Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Spotlight #review: Desire After Dark by Marie Force


 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 doesn’t include her.

Erin has been stuck on pause since she lost her twin brother. She’ll tell you herself that her life has been a hot mess since Toby died. After dropping out of law school, she’s flitted from one pointless job to another, existing rather than truly living. Then she comes to Gansett Island to take over as the new lighthouse keeper and meets Slim, who happens to share her beloved brother’s first name. That small coincidence is enough to convince Erin that she needs to spend more time with the dashing pilot—except for the fact that he’s spending the winter more than a thousand miles from her.

Now Slim’s come home to Gansett for the holidays and to hopefully pick up where he left off with Erin. He’s got twelve days before he’s due back in Florida to finish out the remainder of his winter obligations. A lot can happen in twelve days, but will it be enough to convince Erin that it’s time to start truly living again? Read Slim and Erin’s story and catch up with the rest of the Gansett Island cast in Desire After Dark!

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This a very sweet book full of romance.
I was drawn to Erin and Tobias' story from the very beginning. They've have feelings for each other for a while, but while Tobias is ready to start something serious, he recognizes that Erin is a bit more apprehensive and that he has to proceed with caution. 

Erin is trying to find herself again, she's been grieving her brother, who she lost on 9/11, getting back from that loss has been a tough road for her. Erin has lost all hope, but when Slim walks back into her life, little by little he starts healing her heart and bringing her back to life.
There's plenty of romance between Erin and Slim, but there's also a lot of humor provided by the rest of their friends, the gang from Gansett Island.

Marie's writing style invites the reader in right away making them one with the story. Although, like I mentioned before we get a glimpse to characters and their stories from previous books, I had no problem familiarizing myself with them.

I love that the overall message of this book is that love can definitely heal a broken heart. Sometimes we keep so much hurt inside, protecting ourselves from the outside world, that we completely ignore what's out there. That is until one day, a special kind of person show us that we deserve another chance at happiness, that we deserve to hope and live again. 

About the Author

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.2 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series from Berkley Publishing as well as the new erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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