Tobias “Slim” Jackson has the perfect life as a pilot on Gansett Island in the summer and in Florida in the winter. He’s happiest when he’s in the air, or at least that was the case before last summer when he met Erin Barton, Gansett Island’s newest lighthouse keeper. Now he can’t seem to find his usual enthusiasm for flying, winter in the sunny South or anything that doesn’t include her.
Erin has been stuck on pause since she lost her twin brother. She’ll tell you herself that her life has been a hot mess since Toby died. After dropping out of law school, she’s flitted from one pointless job to another, existing rather than truly living. Then she comes to Gansett Island to take over as the new lighthouse keeper and meets Slim, who happens to share her beloved brother’s first name. That small coincidence is enough to convince Erin that she needs to spend more time with the dashing pilot—except for the fact that he’s spending the winter more than a thousand miles from her.
Now Slim’s come home to Gansett for the holidays and to hopefully pick up where he left off with Erin. He’s got twelve days before he’s due back in Florida to finish out the remainder of his winter obligations. A lot can happen in twelve days, but will it be enough to convince Erin that it’s time to start truly living again? Read Slim and Erin’s story and catch up with the rest of the Gansett Island cast in Desire After Dark!
I have read a few books by this author but this is the first one I have read in this series. I was not quite sure if I would be able to jump right into this book due to the beginning introduction by the author mentioning that "sometimes we have to go back to go forward". So seeing as to the fact that this is book fifteen in this series, I did not have a lot of hopes that I would be able to fully enjoy this book. Plus, the fact that the other books I have read by this author were more romantic suspense novels.
At first it did take me about four chapters into the story to actually warm up to not just Slim and Erin but the rest of the Gansett Island cast. Everyone I was introduced to I liked. They are a fun crowd to hang out with and very inviting. I shared laughs with everyone. No one played second string in this book. I am going to go back and start at the beginning of this series as I had an enjoyable time reading this book. I can't wait to read Mallory story.
Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.2 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series from Berkley Publishing as well as the new erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force.
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