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Hoping for Love: McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 5

Hoping for Love  - Marie Force I picked up this when Marie Force discounted the Gansett Island novels recently. And I am glad I did. This book is Marie Force at her best.Gansett Island... It felt so real. I loved how Marie Force described the upside and downsides of living on an island, with a quaint town, although not all of the buildings are old.I loved the friendliness the Islanders showed towards strangers, although at sometimes it felt like they were almost gullible.But what I enjoyed the most was the characters. I loved following Evan and Gracedeveloping romance. From their first meeting, to their first date. Both of them struggled, since things moved fast between them ( Sometimes it felt like it moved too fast). I also liked how Grace was determinded to move on with her life, and take the next step. But so much more than Evan's and Grace's romance happened in this novel. Tiffany’s marriage hits the rocks. ( And let me tell you: Jim is a jerk). I loved watching Owen and Laura, you could almost feel the growing romance between them.That said all, no matter how much I enjoyed the other romances,it is the weak point of this books . Since there were secondary romances, it never felt like it the focus of the novel was the romance between Evan and Grace. Also one minor quibble: The lack of the final formatting touches, in the shape of more professional chapter headlines, and scene breaks. The lack of it made me feel like I was reading an post edits, but pre-formatting manuscripts.