Book & Author Details:
The Mighty Anchor by Carrie Aarons
Publication date: 24th November 2019
Genres: Sports Romance
To the world, Vance Morley is the next great keeper for the Rogue Football Club, biding his time at the academy. The definition of tall, dark and handsome, his quiet confidence and mysterious persona only draw the public in. He’s their mighty anchor, both on and off the pitch.
But when it comes to the one woman he claims to love, he conveniently vanishes at the exact moment I need him. The first time I saw Vance, he was a ten-year-old standing on his lawn across the street. The first time he kissed me, we were sixteen and sitting on the very shores we grew up on. We crashed into each other like waves in a storm, fated to destroy everything in our paths. Including each other.
The first time Vance saw our son, by serendipitous accident, my little boy had already lived the first year of his life. And instantly, the man who chose football over me wants to have it all. There is no way I can trust his declarations of love and fatherhood, especially when I’m set to marry another man.
We’re a new game, one to occupy him until the world stage beckons. But the more I try to tell myself he’s not the one, the more Vance’s efforts to win us back increase.
How can I guard my heart against seeing my son with his father?
Can Vance really sacrifice his dreams in the name of love and family?
Is there a way that everyone else’s safe harbor can finally become mine too?
As a Brit, I still find the phrasing here odd. Very odd at times. I can’t, for example, recall the last time I heard an adult say “cheerio” in anything but a hugely sarcastic manner – much less a toddler.
However, leaving that aside, this is easily the best in the series. Far more focused on the characters and their burgeoning relationship than egos. And although football (soccer) plays a part in this story, it is more of a catalyst for decision making and less of a major part of the plot.
The author definitely finished the series on a high note.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
The Second Coming (Rogue Academy #1)
The Lion Heart (Rogue Academy #2)
Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.
When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.