Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Book Review - Desire After Dark by Marie Force

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!

REVIEW

The first book in the Marie Force's Gansett Island series was one of the first Romance novels I ever read. I had just received my first Kindle and was looking for free books to read in my spare time. I have always been a reader, but since college had trended towards biographies or historical books. Something about Maid for Love caught my eye and honestly my life has been forever changed. Since then I've started reading, blogging, and writing romance novels. It's been quite a journey over the past few years. This series has continued to be a big part of that journey. One of the things that Marie does well is mixing "real life" with romance. Everything isn't always perfect on Gansett Island. Sometimes a woman has a miscarriage. Sometimes a couple is unable to have children of their own. In this case, a woman who lost her twin brother is still struggling to find her place and risk loving and losing again. Erin has been the lighthouse keeper for a couple of books now (and may I editorialize and say best. job. ever!), and is really starting to find her place on the island and make friends when she meets Slim. Slim has been around for most of the series, but we've never really got to know him aside from the fact he is a reliable pilot. It was interesting to get to know him better and see him work to help Erin as they fell in love. Of course, all the rest of the Gansett cast was around, and my personal favorite couple of Owen and Laura had a fair amount of "screen time" as well. If you haven't ever read any of the Gansett books, it's about time you've caught up! If you have read them, be sure and check out the latest installment, which is everything we've come to expect from Marie Force, who never disappoints.

OVERALL RATING - 5 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.2 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series from Berkley Publishing as well as the new erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. 
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.