Book Review: Chance for Love by Marie Force

Chance for Love by Marie Force

A Gansett Island Novella, Book 10.5

McCarthys of Gansett Island Series

HTJB, Inc (January 11, 2014)

98 pages

Contemporary Romance/Sagas



 Billionaire Jared James has everything a man could ever want except for the one thing money can’t buy…

After forty days holed up in his house on Gansett Island nursing a broken heart, Jared James decides enough is enough. Determined to snap out of the funk he slipped into after his girlfriend refused his marriage proposal, Jared organizes a party for the friends who’ve seen him through the worst of his heartache. Now if only he could stop thinking about the love of his life and how he will survive the rest of his days without her… She was Elisabeth all her life until Jared made her his Lizzie… Elisabeth “Lizzie” Sutter knows she has no business chasing Jared after she turned down his lovely, heartfelt marriage proposal in a moment of sheer panic. It didn’t take long for her to realize how foolish she’d been. Now all she can do is hope it’s not too late to set things right with the one man she can’t live without…




Sweet, Short, Happily-Ever-After Love Story

 This is a novella. It’s a surprise bonus from Marie Force for her readers that can never get enough of Gansett Island. This is a continuation of Jared’s story.  We first met Billionaire Jared James in Time for Love when he returns to his house on Gansett Island with a broken heart after his girlfriend Lizzie refused his marriage proposal.  After 40 days of nursing his broken heart, Jared wakes up and decides to accept that it’s over. He arranges for a cookout for the friends that helped him thru his worst time.

Lizzie knew almost immediately that she made a terrible mistake turning down Jared’s proposal.   She’s been trying to track him down ever since.  After daily visits to Jared’s office, his personal assistant finally tells her where he is. It was heartwarming to see Lizzie was persistent to find out where Jared went and to try to make things right. They made compromises and found that money doesn’t buy love. We see glimpses of some of our favorite island couples and I look forward to reading about Jared and Lizzie in future books.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel January 13, 2014


The Gansett Island Series

Set on a fictional version of Marie’s beloved Block Island, RI, the Gansett Island is Marie’s marquee series with nearly 3 million copies of the books sold since Maid for Love debuted in 2011. Readers come back book after book to catch up with their favorite characters while enjoying a new romance in every book. Get ready to share in the life of the McCarthy family as well as their many island friends in this much-loved sexy romance series.

Book 1: Maid for Love (Maddie & Mac)

Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) 

Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney)

Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) 

Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) 

Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) 

Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany)

Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby)

Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David)

Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex)

Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) 

Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) 

Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie)

Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope)

Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda)

Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin)

Book 16: Light After Dark  (Mallory & Quinn)

Book 17: Victoria & Shannon (Episode 1)

Book 18: Kevin & Chelsea (Episdoe 2) A Gansett Island Christmas Novella

Book 19: Mine After Dark (Riley & Nikki)



authorMarie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published 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. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

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.

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