seas and rocking boats had never made him sick. The smell of vomit, however… No one was immune to that. He got up and told himself to get out of there. Walk to the door and the fresh air… But curiosity got the better of him, and he made the huge mistake of turning around.

His mouth fell open when he saw his brother Grant’s ex-girlfriend Abby Callahan scrambling for the garbage can.

While she was violently ill, Adam stood paralyzed with indecision. She hadn’t seen him, so he could still get out of there unscathed. And then, as if Adam had conjured him from a dream, Big Mac McCarthy’s voice sounded in his conscience, warning of dire consequences if Adam walked away from a family friend in her time of need.

Not for the first time in his adult life, Adam cursed the values his father had hammered into him and his brothers from the time they were young boys.

He took a deep breath he instantly regretted due to the pervasive smell of vomit filling the cabin, choked back a wave of nausea, walked toward her, took her by the arm, and escorted her outside.

Naturally, she fought him off. “What do you think you’re doing?” Her words were garbled and slurred, and she smelled as if she’d spilled an entire bottle of eighty-proof something or other on her clothes.

“Did you sleep in a bar last night?” he asked when they were outside and both taking deep, gulping breaths of cold, damp, fresh air.

“Adam,” she gasped when she realized who he was. “No, I didnotsleep in a bar. I had two drinks on the plane this morning, and the man in the next seat spilled his tequila all over me.”

Adam cringed at the thought of tequila for breakfast. Those days were a distant memory. “As I recall, you don’t drink.”

She wobbled when the boat pitched violently to the side, and he steadied her with a hand to her arm. “I do now,” she said as she pushed him away. “I’m all done being a nice girl who does what everyone expects of her. I’m going to drink and party and curse like a sailor and have sex with strangers and…” Her chin began to quiver.

“Don’t you dare cry.”

“I’ll cry if I want to. I’ll do any damned thing I want.”

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Waiting for Love 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 165 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
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Loved it
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badkat17us More than 1 year 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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