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Ready for Love by Marie Force
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Jan 31, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: i-own, nook, 2012-books, autographed-by-author, multiple-copies
Read from June 24 to 26, 2012 — I own a copy

READY FOR LOVE was another great addition to the McCarthy family. Although Luke isn’t a true McCarthy, in the past year especially, he might as well be.

Luke Harris has never gotten over Sydney Donovan sudden disappearance when she doesn’t return to the island for the summer. For the past 18 years no woman has matched to what they had when she would come during the summers.

When he learns of the accident that claimed the life of her husband, Seth and two kids Max and Malena, he can’t help but secretly visit and watch her sit on her porch once she returns to the island to heal.

A year and a half later, she finally calls out to him one night when he is watching. The spark is instant when he climbs the steps and it’s all he can do to keep from embracing her. They talk about the way she left without a word and he gives her his forgiveness, but tells her he wants more than to just become friends again.

Sydney reconnects with a pregnant Maddie. They instantly pick up where they last stopped and Maddie helps her through her mixed feelings with Luke.

After a few days to think about it in his absent, Syd does agree to see where a relationship can go between them. Of course they have a few rough patches, but Luke is beyond patient and encourages her to talk about her family to him. I loved how the entire book wasn’t about Sydney grieving and feeling guilty for her feelings toward Luke. Of course she does face the challenge of moving on, but she knows she needs to move on and should move on.

Together they face her parents who have never been supported of their summer ‘relationship’. They never believed Luke was good enough for Sydney and had a hand in convincing her to move on from him. Now when it comes out that Luke owns shares of the marina, her parents instantly perk up and Syd finally realizes why Luke feels what he does about money.

An accident at the marina leaves Big Mac with multiple injuries, Mac with hypothermia and Luke with a horrible sprained ankle. The stress puts Maddie into preterm labor and gets Mac on her case with worry.

Finally Syd comes to realizes her love for Luke and she plans to give island life a try after taking care of some business at home.

Luckily, Janey and Joe’s wedding does go on as planned, with big Mac walking his only daughter down the aisle.

It was so lovely to read about our past two book characters and their families. Everyone is evolving so much and really adds to the story. Can’t wait for number 4.
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06/24 "I'm loving this. Glad she's not always feeling guilty about moving on."
01/31 marked as: read

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