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Meant for Love (Gansett Island #10)

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It's been twelve years since Jenny Wilks lost her fiancé in the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Since then she's been floundering, trying to find her way. Taking the job as lighthouse keeper on Gansett Island was the best thing she could've done for herself. On the island she's found amazing friends and a wonderful new life. There's only one thing missing and that's romance ...more
Published November 18th 2013 by Marie Force
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Janice Bazeley Yes it can be read alone, as the author mentions the relationships between the characters during each book. However I have read 1 to 9 books in order…moreYes it can be read alone, as the author mentions the relationships between the characters during each book. However I have read 1 to 9 books in order and would recommend that.(less)

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Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another winner from Marie Force. I have loved this series from book 1. Great heroes, Wonderful heroines.

It is always nice to catch up with all the McCarthys!

Big Mac and Linda are a hoot, as usual

Of course I love a rough guy who uses the “F” word more than ten times a day!

Hope we see Paul’s story next. Wonder who his love interest could be?

Anne OK
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
Do you want to know a secret?

Number 10 is FANTASTIC! Readers won't be disappointed in the latest visit to Gansett Island -- count on it!! In MEANT FOR LOVE, Jenny and Alex will steal your heart, along with all the other surprises Marie Force slips into this storyline.

That's all I can say for now . . . full review on release day, November 18th.

Extended review posted 11/18/13:

Each new journey to Gansett Island is like the best vacation ever and Marie Force is the creative genius who packages the
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I do believe that this may very well be my favourite visit to Gansett Island to date. It's romantic, passionate, intimate, humbling and touching, with plenty fun witty moments and Jenny and Alex are amazing characters who I have fallen in love with.

With so many residents the balance is perfect with some paying a fleeting visit whilst others are ever present and their journeys continue to flourish. But what I really love about this series is the realism. Every age group is covered and their lives
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meant For Love is the story of Jenny and Alex.

Jenny Wilks is a 37-year-old woman who stopped living twelve years before, when she lost her fiancé in the 9/11 attacks. After years of letting life pass her by, she ended up in Gansett Island after submitting to the lighthouse keeper position. Her letter to the city council was one of the most beautiful and emocional things I've read, even if I know her particular story isn't real. It's been a year since she moved to the island and found a bunch of
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marie-force, 2013
The only problem with any of the Gansett books is that when they are released, I manage to finish it a day and I absolutely hate how I feel when I'm finished. :(

Marie Force is brilliant and I absolutely loved this book. While everyone kept saying that Jenny would end up with Laura's brother, Shane, I'm really glad it was Alex. They were absolutely perfect for each other. Their passion was strong and their experiences throughout life made their relationship stronger. The moment these two meet and
Feb 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Meant For Love is book 10 in this series.

I have to say this is one of the better series I have read. Marie Force not only brings you new characters and their own romance she fills the books with all the old character and adds new ones.

This is a great series and one I can not stopping reading. I cannot wait to read more and catch up with old friends.

Fantastic writing.

Meant For Love I have rated it 5 stars, loved that Jenny finally found romance with Alex.
My favourite of the series! Brought out a variety of emotions, had me laughing but also had a very sad section too - Readers of the series already know as Jenny's background has already been shared in previous stories. Loved both H/h and really felt the connection between them.....Didn't want it to end!
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
3.5 Stars - Just good, low-angst romance! Immediate chemistry & connection between Alex & Jenny, very hot! Their story unfolds with almost no ripples - just one little thing near the end, that's quickly resolved. And still, the story touches on an important tragic event and a heartbreaking medical issue that many families face in reality. Very well handled. A Must Read for lovers of good, solid romance.
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Every once in a while, I need a sweet, mushy romance story - this one fit the bill. Alex is hot and sexy; Jenny is sweet and these two get busy real quick ;)

The sad story behind Jenny is the loss of her fiancé Toby during the 9/11 attacks. This hits home for me - I grew up in NYC, worked a block away from the Trade Center, and lost friends as well. Never easy reading a story about the events of that day, but Marie Force has done it delicately and tastefully.

