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Fool for Love

Gansett Island Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Holly Fielding
Series: Gansett Island Series, Book 2
Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (460 ratings)

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This Story Is Seductive

Publisher's Summary

Joe Cantrell, owner of the Gansett Island Ferry Company, has been in love with Janey McCarthy for as long as he can remember. At the same time, Janey has been dating or engaged to doctor-in-training David Lawrence. When things go horribly wrong between David and Janey, she calls her "fifth brother" Joe, one of the few people in her close circle who lives on the mainland. Janey decides a few days with Joe is just what she needs before she goes home to the island to face her parents and family with the news of her broken engagement.

It was bad enough for Joe loving Janey from afar, but having her in his house is pure torture. Will he take advantage of this opportunity to show her what they could have together? And what will Joe’s best friend and Janey’s protective older brother Mac have to say about it?

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  • Marydior
  • Oakville, ON, Canada
  • 12-29-13

Love this series.

This book is a welcome addition to the Gansett Island series and Joe and Jenny every bit as engaging as characters introduced in the previous books. I particularly enjoyed the fact that while this listen focuses on Joe and Jenny it also includes the ongoing story of other characters in the series. Unfortunately the narration is just as bad as in the previous books.

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Must be a Secret - Narrated in a Whisper

What disappointed you about Fool for Love?

Way too long for the story, I did not think this book would ever end,.

Has Fool for Love turned you off from other books in this genre?

No. I have not rated many books below 3 stars.

What didn’t you like about Holly Fielding’s performance?

There was not enough distinction in voice between the characters and the whispered voice was annoying.

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Too much sex

Would you try another book from Marie Force and/or Holly Fielding?

I don't think I would try another book from these authors. The story was nice, although predictable, but the sex scenes were way too detailed and unnecessary.

Has Fool for Love turned you off from other books in this genre?

I like romance books but without all the detailed sex and a little bit of an unexpected story line.

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

I would cut the detailed sex scenes.

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Another hit!!

I absolutely love the books written by Marie Force, and I do love this series. I first read the entire series before they became available on Audible! It's like experiencing it all over again with new eyes with the narrative. Holly did a fantastic job. I really look forward to listening to the remaining books of this series.
In this book so much is happening, first you have Mac & Maddie's wedding, Janie's breakup, and some unexpected visitors. I absolutely loved how this book ends.

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Selfish "heroine"

I am writing this review after listening to the book a second time. Let me start first by saying that even though I did not like this book, I still really enjoy the series, I just think the author could have went about this story without making David a villian. A lot of alternatives could have been taken. I know David gets his own book, which I enjoyed much more than this one, but this book falls short. like the author chose the easiest way to separate David and Janie.

But... that is not my biggest issue. My biggest issue is that Janie is a selfish, spineless, child of a heroine. If you really pay attention, she always talks about how things are going to affect her. She doesn't want Mac mad at Joe because it would hurt her, she wants maddies mom to reconcile with her family because it hurts her, etc. etc. it sounds like she is trying to be this great person, but it always comes back to what her feelings are.

Added to the fact that Mrs. McCarthy is a horrible person! i said it, she didn't like Maddie because of gossip, treated her like crap for years, was atrocious to her in the first book until "the truth was revealed " instead of trusting her to be telling the truth... but that is a different review.

Anyway, back to this book. I just do not understand why Joe was so stuck on her, so stuck on her in fact that he could never fall in love with someone else. I just do not see her appeal.

All that said, I have enjoyed the rest of the series, if i could do it over again, I would skip this book and go to the next.

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  • zman
  • TORONTO, OHIO, United States
  • 05-22-18

love

just love marie force books all great can't get enough did the green mountain now the island

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Wonderful!

5 stars! Everything! Can’t get the 5th star to be marked. I am hooked! Cannot wait to get more books

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So worth waiting fot

Joe never knew a time he didn't love her but she was someone else's or was she....
Janey thought she had found love but she was so wrong....... Marie Force audibles are such wonderful story that you can listen to no matter what you are doing. you are drawn by every word written. what a way to enjoy your time with out a book in your hands

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great story but......

Great story love the series but the narration makes it impossible to listen to. Already read this a couple of years ago and decided to get it with narration. I couldn't listen to much because the main male character is read in the same voice as the main female character Who's idea was that. Too creepy for me, especially in a love scene

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  • B. D.
  • Pure Michigan
  • 01-11-17

Horrible Narrator!

I almost had to stop listening more than once. Holly Fielding is the worst narrator and though Jo and Janie's story was sweet, getting past Fielding's breathy, awful delivery was really hard to do, which was a shame.