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Desire After Dark

(Gansett Island #15)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  2,143 ratings  ·  278 reviews
Tobias “Slim” Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He’s happiest when he’s in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island’s newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can’t seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South or anything that does ...more
ebook, 325 pages
Published May 23rd 2016 by HTJB, Inc.
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Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars.

I'm actually quite glad I didn't read this back in May as it has a bit of a festive theme running through it so for me, reading it on the run up to Christmas, snuggled up on the sofa with a Bailey's coffee and the fire on was perfection.


As always, Marie Force crams a whole lot of romance into Desire After Dark and whilst the story centralises around Gansett Island's lighthouse keeper, Erin Barton and sexy pilot, Slim Jackson, there are plenty shenanigans being had by the rest of the r
May 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I’ve fallen for Marie Force’s writing in the Green Mountain series, and her knack for making small towns and big families so appealing. I’ve only read one of the McCarthys of Gansett Island series, and it was some time ago, but I enjoyed getting back on the island, and falling into one of Ms. Force’s delicious romances.

Erin Barton has lived through the epic tragedy of losing her twin brother in 9/11. Still, fifteen years later she has periods of darkness and hang-ups. Struggles with OCD (althou
Anne OK
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads
I am always honored, lucky and thrilled to beta read for Marie Force, and her 14th installment to the Gansett Island Series was a pleasure as well. It's Slim and Erin's love story and it's a great addition. Fun-filled with lots of charming and witty banter, along with a perfect match between two marvelously drawn characters, and a full and well-rounded update on all our island favorites. You won't want to miss out on the fun, laughter, love & romance that just keeps getting better and better ...more
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
I have only read one other book by Marie Force, although I admit, I have had this series on my TBR for a long time. THE WRECK was a stand alone and I absolutely loved it. This book is part of a huge series---book #15! I liked the synopsis and decided to jump right in without having read the rest of the Gansett Island series.

So there in lies a fatal mistake. Although the writing was impeccable and the characters likable in every way, I felt like I had walked in on a private conversation and ever
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

So Marie Force made me cry, not once, not twice...hell, I lost count how many times I cried during Desire After Dark and before you ask, crying while reading isn't an unusual occurrence for me, but crying this much during one book is pretty epic. Please don't get me wrong, this book was amazingly wonderful and there were plenty of happy, fun, and of course a few crazy ones, but oh so many feels and yes, I cried happy tears as well as
Kimmy (Sinfully Snarky Reviews)
5 Desire filled Stars!!

First off this is the first book I've read be Marie Force and this won't be me last. Desire After Dark read just like I was watching a soap opera and I love ever single page.

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"I seem to have fallen completely and absolutely in love with at some point in the last four months."

Erin is in charge of running the lighthouse on Gansett Island and has been since she moved to Gansett after her twin brother Toby was killed during 9/11.

Since her twin brother's death Erin has been b
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Marie Force is a new author to me and so when I was given the opportunity to read her newest installment to The McCarthys of Gansett Island, I was a bit nervous and excited. Nervous in the sense that I knew going into this book that Desire After Dark is the 15th book in the series and I wasn’t sure if I would be able to connect with the characters since this is my first book of hers but that wasn’t the case with this book at all.

Desire Afte
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Slim is such a part of this Gansett island family. As the pilot called on by his friends and other island families and visitors, he has participated in getting quite a few people to and from the island in many emergencies.

Erin is the new lighthouse keeper replacing her sister friend, Jenny Martinez, since she married Alex and now works at the green house with her husband. Erin has suffered the traumatic loss of her twin brother, Toby, in the 9/11 attacks and has become a different person. She i
Elle aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*ARC received from publisher in exchange for review*

This is a first Marie Force read for me. And how about that, I start with the latest in what appears to be an ongoing series. For someone who prefers to read in sequence, I suppose I’m making myself out to be a liar by starting on the 15th book (15th!) of the series. O well…

This is such a nice light easy read. You have more mature MCs who have had life experiences. Their emotions and thoughts felt real and relatable. Their relationship progress
Dawn ♥ romance
Apr 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas
I did finish this book, finally, but it wasn't very exciting and I skimmed a lot. The 9/11 Toby situation is sad but it was already told. I like seeing previous characters updates but not mentally recapping old issues. Most of this story was the heroine ruminating on her weaknesses. Pilot 'Slim' is home for the holidays and his attraction to lighthouse keeper Erin is as strong as ever.
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rounding up to 4 stars.

