DESIRE AFTER DARK – MARIE FORCE (Gansett Island #15)
Marie Force takes us back to Gansett Island for her 50th (yes 50th) book. Gansett Island debuted 5 years ago with Maid for Love (one of my all-time favorites books). Her current release, Desire After Dark is the series 15th book. After 15 books this series is still putting out the Island’s magic charm, smoking hot romance, and keeping it fresh and current. Desire After Dark is Slim’s and Erin’s story. Slim is the island’s pilot who we have gotten to know throughout the series. He is currently spending his winters in Florida. Erin is the island’s new lighthouse keeper still reeling from the death of her twin brother in the 911 attack. Erin has developed deep wounds, fears, and tends to run away from serious relationships. Slim is an easy going, happy, and non-relationship guy. Getting to know Erin has him thinking of commitment. They have spent months talking on the phone, texting, and FaceTiming while he works in Florida. Slim has come back to the island for the McCarthy’s anniversary party and has decided to stay and spend the holiday getting to know Erin better. Erin doesn’t make it so easy. Slim has 12 days to convince her to give their relationship a go. One of my favorite things about this book is that the characters spend the 12 days getting to know each other better by talking, laughing, flirting, and sharing confidences. There is witty, fun banter between them. And of course, as with all Marie’s books, there’s hot sex too. These characters have chemistry. I liked that this story included some previous characters that aren’t necessary in the McCarthy’s tight group of family and friends. Sim and Erin hung out with this group and it was good to catch up with them. Of course, no Gansett Island book is complete with all our beloved McCarthy’s and they are all updated in this book and we even have two weddings. Characters are well-written and you really feel that you know these characters and you deeply care about them. Gansett Island books makes you believe in Happily Ever After. The island is full of a fun, friendly, loving group of people who make you want to go back to Gansett Island again and again. Since Gansett is fictional, I’m doing the next best thing-I’m attending Marie’s Annual Readers Weekend in RI and taking a ferry to the real life Block Island which is the inspiration for Gansett. Newport, RI is also mentioned in many of Marie’s other books.
As I mentioned earlier, this is Marie Force’s 50th book. I have read every one of her books and I have never been disappointed by any of them. She currently has the following series: Gansett Island Series; Quantum Series; Fatal Series; Green Mountain Series; Treading Water Series and seven single titles. Visit her website http://marieforce.com/books/ for a listing and links.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Tobias “Slim” Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He’s happiest when he’s in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island’s newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can’t seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South or anything that doesn’t include her.
Erin has been stuck on pause since she lost her twin brother. She’ll tell you herself that her life has been a hot mess since Toby died. After dropping out of law school, she’s flitted from one pointless job to another, existing rather than truly living. Then she comes to Gansett Island to take over as the new lighthouse keeper and meets Slim, who happens to share her beloved brother’s first name. That small coincidence is enough to convince Erin that she needs to spend more time with the dashing pilot—except for the fact that he’s spending the winter more than a thousand miles from her.
Now Slim’s come home to Gansett for the holidays and to hopefully pick up where he left off with Erin. He’s got twelve days before he’s due back in Florida to finish out the remainder of his winter obligations. A lot can happen in twelve days, but will it be enough to convince Erin that it’s time to start truly living again? Read Slim and Erin’s story and catch up with the rest of the Gansett Island cast in Desire After Dark!
“I think your guy is here,” Jenny said.
Erin was on the verge of reminding Jenny that he wasn’t her guy when Slim came into the kitchen and made a liar out of her. Her heart nearly leapt from her chest at the sight of his handsome, smiling face as well as the windblown hair and the rugged leather jacket he wore. He was like a fantasy come to life, and his dark eyes drank her in.
“Is that Alex calling me?” Jenny asked, scooting from the kitchen to give them a moment alone.
“She’s nothing if not subtle,” he said.
“Always has been her strong suit.”
He came over to her, making her entire body go haywire in reaction to his nearness. What. The. Hell.
Unsure of what he expected, she looked up at him, trying to anticipate his next move. But when he merely hugged her, she sagged against him, breathing in the bewitching scent of man and leather and soap.
“Missed you,” he whispered, close enough to her ear to set off another series of unprecedented responses that converged in an insistent throb of desire between her legs.
Dear God. What was it about this man? How did he reduce her to a quivering pile of want simply by walking into a room and hugging her?
When she came up for air, she realized her arms were inside his coat and wrapped around his waist. If this was how she reacted when he was gone for a few hours, how would she feel when he left again to resume his winter life in Florida? She didn’t want to think about that, especially not while he was standing right in front of her, sizing her up with those sexy dark eyes that saw her a little too well for her liking.
“Did you miss me?”
“Did you go somewhere?”
His eyes glimmered with amusement, his smile transforming his face from handsome to ridiculously sexy. “You hurt me with your nonchalance.”
“Yes, I missed you. Feel better now?”
“I’ve never felt better in my life.”
“Never?” she asked, relying on humor to hide her emotional reaction to his heartfelt words.
“Not that I can recall.”
With his fingers on her chin, he tipped her face up for a soft, sweet kiss that left her dizzy and dying for more.
“To be continued,” he said, releasing her.
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