Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Maid for Love

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. - Goodreads Blurb

*May Contain Spoilers*

Marie Force creates a modern fairy tale in her novel, Maid for Love. It's the first book in the McCarthys of Gansett Island series and if the others are as wonderful as this one, I'll no doubt be reading them. 

The main character in this novel is Maddie, whose reputation is scratched and scarred from the rumor mill of Gansett Island, which never seems to slow down. She's a true to life single mother who worries constantly about her son and their financial situation. Readers will be able to connect with her through her wrecked reputation and her desire to either rise above it or escape from it. 

Though never treated the way she deserved, Maddie is still able to walk with her head up. Force wrote her as such a strong character, connecting with her is almost instantaneous. Readers will join Maddie's side, cheering her on as she attempts to let herself feel love. Something she never had a lot of. 

The love interest of the story, Mac, is an unimaginable hero. Readers will witness how finding true love changes him completely. At times, it did seem a little far fetched, with Mac stopping at nothing to bring happiness to a woman he only knew for a day before falling head over heels. But I'm sticking to the "modern day fairy tale" label and loving it. 

Force does a wonderful job with the plot, creating and adverting disasters up to the last page. Readers will questions which disaster will threaten Maddie and Mac the most while watching their relationship strengthen with each obstacle. 

Maid for Love is an endearing love story full of passion and strength. A quick, great read when you're in the mood for a romantic comedy. Highly recommended. 

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rating: 4/5 cups

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