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Maid for Love Audiobook

Maid for Love: The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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What the Critics Say

"With the McCarthy's of Gansett Island, Marie Force makes you believe in the power of true love and happily ever after. Over and over again." (Carly Phillips, NY Times best-selling author of the Serendipity series.)

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    TM 08-29-13
    TM 08-29-13
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    "Entertaining"

    I enjoyed this. It was so romantic and such a fantasy relationship it was entertaining. I'm glad I didn't listen to the previous review that didn't like it. It's an easy listen and a happy love story.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Marydior 12-29-13
    Marydior 12-29-13
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    "Enjoyable story; bad narration."

    The story is light and easy with engaging characters and lots of emotional and sensual content. Not only can you not help but like Mac and Maddie, the book introduces a number of other characters that appear as main characters in other books in the series. Too bad the narration is so bad it sometimes compromises the the personality of the characters and detracts from the overall listening experience.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 02-14-13
    Maria Citrus Heights, CA, United States 02-14-13 Member Since 2015

    To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

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    "Another Form of High School Bullying"

    I enjoyed this novel. It showed how High School Bullying can affect a person life forever. Bullying doesn't always have to be physical but starting a rumor about someone and forcing others to go along with it has far reaching consequences.
    Maddie and Mac has a lot to overcome but true love prevails.

    The reader does an ok job, not great, not exceptional.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Hartshorne, OK, United States 01-23-13
    Amazon Customer Hartshorne, OK, United States 01-23-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Very sweet love story"

    I absolutely loved this book it was funny, sweet, and romantic. I would recommend reading it and I hope audible comes out with the rest of the series on audio book. The narrator was very good And I wouldn't mind listening to her again.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Aimee Jackson, NJ, United States 06-12-13
    Aimee Jackson, NJ, United States 06-12-13 Member Since 2016
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    "First time reading this author."
    Would you listen to Maid for Love again? Why?

    No, I do not listen or read a story more than one time.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I loved Mac. Although a little unrealistic...basically too good to be true...however I am reading a romance novel. Found it hard to find an ending spot each night...wanted to squeeze in just a little more!


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

    no, this was my first time with this author. Although other reviews were not very kind to her narration, I enjoyed her performance. She kept my attention!


    Who was the most memorable character of Maid for Love and why?

    Maddy was great...her story of who she was before meeting Mac was very realistic..I found myself quietly rooting for her!


    Any additional comments?

    Finished this book in 2 days and immediately downloaded next book in the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Smitten with Reading Texas 06-07-13
    Smitten with Reading Texas 06-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "B+ overall rating..."

    My Review:
    Overall... 4 star
    Performance.... 4.5 star
    Story... 4 star

    This is a series that has been on my reading radar FOREVER, so when it came time to pick out another audio, it came to mind. I'm so happy that I chose to listen to this audiobook. These aren't really long books, so on audio, they last about 6 hours. That's PERFECT for me because I don't get a whole lot of audiobook time.

    This was a good one. I thought the romance was really sweet and the narrator did an amazing job with the inflections and voices. Maddie has been burned both by men and the McCarthy family. It was a great conflict for the book set-up as Mac quickly falls for her, but she is REALLY reluctant to get involved with him.

    I liked how Mac was all in and she wasn't. I really like that set-up for books, and thought it was especially effective in this book because Mac is the rich, hunky "catch", whereas most people really look down on her on the island. I thought Maddie was a great character. She's been so incredibly wronged, you just can't help falling in love with her and the strength she exhibits. She's extremely proud and independent and strong and you have to admire her gumption in the face of everything she's gone through. I liked her and I loved Mac that he immediately saw that everything the island says about her is so wrong. He SEES her and knows that she's so much more. It's almost an insta-love for him which rarely works for me as a reader, but I'll admit, it definitely worked for me in this book.

    I'll admit when the book started, I loved Mac, but I know that Marie Force has written a whole series about the McCarthy family and was immediately worried about the rest of the series....because early on, the McCarthy's DO NOT make a good impression. Seriously, mom is NOT a nice person. *ugh* I really, really, really disliked her. But as the book moved along, I discovered more and I'm sold. I can't wait to read/listen to the whole series.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sweetgrassfarmgirl sweetgrassfarm,WA USA 03-16-13
    sweetgrassfarmgirl sweetgrassfarm,WA USA 03-16-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Not worth the credit. A big disapointment!"
    Would you try another book from Marie Force and/or Holly Fielding?

    I loved the Fatal series by Marie Force which was why I tried the first in this series. It truly sounds like it could be a production of an earlier work because it lacks the depth, polish, character development and interesting dialog I was expecting from all the books in the Fatal series. I will never purchase another book narrated by Holly Fielding. I barely stayed awake through this one!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I will probably try the I-Team series by Pamela Clare. I listened to the sample and it sounded interesting and the narrator sounded good.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Holly Fielding’s performances?

    This narrator nearly put me to sleep. The love scenes were boring due to her monotone delivery. I mean, if a guy isn't any more excited than Holly Fielding made Mac sound, I would have asked him to leave and done my nails instead.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    It was predictable, but sweet.


    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 04-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "listen before you buy"

    story was good but narration got on my last nerve. find a new narrator please

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cheri 08-15-16
    cheri 08-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Accidents will happen."
    Where does Maid for Love rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    A good listen. Sweet story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maid for Love?

    When Thomas said mama and dada.


    What does Holly Fielding bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Good narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Sweet love story. Different conflict with her personal issues. However it was touching and left a feel good feeling at the completion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Handley 08-02-16
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    "Falling asleep"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who is an insomniac


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Maid for Love?

    When mac punched the man in the face


    Would you be willing to try another one of Holly Fielding’s performances?

    Not really...she only has one tone. Never any excitement in her voice or anger. Sometimes you can't tell what character is talking.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Maid for Love?

    I would just cut the girl voicing the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Very hard to listen to this story. When she shuts off the recorder to rake a break you can tell. It's almost like the recorder broke. I thought my phone died or broke by the weird pauses in the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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