Desire After Dark by Marie Force
Series: The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island, Book 15
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!
My Review of Desire After Dark by Marie Force
This was my first Marie Force novel and I have to say that I liked what I read. Even though the book is Slim and Erin’s love story, it is told from multiple points of view, and includes the other couples on Gansett. Presumably, you can read about the beginning of Slim and Erin’s story and other couples’ stories in the previous books, but I didn’t feel lost at all. Marie Force has a way of weaving the story and the dialogue so we feel the emotions throughout and feel like we’re inside the story.
Slim and Erin have been building a slow burn, but can either of them take the next step to reveal true love? A hot pilot and a lighthouse keeper actually make the perfect pair because I think they are great for each other. There are sexy moments, swoon-worthy moments, and sweet moments throughout the story. Emotional turmoil and fear are also prevalent in the pages of Desire After Dark, but I’d say those things are needed to add the push/pull between our two main characters.I do wish that the book was more about Slim and Erin, but understand that the author wanted to include the other couples in the book.
I think I’m going to go back and start this series from the beginning so that I can see the struggles each couple faced before they get their happy endings.
Desire After dark is a perfect beach read for this Summer.
★ ★ ★ 1/2 Stars