Fool for Love
Joe Cantrell, owner of the Gansett Island Ferry Company, has been in love with Janey McCarthy for as long as he can remember. And for just as long, Janey has had a boyfriend--now fiance--doctor-in-training, David Lawrence. But when things go terribly wrong and the engagement is broken, Janey decides that a few days on the ...more
How refreshing to have the man suffering from unrequited love for a change:) What I really enjoyed about this story is how both characters never avoided expressing their true feelings to each other, ...more
1. Very likable characters- Force's heroes always seem perfect to me and I absolutely loved Joe. Joe is Janey's older brother's best friend and he has been in love with Janey since she was 13 or maybe earlier. He has genui...more
Joe has been in lu-hove with Janey forever despite the fact that she's been with her yucky fiancee for way too many years. Janey catches said yuck in bed with another woman, and THAT IS IT. She doesn't pass Go or collect her $200, but jumps into an affair with the H. It's a little quick, but okay. Hurray for a heroine who doesn't wallow in What did I do wrong and take back a ch ...more
I just finished this story on the way home from work. Love a story of unrequited love, and this didn't disappoint!. Don't forget about the steamy scenes that will singe your eyebrows. The narrator was quiet and lent a sensual, as well as melancholy feel to the story. That sounds a little confusing, so how about this: The narrator was wonderful! ...more
Joe has been in love with Janey for as long as he can remember but not ever acting on his feeling since she has a ...more
There are just as many clichés in Fool for Love as there are books called Fool for Love in the Goodreads Database. I imagine I could find the same basic plot line in more than one of them but it doesn't matter all that much.
It's derivative but it's still entertaining.
One thing I liked about it was that it was told a lot from the perspective of the hero. Joe Cantrell has been in love with Janey McCarthy forever. But she has been with her high school sweetheart, David forever. The two of them have been together for 13 years and planning a huge wedding for the following year.
Joe knows that he has no chance with Janey and his love is ...more
Joe is a ferry captain, and owns the boat service that takes everyone out to the island where the novel is set. So he’s what I think of as grounded affluent – there’s money there, but not so much that he’s buy-a-girl-a-designer-wardrobe fancy. He’s a family friend and has been in love with Janey forev ...more
Janey McCarthy is the youngest and the only girl in a family of 5 children. She is traumatized when she plans a surprise visit to her fiancee in Boston where He is doing His MD Internship (a man she has been with for over 13 years)only to discover Him in bed with another women. He doesn't see her (and after standing there watching them for what seems like forever) she runs out of their apartment in total shock to get back to her home on ...more
I enjoyed the characters in book 1 better. I know, it seems I'm the only one who thinks this way according to the rating but I'm sure about that and it has nothing to do to have read them together. The main characters in book one had more char ...more
There was a lack of story here. Jainey dumped her boyfriend after seeing him in bed with another woman, and ends up in bed with her brothers best friend who has carried a torch for her for years. He now has to wait for her to come round to the idea. And she really enjoys being with him, he encourages her to go to Vet school - and that's when she realises she loves him, and breaks up with him to save him from a broken heart. Sound logic righ ...more
She discovers that the love she supposedly felt for her ex is nothing compared to what she has with our hero.
I liked the story and how she puts herself first and kicks the cheater to the curb.
Our hero loves her for a long time and when he has the chance to stay with her he takes advantage.
I don't know why I never read this book when I loved book one but I'm glad I got around to it! I loved how utterly devoted Joe was to Janey and gave her nothing but unconditional love. I also liked the flip on the typical brother's best-friend trope where this time it's the guy who's in love with the little sister. ...more
Now he will have to make sure he proves he is nothing like her ex and she will need to see if friend zone Joe can become boyfriend Joe. All while keeping the secret from her family during the week before her br ...more
Fool for Love is the second book in Marie Force’s Gansett Island series. While the first book of the series introduced us to the McCarthy family and told the story of oldest son Mac, this second volume gives us a romance between Mac’s best friend, Joe, and his only sister and the youngest McCarthy, Janey. Joe has been in love with Janey from afar for years, while Janey has been in a long-term, but also long-distance, relationship with her high-school sweetheart, David, wh ...more
This book is worth the read if you're interested in a relaxed unrequited love-story without a lot of suspense and anxiety than this is a go to for you.
I believe I gave book one in this series a 3/5 as well but in my opinion this story is better. So maybe this book is a 3.5/5.
I h ...more
I orginally read this in 2011 on kindle and rated 3 stars but after the audio I'm increasing it to 4.5 stars.
The narrator is still good, but she sliped up a lot in this. They were all small slips ups, but annoying. Does nobody proof listen to these things? There is also a lot of background noise. Annoying, but didn't ruin it.
Now about the book...I remember I was previously rankled by Janey, because she made poor Joe jump through hoops, however, ha ...more
Another great one Marie, please keep them coming!! And Im so looking forward to the other MacCarthy brothers to have their own stories....maybe one will even be matched up w ...more
I'm still trying to find my pace into this series, that's a bit slow for me right now, but as I like this author, I'll go on with the next one! ...more
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