This is a feel good story despite the
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Please read with caution... spoilers included.

This it tied as my Favorite along side Evan and Grace. I absolutely loved Alex and Jenny.

Jenny a 37 year old who is trying to get her life back on track after the devastating loss of her fiance in the 9/11 attacks. She has not allowed herself to open her heart to another since. She leaves her comfort of her family and moves to Gansett Island to be the Lighthouse Keeper.

She is comfortable in the solitude of the privacy and the fact that no one ther
Aug 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Listened to on audio, narrated by Holly Fielding.

The audio quality for this series really does vary. This one was ok. We still have the narrator saying a wrong word here and there, but overall it was good. At least she managed to be consistent in pitch, pace and volume, which is not always the case.

Now, the book was amazing! Along with Longing for Love it's my favourite of the series so far.

The love story is perfect, with two wounded souls looking for comfort. I would sure like an Alex to come a
Dawn ♥ romance
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story had a fun beginning, the dementia theme was heart tugging and all the secondary love interests were nice but is was pretty heavy chick-lit and not real big on action. A couple times I felt the hero behaved a little over the top for the circumstances. Lighthouse keeper Jenny gets angry when she finds Alex mowing the grounds at five in the morning.
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I know I have said this a million times, but Marie Force is one my favorite romance writers. I cannot award get enough of her McCarthys of Gansett Island Series. The only problem I have with these books is they end!

Meant for Love is book 10 in this wonderful series set in a small island town. We Gansett lovers finally get the story of Jenny the lighthouse keeper. Jenny has been through one of the worst tragedies our county has seen. Sh
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hmmm…Well I liked it, but the story seemed so rushed. Maybe it’s just because there’s so much packed into each bk and the reading is so smooth it goes by so quickly. And speaking of quick–Alex/Jenny – BAM! Insta-sex which goes just as fast into insta-love. Did I say quick? I’m talking hot stranger sex right there at the 1% mark. These two had some explosive chemistry. My eyebrows were definitely raised. MF has turned up the heat in this bk. That Alex is a major alpha too. Hot, rough and ready…an ...more
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Dear Marie,
When I downloaded Maid For Love back in May of 2011, I never would have believed I could love a series as much as I do this one. With each book I fall more in love with Gansett Island and its residents and while I adore the McCarthy family for starting it all I find myself completely caught up with the rest of the island's residents. In your latest Meant For Love I think you've outdone yourself! First off I want to commend you for taking a very hard topic and treating it with the resp
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought Gansett Island couldn't get any hotter and steamier, Marie Force does it again! Every time I read the latest book in this series, I think....."Wow, this is my favorite". But then I read the next one, and...... well you get the picture! What's not to love? Fun characters, steamy sex and island life! I am so hoping Marie will continue this series! So many unanswered questions.....Does Syd finally get pregnant? How will Mac and Maddie handle their latest addition? And of course, ...more
♥Knhebek, hbeebti♥
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites, mforce
I love this series, a lot, i love them all. Well, i decided to read this one very slowly to enjoy it, but noooooo, i couldn't put it down at all. I knew i needed to attend the kids and they needed to eat and everything else and they did, but my kindle was glued to my hand. I loved Jenny she was a "nice" heroine, hahaha. Alex, he sounded so hot and he was, he somehow came out a little bit stalkerish but it worked in a way. There are a few unanswered questions...How is Grant dealing with his PTSD? ...more
Donna Porter
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I really have enjoyed getting to know the people on Gansett Island and more about their lives. This is a continuation of that story. This one centers on Jenny the lighthouse keeper. She moved to Gansett Island after she lost her fiance on 911. She is full of hurt and pain and she doesn't want to go on. Years later she meets Alex. He comes to cut her grass at 530am and she gets mad. Their relationship starts off rocky, because he has hurt in his past also. They try to bridge th ...more
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another wonderful installment of the McCarthy series! Alex and Jenny were combustible with their connection. You could almost feel the zip between them. They are truly two very selfless caring people who grabbed your heart at the first meeting. It was so sweet to see how genuine and considerate they were for others and so not concerned for themselves. Beautiful story! Loved how they helped heal each other. The small snippets we got to see of the other characters were priceless and only make you ...more
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cont-romance
Now this was an amazing addition to the series... I even dare to say one of the best stories so far.

