by Marie Force
Series: The McCarthys of Gansett Island (#1)
Published by: HTJB, Inc.
April 28th 2011
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Stars
This was s sweet story of small town gossip and second chances at love. Although is a cliche about a poor woman (Madeline "Maddie" Chester) and the town's golden boy (Malcom John "Mac" McCarthy Junior) it was still a great read for me. I laughed and I cried and I fell in love with Mac's will to help Maddie even when she was hell bent against it.
I loved that Mac was patient towards Maddie and her insecurities and that he didn't push her to be comfortable with her body, he just gave her time for her to come to terms with it and let Mac in at her own time. I really think it was very generous of him to offer to pay for the surgery, but only if she wanted it. With that I think that she doesn't need it. He just showed her there that he isn't with her for her big breasts, that he likes her for her.
Another thing I liked was that the author paved the way for the next book really well without taking away from Mac and Maddie's story, and I'm glad that this book is free because it lead me to this awesome series which I'll go ahead and buy book two. I can't wait for Joe and Janey's story, with that excerpt at the end I just have to read more!