Maid for Love (Gansett Island Series #1)

Maid for Love (Gansett Island Series #1)

by Marie Force

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She made her bed, but she doesn’t have to sleep in it . . .
Single mom Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island. For visitors, it’s a place for fun in the sun, but for Maddie it holds only bad memories and ugly rumors. Yet no sooner than she’s decided to leave Gansett behind, she’s knocked off her bike en route to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Gansett Island Hotel—by none other than Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy.
Mac has returned to the Rhode Island beach town to help his father prepare to sell the family marina—and he has no intention of sticking around a minute longer than necessary. But when he realizes he’s badly injured Maddie, he knows he has to do the right thing. When Mac decides to help her heal and care for her young son, he discovers he just may be “maid” for love . . .
Praise for Marie Force and her novels
“With the McCarthys of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again.”
—Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of the Serendipity series
“Force excels at creating characters readers can identify with and care about.” 

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420146875
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 04/24/2018
Series: Gansett Island Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 134,246
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler,Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. All together, her books have sold 6 million copies worldwide. Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can, and to never be on a flight that makes the news. Please visit her online at

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Maid for Love 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 482 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While the book was NOT fantastic or great, it was a decent to good read for the most part. A predictable storyline with twists and turns, I do believe in love at first sight, but the writer's weak transitions left me disappointed. Some of her word choices had me scratching my head. The ending was stronger than I anticipated. I will read the next one in the series though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good bodice-ripper. As for those who didn't like the sex....umm...have you ever read books in this genre before?! That's what it is! If you don't like the genre, don't read it! At least it wasn't a typical free "romance" book with preachy biblical overtones...there's been too many of those lately.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would have enjoyed it more without the sex. A great author doesnt need to add smut. And this is a great author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While this book has an interesting premise, quickly the reader discoveries there is no depth....even though the hero has no experience with children, he does not have any trouble bathing or changing diapers, etc.... the entire story is like that -- the hero is perfect, the heroine completely wronged and misunderstood by the entire town....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series highly recommend all four books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first book i've read from Marie Force but it won't be the last. Very enjoyable reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Humor, love, sex, sweet. imagine; if falling off your bike is the best thing that ever happened to you, than you have to read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg loved it so much.. I was laughing out loud with maddis sarcasim and crying along with their pain. . Newest obession cant wait to read them all
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It made me cry. So beautiful. Well written. Sooo recomended. If Mac knocked me off my bike and took care of me i would sooo die of pleasure. Even when they did it wow. Just read it. -K
LaurenDabney More than 1 year ago
This was a cute story. It was not exceptional, I wasn't dying to turn the page to see what happened next, but I enjoyed it. The plot was predictable, the characters somewhat shallow. It passed the time, though, and it was enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!! This is a must read -- I read Book 1 Maid for Love on a Friday and am already on book 8 !! Maid for Love is the intro to the McCarthy family and the romance of Mac and Maddie! Marie Force does an exceptional job of updating all characters with each book!
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DunnFunKat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the first book in the McCarthys of Gansett Island series and the story is about Mac McCarthy who comes home for a visit and meets Maddie and falls in love. At first it seems way to fast for a couple to fall in love but I have met people that actually fell in love that quickly and are still happily married 30 and 40 years later. So, I actually felt like it was a sweet story.
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Good sweet story. A tad predictable but still couldnt pyt it down.
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
This is the first by Marie Force that I have read and it was fantastic. This book completely pulled me in right away. Marie Force writes a story that makes you wish you could be friends with the characters and live where they live. I felt for the characters and was pulling for them so much. In this book Mac McCarthy has come back to help his parents but doesn’t plan to stay. He wants to get in and get out. He is on a forced leave from work on doctor’s orders. All his plans change quickly after arriving on the island. He steps off the curb and right into Maddie, knocking her off her bike and badly injuring her in the process. Maddie can’t work with her injuries and then there is her son and taking care of him. Mac offers to cover her shifts and his family’s hotel and help care for her son. After all it’s his fault she is hurt. There is just something about Maddie that brings all kinds of things that Mac has never felt before to the surface. He wants to help her, protect her, and so much more. Maddie isn’t so receptive to Mac’s help much less anything else from him. Maddie refuses to acknowledge what she feels for Mac. Maddie has a reputation that is undeserved and comes from her high school days. Maddie tries to stay out of way as much as possible and just live day to day. Mac wants to fix everything for her. Will Maddie accept Mac’s help? Will Mac be able to prove to Maddie that he is different from all the other men she has encountered before? I can’t say enough about how much I love this book. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series. Marie is fantastic author. This series is a must read for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hardly ever read books more then once. But this one I did. And it was even better the second time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the Gansett Island books. This is a great start for the series.
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