Review – Kisses After Dark (The McCarthys of Gansett Island #12) by Marie Force

Marie pulls me in and never lets me go, every time! These stories just become part of you……This series is a MUST read for me. Thank you Marie for another perfectly written love story, and for allowing me to escape for a couple of hours to a wonderful island filled with such beauty, love, and most importantly family. ~ Piper, Guilty Pleasures

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She’s avoided men all her life…
Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice to stay far away from them. Until the day of her brother Owen’s wedding when she’s rescued from nearly drowning by Shane McCarthy. With everyone who matters to Katie assuring her that Shane is one of the good guys, she feels safe to give in to the attraction that simmers between them. Katie has waited a long time to take a chance on love, but Shane is the right guy for her?

He’s ready to move on…
More than two years after a painful divorce, Shane has a life on Gansett Island that makes sense to him. With his father, sister and beloved baby nephew living close by and a job that he enjoys, Shane is content if not entirely happy. One thing he knows for sure is he’s tired of living in the past. Spending time with sweet, sensitive, sexy Katie Lawry makes him feel hopeful again, and he might be ready to risk his heart again.

Surrounded by the Gansett Island community, Shane and Katie take an important step forward together, but is their new relationship strong enough to withstand an unexpected challenge?

Enjoy Shane and Katie’s story while catching up with some of your Gansett Island favorites in this latest book in the New York Times bestselling McCarthys of Gansett Island Series!

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Sigh….I fell head over heels in LOVE with Shane McCarthy! My poor Gansett boyfriend Alex may atruegemawardhave been knock off the top of the list. Kisses After Dark is book 12 in the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series and features Shane McCarthy and Katie Lawry. Shane is Laura’s brother and Katie is Owen’s sister.

Shane has been through the ringer more than once. He has been trying to recover from his divorce and near bankruptcy at the hands of his wife Courtney, who also happened to be a drug addict unbeknownst to Shane. Shane fought tooth and nail for his wife and his marriage. Only to be served with divorce papers on the day he thought he and his wife would begin a new and better life together. Shane has come to Gansett to rebuild his life closer to his sister and his nephew. Can I just say that all the scenes with Shane and his little nephew Holden are swoon worthy!

Katie Lawry has come to Gansett for her brother Owen’s wedding. We first met Katie in Gansett After Dark when Shane saves her from drowning on the morning of Laura and Owen’s wedding. Katie is 32 and has never even been on date. Katie and the rest of the Lawry kids grew up with an abusive father, and this has lead Katie to keep all men at a distance. I really hope that Marie continues with Lawry kids. I want them all to move to Gansett so they can finally find the happiness that all deserve.

Shane and Katie are magic together. Their story is one of the best so far in this series. Even though both of them have a lot of baggage they put those fears aside, but not after some ups and downs, to take a chance on each other. This love story has so many swoon and sigh worthy moments! BEST line of the book for me was when Shane said…”All I can tell you is that Katie has been more right for me in five days than Courtney was in five years”. HELLO puddle on the floor as I melted at Shane’s words. This story was an emotional roller coaster, but in an oh so good way!

Has we have come to expect, we get a look into the lives of our other favorite couples. Which of course is everyone! We have a couple going through a heartbreak, that your heart breaks along right with them. We celebrate good news with two other couples, and Grant finally gets to marry the love of his life. We also get see that when tragedy strikes, this island of wonderful people come together and fight.

Marie pulls me in and never lets me go, every time! These stories just become part of you. These characters are so well written that as you read, these characters become your friends. You hurt with them, you laugh with them and you want to fight for them. Honestly, each book in this series just gets better and better. Marie is an absolutely wonderful story teller. She has managed to keep this series fresh, exciting and moving forward. This series is a MUST read for me. Thank you Marie for another perfectly written love story, and for allowing me to escape for a couple of hours to a wonderful island filled with such beauty, love, and most importantly family. I can not wait to see where Marie takes this series.

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