Hearts & Scribbles

My Friday Read...

It's spring fever and I've been reading up a storm while the April showers beat against the roof and windows.

And this week I have two more wonderful books to report in on:

First up, is a new to me author, Marie Force.

MAID FOR LOVE is the first book in the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series. And right now it is FREE on Amazon. ;-)

I really enjoyed the characters in this book. I loved how Mac was a total gentleman and was more than willing to step up to the plate. And Maddie was a fun character, who has vulnerabilities that are relatable. A sweet, romantic tale. And I'm looking forward to book #2, FOOL 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. 



The second book I read this week was THE BRIDGE by the talented Carol Ericson. It is the first book in a new series, Brody Law. It was a great read. Definitely a page turner. Carol kept me guessing the whole way through of who the serial killer was and wondering about the sexy detective's past. ;-) Definitely can't wait for the next book, THE DISTRICT. 

His past is coming back to haunt him, and only one woman can bring this detective the redemption he needs in Carol Ericson's new miniseries, Brody Law. 

Under the Golden Gate, Elise Duran refused to be a serial killer's next victim. She was the first of the abducted to survive. And Detective Sean Brody was there to make sure a second chance wouldn't be necessary. 

As the elusive murderer sends them messages, both personal and gruesome, the point becomes clear: no one can escape death. But Sean's presence can't be any stronger as he shadows Elise while on the job—and off it—proving she couldn't have asked for a better protector. Though beneath his cool exterior Sean hides a troublesome secret. One that's absolutely to die for…

Until next week, happy reading!!!