“Baby, being happy with you is like breathing–the easiest thing I’ve ever done.”

Desire After Dark is the fourteenth book in the Gansett Island Series. Told from multiple points of view, this story can be read as a stand-alone, but I would definitely recommend checking out the previous books in this series for full enjoyment.

Desire After Dark follows the story of Slim and Erin. Slim is happiest when he’s flying and loves living part time on Gansett Island. Everything was go
May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have read a few books by this author but this is the first one I have read in this series. I was not quite sure if I would be able to jump right into this book due to the beginning introduction by the author mentioning that "sometimes we have to go back to go forward". So seeing as to the fact that this is book fifteen in this series, I did not have a lot of hopes that I would be able to fully enjoy this book. Plus, the fact that the other books I have read by this author were more romantic su ...more
Kim Perry
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, harlequinjunkie
Slim and Erin have very different lives. Erin has fallen in love with Gansett Island and can't stand the thought of getting on board a plane, whereas Slim divides his time between the island and Florida while he works as a pilot. Despite their differences, a compelling attraction pulls them together after their initial meeting months ago. Both were looking forward to Slim's vacation over the holidays to really explore where their relationship could go.

Marie Force provides an fun, sweet, emotiona
May 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series. Slim and Erin's story was heartwarming, sweet and sexy.

Having the rest of the McCarthy family be a big part of this book made me squeal with happiness. I laughed hysterically over Mac's antics. It's like visiting old friends. It's always a treat. I can't wait for the next visit to Gansett Island.

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Debra Presley
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Desire After Dark is Erin and Slim's story. Slim is the Gansett Island's sexy pilot and Erin is the town's lighthouse keeper. These two had a lot to overcome with her OCD and fears that she struggles with. Since her twin brother died in 9/11 Erin has been terrified of living. Her biggest fear was of flying and Slim is a pilot, he makes his living flying. I love Slim he was funny and caring. He was so patient with Erin, he helped her overcome her fears and live again. It was also awesome to catch ...more
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review originally appeared on Reflections of a Book Addict:

Several years ago I was scavenging on the Barnes & Noble website for a new nook book to read. I stumbled upon Maid for Love by Marie Force and was transported to a tiny New England island called Gansett Island, which was modeled after Block Island.  I read Maid for Love in a night, downloaded the next books available in the series (6), and proceeded to read them all over the next two days. Since Maid for Lov
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: The Reading Room Blog
3.5 out of 4 stars

I received a copy of this story for an honest review.

What I Loved: Desire After Dark is a sweet romance with a touching story about healing and embracing happiness after overcoming life changing events. Erin and Slim are both mature characters and I appreciated the care the two characters gave to each other and the investment in their possible future together. Also I have to give props to Marie Force for addressing mental illness respectfully and referencing the need for profes
Ruthie Taylor
May 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is one of a long series, with many families intertwined in marriage and relationships. I have read a number of them, but I must admit not all. Sometimes I recognise that I may miss some nuance, but there are plenty of reminders of who is with who, and why! - so no real need to worry.

Although this book concentrates on Erin and Slim, we in fact get lots of loose ends tied up and plenty of fun and family times, as wel
T.M. Payne
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book: Desire After Dark (The McCarthys of Gansett Island #14)
Author: Marie Force
Publication Date: 5/23/2016
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


*May contain spoilers *

New to me author.

I am beginning this book knowing there are 13 previous books in this series.
However, it felt like a stand-alone which is a rarity is. Tobias met Erin on a previous visit to Gansett Island for a wedding and they hit it off and have kept in contact every since.
Erin has been living life
Erin Lewis
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Star Review of Desire After Dark (The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island #15) by Marie Force

This is book 15 in the hugely successful The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series and is the story of Tobias “Slim” Jackson and Erin Barton.

Slim has a great life. During the summer months he is a pilot on Gansett Island and in the winter he works in Florida/

Erin is the new lighthouse keeper on Gansett Island and since the death of her twin brother has avoided life.

