Treading Water (Treading Water Series, Book 1)

· The Treading Water Series Book 1 · Sold by HTJB, Inc.
4.5
125 reviews
Ebook
387
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When you’re living one step at a time, the next one could change your life…forever.


Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance.


After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could've imagined, leaving him to wonder if "happily ever after" is in the cards for him.


"This isn't your typical romance where you're positive you're going to get the happy ending you were hoping for at the beginning. It will rip your heart out at times and having you weeping for joy at others. A stunning story about learning to love again and learning when to let go to those you love." A Reviewer Top Pick at Night Owl Reviews.


"Treading Water is a definite must read! Treading Water creates an emotional firestorm within the reader. It shines the light on the good and the bad in life and proves that one moment can change everything and it’s never too late to find love. Marie Force grabbed my heart and squeezed every ounce of emotion out of it but most importantly her monumental story left me blissful. Treading Water may be fiction but it gives me hope; hope in everyday people and happily ever after. I cannot wait for the next book in this trilogy, Marking Time." —Joyfully Reviewed, a "Recommended Read" for November 2011!


The Treading Water Series

Book 1: Treading Water (Jack & Andi)

Book 2: Marking Time (Clare & Aidan)

Book 3: Starting Over (Brandon & Daphne)

Book 4: Coming Home (Reid & Kate)

Book 5: Finding Forever (Maggie & Brayden)

Ratings and reviews

4.5
125 reviews
Yessy Julizar
July 3, 2016
I just can not reconcile myself with the fact that the H/h is basically having an extramarital affair. And a year seems terribly insufficient if you took into account that they're happily married for almost 20years. I'm a firm believer in "good or worse", and Jack certainly fail his wife when its time come for the worse. I probably going to warm up more on the scenario if the author wait for a couple more years longer for Jack to fall with another, but a year is a blip in my opinion.
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Terri Mariano
March 26, 2016
This book will take you on a splendid journey of tragedy, love, life and everything in between. Twists and turns that make you laugh, cry, and scream in frustration. You will need tissues. You never know how this is gonna end, you may guess but you never know for sure. This book is sexy, funny and dramatic. It gives you eveything. Exceptional job Ms. Force.
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Kelly Nielsen
December 11, 2014
Started out fine, thought I was finally at the end half a dozen times with no luck. The author should have researched brain injury and comas, I had a huge problem with how it played out. Almost makes me not want to read any more of her books.
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About the author

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. Duchess By Deception is the first in her new historical romance Gilded Series, that will continue with Deceived By Desire in September 2019.

Her books have sold 7.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 29 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and upcoming appearances in your area. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @marieforce and on Instagram. Join one of Marie's many reader groups. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

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