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Review: Desire After Dark by Marie Force

Desire After Dark: A Gansett Island Novel - Marie Force

Note: I received this book for free from Sullivan & Partners in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I was not paid to write this. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Marie Force’s Fatal series is one of my favorites! So when the opportunity to try her Gansett Island series, which I have never read, of course, I decided to dive right in. Desire After Dark was a wonderful read that pulled at all of my emotions. I loved Erin and Slim’s story, especially their banter. However, I did have a lot of difficulty getting into the story.


My biggest issue with Desire After Dark was the fact that Erin and Slim’s relationship started before the plot of this book. Marie Force did a great job recapping their previous encounter the summer before, and much of their time between summer and the winter holiday season was spent apart with Slim flying planes in Florida and Erin staying in Gansett Island. Regardless, I just couldn’t help but feel like I was missing something when I started this book. I wish I read about their first meeting and got to see their first encounter. I had a difficult time getting into their story because of the missed first moments.


Once I pushed through the first quarter or so the story got easier to read, and I quickly fell in love with Erin and Slim. Marie Force has a way of crafting stories that just pull at all of your emotions, and Erin and Slim’s did not disappoint. Throughout the book, I just couldn’t help but sympathize with Erin. I loved watching her overcome her issues that arose from her brother’s death and finally seeing her live her life to its fullest.


Marie Force also didn’t forget to show glimpses into the other characters featured in the Gansett Island series. For the most part, it made me want to go back and read the other books in the series. However, a part of me also wished to just move on with Erin and Slim’s story.


Overall, I enjoyed Desire After Dark by Marie Force. She was able to bring out all of my emotions. I definitely think I’m going to be reading more of this series. I would highly recommend Marie Force to all romance readers. My only suggestion if you’re just starting to read the Gansett Island series would be to read Love After Dark first before Desire After Dark. I really wish I had experienced Erin and Slim’s first meeting for myself prior to reading Desire After Dark. I honestly think that would have made my reading experience of Desire After Dark so much better.

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