When she meets Slim whose first name is the
April Symes
The author is semi new to me and this is a semi new series to me , as well. This is the Gansett Island Series and this is book # 14 in the series. Yes. There are mentions of previous characters in this book but it felt like a standalone in the series.
In this book, we meet Erin , who has come to Gansett Island after a horrible tragedy had gone on in her life. Her good friend recommends the island and here she is. Then she ends up taking the lifehouse as her place to live. She ends up feeling bet
Even though this is the 15th book of the series it is actually the first one I have read. Despite this I wasn't confused and really enjoyed the book. I actually plan to read all the previous books eventually just to get even more details about the rest of the couples.
The story was fun and fast paced. There was a lot of great humor. Good romance and sexy times ;). Wonderful family and friends in the story. The kids were great, "naked boy-naked girl" LOL.
Erin Barton lost her twin brother in 9/11 a
Judy Miracle
May 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Having only read one other book in this series it was nice to see that Marie went and revisited some of the other characters from time to time. Although you do not need to read the others to follow along with this book as you do catch on to who each person is rather quickly it would have been nice to know their stories. Now I know I have a list ahead of me of more books by Marie to read so i can catch up with everyone.

Slim and Erin are very likable characters whom you can see yourself being fri
Fiction  Vixens Blog
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading anything by Marie Force and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet story. Marie Force has given us a story story that sucks you in and keeps you there until the end ,and then leaves you wanting more from this author. Marie Force has written a brilliant story with fun, that's sweet, very emotional sexy romance. It's been 15 year since the tragedy that took her twin brother and left her heartbroken and everyday is a challenge for her to overcome fear that co ...more
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog

4.5 stars

I was floored and honored to have the opportunity to review the latest book in the Gansett Island Series by Marie Force. The entire series is amazing, with characters you immediately love and bond with. In this story the focus is on Erin, lighthouse keeper and Slim, summertime Pilot on the island. As always throughout the story you catch up with other characters and couples, gaining more insight on what is happening in the lives of the people fans of this series hold near and dear to ou
Mary  O'Brien
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This story is about Erin, the light house keeper and "Slim" (Tobias). We got a glimpse of them in the last book!

Erin lost her twin brother on September 11th. Since then, her life has been put on hold. She dropped out of school and has had a countless number of jobs. She moves to Gansett Island and takes on the job of the lighthouse keeper.

Slim, is content with being single even though all of his friends are now either happily married or happily engaged. He spends his summers on the Island and
Elizabeth (Perusing Princesses)
Marie Force is a new author to me... YAY!! lol
I was asked by the publisher to read this book.. I said yes!
Then came to find out it was #14 in the series.. and I thought "Oh No!"
But honestly, even though there are characters from other books that are mentioned and are in scenes... this can totally be read as a stand alone! Which made me very happy!

This book features Erin and Tobias. Erin has suffered great tragedy and finds her way onto the island after a friend recommends it to her. Enter Tobia
Erin Barton met Tobias "Slim" Jackson last summer, during that time they have been exploring the chemistry via texts and phone calls. Now Slim has arrived in Gansett Island and they plan to see if there is more to be explored. Slim is like a hurricane coming into Erin's life, for the first time since she lost her brother she is stepping outside of the carefully erected wall she has surrounded herself with. Slim wants Erin to travel back to Florida with him to see how far their relationship can g ...more
Monica Strauch

I love everything by Marie. She engages you into the lives of the characters so well, except with this book. It feels like its starts in the middle. The main characters meet in a previous book, which I do not remember clearly. I am an avid reader, two to three books a week, I don't recall the start of the relationship of the main characters so the emotional connection isn't there for me. I also don't vividly remember the rest of the cast and there continued stories from the previous
Jamie Rhodes
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What I love the most about this Gansett Island series is that Marie doesn't just tell one story. We get the main story plus snippets of our favorite characters and their ongoing stories. It's just like watching a TV series. This particular book is about Slim, the resident Gansett pilot, and Erin, the resident lighthouse keeper. Marie will get your emotions going in this one. We get sweet moments, funny moments, intense moments, emotional moments, and family moments. I can just say that I never w ...more
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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception ...more

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“After Toby died, I… There’s just no way I can adequately describe the despair. And the worst part? We had to share our agony with three thousand other families and an entire nation that was changed forever by what happened that day. But for us, for me, it was so intensely personal.” “I didn’t know anyone who died that day, but as a pilot and an American, it was one of the most gut-wrenching things I’ve ever lived through. I can’t even begin to know what it was like for people who lost loved ones.” 0 likes
“I’m not proud of my lack of courage.” His eyes went wide. “Are you kidding me? Your courage was—and is—astonishing. It would’ve been so much easier for you to follow through with your plan. Instead, you thought of what it would do to your parents, and you put them ahead of yourself. You chose to live with nearly unbearable pain. If that’s not courage, I don’t know what is.” 0 likes
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