ANCHOR by Nicole Blanchard
This was my first book by Nicole Blanchard, but it will not be my last. It was absolutely wonderful. It had me from page 1, I could not wait to turn the page to see what was going to happen next to Chloe and Gabe and I couldn’t put it down until I finished it! It’s intriguingly fascinating, a fast paced romantic adventure story that’s full of action packed danger with lots of drama and unexpected twists and turns around every corner. There are some super steamy scenes. This story is told from both Gabe and Chloe’s perspectives.
Gabe a Retired Marine who now volunteers with the Coast Guard’s Search‑and‑Rescue around Rockaway Island so he can be closer to his daughter Emily. After being perpetually late picking up their daughter, Gabe is reminded yet again by his ex-wife to be on time to pick up Emily at the ferry. His ex is precisely why he doesn’t do relationships, or is it really because he doesn’t want to disappoint his daughter? Regardless it doesn’t matter because the women he’s with know the deal, they’ll get nothing more than a twist in the sheets with him. When he’s almost late again to meet up with his ex, he finds out the ferry’s been hijacked with hostages. His ex is in the hospital, but a stranger saved his daughter from being one of the hostages. While checking on his ex and daughter, they convince him to go rescue the lady who saved Emily from being on that ferry. Emily tells her daddy “But Mommy said you’re the best.”(*direct book quote). Now he’ll do anything to save her for saving his daughter.
After Chloe’s failed relationship with what used to be her best friend and fiancé she gives up on relationships, and focuses on work. She needs to go out to Rockaway Island for a client who’s thinking of opening a bed and breakfast. While waiting in line, she notices a guy with a gun trying to force a little girl onto the ferry. Chloe helps the little girl escape which infuriates the gunman. He has bombs as well as his guns. Chloe’s defiant, but wants to protect the other passengers on the ferry even if it means she’s likely to die because of it.
They are instantly attracted to each other once Gabe makes it onto the ferry, but they have to get off the ferry alive before anything could possibly happen between them. Can they not only save the rest if the hostages but themselves? Why did the gunman take the ferry and the people hostage, what are his real motives? You’ll have to read ANCHOR to find out! It’s a quick read, but OH MY it’s worth your time. Due to sexual situations, this book is recommended for readers 17 and older. I received an ARC copy via IndieSage in exchange for a blog tour review. Although this book is part of a series, each one could be read as a standalone and is a full length HEA with NO CLIFFHANGER.
~ “But Mommy said you’re the best.”
~ “You’re incapable of peaceful operations,”
~ Unpredictable men with weapons are worse than unpredictable women.
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I’ll do anything to save her.
A woman I’ve never met, whose name I don’t even know, gambled her own life to protect my child. In return, she was taken by a mad man.
I’ll put my career, my security, and my life on the line to get her back, even if it means facing the truth about my own mistakes.
The only thing she can’t trust me with…is her heart.
This is a FULL LENGTH, STANDALONE with a HEA and NO CLIFFHANGER.
About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Blanchard lives in Florida with her family and their menagerie of animals. She chooses each day to chase her own fairy tale even if they contain their fair share of dragons. She is married to her best friend and owns her own business.
Nicole survives on a diet of too many books and substantial amounts of root beer and slim jims. When not reading, she’s lavishing attention on her family or inhaling every episode of The Walking Dead and The Big Bang Theory.
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