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Kevin & Chelsea

(Gansett Island Episodes #2)

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4.52  ·  Rating details ·  1,084 ratings  ·  136 reviews
A year after his 31-year marriage imploded, Dr. Kevin McCarthy is enjoying life on Gansett Island. He’s opened a small practice, goes fishing with his older brothers any time he wants and has his sons, nieces and nephews close by. Best of all is his all-consuming relationship with sexy bartender, Chelsea Rose. What started as a one-night stand a year ago, has turned into s ...more
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published October 24th 2017 by HTJB, Inc.
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Nicola
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I swear if I could pack my bags right now and head off to Gansett Island I would. I think everyone has a series or two they love simply because it takes them to their happy place and this is one of mine.

“People say Gansett Island has magical restorative powers.”

Over the past couple of books Kevin McCarthy and Chelsea Rose have been meandering along quite nicely in the background and, with Kev arriving on Gansett after the demise of his 31 year marriage and falling for a woman 16 years younger
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Kimberlee
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Five Fabulous Island Stars

I live vicariously through all the Gansett Island Characters. They make me laugh, cry, cuss, and hot flash all in one reading.

Kevin is Big Mac's youngest brother. He has finally found his contentment.
Callixta
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Peut-être connaissez-vous cette série publiée par Marie Force. Elle est traduite partiellement en français et se déroule sur de très nombreux épisodes car cet opus, appelé second épisode, est en réalité le dix-huitième livres concernant la petite île de Gansett ! C’est pour les fans une sorte de rendez-vous régulier et cela se sent à la lecture de cet épisode. Si vous n’avez jamais lu cette saga, vous serez un peu perdus mais pas tant que ça. Sinon, vous retrouverez un grand nombre des protagoni ...more
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
With his divorce about to be finalized, Kevin is feeling free at last. His unexpected relationship with Chelsea is almost at the one year mark and could not be doing better. For once in his life, he feels completely at peace and the fullness of a happiness he never dreamed he would experience.

Chelsea feels she is about to rock their relationship. At 37 years old, she is acutely aware that is she wants children and a family Kevin might not go along with her. Having a child is one of the desires s
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Zetti
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Kevin is in the middle of a divorce and he’s looking towards the future. I do feel like it’s important to remember that he’s older than Chelsea, the age gap does not bother me but it may not be for all readers so I do feel it’s a point I need to mention. He feels happy with Chelsea, he’s at peace and ready to move forward in his life.

Chelsea wants children but they’re both at different stages. Kevin has two children who are all grown up. He never thought he would be a father again. I like the co
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Ginny Rose
Eighteen books in and the Island continues to grow.

There's drama, but there's love. Things get confusing, complicated, but there's always a solution. On Gansett, things are always popping. Whether it's summer, fall or winter.

I'm not going to lie, Kevin and Chelsea, weren't a couple I was truly invested in. For some reason it seemed like a "fling/short lived" attraction to me. But this episode proved me wrong. Their relationship is deeper and their issues are ones that needed to be addressed. T
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Katy
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love it! Every time I read a Gansett Island book it makes me want to move there! I love how the island is a huge family, and we always hear about so many of them in one book. Baby drama, Big Mac, trademark Mac shenanigans...and a beautiful journey
with Kevin and Chelsea who have been back-seat characters in so many books! Their story was totally worth the wait! Long live Gansett! Thank you for a great story Marie!
Sherry
Oct 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Return to the Island Stars.

I struggled to connect to Kevin and Chelsea in this one.

I truly did like seeing all my favorites pop in through out the story and am excitedly looking forward to Riley McCarthy's book.

This really vaulted the novella for me. Sometimes there's just not enough time or enough story in shorter books like these. This time for me personally it was not enough story. But, as a devoted fan of the Island I'm still pleased to have word on our favorite inhabitants.

Until the
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Kristi
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, audio
Love my Gansett gang!
Stephanie Taylor
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’ve been a fan of the Gansett Island series from the beginning so these episodes are a great trip back to a beloved place. Needless to say, I was very excited to catch up with all the family and friends on the island. And I was excited to see where things went for this couple, as well. And Marie Force did not disappoint!

