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Ready for Love | [Marie Force]

Ready for Love

For four of the best summers of his young life, Luke Harris was in love with Sydney Donovan, a wealthy seasonal visitor to Gansett Island. Then Sydney went off to college and never came back. She married another man and had two children while Luke remained on the island, working at McCarthy's Gansett Marina and wondering what had gone wrong between him and the only woman he ever loved. Fifteen months after Sydney suffers the tragic loss of her husband and children, she's returned to Gansett to figure out what's next, and that may very well be a rekindled love affair with the one man from her past she’s never forgotten.
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Publisher's Summary

The McCarthys of Gansett Island, Book 3

For four of the best summers of his young life, Luke Harris was in love with Sydney Donovan, a wealthy seasonal visitor to Gansett Island. Then Sydney went off to college and never came back. She married another man and had two children while Luke remained on the island, working at McCarthy's Gansett Marina and wondering what had gone wrong between him and the only woman he ever loved. Fifteen months after Sydney suffers the tragic loss of her husband and children, she's returned to Gansett to figure out what's next, and that may very well be a rekindled love affair with the one man from her past she’s never forgotten. But is she ready for a second chance at love?

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    Mary Oakville, Ontario, Canada 12-22-13
    Mary Oakville, Ontario, Canada 12-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved the story - hated the narration"

    A light and engaging read that is an integral part of the Gansett Island series. This listen not only tells the story of Luke and Sydney but provides updates and further engagement with many of the characters from previous books. Unfortunately the narration is so bad it sometimes compromises the personality of the characters and detracts from the overall listening enjoyment.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Smitten with Reading Texas 06-16-13
    Smitten with Reading Texas 06-16-13 Member Since 2011
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    My Review:
    Overall... 3.5 star
    Performance.... 4.0 star
    Story... 3.5 star

    This is one of those books that I honestly think I would have enjoyed more if I'd read it rather than listened to it. And I can honestly say that I think this is the first book that I've found that I felt that way about. There's a lot of emotion to this book and listening to it on audio, I think that I lost some of that emotional connection I would have found if I'd been reading the book to myself. I'm not sure why, but it was something I noticed for the first time when listening to this audio.

    And there is a lot of emotion to this book. Sydney lost her entire family, two children and a husband, in a car wreck. When she got involved with her husband, she broke Luke's heart. At the time, she was looking for someone with more ambition and money than Luke brought to the table. It hurt him horribly because Sydney was the girl for him. Now that she's back on the island, he can't resist the allure of her.

    I had a hard time with Sydney at times. She broke Luke's heart and so many times throughout the story, it almost felt like she was toying with him. I loved Luke's character and hurt so much for him when she would pull back.

    There are several close call/emotional points in this book, but there is one point that I really had an issue with where Sydney put her dog in front of Luke. They are both hurt and I understand why the dog is important to her, but I still think she should put Luke first.

    I didn't find this book as riveting as the other two I've listened to in the series, but it was still an entertaining read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Karen Covington, La, United States 12-17-13
    Karen Covington, La, United States 12-17-13 Member Since 2011

    Books are to me what exercising is to those enthusiast. My pleasure is sitting down with a good book,its like" Calgon it takes me away"

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    "Nice story, not exciting, just ok"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Only if nothing else is in your current library.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Luke,very likeable person


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

    No, very monotone. nothing very expressive.


    Did Ready for Love inspire you to do anything?

    Be very aware of the narrator.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 02-26-13
    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2010

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    "The narrator is driving me crazy..."

    While the story is okay, the narrator drives me nuts. Ms. Fielding doesn't show any of the emotions that are described and doesn't even try to do the male or female voices. It's driving me nuts. I don't think I'll get the rest of the series. I wish they would use Tayna Eby to do the series over again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. Varieur Portsmouth, RI USA 03-06-13
    J. Varieur Portsmouth, RI USA 03-06-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Characters come to life"
    What made the experience of listening to Ready for Love the most enjoyable?

    I have read all of Marie's book & I am a huge fan but listening to her books makes the characters come to life & helps my housework go so much quicker. The narrators do a fantastic job with the different character's "voice", never monotone but with depth & emphasis! Love them all, Marie... Keep them coming!!!


    Any additional comments?

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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