Author: Marie Force
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 29, 2011
Reviewed by: Jasmyn
Rating - 5
Sexual - 3
I love Marie Force's characters - every single one of them. At first the story of the maid and the rich young man falling in love may sound a little cliche, but Force brings a great added story line in Maddie Chester's past. She's had a very rough life, and a small portion of the reason why lies with part of his family. She has some serious trust issues and struggles a lot with making ends meet. One of the shining joys in her life (and in the book) is her son. He really lights up every scene with his baby antics and smiling face.
Maddie Chester is determined to leave her hometown of Gansett Island, a place that has brought her only bad memories and ugly rumors. Then she’s knocked off her bike on the way to her housekeeping job at McCarthy’s Resort Hotel by Gansett’s “favorite son,” Mac McCarthy. He’s back in town to help his father with preparations to sell the family resort and has no intention of staying long. When Mac accidentally sends Maddie flying over the handlebars, badly injuring her, he moves in to nurse her back to health and help care for her young son. He soon realizes his plans for a hit-and-run visit to the island are in serious jeopardy, and he just may be “maid” for love.
Mac runs into Maddie (literally) quite by accident and he can't get her out of his mind. She's not like any woman he's met - the kind that are usually after his money. If anything, Maddie wants nothing to do with him because of his money. Mac makes a few mistakes - but with very good intentions - and things start to go wrong. His family isn't all too keen on him dating Maddie because of the rumors about how she lives either.
What really hits you the most in this book, and in all the other Marie Force I have read, are the relationships. Not just between our main characters, but the delicate web she manages to weave between everyone in the stories. They are each connected in some way, and on a small island town, those lines can get complicated but fun.
P.S. This is free in ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble - so no reason not to try it!!
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