This is a novella so it’s an easy, quick, entertaining read. But, as with all the books about the island’s beloved inhabitants, there’s also a lot of drama packed into a short s
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Anne OK
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There’s always something exciting happening on Gansett Island. And this time Dr. Kevin McCarthy and Chelsea Rose are front and center. I love this older man/younger woman storyline between the doc and the lovely bartender – even though I’m usually not a fan of this big of an age difference. But Kevin and Chelsea just fit – and their story beginning with a one-night stand sent Cupid’s arrow straight to my heart. The relationship has developed at a realistic pace and I was always comfortable with ...more
Jackie Wright
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gansett Island is a favourite series of mine and it’s hard to imagine a series at book 18 getting better and better, well this series does just that, I fell in love with the McCarthy’s in book 1 and I’m loving them even more in book 18.
Kevin McCarthy’s 31 year marriage is over and he finds himself needing to be close to his family on Gansett Island where he can start to regroup his life, what he didn’t expect was to meet and fall for Chelsea Rose a woman a fair few years younger than him, after
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Tina Todd shobe
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book 18 in the Gansett Island Series. These new additions to the series are focusing focusing on Big Mac's Brother's and their family's. His brother Kevin has come to the island to regroup after his 31 year marriage ends. He meets Chelsea. Through his relationship with Chelsea he realizes that his marriage has been dying for years. His wife puts a pause on their divorce and is wanting to talk reconciliation. Chelsea also brings up a topic that he never thought he'd even be considering at ...more
Karin Pfanner
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kevin und Chelsea genießen ihr Zusammensein. Das sie sich gefunden haben, ist für Beide ein Gewinn. Obwohl der Altersunterschied von sechzehn Jahren kein Pappenstiel ist, ergänzen sie sich gut.
Meine Meinung:
Kevin und Chelsea haben wir in den vorherigen Büchern schon kennengelernt. Nun erleben wir mit wie Chelsea mit ihren 37 Jahren auf einmal nachzudenken anfängt und gerne ein neues Kapitel aufschlagen möchte. Gerade was das künftige Zusammenleben angeht. Als sie dann mit Kevin darüber spricht,
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Sandra   Cunningham
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
It was ok. Not Marie Force better work I think she writing her books to fast and not thinking of her readers. Here is a highlight from the book.... Grinning, he said, “Now you’ve done it twice. Want to go for three?” Nodding, she kissed him again. “Get a room,” one of the guys at the bar said, teasing. “They’ve got lots of them upstairs.”“Shut up, Gary,” Chelsea said without taking her eyes off Kevin. “We just got big news we’ve waited a long time for. Leave us alone.” Extending his right hand, ...more
Nancy McGee
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A trip back to Gansett.... it's been said a time or two that Gansett has restorative powers, Kevin McCarthy has been soaking up those powwrs this laat year as he tries to put his life back together after his wife of thirty plus years left him for another man, and boy wasn't that fun. In hindsight he should of seen it coming. What he didn't see coming was meeting the beautiful Chelsea Rose. He soon realized the relationship he had with his soon to be ex-wife was never the real thing. The love he ...more
Marybeth
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I listened to the Audible of this novella. This is the 18th book in this series and it is still going so strong! I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about this book or the series. I am so invested in these characters lives it makes the reading/ listening that much better. Joan Delaware is such an awesome narrator and Marie Force sure can write a hella good romance!! I love this series so much!! Even though this novella was ultimately about Kevin and Chelsea, which is such a nice story in it ...more
SOMDReigel
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“Do you give the woman you love what she wants, potentially at the expense of your own happiness, or do you tell her it’s not what you want and lose her in the process?”
There is nothing better for me than catching up with the McCarthy family and friends on Gansett Island. When I read a Gansett Island book, I know I will be taken to my happy place. I know I’m going to be swept away reading a truly enjoyable romance that is believable and deals with real issues. There’s drama, romance, sexiness,
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Nina Sollorz-Wagner
In " Geliebtes Gansett Island – Kevin & Chelsea " hat Kevin dank Chelsea einen neuen Sinn im Leben gefunden, nachdem seine Ehe nach 30 Jahren vor dem aus stand. Doch wie soll es mit den beiden weitergehen ? Haben sie die gleichen Ziele oder schweifen ihre Zukunfplannungen voneinander ab. Das er auf Gansett Island bleiben will steht für ihn fest und mit seiner neu eröffneten Praxis läuft alles gut.
Werden sie einen gemeinsamen Weg einschlagen?
Auch gibt es bei den anderen McCarthy 's einige Ne
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Erin Lewis
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review of Kevin & Chelsea (Gansett Island Episodes #2) by Marie Force

This is one of my favourites series. I love meeting and learning more about the McCarthy's of Gansett Island.

This is an extremely well written book full of love and family and one I thoroughlyi enjoyed.

