(McCarthys of Gansett Island - Book #10)
by Marie Force
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Source: Ebook - Own
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It's been twelve years since Jenny Wilks lost her fiancé in the 9/11 attacks in New York City. Since then she's been floundering, trying to find her way. Taking the job as lighthouse keeper on Gansett Island was the best thing she could've done for herself. On the island she's found amazing friends and a wonderful new life. There's only one thing missing and that's romance. She's recently asked her new friends to fix her up with some of the island's more eligible men. While her friends are busy arranging dates for her, Alex Martinez comes to cut the grass at the lighthouse.
He's given up everything to come home to Gansett to care for his ailing mother…
Alex has gone from cultivating orchids at the US Botanic Garden in Washington to cutting grass on Gansett, like he did as a teenager. Running the family business with his brother while managing their mother's dementia requires Alex's undivided attention until a sexy lighthouse keeper shows him there's much more to life than work and endless obligation.
During a scorching summer heat wave on Gansett, Jenny and Alex take comfort in each other, and what begins as a hot summer fling quickly becomes something much more lasting. But will it hold up beyond the heat wave when real life intrudes on their sexy interlude?
Jenny & Alex's Story
Jenny Wilks came to the Island about 1 year ago as the new Lighthouse Keeper. She needed a fresh start after her fiancé died on 911 12 years ago. Her friends think it is time to date again and keep fixing her up with the single guys of the island. Jenny has had no sparks for any of them.
Alex Martinez has left a pretty good life to come back to the island to help his brother Paul take care of their mother Marion, who is suffering from dementia. Marion's illness is taking it's toll of both of her sons. Needed outside help they set up some interviews with nurses that are willing to move to the island for the job. With the help of David they are hoping to get the relief they both need desperately.
Falling behind on the lawn service Alex steps in to cut the grass for some of their customers. When Jenny complains that the grass needs to be cut, she had no idea that a barbarian on a lawnmower would show up at 5:30 in the morning waking her up from a dream that she desperately needed answers from.
Jenny is very upset to be woken up at this hour and storms out of the house to tell Alex to knock off the racket. Throwing tomatoes at him to get his attention, Alex is stunned to see Jenny angry in her underwear ready to kill.
With the heatwave flooding the island with the highest temperatures on record Alex decides to cool off with a shower from the outside hose. Jenny seeing this is speechless as emotions stir through her body that have be dormant longer than most volcanoes. Speaking of volcanoes...... that first kiss was an eruption of passion.
Now with odds stacked against them but friends rooting them on, Alez and Jenny will try to make a go of this new found relationship. Can Jenny handle Alex's family situation? Can Alex handle Jenny's love for her dead fiancé?
Rating: 3 STARS