Maid for Love by Marie Force
Series: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, book #1
Genre: contemporary romance
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.
My friend of Elaine’s A Bookaholic ADORES this series and when I said I downloaded it for free during my no spend challenge, she asked if I wanted to do a read-along and who am I to say no to that?
I can see why Elaine fell in love with this book as quickly as the characters fell in love with each other. Fans of insta-attraction and inst-love and really over the top guys are going to be all over this book. For me, I like a bit of reality mixed in with my stories. Not ‘farts in bed’ type reality but the ‘let me pay for your lost wages and sleep on your floor to look after your child while you heal’ I found it hard to believe.
Aside from that, this is a beautiful romance. I love the spunk of Maddie, she’s got attitude (and why wouldn’t you if you had to put up with what she has) and the way Mac handles everyone that had a hand in creating the way Maddie had to live, needs to be commended. What I didn’t like was her ‘oh okay’ attitude towards his mother. That woman made (no pun intended) her life a living hell for many a year and then it was pretty much ‘oh okay’.
I enjoyed the little twists and turns and as much as this was an inst-love read, Force makes you wait for the deed to be done so brace yourself for some frustrating times.
Download for free while you can.