Marking Time (Treading Water #2)
Wonderful read. I read this in one day and hated every time life got in the way and I had to put Marking Time down. I loved seeing Clare (Jack's comatose wife in the previous book, Treading Water) get her happy ending- oddly in Treading Water I was mad that Clare woke up from her three year coma and almost ruined Jack's relationship with Andi. In Marking Time I was pissed at Jack and Andi for making Clare's life difficu...more
Although I kinda felt sorry for Clare in the last book, Treading Water I wasn't convinced that I needed to read about her new romance. But of the two romance storylines that take place in this book, hers felt the realest.
One of the things I notice in Marie Force's books is that a lot of times her characters fall in love really fast. I mean, right away the ILY's are dropping fast and furious. As a reader I am not always convinced that these couples are in love. I didn't feel as if I went...more
I loved seeing Clare regain her strength and to get a little angry. Her actions seemed a little too good to be true in Treading Water, not that I didn't understand her motive I just doubt I would be that big a person :)
I loved Aidan, so much depth hidden by a sexy, grumpy exterior. I thought he was perfect for Clare, she has been through so much she needed a man who...more
Another heartbreaker by Marie Force. This is the 2nd book in the series and you must read the first, Treading Water , which has an incredible, heartwrenching premise (especially since Clare, the h in this story, is made out to be the bad guy in book 1). Marking Time has two love stories and follows the timeline directly after Treading Water. I had so many choke up moments in the first half of the book that...more
She meets a great Irish man with a wonderful family and he meets Clare's daughters and maybe a new family for himself.
Great family story!
Clare a very kind-hearted and selfless divorced mother of three in her mid forties, finds love once again in seven years younger man Aidan who lost two people he loved the most in a spam of two days over 10 years ago and so far hasn't been able to move on.
Kate, Clare's daughter, who just turned 18 is off to Nashville to chase her dream of becoming a country music star. What she finds there is not only a road to fame and fortune in...more
After waking from a three-year coma and discovering Jack, her husband, has a lover and they are expecting twins, Clare Harrington makes a selfless decision to let him go. But what's she going to do with her life? Not caring to stay in the home Jack built for her and left to her, Clare decides to spend time in Stowe, Vermont, helping her brother renovate his house. She hires carpenter Aidan O'Malley to do the work.
Aidan has s...more
Clare Harrington woke up from a coma to discover her life has changed in more ways than she can count. Two of her daughters have grown into adults while she was in the coma. He husband fell in love with another woman and is getting ready to have babies with her. Not only must Clare face the changes but she must also face the tragedy that landed her in her hospital bed. Clare did the honorable thing and let her husband go so he could marry his new love b...more
So the saving grace for me was Kate and Reid. I super loved him, oops I mean them lol!!! The age thing never bothered me but I can see how it would effect their families. This seco...more
I was so looking forward to this book and I was not disappointed. This book takes us on a journey with Clare and her middle daughter Kate.
Clare has been in a coma for the last three years and when she recovered as a miracle she finds life has changed and moved forward without her. Kate has had to grow up fast in the last three years with her mom's accident. The last three has been anything but normal for Kate.
We now find Clare struggling with he...more
Where do I begin... it was heartbreaking, emotional roller coaster and touching and loving... all wrapped up in one book..
Claire.... sacrificing the one thing she treasured and loved the most she deserved to get away for some "me time". Lets see she was raped, scared for her children's lives, hit by a car, left in a coma for three years and when she woke up life was not as she had left it... her girls were grown and her husband wa...more
Marie Force rally knows how to grip the heart strings. Going in the story, I knew Kate was to be paired with someone older, but it felt so genuine, and not perverted, you don't choose who you fall in love with? I love the story for Claire and Aidan, that Claire got to start a new great chapter of her life.
I found myself aching for Clare at the beginning, I sobbed my way through Kate's party and was completely broken for her when she went home. I had too force myself to keep going knowing that she had to have something good happen to her and I was rewarded by watching her and Aidan.
I liked Kates story but found myself always...more