What do you do when your marriage of 31 years is suddenly no more? This is the position Dr. Kevin McCarthy finds himself in. He decides to visit his family on Gansett Island; little does he know but that decision will
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Kathryn Linke
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I have been a fan of the Gansett Island series for several years and every time I pick up one of the Gansett Island titles it feels like I'm catching up with old friends.

This title focuses on Kevin and Chelsea who is sixteen years his junior. This pair are completely endearing, and captivating.

Kevin & Chelsea's story is a lovely, sweet story of love and compromise, with a few twists and turns that keep you on your toes, and completely enthralled.

I love that so many of my favorit
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Lisa Gibbs
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lovers of the Gansett series will enjoy this book. It's always fun to go back to the Island to catch up with the McCarthy's. This time is Kevin and Chelsea's turn.

These characters are so real that it's hard sometimes to remember that they only exist in stories. Ms. Force writes these stories and they draw you in and make you feel like you want the McCarthy's to be a part of your family.

I very much like the fact the through out each of these shorter stories we get glimpses of past characters be
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Marcy
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love these episodes so much

I really liked getting more of Kevin and Chelsea's story. They have a great connection, and they don't let the age difference cause any major problems. Some issues came up for them in this episode, but I really enjoyed how they worked through it all. The baby delivery excitement was so much fun. Mac never fails to deliver with his crazy antics, especially when it comes to Maddie. Those two are the best. I especially loved what Owen and Laura decided to do on their 'nig
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Konny
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kevin & Chelsea (Gansett Island Episodes #2; Gansett Island Series #18) by Marie Force is the next sweet romance novel in this series.
The previous book in the series is Gansett Island Episode 1; Gansett Island Series 17 Victoria & Shannon.
This is Kevin and Chelseas story.
Dr. Kevin McCarthy is a 53 year old, separated- soon to be divorced man in his middle years. Hes settled in his life and on the island. His grown sons and his brothers with families life on the island too. Kevin is in lo
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Linda
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Guess what? Marie Force has release the second episode of the Gansett Island. And its Kevin & Chelsea.
Oh, I am definitely excited to read about Kevin and Chelsea. They are my favorite beside Mac and Maddie. Kevin has been through a disaster marriage but he is finally stable in his life. He found love again with Chelsea but things are changing though. Chelsea is realizing that she wants something more that it is going to take time to discuss their option. Yes, it may be messy for them but not
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Ann-marie
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another great addition to the series. Wow is all I can say about the numbers of babies that have been produced by the McCarthy's and other family and friends. This is the second novella of the Gansett episodes and like the previous one they are also two babies that are born in this book. Kevin McCarthy is loving his life with Chelsea a year after his tumultuous marriage of thirty years falls apart. But with good times that does not last forever. Kevin has to deal with his ex-wife coming to town ...more
Shelley Youngblood
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I can never get enough of this series and still at book 18, I am completely enthralled by the world Marie Force has created on Gansett Island. Though I love the longer books, these episodes take minor characters and go further in depth into their lives. I love how each character's story lines are intricately woven across the entire series. Kevin and Chelsea are fantastic characters and I can't wait to see their story continue over this series. This book also introduced new characters I can't wai ...more
Marie
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Why wouldn't you want to escape to Gansett again?

Another Gansett Island book and another hit!

We are once again welcomed back to Gansett by the McCarthey clan, whilst this book primarily focuses on Kevin and Chelsea we also get to drop in on the rest of the islands residents.
Kevin and Chelsea have some major life decisions to make and once again Ms Force tackles these with care, humour, hot sex and love drawing you in so you experience every moment with the characters. You feel the heart ache, t
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Trudy Dowling
Oct 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy Shrink's couch. This book was all about closure and new beginnings. It may have been Kevin and Chelsea's story but there was a lot going with other members of the MacCarthy family.

Kevin and Chelsea have some major decisions to make. This May December relationship may come to an end thanks to a biological clock. Loved the roller coaster ride of the big decision. A baby is a lot to take on, especially for Kevin who is looking hard at 53.

If you want to know what is going on with the MacCarth
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Kandis Redman
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kevin & Chelsea

One year ago Kevin was in a slump that he thought he would never get over. Now he is in love and about to be divorced from his wife of 31 years that left him for a younger man. Everything is going well till Chelsea thinks that she is not getting any younger and she may want a family some day. Kevin is 16 years older than Chelsea so he is not looking to start over. Will Kevin and Chelsea decide that they both want different things or will they make it work out for the both of t
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