Wednesday, January 1, 2014

REVIEW + GIVEAWAY ~Time For Love by Marie Force~

Title: Time For Love
Author: Marie Force
Series: The McCarthy's of Gansett Island #9
Release Date: July 23, 2013

My Rating: 5 Stars!
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!
This is definitely not my first McCarthy Rodeo but, it astounds me that this series gets more fantastic with each book. Ms. Force has a unique style, in that she gives the readers glimpses of past couples in each new book. I really love that aspect of this series. I feel like if the new books are about a new couple, as well as up to dates on past couples it keeps me more engaged. Because everyone on the island is so tied together we end up getting a lot of new favorite moments with all of the characters. I have to say though, that Time For Love has crept up above some of my old favorites. I didn't want to like David after his past transgressions but, Ms. Force makes it hard not to love this guy. They say every story has two sides. Well, this could not be more true for David. Yes, he did some terrible things but, he repented and learned from those mistakes. And truthfully, I think if Janey was able to forgive him, and find her own happiness, then we as readers can forgive him as well. 

Daisy, on the other hand, had my attention from the get-go. Her past is even more devastating than I first expected. She and David both needed time to heal but, they found out they could heal faster together. I loved that David put Daisy first. He didn't push, when he made a mistake he fixed it ASAP, he really redeemed himself in my eyes. Daisy had a long journey herself. She had to learn to trust and open up and despite his failings she learned to do all of that with David. A lot of their problems stemmed from Daisy's gun-shy reaction to men, and David's refusal to forgive himself. All in due time, and with a little help from David's past, they pave their own way to happiness. I also find it so comforting, and heart-warming that the secondary stories in this series keep getting better with time. I loved laughing with Maddie and Mac, crying with Janey and Joe, and watching Tiffany and Blaine overcome their current obstacle. I am so invested in this series now that I feel like I know all of these characters, and immensely enjoy the check-ups and new journeys each couple endures.

It's not often that an author can make me do a 180 where a character is concerned but, Marie did just that with David. I can finally see him as a long standing citizen of Gansett and am so looking forward to reading snippets of him and Daisy in future books. Time For Love upheld the tradition of making me want to cry one minute and then sigh in relief or laugh the next. This series is easily in my Top 3 of favorite series, and just when you think it can't get any better... it does. Daisy and David deserved every bit of the happiness they found in one another and I'm biding my time until I can make time to read the next McCarthy's of Gansett Island book!

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  1. Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed David and Daisy!

  2. I so love this series! I have read and reread all of them!!

  3. My favorite books ever better then Gone With the Wind and that is saying allot.

  4. Your books are so amazing that to me Gansett Island and all of its residents are real people. It is so easy to open up one of your books and get lost in the pages. I am a huge fan of your books. You are an outstanding writer. So please never stop writing.

  5. What is not to love about the McCarthy's and Gansett Island. I want to be one of them, I want their HEA. And when I read Marie Force, I know it can and will happen.