Everything about it appealed to me. I loved the heroine and how she managed to go through a huge tragedy and still have a bright smile for everyone. And the Hero, let me just say I ADORED HIM. Everything about him was RAW, HOT and sincere. Such an amazing couple since page one. Let me just say it has been a while since I got this hooked with a contemporary romance book. It just managed to grab my
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite couples! This book tugged on my heart strings a little harder because I've dealt with a parent afflicted by dementia. Many tears were shed as I read this but, thankfully, they were cathartic tears. I did want to smack Alex really hard at one point but he finally realized the error in his plan. I enjoy reading the stories in this series again. It seems I find something different each time. Thank you Marie for all of the wonderful stories you've shared with us! Don't think your ...more
Aug 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite so far. I really liked the back story for this couple. A nice mix of Hot and Sweet. The intro of new folks looks promising as well as the updates from the past. Marie Force has become my go to author. I'm thankful for Gansett Island and to Marie for sharing her stories with us.
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better. I love all the characters and can't wait to catch up each of them every book. Highly recommend. Alex is hot, very alpha but so sweet with his mum. The perfect guy really. Can't wait for the next instalment from my friends on Gansett Island.
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Gansett Island book.
Marcy Meyer
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really don't know how Marie does it. With every new Gansett Island book, I wonder how she's going to keep it up. How does she get us so wrapped up in the newest couple, as well as give us snippets of our favorites? It is all done so effortlessly and beautifully, and this is why the McCarthy's are one of my most favorite book series EVER. Jenny and Alex are such great characters. They are riddled with different forms of heartbreak and grief, and this is what brings them together in the beginnin ...more
Lisa Reigel
Nov 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Heat Wave on Gansett Island – HOT HOT HOT
Book 10 of McCarthy’s of Gansett Ilsand
Sparks fly (as well as tomatoes) when Jenny and Alex first meet. Jenny is ready to move on after losing her fiancé 12 years ago on 911. Her friends have been helping her find Mr. Right but no sparks on her end until rough, gruff, & bold Alex comes loudly into her life too early one morning. Alex has left his dream job in DC to come back home to Gansett Island to help his brother with the family landscaping busine
Dec 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, 3-contemporary
I just read nonstop for six straight hours. This is the best love story I have read in a long time. That epilogue was beyond amazing. I fell in love with Alex somewhere between chapter one and two and I can't remember the last time I fell so fast and so hard for a fictional character. This series has been amazing from the start, and I have my favorites, but this one just beat them by a mile and to think I struggled a little with the first pages. Somehow going in knowing what Jenny had suffered a ...more
Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-read
The best thing about a Marie Force McCarthys of Gansett Island book is that they are always so wonderful and spell-binding that you can't put it down. The worst part of a Marie Force McCarthys of Gansett Island book is that they are so wonderful and spell-binding that you finish it in a day and have to mourn you friends all over again!

This was a fabulous installment to the series and it was so great to get to know both characters who have been only peripherally mentioned previously. Alex and Jen
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-mccarthys
There is nothing like coming home to Gansett Island and the McCarthy's to put a smile on my face. I absolutely 100% love and adore each and every one of these books. I want to be a freaking McCarthy and live on Gansett.

Loved the story of Alex and Jenny. It was truly wonderful and beautifully told. I have been dying to read Jenny's story from when they first introduced her character with that amazing letter she submitted in order to obtain the position of Lighthouse Keeper.

This book certainly doe
Nov 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, borrowed
Wow! I wanted Jenny's story since her character was first introduced. This was nearly perfect. I laughed, and I cried like a baby. Alex and his family set me into another jag of tears. I think this has been the most emotional of all the books and that is really saying something because this whole series is so full of emotions. Love is of course the strongest of all but I think one of the best thing about this and all the books is there is so much more to the story than the beginning of the roman ...more
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