Not a friendly neighbor or old friends kind of love either, but a love that causes your heart to race and your toes to curl. Maggie Marrion is just getting back on her feet after a horrible year, or two, or three. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her closest friends from college for a mini-reunion at her beach cabin on Whidbey Island. Will Maggie risk her heart and her quiet life for another chance at romance?
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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. When I met my best friends in college, the lives ahead of us felt infinite and charmed. With our official reunion coming up as fast as the tide in Useless Bay, I invite them to come spend a weekend catching up first. But when they arrive, they bring an unexpected guest- Gil Morrow, the one who got away.
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Be the first to ask a question about Geoducks Are for Lovers. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jul 01, Dee Montoya rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , laugh-out-loud. Reading my previous review, I realized that I still felt all the same emotions again, but elevating that to about levels more.
This is such a wonderful story and I can't wait to re-read it again. This is the story of Maggie, she is a forty year old food critic and writer who lives a very peaceful life on a beautiful cabin by the beach.
She's had a couple of rough years; had to deal with a messy divorce and the death of her parents, but with the help of her friends and since time heals all, she's finally comfortable and content with her life. She has an amazing group of friends, who all had been very close since college, and they are all coming to spend the weekend with her to have some fun in the sun. She's super excited but also nervous since one of those friends is Gil, the one that got away The story unfolds with this group eating delicious food, drinking and reminiscing on their lives, and that was just my favorite part I loved the witty banter and the connection between all the characters, it was simply delightful to read.
Gil and Maggie's love is one that has stand through time, he just knows she is it for him and even though he doesn't want to force his feeling on her he is set on telling her the truth he's kept locked in his heart for so long. Maggie is her happiest when Gil is around but she is scared to give into her feelings because she doesn't want to loose him as a friend or complicate things between them. Their bond was truly special, I swear I got goosebumps reading about it, it was so freaking romantic.
Let me tell you, every single character was so lovable and unforgettable, even Maggie's dog Biscuit was amazing. This book was pure perfection in my opinion, it made me smile, laugh and cry; anybody who reads it can relate to it because it was very real-life-like and beautifully written.
I'm really surprise this gem of a book hasn't gotten more attention. As I write this review I still have a huge smile in my face, Daisy Prescott was able to make my day brighter with her lovely book. So if you want this happy feeling by all means go read this book NOW!!! There's two songs that I thought go great with this book: First Day of my Life by Bright Eyes perfect for the final scene of the book and On top of the World by Imagine Dragons just because is such a happy song View all 32 comments.
I am a little confused. How did this book get so many 4- and 5-star ratings? Okay, so it's not awful. It just isn't as wonderful as most reviewers seem to think it is, for the following reasons written in the style of the book's opening.
It starts out with a to-do list. Gee, what a hook. I don't even want to read my own to-do lists, let alone someone else's. It's written in present tense.
I cannot stand books written in present tense. It just feels awkwar I am a little confused. It just feels awkward and amateur. The characters are flat. His jokes were funny, and he seemed genuine. Ben and Jo had absolutely no development, Selah was a typical cougar and nothing more, Ryan was basically just arm candy. Obviously Prescott spends more time on Gil and Maggie, but they too are slaves to their stereotypes. The conflict isn't conflicting enough, and the ending heck, the whole book is predictable Gil tells Maggie he loves her which, by the way, was so expected it wasn't the revelation Maggie seemed to think it was , and Maggie freaks out typical, by the way.
So what? It wasn't like "I love you, but I only have 3 months to live. That's a REAL conflict. In any case, everyone knows they're going to end up together. I don't even feel like I need to put that in a spoiler tag.
You know that going in. The writing is amateurish and the dialogue is uninteresting. Prescott transcribes conversations from beginning to end: "Hi. How are you? I'm fine, you? What do you want to do today? Let's go hiking or out for lunch or sit on the beach or play a game. Oh, a hike sounds good. No, I don't want to go on a hike. No one wants to hear an entire conversation, because the bulk of most conversations or at least the beginning and end is boring and awkward.
That, and the fact that Prescott doesn't seem to understand that we, the readers, are not inside her head and can't tell which of seven people are talking when she puts the "so-and-so says" at the very end of a monologue.
First I found myself skipping ahead to the end of the speech and then going back, just so I knew who was talking It seemed to me that Prescott was trying to sound smarter than she actually is by using a thesaurus.
How many ways can you write "so-and-so says"? It's OK most of the time just to use "says. And don't even get me started on when she adds adverbs too. Also, I found cases in which she used words she thought were right but were actually wrong.
A prospectus to describe Selah's love interest, for example. She uses "The End" at the conclusion. Unless you are writing a children's book or a fairy tale, no professional author would ever do that. Don't insult your readers; the back cover will alert them to the book's end for you. Prescott's simplistic writing style really took away any chance this plot had at succeeding.
I mistakenly thought that, since it had such great reviews, it would turn around for the better at some point. It's a love story, and you know what's going to happen View all 7 comments. View 2 comments. Shelves: adult , fiction , release , chick-lit , my-virgin-read-of-this-author , kindle , contemporary , i-own-this-book , daisy-prescott , mature-couples. The depth of the characters, and the writing particularly the dialogue was amazing.
*~*Love Note: Gil to Maggie – Geoducks Are For Lovers by Daisy Prescott*~*
I think life is better when you have love. Not a friendly neighbor or old friends kind of love either, but a love that causes your heart to race and your toes to curl. With their twentieth reunion approaching, she invites four of her closest friends from college for a mini-reunion at her beach cabin on Whidbey Island. What she doesn't expect is her best friends Selah and Quinn to play matchmaker. Will Maggie risk her heart and her quiet life for another chance at romance? Gil Morrow, former grunge musician turned history professor, joins them as Selah's date for the weekend. With the support of old friends, a few wishing rocks, the world's largest burrowing clam, and a hot lumberjack thrown into the mix, Gil reminds Maggie she isn't too old to fall in love.
Geoducks Are for Lovers