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Marie Force

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Marie Force was born in Newport, Rhode Island and grew up in neighboring Middletown. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1984, and attended the University of Rhode Island, where she double majored in both journalism and political science. She graduated in 1988 and went to work for a local mostra'n més community newspaper, where she learned a great deal about writing and editing. Marie went on to earn a master's degree in public administration through a program offered by the University of Maryland. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a communications director for a non-profit organization and editor-in-chief of a national trade magazine. She is a member of RWA's New England, From the Heart and Published Authors Special Interest Chapters. She is the author of several bestselling series including the McCarthys of Gansett Island, Green Mountain, the Treading Water Trilogy and The Fatal Series. In 2015, her novel And I Love Her was listed on the New York Times Bestseller list. Marie's novel Desire after Dark, part of the McCarthy's of Gansett Island Series, became a 2016 New York Times Bestseller along with her stand alone novel, Sex Machine. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

Inclou aquests noms: M.S. Force, Marie Force

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Obres de Marie Force

Maid for Love (2011) 463 exemplars
Fatal Affair (2010) 347 exemplars
Fool for Love (2011) 195 exemplars
Love at First Flight (2009) 187 exemplars
Fatal Destiny (2011) 178 exemplars
Treading Water (2011) 137 exemplars
Virtuous (2015) 133 exemplars
True North (2010) 131 exemplars
Ready for Love (2011) 130 exemplars
Line of Scrimmage (2008) 124 exemplars
All You Need Is Love (2014) 110 exemplars
Fatal Consequences (2011) 108 exemplars
Fatal Justice (2011) 101 exemplars
Fatal Deception (2012) 101 exemplars
Season for Love (2012) 100 exemplars
Fatal Mistake (2013) 99 exemplars
Falling for Love (2012) 90 exemplars
Fatal Flaw (2012) 85 exemplars
Hoping for Love (2012) 84 exemplars
Georgia on My Mind (2011) 83 exemplars
The Wreck (2011) 77 exemplars
I Want to Hold Your Hand (2014) 71 exemplars
Fatal Jeopardy (2014) 67 exemplars
Longing for Love (2012) 66 exemplars
Marking Time (2011) 65 exemplars
Fatal Scandal (2015) 64 exemplars
Meant for Love (2013) 62 exemplars
Time for Love (2013) 60 exemplars
Fatal Identity (2016) 59 exemplars
Waiting for Love (2013) 59 exemplars
It's Only Love (1751) 52 exemplars
I Saw Her Standing There (1834) 51 exemplars
And I Love Her (1655) 51 exemplars
Fatal Frenzy (2015) 50 exemplars
Valorous (2015) 49 exemplars
Starting Over (2011) 49 exemplars
One Night With You (2015) 48 exemplars
Fatal Chaos (2018) 45 exemplars
Coming Home (2012) 44 exemplars
Ain't She Sweet (1746) 43 exemplars
Duchess by Deception (2019) 42 exemplars
The Fall (2010) 41 exemplars
Victorious (2015) 40 exemplars
Five Years Gone (2018) 39 exemplars
Gansett After Dark (2014) 39 exemplars
Fatal Invasion (2018) 38 exemplars
Kisses After Dark (2014) 38 exemplars
Chance for Love (2014) 37 exemplars
Every Little Thing (2017) 37 exemplars
Sex Machine (2016) 34 exemplars
Fatal Accusation (2019) 33 exemplars
Rapturous (1839) 32 exemplars
Fatal Reckoning (2019) 31 exemplars
Love After Dark (2015) 30 exemplars
Desire After Dark (2016) 25 exemplars
Ravenous (1810) 25 exemplars
How Much I Feel (2020) 25 exemplars
One Year Home (2019) 24 exemplars
Lethal Attraction: Against the Rules / Fatal Affair (2013) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
Celebration After Dark (2015) 24 exemplars
State of Affairs (2021) 23 exemplars
Light After Dark (2016) 22 exemplars
State of Grace (2021) 21 exemplars
Fatal Fraud (2020) 21 exemplars
Delirious (2017) 21 exemplars
Hot for the Holidays (2019) — Col·laborador — 21 exemplars
You'll Be Mine (2015) 20 exemplars
Here Comes the Sun (2018) 19 exemplars
Can't Buy Me Love (2017) 19 exemplars
Mine After Dark (2018) 17 exemplars
Outrageous (2018) 17 exemplars
State of the Union (2022) 17 exemplars
State of Shock (2022) 16 exemplars
Yours After Dark (2018) 15 exemplars
Someone Like You (2022) 15 exemplars
Deceived by Desire (2019) 14 exemplars
Till There Was You (2019) 13 exemplars
Let It Be (2020) 13 exemplars
A Gansett Island Christmas (2018) 13 exemplars
Famous (2019) 12 exemplars
How Much I Care (2020) 12 exemplars
Sex God (2017) 12 exemplars
The Fatal Series, Volume 1 (2016) 12 exemplars
Trouble After Dark (2019) 12 exemplars
Dangerous Games: Come Lie With Me/Fatal Justice (2013) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
Rescue After Dark (2019) 11 exemplars
All My Loving (2020) 10 exemplars
Here, There and Everywhere (2022) 10 exemplars
Come Together (2021) — Autor — 10 exemplars
To Know Her Is to Love Her (2016) 9 exemplars
How Much I Love (2021) 9 exemplars
Blackout After Dark (2021) 9 exemplars
Finding Forever (2020) 8 exemplars
Mein Herz gehört dir (2017) 6 exemplars
Schenk mir deine Träume (2017) 5 exemplars
Beach Reads Boxed Set (2019) 3 exemplars
The Fatal Series, Volume 2 (2016) 3 exemplars
Naughty or Nice — Autor — 3 exemplars
All I Want For Christmas (2016) — Autor — 3 exemplars
How Much I Need (2023) 3 exemplars
Fantasía (2017) 2 exemplars
Ein Ausflug ins Glück (2017) 2 exemplars
Voor altijd... geliefd (2016) 2 exemplars
Saatuslik afäär (2017) 1 exemplars
Voor altijd… gezien (2016) 1 exemplars
Quantum Saison 5 Ravenous (2018) 1 exemplars
Voor altijd... gelukkig (2017) 1 exemplars
Saatuslik õigusemõistmine (2018) 1 exemplars
Idilio (Spanish Edition) (2020) 1 exemplars
Quand on attend l'amour (2018) 1 exemplars
Quand on aspire à l'amour (2018) 1 exemplars
Quand on espère l'amour (2017) 1 exemplars
Green Mountain collection. 2 (2017) 1 exemplars
Green Mountain collection. 1 (2017) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Ask Me Why (2015) — Col·laborador — 26 exemplars
Romance at the Beach [Box set 5-in-1] (2014) — Col·laborador — 5 exemplars
Merry Ever After — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars
Filthy Rich Romance: the 2024 author collection — Col·laborador — 1 exemplars

