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Maid for Love (McCarthys of Gansett Island Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

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! See where it all began for FREE!

The McCarthys of Gansett Island: Book 1

Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.

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

"With the McCarthy's of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again." Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author of the Serendipity series.

"No one tells a love story like Marie Force or makes characters come alive for the readers. She has an incredible ability to pull you into the story and long after you finish the book the scenes still play out in your head and your heart. The McCarthys of Gansett Island sets a very high standard for all other series." Desiree Holt, author of the popular Phoenix Agency and Naked Cowboys series

About the Author

Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 25 contemporary romances, including the Green Mountain Series, the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the Fatal Series, the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie. Visit Marie’s website at marieforce.com. Subscribe to updates from Marie about new books and other news at marieforce.com/subscribe/. Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook at facebook.com/MarieForceAuthor. Join one of her many reader groups! View the list at marieforce.com/connect/. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1800 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc. (28 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004YKZIGI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,079 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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With more than 3 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1.3 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 Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. Your Love is All I Need, book 1 in her new Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller in February 2014. The second book, Let Me Hold Your Hand, will be out in June, and the third book, I Saw You Standing There, is coming in November. In 2014, Marie will have eight mass-market print releases--the first five Fatal Series books from Harlequin and the first three Green Mountain Series books from Berkley. Her most recent book, Fatal Jeopardy, book 7 in the Fatal Series, released on March 24, 2014, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. She recently agreed to a major three-book deal with Berkley for her upcoming contemporary Quantum Series, featuring Hollywood heavy-hitters who are determined to remain single until love changes their plans.

While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.

Join Marie's mailing list at http://marieforce.com/ for news about new books and other possible appearances in your area.

Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MarieForceAuthor/.

Join one of Marie's many reader groups by viewing the complete listing at http://marieforce.com/connect/. 

Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.



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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Maid For Love 25 July 2011
By Mich_Mc
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Maddie Chester has been haunted since school by rumours, never shaking them even years later. Rumours further fuelled when Maddie turns up pregnant with no father in sight. On her way to work Maddie gets knocked off her bike by Mac, unable to work Mac fills in for Maddie so she doesn't lose her job. Maid For Love follows Mac as he inserts himself into Maddie's life, Maddie fights him every step of the way, unwilling to believe that he may actually care about her.

It's a well written, feel good story. Mac has his moments, where he acts like a typical guy and others where he is too good to be true. Maddie... what can I say about Maddie? She's had a tough life but she's not bitter because of it, her outer shell may be tougher but she's still vulnerable on the inside and I found myself willing good things to happen to her. Thomas, her 9 month old son is adorable and a nice addition to the story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Simply awful 31 May 2014
By Abigail
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I realise there are certain expectations to be met in this genre, and as a once off read it might deliver on those for some. However, I made the mistake of reading this straight after another from the Marie Force. Essentially the same story with names and places changed. Predictable, unrealistic and stale.

Didn't bother completing it, drivel!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fine for a freebie 11 April 2013
By Teaney
Format:Kindle Edition
It's a romance/love story with the usual conflict storyline.....and it was free. It ticked my boxes from the outset.

The storyline, though well written was a bit weak.
Bloke knocks girl off bike and within 24 hrs he's practically moved in and declaring his love for her.
I knew the story had to move fast, but blimey where's the courting stage!

Obvious that there's a follow up when there was a whole chapter about Mac's sister and his mate that was never touched on further. Plus you never really get to understand why Maddie's sister is so bitter, or Mac's Mum...but that's a whole other book, I guess!

Fine for an afternoon read, not taxing at all, and not overtly sexual
Just all round OK.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ROMANTIC LOVE STORY 13 July 2011
By L. Sims TOP 100 REVIEWER
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This is the first book in a new series from Marie Force. First up is the oldest son of the McCarthy family Mac. He lives off of Gansett island where he grew up, he is returning for a forced vacation as he has been overdoing it work wise. Maddie Chester has lived on the island all of her life, with a troubled background she is not well thought of by the other inhabitants of the island. The day Mac returns to the island he steps out in front of Maddie's bike and they have an accident Maddie's is quite badly hurt, and Mac insists on taking care of her and her baby boy Thomas. The attraction between the two is instant. But Maddie holds back from Mac he is from a rich and important family on the island whereas she is dirt poor, not wanting to believe that this six foot three gorgeous guy could possibly be interested in her! This is a very romantic and tender romance. The two leads relationship is so well written, we also meet some of Mac's siblings who will have their own stories. This is a wonderfully penned story from this author and will satisfy all of the romantic at heart readers, if you are new to Marie Force may I recommend her stand alone novel Line of Scrimmage one of my top ten romances ever.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not to my taste 28 May 2014
By Sweep
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Sorry but this book just did not do anything for me. It didn't hold my attention, I became bored half way through, perhaps it was aimed at a much younger generation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mushy ... 11 Jan 2014
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An easy read , very mushy and predictable . The characters were far too sickly sweet for me . Two stars from me .
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely family-orientated romance 28 Nov 2012
By Nicola_1202 TOP 500 REVIEWER
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This was fabulous. I loved it. The fact it was a free download is a bonus; I would have gladly paid for such a well-written captivating story with wonderful loveable characters, romance, a descriptively beautiful setting and nice steamy moments combined with laugh-out-loud humour and heartwarming moments.

Mac McCarthy has returned home to Gansett Island. On his first day home he bumps into Maddie Chester...and I'm talking literally here as in sending her flying off her bike and her being pretty badly injured. A true gent, and upon discovering she works for his parents and is a single mum, he forces himself on her to take care of her whilst she recovers...

I loved him. He is perfect in that not so perfect way. He's strong-willed, kind, caring, stubborn and witty and his interactions with Maddie's son Thomas were touching, whilst those with his sister were hilarious. Maddie is also stubborn and feisty but she is also insecure and has trust issues, but with good reason.

It ticks every box for a great romance and has done the trick perfectly of enticing me as I intend to read the rest of the series. I certainly recommend reading and look forward to seeing how things will develop for the McCarthy family.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cliched 30 May 2014
By JJ
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A soppy story about people recklessly throwing themselves into a relationship after knowing the other person for a week. No one seemed to find this too fast, and several characters' opinions in realistically changed overnight. Not my favorite book
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