Kisses After Dark (Gansett Island Series, Book 12)

Kisses After Dark (Gansett Island Series, Book 12) Summary

The hardest word in the world isn’t “no.” It’s “yes.”

She’s avoided men all her life…

Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice to stay far away from them. Until the day of her brother Owen’s wedding when she’s rescued from nearly drowning by Shane McCarthy. With everyone who matters to Katie assuring her that Shane is one of the good guys, she feels safe to give in to the attraction that simmers between them. Katie has waited a long time to take a chance on love, but is Shane the right guy for her?

He’s ready to move on…
More than two years after a painful divorce, Shane has a life on Gansett Island that makes sense to him. With his father, sister and beloved baby nephew living close by and a job that he enjoys, Shane is content if not entirely happy. One thing he knows for sure is he’s tired of living in the past. Spending time with sweet, sensitive, sexy Katie Lawry makes him feel hopeful, and he might be ready to risk his heart again.

Surrounded by the Gansett Island community, Shane and Katie take an important step forward together, but is their new relationship strong enough to withstand an unexpected challenge?

Enjoy Shane and Katie’s story while catching up with some of your Gansett Island favorites in this latest book in the New York Times bestselling McCarthys of Gansett Island Series!

The Gansett Island Series
Book 1: Maid for Love (Mac & Maddie) 
Book 2: Fool for Love (Joe & Janey) 
Book 3: Ready for Love (Luke & Sydney) 
Book 4: Falling for Love (Grant & Stephanie) 
Book 5: Hoping for Love (Evan & Grace) 
Book 6: Season for Love (Owen & Laura) 
Book 7: Longing for Love (Blaine & Tiffany) 
Book 8: Waiting for Love (Adam & Abby) 
Book 9: Time for Love (Daisy & David) 
Book 10: Meant for Love (Jenny & Alex) 
Book 10.5: Chance for Love, A Gansett Island Novella (Jared & Lizzie) 
Book 11: Gansett After Dark (Owen & Laura) 
Book 12: Kisses After Dark (Shane & Katie) 
Book 13: Love After Dark (Paul & Hope) 
Book 14: Celebration After Dark (Big Mac & Linda) 
Book 15: Desire After Dark (Slim & Erin) 
Book 16: Light After Dark (Mallory & Quinn) 
Book 17: Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon
Book 18: Episode 2: Kevin & Chelsea
Book 19: Mine After Dark ( Riley & Nikki)
Book 20: Yours After Dark (Finn & Chloe)
Book 21: Trouble After Dark (Deacon & Julia)

Book Reviews


Loved it...5 star

Love reading the series can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.👍55

Seeker addict

Kisses after Dark5 star

Can't wait for the next book! Love the McCarthy's!!!!!55


Kisses after dark3 star

I have read all of the Gansett Island books and others written by Marie Force. And I have loved them all but---while this story was good I found a lot of repetition of past books. Repeating the characters and who is related to who and who is married to who and who their kids are. Naming all the characters that are in attendance at events. And also repeating over and over a wonderful place the island is and how everyone takes care of everyone else. After awhile I just wanted to say 'Ok, I get it already'. So for me I think it's time to move on from the island. For those of us who have read the series, we don't need to be backstory over and over again. It was almost half the book.35


Love these books5 star

OMG!!!!! These books are addicting, I'm on book 12 and I'm already sad because we need to wait until book 13 is written..... Please hurry!!!!!!55


Kisses After Dark5 star

I realized today why I love Marie's books so much. With every story, you get the trill and excitement of a new love. The anxiousness, butterfly's, can't wait to see where this goes feelings. This story is a wonderful example of that. Shane and Katie overcome their reluctance to chance getting hurt for the joy of love. I know there is going to be a happy ending and that is what keeps me coming back for more. Thanks again Marie for another heart warming story.55


Kisses After Dark5 star

Loved this! Marie Force has done it again! I love returning to the safe haven of Gansett Island. Always feels like returning home home to family and friends. Nothing better than curling up on the couch with a great book and letting the stresses of my own life melt away.55


Kisses after dark5 star

5 stars all the way! Nothing less for a Marie a Force book. Love them all55

Tennie L

Joan5 star

I really loved this book. Marie makes all her characters so warm and worth knowing . I would love to be a part of the McCarthy family! I can't wait until the next book!55


Kisses After Dark5 star

I have read all of the books in this series, and hope more might be coming. I love the characters and the setting. I like to be entertained and your books draw me in and I feel like I am there.55


Kisses After Dark5 star

Excellent story!55

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