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All You Need is Love by Marie Force
is the first book in the Green Mountain series. Marie sets the tone for the series with this enchanting story of a big-city girl and a small-town man. The introduction of a large, affectionate family sets the stage for the books that follow in the series.
 
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Irinna55 | Hi ha 41 ressenyes més | May 19, 2024 |
Hoping for Love is the fifth book in Marie Force’s Gansett Island series and it’s Evan and Grace’s story. Grace spent most of her life overweight until recently getting lap-band surgery. Since slimming down, she’s started dating and is finally about to lose her virginity until she discovers that the guy she’s with is a complete tool. She goes for a walk around the Gansett Island Marina, only to return to her date’s boat and find him gone. Stranded on the island, she goes to the Tiki Bar where Evan is performing. He sees her upset and after his set is over, offers a shoulder for her cry on and a place to stay the night. Although there’s a strong attraction between them from their first meeting, Grace needs to get back home and Evan is about to head out on tour soon as a new recording artist. However, after visiting the local pharmacy and discovering it’s for sale, Grace starts planning to make an offer on the store. She returns the next weekend to do just that and also seeks out Evan to pay him back the money he gave her. The two hit it off and end up spending the entire weekend together, getting to know one another and burning up the sheets. But Evan is a confirmed bachelor who never thought he’d ever settle down, and the feelings he’s experiencing for Grace are completely foreign to him. If he can’t get his head on straight, he just might ruin the best thing that’s ever happened to him, but with him leaving soon for his tour, he isn’t even sure if a relationship is possible between them.

Evan is the McCarthy’s third son and a talented musician who’s been working toward fame and fortune his entire adult life. It’s finally starting to pay off with his first album about to drop and a tour scheduled to start in a couple months. He’s also a commitment-phobic playboy who has a different woman in his bed almost every week and has never met anyone who’s even tempted him to settle down. One night, while playing the Tiki Bar with his best friend, Owen, he spots a beautiful woman sitting at a nearby table, crying. Although he could have his pick of nearly any woman in the bar, for some reason, he feels drawn to this one. When he finds out that her boyfriend left her on the island with nothing but the clothes on her back and her phone, and that with all the island accommodations full for the holiday weekend, she has no place to sleep, he offers her a room at his parents’ house where he’s staying. Evan is crazy attracted to Grace, but he can tell that she’s not the kind of girl he can just love and leave like all the rest, so he tries to keep his distance. When he puts her on the ferry the next morning, he figures he’ll probably never see her again. When she returns the next weekend, he’s surprised, but they end up spending the entire weekend together. However, after one night with Grace, Evan is thoroughly confused, which sends him running. A part of him wants exclusivity with her, but since that’s not something he’s ever desired before, he isn’t sure why. He also quickly finds himself floundering in jealousy over other guys flirting with her, and if he can’t figure it out, he just might miss out on a really good thing. Evan is the first hero in this series who’s the classic man-whore, but he’s also Big Mac McCarthy’s son, so deep down, he has a good heart. I like how he looked after Grace when they first met, and how when they first make love and he figures out she was a virgin, he’s very sweet and nonchalant about it. I maybe wanted to smack him (lightly) a time or two for his cluelessness, but at the same time, his bewilderment was rather amusing. When he goes to Grace drunk and vulnerable, I couldn’t help but feel for him. I’m just glad he figured things out and didn’t fight it for long.

