Light After Dark, Gansett Island Series, Book 16 - Marie Force

Light After Dark, Gansett Island Series, Book 16

By Marie Force

  • Release Date: 2016-12-13
  • Genre: Contemporary
5 Score: 5 (From 124 Ratings)


"Light After Dark is a welcome return to the island. We get real life family issues as well as believable characters and the must have - Happily Ever After." —Lisa at Comfy Chair Reviews

Mallory Vaughn is at a crossroads in her life. A year after learning that Big Mac McCarthy is her father, she’s spending more and more time on Gansett Island, surrounded by the large and boisterous McCarthy family. When she’s laid off from her longtime job, Mallory goes to visit her family on Gansett and tries to figure out the next chapter. An unexpected job offer will have her packing up her home in Providence to move to the island for at least the summer, if not longer. She decides to make this the “Summer of Mallory,” full of new adventures, new people and new opportunities. Will a new love also be part of the Summer of Mallory? Anything is possible on Gansett Island, especially true love. 

Take the ferry back to Gansett to catch up with the McCarthy family and their friends. Be on hand as Laura and Owen welcome their twins and the family comes back together for another summer of love and adventure on Gansett Island. 

Book 16 in the 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) 
Gansett Island Episodes, Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon


  • Marie Force Is Better Than Chocolate

    By Keryth68
    Oh how I have missed Gansett Island with all "my" family and friends. I can't imagine anyone reading one of the books and not feeling like you belong. You are one of them. They are so real and marvelous. They are one big, wonderful, happy, loving family made up of blood and "adopted" members. I want to go live on Gansett Island!! I wish Marie could write my name in one of the books and I would be there. Wouldn't that be awesome?! All of Marie's books are like that, so extraordinary, you can't help but love everything about them. Each book is a standalone that you can read in any order but is a lot more fun if read in order, starting with book one. Each book, after the first one, has recurring characters that you have come to know and love. Mallory is struggling to come to terms with the fact that her wonderful, loving mother kept her and her father apart for almost 40 years, only telling her about him in a letter after her death. She has now had the whole, boisterous, do anything for you, love you to death McCarthy family in her life for about a year and she couldn't be happier. But at the same time she is dealing with repressed anger at her mother plus she just got laid off from her job that she dedicated the last 12 years of her life to. Needing to feel loved and wanted she heads to Gansett Island to be with that incredible McCarthy clan. Quinn is a medically discharged, military trauma surgeon that has come to Gansett Island to run the new long term medical facility at his brother's request. Almost from the moment Mallory and Quinn meet, the sparks fly. After running into each other a few times, Quinn invites her to dinner and she happily accepts. While the attraction is real and strong, they each have a lot of baggage they are trying to deal with. Are they ready to explore what is happening between them or are they too mired in the past to see what could be? In this latest Gansett Island book, you don't just have Mallory and Quinn's story. You also get to spend time with beloved past characters and see what is happening in their lives. You have a birth and a wedding to look forward to and a bit of past drama to wrap up. You also have the love, loyalty, family and friendship, you have come to know and love. Welcome back to the island, I hope you enjoy your stay!!
  • Desperate After Dark

    By Littlebit5
    Great reading
  • Just loved it!

    By Day728
    WOW what a great book! A must 😍
  • Enjoyed it

    By MrsGonsalez
    Enjoyed the summer of Mallory. I'm eager for Mason to finally win a girl though. Happy that we got to see more of the other characters as well. Good addition to the Gansett Island series
  • Gansett Island

    By Christy74441
    I loved this book from beginning to end! It's always so fun to read about a new romance on the island but we also get to catch up with some of our favorite couples. I can't wait to see who the next book will be about!

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    LIGHT AFTER DARK the 16th book in the Gansett Island Series, by Marie Force.. This is about Mallory Vaughn, ER nurse, because of cut backs, is without a job. Her pride has been hurt when security escorted out as though she was a criminal, after giving them 80 hours a week. To the father and his family she didn't know, till her mother passed, she goes. The lovable Big Mac as he is known and his wife Linda welcome her with open arms. A summer job is offered and she excepts it, and being around the favorite island residents. She has time for two men in her life now, the fire chief Mason, and Quinn, new Dr. A delightful read as all Marie Force books are. The characters. are always well defined, visiting with the ones we know again as well as meeting new. You feel the emotion of Mallory and her struggled with alcoholism. All will enjoy reading this #16 book in the Gansett series. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
  • A Gansett Island Treasure

    By PattiA810
    I volunteered to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review. It is never boring on Gansett Island! The stories always keep you invested. The characters are always well developed and their dialogue and banter perfect for the scene. You will laugh out loud, you will hold your breath and you will probably shed a tear or two. I will admit that I have not read the entire series up to this book so, there were few holes in the back stories of Mallory and Quinn as well as other characters from previous books. I am going to remedy that immediately. However, that did not dimish what a great story LIGHT AFTER DARK is. Mallory has come to stay on Gansett Island for the summer since she was laid off from the hospital in Providence. She enjoys spending time with and getting to know her new found family, the McCarthys. Mallory struggles with the knowledge that her mother kept the identity of her father, Big Mac, from her for almost forty years. Quinn has taken the position of Director of the new medical facility that his brother Jared offered him. He has his own struggle with his secret prosthetic leg. Quinn doesn't want anyone to know that he lost his leg in combat. He believes it signifies a weakness and he can't have a weakness. These struggles plus other demons find Mallory and Quinn at an AA meeting where they are instantly aware of each other. They start casually dating. When Quinn injures himself and reveals his prosthetic leg, Mallory offers for him to stay at her house. It is when Mallory does not react negatively to his disability and her care for Quinn the man is genuine, that their relationship grows beyond casual and hopefully for more than the summer. This story has many elements that people struggle with every day that can be devastating and yet, Ms. Force weaves them throughout the characaters on Gansett Island with respect, compassion and perserverance. Somehow she makes everything "glass half full" even when a few tears are shed. Mallory and Quinn illustrate these traits in their beautiful love story. I totally recommend this book as well as the series. It is always a great read.