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Hoping for Love | [Marie Force]

Hoping for Love

All her life, Grace Ryan was the "fat girl". Taunted and teased and ignored by her peers, she tried every diet ever invented to no avail. Desperate to change her life as her 20s slipped away, she decided it was time for drastic measures and had lap-band surgery. More than a year later, she's lost 130 pounds and is venturing into the dating world for the first time. During a boat trip to Gansett Island with the new guy in her life, Grace refuses to have sex with him and finds herself abandoned without a dollar to her name at McCarthy's Gansett Island Marina.
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Publisher's Summary

All her life, Grace Ryan was the "fat girl". Taunted and teased and ignored by her peers, she tried every diet ever invented to no avail. Desperate to change her life as her 20s slipped away, she decided it was time for drastic measures and had lap-band surgery. More than a year later, she's lost 130 pounds and is venturing into the dating world for the first time. During a boat trip to Gansett Island with the new guy in her life, Grace refuses to have sex with him and finds herself abandoned without a dollar to her name at McCarthy's Gansett Island Marina.

At home for the summer awaiting the launch of his debut CD, music star-in-the-making Evan McCarthy is performing at the Tiki Bar when he notices Grace looking lost in a sea of happy people. Evan comes to her aid and quickly finds himself smitten. But the last thing Grace needs after all she’s been through is a guy who "doesn't do relationships". Will Evan change his ways to win Grace's heart?"Another solid entry into the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series.

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What the Critics Say

"Marie Force continues to create characters that readers can identify with and make you want to visit fictional Gansett Island and its residents." (Night Owl Reviews)

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    PHYLLIS Hoover, AL, United States 03-27-13
    PHYLLIS Hoover, AL, United States 03-27-13 Member Since 2012
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    "horrible narration"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    someone who can stand to listen to a dull drone


    Would you recommend Hoping for Love to your friends? Why or why not?

    i would recommed the book not the audio


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holly Fielding?

    anyone has to do a better job. she had no emotion, no character change, i had to replay sevreral times because i couldnt tell who was who. half the time she was gasping for breath at the beginning of each blah sentence.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger beacause it could have been so much better and i will purchase the paperback from amazon if available


    Any additional comments?

    could someone not tell after the first chapter that this narrator was wrong ???

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Oakville, Ontario, Canada 01-28-14
    Mary Oakville, Ontario, Canada 01-28-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable despite the narration."

    I enjoyed this listen as part of the Gansett Island series. As usual there was great chemistry between the main characters and an ongoing connection with previous books in the series. Unfortunately the narration seemed even worse in this listen than in the ones that came before.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alma Wade Gardnerville,NV 89460 01-13-14
    Alma Wade Gardnerville,NV 89460 01-13-14 Member Since 2014
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    "listening book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Hoping for Love to be better than the print version?

    Yes it is. Great job narrating especially the Irish accent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Maddie's story


    Have you listened to any of Holly Fielding’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Just this series, Ganset Island


    If you could take any character from Hoping for Love out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Tiffany, she is interesting, and willing to tell about herself.


    Any additional comments?

    Enjoyed the whole 9 book series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Julie MACUNGIE, PA, United States 03-26-13
    Julie MACUNGIE, PA, United States 03-26-13
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    "cute love story"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator and the noise in the background


    What did you like best about this story?

    Cute romance story, can't wait for the rest of the series


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Holly Fielding?

    Kate Rudd


    Do you think Hoping for Love needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    YES!! I loved the characters and would love to see more of them


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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