The Mighty Anchor by Carrie Aarons – REVIEW –

REVIEW

Vance Morley is Rogue Football Club’s next great keeper, he is a steady force, with a quiet confidence both on and off the field. However, when it comes to the woman he loves, let’s just say he doesn’t handle that with the same confidence he does a match. Lara Logan has loved Vance Morley since she first laid eyes on him at ten years old. Their tumultuous relationship took a turn when Vance decided it was too much and walked away a few years ago.

Now Vance is back, and the secret that Lara had kept, is no longer a secret. The son that Vance knew nothing about is now the only thing he can think about. He is determined that the three of them will be a family, however Lara is engaged to someone else. The more time that Vance spends with their son, the harder it is for Lara to deny the feelings that have never fully gone away. She took a backseat to Vance’s career once, will she do it again? Or will Vance choose Lara and their son over his career?

The third installment in the Rogue Academy Series, and quite possibly, the best book in the series. I loved the previous two stories, but Vance has always intrigued me. I couldn’t put this book down, I had to know what was going to happen next. Was Vance going to give it all up, was Lara going to let herself love Vance? So many questions that kept me turning the pages late into the night! Carrie Aarons has such a way with writing, she draws you in from the very beginning and you can’t help but fall in love with the characters! I loved that we got to see Jude and Kingston and the camaraderie between the three boys. Absolutely amazing end to the Rogue Academy Series!!

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A stoic force to be reckoned with.
The steady rock on which England is destined to lean.
Everyone’s reliable mate, at the ready to defend when called upon.

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?

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