Title: Fool for Love
Series: The McCarthys of Gansett Island #2
Author: Marie Force
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 2 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch
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?
Joe and Janey. I just knew their story would be epic. And it was, sort of. Joe was epic. I mean, head over heels swoon worthy! I wish I could clone him, mass produce him, sell those Joe clones, make millions and retire to read full time. He’s really THAT wonderful.
Janey was my problem. Why? I don’t exactly know. Janey was cute, funny, selfless, she loved animals and was well liked. There was nothing to dislike about her. Yet, I never warmed up to her. I found myself gritting my teeth sometimes when scenes involved her.
It was a cute story by a great author but never really worked for me.