Grace is a pharmacist who spent most of her life overweight and was teased mercilessly by the other kids throughout her school years. She’d tried everything to drop the weight without success, until she finally decided to have lap-band surgery. Now a hundred and thirty pounds lighter, she’s found a new sense of confidence and even started dating the guy she had a major crush on all though high school. They’re spending Labor Day weekend on his boat at the Gansett Island Marina, where she fully intends to finally lose her virginity, until she chances to see a text on his phone and realizes that it was all a big joke to him. To clear her head, Grace goes for a walk around the marina, only to find the boat and all her things gone when she returns. With no money and no place to go, she ends up at the Tiki Bar, crying. Then the hot guy who’d been singing comes to her rescue, offering her a room for the night and some money for the ferry the next morning. While there, Evan takes her on a tour of the island, which she starts to really love, and she also discovers that the local pharmacy is for sale. After getting good vibes, Grace decides to shake up her life, returning to Gansett the next weekend to make an offer for the store and return Evan’s money. She and Evan end up spending the entire weekend together, having a blast, then capping it off by burning up the sheets. But when she awakens the next morning, he’s gone. Since she went into it knowing that Evan isn’t a commitment kind of guy, Grace doesn’t regret a thing and tries not to be disappointed, but a part of her hopes that maybe something might still come of their time together. When he starts acting like a jealous ass over other guys flirting with her, hope springs anew, but she knows that for them to have a future together, compromises will need to be made. Grace is sweet and vulnerable, but at the same time, she has enough confidence in herself to make some bold moves in both her personal and professional life. I like that she didn’t sit around waiting for Evan to get his head on straight, but she was open enough to let him back in when he finally did.

With Hoping for Love being part of a long-running series, there are supporting characters aplenty, many of whom get their own POV scenes and their own books elsewhere in the series. Evan’s oldest brother, Mac, and Maddie (Maid for Love) are adjusting to life with a new baby in the house. The second-oldest McCarthy brother, Grant, and Stephanie (Falling for Love) wait hopefully for her father’s release from prison, but hit a rough patch as they disagree over the screenplay about her life story. They also host a huge going-away party for Grant’s ex, Abby, who’ll be returning in the eight book, Waiting for Love. Grace briefly meets Luke, who is recovering from surgery after the accident, and Sydney (Ready for Love) on the ferry when she returns to the island. Big Mac and Linda (Celebration After Dark) must work though some things after the bonk on the head from the accident leaves Mac a bit edgy, while also doling out advice to the younger generation. Evan’s best friend, Owen, an equally confirmed bachelor with wanderlust, finds himself falling for Evan’s cousin, Laura, who he hired to put the Sand & Surf Hotel that his grandparents own to rights. Laura, who is just as attracted to Owen, is going through a divorce from her philandering husband of only three months and is pregnant with his child, leaving her with some complications of her own to work out. These two become the hero and heroine of the next book, Season for Love. Maddie’s sister, Tiffany, is having a hard time accepting the failure of her own marriage, so she takes drastic actions that end up being equal parts LOL funny and sad. However, she discovers an undeniable chemistry with hot new police chief Blaine. They’ll get their story told in the seventh book, Longing for Love. I think I may have to lodge a protest, though, over the fact that Irish charmer and shameless flirt Seamus, the guy Joe hired to take over the ferry while he’s gone, doesn’t have a book yet.:-(

Overall, Hoping for Love was every bit as good as all the other Gansett Island books I’ve read to date. Normally I’m not a big fan of insta-love stories, but while Evan and Grace fall for each other in a matter of a couple of weeks, all the emotions that I expect in a romance were definitely there, which still made it a winner. Evan has a few flaws and he’s thoroughly befuddled over his feelings for Grace, but mostly in a cute way that was easy to forgive. Grace is the quintessential girl next-door, and like all the other ladies in this series, someone who I think would be easy to be friends with. These two fit together very well. Evan faced some news regarding his recording contract that wasn’t entirely resolved by the end, but that wasn’t a huge problem for me, since I know this author always revisits past couples in future books. I figure I’ll just learn more about what happens then. As always, I very much enjoyed visiting with all the supporting characters and learning what’s going on in their lives. The developments for both Owen and Laura and Tiffany and Blaine have really whetted my appetite for their stories, so I can’t wait to continue with the series soon.
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mom2lnb | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Feb 11, 2024 |
I’m so heartbroken after reading this book. The storyline was amazing and I could tell what was going to happen early on but I definitely didn’t see it ending that way. Don’t get me wrong the story was written beautifully and I wouldn’t be so upset and emotional about it if it wasn’t great storytelling. I don’t want to give anything away but I did feel that the relationship between Ava and Eric was kind of forced because they both wanted to move on but we’re still so hung up on their past so it was hard for me to see them building a healthy relationship especially because she just started getting help to cope over her loss and the first time they hook up he is an emotional state and she does it to help him feel better so I didn’t see that being a good start but that’s just me. Overall great storyline, frustrating characters, and my heart hurts for John.… (més)
 
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readonreader | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | Jan 24, 2024 |

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Membres
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Ressenyes
288
ISBN
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